Best iPhone 5 Alternatives

Apple is the ruler of the smartphone segment. It changed user’s perspective about smartphone back in 2007, when thy released first ever iPhone. Now, Apple has released the fifth version of its much famous iPhone brand. During the period it also released small updates like iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4S to implement minor changes and tweaks. Situation has changed a lot from the past, as Samsung and many other contenders have also jumped into the smartphone segment with much better and powerful offerings. Apple could no longer be considered as a sole ruler of the smartphone. Let’s take a quick look at some of the best iPhone 5 alternatives.
Best iPhone 5 Alternatives

Samsung ATIV S:

Samsung ATIV S is a Windows Phone 8 device with an impressive sleek and slim look. With an astounding 4.8 AMOLED display, it is just perfect to view HD media. It features a 1.5 GHz dual core processor. There has been less effort in designing the ATIV S than other hero handsets such as the Galaxy S III, but it just doesn’t stand out that much.
Samsung ATIV S
The front part has a large 4.8” display (the same size as the Galaxy S III), with small, Galaxy S III-like buttons at the bottom of the screen and a small speaker and Samsung logo on top. It has a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of on-board memory, 8 MP rear camera and a 1.9MP front-facing camera. It offers a choice between 16GB or 32GB models, both of which come with a microSD card slot for storage expansion, ATIV S comes with a 2300mAh battery, already noted as one of the longest lasting in the industry.

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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD Android Smartphone has been a runaway bestseller for the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE system. It has features alike DROID RAZR M as well as DROID RAZR HD. It has a good battery life and provides 32 hours of battery life for normal usage and 13 hours of battery life in case of continuous video playback. It has a 4.7 inch Super AMOLED HD display.
It is splash resistant and has extended battery life of 3,300 mA. It also offers 4G-best talk time of 21.5 hours or video playback of 15.0 hours from a single charge. . It has Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0 OS that delivers a Face Unlock feature that unlocks your phone using facial recognition technology. It provides an 8.0 megapixel camcorder.

HTC Droid Incredible 4G Lte:

HTC Droid Incredible 4G Lte is advanced smartphone that offers a curious amalgamation of high-end features, packed into a conventional looking package which is reasonable in cost. It provides LTE/EVDO/CDMA network support,4 ” 16M-color Super LCD capacitive touchscreen of qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels); Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0, 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, 1.2 GHz dual-core Krait CPU, 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash; face detection and geotagging,1080p and 720p video recording @ 30fps with stereo sound, 720p front-facing camera for video-chat, Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA, NFC connectivity and a microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth. If you are a gizmo enthusiast interested in buying advanced gadgets try OLX Bangladesh. You can surely find a suitable deal from the ads.
HTC Droid Incredible 4G Lte

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Motorola Atrix HD:

MOTOROLA ATRIX HD comes with a huge 4.5-inch HD ColorBoost™ display. It is made of scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, it comes with more vibrant colors and yield 50 percent more pixels than the earlier smartphone. It uses AT&T’s LTE network to run. It also has an 8 MP camera and 1.5 GHz dual core processor. It features Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, is incredibly thin and splash resistant. It has a front-facing 720p HD video camera, and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera that records in 1080p HD video. MOTOROLA ATRIX HD is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
Motorola Atrix HD
The ATRIX HD also has a high-technology; invisible nano coating that acts as a splash guard to safeguard not only the outer shell, but also the circuit board. The Android™-powered ATRIX HD supports 4G LTE network speeds that is 10 times faster than 3G.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus:

Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a powerful dual core processor that provides faster connectivity and web-loading, seamless multitasking and softer UI transitions. It has a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED display and 5 MP camera. Android OS (4.1), curved display and NFC make it a really good alternative. HSPA+ delivers amazingly fast data speeds, up to 3X faster than previous HSDPA of 7.2Mbps thus rendering your content sooner also you can enjoy videos, movies, music and games in a flash.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
GALAXY Nexus is the world’s first device equipped with the “Ice Cream Sandwich” OS. Face Unlock feature on Galaxy Nexus allows you to unlock your phone with a smile. GALAXY Nexus users enjoy qualified access to the latest updates and services directly from Google.

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  1. hira

    hi pavan – thank you for sharing iphone alternative smart phones. i like Samsung ATIV S windows 8 phone. its futures is amazing you know. i like this phone very much
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  2. Christopher |

    I think Nexus will be a good alternative. Nice list of alternatives. 🙂
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  3. Antonella

    Great article there! I really enjoy reading you and Thank you so much for the great info you provide us. I’ll stay tuned! Please, keep the good work up! =)
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  4. Wayne Melton

    I got a sprint evo a few years ago and it seems to still be equal with all these phones now being sold. Is that a problem for HTC and Android? Nobody is going to get rid of the evo to essentially get the same thing. Has there been that much improvement?

    Wayne Melton
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  5. Rajkumar Jonnala

    Nice options as an alternatives for iphone, i think samsung galaxy nexus would be mine alternative choice for apple.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Dmitri

      I’m still using Motorola Atrix 4G but will definitely upgrade to LG Google Nexus 4 when possible . The only thing I hate in Nexus 4 is the lack of a card slot, so only internal memory is there.
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  6. Hussain Saifi

    I like Motorola Droid Razor very much.thanks for sharing alternative of Iphone
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  7. Hussain Saifi

    I like Motorola Droid Razor very much.thanks for sharing alternative of Iphone.And everything is written awesome and in a stylish away.
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  8. bakalit

    android market keeps to develop against apple and now windows 8 is also on the race. it is getting harder each day to choose a new smartphone. thus price is also another factor when there is not so big differences feature-wise. so please keep us informed about that as well.

  9. Android Tablets

    It seems you missed HTC One X+, Note II that have some real extra features to give iPhone 5 some hardtime challenge.
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  10. Dhvanesh

    But if you don’t have an iPhone then you dont have an iPhone. And as being iOS blogger, I must have latest iOS device and soon I’m going to receive my shiny iPhone 5.
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  11. Pinakin Bhadeshiya

    I think i will go with Samsung or Motorola, I like Android 🙂
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  12. MNB Achari

    I thought Lumia 920 would find a place among these iPhone alternatives.
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  13. Ronaldo Ferrer

    Nice collection Pavan! I prefer Samsung Galaxy Nexus as an alternative to iPhone 5. I like Ice Cream Sandwich OS for the device and accessibility to Google. Anyway, thanks for sharing! 🙂
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  14. Ronaldo Ferrer

    By the way, I would also like to recommend Samsung Galaxy S4 on the list since it actually superseded iPhone5 in so many aspects. It’s really a work of wonder. I just bought mine and I’m really satisfied with it.
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  15. Muhammed

    Samsung will be good alternative. I am using Samsung and its budget phone.
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