Given the ever-changing technology and features, i'd always settle for a smartphone that doesn't cost much. We'd obviously be tired of the technology after a year or so and get tempted for another new one. Why waste money if you are going to change it anyway :P So i'll go for Nexus 5
Z1 of course if you looking to buy samsung then must go with Galaxy Note III its amazing i am Xperia Fan-boy but i switched my self from Xperia Z to Note 3 and i am glad for that. Note 3 has amazing battery life and in camera its quiet nice too but Z1 has amazing Camera no doubt.
Thank you for the votes and suggestions so far, I am still looking for a good one & yea considering the price Nexus 5 is really good too. [Camera is a bit dull]
HTC One - Camera is the downfall. Note III - I dislike the size and is a bit pricy (which really doesnt matter) but there is nothing so innovative in it. iPhone - I dont like iphone much other than the good reviews abt 5s.. I was planning to buy up 5s gold until the thought came that s5 & iphone 6 is going to come up this year anyways.
I probably would go for the one with the best deal (so the decision is extended till I actually take out the cash). Others, Bring on your suggestions too!
I Really Hate Samsung too but now i am ok with them. Well go for Z1 its awesome phone too i am waiting for Z1 Compact which is the smaller version of Z1. Go for Z1 and please dont go for G2 cause LG dont provide proper helping support + updates and its design is same likely Samsung phones. Z1 is nice choice and about Nexus 5 hmmmmm its Stock android phone no special and surprising things except latest android stock versions. Choice is yours now
^^ Its not always about the updates. With 40k-45k, you get a better build quality, better camera, better speakers, better display, higher memory (N5 maxes out at 32GB), better battery, etc.
For the pricing, Nexus 5 is a great device, the best one you can get for the price. But its got its limitations as well, and when compared to other devices, priced higher, its not the best device out there. Sure, if updates is all one care about then yes, go for Nexus 5, or price is a factor then Nexus becomes a great device.
I dont know why but I actually find the xPeria z1 extremely attractive and far more better than most of the devices out there. Nexus 5 is good but it has ugly speakers and a bad camera and a poor battery life but Undoubtedly it's the best when it comes down for the Updates but I guess z1 is customizable good enough too.