Android, a far-famed mobile operating system and one of the critically acclaimed products from the design center of Google.
- Android is an open source Linux-based mobile and smartphone operating system.
- The Android mobile operating system runs on ARM, MIPS, and x86 platforms, and is also compatible with most tablet devices.
- The most striking feature of the Android mobile operating system is that it is a multi-carrier and multi-channel operating system.
With more than 600,000 apps available for download and 20 billion app downloads to date, the variety of apps available for download from the Google Play app store is another assertion to Android’s publicity.
Brief History Of Android Phones
Launched in April 2009, Cupcake 1.5 is the first Android version to hit the markets and it set the tone for many of the successful versions that followed. The most successful Android version is the Gingerbread 2.3 version with over 60% distribution among all Android users. The latest version is the Jelly Bean 4.1, which was released on July 2012.
There are numerous phones that became an instant hit in the market just because they were powered by the Android OS. Of the numerous Android powered smartphones, I would like to share my pick on the best low-end Android phones.
Best Low Cost Android Phone 2012
HTC One V
Powered by a 1 gigahertz single core processor and Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, the HTC One V is one of the best low-end Android phones taking into consideration its features and performance.
Boasting a 5 megapixel camera and a 3.7-inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, the HTC One V is competitively priced and certainly fits the bill.
Samsung Epic Touch 4G
Showing off a 4.3-inch AMOLED display and 8 megapixel front camera, the Samsung Epic Touch 4G was deservedly honored as the ‘Smartphone of the Year 2012’ in Mobile World Congress Mobile Awards.
With a reasonable price tag and powered by Android’s Gingerbread, the Epic Touch 4G has loads of features and is a value for money smartphone.
LG Optimus L5
Powered by the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version, this is one of the most sort out low-end smartphones designed by LG. Boasting a 4-inch TFT touchscreen display, the Optimus L5 incorporates a 5 megapixel camera and is powered by a 800 megahertz single core Qualcomm processor.
The LG Optimus L5 has all the required credentials to make it to the list of best low-end Android phones.
Motorola Defy XT
Powered by the Android Gingerbread operating system, the Motorola Defy XT is a features rich smartphone with a TFT capacitive touchscreen. This amazing smartphone comprises of a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and is an IP67 certified phone model.
With a 3.7-inch display and the Moto brand name, this smartphone will certainly mark the reentry of Motorola into the smartphone market.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo L
With a 4-inch LCD touchscreen, Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo L runs on a 1 gigahertz Scorpion CPU and Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.
Powered by the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the smartphone has a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED Flash and 3D sweep panorama features. The phone supports Adobe Flash 11 and comes with Deep Xperia Facebook integration.
These are best low-end Android smartphones taking into consideration the processor performance, multi-media features, and competitive price.