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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Google Nexus 4

There's no doubt about it, the Nexus 4 represents outstanding value for money. The lack of 4G and no expandable memory will push some potential users elsewhere, but the combination of an excellent screen, an attractive and well constructed design and superb software make the Nexus 4 one of the best smartphones on the market. The only problem will be getting your hands on one.

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  • 3rd Dec., 2012
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Google
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  • Pros:
  • Fantastic price and value
  • Good design and ergonomics
  • Excellent, continually evolving software
  • Cons:
  • No 4G or expandable memory
  • Glass back scratches easily
  • Battery life could be better
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