25: HTC One
Other Android phones might have fancier software features, but the HTC One managed to finish the year with the best industrial design in the Android handset universe.
We love the phone’s satiny aluminum unibody (it’s as handsome as it is sturdy). And the pronounced, front-facing speaker grilles telegraph the volume and clarity of the phone’s Beats audio system. A bright LED on the top grille even lets you know when you have notifications waiting.
Add in a great camera for low-light situations and a breathtaking, 1920 by 1080, 4.7-inch screen, and the One is still a contender some eight months after it was released.