Top 5 iPhone 5 alternatives

There's never been a better time to not buy an iPhone. Here are five phones that will have your iPhone friends crazy with envy.


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For the Apple-loyal, the iPhone 5 is practically an automatic purchase. But for the rest of you, it can't hurt to know what your options are.

A few weeks ago, CNET's Brian Bennett posted a roundup of the best iPhone 5 alternatives. It turns out that there are tons of excellent smartphones out there that can match (and in some ways surpass) Apple's iPhone 5. The above video collects Brian's top picks into a rated list.

So if you're wondering about your smartphone options, be sure to check out Brian's roundup or head over to CNET's constantly updated list of top smartphones.

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