If you’ve decided you’ve had it with Apple and are looking for a new smartphone for 2013 then there are plenty of options out there. With other leading products from many well-known mobile phone companies there is bound to be something which suits your needs and will replace the iPhone that no longer fits the bill.
Here’s a closer look at our top three iPhone alternatives.
HTC Windows Phone 8X
People have been convinced since the launch of the iPhone 5 that the HTC Windows Phone 8X is the most likely model to challenge the new Apple device. The screen isn’t extreme or oversized and measures at a sensible and well-considered 34 inches. It’s display should at least equal if not better Apple’s retina display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution at a 342 PPI.
The 8X has a top of the range dual-core Qualcomm chipset which clocks in at 1.5GHz and this means speedy performance is guaranteed, for games as well as general applications. The camera is also one of the best on the market with a 2.0 aperture and a front-facing second camera with 2.1 megapixels.
The only negatives which have been raised with the 8X are its price tag and also the fact that is only comes in a 16GB model with no microSD slot like most other smartphones. This basically means once you’ve used the inner memory, you’re done.
Galaxy Note 2
The Galaxy Note 2 is one of a new generation of products colloquially nicknamed ‘phablets’ meaning they bring together the functionality of smartphones and tablets. It’s size means it packs a punch from a performance perspective but it can be clunky to handle.
It features a quad-core processor which clocks in at 1.6GHz and has a huge battery so you’ll never have to worry about it not lasting through the whole day. The RAM on the Note 2 is also 2GB which outstrips most high-end smartphones which offer a maximum of 1GB.
The downfall of the Note 2 is of course its size and this is the only reason it won’t always appeal to everyone.
Business users need look no further than the latest BlackBerry. Even BlackBerry have realised the error of their ways and turned to the touchscreen and is provides a smart, innovative and original interface with its newest product. It has taken them some time to catch up but now they have the Z10 is a force to be reckoned with and a phone that all self-respecting business people will have to consider if they’re moving away from Apple.
If you’ve had a revelation and have decided that it’s time to sell your iPhone and move on then make sure you get the best possible deal for your old smartphone and consider recycling it for cash. Once you’ve done that you can move on and pick one of these three innovative alternatives or check out what else is out there. The speed that the mobile and technological worlds move is almost immeasurable so there are bound to be even more exciting devices promised for later on in the year.
Paul Edge is a mobile technology specialist from Lancaster. After deciding it was time he sold his iPhone for a better alternative he has regularly reviewed non-Apple products.