By DREW EVANS/THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Best Android Phone: Moto X
(Starts at $99.99 with a two-year contract)
So I may have bought an iPhone, but that doesn’t mean I prefer iOS to Android, especially lately. I’ve fallen deeply in love with the new, exceptionally well designed Android 5.0 Lollipop, while I’ve been a little irritated by some iOS 8 bugs. If any Android phone had as good a camera as the one in an iPhone, I would be very torn between the two.
In the meantime, no, I don’t recommend Samsung ’s Galaxy S5 or even the HTC One, which I loved so much back in the spring. The Moto X is currently the best Android phone.
Motorola’s flagship has a comfortable rounded back and 5.2-inch HD screen, and you can customize the phone’s back cover with everything from leather to wood. It’s an incredible choice, especially when you consider it starts at $100 with a two-year contract (or just one penny on Cyber Monday at Motorola.com for the Verizon model.)
There’s more. Unlike the competition, Motorola was wise to keep its version of Android uncluttered. Better still, Motorola is offering that beautiful new version of Android for the Moto X. It comes to the Verizon model this week and other carriers will follow.