Samsung Galaxy S III
With a large, high-res Super AMOLED display, speedy 1.5GHz dual-core processor, the Android OS and tons of unique social sharing features, the Galaxy S III is one of the hottest phones on the market.
Availability: The Galaxy S III is available through all major U.S. wireless carriers and U.S. Cellular. Pricing varies, but most carriers offer the 16GB device for $199.99 with new, two-year contract. T-Mobile charges $279.99 with a new contract. (A 32GB model is available at select carriers.)
Notable Features iPhone 5 Lacks: Android OS (4.0, upgradable to 4.1); removable battery, expandable memory; and NFC.