Top 5 Substitute for iPhone 5

Can't afford an iPhone? Here are some substitutes.

Apple iPhone is a brand name which stands for dignity and status. Having an iPhone as your own will make you see the change even in your personality. How hard other companies might try, the place that an iPhone has in the mind of a techie, will not be changed or replaced that easily. That much Apple has grown up. But the only factor that make iPhone dear and yet unapproachable is its heavy price tag.

Apple iPhone 5

Though its practically impossible to have a budget friendly iPhone, there are decent smartphones out there in the market, which are just one or two steps away from the iPhone. These smartphones have good looks, good features, and are available at a comparative lesser price tag. Let us check out the decent substitutes for Apple iPhone 5. all theses smartphones are currently available in India.

1.BlackBerry Z10:
Price: 39,999/- Rupees.

At the first glance, the BlackBerry Z10 looks like an iPhone 5 smartphone. Priced at 39,999/- rupees, the BlackBerry Z10 will be a wise substitute for iPhone 5. after Apple, Blackberry is the smartphone of the business men. Holding a BlackBerry will uplift you from the category of a crazy teen or youth to a successful young man. With a display screen sized 4.5 inches, the BB Z10 suits your hand like a perfect made. More than the premium look, the device has an industrial or business look.
BlackBerry Z10

The key features of BlackBerry Z10 smartphone are:

• 4.2 inches Display
• BB 10 OS
• Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait Processor
• 2 GB RAM
• 16 GB Internal storage
• 64 GB Expandable memory
• 8 MP Primary Camera
• 2 MP Secondary camera
• Li-Ion 1800 mAh Battery
• Up to 10 h Talk time:
• Price: 39,999/- rupees


• Faster web browsing.
• Good camera with Time Shift application.
• Messaging Hub
• Expandable memory.
• Adobe Flash support.
• Removable battery


• Tricky Gesture oriented interface
• No specific back button
• The plastic build lacks premium look.

2.Sony Xperia Z:
Price: 35,000/- Rupees.

So far the best smartphone from Sony, that is the xperia Z. With its Water and Dust resisting features, looks and high end specifications, Sony's Xperia Z still stands out as a leading smartphone. Available at 35,000/- rupees, the Xperia Z will be an apt substitute for the iPhone 5 smartphone.34, 191.

Sony Xperia Z

The key features of Sony Xperia Z smartphones are:

• 5 inches Display
• Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
• 1.5 GHz quad core Processor
• 2 GB RAM
• 16 GB Internal storage
• 32 GB Expandable memory
• 13 MP Primary Camera
• 2.2 MP Secondary camera
• Non-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh Battery
• Up to 11 h Talk time:
• Price: 35,000/- rupees


• Scratch-resistant screen.
• Water resistant and dust resistant.


• Headphone slot is not water resistant.

3.Nokia Lumia 920:
Price: 36,000/- Rupees.

The company had claimed the Lumia 920 as the world's most innovative smartphone of the time. The Pure View imaging innovation is the unique selling point of the device. The phone uses the advanced floating lens technology which enables the camera to capture five times more light than the normal smartphones of the time, that too, without a flash.

Nokia Lumia 920

The key features of Nokia Lumia 920 are:

• 4.5 inches Display
• Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS
• Dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Processor
• 1 GB RAM
• 32 GB Internal storage
• No Expandable memory
• 8 MP Primary Camera
• 1.3 MP Secondary camera
• Standard battery, Li-Ion 2000 mAh Battery
• Up to 8.6 h (2G) / Up to 10.8 h (3G) 11 h Talk time:
• Price: 36,000/- rupees


• Stunning design
• Wireless charging
• Nokia City lens
• Pure Motion display
• Sky Drive


• No memory card slot

4.Samsung Galaxy S4:
Price: 35,000/- Rupees.

The much awaited smartphone of the year, the Samsung galaxy S4 will be a very clever substitute for an iPhone 5 smartphone, without any doubt. Other than the plastic build, the Galaxy S4 is a pretty good smartphone, competent enough to fight shoulder with Apple products. The device is currently available in India at 35,000/- rupees.

Samsung Galaxy S4

The key features of Samsung Galaxy S4 are:

• 5 inches Display
• Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS
• Exynos 5 Octo core 1.9 GHz Processor
• 2 GB RAM
• 16/32/64 GB Internal storage
• Up to 64 GB Expandable memory
• 13 MP Primary Camera
• 2 MP Secondary camera
• Li-Ion 2600 mAh Battery
• Price: 35,000/- rupees


• iPhone 5 retina beating display
• 5 inch Full HD touchscreen
• The most powerful processor ever.
• Stunning rear camera.
• Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
• 360-degree panorama mode and high dynamic range (HDR) shooting mode.


• No wireless charging
• No eye scrolling

5.HTC One:
Price: 42,000/- Rupees.

HTC One can be termed as the best Android smartphone of the year so far. With its classy metal body which matches the matte finish of Apple and richest features, the device is a heartthrob of so many. The device is currently available at a price tag of rupees 42,000/-.


The key features of HTC One smartphone are:

• 4.7 inches Display
• Google Android 4.1.2 OS
• 1.7GHz quad core Processor
• 2 GB RAM
• 32/64 GB Internal storage
• No Expandable memory
• 4 MP Primary Camera
• 2.1 MP Secondary camera
• 2300 mAh Li-polymer Battery
• Price: 42,000/- rupees


• Stylish built.
• Feature rich.


• No expandable memory.

These are the leading smartphones in the current market. Each of these phones has the capacity to substitute Apple iPhone 5, of course with certain compromises. Check these phones and leave a comment in the box given below.
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Last updated on 09-07-2013. Published on 09-07-2013.
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