We are just one week away from Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 5 event. iPhone 5 that is expected to feature a new design and monstrous specs will have plenty of competitors waiting to stop it from becoming the number one smartphone in the market. Here in this post we will take a look at top five smartphones currently available in the market, that iPhone 5 will have to compete with in order to become the leading smartphone of the world. Unsurprisingly the phones I am going to add in the top 5 list are from Samsung, Nokia, and HTC. These smartphones are powered by main iOS rivals Android and Windows Phone platforms. Not only these but iPhone 5 will also have to compete with many devices that will be announced in the coming weeks. Today Nokia has already announced it’s Windows Phone 8 devices. Samsung and HTC have also announced their events for this month, hoping to release their devices to compete with the mighty iPhone 5. Read on to see the top 5 most worthy iPhone 5 competitors.
Nokia Lumia 920
Ahead of iPhone 5 event next week, Nokia has announced it’s line up for Windows Phone 8 platform. Nokia Lumia 920 features a 4.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×768 pixels. The device is powered by a 1.5GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB RAM. Lumia 920 also packs a 8.7-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash capable of taking high quality photos and recording HD video, NFC capabilities are also part of this new device. Other features of this smartphone include front camera for video calling, 32GB internal memory, microUSB port, Bluetooth 3.1 and more.
Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung’s Galaxy S III is currently the leading Android phone in the market. There are reports that it outsold iPhone 4S last month, which is the first time any phone has done so (even though iPhone 4S is about to be replaced by iPhone 5 and that’s why it had lower sales last month, we will still give due credit to Galaxy S III). It packs a huge 4.80-inch screen with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. Galaxy S III is powered by a Quad-Core Cortex A9 processor with 1GB RAM and runs Android 4.0.4 firmware. It has dual cameras, with rear one capable of taking pictures a 8-megapixels. Galaxy S III has an internal memory of 32GB. Other features of this phone include Bluetooth 4.0, expandable storage, 802.11b/g/n/a WiFi, and more.
HTC ONE X
HTC One X is HTC’s leading Android device that packs a Quad-Core processor with 1GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. The screen on One X measures 4.70-inch and has a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. It has a 8-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat. The device just like the iPhone comes in two colors including black and white. Other features of HTC One X include Scratch-resistant glass, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI port with microUSB, and more.
Samsung ATIV S
Samsung ATIV S is a newly announced Windows Phone 8 powered device with 4.8-inch screen. It has a resolution of 720×1280 pixels and is powered by a Dual-Core processor with 1GB screen. It has dual cameras with rear one capable of taking pictures at 8-megapixels. It comes with a 16GB internal storage, microSD storage, Bluetooth 4.0 an more.
HTC Desire X
HTC Desire X is perhaps one of the most few most reasonably sized Android phone available in the market today. It features a 4.0-inch screen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels. HTC Desire X runs Android 4.0 and is powered by a Dual-Core Cortex A8 processor and 768MB RAM. It comes with an internal storage of 4GB only, but has a memory card slot that allows users to expand it’s memory up to 32GB. Other features include 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 4.0, and more.