I am in the US & have access to a lot of new phones at great prices on contract. I am looking for a new one, very powerful, best possible camera, max RAM. Should last me well for the duration of the contract. Should not be too big (no phablets). Samsung S 2 years ago
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That is sometimes an enviable place to be.
Which network are you locked in? T-Mobile or AT&T?
Eitherways - since you want the best of the best - with one rider - that the size should not be beyond 5.5 inches (phablet territory)
It becomes easy to narrow it down to one of these 2 phones ONLY.
- Motorola Droid Turbo (Max Turbo in oher markets) - available with verizon. Kevlar or Ballistic Nylon back! Same specs internally as the Nexus 6 - but screen size is 5.2 inches. Top-notch hardware. Additionally good software upgrades.
- Sony Xperia Z3 Compact - since you mentioned size as the main factor. Good build quality. Waterproof. Dustproof. Smooth. Dedicated camera button (since you seem to be keen on the cam). Don't go for the MP though - the pics are still only as good as a 13 MP samsung. It's got everything going for it except software upgrades and some amount of bloatware.
Frankly the last good 'phone' with the right screen size was the iPhone 5s at the high end of the spectrum and the Moto G (1st generation) at the other end.