Samsung Galaxy S III

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Samsung Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S III is arguably the best smartphone in the world, perhaps even better than Apple's iPhone. The device comes with a 4.8-inch screen, a modified (and enhanced) version of Android, and more processing power than the iPhone 5. There's a reason it's the top-selling Android handset on the market.

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Google Nexus 4

Google's Nexus 4 might not be the Galaxy S III, but it's a worthy alternative to the iPhone. The device comes with a 4.7-inch screen and Gorilla Glass 2, which reduces chances of shattering the glass screen. Plus, its 9.1mm-thick body makes it an easy fit in any pocket or purse.

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Nokia Lumia 920

Although Android is the best alternative to iOS, Windows Phone 8 is now in the market and the Nokia Lumia 920 takes advantage of that. The Nokia Lumia 920 is arguably the only worthwhile Windows Phone-based alternative to the iPhone, thanks to its 4.5-inch screen and PureView camera that easily trumps Apple's. Plus, it's only costs $69.99.

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HTC One X+

The HTC One X+ is that company's flagship smartphone. The device comes with a quad-core processor, the latest Android flavor, and up to 64GB of storage, ensuring ample space for movie and television lovers. The One X+ lacks an SD card slot, but its high-end camera makes it a top competitor to the iPhone.

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Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD

The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD is the most expensive smartphone in this roundup, costing $299.99 with a two-year contract. However, for that price, customers are getting up to 32 hours of battery life on a single charge, a 4.7-inch HD display, 4G LTE connectivity, and near-field communication support. In other words, it's a full-featured alternative to the iPhone 5.

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Google Nexus 10

On the tablet side, it's hard to find much wrong with Google's Nexus 10. As the name suggests, the tablet comes with a 10.1-inch screen and offers up to 32GB of internal storage. The tablet also comes with dual-side, near-field communication, allowing users to wirelessly transfer information from either side of the slate. As long as users don't need a constant connection to the Web, since it's a WiFi-only device, the Nexus 10 is a fine option.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is arguably the best iPad alternative on the market. The device comes with a 10.1-inch screen, and users will find a stylus in the box to write text and access applications on the touch-screen. The Galaxy Note 10.1 also comes with the Premium Suite Upgrade from Samsung, offering a wide array of software extras that folks won't find in iOS.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9's best feature might just be its price. The WiFi-only model retails for only $299, making it notably cheaper than the full-size iPad's $499 starting price. The 4G LTE model of the Kindle Fire HD goes for $499. Add that to a nice design, up to 64GB of storage, and access to Amazon's nice selection of services and you'll find yourself a winner.

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Microsoft Surface

The Microsoft Surface tablet is by no means perfect. However, it's the only worthwhile purchase right now for customers hoping to run a modified Windows 8, called Windows RT. The device comes with a great magnesium design, and features the tile-based design found in Windows 8. Plus, its cover doubles as a keyboard, topping Apple's Smart Cover design.

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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity

The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity is the only tablet in this roundup that can deliver both tablet and laptop-like functionality to customers. It does so with a hinge, attached at the end of its screen, that allows users to dock it with a physical keyboard. The device runs Android, giving it another reason to outpace the iPad.

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