Holiday gift guide: Top budget mobile phones

We round up the best cheap mobile phones this Christmas

If you're looking for an ideal stocking filler this Christmas, why not consider a cheap, entry-level smartphone? With a great range of Android smartphones on the market at low prices, there has never been a better time to buy. We round up the best budget mobile phones on the market this Christmas.

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Samsung Wave

The Samsung Wave morphs a mid-range feature phone into fully fledged smartphone thanks to the new open-source Bada OS. The Wave possesses excellent build quality, an outstanding display, great multimedia capabilities and impressive performance - all wrapped up in a slick, easy to use interface that will only get better.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 2nd July, 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Samsung
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 4.00
  • $ 599.00
  • Pros:
  • Excellent build quality, zippy performance, Super AMOLED display, slick and intuitive UI, Samsung App Store, social-networking integration, flash support, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Cons:
  • App Store is in its infancy, can't group menu items in folders, keyboard is a little small in portrait orientation, won't auto-merge contacts from multiple accounts
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