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Cheap Smartphones Which Won’t Break your Bank

[ 8 ] Posted by on January 10, 2011

Android Hi

Want in on some smartphone action but can’t afford an iPhone or top tier Android smartphone? Then check out our round up of 5 cheap smartphones and best smartphones which won’t break the bank below.

LG Optimus One

The LG Optimus One runs Android 2.2 Froyo and is one of the best selling low priced Android smartphones available on the market right now. Featuring a sturdy build quality, 3.2 inch capacitive touch-screen and 3MP camera.

The LG Optimus One is the perfect choice for anybody wanting some affordable Android love, however if LG isn;t your bag, then the below options may be for you.

Rating: ★★★★★★★ (7/10). Read full review here.

HTC Wildfire S

The HTC Wildfire has stood the test of time with the ever changing consumer technology market, and it’s update the Wildfire S is a hot favourite for people around the world as a smartphone despite being released over 4 months ago.

Some reasons for being so successful include running Android, having a great build quality and sporting classy looks (oh, and there’s HTC Sense, too).

Rating: ★★★★★★★★ (8/10).

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro

The Sony Ericsson Xperia brand has come on leaps and bounds over the last year and the X10 Mini Pro is an example of a stellar smartphone perfect for anybody wanting a compact form factor and slide out qwerty keyboard matched together.

The X10 Mini Pro, much like the majority of handsets in this round up, rocks Android however isn’t as fast or new as the HTC Wildfire S.

Overall although this handset is a little old now it is still chic’ enough to make this list.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)

Samsung Galaxy Pro

The Samsung Galaxy Pro is part of Samsung’s latest range of budget and cheap smartphones and rocks a couple of very neat features. First up is the keyboard, which is wonderful for texting and offers great tactile feedback under the thumb.

The Galaxy Pro also has great call quality, and this matched with the keyboard, makes it a real phone without any fancy fluff attached. Naturally, it also packs Android so you have access to thousands of decent and often free applications. If not sure, just check out or full review by following the link below.

Rating: ★★★★★★ (6/10). Read full review.

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  1. Pinball Machines says:

    I don’t like Blackberries at all. I like iPhones but will not be buying one.  I prefer Android.

  2. Karjiana says:

    I really want a HTC Wildfire but I can’t find any that aren’t CDMA and under $110 :[

  3. Chris says:

    Whomever added the HTC Wildfire to this list needs electrotherapy. Mine got stolen on the weekend and good riddance. It has been equipped with a processor that is just not up to the job, period. Everything lags. It was marginally better with Cyanogen Mod, but the GPS was not supported. All in all at teh end of my contract this was going to turn into a golf ball. Hatefull thing.

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