iPhone 5 Alternatives: 3 Phones That Rival Apple’s Best

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While the iPhone 5 is a very popular handset, not everyone wants iOS. So what options are available if you don’t want to jump on the Apple cart? Here are three great alternatives to the iPhone 5 for you to consider.

iPhone 5 alternatives: Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus & HTC One X

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the flagship device running on Android and it comes with a large 4.8 inch display, which makes it a handful despite what owners of the Nexus may think. Therefore if you wear tight jeans and want to put it in your pocket, this may not be the device for you. The handset comes with a dual core processor and it connects to 4G LTE. Out of the box it runs on Android 4.0 but there will be an update to Jelly Bean coming soon.  The Samsung Galaxy S3 has an 8 megapixel camera and it starts at $199 for the 16GB version and is available on all the major carriers in the US. The handsets is better than the iPhone 5 thanks to its larger display and it is still easy to hold.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the epitome of what a smartphone should look like as it has smart looks but is tough and comfortable in the hand. The Nexus has a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED screen and runs on a dual core 1.2GHz processor. It has Jelly Bean pre-installed and has a 5 megapixel camera which works great in low light conditions. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is available on contract of two years for $99 for the 32GB version with Sprint or Verizon. You can also get an unlocked handset for $349 for the 16GB version. The Nexus comes more reasonably priced than the iPhone 5 and it is a superb choice.

The HTC One X comes with a dual core 1.5GHz processor in the US and quad core processor internationally. It has a display of 4.7 inches LCD 720p and it comes with Android 4.0 ICS. There is 32GB of internal storage, which should be enough for anyone and the camera is 8 megapixels and takes video and photos at the same time. The camera can also take panoramic shots, just like the iPhone 5. You can get the HTC One X with AT&T on a contract of two years for $99.

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