Today’s mobile market is flooded with gadgets for every gadget freak and for every budget. If you’re on the hunt for a new smartphone, you’ve got a lot of research to do before you find the one that fits your needs. If you’re looking out for iPhone 5 alternatives, here are some you may consider worth including in your “to check out” list.
iPhone 5 Alternatives to Look Forward to
iPhone 5S: – There is no denying the fact that Apple’s iconic iPhone changed the way smart phones were made and it paved way for the touch screen revolution. Its stupendous success eclipsed other top mobiles of the time and since then iPhone as remained a favorite for the niche audience it has been targeted at by Apple. A few months back, iPhone 5 was launched and as expected it has been selling like hotcakes. Now there’s much talk of the next version, the 5S, although the iPhone 5S Release Date is still not announced. If you’re not in a hurry, you can wait to see if the new version fits into your requirements.
Apple’s rivals Samsung and HTC have also launched power packed smartphones to take on the iPhone 5. While Nokia is staging a comeback with its top end Lumia models, RIM’s Blackberry still has a big share in the pie.
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In the last few years, Korean electronics giant Samsung has emerged as a top player in every segment of the business. Its flagship smartphone Galaxy S3 has proved to be a worthy challenger to latest iteration of iPhone. Many blogs are already speculating on what consumers can expect to see on both devices when they are eventually released. You can read more about the speculative rumors on iPhone 5S vs Galaxy S4 before you decide to make your next investment.
While Finnish Mobile giants Nokia has lost its edge to Korean rivals and Apple in recent times, it is planning a big comeback with its Windows based Lumia series of smartphones. Industry experts agree that after a tepid response to First Lumia models, Nokia has got things right with Lumia 920 which boasts of a great screen and stellar imaging capabilities. The camera used in Lumia 920 has the much touted Pureview technology, which improves real life shooting capabilities. You also get unique capabilities like wireless charging that Apple is yet to implement in its phones.
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Other contenders to the iPhone 5 are HTC’s Windows 8 smart phones and the newest kid on the block RIM’s Blackberry Z10. Most of these phones are priced competitively to compete with Apple’s offering. While the latter is yet to be properly reviewed, Blackberry lovers are excited about the capabilities of RIM’s revamped OS. HTC’s Android phones from its Desire series can be your pick as well, if you are not a Windows OS admirer. So, if you think the iPhone 5 is beyond your budget or overpriced for its specs, you can still take pick from other contenders in market.