Great Smartphones Not Made by Apple or Samsung

Looking for a phone with premium features? Models from Google, LG, and OnePlus have a lot to offer, too.

The  One Plus 8 5G UW smartphone (left) and the Google Pixel 4 XL smartphone (right)

Though 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.

Models from OnePlus, Google, and LG might not rise to the very top of our ratings, but they come close, says Rich Fisco, Consumer Reports' head of electronics 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 says.

You won't have to give up high-end features, such as a camera with portrait mode or a state-of-the-art OLED display. And, these days, many of the phones come with facial recognition and big displays, too. 

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