Nexus 5

As the latest smartphone in the Nexus line, the LG Nexus 5 is Google's idea of what Android is or should be all about. The Nexus 5 runs pure stock Android 4.4 KitKat with no added features and nothing to get in the way of the experience. The camera may not be the greatest out there, but it's good enough to recommend the Nexus 5 over just about every other Android smartphone. Plus, the phone now comes in a great red color that fits the holiday perfectly.

At $350 unlocked, the Nexus 5 is also one of the cheapest high-end phones available. And it means you won't tie the receiver down to a two-year contract.

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