This is probably the Android phone of the season. Not only does it trump the iPhone in speed (with a faster processor and double the RAM), it also has expandable memory, so you can go up to a full 64G. Plus, with its large screen and display, it’s great for watching movies and videos—without making the transition to a tablet. Bonus: the 8 mega-pixel camera is so fast and easy to use, even the novice photographer can take precise images and apply cool creative tricks, like photo-stitching together a breathtaking panoramic shot.
(Starts at $199; BestBuy.com)