7 Smartphones That Could be Your iPhone Alternatives
We all have to agree on one fact: almost everyone would want an iPhone. It’s beautiful, classy and has lots of capabilities. It is the ultimate and most well-known smartphone on the market.
But for various reasons, not everyone has fallen in love with the phone. Luckily there are a lot of alternatives available, and we’ve compiled a list of 7 other smartphones, which could serve as an alternative to the iPhone. Pick and choose as you see fit among a variety of brands, including both Motorola, Samsung and HTC!
7. Palm Pre
Palm, Inc., the brains behind PALM PRE, is a smartphone manufacturer from California that produces a variety smartphones like Pixi, Trio and Centro.
But their most well-known product is the Palm Pre, which is a multimedia smartphone that has a multi-touch screen and a sliding keyboard. What’s interesting about the PRE is that it functions as a camera phone, a portable media player and also has navigation capabilities. It’s needless to say that it also has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
It runs on a 600 MHz Texas Instruments CPU and it also has a 3.15 megapixel resolution sensor for the camera.
Another great thing about it is its 3.1 inch capacitive touchscreen over a 24-bit color 320×480 resolution HVGA liquid-crystal display. Additional touch commanding is also available with its “Gesture Area”, a touch-sensitive area with LED underlighting, situated just below the display.
The Pre has 8.0 GB of internal flash storage and it’s important to note that it lacks a flash memory card slot.
The smartphone received positive reviews from critics, being called “an important step in the evolution of mobile computing” and also winning some important prizes. However, it was also met with some criticism: the slider mechanism sometimes becomes overly-sensitive, causing quite a lot of problems. Another bug is that characters tend to appear twice when typing, even though the user has only hit the key once.
The Palm Pre is situated at no. 7 with an overall rating of 3/5.
Price range: $299
6. Motorola Droid X
Motorola has been always been a great cell-phone manufacturer, and their smart-phones certainly lives up to the name. The Motorola Droid X and the Backflip have all gotten great reviews and sold well.
The company’s flagship Android device is the Droid X, which features Wi-Fi capabilities, HDMI output, an 8-megapixel camera with 720p video recording, 1.0 GHz processor, a 4.3’’ FWVGA LCD display, and 3G wireless with hot-spot capabilities.
The smartphone comes with 8 GB of internal flash memory, a digital player, a powerful browser, 3 way calling capabilities and a great set of batteries (up to 400 min).
The phone style is Slider, weighs 6.0 oz and runs on the Android 2.0 OS.
It has everything you need, including GPS.
The Motorola Droid X gets an overall rating of 3.5/5 because the great additional features it has. Yes, in this particular aspect it’s at the same level as the Palm Pre, but it offers slightly better multimedia applications.
Price range: $199 – $599
5. HTC HD2
HTC takes the seventh spot on the list with yet another smartphone. The HTC HD2 is the first one with a 4.3 inch touchscreen, the first Windows Mobile phone with a multi-touch capacitive screen and HTC Sense. It runs on a Snapdragon ARM CPU at 1 GHz.
It includes a proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, 3 axis accelerometer, digital compass and 512 MB in internal flash.
It also runs on 576 MB of RAM. The battery is quite strong – HTC promises up to 490 hours of battery time in standby and 6.3 hours of talk time.
It weighs 5.5 oz, and has a height of 4.7 inches and also a width of 2.6 inches. GPS is a given thing in this all-in-one phone.
Some earlier versions had a camera defect that caused a magenta color cast to appear on photographs, but HTC fixed this with a software fix.
The HTC HD2 gets an overall rating of 3.5/5 because of its fantastic design. It’s definitely way above the Droid in terms of looks. It also excels with an extensive library of multimedia applications and has a generous storing memory.
Price range: $199 – $599
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