The prices for touchscreen mobile phone have dropped significantly in recent years, so now you can find a cheap and good smartphone, capable of running a decent Android OS or Windows without spending big money.
These smartphones are now offered by many manufacturers, from leader Samsung to companies like HTC or LG. Nokia also came up with a few cheap phones with Windows, so now you’re not limited to cheap Android smartphones.
If you need a navigation system, smartphones are helpful: we are talking about mobile phone with GPS to help you orient yourself in space at any time. Others prefer a smartphone with good battery, but this choice is more difficult, as almost every smartphone has a low battery range.
So, here are some of the best cheap smartphones available on the market today:
1. Samsung Galaxy Y – $ 104
If you want a larger screen on your phone, you can try Samsung Galaxy Y with a diagonal of 3″240 × 320 pixels, the same 832 MHz processor plus 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 and microSD card slot. And this model uses Android 2.3 Gingerbeard.
2. Samsung Galaxy Gio – $83
Another cheaper smartphone is Samsung Galaxy Gio which relies on a screen diagonal of 3.2″ 320 × 480 pixel resolution and the hardware is provided by a 800 GHz processor. It is a phone with GPS useful for those who do not have the budget for a classic GPS. The camera has a capacity of 3 MP, while the operating system is Android 2.2 Froyo.
3. Nokia Lumia 520 – $73
For users with a limited budget, Nokia Lumia 520 is one of the cheapest phones with Windows Phone 8. The phone has a display with a diagonal of 4″with resolution of 480 × 800 pixels Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset which relies on a dual- core processor of 1 GHz, Adreno 305 graphics, 512 MB RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. 3G connection speed is of 21 Mbps and it adds Wi-Fi connectivity and 5 MP camera that records video in HD 720p.
If you want to avoid Samsung phones and your budget is slightly higher, you can focus your attention on HTC Desire 200, the cheapest touchscreen phone in Taiwanese company portfolio. The phone features a TFT display with a diagonal of 3.5″ and resolution 320 × 480 pixels, while the hardware platform is provided by Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 chipset with 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB for storing data, plus a slot for microSD card. The phone has a Li – Ion 1320 mAh battery and runs Android 4.0 operating system Ice Cream Sandwich.
5. Sony Xperia E Dual SIM- $137
One of the cheapest Dual SIM Android smartphones comes from Sony Xperia. The device is equipped with display of 3.2″ and resolution 320 × 480 pixels. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm chipset Cortex A5 processor MSM7225AA 800MHz, Adreno 200 graphics, 512 MB RAM and 2.9 GB memory. It has 3.15 MP camera and Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 1500 mAh.
6. Philips Xenium W3568 Dual SIM – $140
Philips has recently returned to the smartphone market and proposes some Dual SIM models, and one of them is Xenium W3568. It relies on a 4″ screen with resolution of 480 × 800 pixels, while the hardware platform is provided by a dual -core processor 1.2 GHz and 512 MB RAM. The storage is performed on the internal memory and an optional 4GB microSD card, while the battery is 2000 mAh. It comes with Android 4.2 Jellybean.
7. Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy Fresh – $145
Samsung Galaxy Fresh is one of the freshest Samsung phones and has a screen diagonal of 4″, 480 x 800 pixels. The phone is powered by a 1GHz processor and the 512 MB RAM, while the 4 GB internal memory can be expanded with microSD cards. The 3.15 MP camera is not missing, while the battery is of 1500 mAh. The operating system is Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
8. Samsung Galaxy Chat – $80
Although generally Android phones do not have a physical keyboard, Samsung Galaxy Chat is an exception and supports those who write many text messages. Equipped with a QWERTY keypad and 3″ LCD screen, this Samsung phone has a single-core processor of 850 MHz, 4 GB internal memory and a 2MP camera.
9. Alcatel OT-916 – $135
Alcatel has in its portfolio a phone with a QWERTY keyboard and Android OS under the name of One Touch 916. It benefits from a screen of 2.6″, under which being the Android virtual keys, keys for receiving and rejecting calls and a full keyboard. The phone is equipped with Mediatek MT6573 chipset with a Cortex A9 processor and has only 150 MB internal memory, but it can be expanded with microSD cards.
10. LG Optimus L3 – $99
Another cheap touchscreen phone is LG Optimus L3, which has a TFT display with a diagonal of 3.2″ and resolution of 240 × 320 pixels, powered by a single-core processor ARM Cortex A5 with 800MHz. The phone stands out with a generous 1GB internal memory and features a 3 MP camera. It comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbeard.