So I will soon have some coin to pick up a new Droid Development Device:
Samsung S6 Edge
That is the GSM one via walmart online ordering, its $999 but I would get a 15 megapixel camera and the 64 gig internal memory. And its pre-installed with Android OS 5.0.2 and unlocked for GSM carriers with 4G LTE. I am very sure it has NFC, but walmart does not list that in the description.