You may have looked at Apple’s iPhone XS announcement last night and thought to yourself, “I don’t want to spend $1,000 on a new iPhone, what else is there?” Luckily for you, there are plenty of alternatives to get stuck into thanks to Android’s stellar list of options.

Android is the long-term competitor for Apple, producing a huge array of phones from Google, Huawei, Sony and a slew of others that are breaking new ground in smartphone technology.

Apple iPhone XS



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Want to grab yourself a great deal on some Android devices? Take a look at our best picks below.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus


The true heavyweight contender to oppose Apple, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is a fantastic phone packed with a huge number of great features you can find on the iPhone XS.

Widely reported to be the best Android phone in the world, the S9 has a huge 5.8-inch Infinity Display, a crisp 12MP rear camera – complemented by an 8MP front camera – and a powerful, long-lasting battery.

Running on the Snapdragon 845, the S9 is sleek, powerful and incredibly quick, catapulting you onto the cutting edge of smartphone tech. The S9 is also water and dust-resistant and has excellent wireless charging capabilities.

Amazon – from £514.99 for the handset

Carphone Warehouse – from £34 a month with an upfront cost of £149.99 (15GB of data)

MobilePhonesDirect – from £34 a month with no upfront cost (30GB of data)

Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2


Google’s attempt to take on Apple has produced the Pixel 2, which has an exceptional camera, powerful phone speakers and the always-helpful Google Assistant.

The Pixel 2 is Google’s vision of how a true smartphone should be. The 12.2MP rear camera is truly stunning, making low-level photography look like a breeze. Packed with the Android 9 Pie operating system, the Pixel 2 is seriously fast and easy to use.

Amazon – from £530 for the handset

Carphone Warehouse – from £34 a month with an upfront cost of £29.99 (15GB of data)

OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6


Anyone who is ready for some quick maths should snap up the OnePlus 6, a top alternative Android phone that has a great design, a powerful camera and a premium, glass finish that makes it feel professional.

Glass wraps the entire way around the phone that boasts a large 6.28-inch HD display.

The OnePlus comes packed with dual rear-facing cameras, fingerprint and face unlock capabilities, and up to 256GB of storage.

Amazon – from £599 for the handset

O2 – from £41 a month with an upfront cost of £10 (15GB of data)

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