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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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini Pro

Many people will find the XPERIA X10 Mini Pro too small. However, we found it to be a quirky but compelling handset. Sony Ericsson deserves a lot of credit for an excellent UI and a great physical keyboard, not to mention the fact that this is a fully fledged Android smartphone that doesn't skimp on the features found on larger, more expensive devices.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 12th July, 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Sony Ericsson
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 3.75
  • $ 629.00
  • Pros:
  • Excellent interface, good build quality, excellent keyboard, doesn't skimp on features, capable performer
  • Cons:
  • Display lacks clarity and sharpness, Timescape app is limited, not great for mobile browsing
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