What Phone Is Better Than The iPhone 5 ? Comparison Reviews

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There are several Android products which are potentially better than the iPhone 5. Examples include the Samsung Galaxy S3 which, itself, has sold more than 20 million units to date, and the rather less successful but, potentially actually better, device, the Samsung Galaxy S4.

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More details below on the comparison reviews.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 vs the iPhone 5

If these two manufacturers lived near you, they’d be the couple who were always fighting, drunk, as they walked home from the pub. They’ve just been involved in an enormous lawsuit court case, in which Samsung lost a little over $1bn to Apple.But, at the same time, they ‘really need each other.’  Samsung manufacture components for the iPhone including they processors. They’re co dependent and destructive, they’re a counselor’s nightmare. But they do make good phones. If you want to know if the Samsung Galaxy S3 is better than the iPhone 5, check out the Whatphone article.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is better than the iPhone 5

Deciding which to get, a Samsung Galaxy S4 Or iPhone 5 ? If you’re prepared to genuinely consider both and decide rationally, you’ll probably end up with a Samsung Galaxy S4. The Samsung Galaxy S4’s screen is best in market and huge in comparison to the iPhone 5’s. Core Android software differences mean the Galaxy S4 is more customisable, personalizable and deals with notifications better.Samsung’s ‘Special Sauce’ Unique User Interface provides a host of camera features and ergonomic enhancements, some of which are extremely useful. Add in the usual Samsung Galaxy range strengths – removable back plate enabling battery change / swapping and external memory addition and the Galaxy S4 is one of the best Androids in market right now. If you want to know what is better for you,Samsung Galaxy S4 Or iPhone 5? check out the Whatphone article.

The iPhone 5c compared to the iPhone 5

The iPhone 5c was released almost exactly one year after the iPhone 5, in September 2013. The internal components used on both devices are almost identical. From a features and specifications point of view, they are almost literally the same phone. Despite the minimal specification differences, the newer iPhone ( the iPhone 5c ) is probably the better phone. The sum of the small incremental improvements listed above, are not, in totality, trivial. For more details please check out this article from Whatphone’s comparison review article : iPhone 5c vs iPhone 5.

The iPhone 5s vs the iPhone 5 – features vs price

Given the price differential you’ll see when you weight up the  iPhone 5s or iPhone 5, there is no rational way to suggest the iPhone 5s is better value. Using pricing from the start of 2014*, there is approximately a $360 difference, over the course of a 24 month contract between the cheaper iPhone 5 and the more expensive  iPhone 5s. Despite the fact that the screen component cost is such a huge proportion of the cost of a phone, the iPhone 5s is, incredibly, more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. In our opinion, it is impossible to justify the cost on anything other than an emotional leaning towards a 5s. We recommend the iPhone 5 in this comparison. Find out which is better in iPhone 5s or iPhone 5?

The iPhone 5 vs the iPhone 4s

The Apple iPhone 4S still ranks up there as the second best selling handset in Australia. People love it. When they’re considering the iPhone 4S the first device they compare it to is the iPhone 5. The same is true the other way around. If you’re in that position – wondering whether the extra money is worth it for the iPhone 5, then why not check out our in depth comparison review of the iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S and decide for yourself.

Comparing the iPhone 5 with the HTC One

The  iPhone 5 vs HTC One question will be plaguing us for the next 6 months of 2013. The majority of Australians now have smartphones. Two years ago, this question would have been much easier to answer. However, comparing the HTC One vs iPhone 5 has become more challenging as Android has improved, HTC have added differentiated software on top of the core Operating System ( HTC Sense ) and Apple, well, Apple have started to bore people.Check out our in depth review of the  iPhone 5 vs HTC One.

 Kurt’s iPhone 5 Review

Before you want to get in to comparisons, having a straight out review is often a good idea. Kurt Handsome always has a lot to say and it’s usually pretty cutting about Apple products. In a break from the norm, in this article, Kurt takes a more balanced view and acknowledges some of the better features of the iPhone 5. Here’s Kurt’s review of the iPhone 5.

Oct ’12


Sarah Kesteven

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