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5 smartphones that could BEAT the iPhone 4S are here!

Last updated on: November 25, 2011 13:13 IST

5 smartphones that could BEAT the iPhone 4S are here!

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Sathishkumar, Tech2Date.com

Am I suggesting you not to buy iPhone 4S? A big NO. But yes, I am suggesting you compare the five phones here with the hot-in-market iDevice (read iPhone 4S) before you really buy it draining about Rs 50,000, that too for just a mobile phone.

Do put your valuable comment on the message board and let all your fellow readers know more about iPhone 4S and the alternatives in your voice.

Sathishkumar is a full time blogger from Salem and owns Techiemania and a few other web sites and blogs.

The most expensive smartphone in India has just been launched. At midnight the iPhone 4S was literally released, but there are not many takers I suppose this time for this latest Apple gadget. Almost all the stores recorded negative reactions from customers in last few days after the announcement of thier India prices, which is up to Rs 57,000 for 64GB variant.

It is time to wait and watch. This may be the best policy ahead of deciding to buy it or not to buy it. Before that, you can also look into other alternatives to iPhone 4S if you have made up your mind to buy a super smartphone soon.

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Image: A collage of iPhone 4S and its nearest rivals in India

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1. Samsung Galaxy S II

If you are crazy about mobile photography and were really searching for a good camera in a mobile after iPhone 4S then Samsung Galaxy S II is the perfect phone for you.

It has got 8MP snapper for still images and 1080p for video capturing. It is a phone of great quality in terms of camera. You can also download apps from the Android Market on it to tweak your images to make them look better.

Apart from camera, Galaxy S II is the best smartphone from the house of Samsung. It has all the required features with powerful hardware and pre-loaded third party software.

Samsung Galaxy S II price in India -- Rs 29,900 (far less than iPhone 4S lowest range of Rs 44,500).

NEXT: Nokia Lumia 800

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2. Nokia Lumia 800

If you are bored by the iPhone and Android powered devices, then Nokia Lumia 800 is the perfect phone for you. It runs on Windows. Windows Phone 7. It surely stands out in the crowd.

The phone has beautiful design with fresh Metro user interface. Nokia Lumia 800's hardware is powerful and handles smartphone duties perfectly. The phone is yet to arrive in India but its price for India has been already announced.

Nokia Lumia 800 price in India -- Rs 29,000 (again far too less than iPhone 4S)

NEXT: Motorola RAZR XT910

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3. Motorola RAZR XT910

Motorola RAZR is for those smartphone users who value design the most. The phone has an elegant combination of solid metal, Kevlar and glass. More to it, Motorola RAZR is stunningly thin. It is just 7.1 mm thick. According to several mobile and tech websites, the Motorola RAZR is the thinnest in the world till date.

Motorola RAZR is almost identical to Samsung Galaxy Nexus in terms of its hardware. Soon, this phone too will be getting the latest Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.

Motorola RAZR price in India: Rs 33,990

NEXT: HTC Sensation XE

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4. HTC Sensation XE

If you wanted iPhone 4S because of its awesome sound quality, then you can try HTC Sensation XE at lesser price. This phone is an upgraded version of HTC Sensation.

It has got faster processor and best ever possible audio quality. The phone came after the recent collaboration of HTC with Beats by Dr Dre and this is the first product after the combined effort of two giants.

XE is equipped with iBeats earphones which is pre-tuned to deliver superior quality audio. It has got enhanced bass too.

According to reviews on few tech blogs and websites, the HTC Sensation XE and Beats sound is surely great compared to any other phone in the Indian market.

HTC Sensation XE price in India: Rs 32,400

NEXT: Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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5. Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The second best iPhone 4S alternative is also from the house of Samsung in our search. Galaxy Nexus is a phone for all the Android enthusiasts. It runs on the latest Android version -- Ice Cream Sandwich.

Moreover, all the latest updates on Android are immediately and automatically synced by Google into the device. The phone is highly customisable and is perfect for all those smartphone users who love tinkering with their phone's software and try for additional functionality into it.

More to all these, the Galaxy Nexus offers you amazing 1280 x 720 resolution display. Currently the phone is not available in India, but it will be arriving soon. And of course, its expected price is less than iPhone 4S.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus price in India: Rs 35,000.

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