Android handset options to rival the iPhone 4S

This guest post is by Chris Marling who writes on behalf of Broadband Genie, the online price comparison portal for the best UK broadband deals , smartphones and tablet PCs.

There are endless options when it comes to the smartphone market, with newmodels coming out all of the time. With the recent release of the Apple iPhone 4S, there has been an additional flurry of activity from the Android camp, which means that this winter will be busier than ever when it does to new handset models that could prove a viable alternative to the ever popular Apple device.

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If you’ve been slightly doubtful that an Android handset can rival the power and usability of an iPhone then new modes that are coming to market will dispel that once and for all. For example, the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy Nexus looks set to become a real challenger to the iPhone crown thanks to a formidable technical specification and gorgeous slimline design.

This will be the first handset to run the new Google Ice Cream Sandwich software update for Android phones and with a specification that will match the new power tools inside that we could be looking at a formidable new phone to ponder over.

Looking elsewhere

The Motorola RAZR is another new Android offering that is sure to make a lot of new friends over the coming months too. And, with a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen it has a bigger viewing area than the Apple rival too. What’s more, this is another handset that is super thin, and it looks pretty cool too both on the outside and around the interface that features a neatly customised feel.

HTC is another manufacturer that has been prolific in its smartphone output, with many models featuring the Android operating system in order to add to the appeal. The steady trickle of releases doesn’t look like slowing up either during the winter months, and a model such as the Sensation XE is well worth a look.

However, it has also launched a recent incentive offering 5GB of Dropbox storage across its models, which means that you can effectively boost the functionality of an existing handset thanks to this great little deal. The great benefit of is is that it allows users to access data from anywhere, even if it is stored on their computer at home.

Just the start

Of course, this is really just the tip of the smartphone mountain when it comes to new smartphone activity. With a packed marketplace that continues to grow and with Android becoming ever more dominant, it looks like consumers will be presented with an awful lot more options in the coming weeks and months.

Making things even more impressive is the fact that the Ice Cream Sandwich OS update from Google will mean that Android phones will have even greater levels of sophistication and usability. Keep an eye on the Internet to find out when you can upgrade your existing handset with it, or take the plunge and invest in one of the awesome new handsets due for release shortly.

Android handset options to rival the iPhone 4S

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