Samsung Galaxy S III (multiple carriers)

Apple's latest iPhone 5 got off to a big start. But if you're the type who avoids Apple products like the plague, there are plenty of other options out there. Here are our favorite currently available iPhone 5 alternatives.

Samsung Galaxy S III (multiple carriers)

The good: The Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) comes fully loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4G LTE capability, a zippy dual-core processor and a strong 8-megapixel camera. S Beam is an excellent software enhancement, and the handset's price is right. The bad: The Galaxy S3's screen is too dim, and Samsung's Siri competitor, S Voice, disappointed us.

HTC One X (AT&T)

The good: The futuristically-styled $199.99 HTC One X offers Android fans on AT&T plenty to like, such as a massive, bright 4.7-inch screen, blazing-fast 4G LTE data speeds, a powerful camera and zippy performance running Ice Cream Sandwich and Sense 4. The bad: Sadly, HTC One X owners can't claim quad-core bragging rights. Also, the nonremovable battery and lack of SD card slot weaken an otherwise incredible Android smartphone.

HTC Evo 4G LTE (Sprint)


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The good: Powerful parts, stunning design, a lovely screen and an excellent camera help the Evo 4G LTE restoke the fires of the Evo faithful. The bad: Given the 4G LTE in its name, the newest Evo's lack of Sprint LTE at launch is a huge letdown.