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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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.

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  • 2nd May, 2013
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Samsung
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  • Pros:
  • Excellent battery life
  • Impressive screen
  • Outstanding camera
  • Cons:
  • Too many gimmicks
  • UI can be overwhelming
  • Slippery, plastic build
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