7. Nexus 6
The new Nexus is here: good news, the camera is finally half-decent on a Nexus phone. Bad news, it's no longer a super-cheap superphone, hence it not landing higher up the rankings.
It does have an excellent screen, a very, very beefy Snapdragon 805 chipset to run nearly anything you want and the media capabilities are excellent. And that's without even talking about the fact it will be getting the latest Android upgrades thanks to being Google's flagship handset.
The only downside (and it's not going to be a hindrance to some people) is that it's got a whopping 5.96-inch screen. It's still roughly the same size as the iPhone 6 Plus, and if you prefer a smaller phone, it's based on the same design as the Moto X, thanks to being made by Motorola.
The death of the Google Nexus program has been greatly exaggerated, and this year's stock Android phone ironically resulted in an exaggerated Moto X. Its tremendous display, premium specs and debut of Android 5.0 Lollipop make one of the best phablets to date.
It's not cheap, but it's the best Nexus ever made. And, when you think about it, you're not going to need to hold onto your money, as you'll require both hands to grab onto this two-handed monster.