iPhone 5 Alternatives: 10 Cool Products to Buy First

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iPhone 5 Alternatives: 10 Cool Products to Buy First

by Don Reisinger

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 Leads the Way

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 immediately grabs your attention when you see it. The device has a huge 5-inch screen, and Samsung's Android flavor is simply too delectable to put down. The Galaxy S 4 tops the iPhone 5 on all specification fronts, making it a worthy alternative to Apple's handset.

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Apple's iPhone 4S: An Affordable Alternative

This one might be a surprise, but consider buying the iPhone 4S before choosing the iPhone 5. The iPhone 4S is $100 cheaper and comes with only a slightly smaller screen. The device also supports all the App Store apps and handles them quite well. Its storage is a bit disappointing, but if you can look past that, it's still a great device to own.

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Apple iPad Mini: A Mini Winner

Looking to go mobile and think the iPhone 5 is the best way to do it? Don't be so sure. The iPad Mini, with its 7.9-inch screen and optimized iOS, is a great way to stay productive while on-the-go. Granted, you can't place calls with the tablet, but if it's about mobile productivity for you, choosing the iPad Mini is a good idea.

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Apple iPad: A Higher-End Experience

If the iPad Mini is too small and customers are after something that gets them all kinds of functionality in a mobile package, choosing the full-size iPad is the way to go. The device comes with a 9.7-inch screen, its processor can handle video editing, and its storage tops out at 128GB. It's a nice device all around.

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Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 13 Shows What ‘Cool' Is All About

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is truly one of the most innovative products on the market. The device has a 13-inch screen, and with a simple twist of that display, can go from being a lightweight notebook to a tablet. That's something the iPhone 5 and most tablet competitors can't match.

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Asus Zenbook Prime: A Zen Experience With Ultrabooks

The Asus Zenbook Prime is arguably the best Ultrabook on the market right now. The device is extremely thin, comes with a fantastic design and makes mobile productivity simpler than ever. The iPhone 5 is great, but as a smartphone, it's limited in what it can do. The Zenbook Prime picks up where the iPhone 5 leaves off and takes productivity to the next level.

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Nikon D7000 for Camera Aficionados

Looking for a camera that can do a better job of capturing special moments than the iPhone 5's camera? Look no further than the Nikon D7000. The digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera is widely rated one of the best on the market for consumers and enterprises looking for high-quality but simple photo snapping and a nice design. Consider picking it up.

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HTC One Is Another iPhone 5 Alternative

If the iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S 4 isn't right for a customer, they might want to consider HTC's flagship One handset. The device has a big screen and a high-end processor, and is running Jelly Bean, making it a sound smartphone alternative. It's not as high-end as the Galaxy S 4, but its design is enough to make some people stop and take notice.

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Google Nexus 10 Is Showing How Low-Priced Tablets Are Done

The Nexus 10 is arguably the best Android tablet on the market. The device comes with a 10-inch screen, and since it's Google's own tablet design, it's running the latest Android version. The Nexus 10 isn't necessarily the best-looking device on the market, but if an iPad or iPad Mini can be replacements for the iPhone 5, why can't the Nexus 10?

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Apple MacBook Pro With Retina Display

Looking for a truly "cool" device that will impress tablet users around the globe? Look no further than the MacBook Pro with a Retina display. The device, which has screen sizes ranging from 13 inches to 15 inches, arguably has the best-looking display on the market. And since it's very thin, it's easy to tote around. The MacBook Pro with a Retina display is the epitome of "cool."

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