From the first Google Nexus One built by HTC, Nexus class handsets have been a breed apart. They may not always boast the most high-octane hardware, though they often do. Still, you can bet current Nexus phones will have access to the freshest Android software Google can crank out. The LG Nexus 4 is the latest phone anointed by Google and is equipped with components to match, such as a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a full 2GB of RAM, and squeaky-clean Android 4.2.1 OS at launch. Outside of the HTC Droid DNA, it's the most excellent Android phone I've used to date.