Apple is about to drop a new iPhone on the hungry consumer masses. Lots of people will love it, whether it is any good or not. It’s Apple, after all. This is what it does.
But what if you don’t want an iPhone? Turns out you’re in luck. This has been a great year for smartphone buyers, especially those who don’t want an iPhone. Just about every smartphone maker has upped its game in 2013. The screens are brighter, the processors are faster, the gimmicks are more interesting and the features are more functional.
Here are five smartphones that rival the newest iPhone and give consumers some excellent alternatives as they decide what gadget they want in their pockets for the next couple of years.