Best Alternative Smartphones

What phone should I buy?! The answer to this common question depends on 2 things: what kind of person you are, and your budget.

If you’re the kind of person that likes to follow trends and you have a good budget, you would buy an iPhone 4 or a Samsung Galaxy S2. A year back I would have added a Blackberry to the list. (This was written in early 2012.)

But I don’t want to buy the same phone that everyone else has! What now?

If you’re the kind of person that doesn’t like to follow trends, but would rather be somewhat different and get a phone that’s not really common, here’s a non-mainstream list of the best alternative smartphones worth checking out:

1- Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY

  • Who should buy it: anyone who is really into games
  • Main feature: sliding PSP-like gaming controller
  • Price: around 320$

2- Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

  • Who should buy it: a beach or outdoorsy person
  • Main feature: water proof!
  • Price: around 290$

3- Nokia 808 PureView

  • Who should buy it: anyone who’s into taking photos
  • Main feature: 41MP cam!
  • Price: coming soon


  • Who should buy it: anyone who’s into 3D graphics and gadgets
  • Main feature: 3D screen
  • Price: around 360$
5- LG Optimus LTE
  • Who should buy it: anyone who’s into HD graphics
  • Main feature: HD display
  • Price: coming soon

6- Vertu Constellation

  • Who should buy it: anyone who owns a yacht, a private jet, or a Ferrari
  • Main feature: luxury gold-plated diamond-studded phones
  • Price: around 5,000$ and up!

7- Samsung Galaxy Mini

  • Who should buy it: Anyone who wants a smartphone but who’s on a really tight budget
  • Main feature: the cheapest 3G smartphone
  • Price: around 155$

You can buy all these alternative smartphones from Amazon:


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