Best budget android phones of 2012 available in the market

Since the launch of android based smart phones in 2009 it has captured the major pie of market share of smart phones in the world. It now accounts of almost 60% of the smart phones market. From only 3% market share in 2009 to almost 60% market share in 2012 clearly shows why more and more people are switching to android platform based smart phones. Android has completely changed the smart phone market which was once completely dominated by windows based smart phones.
So what is an android ?
Android is a linux based operating system for mobile phones and tablets. Android software was originally developed by ANDROID INC of USA in 2003. Google has acquired the company in 2005 and since then launched different versions of the android software in the market, latest being 4.0 ice cream sandwich. With android phones you can surf the internet at high speed, video call your friends, stay connected with your friends and family through facebook and other social networking sites, book airline/movie tickets, watch online videos and do many more things which were not possible earlier. Google android has more than 500 cartier tank watches,000 applications available in android market which you can easily download on your android device. Though we all know that technology keeps on changing it would not be wrong if I say android is the future of mobile telephony.

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Versions of android

Android 1.0

Android 1.1

Cupcake 1.5

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Éclair 2.0/2.1

Froyo 2.2.x

Gingerbread 2.3.x

Honeycomb 3 chanel iphone 4 case.x

Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.x
Android phones available in marketMotorola Droid X MB810 Verizon Phone 8MP Camera, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth (Black) BAmazon Price: $122.99
List Price: $499.99Star I9220(n9000)5.0″ Capacitive Android 4.0 Mtk6575 Dual SIM Smart PhoneAmazon Price: $129.99
Unlocked Smartphone N8000 5 Inch Screen Android 4.0 Smart Phone Dual SIM Mtk6575 1ghz 3g Tv GPSAmazon Price: $129.99
List Price: $229.95Unlocked Quadband Dual Sim with Android 4.0 3g Smart Phone 3.5 Inch Capacitive Touch Screen – At&t, T-mobile, H20, Simple Mobile and Other GSM Networks (White)Amazon Price: $109.99
Motorola Droid A855 CDMA (Black) QWERTY Android Touch-Screen Smart PhoneAmazon Price: $87.49
List Price: $99.99Budget android phones available in the market

1) Samsung Galaxy Y S5360

Price: Rs. 7400/- (USD 134 approx)

Key Features

Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
Processor: 832 MHz
2 MP Primary Camera
3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen
Wi-Fi Enabled
Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
GPRS: Yes
Edge: Yes
3G: Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
Wifi: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
WAP: Yes, v2
Audio Jack: 3.5 mm
USB connectivity: Yes, micro USB, v2
Tethering: USB, Wi-fi Hotspot
GPS Support: Yes, A-GPS with Google Maps
Bluetooth: Yes, v3

Priced at around INR 7,400 / – Samsung Galaxy Y is one of the best selling budget android phones available in the market. It comes in two colors, metallic gray and black color. It runs on android v2.3 gingerbread operating system and has 832 MHz built in processor. Built in 2 megapixel camera has 2X digital zoom and has many options such as geo tagging,multi shot mode and photo editing. Galaxy Y has 1200 mAh battery powers that gives you a talk time of up to 6 hours when fully charged. As it has almost all connectivity features from GPRS,EDGE to 3G & Wi-Fi, you can always stay connected with your circle of friends. This little gadget comes with a many preinstalled applications such as facebook,twitter, youtube ,gmail,Gtalk etc. It also supports push mail and MS office document viewing.
Source: HTC Explorer HTC Droid Incredible Verizon Wireless Wifi 8.0 MP Camera 8GB Android Cell Phone Current Bid: $64.95 HTC Droid DNA – 16GB – Black (Unlocked) Smartphone Current Bid: $345.00 N HTC Droid Incredible 6300- Black (Verizon) Smartphone A Current Bid: $47.00

2) HTC Explorer

Price: Rs. 8300/- (Approx USD 150)

Key Features
Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
3 MP Primary Camera
3.2-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
600 MHz Scorpion Processor
2G and 3G Network Support
Wi-Fi Enabled
FM Radio
Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

The HTC explorer has 600 MHZ processor and runs on android 2.3 gingerbread. Since this mobile supports adreno 200 GPU what you get is better 3D gaming experience. It comes with an inbuilt 3 megapixel camera which is packed with any features such as GEO TAGGING ,face detection to name a few.It supports MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV formats movie formats. Phone comes with an inbuilt memory of 90MB and can be extended to 32 GB using microSD, MicroSDHC cards.The HTC explorer also supports GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi and 3G.
See all 4 photos Source: LG Optimus NET P690 LG Marquee Android Smartphone with Car Charger (Boost Mobile)Amazon Price: $109.99
List Price: $250.00LG Optimus Elite Prepaid Android Phone (Virgin Mobile)Amazon Price: Too low to display
List Price: $129.99

3) LG Optimus NET P690

Price: Rs. 8500/- (Approx USD 154)

Key Features
Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
3 MP Primary Camera
3.2-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
Processor: 800 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion
Graphics: Adreno 200
Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
GPRS: Yes, Class 12, 48 kbps
Edge: Yes, Class 12
3G: Yes, 3.6 Mbps HSDPA
Wifi: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB connectivity: Yes, micro USB, v2
Tethering: USB, Wi-fi Hotspot
GPS Support: Yes with Google Maps
Bluetooth: Yes, v3 waterproof iphone case, Supported Profiles (EDR)
Audio Jack: 3.5 mm

Third android based phone comes from the stable of another Korean consumer electronics company L.G. and is called LG Optimus NET P690. It is a touchscreen mobile phone which supports android 2.3 gingerbread. It is powered by 800 MHZ processor which lets you do faster web browsing and data processing. In built 3 megapixel camera gives good picture quality. It gives faster and responsive navigation experience as it has capacitive touchscreen. Li-Ion battery of 1500mAh gives talk time of upto 12 hours when fully charged.

It comes with built in memory of 150 MB which can be expanded up to 32 GB using microSD, microSDHC cards.
See all 4 photos Source: Motorola FIRE Motorola Droid X MB810 Verizon Phone 8MP Camera, GPS, WiFi cheap cartier watches, Bluetooth (Black) BAmazon Price: $122.99
List Price: $499.99Motorola DROID X Android Verizon Cell PhoneAmazon Price: $100.00
List Price: $649.99

4) Motorola FIRE

Price: Rs. 7500 (Approx USD 136)

Key Features
Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen
3 MP Primary Camera
600 MHz ARM11 Processor
QWERTY Keypad
Wi-Fi Enabled
GPRS: Yes
Edge: Yes, Class 12
3G: Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
Wifi: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
USB connectivity: Yes, micro USB, v2
GPS Support: Yes, A-GPS with Google Maps
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (EDR)
Audio Jack: 3.5 mm
Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

The Motorola FIRE is sleek touch and QWERTY type phone which runs on android v2.3 gingerbread operating system and is powered by a 600 MHz processor. It has capacitive touch screen which gives better navigation experience. Phone comes with the adreno 200 GPU which enhances your gaming and multimedia experience. It has a QWERTY keyboard which makes typing much easier.The FIRE sports 3 megapixel camera which gives better picture quality. Memory of the phone can be expanded to 32 GB. Motorola FIRE gives talk time of 7 hours and standby of 504 hours when fully charged.

The Motorola FIRE supports 3G and 2G network apart from GPRS and EDGE.
Source: Micromax A78 Samsung Galaxy Note II 2 SGH-T889 – 16GB – Marble White (T-Mobile) Smartphone Current Bid: $589.49 LG Optimus P500 – Android Smartphone T-Mobile Current Bid: $50.00 4.7” QHD Screen Android GPS 3G WIFI GSM WCDMA AT&T T-Mobile Smartphone G21 WH Current Bid: $102.50

5) Micromax A78

Price: Rs. 7600 / – (Approx USD 138)

Key Features
Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
3 MP Primary Camera
0.3 MP Secondary Camera
Dual SIM GSM
3.5-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
650 MHz Processor
3G: Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Support: Yes with Google Maps
Bluetooth: Yes, v3
Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

Next budget android phone is from the house of Micromax, company which has been dominating the budget mobile phone market in India since its inception. The micromax A78 is dual SIM (GSM networks), touch and type mobile phone which supports android gingerbread v2.3 and is powered by 650 MHz processor. It has 2 cameras, one at the back (3 megapixels) and one at the front (0.3 megapixels) which can be used for video calling. In short micromax has all the features which most of us look for in a mobile phone. A78 is powered by 1300 mAh battery which boasts of giving you a talk time of 9 hours. It also supports 3G, EDGE and GPS.

Micromax A78 comes with bundles of applications such as What’s app, Facebook, Mi-apps and Quikr and Polaris office suite (which is useful in creating and editing word , excel and PDF files)
See all 4 photos Samsung Galaxy S III 4G Android Phone, Blue 16GB (Sprint)Amazon Price: $549.99
Samsung Galaxy S III 4G Android Phone, Blue 16GB (Verizon Wireless)Amazon Price: $599.99
List Price: $699.99LG Optimus Elite Prepaid Android Phone (Virgin Mobile)Amazon Price: Too low to display
List Price: $129.99

6) Karbonn A1

Price : INR 4500/- (Approx USD 81)

Key Features
Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS
3.2 MP Primary Camera
2.8-inch Capacitive Touchscreen
600 MHz Processor
3G: Yes cartier eyeglasses, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
Wifi: Yes
Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

Priced at INR 4500/- (approx USD 81) Karbonn A1 is the cheapest capacitive touch screen phone available in India which is powered by 600 MHz processor. It runs on the earlier version of android i.e. v2.2 (froyo).Its capacitive touch screen offers smooth and better navigation experience. A1 comes with 3.2 megapixel camera which can be used for capturing the memorable moments of your life.

It supports all major audio & video formats such as MP4, 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP3, MIDI david yurman jewelry, WAV, AMR, AAC, AAC. Li-ion battery of 1100 mAH provides talk time of 4 hours and standby time of 250 hours.
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Motorola Droid 2 CDMA A955 Android Touchscreen QWERTY Smartphone, Sapphire – NO CONTRACT (Page Plus & Verizon)Amazon Price: $94.49
If given a choice which android based phone would you like to buy from the following list? Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 Micromax A78 Karbonn A1 HTC Explorer LG Optimus NET P690 Motorola FIRE None of the aboveSee results without voting 4″ Resistive Touch screen Unlocked Quad band Dual Sim T mobile Cell Phone AT T Current Bid: $44.81 4″ Capacitive Android 2.3 Quad band Dual Sim WIFI TV Smart Cell phone T-mobile W Current Bid: $78.80 HTC MyTouch 4G Slide – 4GB – Black (T-Mobile) Smartphone Current Bid: $125.00 3.5″ Android Smart Cell Phone Dual SIM Unlocked AT&T T-Mobile PlayStore White Current Bid: $73.99

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