‘There’s always a replacement’. No matter how good, qualitative, structured, coherent you are, there’ll be always a certain group of people who whine about your existence. The attitude is not bad, as everyone has their own choice of interests. As lives people loving Apple, there also exists people who hates apple, both the fruit & tech.
Here is few of the best alternatives to the Apple products, complementing the features equal to that of Apple. Apple haters, it’s for you! Let’s start from the Apple’s best selling – iPhone.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max – Samsung S22 Ultra, OnePlus 10 Pro, iQOO 9
Apple’s iPhone 13 leads to company’s largest revenue and profit in history, starting at ₹79,900 with iPhone 13 Pro Max at ₹1,19,900/-. Undoubtedly, though iPhone 13 Pro Max’s Apple A15 Bionic chip stands first in the best processor lists of the world, that hardly degrades Samsung S22 Ultra, OnePlus 10 Pro & iQOO 9 as alternatives to the Pro Max.
If you’re looking for a perfect alternative to the best of the Apple, the above-mentioned phones would pacify your expectations to the possible.
|Specifications||Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max||Samsung S22 Ultra||OnePlus 10 Pro (upcoming)||iQOO 9|
|Processor||A15 Bionic||Exynoss 2200||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1||Snapdragon 888+|
|Display – Type||Super Retina XDR OLED, 120Hz||Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz||LTPO2 AMOLED||AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz,|
|Display – Size & Resolution||6.7 inches, 1284 x 2778 pixels||6.8 inches, 1440 * 3088 pixels||6.7 inches, 1440 * 3216 pixels||6.56 inches, 1080 * 2376 pixels|
|Memory||128GB 6GB RAM,|
256GB 6GB RAM,
512GB 6GB RAM,
1TB 6GB RAM
|128GB 8GB RAM,|
256GB 12GB RAM,
512GB 12GB RAM,
1TB 12GB RAM
|128GB 8GB RAM,|
256GB 8GB RAM,
256GB 12GB RAM,
512GB 12GB RAM
|128GB 8GB RAM,|
256GB 12GB RAM
|Camera – Main||12 MP, f/1.5, 26mm (wide),|
12 MP, f/2.8, 77mm (telephoto),
12 MP, f/1.8, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide),
TOF 3D LiDAR scanner
|108 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide)|
10 MP, f/4.9,
10 MP, f/2.4, 70mm,
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚ (ultrawide),
|48 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide),|
8 MP, f/2.4, 77mm (telephoto)
50 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 150˚ (ultrawide),
|48 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide),|
13 MP, f/2.5, 50mm (telephoto),
13 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 120˚ (ultrawide)
|Camera – Selfie||12 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide),||40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide)||32 MP, f/2.2, (wide)||16 MP, f/2.5, (wide)|
|Battery||4352 mAh||5000mAh, Fast Charging 45 W||5000mAh, Fast charging 80W||4350mAh, Fast Charging 120W|
|Software||iOS 15, upgradable to iOS 15.4||Android 12, One UI 4.1||Android 12.1, ColorOS 12.1||Android 12, Funtouch 12|
|Date of Release||September 14, 2021||February 9, 2022||January 11, 2022||February 23, 2022|
|Price in ₹||Starts ₹1,29,900/-||Starts ₹1,09,000/-||₹42,990/-|
Apple Watch Series 7 – Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Watch Active 2, Garmin’s Venu 2 Plus
Introduced in 2014’s Spring, Apple Watch has seen multiple upgrades to its models and its current Watch Series 7 features the largest, most advanced display yet, breakthrough health innovations and is the most durable Apple Watch ever. Starting at $399 / ₹41,900, the apple watch is comparable to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, AmazFit GTR 3 Pro, Garmin Venu 2S in its performance and features.
Here is a quick comparison of the competitors of Apple’s Watch 7.
|Specifications||Apple Watch Series 7||Samsung Galaxy Watch 4||Amazfit GTR 3 Pro||Garmin Venu 2S|
|Processor||Apple S7||Exynos W920|
|Display – Size, Resolution||1.77 inch396 * 484 pixels||1.4 inch450 * 450 pixels||1.39 inch454 * 454 pixels||1.1 inch360 * 360 pixels|
|Display – Type||AMOLED||Super AMOLED||AMOLED||AMOLED|
|Features||Water resistant, Voice Control||Water Resistant||Voice Control||Water Resistant|
|Compatible OS||iOS||Android, iOS||Android v7.0, iOS||Android, iOS|
|Battery Capacity & Life||309 mAh 18 hours||361 mAH 40 hours||450 mAH, up to 12 Days||Up to 10 Days in Smartwatch mode|
|Price in ₹ In $||₹41,900/- $399||₹40,299/- $349.99||₹17,354/- $229.99||₹29,683 $399|
AirPods – OnePlus Buds Pro, Sony WF-1000XM4, Google Pixel Buds-A Series
AirPods are wireless Bluetooth earbuds designed by Apple Inc. They were first announced on September 7, 2016 alongside the iPhone 7. Within two years, they became Apple’s most popular accessory. They are Apple’s entry-level wireless headphones, sold alongside the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
OnePlus Buds Pro, Sony WF-1000XM4, Google Pixel Buds-A Series are few to compete with AirPods.
OnePlus Buds Pro
The OnePlus Buds Pro is a super-stylish pair of buds that looks great, is comfortable to wear, and that comes with a premium charging case that enables incredibly quick Warp Charging to give up to 10 hours of playback from a 10-minute charge.
It sounds great, too, handling a variety of sources and styles with aplomb and offering a multitude of modes to tweak your listening profile. But the real standout feature is its active noise cancellation performance, which doesn’t quite top the best noise-cancelling headphones, but beats the AirPods Pro in this regard. Extra treats for OnePlus users include a gaming mode and fast pairing, and if you have a OnePlus phone then this is a fine choice to consider.
The Sony WF-1000XM4 costs a bit more than the AirPods Pro, which doesn’t usually bode well for an alternative. But sometimes it’s worth paying a bit extra to get more, and Sony certainly hasn’t held back on its XM series formula when it comes to packing in the features.
As a result, sound quality and ANC effectiveness are among the best in their class — on par with or better than the AirPods Pro — while the IPX4 rating makes these Sony earbuds just as durable as Apple’s premier model. Battery life is a clear win for the WF-1000XM4, with 7 to 8 hours of playback in noise cancellation mode available from every charge.
Google Pixel Buds-A Series
iPhone users have got multiple models of AirPods to consider, but what about Android smartphone owners? We’d point them in the direction of the Pixel Buds A-Series, the latest AirPods alternatives to be launched by the search giant and their best effort to date.
They’re light and comfortable, and while noise cancelling is off the menu, they do a good job of isolating you. Your colour choices are either white or ‘Dark Olive’ and the earbuds also boast IPX4 water resistance so you can use them for general exercise and running.
The five-hour battery life isn’t exactly class-leading but should be enough for most people. You also get another 20 or so from the carry case. Pairing Pixel Buds A-Series is extremely simple, especially if you’re using an Android smartphone or tablet that boasts the Fast Pair feature.
|Specs||OnePlus Buds Pro||Sony WF-1000XM4||Google Pixel Buds-A Series|
|Battery Life||5 hours (ANC on), |
7 hours (ANC off),
28 hours (with charging case and ANC),
38 hours (with charging case, ANC off)
|8 hours (ANC on), |
12 hours (ANC off),
24 hours (with charging case)
|5 hours music, |
24 hours (charging case)
|Bluetooth Range||40 feet (12 meters)||30 feet (9 meters)||40 feet (12 meters)|
|Special Features||ANC, Fast charging, |
Adjustable ambient mode,
Voice assistant support
|Automatic Noise Cancelling (ANC), |
AI assistant support,
Quick, Wireless Charging
Google Assistant integration,
Find My Earbuds
|Pros||Rich, well-balanced sound|
Handsome, luxe design
Powerful charging tech
Unique audio features
Excellent ANC effectiveness
Improved Battery life
|Well rounded, clean sound|
|Cons||Poor ANC playtime|
Few features exclusive to OnePlus devices
|Expensive||No volume touch control on buds|
MacBook – Dell XPS 13 OLED, Asus ZenBook 13 OLED
Dell XPS 13 OLED
Dell’s latest XPS 13 model is based on 11th-generation Core i5 and i7 processors. Apple’s MacBook Pro 13, meanwhile, features Apple’s new in-house M1 processor as does the MacBook Air. Design-wise, the latest XPS 13 measures 0.58 inches thick and weighs around 2.64 pounds. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is slightly thicker and heavier at 0.61 inches and 3.1 pounds, while the MacBook Air is 0.63 inches thick and weighs 2.8 pounds. These are all just numbers, however, as you won’t notice any significant differences when toting them from place to place.
Under the hood, the Dell XPS 13 offers up to 32GB of system memory and up to 2TB of storage. The 13-inch MacBook Pro offers the same amount of system memory but up to 2TB of storage. The MacBook Air can be configured with up to 16GB of memory and 2TB of storage.
Of the three, the Dell XPS 13 provides more connectivity with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a microSD card slot, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It even ships with a USB-C to USB-A adapter so you can connect an external keyboard or mouse. Some configurations include touch-based screens with a UHD+ resolution as well, and there’s the option of an OLED panel that offers some of the best colors and contrast you’ll find on a laptop today.
Asus ZenBook 13 OLED
If you’re looking for something with the premium design and build of a MacBook, the Asus ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 is the ultimate solution for you. It has a newly designed keyboard that is perfect to type on and a large trackpad reminiscent of the MacBook. Its display is technically lower resolution at 1080p, but as an OLED panel, colors pop, and everything looks beautiful on it.
The UM325 isn’t just about looks, though. It packs either a Ryzen 5 or 7 processor, neither of which slouch for heavy tasks. AMD’s latest processors are closer in performance to Apple’s M1 processor, making the ZenBook a better competitor performance-wise than Intel-based laptops. You can max out the memory at 16GB and get up to a 512GB SSD. Ports are decent, if a bit limited, with a USB Type-A, two USB-C ports, and an HDMI slot — more ports than a MacBook but without Thunderbolt support.
All of this adds up to an experience that is very similar to the MacBook, which makes the Asus UM325 a perfect alternative.