iPhone 5 Rivals – The Contenders
With the iPhone 5 release date approaching, the Android camp is also gearing up with their new offerings. Be it lead force Google, or phone manufactures like Motorola or Samsung everything is trying their best to at-least match the pace of Steve Jobs’ latest offering.
As we prepare to welcome the iCloud and iPhone 5, here’s a glimpse on ‘potential’ iPhone 5 contenders; though we really doubt their credentials in matching a la-Apple iPhone, but still we will see when the iPhone 5 is available on the market.
Droid X2: Motorola’s bet with advanced dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor
This rugged Smartphone from Motorola with up-gradations to Android 2.3 makes it a serious competitor to iPhone 5. The main factors making it a serious competitor are its dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, coupled with a 4.3 inch wide screen. Also, the timing may add to its advantage, with another update due in September.
Samsung Galaxy S ll : Prices dipping, Fan-following increasing; Apple watching?
If you are looking some stylish, elegant and slim handset: Samsung Galaxy S II could be a good choice. Powered by powerful 1.2 GHz ‘dual core SoC’ processor and 4 inch 480×800 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, this Android Smartphone is surely going to be quite popular in the U.S, market. With a 8 MP rear focus camera, certified DivX HD — the sell of these smartphones are always on the rise. Galaxy S II with newer features added by both carriers Verizon and AT&T is all set to create havoc in the U.S. market. With Samsung’s announcement of Galaxy S2 to be launched in the US market very soon, keep an eye on this smartphone.
Motorola Droid Bionic: Dual Core Android to be launched in Verizon
Also known as Motorola XT865, this smartphone from Motorola can boost of 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra (or an OMAP) dual core processor, option of enabling wireless 3G hotspot and a 8MP front side camera. With low light capturing mode and video chat compatibility, Verizon customers are sure to have a good time. The connectivity options available would be Bluetooth v2.1, HDMI, MicroUSB and DLNA.
Samsung Hercules: Is iPhone 5 gonna lack behind?
Samsung Galaxy S II or better known as Samsung Hercules is expected to hit the streets sometime in August. Carried on T-Mobile priced at US $350, Galaxy S II is gearing to put up a ‘herculean’ task for Apple in holding on to their customer base.
The features to be integrated as per spec, shows Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread or Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System, 1GB RAM, microSD slot, 8MP 1080p HD video compatible camera, 16GB storage capacity and microUSB and HDMI combined MHL port. With power to support up-to 42Mbps downstream capacity, if specs are true — is sure to surpass iPhone 5. Comparing this with that of iPhone 5: A 1.2 GHz A5 processor, 8MP camera fitted with 4.5 inch display; you can feel Hercules having an edge over the later.
HTC Evo 3D: Smartphone with Multimedia-centric features
With 720p (2D/3D) HD video recording capability coupled with 1080p playback and plus-sized screen of 4.3 inch (10.9cm), this multimedia-centric Android from HTC is a potential contestant. Supported by Android GingerBread Processor 2.3.3, this smartphone would be give you two 5MP cameras and a superior glass-free 4.3” touch-screen — all to give you superior 3D entertainment. Well, the only drawback is it’s only available to Sprint customers.
So friends, keep a watch on all these potential iPhone 5 contenders, as Apple gears up to unveil iPhone 5 in full fledge.