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Top 5 Android alternatives for iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 was released to much fan fare last month as it broke all of Apple’s records for pre order sales.  The news media excitedly showed us the next big technology craze attracting lines in front of Apple stores for more than twenty four hours in advance of the release date.  Despite all of this hype and attention, however, there are still some of us who have decided to not jump on the Apple bandwagon.  Shocking, I know.  If you are one of those who, like me, have not been completely dazzled by the Apple craze, here are some alternatives to the Apple iPhone 5 you may want to check out the next time you are in the market for a new smart phone.

Samsung Galaxy S3

samsung galaxy s3

In terms of Android smart phones, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been head and shoulders among all of its competition in terms of sales and popularity.  In fact, of all Apple’s competitors in the smart device market, Samsung has been the only competitor who has consistently given Apple a run for its money.  With a larger screen size, high definition display and a processor twice the size of the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a serious smart phone for serious multimedia enthusiasts.  If gaming or watching high def video is your thing, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is clearly a better choice over the iPhone 5.

Google’s Galaxy Nexus

samsung galaxy nexus

If you are looking for a good smart phone running the latest Android operating system, Jelly Bean, and are concerned about the high price of the Samsung Galaxy S3, which starts at $199, the Galaxy Nexus may be your thing.  You can buy one of these devices straight from Google for $349 for an unlocked version, or you can go through Verizon and pick one up for $99 with the addition of a two year contract.

Motorola Droid Razr M

Motorola Droid Razr M

When Motorola released its Razr line of flip phones in the mid 2000’s, it took the cell phone market by storm with its sexy look and razor thin design.  Once iPhone kicked off the smart phone revolution in mobile devices in 2007, the Razr line fell out of appeal as a top selling mobile device.  Last year, Motorola re-introduced the Razr line as a new thin smart phone.  With its 4.3 inch display it is almost 40 percent larger in its display than the iPhone 4.  The Razr is built to last with a durable Kevlar backing and Gorilla glass front.  At $99, this is a good reasonably priced alternative to the iPhone 5 in anybody’s book.



The HTC One X shines as a great phone for the shutterbugs amongst us.  With its 8 megapixel camera you can take pictures and record video at the same time.  On top of this, it offers a new ability to take panoramic photos, something the iOS 6 devices from Apple have been touting as a distinguishing feature.  All this at $99 for a full 32 megabytes of space makes it a great deal for those who are enamored with the smart phone’s flexible camera capabilities.

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

One of the biggest complaints by many people, including some people I personally know, is that the iPhone 5 and many smart phones with larger screens have sacrificed the ease of use of the physical keyboard and replaced it with a clunky, difficult to manage touch screen keypad.  If you are still feeling attached to the old button pops that come with physical keyboards, the Motorola Photon Q4G LTE phone will gladly provide you with that tactile finger experience.

Author Bio:- This blog is posted by Jason Phillips. He is a tech savvy person who chiefly writes on the upcoming technologies. His newest article was on iphone 5 screen protectors which was really appreciated by the readers.

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