While the iPhone 4S is the highest selling smartphone on the market at the moment, it isn’t for everyone. If you’re due for an upgrade and don’t wish to wait for the iPhone 5, here are the best iPhone alternatives on the market right now. While many high-end smartphones were plagued by bugs (e.g. HTC Thunderbolt, Motorola DROID Bionic), these 4 Android smartphones have been tried and tested to perform well. Enough chatter, check them out below.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus: The only smartphone on the list with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it comes with solid specs and a display to match. With Android 5.0 Jellybean rumored to land sometime this summer, the Galaxy Nexus is the only smartphone that is guaranteed to get the next best features Google has to deliver. You won’t have to worry about ‘fragmentation’ with this device.
4 best iPhone 4S alternatives on the market right now: Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S2 & Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX: With a whopping 3,300mAh battery, the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX puts an end to all those claims that Android devices need to be charged multiple times a day. In addition to its huge battery, it boasts 4G LTE, has a bigger display than the iPhone 4S and uses a unique rear plate that is equivalent to Kevlar.
Samsung Galaxy Note: If you’re moving away from an iPhone 4S to a Samsung Galaxy Note then this ‘phablet’ will be an entirely different experience. You will notice that HD videos look awesome on the device’s humungous 5.3-inch display and you will enjoy watching playbacks of your videos and pictures taken on the device. In addition to its beautiful display, the Samsung Galaxy Note features an integrated advanced capacitive pen. While Steve Jobs said that stylus technology was dead, with over 5 million Samsung Galaxy Note units sold in the last 5 months, you just need to take it for a test drive to see what Galaxy Note fans have sworn off switching to any other smartphone after using one.
Samsung Galaxy S2: While the Samsung Galaxy S2 is well-aged and its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S3 may be only a couple of months away from stores, it is still a hot seller and possibly the highest selling Android smartphone on this list to date. It too supports 4G LTE, will get the latest Android 4.0 update, packs an 8-megapixel camera that easily rivals the iPhone 4S, and features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display that displays blacks better than the iPhone 4S.