Earlier this year Apple changed its smartphone strategy, launching two different iPhones into the market at the same time.
To a degree, it was Apple admitting that, even when it comes to the iPhone, one size doesn't fit all. Of course, if you want a smartphone experience outside of the iOS ecosystem, then you're even more spoiled for choice.
Choosing an iPhone alternative, especially if you're an existing iPhone user looking to change, can often be a bit daunting.
It may be best to start by looking at what feature of the iPhone you'd like to be different. If you're after a bigger screen, then most of the options below offer that. If you want a camera with more megapixels, then there are plenty of top-snapping phones as well. If you want raw processing power... well, you'd better stick with the iPhone 5s for that, actually.
What's also hard to recommend at the moment is a phone with a dedicated keyboard. While the BlackBerry Q10 is available, BlackBerry itself is going through some major upheavals, and we'd encourage people to think twice before jumping on-board with a company in such a state of flux.
In all, we've never had so much choice when it comes to smartphones, and we're pretty confident that you'll find the perfect iPhone alternative for your needs in our suggestions below.