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As most us are aware by now, Apple recently unveiled their latest pride and joy – the iPhone X. Disciples of Steve Jobs rejoiced everywhere, but for a massive portion of the world, a sigh and shrug were all they could muster. Obviously, not everyone is an Apple fanatic and are perfectly happy to ignore any shiny new item released by the tech giant.
Whether you dislike the OS, the designs, the price tags, or simply the adoring crowds that are constantly associated with Apple, there are many reasons why people give the cold shoulder to one of the biggest companies in the world. So, we thought we’d provide substitutes for a few of Apple’s most popular products.
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Finding just one alternative to the mighty iPhone X is not going to be easy, mostly because everyone seems to have an opinion on what makes a great smartphone. The HTC U11, OnePlus 5, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel 2 could all be someone’s favorite phone, but we’re going to have to agree with Phandroid and select the LG V30. They can tell you more about it, but the short story is that the display is on-par with the iPhone (if not better) in terms of resolution and size, there is both a face unlock and fingerprint scanner, an equally good camera, but the defining factor? A headphone jack. That should be enough to sway anyone.
The iPhone X wasn’t the only new product that Apple revealed, as the third edition of the Apple Watch also wowed audiences at the latest keynote speech. The smartwatch market is fairly one-sided at the moment, with the Apple Watch undisputedly taking the lion’s share of the sales. However, that doesn’t mean they are the only choice when it comes to this new wave of digital watches.
The Samsung Gear S3 is a worthy competitor when we discuss functionality, the LG Watch Style certainly looks as great, but there’s really something to be said for the Montblanc Summit. The range looks ultra stylish and they come with all the trimmings you’d expect from a smartwatch: fitness tracking, adjustable watch face, phone notifications, etc.
Many of our team members absolutely love the MacBook Pro, and that’s hard to argue with in many respects. It’s gorgeous and runs like a dream, but we understand that some people just prefer Windows as an OS. If you’re after a quality MacBook Pro competitor, the Dell XPS 13 is definitely up your alley. With a lightning-quick i7 processor, Intel HD620 graphics card, 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SDD storage, it’s hard to argue the sheer power of the XPS 13. The colors on the display look sharp and almost pop off the screen, and the battery life is solid (usually 8 hours of fairly heavy use). The HP Envy 13 and Microsoft Surface also scored well in this rundown, but we’ll still pick XPS 13 as our anti-Macbook Pro.
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