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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Samsung Galaxy 5

The Samsung Galaxy 5 is the cheapest Android smartphone currently available in Australia. The reasonably stylish Galaxy 5 has most of the capabilities of more expensive devices, though its low res display and mediocre camera aren't impressive. At this price, we have few complaints though.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 15th Oct., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Samsung
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  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Capacitive touchscreen
  • Loses minimal capabilities of more expensive devices
  • Swype text input
  • Cons:
  • Glossy finish
  • Low resolution display
  • Poor camera

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