Best iPhone 5 alternatives

Don't want an Apple iPhone 5? Here's the best smartphones you can buy instead!

Are you sick of the Apple hype? Don't want an iPhone 5 and looking for something different?

If you're not planning to buy an iPhone 5 but are in the market for a new smartphone, you'll be happy to know that there are plenty of valid alternatives.

Choices include Samsung's Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note II, the HTC One, the Sony Xperia Z, and the Nokia Lumia 920, just to name just a few.

Click through on each phone below to read our comprehensive review or preview of these iPhone 5 alternatives.

Previous Frame Next Frame
Item:
2 / 13
Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 looks almost identical to its predecessor but includes a better display, an improved camera and a huge amount of software features and functions, many of which are gimmicks. This is an excellent and overall outstanding smartphone, but there are a few annoyances.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 2nd May, 2013
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Samsung
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Excellent battery life
  • Impressive screen
  • Outstanding camera
  • Cons:
  • Too many gimmicks
  • UI can be overwhelming
  • Slippery, plastic build
Show Comments


Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?