Moto X Pure Edition
Over the past few years Motorola has continued to improve into one of the best smartphone manufacturers again, like they once were. And while the new Moto X for 2015 (3rd Gen) is its biggest yet being 5.7-inches, it also is one of the best.
The Moto X was known for being a smaller phone with all the bells and whistles, and this year it offers more than most, but for only $399. It's the cheapest phone in our list, but by no means less of a phone. Specs aren't everything, and certain features are more important than others for buyers.
The Moto X offers the best price/performance of any phone, along with more customization than any smartphone on the planet, which is one of many reasons it made our list. It has a new 21 megapixel camera that works great, a big 3,000 mAh battery, and comes in plastic, wood, leather for the build materials. Not to mention dual front-facing speakers that sound amazing, all wrapped in an aluminum frame for durability. This all comes for the same low price, which makes it hard to beat.
Moto X Pure Edition Specs
The Moto X runs nearly stock Android like Google's Nexus, will receive quick updates, and has features many others don't like a micro-SD slot to expand storage, front-facing speakers, all the customization, and is even water-resistant. It might not have the latest 8-core processor, but for the price this phone is hard to beat. It isn't sold by carriers, but can be bought unlocked right from Motorola (like a Nexus) and works with all carriers in the United States.