Looking for a new cellphone but not interested in top company Apple (iPhone) and Samsung (Galaxy) products? Check out this list of alternative phones with features that can easily compete with iPhone and Galaxy devices.
One Plus Five
Available since June 27, the OnePlus 5 smartphone is from the up and coming brand, OnePlus. The operating system OxygenOS is built on Android with a smooth and minimalistic design. This phone is an excellent choice for people that want the clean design of Apple and the processing power of the Galaxy at an affordable cost.
The OnePlus 5 starts at $479.00, a very reasonable price for its impressive specs:
- Dual Camera
- RAM: 6/8GB LPDDR4X
- CPU: Snapdragon™ 835
- Storage: 64/128 GB
- Dash Charge
Google Pixel / Google Pixel XL
Like the iPhone and Galaxy, Google’s Pixel smartphone is very expensive, but includes some of the best software and performance available. It should come as no surprise that this is the first phone with Google Assistant built in and hails one of the highest-rated smartphone cameras – ever. For the picture hoarders this phone is an excellent choice with unlimited storage for all your photos and videos in Google Photos.
The Google Pixel starts at $649.00
- 5 inch FHD AMOLED at 441ppi Display
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
- CPU: Snapdragon™ 821
- Storage: 32 or 128GB
The BlackBerry KEYone
BlackBerry is still alive and well with reviews claiming the BlackBerry KEYone is the Best BlackBerry phone in YEARS!  For those of you missing a keyboard look no further. The BlackBerry KEYone includes a full QWERTY keyboard with programmable keys and a solid design that is like nothing else on the market right now.
The BlackBerry KEYone starts at $528.00
- Fully Android™
- 4.5″ scratch-resistant display
- 8MP front camera with flash
- 12MP auto-focus large pixel rear camera
- BlackBerry Security software
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Despite previous Sony smartphones missing the mark the Sony Xperia XZ delivers where others didn’t. This phone has an extremely sleek design and is the first smartphone with a 4K HDR display that stands out from the competition. The Xperia is also built to withstand splashes, spills, and unexpected showers – a convenient feature for those constantly putting their iPhones in rice.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium starts at: $799.99
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor,
- 4GB of RAM
- IP68 waterproofing
- 19MP main camera
- Android 7 Nougat
- 64GB storage
- microSD-support – up to 256GB in size
Huawei Mate 9
The Mate 9 hails from Chinese Tech giant Huawei and is the first of any Android phone to incorporate Amazon’s powerful AI, Alexa, inside – a direct competitor of Google Assistant and Siri. Exceptional power with a Kirin 960 processor and intelligent Machine Learning algorithm with an amazing battery life (charging for a full day’s power in 20 minutes) put this phone over the edge.
The Huawei Mate starts at $580.00
- Display: 5.9” FHD Display 1080p (1920 x 1080)
- CPU: HUAWEI Kirin 960, Octa-core CPU (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) + i6 co-processor, Mali-G71 MP8
- Operation System: Android™ 7.0
- Memory: 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
- Micro SD card slot, support up to 256GB