5 smartphones that'll give the iPhone 5 some heated competition
0. phoneArena 13 Sep 2012, 00:15 posted on
Now that the iPhone 5 is all-official, there are many people in the industry who feel a bit underwhelmed by the announcement. Sure, it’s bigger, faster, and stronger than its predecessor, but as a whole, it might not embody all the necessary characteristics to deem...
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91. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
I stopped commenting after the android floodgates opened and the hate started pouring out. This is the first comment I post in like 3 days because its pointless to argue with people that have just built a hate for apple.
Wendy I feel ya and commend you on being brave enough to voice your thoughts on what truly is a remarkable device. Anyone that doesnt see it, knows nothing about the tech industry.
I used to think apple users were the blind ones but the android users here def take the cake. The hatred is so thick it makes me ashamed of buying another Android device.
30. Motatrola (Posts: 33; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
First of all, no one is comparing apples to oranges.... they are comparing apple to android.
12. Captain_Doug (Posts: 933; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Pretty sure the RAZR M, the Xperia V, and the HTC One S are closer to the same category. Are there really people who say, "either this small iphone or this giant android phone"? I don't see it. I guess maybe I do, but those aren't people whose opinions I'd care too much about phones.
13. Maddy (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)
bla bla bla...these guys will buy even a stone when it got apple logo on it....APPLE Stone Just $999...
fanboy : OMG i bought a apple stone
xyz : Dude seriously what you gonna do with that ????
fanboy: who cares it got apple logo...its a revolutionary stone...just sold 3billion on launch day
xyz: u dumba**
15. bbblader (Posts: 588; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
the iphone5 isnt competition to any one of them if there are more smart people on this planet
20. Gemmol (Posts: 658; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
exactly it use IOS which use less power then andriod os system, why would they need quad core......I have a galaxy note and this bad boy can use a quad core or more
17. Gemmol (Posts: 658; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
all of android owners in my opinion are the saddest owners that I ever read except me since I got a Galaxy Note, but some times I do not even know why I response, but I guess funny response like these bring me out once in a blue "Android phones have far outsold the iPhone. There is not a "Specific" phone outselling the iPhone because we have a choice. Keyboards, screen sizes, forms, specs. You have one phone to choose from.".......I see people talking about iphone features all day but not one person taken a look at the GALAXY 3 camera which use a LAST YEAR MODEL IPHONE for a camera, not only that Samsung took a page from Apple this year where Galaxy 3 was not a big jump from Galaxy 2......compare to the galaxy 1 to the galaxy 2 but yet people was all over it......now these same people complain about the iphone and people upgrading to new iphone make all of yall andriod owners hypocrite's......stop bashing phones in general its bad for your health......some phones work for certain people, I have a GALAXY NOTE it works for ME............I would not upgrade to GALAXY NOTE 2 because they trying to pull the samething Samsung did with Galaxy 2 to Galaxy 3 with a minium update.......and to be honest my phone is not like the past phones where i needed a update or my phone will stop working.....in my opinion phones made it to a point where we can actually be good for 2 years before we upgrade......but for all you people on this website get a life.....not everyone like the same thing you like....its call options and some people prefer iphone or Windows.....now if you ask my opinion which is the best phone I would say LUMIA 920 have the biggest potential right now, and its not like the iphone or galaxy series where it did a small upgrade from 900 to 920 but it did a big upgrade, and there is still features that are not talk about yet, so the potential is there, but as of any other phone they are all okay nothing special......beside the LUMIA I give Motorola Razer props for the Kevlar design it did something new with its hardware but beside that all you andriod owners are doing samething iphone owners doing which is upgrade for minimum features
80. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
your face statement of this comment is probably the most narcissistic statement ever ''all of android owners in my opinion are the saddest owners that I ever read except me'' for real?!
and not all android phones are minor upgrades from previous models. the HTC One X isnt a minor upgrade from the HTC Sensation. The LG Optimus 4x HD isnt a minor upgrade from the Optimus 2x.
''beside that all you andriod owners are doing samething iphone owners doing which is upgrade for minimum features'' i dont think phones like the LG Optimus G and upcoming HTC 1080p are minimum feature upgrades. those phones are INNOVATIVE. i have no idea where u get idea tt these phones are minimal upgrades from previous versions
21. chaosnightmare (Posts: 69; Member since: 20 May 2010)
Those phones won't give competition to the iPhone, all of them are real high end devices that already have beaten the iPhone in every aspect.
24. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
We all know that, that's beyond obvious, but in this article they're poiting out to a possible SALES competition for the iPhone5. But as always the iPhone will sell like hot cakes if I'm not mistaken. . .
25. economist (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)
I think you should certainly include Xperia T/TX
I think that the iphone5 is so overestimated and it can not compete in a "fair comparison" with many phones. I found the Xperia and One X to be many levels above the iphone5
32. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
indeed......the xperia v outperformed the galaxy s3 in benchmarks and to top it off it has the beauty and exclusiveness that can compete with the only thing apple can truly boast about.......design
power and design with a good company.....what more could we ask for?
sony is the better choice for sure
34. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Xperia V indeed. w8 that phone is supposed to be a mid ranger so that means the iPhone5 is a. . . oh nevermind. . .
27. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)
All of em are better than iphone.
But where are xperias they also deserve some respect.
31. tiara6918 (Posts: 1922; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
The only reason why these devices have not outsold the number of sales of the iPhone is that many of them are fanboys and it's already like engraved on their minds that iPhone is the best smartphone, that's why they won't even give the competitors a try. All of those 5 smartphones obviously have defeated the iPhone 5 in terms of specs(for performance, I have yet to see the comparison),build quality, etc.
39. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Nokia’s PureMotion HD+ has a 60Hz refresh rate, making it “blur free” and the fastest display on a phone. Throw in ClearBlack for super saturated colors, 4.5” inches in size and a massive 332ppi that dwarfs the iPhone 5 and we know the winner.
But that didn’t stop Apple from exclaiming, "This is the world's most advanced display and I couldn't be prouder of it."
Sorry, but bulls**t:)
46. bkb01 (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
if the competition is about specs or a better phone, this is not even a competition, all 4 competitors beat the iphone easily, but if its sales competition definitely iphone will still be the big hit. the very disappointing iphone 4s sold very well i think this will also sell well since there a are alot of loyal apple customers.
47. darkdroid (Posts: 44; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)
shud have added Xperia gx ..but iphone5 doesnt stand up a chance with its dual core processor and sd display to this monstrous phones in comparision ...just same old boring crap
53. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
i really think bigger than 4.5 is really humongous or on phablet space already!
3.5-4.5" is i think the most standard... coz i got big hands but no problem texting on 3.5" screen..so the iPhone 5 and lumia 920 are really a catch!
sure that bigger screen like s3, oneX optimusG and razr MAXX HD are good for watching movie but i still prefer watching film on a bigger screen like 9.7 or 10.1 size or on a loptop! but these thing as phones! i dont really like the idea of having bigger screen for a phone, coz if you want a bigger screen. buy a 7" tablet or 9.7/10.1/10.6 tablets for movie purposes but smartphones's job is call and text and maybe some apps and games for time-killer purposes..
huge screens consumes the phones battery so fast and not to mention, these multicore madness and its OS running!!
but still its really good comparison..
i feel pity to nokia though... iPhone 5 will ship on september 21st and WP OS is still on the labs and still fixing bugs to make it user perfect experience! but nokia will be left behind again! so im wishing that microsoft should make great moves now! WP- its now or never!
60. McLaren (unregistered)
wendygarett is a guy.His name is tteragydnew.
Supposedly an iFan,but in fact,supposedly owns a One X.That's enough to show the truth about this fake profile.(No Offence) :O
61. McLaren (unregistered)
iFhone 5 is now truly irrelevant to the market.If someone wants to buy an iFhone,better buy the 4S which will see a price cut and will still be relevant.Android and the new WP8 have done a better job with their flagships which are what u call NEW smartphones.
iFhone 5 should be called iFhone 4.0.2(4.0 for 4 inch and .2 for an updated iFhone 4).
Only iOS 6 can somewhat be called a true upgrade and 4S will still get it.
Only people who want to throw money will buy it instead of the 4S or an Android or WP8 if they are no iFanatics.(No Offence).
63. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 912; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
Not only are the GS3 and Galaxy Note2 highly functional BUT they also have a great balance of incredible functionality, features, power and speed. No other smartphones combines all that in one as brilliantly as those two do. :)
The iPhone5 will indeed sell in truckloads at every store its available in, but IMO, the GS3 will steal quite a bit of its thunder, especially when its Android4.1 JellyBean update arrives. Its actually quite amazing how things have changed in the last 5years. :)
64. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
I AM MAD! I AM REALLY MAD RIGHT NOW!
how can people know that phones like the XPERIA series exist and not love them!!!!!! superior looks, awesome specs (yeah, beats your beloved galaxy s3 and htc one x so shut up) awesome company (sony), great customer service, AWESOME EVERYTHING! come ooooon people.
and to the writer of this article, you must be, i don't know....where are the xperia T or xperia V? one thing i know, is you shouldn't write for tech sites.
93. JKING_25 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
I think the fact that most people don't think about the Xperia phones just means sony needs to market there phones better. Sony has some awesome phones with the best screens but they market there phones worse than HP did WebOS (if you recall lol).
66. andrew1953 (Posts: 176; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)
Impressed with the Lumia 920 as it has NFC and wireless recharging which the i5 suprisingly does not. Main question is what do you pair it up with in tablet form. The Surface? If I get a Samsung Note 2, I can pair it with an Asus Infinity 700 . I can also wait for a BB10 to pair with my PLAYBOOK 64GB.
72. bloodline (Posts: 704; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
personally I have my eye on the LG optimus G and I cant wait to see what the NEXUS range brings
74. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
agreed but with only S3,920 nd optimus G.........
75. SGSatlantis (Posts: 207; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
I'm sorry but the one x is over his prime, people that wanted the one x they have it right now. The RAZR HD will sell better, LG not so sure about. The Nokia and Samsung S3 and Note2 are the only one that can put a dent in apples sales.
78. optimusG101 (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Optimus G. is the winner........
LG IS COMING BACK!!!
90. ramoman (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
where is the xperia t or v ??? phone arena why always i feel that u don't like ny thing sony made
92. PhoneCritic (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Fact remains no one will beat Apple in terms of sales. I would be surprised if The iPhone 5 did not sell as much as the 4s. why? Because
1. Many people are tied to the eco-system via iTunes.
2. Brand loalty
3. its a good device
The most important factor is that Apple has
4. Cult like following - it is almost a religion and Steve Jobs is seen as almost a deity. who is the greatest technological mind ever ( never mind That his partner Steve Woz was the real engineer behind Apple or countless other engineers)
Like a cult Apple tells you what you need or do not need and that their way is the better way. do not question them ( read their Genius sales manual ). You need what they have because without it your life is incomplete.
I hate to say it but they really have nailed marketing which is the art of gettting people to believe that your product is above and beyond the competition even though it may not be.
and to create loyal followers who will buy from you over and over again no matter what. Simply brilliant.
94. saiki4116 (Posts: 375; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)
I cant understand the iPhone contender..There are no iPhone contenders now because all devices are advanced than iPhone and it is apple who are laggards...If you look outside of US.No body isn't that obsessed with iphone..
95. alfadolla (Posts: 28; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
I'm wondering did anyone take notice too how the iPhone5 took over Phone Arena yesterday? it was like apple took out a full page add. I like too be informed but why is it that apple gets all the hype and the others get just what's left over!!
96. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
all of those phone will be on discounted prices before the year end. some already started..
97. babyk (Posts: 261; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
cant see how someone gonna choose iphone 5 over one x ..this phone is a beauty
100. Lboogey6 (Posts: 269; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
OK guys I get it xperia good phone but globally. It holds no weight
109. Lboogey6 (Posts: 269; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
lol two thumbs up but what's the sales record. Great you two have them Sony's doing awesome now lol point blank sell to multiple carriers andits good
103. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
Dude Add the GNote 2... it is the biggest beast of em all...
104. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
what about the upcoming samsung galaxy victory? Its the same size and for people who have no favorite operating system and want a smaller phone it would be a hard decision for them.
105. emes360 (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
I think, that even though these phones are... well better than the iPhone in almost every way, really, they won't be able to outsell the iPhone. Because non of them (maybe now the GSIII) are really iconic on the smartphone market. When people think 'smartphone' their mind goes straight to 'iPhone', and when purchasing a smartphone, I think that people who don't know much about Android phones, just won't consider them as serious competitors. I have a friend, who, when the iPhone 5 was announced, said that the display, LTE and the camera are the best in the world, and would't believe me when I told him that Android devices have had these features for months.
106. pandambaba (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
getting the iphone 5 because i want a break from android, it's small, and easy to use with one hand. it's really well-rounded. i was totally for the one x because it's gorgeous, but maybe downgrading in screen size might be better for me. who knows?
107. pandambaba (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
let's all just get online and argue over phones..