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iPhone 5s alternatives round-up: what else can you get for $199?

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Sep 2013, 17:23

The iPhone 5S is peeking at us from right around the corner. In just a few hours, the smartphone will be made available in the US, Canada, France, Germany, the UK, Japan, and other key markets, carrying a premium price tag attached to it, as usual. In the US, to be more specific, the 16GB iPhone 5S price will be nailed at $199 on a 2-year contract, or $649 for those who prefer theirs unlocked and contract-free. Now, we're pretty sure that the iPhone 5S will be an outstanding smartphone, just like the previous iPhone models. But at the same time, we can think of more than a few alternatives one should consider before reaching for their credit card – alternatives that are just as good as Apple's new handset and happen to fall in the same price category...

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posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:04 7

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

... In your opinion.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:23 4

24. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I dunno, I had a bowel movement that I think would serve as a great replacement for any iphone....


posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:26 3

25. tedkord (Posts: 13872; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

The 80% of smartphone users who have Android disagree.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:40

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 24447; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Represent Mxy. Stand your ground bro. I love that about you. +1

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:20

23. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Lumia 1020 or G2, or wait for GDR3 Windows Phones next month.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 01:39

40. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

or lumia 1520 next month

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:28

26. robinlim85 (Posts: 86; Member since: 03 May 2013)

double processing powers pushing the same amount of pixels
this 5s going to be crazy lag free machine
its like porshe turbo S,with MOOORE power to push the same weight

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 20:56 2

30. jellmoo (Posts: 1997; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

It just makes me think that it's a really good time to be a mobile enthusiast. Lots of great choices either out or coming out shortly for all sorts. Great Android handsets on the market, and the Note 3 will be one to watch for a lot of people. The 5s is also going to be a smash hit and I'm sure really be a crowd pleaser for the iOS fans. The Lumia 1020 is just a marvellous piece of tech, and all of the rumours of the 1520 seem to indicate it will be a beast.

While we all have our favourites (that 1020 would be right up my alley if only Bell would carry the thing!), we all have great options ahead of us. Competition is strong, and that is always a good thing.

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 21:19

33. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


posted on 19 Sep 2013, 23:09 1

37. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

I've got another one.

A Nexus 4 AND your freedom.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 01:26

39. andrexx24 (banned) (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

No way any of these other alternatives can beat the ip 5s, that is why Im selling my 5 to get my hands on that baby!

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 07:31 1

42. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

I'm not in the US, so don't know how this works; but can anyone explain to me why most flagships are like $200 on other carriers and just $100 on Sprint?

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 10:39 1

43. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Sprint tries to promote phones at a cheaper price to attract customers to their terribly slow network.

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