Android phones come in all different shapes, sizes, and feature sets. With such a steady stream of excellent handsets, this list updates often. And to find other great phones, check out our list of the best phones overall.
1. Samsung Galaxy S5
Subtly improved and smartly refined, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is a superior superphone that hits every mark but the sharpest design.
Price: $199.99 – $749.99
2. Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Though it’s only marginally more durable than the original Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 Active’s physical buttons and high-end features keep it in Samsung’s hit parade.
Price: $0.00 – $749.99
3. Sony Xperia Z2
Sure, it costs a bundle, but the Sony Xperia Z2 is everything you should expect from a top-end phone. Its impressive performance rivals the Samsung Galaxy S5 for smartphone top dog, but the Z2’s slick glass and metal design trumps the S5’s plastic body. If you’re looking for both style and substance from a phone, you’ve come to the right place.
4. HTC One M8
The HTC One M8 packages powerful quad-core specs, two rear-facing cameras, and a bright 1080p screen in a beautiful, all-metal design.
Price: $149.99 – $749.99
5. Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Though its plastic skin doesn’t do its high price justice, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 makes the most compelling case yet for a supersize phone.
Price: $99.99 – $799.99
6. Google Nexus 5
Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far.
Price: $99.99 – $449.99