With WWDC 2012 right around the corner, all eyes are on the potential announcement of the highly anticipated Apple iPhone 5. Unfortunately the media are serving up mixed reports which hint to a September-October iPhone 5 release date, meaning that we may be in for a couple months more of waiting.
5 best iPhone 5 alternatives: HTC One X, Samsung Galaxy Note, Nokia Lumia 900, Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX & Samsung Galaxy Nexus
HTC One X: Arguably the most powerful smartphone readily available on the market, the HTC One X boasts a 4.7-inch screen, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording, and stunning design.
Samsung Galaxy Note: The largest smartphone on the list and the only ‘phablet’ on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Note may have attracted a lot of controversy when it first launched due to its sheer size but we dare you try one out and not admit it grows on you. Boasting a dual-core processor, 8MP shooter, gorgeous 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution, and even a stylus.
Nokia Lumia 900: The best Windows Phone on the market right now, it come with ClearBlack glass touch-screen display measuring in at 4.3 inches, 8-megapixel shooter, and even a host of colors to pick from.
Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX: If you’ve been avoiding Android smartphones due to complaints about poor battery life then you can be rest assured the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX will not disappoint. In fact, it will more than likely outlast the iPhone 5 even if there is no information at this time as to what sort of battery the next-gen Apple phone comes with. Despite the massive 3,300mAh battery inside the RAZR MAXX, it maintains a slim form factor.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Last on our list is the pure Android 4.0 Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Boasting a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5MP camera with 1080p video recording and zero shutter lag, it is also the only device on the list that you can be certain will be getting the rumored Android 5.0 Jellybean update.
Now if you’re wondering why we left the iPhone 4S out of the list, it is because there would be no other flagship smartphone you could buy right this moment that would you make you feel as much remorse as the 4S in case the iPhone 5 does end up getting announced on June 11 (WWDC 2012).