Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

Don't Love the iPhone? Here Are 5 Alternatives

 / Updated 

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

It seems like everybody wants the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. But what if Apple products just don't do it for you? Here are five iPhone alternatives that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung Galaxy Note EdgeSamsung

For Phablet Lovers — The iPhone 6 Plus is basically the iPhone 6 but, well, bigger. The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge looks completely different from everything else out there, thanks to the curved screen that wraps around the edge of the phone. Warning: It's not exactly the best device for lefties. ($400 with two-year contract from AT&T, Available 11/14)

For Power Hogs — That sinking feeling when the battery icon is blinking red? It's avoidable, thanks to the Droid Turbo, which boasts the largest battery of any smartphone and the ability to get eight hours of life out of 15 minutes of charging. ($199 with two-year contract from Verizon)

For the Bargain Hunters — Consumers usually are faced with two options: sign a burdensome two-year contract or pony up nearly $700 for a phone. The Moto G comes with a lot of the stuff that other phones have (5-inch screen, quad-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat), plus swappable, colorful shells, for a fraction of the price. ($179.99 with no contract)

HTC ONE (M8) for Windows
HTC ONE (M8) for WindowsHTC

For Windows Fans — The HTC One M8 is a looker. It sports an aluminum body, a 5-inch, 1080p display, and the tiled interface of the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. For people who prefer Cortana, Microsoft's rival to Siri, it's probably the best option on the market. ($99 for two-year contract with Verizon)

For Android Purists — Not everyone wants to deal with the bloatware that Samsung and other companies load onto their Android phones. The Nexus 6 comes with a pure version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, plus a 6-inch, Quad HD display, a 13-megapixel camera equipped with a f2.0 lens, and the ability to get six hours of use out of 15 minutes of charging. ($649.99 with no contract)

MORE GIFT GUIDE

SOCIAL

— Keith Wagstaff

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news