10 best smartphones in the US

The best phones compared: which one is right for you?

best smartphones in the US

7. Nexus 6

The biggest smartphone on the list is the Nexus 6 from Google and Motorola. At a whopping 6 inches, the Nexus line finally pack a half-decent camera.

It also has room to compete with other flagships. The latest Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, all-day battery life, QuickCharge 2.0, and Android 5.0 KitKat.

Nexus 6 has a nearly bezel-free display, so the finger-stretching dimensions actually manage to be not too far off the size of the iPhone 6 Plus, which includes a physical home button.

It's an Android smartphone with very few compromises. Of course, that means the bumped up cost isn't as budget-friendly at $650 - more than double the $300 starting price of the Nexus 5.

Just make sure you can properly hold this two-handed phabet before entering into a two-year commitment or opting for the pricey no contract option.

Quick verdict

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.