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Our Top Apple and Samsung Smartphone Alternatives

Phone advice | by Charlotte Bolton | May 02, 2024

Our Top Apple and Samsung Smartphone Alternatives

It is no secret that the smartphone world is dominated by two major tech giants, Apple, and Samsung. And whilst these phones sure are amazing when it comes to quality and performance, sometimes they can be too expensive to justify and purchase. There are so many alternative smartphone brands that offer just as many innovative features, impressive camera quality, sleek designs and exceptional performance like the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy.

We are here to break down some of our favourite Apple and Samsung smartphone alternatives that we have available on Envirofone. We are here to provide you with why you should check out these brands, examples of their top-performing devices and further insight into our top pick that’s available on our website. So let’s get into it!

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Are Google Pixel phones any good?

First up, definitely, the most popular brand despite Apple and Samsung is Google. Developed and owned by Google themselves, the Google Pixels offer some of the best camera qualities of any smartphone. With speedy software, regular security updates and impressive leading AI features, these phones are certainly not one to miss.

Google Pixel release a new phone annually, with regular Google Events available to keep up to date with the latest announcements.

Popular Google Pixel examples:

  • Pixel 8
  • Pixel 7a
  • Pixel 7

Envirofone top pick:

Our top pick for the best Google Pixel phone has to be the Pixel 7 Pro. Released in October 2022, this smartphone brings incredible performance, and great software and when it comes to the camera has a very impressive zoom. From Envirofone, you can check this phone out in a selection of colours including hazel, obsidian, and snow.


What is so good about Huawei phones?

Next up is Huawei, a Chinese-owned company that is best known for its high-quality tech at budget prices. The Huawei phone is typically known as offering phones better for those on a budget. They offer a range of phones for all budget types, from the cheapest options to flagship phones. Their most well-known feature when it comes to their smartphones is the impressive camera quality, when checking out most Huawei reviews there is rarely a negative comment made on the device’s camera abilities.

Huawei phones examples:

  • Huawei P60 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 50 Pro
  • Huawei Mate XS

Envirofone top pick:

Our Huawei top pick is the P30 Pro. Although quite an old one released in March 2019, this smartphone has great battery life, advanced AI and is great in low light situations. You wouldn’t think this phone is over 5 years old! From Envirofone, you can check this phone out in colour options like aurora, mystic blue, lavender and more.


Is the Sony phone a good phone?

When we mention Sony, you more than likely think of their bigger tech names like their TVs, audio, and video game options. But did you know they also sell smartphones? Sony Xperia phones are brilliant when it comes to their audio capabilities, they have very high-quality audio and have good support for high-resolution audio formats.

Sony phone examples:

  • Sony Xperia 5 IV
  • Sony Xperia 1 IV
  • Sony Xperia L4

Envirofone top pick:

The Sony Xperia 5 III is our top pick from Envirofone. Releasing in October 2021 this phone supports 5G, has great camera performance and an incredible battery life, ideal for any outdoor situation. Make sure to check this phone out now from our website in colour options like black, green, and pink.


Is it worth buying a OnePlus phone?

And our final option is one of the lesser-known brands, One Plus. These smartphones offer excellent performance rates and features whilst still being cheap and offering premium quality. One Plus phones are often known for using the latest Snapdragon processors which are well known for their fast performance and energy-efficient options.

One Plus phone examples:

  • OnePlus Nord N30 5G
  • OnePlus 12
  • OnePlus 8

Envirofone top pick:

The One Plus 8 Pro 5G is our top pick from Envirofone. Arriving in April 2020, this One Plus phone has a great main camera, a sleek model with a lighter feel and offers wireless charging. On our website, you can get your hands on this tech in a multitude of colours, green, black, and blue.

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