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Apple iPhone Competitors

Updated on September 30, 2013
HTC One to iPhone
HTC One to iPhone
Motorola X
Motorola X
Sony Experia
Sony Experia

Why millions flock to own an Apple iPhone is a bit baffling to many of us non-Apple lovers. Apple owners are like devout Beatle fans or devout zealots, they worship the ground Apple sits on, where it is about computers, iPads, iPhones or other devices. Like the devout Beatle fan, who buys anything with their name on it, so do Apple fans. Ironic that Apple's name was stolen by Jobs from The Beatles own, Apple records, the band's own label from 1968-70. Yes, the two tangle in courts over it for years. Jobs could not beat them, so he settled. After all, Jobs was a devout Beatle fan.

So, you have the Apple iPhone 5S, which has a better camera, a fingerprint sensor and faster processor. The 5C is really just the 5 but in new colors, uses the same A6 processor and same camera and has a plastic casing. Next year, the iPhone 6 will arrive. Oh boy!

The iPhone's competitors are the HTC One, which match the iPhone in many ways. It does have a lesser camera, but still fine. It has a 4.7" screen with 468 pixels and is one of the best, two front speakers and a processor that is fairly fast. I have been using it for sometime and it is a great alternative to the iPhone. The Motorola X is actually made in the USA. This Android allows hands free use, doing everything you normally do without holding it, if you want. Motorola invented the cell phone, I still have my analog flip phone from 1996, it was so cool then.

Of course, the Samsung Galaxy S4, is the iPhone's huge competitor for good reason, it IS as good in all respects with its 5" display, 441 pixels. The only complaint is that there is a learning curve to it, something consumers despise. But, once the hurdle is dealt with, never think iPhone again. Another Samsung, the Galaxy Note 3 has a whopping 5.7" screen and is thinner and lighter. Like the Galaxy, this has a learning curve (well, what phone doesn't????) that may frustrate some, but again, once you dial it in, forget the iPhone. Android is as good. Period.

The last true iPhone competitor is the Sony Xperia Z. Like the others mentioned, this phone does it all as the others do but has one superb feature: you can drop this underwater up to 3 ft. deep for 30 minutes, retrieve it, and like a Timex, it keeps on ticking. Its camera is also Cybershot and as good as the iPhone.

So, other phones do exist that compete with the iPhone, but these are the ones stealing some devout Apple lovers over to the Android phones. You will be hard pressed to find that much difference for the price.


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