Sharp AQUOS Crystal
Announced in late September and a newcomer to our list is the interesting new Sharp AQUOS Crystal smartphone. Sharp isn't widely known in the US for smartphones, maybe more for TVs, but its latest smartphone surely needed to make the list.
The Sharp AQUOS Crystal is available from Sprint and has a 5.0-inch 720p HD display with nearly no bezels. It seriously looks like a floating screen on top of the silver aluminum body. It has the slimmest bezel of any phone, but is missing some key features that brings the price down to $239 outright, or $0 on contract.
You get a 5-inch 720p display, the same quad-core processor as the new Moto G with 1.5GB of RAM, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, 8GB of storage and a decent 8 megapixel camera. It's powered by a 2040 mAh battery and is rather unique to look at and use. All for under $240. We don't know how well Sharp will handle updates, so consider that if you're looking to see Android 5.0 updates.