It's hard to find in the US, and it's not available on a carrier, but the Oppo Find 5 is quite the nice smartphone. The Find 5's specifications include a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 5-inch 1080p HD display, 13-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 2 GB of RAM, 2,500 mAh battery, and Android 4.1 with Oppo's custom UI. Oppo is committed to OTA updates, which shows that they offer a nice level of support after the sale.
Would you consider a smartphone like this, or are you lusting after a US-based smartphone like the Galaxy S 4 or HTC One? Part 1 of 2.