May 25, 2017

Top 3 Alternatives to Apple iPhone 4S

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

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

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

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.


  1. I like nokia lumia 800. It has a 3.7 inches AMOLED display. And comfortable to use. I am excited to buy this mobile.

  2. What Nokia has on offer in the coming times are two big phones. They are being touted as comeback phones for Nokia. Yes, I am talking about the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710. Both these phones are expected to bring Nokia back with a bang in the smartphone market. These Windows based phones carry potential to give real competition to other smartphones out there. With the hardware reliability of Nokia and the software familiarity of Windows, these phones are bound to attract attention.
    The key feature of these phones is obviously the Windows 7.5 OS. But that is not it. They are packed with some amazing functions which will keep you hooked onto it for long. Both these phones are in some ways pretty similar, but there ARE some tech differences between the two. The Lumia 800 is somewhat superior to the Lumia 710. As Lumia 710 is targeted more towards a younger audience, the differences are justified.
    What really stands out for the Lumia 800 is its unibody touchscreen interface. It is probably the best looking phone out there, second only to Nokia N9. A 3.7 inch clear-black AMOLED screen, 1.4 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and an 8 Megapixel camera combine for a solid smartphone. Although it has a smaller display than the N9 but it is still better than iPhone’s display. The 8 Megapixel camera might work for a casual photographer, but it visibly lags behind the N8 in terms of picture quality. There are a couple Nokia-exclusive apps that give their devices more of an edge than the competition Windows phones. One being Nokia’s popular free turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation, and their new MixRadio online streaming service. It also lets you use about 25GB of free SkyDrive storage for images and audio tracks.
    The Lumia 710 on the other hand is the more affordable of the Windows Phone on offer by Nokia. It’s not too far away in specifications from the Nokia 800. It packs a 5 Megapixel Camera with a LED flash, as compared to the 8 Megapixel Camera on the 800. It has an LCD screen instead of the AMOLED display on the 800. On the inside, though, it is similar to the 800 with a 1.4GHz processor with 512 MB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. And unlike the 800, the 710 has physical buttons on it. So it might not give you the seamless unibody experience that is expected out of the 800.

  3. Nokia Lumia is awesome. The main concern is about the apps for windows mobile. iPhones apps are good when compared to windows mobile apps.
    Apps like angry birds, skype etc.. are missing on Windows Mobile.

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