This final spot is a tough call since late August is going to be full of new devices including the Droid MAXX and Moto X which both look like formidable competition. Problem is, we haven't been able to spent substantial time with them so they are ineligible for the list.
The Droid DNA is eligible and we think it to be one of the best devices on the market, even with the upcoming Verizon HTC One. The Droid DNA sports high-end specs including a 1080p display, will be getting Sense 5 and Android 4.2 soon, and it has a price tag that has dipped all the way to $50 on-contract.
It's a solid buy at that price, a price that helped to propel it into our number five slot.