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.

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Sony Xperia Z

Boasting a 5in, full HD 1080p display, excellent performance, good battery life and water and dust-resistance, the glass-clad Xperia Z is easily the best smartphone Sony has ever produced. It's only let down by a poor quality loudspeaker and a screen that has lacklusture viewing angles.

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  • 27th Feb., 2013
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Sony
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  • Pros:
  • Dust and water resistant
  • Excellent performance & UI
  • Good battery life
  • Cons:
  • Lacklusture viewing angles
  • Poor quality loudspeaker
  • Camera app slow to open
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