5 smartphones that'll give the iPhone 5 some heated competition
posted by John V. / Sep 13, 2012, 12:15 AM
However, as we’ve seen since the beginning of the year, the competition has seemingly caught up, and in some instances, surpassed the iPhone in many categories. Nowadays, there are a handful of smartphones donning 720p displays, packing speedy 4G LTE, and even NFC to make them future proof – all of which, help to make them more feature filled. For the average consumer, the power is in their court because they have many options to side with. Even though the Apple iPhone 5 will undoubtedly be taken into consideration, thanks primarily to its brand recognition, there are still other devices out now (and coming soon) that will undoubtedly give some heated competition.
So beware iPhone 5, here are 5 smartphones that are waiting in the bushes for the opportunity to take away your crown.
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What ? No Xperia T/V ?
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 12:17 AM 27
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The Xperia V is more than enough IMHO. . .
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 12:42 AM 22
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Yeah, the staff of this site..shame on you. The Xperia V - 4G, 4.3 inch of HD screen with white magic, S4 processor, featherlight, WATERPROOF, 13MP Exmor 2 camera, SD slot, ALMOST HALF THE IPHONE 5 PRICE - what the heck more do you want?!
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 4:24 PM 5
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I see one major typo in this article. These phones aren't competition or serious contenders to the iPhone 5, they are the iPhone 5 defeaters. Please change that Phonearena you misspelled competition and contender
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 5:25 PM 3
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It's, as I said before, more about PR stuff. The i-phonearena and such other sites very conveniently ignore Sony products. I mean seriously, it's funny to see Motorola and LG Being mentioned while Sony is left out... in fact this puts doubt on the credibility of the reviewers... I have used GS2 & I replaced it with the Arc S purely for its originality & superior feel & with their new dual cores (t, tx, v) they have proven the point that I have always advocated that dual core phones are more than enough for the time being.
posted on Sep 14, 2012, 10:07 AM 0
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Xperia V is much better. but sony marketing way is different, more artistic so most people can't understand.
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 1:56 AM 4
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Sometimes it feels as if the Sony PR team is not working well with the Reviewers not keeping them enough happy and so they are often ignored and yes I agree Sony is far more articulate in their designing. They do have designers on their payroll rather than engineers doing it all lol
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 5:05 AM 2
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I was surprised there's no note 2. I think it's the next big thing. Really! BIG BIG THING! That thing is a monster! :D
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 5:58 AM 6
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Probably because it's in a whole other category, phablets. The Note II though, hardware and software wise is the best smartphone on the market and will be for a while. Love that thing! Also, all of these other phones that were mentioned slap the new iPhone in the face, especially the Galaxy S III.
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 8:24 AM 3
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Holy crap, I can't wait for the Note II...talk about heated competition for the iPhone
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 12:20 AM 23
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Note 2 and the rumored HTC 5inch phone will own this spec wise but people will still line up to buy the iphone i hope HTC brings the big guns to there conference maybe it will take some focus off of apple before the iphone hits the streets..i didnt see anything innovative at all im really impressed with the 920 also
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 5:54 AM 2
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NOTE II = HTC ONE X = GALAXY S3 = RAZR MAXX HD = OPTIMUS G = LUMIA 920 > IPHONEY 5
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 12:22 AM 49
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you guys crack me up!!!!
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 7:15 AM 2
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Nothing will touch the iPhone sales within the next 3-6 months. The only way Samsung could defeat able is by coming out with a smartphone every 5-6 months in hopes to beat them by selling an army. Rather than concentrate on the materials of the phone and timely updates they would rather beat Apple with Quantity rather than Quality. Apple will exceed Samsung, LG, HTC, and Motorola's profits all alone.
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 12:24 AM 6
Whether the sales is good or not is none if your business... Say what you want... It doesn't affect our decision...
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 12:27 AM 7
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quality? are you serious That glass soda can is better quality than the SGIII noooooooooo. An how can you blame Samsung for diversifying their portfolio? They gotta be like Apple an make 1 overratted and hyped phone every year and every other year just add some new feature and call it an upgrade. Only reason the i5 does great in sales because of thier marketing budget and its seen as a status symbol but we all know all of them look EXACTLY THE SAME. ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE CASE, NOWHERE NEAR THE INDIVIDUALISM OF ANDROID. If somebody lost their iphone without a case in a pile of maybe 20 iphones how long would it take them to find their phone without going through contacts? FOREVER
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 12:49 AM 7
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On profit...iPhone is manufactured in china and Samsung phones are manufactured in korea...and we all know manufacturing china is cheap...so Apple get double benefit...low cost and they sell at higher margin!!!
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 1:39 AM 7
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knowing that SGS 3 made of cheap plastique and it cost about 600€ for 16G, WTF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT BENEFIT???? both of them get double benefit NOTE : i put a € sign not a dollar sign because i live in europe
posted on Sep 13, 2012, 7:36 AM 0
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how can you consider lower specs higher quality, last i checked the last phones samsung has put out has blown the iphone out of the water... if it wasnt for the blind followers of apple that live in a bubble where the iphone is on a level which no phone can ever reach then im pretty sure iphone sales would have dropped a while ago
posted on Sep 20, 2012, 7:31 AM 0
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