NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- iPhone users almost have it easy when choosing a new phone, currently the best options are the big iPhone 6, or the bigger iPhone 6 Plus. Choosing an Android phone can be a bit harder since there are so many options available. With that wide selection comes more competition, though, and there's an argument to be made that some of the phones are even better than the iPhone, no matter which iPhone you're talking about.
What makes an Android phone better than an iPhone is all based on what you value in a phone. Maybe you want a more durable, waterproof phone, or a phone with a different design and more color options. Maybe you really, really want a stylus and a huge display. Or it could be as simple as you prefer to be locked into Google's ecosystem instead of Apple's because hey, no one company's products are right for everyone.
Here's a list of 12 Android phones that can arguably be considered better than the iPhone, assembled by an iPhone 6 Plus user with an unhealthy obsession with finding ways to get their hands on every exciting Android phone out there.
12. OnePlus One
The appeal of the OnePlus One is easily summed up in one line: flagship specs for a mid-range price. The phone offers a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a Snapdragon 801 processor for $299 off-contract. A phone like the Galaxy S5 offers similar specs for almost twice the price without a contract.
While the price alone makes the OnePlus One compelling, the phone also has a few unique features thanks to Cyanogenmod, the modified version of Android it uses. The One lets users completely change the look and feel of the software by letting them completely change the theme without downloading a special app. Users can even choose to switch between on-screen and capacitive buttons on the OnePlus One, a feature no other phone offers.
11. Google Nexus 5
The Nexus 5 is the choice for those who want to use the latest version of Android, but don't want to spend too much for a phone. The year-old Nexus device is one of the first smartphones to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop, and one of only a few to receive the pure stock version of the OS, which means you'll get to use a version of Android entirely designed by Google with no added bloat.
Something to keep in mind with the Nexus 5 is that it is a year old, and may be a bit slower than most of the other phones on this list. If that's not a problem for you, or if you just want a cheaper phone with a 5-inch display, the Nexus 5 might be for you.