Android in India – Budget Phones [April 2011 Buying Guide]

Once only limited to high-end phones, Android OS is now available in budget phones too. Don’t worry; these cheap Android phones are not random Chinese devices, but phones from known manufacturers. From Samsung to LG – Huawei to HTC, every company has some or the other Android device in your budget.

Here is a list of best budget Android phones with their features and prices. Prices can be different depending upon your location and involved taxes.

LG Optimus Me: Recently released in Indian Market, this LG Android device comes with Android 2.2, 2.8 inch capacitive display, 3MP camera. It has an MRP of INR 8,999, but it according to our readers it is available for as low as INR 7,999 in retail stores.

LG Optimus One: Launched about six months back, Optimus One is pretty decent Android device. LG has already promised Gingerbread update for it, making it a good buy. It comes with Android 2.2, 3.2 inch display, 600 MHz processor, and 3MP camera. It is available in the retail stores below INR 9,999.

Huawei Ideos: Ideos features Android 2.2 FroYo, 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen, 528MHz processor, 3.2MP camera, proximity and accelerometer sensors built in, MicroSD storage, Android UI, HSDPA, Bluetooth and Wi-FI connectivity. There is no word on the Gingerbread update, but Huawei did promise that it will update the phone at the time of release. It is being sold for around INR 7,000.

HTC Wildfire: While, its successor has already been released by HTC in UK, this device is still a real nice choice for anyone looking for HTC Sense UI in an Android device running on FroYo. It comes with 3.2 inch display, and 5MP camera. It is available for a price of INR 11,500.

Samsung Galaxy Pop: Part of recently released Galaxy series in India Market, Galaxy Pop features Android 2.2, comes with 600 MHz processor, 3.14 inch display and 3 MP camera. It can be bought in retail stores for a price below INR 8,901.

Samsung Galaxy Fit: Another Galaxy series phone from Samsung, It comes with Android 2.2, 3.31-inch QVGA TFT display, 5-megapixel autofocus camera, Social Hub, TouchWiz interface, Swype, document viewer, Quad-band GSM, HSDPA, A-GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.  You can buy it for INR 10,200.

Olive Fluid: Recent entrant in India Android smartphone market. Olive Fluid features Olive Fluid is an entry-level Android smartphone, which comes with 3.5 inch capacitive display, Android 2.1, 1300 mAh battery, 3MP camera and 468 MHz processor. It is available for INR 7,500.

Other choices – Micromax Andro A60, Acer beTouch E110 , Dell XCD28, Samsung Galaxy 551, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini, Spice Mi310, and Samsung Galaxy 5. You can check the pricing for these and more Android phones here.


10 thoughts on “Android in India – Budget Phones [April 2011 Buying Guide]

  1. This leaves out the best of them all, dell xcd35. Not only is it better than all these, it also has the best developer support

  2. dude u havnt mentiond any moto phones i think moto xt5 is an amazing phone although it still runs on 2.1 but is gr8 in looks nyc capacitive screen …………… any one who wants to buy an android phone should checkout this phone

  3. In this post you write that price of Wildfire is 11,500 and in other section of your site – android phones in india the rate is shown as 13.8k ….

    What is correct price of Wildfire.

  4. LG Optimus One (P500) is an excellent phone, Galaxy Pop, Fit and HTC Wildfire all use QVGA resolutions which looks pixelated. And Gingerbread update is right around the corner. Customer support is also very good in my experience.

    Dell XCD35 looks pretty decent too, 3.5″ and 480X800 resolution, i would love to try it out! 🙂

  5. LG Optimus one (P500) doesn’t support flash 🙁
    is flash that important for which i shouldn’t buy it

  6. DELL XCD35 beats them all.

    Available for ~10k now from ebay etc.. It has the highest resolution of all and a 3.5 inch screen. All in all, the best phone that gives value for money.

  7. within the range of 13k the moto xt5 is the best deal available in the market . the screen and overall appearance , sound quality ‘ETC’ are far better than hsets mentioned above

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