Smartphones that run the Google Android operating system are the strongest iPhone alternative and there’s plenty of choice. Android still falls short for ease of use, though, so it’s best to choose a device from a manufacturer who adds their own user-friendly sheen. HTC scores highest here and has many models, but the brand new Desire HD is our choice. The 4.3” screen means you won’t have to squint when watching videos and the 8-megapixel camera takes great quality snaps.