Millions and millions of Apple fans from all over the world are awaiting the release of the newest iPhone: the iPhone 5s. On the first day Apple is going to sell millions of this model already and lots of people have already pre-ordered the 5s. Why? Simply because it is Apple and people want it for that reason. However, not everybody is crazy about Apple. In fact, some people hate it, and wouldn’t want to be found dead with an iPhone in their pocket. But that doesn’t matter anymore, because lots of great smartphones came out this year that can compete with the iPhone 5s. Smartphones are developing at a fast rate, and features are becoming more and more advanced. If you don’t want an iPhone, but you are looking for another new, amazing smartphone, check out these 3 smartphone alternatives to the iPhone 5s below:
1. Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy phones have kind of been the anti-iPhone for years (since the Samsung Galaxy S III the war between iPhone and Android users has really broken out), and the newest one, the S4 is one of the most prestigious Android smartphones that you can get at the moment. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is big, it is 5.38 inches high, 2.75 inches wide and weighs 4.59 ounces. The size is often a good thing, like when you want to watch movies or look at pictures that you just took, but it can also be annoying because it is too big to put it in your pocket. The Galaxy S4 has a 13-megapixel camera and the battery is replaceable. Another reason to get a Samsung smartphone is that they always add some unique features that no other smartphones have. For instance, when you watch a video on the S4 you can pause it by looking away.
2. Motorola Moto X
If you are looking for a smartphone that fits into your hand and in your pocket, the Moto X by Motorola and Google is just that. It is easy to carry the phone around and easy to hide. The best thing about the Moto X is the voice controls. The voice control features are very advanced, and uses a Google system called ‘X8 Mobile Computing System’, which makes for some awesome voice features, gesture-based controls and an Active Notifications system. Although the amazing voice control features (seriously, some of the best of all Android smartphones) are usually a good thing, they can also get annoying, because you have to say ‘OK Google Now’ any time to start the system, and you can’t turn this off. Another advanced thing about the Motorola Moto X is that customers get to design their own smartphone: you select the colors, storage capability, highlights and a even a personal engraving on the back of your phone before it is shipped to you.
3. HTC One
The HTC One is one of the most beautifully designed smartphones. It has an elegant metal design that is worth showing off. It is 5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches and weighs 143 grams, making it a medium sized, but rather thin smartphone. It is probably the most beautifully designed phone of the year 2013. Unfortunately, the HTC One does have some quirks, such as the camera, which is far from ideal. HTC One describes the camera’s technology as ‘ultra pixels’, instead of megapixels, but this is not something that everybody will like, because your photos won’t come out good in all sorts of light. The camera’s screen is HD (468 ppi), all crammed into only 4.7 inches, which is pretty amazing too.
When you are looking at buying a smartphone you should think long and hard about what it is that you are looking for in your new smartphone. Which features are you going to use the most? Some people value a great camera, but others want a small phone that they can keep in their pocket and that won’t make them look silly when they are calling. So once you figured out what you want, you should be able to make a decision, because it is different for everyone. The iPhone 5s is a great option, but not everybody wants Apple, so hopefully we have provided you with some good Android smartphone alternatives.