5 Cheaper Alternatives to the iPhone 5


iPhone 5 Alternatives

It’s always easy to get caught up in the hype whenever a new iPhone is about to hit the shops. Usually, you find yourself wanting to sell your stuff just to get one, simply because everyone else is.

If you’re one of those who can’t actually afford it, don’t fear; there are always cheaper alternatives to a new iPhone available. Don’t break open the piggy bank just yet! You can save a lot of cash by just going for one of the following phones instead.

Sony Xperia SSony Xperia S stands for the camera

Sony’s new Xperia phone is equipped with a 12 MP-camera and a very nice 4.3-inch HD screen, using Sony’s Bravia technology. It also comes programmed with Android Gingerbread 2.3.

It looks great, too; it has a smooth, sleek design that is reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S2, although it’s slightly heavier. The camera is also great, allowing you to shoot 1080p movies that look sharp and stunning, even in low-light conditions and this feature makes it to be ranked among the best iphone 5 alternatives.

Nokia Lumia 710Nokia Lumia 701 on display

Geared with Windows Phone for an easy-to-use operating system, the Nokia Lumia 710 is a great affordable alternative to the iPhone. Astonishingly, for the price you’re paying, this phone has faster processing power than the iPhone 4.

The screen is nice and sharp at 3.7 inches, and although the camera is 5 MP, it can shoot 720p movies – amazing for the price.

Although the apps available were quite limited when it was released, the number of apps for Nokia phones are now growing at a fast rate.

Orange San DiegoOrange SanDiego smartphone displayed in hands

One of the key features of the new iPhone is its larger screen. The Orange San Diego, an Android phone, matches the iPhone 5’s large screen at 4 inches and is run by an Intel processor.

For the low price you’re paying, it’s somewhat surprising that this phone has an HDMI port, meaning that you can connect it to your TV to watch HD videos.  Orange San Diego is cool with all of its features and we recommend you to check it out when searching for iphone 5 alternatives.

iPhone 4Sapple iphone 4s white

It’s no surprise that because of the release of the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S is now about to drop massively in price, with some retailers even slashing prices in half!apple iphone 4s back

Some say that the new iPhone doesn’t really have many substantial differences from its predecessor. It does have a larger screen, but do you really need a larger screen? And as for 4G, last time we checked, most of the population uses Wi-Fi for internet, so that shouldn’t really be a problem. With the prices slashed, it seems silly not to get an iPhone 4S.

Samsung Galaxy S3Samsung Galaxy SIII

Samsung should be proud of the fact that it released a phone that’s technically better than the new iPhone – which even arrived before the new iPhone did. You’ll find yourself googling ‘Sell iPhone’ at the sight of the Samsung S3.

It has a larger screen than the iPhone 5 and is overall lighter than most of its competitors. The OS – the latest Android system – is easy and nifty to use. The new S Voice rivals Siri; and the camera captures more than decent 1080p video. Overall, we feel that this is possibly the best cheaper alternative to the new iPhone.

Do you have one of these iphone 5 alternatives devices or you have someone using any of these iphone 5 alternatives? Please share your views. And do you know of other smartphones that you think qualifies to be among the best iphone 5 alternatives? 


  1. Hey Marc, you have your point, and others will have something contrary to what you have said for sure because that’s how life is. What you like others may detest them, but above all, you have said the truth. I have the same opinion like yours :p

  2. Great info my iphone 3gs is due for replacement any time soon – and am going to opt for the Samsung Galaxy – I’ve seen them in operation and they are easy to use…..
    Cheers Olawale


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