Nov 7, 2012
Best 4-Inch iPhone Alternatives in the Smartphone Market
While Apple was busy planning new device categories for their mobile platform, the rest of the smartphone industry started the ball rolling for certain features that were not on the previous iPhone models. For one thing, while the tech giant was busy in their labs, Samsung managed to release a couple of smartphones with such big screens and high resolutions that the following quarter, Android smartphones dominated the market.
A lot of experts would say that the screen size doesn’t really matter. But true blooded smartphone enthusiasts would rather sell used iPhones with 3.5-inch screens. For a market dominated by mobile phones with no physical keypads, a big screen is enough to make people buy. Well, Apple did release a 4-inch smartphone this year! But still, better 4-inch displays out there came out first like…
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Although the iPhone 5 proved to be better in terms of processor specifications and storage capacity, the Nexus isn’t something you can brush off in terms of display and battery life. It’s got an advantage over the tech giant’s 4-inch screen size with its 4.6-inche screen. It also has better resolution at 1280x720 compared to the iPhone 5’s 1136x640. And though the iPhone 5’s LCD Retina Display packs 325 pixels per inch, Galaxy Nexus’s display still looked crisp and sharp at 315 pixels per inch on a Super AMOLED display. You’d probably also be delighted to sell your iPhone knowing that the Nexus’ battery life is longer for standby time at 12.1 days while the iPhone 5 can only last up to 9.4 days on standby.
LG Optimus G
Although the iPhone 5 and the Optimus G have a lot of similarities in specs and features, LG still managed to include some powerful advantages over Apple’s smartphone especially in terms of screen size. The Optimus G measures 4.7 inches with 1280x768 screen resolution. Though it packs fewer pixels per inch (371 ppi) compared to the iPhone 5’s (325 ppi), it’s still a big difference if you consider that specs-wise the Optimus G is above average while the iPhone 5 borders on average. Another advantage the Optimus G has over the latest iPhone is its 1.5 GHz quad core CPU with 2048 MB of RAM. Meanwhile, the iPhone 5 has 1.3 GHz dual core CPU with 1024 MB of RAM. LG’s new smartphone also promises 90 percent more talk time and 50 percent more standby time compared to the iPhone 5.
Nokia Lumia 920
It may seem that the Windows Phone OS isn’t something that would make you sell used iPhones but actually, this smartphone is almost as good as the iPhone 5 in terms of specs. Aside from the fact that it has better music capabilities and has NFC, the Nokia Lumia 920 also has a better display than the iPhone 5’s screen. The size measures up to 4.5 inches with 1280x768 screen resolution at 331 pixels per inch. And since both are LCD screens, the Lumia 920 obviously looks better than the iPhone 5’s Retina Display. Lumia 920 also features a slightly faster processor at 1.5 GHZ than the iPhone’s 1.3 GHz.