Best budget Android phones

We've roundup the best budget Android smartphones on the market, from brands including Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony Ericsson and Motorola

Google's Android platform provides a number of benefits over Apple's iPhone including an open applications market, a fully customisable user interface and full multitasking. The Android platform continues to go from strength to strength, with smartphones now available at all price points including the low-end, budget market. We take a look at the best budget Android phones.

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Huawei IDEOS X3

The Huawei IDEOS X3 naturally makes plenty of compromises to deliver on its $99 price. The screen feels sticky to swipe and isn't always smooth, the glossy coating makes it reflective under light and the keyboard is tiny. Despite these limitations the IDEOS X3 remains great value for money.

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  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 16th Nov., 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Huawei
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Bargain basement price
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Decent design
  • Cons:
  • Touchscreen sticky and not always smooth
  • Screen is glossy and reflective
  • On-screen keyboard is tiny

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