It used to be that Apple was a go to brand if you’re looking for the best high-end phone in the market. That’s no longer the case in recent years. With other brands such as Samsung, LG and HTC stepping up their game, the choices for the best smartphones in the market are more diverse than ever. Whether you’re buying a new phone or looking to upgrade, here are the best smartphones from different brands available today:

Samsung Galaxy S6

Bigger and faster, the new flagship phone from Samsung is a worthy investment. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy S6 may be better than the iPhone at least if you’re going to look at performance and battery life. It has a more powerful battery and three times more RAM than the iPhone 6. With its wireless charging capability and much improved fingerprint scanner, its no surprise why the Galaxy S6 has mostly received rave reviews from both experts and users alike.

iPhone 6

If you’ve always been an iPhone user and wouldn’t want to change that, the iPhone 6 is the best iPhone Apple has created thus far. It boasts a sleeker look and a slicker build complete with all the bells and whistles. If you’re thinking of an upgrade from iPhone 5S to iPhone 6, this should be a no brainer decision. Go for it and experience a range of improvements and enhancements from display to performance, camera and battery life among other things.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

At a much lower price than its bigger version, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is well suited for those who want their smartphones smaller without sacrificing quality or performance. With a price tag of £349, the compact version of the Xperia Z3 offers great value for your money. The phone basically offers everything you’ll find in the bigger version. From the good display to high res audio and PS4 remote play, the handy phone has it all. It’s one of the best choices especially if you’re looking for something more budget-friendly.

LG G4

After the impressive success of the LG G3, LG continues to surprise its steadily growing following with its latest release, the LG G4. While not exactly very different from the G3, the LG G4 boasts an impressive set of improvements. From its processor to design and then the camera, the smartphone is bound to be a sure hit with LG users and some who are looking for a change. The new LG has a leather back which gives the phone a more luxurious feel.

HTC One M9

Another Android phone that’s been creating the loudest buzz in the Android market is the HTC One M9. Combining just the right blend of design and quality build, this offering from HTC has been giving Samsung and other top brands a run for their money. It features a powerful processor, the Snapdragon 810 and offers more memory making it an attractive upgrade if you’re using the HTC One M8. Price tag for the M9 is currently at £579.

OnePlus 2

If you’re looking for the cheapest handset without sacrificing quality or performance, you’ve got a winner with OnePlus 2. Priced only at £239 for the 16GB option and £289 for the 64GB option, the OnePlus 2 offers great value for your money. While not exactly packed with impressive features, the phone offers a good set of features including dual SIM, 4G connectivity and some excellent hardware. With its price almost half of other high-end options, the OnePlus 2 is definitely a bargain.