Best iPhone alternatives
If you're looking for a new smartphone without an Apple logo on the underside, then you've come to the right place. There are plenty of phones available now, offering the same great functionality of an iPhone, but with a couple of tricks of their own.
Choosing which iPhone alternative is best for you will come down to deciding which part of the iPhone experience you wish you could change. Screen size is the obvious place to start — the iPhone's 3.5-inch screen can prove to be too small to handle the multitude of complex smartphone tasks many of us use our phones for. This year's big screen phones offer comparable image clarity, while increasing the screen real estate by up to 50 per cent.
Do you miss having a physical keyboard? Research in Motion (RIM) may be struggling financially, but the Bold is still the smartphone with the best keyboard, in our opinion. You'll miss out on the iPhone's huge range of apps, but for business professionals, the Bold is still a great alternative.
Maybe you just refuse to pay AU$1000 for a phone. If you're looking for a slick smartphone experience on a budget, then Nokia's Lumia 710 is an excellent option. Again, you'll find considerably fewer apps designed for Microsoft's platform, but you won't miss out on an excellent smartphone experience and you'll only pay one-third of the price — outright or on a plan.