Now a days different OEMs are shipping their smartphone products with additional UI layer and some propriety applications pre-installed on the device such as TouchWiz UI by Samsung, Sense by HTC, TimeScape by Sony and further this list includes LG, Lenovo, Huawei and many more but some customer just want the pure Google experience i.e. pure stock Android running on their high-end devices, for such users there are are some devices by HTC, Motorola, LG which run stock Android apart from their promising hardware. So here we present a comprehensive and detailed list of 4 devices running stock Android:
1. HTC One M8 Google Play Edition
HTCs latest flagship running unadulterated version of stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat, this device is a symbol of beauty and performance with its metallic build and high quality ultrapixel camera. Its hardware is same as of HTC One M8 with HTC Sense sporting 5 inch 1080p FHD screen, 2.3 GHz Quad core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, Rear 4 ultrapixel dual camera with dual LED flash and a 5 Megapixel selfie shooter. It has HTC Boomsound surround speakers and a non-removable 2600 mAh battery which might be a problem for some users but is best for users demanding cutting edge hardware with stock android experience.
2. LG Nexus 5
Nexus 5 is the fifth Nexus phone by Google manufactured in collaboration with partner LG. This is the 2nd Nexus manufactured by LG other than Nexus 4. This is the first device running stock Android KitKat 4.4 and expected to be preceded shortly by Nexus 6 which is due launch in mid October with Android L. This device also has impressive hardware specifications with 8 Megapixel rear and 1.3 Megapixel front camera, 2.3 GHz Quad core snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 GPU backed by 2 GB of RAM. It is available in 16 GB and 32 GB variants. It is said to be one of the best KitKat device in its price bracket available for around 28000 INR in market.
3. Moto X(2nd Generation)
The 2nd Moto X launched within a year with top notch hardware specifications and stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Its predecessor 1st generation Moto X redefined the budget category of smartphones when launched and received appreciation all over the digital market and 2nd generation also seems to do the same. It boasts of 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC, Adreno 330 GPU, 1080p AMOLED screen with 424 ppi pixel density, 13 MP rear shooter and 2 MP front shooter with 2 GB RAM. Gesture features available in this phone keeps it ahead of its competition in the market. Battery might be a topic of concern for some users but its pros foreshadows its cons.
4. Moto G(2nd Generation)
This device is dubbed as best budget category smartphone running on mediocre hardware with stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat which is still enough for running almost all the applications in the play store. Its predecessor Moto G(1st Generation) was the phone which re-established Motorola in many markets such as India and Brazil. It has 1.2 GHz Quad core Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1 GB RAM, 8 MP rear camera capable of HD videos and 2 MP front camera. The only major differences between 1st and 2nd generation Moto G are Expandable memory upto 32 GB, .5 inch bigger screen and dual front speakers. Due to bigger screen size the pixel density has been decreased to 294 ppi in 2nd Generation which was 329 ppi in 1st Generation. For the price it is available in the market, it is definitely a steal.