9. Google Nexus 4
Though the Nexus 5 is out, we haven't yet finished rating it, and Google and LG's Nexus 4 is still worth talking about.
The fact of the matter is that this is a handset with solid specs – yet it's at a price you'd expect to get a budget phone for. Sure, there are a few things that could have been done better, but the positives definitely outweigh the negatives.
The Nexus 4 is beautifully designed with a stunning display and rocking the latest version of Android. It has more connectivity than a Telstra phone exchange and even excels in the simple matter of making telephone calls.
We're not fans of the lower memory allowance, and it's not got the best screen on the market.
But that doesn't mean it's not a fantastic handset - it would have competed even without the stupidly low price tag, and it will be getting an AndroidKit Kat update.
With the Nexus 5 just released, the Nexus 4 is even cheaper, and with specs that should still be considered world class, this has become a very good offer at just $299.