We explained in depth in the article Why Android Mobile Phones are better? but for those who didn't go through i feel Android is better than others like IPhones, Symbians and Bada because we get a lot of options to choose from in Android. A lot of companies launching android mobiles on daily basis, a huge marketplace where you virtually get every app you can think. I personally owe an Android and i feel they are best phones in low budget, for anyone who can't spend a lot of moolah to buy an Iphone for them Android is the best alternative.
Let's look at the 10 cheapest Android Mobile phones available in India with the prices.
1. Micromax Andro A60
India's largest mobile manufacturer Micromax had launched Micromax Andro A60 this year. Although I personally don't like the phones shape but we can't neglect the fact that it's currently the cheapest phone available in India. The Phone has a 2.8 inch resistive screen, Android OS V2.1 eclair, 3.2 MP Camera, SWYPE, Bluetooth, WIFI. It contains almost all the features a phone should (or can) at this price range.
The Phone is currently available at a price of Rs. 5750/-
You can read the phones detailed review by clicking here.
2. Dell XCD 28
The Dell XCD 28 is an budget Android 2.1 handset featuring a resistive touchscreen display. This 3G smartphone is powered by a 600 Mhz Qualcomm processor with 256 MB of Flash RAM.
This Dell smartphone features a 2.8 inch 262K color TFT LCD display at 320 x 240 pixel resolution. The XCD 28 is a 3G enabled smartphone and supports HSDPA connectivity with speeds up to 7.2 Mbps.
The 3.2 MP camera supports 5x zoom with autofocus and the interface comes with a nifty brightness level slider. The device also supports multiple shooting modes to adjust to changing light conditions.
The Phone is available at a price of Rs. 7200/-
3. Spice Mi-310
The Spice Mi-310 is an entry level Android 2.2 Froyo mobile sporting a 3.15 inch Capacitive touchscreen. chassis. Froyo OS allows users to download apps straight to the memory card, thereby saving on precious internal memory, instant access to phone contacts and communication modules and an enhanced search framework with faster response and deeper coverage.
The Mi-310 sports a 2MP camera with HD recording(720p) capabilities, the mobile can also stream HD videos in wide screen aspect ratio. The handset is powered by a 600 MHz processor, and handles most Android apps sans any hiccup.
The Phone is available at a price of Rs. 7400/-
4. Olive Fluid V-W1
Olive Fluid is one of the most value for money phones available. The phone has an Android V2.1 OS, 3.5 Inch Capacitive Screen, 3 MP Camera. The 3G phone contains great connectivity options like WI-FI, Bluetooth 3.0. Although the one flaw which we find in the phone is the Camera, it doesn't has an Auto Focus, No Camera Dedicated key and the camera isn't at par with other 3 MP Samsung, Sony or Nokia Phones.
The Phone is available at a price of Rs. 7500/-
5. LG Optimus ME P350
LG Optimus ME P350 has an Android V2.2 (Froyo) OS. It has some great connectivity options like 3G, WIFI, Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, USB. The Phone has 2.8 Inch capacitive screen, 3 MP Camera, and a 600 MHZ Processor which is sufficient to handle a lot of Android Apps.
The Phone is available at a price of Rs. 8000/-
6. Samsung Galaxy Pop
The Samsung Galaxy Pop is a full touch phone, ideal for those who have just joined the party of touch screen handsets. The Samsung S5570 is powered by a 600 MHz processor and runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system. The mobile promises productivity and performance at great value for money.The Galaxy Pop S5570 features a 3.14-inch screen with 240 x 320 pixel resolution. The candy bar shaped phone works both in 2G and 3G networks. The Samsung device is preloaded with social networking apps like Facebook, Orkut and Twitter, ensuring you are always connected to your friends, no matter wherever you are.
There is a 3 megapixel camera loaded in the Galaxy Pop that lets you click pictures and share them immediately with your friends. The camera comes with 3x digital zooming and video recording capabilities. You can shoot videos with resolution of 320 x 240 at 15 fps.
The Phone is available at a price of Rs. 8250/-
7. Motorola Charm MB502
The Motorola Charm MB502 is a charming looking mobile phone that comes in a unique form factor. A Blackberry look alike, the Charm combines touchscreen with a full QWERTY keypad into a compact design. Running on the Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system, this device by Motorola is powered by a 600 MHz TI OMAP3410 processor. A RAM of 512 MB is also pushed inside the Motorola Charm.This Android device has a 2.8-inch display with QVGA resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Motorola has included the proprietary Motoblur UI in the Charm. The Motoblur is essentially a social network integrating UI that brings latest feeds from Facebook, Twitter and other networking sites to your homescreen.
As in the Motorola Backflip, a navigation pad behind the screen called the Backtrack is present in the Motorola Charm too, which allows you to browse and navigate without any obstruction. This Motorola device sports a 3 megapixel camera with fixed focus and digital zooming capabilities. The camera allows for video capturing at 24 fps in CIF (352 x 288) resolution.
The Phone is available at a price of Rs. 8500/-
8. Micromax Bling 2
Micromax Bling 2 comes with SWAROVSKI ZIRCONIA in the front & back panels. Its for women who love to text, who understand gadgets and who want to make a statement. It sports a sleek design and is targeted at the urban fashionista. The Micromax Bling 2 is a full touch smartphone and comes with Android 2.2 OS (Froyo).
The smartphone sports a 3 megapixel camera with auto focus. The camera can record 720p HD videos. Other features found in the phone are geo-tagging, touch focus and image stabilization, Satellite-based navigation system and connects up to 8 devices with your Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Phone is available at a Price of Rs. 9000/-
9. Samsung Galaxy 551 I5510
The GSM, 3G Smartphone is equipped with a 3.2 inch TFT capacitative touchscreen, delivering 240 x 400 pixels on a bar design Wide display. The QWERTY keyboard is seamlessly integrated into the Slide phone. The screen shifts with the effects of the Accelerometer sensor driven auto-rotate. TouchWiz 3.0 delivers performance on the on-screen gestures.
The Android v2.2 driven CPU has a 667 Mhz processor. With Java Support, the HTML browser delivers the power of the internet on the phone in smooth and error-free manner. Integrated social networking (integrated Youtube, Picasa, and Gtalk), Google search, and mail provide all the tools for maintaining an online presence, while Google Maps with location tracker provides the core navigational tool for On-road presence!
DivX, MP3 and other Audio-Video formats provide a versatile platform for a complete and satisfying AV experience without undergoing the pain of file conversion.
With GPRS, EDGE,and 3G connectivity, the options for connections to the mobile network providers is wide. WLAN option is useful to not only browse the net, but with right software, to use the phone to connect the essential laptop to the net. It also provides options to connect to other WLAN connected equipment like printers, HDTV etc. Bluetooth v2 with A2DP helps wirelessly connection to other devices. MicroUSB connectivity is good for faster transfers/streaming to laptop, HDTV and other devices.
The 1200mAh battery supports the applications, talktime needs upto 9 hours on 2G networks and 5 hours on 3G networks, and Stereo FM with RDS. The Samsung Wave II is smart Smartphone with incredible features. The Android driven system with Java support allows downloading applications and improve performance. An enterprising user will no doubt discover many features that unlock capabilities.
The Phone is available at a price of Rs. 9400/-
10. Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is a mid-range Android smartphone from Sony Ericsson which incorporates a slick 3.0 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that supports up to 16 million colours with a pixel resolution of 320 x 480. The X8 measures 99 x 54 x 15mm, and feels just right in your palms.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 sports a built in accelerometer which allows for effortless and smooth transitions between portrait and landscape orientation. It is powered by the Android 1.6 OS and features the popular Timescape UI.Timescape is a visually pleasing user interface, which lets you pull out updates from your social networks and presents them in a timeline that you can flick through on the display. It can be set to inform you on anything from Tweets, status updates, emails and SMS.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 delivers a whole range of data connection options, which are designed to keep you connected on the move. It is a quad band GSM device, which also supports dual band or quad band HSDPA ,besides Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, as well as Class 10 GPRS and EDGE. Also included is a Bluetooth with A2DP, and a v2.0 Micro USB connector .
The Xperia X8 offers a 3.2 Megapixel camera, with video record facility, and supports geotagging . Other features in the X8 include a stereo FM radio ,a capable media player, supporting a wide range of formats for both music and video playback, and a 3.5mm audio jack which lets you use the phone with your favourite set of earphones. The Xperia X8 comes with internal memory of 128 MB, which can be expanded up to 16 GB with microSD card.
The Phone is available at a price of Rs. 9700/-
Let us know which phone would you prefer below in comments, also in case we missed out any phone do let us know below in comments and we will try including that phone too.