If you're on a tight budget this holiday, these gift-worthy handsets won't break the bank.
Motorola Moto G (late 2015)
Starting at $180 prepaid, the Moto G is a comfy, water-resistant device that runs a nearly untouched version of Android Lollipop. It has a 5-inch 720p display and users can customize its back cover and accent colors.
With its premium specs and low price ($330 for 16GB and $390 for 64GB), there's no wonder why the OnePlus 2 is hard to get. If you do manage to nab it, you'll get a phone with a powerful Snapdragon 810 processor, a 13-megapixel camera and a USB Type-C port.
Windows Phone enthusiasts on a budget should dig the Lumia 640, a 5-inch device with an excellent 8-megapixel camera and a dual-core processor. If you want something bigger, there's also the 640 XL LTE, a 5.7-inch variant with a 13-megapixel rear shooter.
If you're in the market for a big-screen phone but don't want to pay the premium price of, say, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the G Stylo is an inexpensive alternative. Priced in the sub-$300 range, the handset features a stylus (that can be internally stored), an expansive 5.7-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera (or 13-megapixel camera if you get it from T-Mobile).
In addition to its $250 unlocked price tag, amply loud external speakers and 13-megapixel camera, the OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5-inch variant) has an extra trick up its sleeve: It's interface is "reversible," meaning you can use the phone (including making calls) right-side-up or upside-down.
Chinese mobile manufacturer ZTE equipped its inaugural Axon Pro flagship phone with a 5.5-inch display, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of RAM. It also has two rear-facing cameras (one with 13 megapixels, the other 2 megapixels) that enable you to adjust your photos' depth of focus after you've taken them.