iPhone is clearly the most Popular Mobile Phone in the World (Apple sold more than 5 Million iPhones in first 3 days of launch), iPhone 5 was hugely anticipated from last few months with a lot of websites guessing the features the iPhone 5 would have and with the launch of the phone, people all over go crazy waiting in lines for days and nights to get the iPhone early. The iPhone 5 Cases even went out of stock as soon as the iPhone 5 was announced, that clearly shows how popular the iPhone’s are. The all new iPhone 5 has some really advanced features and the main one’s include a Larger 4 inch Display with 640 x 1136 pixels, the Latest iOS 6, Taller and Thinner and Lighter Profile, Improved 8 MP Camera and 1.2 MP Front Camera, A6 Processor and a Small Socket connector.
But apart from these features we still don’t think if is good enough to compete with some of the Recent Android and Windows Phones, specially when Jelly Bean (Already Out) and Windows 8 is coming out in the market. Here is the list of 10 Best Phones thet we feel are strong enough to compete with the new iPhone 5.
1. Samsung Galaxy SIII
Samsung Galaxy SIII, World’s second Best Selling Smart Phone and the Best of Samsung’s Phone’s line, the phone came preloaded with Android OS V4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich but since has been upgraded to Android V4.1 (Jelly Bean). Samsung Galaxy SIII has 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches Super Amoled Capacitive Display, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex A9 Processor with 1GB Ram, Dual Camera (8 MP Rear and 1.9 MP Front), Phone has a lot of Samsung customizations too. The Phone is an upgrade to Samsung Galaxy SII and undoubtedly the Best alternative to iPhone 5.
2. HTC One X
The HTC flagship Phone HTC One X has also amazed every one with it’s capability and features, the phone comes preloaded with Android OS V4.0 and could be upgraded to Android OS V4.1 Jelly Bean. HTC One X comes with 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches Super IPS 2 Capacitive LCD Display, Quad-core 1.5 GHz RAM, Dual Camera (8 MP Rear and 1.3 MP Front), One X is rated as the Second best Android Phone and we surely feel that it’s going to compete with iPhone 5 rather strongly.
3. Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 920 is the latest Windows 8 Phone offering from the Windows only smartphone manufacturer Nokia. The Flagship Phone has not been launched yet and is hottest upcoming smartphone and it’s looks and fluidic Windows 8 OS is mesmerizing. The Phone has 768 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches Capacitive Display, Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait with 1 GB Ram and importantly comes with something fresh and change welcomed’ Windows Phone 8 OS. One feature about the Phone that stands out is it’s fantastic Camera, Although just 8 MP primary camera but it’s Image Stabilization (thanks to Pureview Technology) is just brilliant, so no more blur photos and we are sure that you would enjoy your new Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone 8.
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the upgrade of the very popular Samsung Galaxy note, the phone this time has become even biggger. The display is whooping 5.5 inch Super AMOLED which supports 720 X 1280 pixels. The phone comes preloaded with Android OS Jelly Bean V4.1, has super fast Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 with 2 GB ram. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with Dual Camera’s (8 MP primary and 1.9 MP Front). The phone also has a lot of Samsung Customizations to give a Phablet experience.
5. Sony Xperia Ion
Sony Xperia ION is the Sony’s Flagship Android Smartphone Device, it comes with 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.55 inches LED Backlit LCD Capacitive Display, the phone has Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor with 1 GB ram, and comes with Android OS V2.3 Upgradable to V4.0 (which at some point would also be upgradable to Android 4.1 in future). The phone has 12 MP primary camera and 1.3 MP front Camera. Another Solid competitor for iPhone 5.
6. HTC Windows Phone 8X
Windows Phone 8 craze has been on the rise specially because of it’s very fluidic and easy to use interface, Companies are launching solid entrant to Windows Phone market and one such Flagship phone is HTC Windows Phone 8X, the phone is expected to launch in 2013. It seems to have a lot of similarity to that of Nokia Lumia 920, but in reality the hardware specs are way different. The phone has smaller 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches Capacitive Display, Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait with 1 GB Ram, Dual Camera’s (8 MP primary and 2.1 MP Secondary). The phone also comes with Beat Audio Sound enhancement technology.
7. Nokia Lumia 820
This is another brilliant phone that would be launched in 2013, Nokia Lumia 820 is the smaller brother of Lumia 920, but it’s features resemble more to that of HTC 8X. It has 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches Amoled Capacitive Display with Nokia ClearBlack Technology, Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor with 1GB Ram, Dual Camera’s (8MP and VGA front) but lacks Pureview Technology. The phone would come with 8 GB internal memory and is expected to be priced pretty low.
8. HTC Windows Phone 8S
We just love Windows Phone, and here is another phone in the list which is a competitor to Apple’s iPhone 5, this HTC offering would launch alongside HTC 8X in 1st of Quarter of 2013. HTC 8S the smaller brother of 8X, it has 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches S LCD Capactive Display. The phone also comes with Dual-core 1 GHz Krait Processor along with 512 MB Ram and 4 GB Internal memory. The phone would have 5 MP Primary Camera and VGA front Camera. The phone is expected to release in November 2012.
9. Samsung Ativ S
The big beast Windows Phone, this ideally needs to be placed a lot above in the list but we just aren’t sure about the specifications so we have kept it lower now. As per the sources knowledge, Samsung Ativ S should have 720 x 1280 pixels, huge 4.8 inches Super AMOLED Capacitive Display. The phone would also have Dual-core Krait 1.5 GHz (much like other Windows Phone’s out in the market). It would have 8 MP primary and 1.9 MP secondary Camera. The phone is expected to be released in December 2012.
10. Sony Xperia SL
Sony Xperia SL is another Sony phone in the list, it comes with Android Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) preinstalled and would be upgradable to Android OS V4.1. The phone comes with Dual-core 1.7 GHz with 1GB Ram and 32 GB Internal Storage. It has Dual Camera’s, 12 MP Primary and 1.3 MP Secondary. The phone is latest offering from Sony and has become a hit with a lot of Android Users.
Checkout the list of Some of the Top Notch Mobile Phones launching in 2013 and it would be advisable to make your choice for the next smartphone then.
All these Phone’s give solid competition to iPhone 5, however we very well know that they still wouldn’t be able to have any significant effect on iPhone market because the fans are just too loyal.