Nokia Lumia Icon
If you're looking for something other than iOS and Android, you'll probably find yourself taking a look at Microsoft's Windows Phone. There are some solid devices available right now but our favorite is the Nokia Lumia Icon, a Verizon exclusive that we think is on par with the best smartphones around.
In addition to its sleek design, speedy processor, beautiful display, and Windows Phone software, the Nokia Lumia Icon comes with one of the best smartphone cameras on the planet.
Best of all, it's an affordable device with Amazon currently selling it for cheap on-contract. If you're into flagship smartphones (and you probably are if you are currently considering Apple's new iPhone 6) that don't have a flagship price tag, the Nokia Lumia Icon is worth checking out.