Pure Android: Top stock Android smartphones
Well, things are going big with Android and for those who are new to Android mobile operating system and want to experience Vanilla Android with impressive hardware there are some devices out there in the market which provide pure Google experience without any disappointing UI customization. Some of the devices are listed below.
HTC One M8 Google Play Edition
HTC’s flagship beast combined with stock Android 4.4.2 is what this device has to offer. It boasts a brilliant 5 inch screen with 441 pixel density and BoomSound. Other features include a 4 Ultrapixel primary camera. On the driving hardware side its got 2.5 GHz Quad core Snapdragon 801 processor backed with 2GB RAM. Some cons which can be annoying for some users are non-removable battery and no water resistance but it is ideal for the users demanding HTC One M8‘s top-notch hardware with Nexus like KitKat experience.
LG Nexus 5
This phone leads the 5th generation of Android smartphones and is one of the best phone in its price bracket the other being Moto X. As this is a Nexus device, it sports stock Android without any bloatware. This is the second Nexus device curated by Google in collaboration with LG after Nexus 4. This was launched around 9 months ago and its successor is expected in September-October 2014. It boasts of 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 GPU backed by 2GB RAM and currently runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat. It is available in 16 GB and 32 GB variants without any contract.
With this phone Motorola targeted the price conscious smartphone market with a bit of vengeance by launching this device at $399 for 16 GB variant, now available at $339. It is loaded with android 4.4.4 with which provides near stock android experience with some of propriety Motorola apps. In the Hardware section it sports a 4.7 inch AMOLED screen with touchless controls, 10 MP camera with LED flash, 1.7 GHz Dual core Krait CPU, Adreno 320 GPU backed by 2 gigs of RAM. Motorola also provides facility of customization by Motomaker.
This is the phone which re-established Motorola in many markets including India and Brazil. It is the best budget phone available in the market. In India, Motorola launched the Moto G via Flipkart. The Moto G also provides near stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat experience with some default Motorola apps like Alert and Migrate but the Google Play Edition of Moto G is also available on the Google Play Store staring at $179 for the 8 GB variant. This phone sports mediocre hardware specifications but is enough to run majority of the apps on phone flawlessly. It got 1.2 GHz Quad-Core snapdragon 400 chipset, Adreno 305 GPU, 5MP primary camera and 1GB of RAM. It is available in 8GB and 16GB variants and is expected soon to be succeeded by the Moto G2.