Google Nexus 5
Category Champ: No-Contract Phone
Carriers: AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile
Description: The Nexus 5 delivers cutting-edge specs with a budget-friendly price ($349 with no carrier subsidy) for anyone trying to avoid a contract. Made by LG, this handset features a host of updates over last year's Nexus 4 model, including a 1080p 5-inch display, an 8-megapixel camera, fast Snapdragon 800 processor, and the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS.