Remember Alcatel? They’re in the smartphone game as well! And their OneTouch Idol X+ can stand toe to toe with the classy yet affordable group we’re flirting with here. Great design and superpowers are offered in form of an octa core (8 core!) 2 Ghz CPU, 5 inch Full HD IPS display with Gorilla Glass, 16 GB of internal storage, and 2GB of memory. It also comes with a 13 megapixel back camera, and 2 megapixel front camera, and many of the other superphone standard features with a highlight of Hi-Fi-like sound and included JBL “premium” earphones, and Wi-Fi display ability.
Idol X+ comes with Android 4.3, and an upgrade utility for your PC. The price should be in the ballpark of $500, selling in the UK for 130 pounds including VAT.