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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Nokia Lumia 820

The Nokia Lumia 820 is a mid-range Windows Phone 8 handset boasting 4G connectivity and featuring a unique design with interchangeable backplates. It's a solid device with removable storage and excellent bundled Nokia apps but it's heavy and there's not enough price difference between it and the flagship Lumia 920.

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  • 14th Dec., 2012
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Nokia
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  • Pros:
  • Refreshing design & microSD card slot
  • Excellent bundled Nokia apps
  • Smooth & efficient performance
  • Cons:
  • Below average battery life
  • Hefty weight
  • Limited Windows Phone app ecosystem
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