iPhone 4S has officially hit the stores in India today(Nov. 25 2011) and that’s what brought this topic to my mind. iPhone 4S is undoubtedly superior to many other smartphones but its price has made many people think twice and thrice before making the choice of buying it and most of them have decided to skip iPhone 4S and choose another phone of the same level. The alternatives of Apple iPhone 4S would be listed in this post. Let’s get going.
#1. Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Samsung Galaxy Nexus is Google’s and Samsung’s flagship Android phone because of Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich). They recently announced that the phone would be available in India in mid-December. Other than the Android 4, the specifications are quite powerful and I am sure you would love to know about them.
This phone comes with a 4.65 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It weighs 135 grams. It is available in two models: 16 GB and 32 GB. GPRS, EDGE, 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 and microUSB v2.0 are available. 5 megapixels rear camera and 1.3 megapixels secondary camera are available. HD video recording is also available. It runs on Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich). It has a 1.2 GHz processor. It has a Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery.
The price of this phone is expected to be Rs. 37,500 in India. In US, the price is $800(without any contract). You can buy it with Verizon for $199 with two-year contract.
#2. Samsung Galaxy Note
Yet another phone from Samsung Galaxy series. No doubt, Samsung is ruling the world with its smartphones. This smartphone is the largest in the world with a 5.3 inch screen. Yeah! Like Android 4.0 is being the most promoted factor in the above phone, the 5.3 inch screen is here. Large screen means large possibilities. Let’s see what are the specifications of this phone.
This phone comes with a 5.3 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It weighs 178 grams. It is available in two models: 16 GB and 32 GB. Y0u can increase the memory of 16 GB model to 32 GB by using a microSD card. GPRS, EDGE, 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v3.0 and microUSB v2.0 are available. 8 megapixels rear camera and 2 megapixels front facing camera are available. HD video recording is also available. It runs on Android 2.3(Gingerbread) and can be upgraded to Android 4.0 in January 2012. It has a 1.4 GHz processor. It has a 2500 mAh battery.
The price of this phone is Rs. 34,990 in India(Buy online and you may get great discounts). In US, the price is around $775 (without any contract).
#3. Nokia Lumia 800
The latest flagship phone from Nokia. The hopes of Nokia to get back to a respected place in the smartphones category totally depends on this phone. As of now, Nokia Lumia 800 is seeing success and is totally expected to bring back Nokia’s pride. Just like above two phones, this phone also has a promoted factor which is Windows Phone 7.5(Mango). Let me tell you the specs.
This phone comes with a 3.7 inches AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It weighs 142 grams. It is available in only 16 GB model with no card slot. It has a 512 MB RAM. GPRS, EDGE, 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1 and microUSB v2.0 are available. 8 megapixels rear camera is available. Video recording is available at 720p. It runs on Windows Phone 7.5(Mango). It has a 1.4 GHz processor. It has a 1450 mAh battery.
The price of this phone is Rs. 29,000 in India. Nokia hasn’t launched this phone in US officially but if you are an US resident, you can buy the unlocked Nokia Lumia 800 online for $789.99 and get your hands on it.
So, there we go. The best three alternatives for the best iPhone ever. All of these three phones are greatly capable of challenging iPhone 4S. If I were asked to choose one of these three phones for you, I would go for Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It is a respectable and amazing phone and definitely cheaper than iPhone 4S in India.