Top 10 Smart and Cost effective Alternatives to iPhone

top 10 Iphone alternatives in india

Before we talk about the alternatives of Apple's Signature phone ie iPhone lets understand why people are so crazy and brand conscious about iPhone and why Apple still reclaims the number one position in the work in the list of expensive high end smartphone. If I need to answer this in just one word it is "QUALITY". Apple product are known for their quality. You will rarely hear someone saying that his iPhone is hanging frequently or their iPhone is infected by virus, or they haven't got a good service from Apple Service Center. Apple has always kept an excellent command on all these factors.

To put it  in bullet points, here are the reasons which makes Apple the world class leaders in smartphones;
  • Apple's Hardware is really made of top quality material and is long lasting.
  • Apple's after sales service are just Amazing - the way they treat their customers, the time they take to resolve the query is beyond a question
  • Their Operating System ie iOS is a unique one and not common like Android. This is something which brings uniqueness to their products.
  • The Graphics in i Phones are damn good.
  • Usually iphones are less prone to viruses
  • The Applications on App store are excellent, although heavy to be downloaded.
  • The list can go long, but I hope you get the context here. 
Lets now come to the point, you are looking for iPhone alternative right ? And the reason can be due to high cost or you want to try something new.

So here is the recommended list of these phones with their specifications and price

Google Nexus 6 (1 of 10 Alternatives)
Number 1 iphone Substitute in India

This is  is Google's product which has a Quad Core Processor running along with 3 GB RAM and has Android's Latest "Lollipop" operating System. As it has a big HD Screen, it is powered by a bigger battery pack of 3220 mAh which can run this phone for long.

It comes in two variants;

+ive of this phone: Google's backing, Cost effective in comparison to iPhone, latest specifications, HD Screen, Powerful camera and so on.

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Here is a short video on Nexus 6 which will tell you more about this phone.

HTC One M8 (2 of 10 Alternatives)
HTC One M8 2nd best alternative to iphone

If you have recently noticed a trend in Smartphone markets - HTC is trying hard to regain its original position and to an extent it has been sucessful in doing so. One of the smartphones launched by HTC in recent past is HTC One (M8), this phone has a very impressive design and features, it has Ultra Pixel Camera which has a potential to compete with a DSLR in terms of picture quality. The touchscreen of this phone is of size 12.7cm and responds very well on your finger tips. It runs on Android and has a quadcore processor.

Here are the variants available along with the prices of HTC One M8

You may read the detailed specifications about this phone at

Sony Xperia Z3 (3 of 10 Alternatives)

This one from Sony has a big 13.21 cm Touchscreen 
and powered by
2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Krait 
400 Quad Core Processor. Z3 has a camera of
20.7 MP which is best in class and sufficient to take any photo click. Sony Xperia Z3 has 
Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS which can be upgraded to v5 (Lollipop) OS. 
This phone is Wi-Fi Enabled to allow you browse faster on any webpages. This phone has the highest waterproof rating, 3GB of RAM and a 20.7 Mega Pixel Camera with auto focus, making it the most desirable smartphone at the moment.

Sony has incorporated its renowned Handycam recording technology into the Xperia Z3 for you to take stunning 4K resolution shots on your phone. It comes with a SteadyShot technology to remove any blur while recording and Intelligent Active mode that estimates movements and analyzes frames for smoother, stable shots.

Here is a 8 minute video which shows a clear comparison with iPhone. A must watch !
The Xperia Z3 has been crafted to fit a massive 3100 mAh battery which gives you up to 2 days of usage time. With the Xperia Z3, you will never have to worry about recharging your phone.

The Xperia Z3 also comes with a TRILUMINOS display technology that creates a wide palette of colors to enhance your viewing pleasure. This technology uses LEDs that create a brighter and more uniform light to capture the true color of the source.

This phone comes with a Digital Sound Enhancement Engine that allows you to get more out every beat and note. It also has High Resolution Audio which makes it sound like you are in a recording studio. 

At a price tag of INR 38K, this is an excellent buy in comparison to iPhone. Here  is the price list of all Z3 variants.

 Nokia Lumia 1020 (4 of 10 Alternatives)

The Nokia Lumia 1020 is one of the best camera phones of 2015 available in India.  Yes, 41 Megapixel camera (You must be wondering about the quality of this 41mp by now) the Microsoft Lumia 1020 is best for people who ldon't want to compromise with professional quality pictures. Functionalities of DSLR are actually incorporated in this phone.

You can never get this type of Camera in iPhone

The Lumia 1020 comes with Windows Phone 8 pre-installed and Microsoft Office, allowing you to customize Live Tiles and other exclusive features. The Lumia 1020 is not just for taking photos. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor with 2GB RAM to deliver faster processing speeds. This allows you to multitasking easily and ensures that your apps open quickly and effectively. The Lumia 1020 comes with 32 GB internal memory, allowing you to store more movies, music and games on to your phone.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Equipped with 2 GB of RAM and a 12 Mega Pixel Camera with its Phase Detection feature which allows you to auto focus quickly. It also has selective focus which lets you blur certain parts of your photo.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes with an Octa core processor and 2GB of RAM allowing you to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with ease. This phone comes with an advanced multi processing feature that delivers high performance, even with low power, by varying the use of all eight cores.

The Galaxy Alpha boasts a Super AMOLED Display that produces up to 1280x720 pixel resolution on its 4.7-inch screen. Watch your favorite movies and videos on your phone wherever you go. The phone also comes with new display materials that allows for 10% savings in power consumption.

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes with a fingerprint scanner which ensures that no else can access your accounts. You can even use the fingerprint scanner for approving transactions and creating password-protected files.

This phone comes with a lot of connectivity features such as Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi and 3G Support. Connect to other devices or to the internet with your Galaxy Alpha phone. You can even use the phone for navigation as it comes with GLONASS and Google Maps.

OPPO Find 7 X9076 (6 of 10 Alternatives)

Oppo Find 7 has a very good quality camera which can get you a high resolution images displayed on its 5.5 Gorilla Glass. It has a battery of 3000mAH which is good enough to keep your phone away from chargers atleast for few days not only that - the battery pack is of latest technology which gets charged in 4 times lessor than any other phone including iPhone. You can charge the full battery in less than 40-45 mins.

Oppo has kept 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Quadcore processor with 3 GB of RAM in its Find 7 which helps you do multitasking easily, play games hang-free, and switch between applications easily with this efficient processing capability of the Find 7.

It is capable of recording videos at 4K resolution and slow motion. In 'Ultra HD' mode, the camera clicks ten photos at the backend and weaves them together into a 50 MP photo perfect for high quality prints.

At less than INR 30K - this is also a good buy.

You can never get an iPhone with 64GB Internal memory at a price range f just 22K, the cost with the highend specification is the main reason for rating this as number 8.

Caution with Mi4: After sales service can be a area of concern.

At a price of Rs. 18K, let this comparison with some of the phones ranked above speak for itself.