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 Note II

If you can handle the large size of the Galaxy Note II, Samsung has produced arguably one of the best smartphones on the market. Outstandingly smooth performance, an improved S Pen and excellent battery life combine to make the Galaxy Note II one of the best Android phones we've ever used.

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  • 16th Oct., 2012
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Samsung
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  • Pros:
  • Outstanding performance
  • Improved S Pen capabilities
  • Excellent battery life (3G-only model)
  • Cons:
  • Not enough S Pen apps
  • Some annoying TouchWIZ issues
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