Back to school: Best Android phones

The best Android phones for school and university students

Heading back to school or university? Why not aid your studies with an inexpensive Android phone!

There are a range of Android phones available that won't break the bank. These smartphones have all the features and benefits of higher priced models, but often have smaller, lesser quality screens. We round-up the best Android phones for back to school students.

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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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  • Manufacturer:
  • 16th Nov., 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Huawei
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  • 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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