I excluded Nexus and Motorola phones because most of them are not sold in my carrier's stores. I do not get as great of a deal on them compared to iPhones, Galaxy's, HTCs, and LGs. I do plan on leasing my phone which can't be done with the newest Nexus and Motorola phones. I am looking at Samsung's and Apple's phones because those are the two most popular smartphone OEMs at least in the U.S. They are also the top two OEMs for Android and iOS phones.