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5 Great Smartphones Not Made by Apple or Samsung

Looking for a phone with premium features? LG, Huawei, and others have a lot to offer, too.

While Samsung and Apple are the global leaders in smartphone sales, you don't have to buy one of their devices to get top performance—other companies make great smartphones, too.

These phones made by LG, Huawei, Sony, OnePlus, and HTC might not rise to the very top of our ratings but they come close, says Rich Fisco, Consumer Reports' head of smartphone testing. "The scores are so close, that as long as you know what the phones have and what they may be missing and you're okay with that, then save your money and get one," he explains.

You won't have to give up high-end features such as a camera with a portrait mode or a state-of-the-art OLED display.

Instead, the concessions may come on less-compelling things, such as facial recognition or display size

Here’s that list of our top five phones not made by Apple or Samsung. For more information, check out our full smartphone ratings