10 Best smartphones that are as good as the iPhone

Apple has always made great phones. But not everyone likes iOS or has the money to splurge on the latest iPhone. If you fall into one of these categories, here are the best smartphones to consider as alternatives.

10 Best smartphones that are as good as the iPhone
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  • Is the iPhone XS the best smartphone in 2019? It’s a contender, but the crown probably goes to the Samsung Galaxy S10 or OnePlus 7 Pro this year.
  • Can you transfer data from iOS to Android? You can move contacts, messages, music, photos, videos, and more, although you may need third-party apps.
  • Will my Apple Watch work with an Android phone? Sadly not. WatchOS is completely integrated with iOS, so you’re locked in.

For so long the dominant player in the smartphone wars, the iPhone no longer has the summit to itself. Unless you are deeply entrenched in the Apple ecosystem, you might want to consider a different device when you next upgrade. Here are the best smartphones that are every bit as good as the iPhone.

Motorola Moto G7

While the Moto G7 isn’t quite as luxurious as an iPhone, it provides great features for an incredible price. Expect good battery life and great pictures thanks to a 12MP Google-powered camera.

Price: $249.99 USD

Razer Phone 2

The Razer Phone 2 won’t suit everyone — but it doesn’t need to. This device was designed specifically for gamers, with a 120GHz screen and vapor chamber cooling.

Price: $399.99 USD


Google Pixel 3a

If you love the Google flavor of Android, the Pixel 3a is a smart budget choice. This powerful device is packed with intelligence, and it provides up to 30 hours of battery life.

Price: $399 USD

OnePlus 6T

It might not be the latest OnePlus any more, but the 6T is still ahead of most of the competition. This baby has 8GB of RAM, rapid charging technology, and the slick Oxygen OS.

Price: $549 USD

Samsung Galaxy Note10

With a spacious 6.3-inch AMOLED screen and up to 512GB of storage, the Note10 is ideal for watching movies and making notes. There’s almost no bezel, and you can choose between LTE and 5G connectivity.

Price: $950 USD

Google Pixel 3

Combining the best of Google with incredible specs, the Google Pixel 3 is a beautiful beast. It wipes the floor with the iPhone when it comes to photography, and you get that clean stock version of Android.

Price: $499 USD

Xiaomi Mi 9 Ultra-Fast Smartphone

Thanks to a powerful Snapdragon 855 processor and up to 12GB of RAM, the Mi 9 offers remarkable performance. You also get a 6.3-inch AMOLED display and a 48MP camera.

Price: $430 USD

OnePlus 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 Pro offers the best value of any smartphone right now. It has a better screen than the Galaxy S10 and a better design than the iPhone XR — yet you can buy one for under $700.

Price: $669 USD

Samsung Galaxy S10

Running the freshest version of Android on a 6.1-inch AMOLED display with a built-in fingerprint sensor, the S10 is beautiful and bold. It also has a 123-degree ultra-wide camera, and PowerShare technology for charging other devices.

Price: $899.99 USD

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

This upgraded version of the S10 comes with 5G connectivity as standard, meaning you can take advantage of superfast data. With six lenses on board, you should also have plenty of photos to upload.

Price: $1,299 USD

Best smartphones

You may have noticed this list doesn’t contain the Huawei or Honor phones. While Google has stated that existing phones will be supported, it’s difficult to know how much longer they will receive updates.

Which do you think is the best iPhone alternative? Tell us in the comments!

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Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.
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