I used to be a Windows guy, but transitioned over the last 8-10 years to Apple. We now have iMacs, iPads and iPhones in the house. I am in the process of replacing older iPhones and was wondering how difficult it would be to incorporate non-Apple phones into the mix. The new iPhones are quite expensive and the slightly older ones (e.g., 7/8), while performing well look a bit dated already. I'm not sure that I really care about this latter point and may go with a 7 or 8 anyway, but I thought I would at least investigate alternatives. I was wondering what would be good non-Apple alternatives in the price range of the iPhone 7 and 8 and whether non-Apple phones would play nicely with my Apple products, particularly with respect to messaging (I use iMessage) and email (I use Apple Mail).