Recently Apple has announced the launching of their latest models of iPhone, which include the premium iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Out of these 3 devices, their flagship phone is iPhone X. This iPhone model has a number of awesome features. At the same time, it does not come cheap at a price of US$ or Rs. 89,000/- and onward. However, if you are and Android fan then you need not need not despair. Some of the high end phones from reputed android Smartphone manufacturers also boast of excellent features and that too at very competitive prices. Here is researched information about Android Smartphone Alternatives to iPhone X.
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Specifications of the iPhone X
Let us first look at the specifications of the iPhone x
- Screen Size: 5.8-inch OLED
- Resolution: 2,436 x 1,125 pixels
- Processor: 6-core
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal Storage: 64/256GB
- Rear camera: dual 12MP with OIS on both lenses
- Front Camera: 7MP the
This device is Apple’s most expensive to date, feature wireless charging and an all-glass design. The USD 999 or Rs. 89,000 iPhone X also has an edge-to-edge display with facial recognition and no home button.
The iPhone X also has an edge-to-edge display with facial recognition and no home button. Whereas the 256GB version of the iPhone X starts at USD 1,149 or Rs. 89,000. This is the most expensive Apple iPhone till date.
Android Smartphone Alternatives to iPhone X
However, there are many interesting smartphones that are giving the iPhone a competition and cost much less. Let us look at top 5 cell phone models which are ready to give iPhone x run for money.
SAMSUNG S8 and S8+
When we think of the Rivals, the first name that comes to mind is Samsung. It is a brand leader worldwide with a big range of android cell phones.
The current flagship phone of the company is the model Samsung Galaxy S8. It is a beautiful smartphone that was launched before apple iPhone x. It has many unique features such as, infinity display, water resistant, fingerprint scanner on the back and facial recognition and the screen slides seamlessly to the side of the phone. While the iPhone X only has only facial recognition software.
The Galaxy S8’s display is the same size as that of the iPhone X, while the Galaxy S8+’s 6.2-inch screen is slightly bigger. At 2,960 x 1,440, the screens of S 8 and S8+ phones also have a higher resolution than the iPhone X.
Just like Apple’s Siri assistant, Samsung’s S8 galaxy smartphone now has full voice control Bixby virtual assistant.
With the S 8 model, Samsung has left the competition far behind and is probably the best Android phone you can buy.
Starts at US$720 or Rs. 67,900
The manufacturers of OnePlus brand have become darling of masses the world by offering top quality and features but at competitive prices. Their latest cellphone is OnePlus 5 and it is unbeatable as far as the combination of hardware, features and performance goes.
OnePlus 5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and the company offers two variants — 6GB RAM with 64GB storage or 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. Both models have 3,300mAh battery, dual cameras at the rear – 16MP + 20MP and a 16MP front camera for selfie with f2.0 aperture for a better low-light performance. This cellphone device has dual SIM feature, a 5.5-inch Amoled screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixel and runs on Android 7.1. Besides the manufacturers have included fingerprint scanner, dual band WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and GPS and much more.
Undoubtedly, OnePlus 5 has become one of the favourite Android smartphones of 2017. Of course, its looks can be mistaken for an iPhone 8 Plus.
Though a powerful and feature loaded smartphone, the battery of OnePlus 5 cab easily last 36 hours.
Starts at US$ 479 or Rs. 33,000
SAMSUNG NOTE 8
Beginning with biometrics, the Galaxy Note 8 has fingerprint reader, an iris scanner and face detection and any of these can be used to unlock the device. However, the iPhone X offers a 3-D face scanner called Face ID. Apple claims that Face ID is much more secure than Touch ID, giving its 3-D face tech an advantage over Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
While both the phones are waterproof or shall we say spill proof, the iPhone X does not have a headphone jack. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a standard jack for repair of wired headphones.
Talking of the camera quality, Apple and Samsung offer some of the best smartphone cameras. The iPhone X now has a new front-facing camera that can take fancy portrait shots, something the Galaxy Note 8 doesn’t offer.
The iPhone X doesn’t come with any sort of stylus whereas Samsung’s Note series includes an S Pen that slides into the phone.
Starts at US$ 930 or Rs.67,900
This flagship phone from HTC features one of the best cameras. For some strange reasons, it sports Dual-LED flash a single 12MP HTC UltraPixel 3 camera at the back. It is a f/1.7 aperture along with OIS for shake-free images and videos. This camera features a f/1.7 aperture along with OIS for shake-free images and videos. There is also a Dual-LED flash, full sensor auto-focus technology.
On the front, the HTC U11 is fitted with a 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture.
In comparison, the iPhone X comes with a 7MP TrueDepth front camera with FaceID. Of course, dual camera is useful in creating certain effects like blur, zoom and wide angle pictures.
Now let us talk of hardware of two smartphones. Starting with HTC U11, you get up to to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, along with 2TB expansion option. In addition to Google Assistant, the HTC U11 comes with HTC’s homegrown HTC Sense Companion for AI support and HTC Edge Sense (Squeezable Frame). In comparison, the iPhone X, rides on iOS 11 platform, has Apple’s A11 Bionic chip, which is a 6-core processor. With 64GB and 256GB storage variants, the iPhone X offers Siri as the default AI companion.
US$ 649 or Rs.44,999
This device has a 5.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixels which is higher than the iPhone X. It sports a screen-to-body ratio of approximately 78.6%. It is also a bezel-free smartphone. Other features include wireless charging, two rear-facing cameras: one standard and one wide angle, front has a 5MP selfie shooter. It runs on Android 7.1
LG G6 is powered by Snapdragon 821 chip, and sports 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB storage, to take care of most of your hardware expectations.
The latest is that LG has unveiled LG V 30 as its latest flagship smartphone at IFA 2017.
US$ 480 or Rs. 36,000
What is your choice?
With so many options would still like to buy an Apple iPhone or would consider an andriod smart phone? and which one? Do share your views and experiences in the comments box below.