With the lack of LTE, assuming I do buy this phone, this is one I'd consider upgrading after 1 year. In my area and with my carrier (Fido in Toronto), LTE support is reportedly excellent, which is why lack of LTE is a significant issue. In other cities, or in the boonies, lack of LTE may be irrelevant until 2014. It's also supposedly comparable to my 2-year old iPhone 4. Battery life on that sucks. I've dealt with it, but it's really annoying. I'm jealous of the battery life my friends get on their iPhone 5s.