Best iPhone Alternatives 2017: What To Buy Instead Of The iPhone 8/iPhone X

If you’re not excited for the next iPhone, you’re not alone. The iPhone X is pretty neat, but if I weren’t a reviewer, it’s doubtful I’d plunk down $999 for the privilege of owning one. While the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are less expensive, they’re also less exciting, with basically the same industrial design Apple’s been using since 2012. So if you’ve been toying with the idea of jumping to Android, this is a good year to do it – but the world of Android is so vast, it can be tough to tell what’s actually worth your time. Fortunately, that’s why I’m here. I’m MrMobile and these are my top picks for iPhone alternatives in 2017. Beware, though: if you’re here for just another rundown of Samsung Galaxy shoutouts, you’re in the wrong place. About half of these picks are not what you might call “popular” – and they’re pretty US-focused to boot. So dive on in to the Best iPhone Alternatives of 2017, and drop your own suggestions in the comments!



MrMobile’s Best iPhone Alternatives 2017 video was produced following extended review sessions with the Google Pixel, OnePlus 5, Essential Phone and Sony XZ Premium, as well as limited hands-on time with the Sony Xperia XZ1 & XZ1 Compact at IFA 2017. MrMobile has yet to go hands-on with either the iPhone X or iPhone 8/8S. All conclusions are preliminary pending a full iPhone X Review (coming soon!)


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