White iPhone 4 alternatives

For those who have given up on the snowy coloured iPhone

Best white smartphones to snap up now

The wait has been a long one, so long that the iPhone 5 could make it out of Apple HQ before the brightly hued handset is finally in our hands.

Apple's official line on the white iPhone 4 was that it would be out in Spring 2011, and while we have still got some time before the seasons change up, no doubt those holding out for one are wondering if it will show up at all.

If you’re desperate for a smartphone with a lick of white paint and don’t fancy sacrificing your warranty using a customization kit to get one, here’s the blowers you can grab instead.

BlackBerry Bold 9780
Boasting one of the best smartphone keyboards in the business, the new Bold along with a new lick of paint also houses the new BlackBerry OS6 which delivers a whole new interface experience.
Link: BlackBerry Bold 9780 review

BlackBerry Torch
RIM's slider offering with a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen is also the first to pack the new BlackBerry OS6. An excellent browser and improved interface are just some of the reasons why this one of the best Berries out there.
Link: BlackBerry Torch review

Google Nexus S
Resurrecting the Nexus brand, it's the first Android smartphone to pack Gingerbread 2.3. Expect the customary Samsung super bright 4-inch screen, and the ability to use the Nexus S as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
Link: Google Nexus S review

HTC Desire
The original Desire is still a decent handset if you don't fancy stumping up for the Desire S. Expect a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.2, and a 5-Megapixel camera with LED flash amongst its most notable features.
Link: HTC Desire review

LG Optimus 2X
A white version of LG's dual-core phone was spotted in Korea in January, and while there's been no confirmation that the Nvidia Tegra 2 packing 2X is UK bound, we fancy its chances landing before the white iPhone 4.
Link: LG Optimus 2X review

LG Optimus 3D
Landing as an exclusive to Phones4U, the glasses-free 3D-toting handset comes packing Android 2.2 (with a 2.3 update at a later date), and a not too shabby dual-lens 5-megapixel camera for all your snappy needs.
Link: LG Optimus 3D review: Hands-on

Nokia E72
The Symbian S60 smartphone is tailor-made for business folk, so with BlackBerry Bold-esque looks you can expect a front mounted camera, VoIP support and a 5-megapixel camera to go with your brightly coloured E72.
Link: Nokia E72 review

Samsung Galaxy S
Samsung's jewel in the smartphone crown, has added a little more style to the Android 2.2 handset which crams a 1GHz processor under the hood, and sports a gorgeous 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display.
Link: Samsung Galaxy S review

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
O2 is exclusively serving up the Xperia Play in white so you can enjoy your PS gaming action on the go on a sumptuous 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, and everyone on the train will know about it.
Link: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review