Best alternatives to the iPhone

Dare to be different? We round up the best iPhone alternatives from big brands like HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Nokia and Google.

Apple's iPhone 4 has finally hit our shores, but the popular smartphone isn't for everyone. Believe it or not, there are plenty of valid alternatives in the world of mobile phones!

Once upon a time the iPhone was a device so sought after that you could walk down the street carrying one and receive any number admiring stares. Fast forward to 2010 and your Apple smartphone is "just another iPhone." After all, it is just one of more than 85 million iPhone and iPod Touch devices that Apple has sold worldwide since its launch in 2007, according to the latest IDC figures.

With this in mind, shouldn't you dare to be different? Don't you want to have a new, cool phone that nobody else has? If you want a capable touchscreen smartphone with all the latest features minus the Apple logo, check out the best phones that aren't the iPhone.

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HTC HD2

The HTC HD2 is quite simply an outstanding smartphone. The superb construction and gorgeous display combine with HTC's Sense UI to create an excellent user experience. You'll still be frustrated from time to time with the Windows UI lurking in the background, but this is by far the best Windows phone on the market.

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  • 15th Dec., 2009
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • HTC
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  • Pros:
  • Superb design and build quality, fantastic capacitive display with multitouch, HTC Sense UI, 3.5mm headphone jack, excellent performance, micro-USB port
  • Cons:
  • Protruding camera lens, buttons lack tactility, Windows UI still rears its ugly head on occasion, included Twitter app is limited, Windows Marketplace lacks variety of apps compared with alternatives

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