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5 smartphones that'll give the iPhone 5 some heated competition

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Sep 2012, 00:15

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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posted on 13 Sep 2012, 03:43 1

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.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 03:51 2

70. regkilla (Posts: 85; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)

The Windows Phone looks like a banana

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 04:35 2

72. bloodline (Posts: 706; 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

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 05:07 2

74. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)

agreed but with only S3,920 nd optimus G.........

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 05:30 2

75. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; 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.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 06:28 1

78. optimusG101 (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

Optimus G. is the winner........


posted on 13 Sep 2012, 08:44 2

88. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

something tells me phone arena hates sony

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:30 2

90. ramoman (Posts: 18; 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

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:45 2

92. PhoneCritic (Posts: 801; 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.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 11:20 1

94. saiki4116 (Posts: 404; 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..

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 13:16

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!!

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 14:41

96. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

all of those phone will be on discounted prices before the year end. some already started..

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 16:16

97. babyk (Posts: 323; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

cant see how someone gonna choose iphone 5 over one x ..this phone is a beauty

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 00:39

100. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

OK guys I get it xperia good phone but globally. It holds no weight

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 14:21

109. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; 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

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 12:37

103. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

Dude Add the GNote 2... it is the biggest beast of em all...

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 15:20

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.

posted on 16 Sep 2012, 04:44

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.

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:36 1

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?

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 00:40 1

107. pandambaba (Posts: 28; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)

let's all just get online and argue over phones..

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