iPhone 5 is the latest and quite frankly the greatest smartphone till now to have come out from the hallowed Apple stable. The excitement and the frenzy for it can be gauged by the fact that its sells crossed the 2 million mark within 24 hours of being available in the market. Most analysts have predicted the sell to cross the 10 million mark and more. But, the road ahead may not be as smooth as being predicted due to the presence some heavyweights with cheaper and even better alternatives.
The top iPhone 5 rivals are:-
1). Samsung Galaxy S3:-
Touted as the best smartphone ever, this is one rival that Apple sure can’t afford to brush under the carpet. The 4.9 in device is powered by the ice-cream sandwich with a quad-core Exynos processor. Couple that with the LTE connectivity, NFC , 8MP camera and features such as the S-Voice, Smart Stay,etc powered by the S-software, and you have got a sure match-winner. This reflects from the fact that it has sold over 6.5 million devices till the second quarter of the year.
2). Samsung Galaxy Note/Note 2:-
Dubbed as the original Phablet, it is one of the biggest success stories of Samsung in 2012. It comes armed with features like 5.3 in screen, 2MP front camera, 8MP back camera, 1.5gHz dual-core processor, S-pen stylus,etc. As if one was not enough, its successor Note 2 has also been announced, which brings a plethora of features including the redesigned stylus and software features from Android Jelly Bean.
3). HTC One X:-
Despite the manufacturer’s observation of not being as hot as in market as expected, it is still one of the best smartphones available, its signature being its great 4.7in HD screen with 720p support. It is slim and light, powered by the Snapdragon S4 CPU and Ice Cream Sandwich OS. It is expected to challenge more hotly when it is upgraded to the Jelly Bean in the coming months.
4). Nokia Lumia 920:-
Suddenly, Nokia seems to have made a splash in the smartphone market with its new Lumia 920. This boasts of a curved-glass screen of 4.5 in with a resolution of 1280*768, with a pure motion HD+ display. Its most striking feature is its camera laced with the PureView technology. It also has the same Snapdragon processor like One X, NFC support City lens App, etc. With this, Nokia will surely try to regain some of the lost ground in this business.
5). Motorola Droid RAZR M:-
It is one of the most affordable smartphones in the market featuring a 4.3in HD display coupled with super amoled technology. It comes with the android Ice Cream Sandwich, and powered by the same processor as Nokia and HTC. Its other features include 4G LTE & NFC support, a 8MP camera, 1080p video recording etc.
With such rivals on the block, iPhone 5 will surely not have a smooth run in the market. As the smartphone market further heats up, the customers can only hope to gain, with new devices laced latest features and technology enhancing their life.