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The best iPhone and Samsung alternatives



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When it comes to buying a new smartphone, it’s no secret that many of us tend to be tempted into buying either an iPhone or a Samsung.

It’s not hard to see why this is the case, Samsung and Apple are the two biggest players in the smartphone market, consistently producing swish, cutting-edge phones with a cool and desirable look. However, if you fancy a change, there is a great number of alternatives on the market that are worth a try.

Jake Watson takes a look at some of the best options for those looking to make the switch from Apple and Samsung in our latest video below.

In this video, Jake looks at the Sony Xperia XZ1, the Huawei P10 and the HTC U11. All of these phones are in the mid range price bracket and are fairly strong contenders for those who aren’t interested in purchasing an iPhone or Samsung phone.

Jake puts the phones through their paces, testing everything from their style to their software to see which are each phones’ strengths and weaknesses. He looks at key features including security, durability and usability. As well as these, he also examines the phones’ cameras, screen quality and speaker quality.  

Which of these phones would be best for you? You can find out more about these devices and other phones in our range, help you decide on your favourite.

Written by hellen_b

Hellen is a content expert at giffgaff.