Sharp AQUOS Crystal
Released late last year is the unique Sharp AQUOS Crystal smartphone. Sharp isn't widely known in the US for smartphones, maybe more for TVs, but its latest smartphone offers enough to make our list.
The Sharp AQUOS Crystal is available from Sprint and has a 5-inch 720p HD display with nearly no bezels. It looks like a floating screen on top of the silver aluminum body. It's neat to see and use in person. 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 weakest link is probably the small 2,040 mAh battery. We don't know how well Sharp will handle updates, so consider that if you're looking to see Android 5.0 updates. That said, it's only $239.