Over the years, Android enabled phones have been proliferating in the mobile segment across the globe. Every one wants a piece of Google’s this open source software.
Android spreads its flavors in several forms of Frozen Yogurt, Gingerbread, Honeycomb and more, alongside targets audiences in various budget categories. These smartphones keep you updated with all Google services and access to the Android Market. Enlisted below are a range of the affordable Top 10 Mobile Phones running on Android.
Facebook has been toppling the list of social networks so far and researches claim that numerous users access this social site via mobile phones. This may have compelled HTC to come up with the Status or say the Chacha for India. The handset embeds a dedicated Facebook button that enables you to socialize with a single click.
A QWERTY keypad has been integrated for swift typing while the spec sheet also shows Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, 2.6-inch touchscreen, 5MP camera with autoflash, front facing VGA camera, support for Wi-Fi and more. This social blend of touchscreen and QWERTY wants you to shell out Rs. 15,900.
The next in the list is the Karbonn A1 that runs on Android 2.2. This smartphone could fit into your pocket at just Rs. 6999. Niow, that sounds affordable for an Android device. Though it doesn’t exhibit a high-end feature set, the phone ropes in decent specs like a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera, video support and microSD card slot expandable up to 32GB.
Fuelled with a 600Mhz processor, it also keeps up with the latest trend of dual SIM capability (GSM + GSM). If you are looking for 3G support then the handset won’t disappoint you either.
The Android 2.1 based Motorola Defy follows next with its large 3.7-inch touchscreen display accompanied by the Motoblur UI and live widgets. The Gorilla display is obedient to touch gestures while the backside showcases a 5MP camera with LED flash and autofocus.
With an approximate price of Rs. 15,000, it brings in support for video, GPS, Wi-Fi, accelerometer, FM radio with RDS, Adobe Flash Lite, music player and more. Furthermore, the device exhibits robustness with resistance to water, dust and scratches; isn’t that great!
LG P500 Optimum
One This LG handset jumps onto the affordable band of Android phones with a price tag of Rs. 10,000. The LG P500 Optimus One embeds a 3.1-inch touchscreen and runs on Android 2.2 Froyo. The 3 megapixel camera tags along several functions like face detection, red eye detection, photo editor, night mode and digital zoom.
You can load it with all your favorite data as it supports up to 32GB storage space. The Optimus One also lets you pick from varying hues like black, wine, titan, blue, silver and purple, a whole range of it.
Mobile phones aren’t all about making phone calls as they have risen above the basic functionalities to emerge as a complete solution on-the-go. One such device is the HTC Wildfire, this Android 2.1 device can be upgraded to the 2.2 version and also comes with a layer of the HTC Sense.
It has all that is found in most of the smartphones these days – 5MP camera, GPS, Bluetooth, support for social networks, 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, microSD card support up to 32GB, Wi-Fi, GPS, accelerometer, multi-touch input and more. The HTC Wildfire brings a host of functionalities just at Rs. 10,000!
Micromax puts forth its Android 2.2 phone by crafting the A70. A 3.2-inch TFT resistive touchscreen occupies the front face of the phone. The 5MP camera sensor sits on the rear side while a front facing VGA camera has been integrated to enable video chats. Features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, up to 32GB memory card slot and document editor form a part of its specifications list.
The sleek handset measures 111 x 58 x 13.5 mm. Be it listening to peppy tunes or watching your favorite videos, the Micromax handset supports all. It won’t dig a hole in your pocket with a price tag of around Rs. 7500 attached to it. It is a great option considering the price factor and the features put together!
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro
If the typical smartphone isn’t your type then the mini handset version from Sony Ericsson could entice you. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro with a 3-inch display adorns small form factor to even fit into pockets.
The device slides open to flash a QWERTY while it also ropes in HD capabilities. The 5MP camera comes with LED flash, 16x digital zoom and allows face detection and recognition. Powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the Mini Pro is priced at Rs. 15,399.
Huawei IDEOS Chat
The next in our lineup hops out of Huawei’s closet in the form of the Ideos Chat. As the name suggest it allows convenient messaging on-the-go. This Touch and Type phone flaunts a 2.6-inch touchscreen, QWERTY keypad, 3.2 megapixel camera, A-GPS, up to 16GB expandable memory and support for 3G as well as Wi-Fi.
Supporting multiple audio and video formats, the Android 2.1 phone has been dipped in youth-centric shades of green, yellow, purple and grey. The Huawei Ideos Chat is priced at Rs. 7000.
Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670
Samsung’s Galaxy Fit S5670 makes it to our list of the Top 10 mobile phones running on the Android platform. With an attractive design, it follows the most recent herd of smartphones with a large 3.2-inch capacitive screen dominating the front side and a few buttons to rely on.
The Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone sports a decent 5MP camera and a host of smart features. The Samsung Galaxy Fit S5670 bundle is inclusive of a 2GB card. This phone costs Rs. 9950.
The Android enabled Kyocera Echo has not one but two screens to keep you engaged all the time. Fuelled by a dual core CPU, the handset has been outfitted with two 3.5-inch WVGA screens featuring 800 x 960 resolution.
It supports multi video and audio formats and the feature sheet of the Android 2.2 device is apparently augmented with the Android 2.3 update. Sprint had priced the Echo at $199 followed by a recent price slash.