Till date, we have heard about only Budget Mobile or Android Phones, but this article has the surprise package of Budget Smart phones of 2012. It looks like, the world will reach to the peak from where only Smart phones will be visible in the market leaving usual Mobile Phones far behind. Nowadays, all devices provide more and more features with the talk time and SMS feature. Smart phones are more in demand today. Innovations in the technical specifications as well as in designs of the Smart phones have taken the Smartphone market at really high level. The prices of the Smart phones have also increased along with innovative technologies. But, it doesn’t mean that one has no choice for budget Smart phones. In fact, there is a trend of mid range Smart phones in the market recently. Check out some of the best budget Smart phones, may be one of these you can buy this year.
10, Nokia Lumia 610
Nokia Lumia 610 is the most inexpensive Windows phone of the world and predecessor of Lumia 710. Lumia 610 is easy-to-carry device with its light weight design. Nokia Lumia 610 has boundless amusing features with its music player and FM radio specifications that supports numerous file formats. The sharing of files, videos and images is made very flexible by USB, GPRS and Bluetooth specs of the handset. The striking features of the device are its connectivity options like quad-band 2G as well as 3G and common Wi-Fi option. Audio Player as well as video player of the Phone is very much enjoyable.
A 3.2 inch TFT screen gives the pleasure to view content, chat, take videos and exercise all other applications on the device. Nokia Lumia 610 has slim Candy Bar design with dimensions of 119 x 62 x 12 mm and weight as light as 131.5 grams. Windows 7.5 Operating system, 800MHz processor and 256MB RAM increase the functional efficiency of the handset. The 5MP camera of the device is improvised with the face-detection, geo-tagging and video recording features and all these options provide the amazing photographic experience to the user. 1300mAh Li-ion battery supports 7hours and 30 mins of 3G talk time as well as 6hours and 30 mins of 2G talk time. Unfortunately, the 8GB of the internal memory cannot be extended with microSD slot but it is enough to store music and video files. Enjoy Nokia Lumia 610 at only £165.
9, LG Optimus One
LG Optimus One is one of the initial Smart phones launching by LG. Initially, it was loaded with Android v2.2 Froyo and thereafter company improved the OS to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It has plastic body with smooth touch screen and metallic edges. MySpace, Twitter, Facebook and Orkut are easily loaded using the widgets provided with Optimus One. Also, the social networking contacts are easily transferable to the Phonebook of Optimus One. The Wi-Fi hotspot available with this device can connect up to 5 devices simultaneously. Android Web kit browser is built-in in Optimus one that can access POP3, SMTP and IMAP4 email protocols. Optimus One has 3MP camera that facilitates pleasure of multiple shoots and complete autofocus.
A 3.2-inch HVGA LCD display with 320 x 480-pixel resolution features multi-touch, flawless web-browsing and Zoom specs. This budget Android device has accurate 600 MHz ARM11 processor and effective CPU consumption. 512 MB RAM is sufficient to store the primary files of the handset. The users get delighted result of browsing, GPS or simply talk time of the phone. It is compromise with the 170 MB internal memory of the device as it is used for sharing contacts, messages and applications. However, one can take a relaxing breath with the microSD card that expands memory up to 32 GB. 1500 mAh battery of Optimus One offers 2G talk time of 8 hrs and 3G talk time of 7 hrs. Only £115 needs to be spent to enjoy the high-end features of LG Optimus One.
8, Samsung Wave 2
Samsung Wave 2 was the second launch of Bada phone from the company. This phone can be considered as attractive model to represent Samsung’s very own Bada Operating System. The 1GHz Hummingbird chipset and Super AMOLED screen technology is inserted in the device. Wave 2 has many similarities in the design with its first sibling. It has metallic design with 5MP camera on the rear side. Wave 2 is available in four different attractive colors like white, pink, ebony gray and Black.
The Super AMOLED screen of the handset is of 3.7” with 480×800 pixels resolution. It is the rectangular Bar with 123.9×59.8×11.8mm dimensions and 135 g weight. The display of this phone can be considered as one of the best LCD screens that offers color gamut, clear content views even in sunlight. The 2GB internal memory of the phone is expandable up to 32GB with MicroSD card. 5MP camera of the device gives the pleasure to capture the images and videos with its features like Geo-tagging, smile detection, autofocus, LED flash and image stabilization. The capacity of Wave 2 is also sufficient to provide power for a whole day with 1500 mAh Standard Li-Ion battery. Samsung Wave 2 can be enjoyed at price of £170.
7, Blackberry Curve 3G 9300
Blackberry Curve 3G 9300 is the first model of the company that holds the conventional design of RIM. The design of 3G 9300 is somewhat similar to Curve 8520. But RIM does not revise the features of its previous model. Blackberry Curve 3G 9300 has many fantasizing extra features that were not present in Curve 8520. This phone approaches the debut users of Blackberry who were not able to enjoy the smart and high-end features of its previous models. The name of the device itself suggests that 3G is the key feature of the device but other than this, it holds candy bar design, smooth QWERTY keys coated with rubber, GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity features.
2.4-inch LCD screen with 480×360 pixels holds full QWERTY keyboard in the phone and features flush buttons next to the optical track-pad. 2-megapixel camera of the device is like a regular device still not bad to shoot the pictures and videos anywhere. Micro-USB port of the device facilitates the coordination with PC or laptop and charging of the phone. Music can be enjoyed with the 3.5mm headphone jack provided with the device. The connectivity features of the handset offer internet browsing with great frequency of downloading apps and themes. Though, the SIM-Free device can not be considered as cheapest Smartphone but it is the high-end phone in lower price of £150.
6, ZTE Skate
ZTE Skate is the Android boom for this Chinese company along with its previous models like ZTE F930 ZTE and Racer. Skate was glimpsed for the first time in Mobile World Congress of 2011 with its highlighting feature of Gingerbread OS. The design of this model is encouraged by skateboard due to which it is named as ZTE Skate. 4.3-inch screen is a quite large in the low budget of this handset with shiny and sleek buttons. The mobile is quite thin and light to hold with 10.4 mm thickness and 120g weight.
The touch screen display of the device has resolution of 480 x 800 pixels with the exhibition of 16 million colors which makes it really beautiful. The user interface of the device is equipped with 512MB RAM and 800 MHz single core processor. 5MP rear camera of the handset seize the special moments of the user with LED flash feature. Skate has Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System which makes the internet access easy to navigate. 1400 mAh battery of Skate allows the user to enjoy the talk time of 5 hours. The connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 3G network are included. MicroUSB 2.0 can connect the Smartphone with any other device without difficulty. The external memory can be expanded with the microSD card up to 32 GB. The entertaining features like music can be enjoyed with the 3.5 mm headphone jack. ZTE Skate is very good budget phone with a price tag of £140.
5, HTC Wildfire S
HTC Wildfire S is a small and inexpensive device with simple design that provides the pleasure of high-end smartphone. HTC Wildfire S is stylish phone that runs on Android 2.1 Éclair operating system with HTC Sense UI feature. Internet surfing is very easy to proceed with this device as it is pre-loaded with GPRS, 3G, WLAN and EDGE technology. The applications like Google Maps, Search, YouTube, G-Talk, Gmail and other social sites like Flicker, Facebook and Twitter can be operated with pleasure. Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity features allows the user to enjoy all the applications swiftly.
HTC Wildfire holds 3.2-inch QVGA capacitive screen with resolution of 320 by 480 pixels. The other technical features of the device include 600 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. The 2GB internal memory of the handset can be extended to 32GB via Micro SD card slot. The device is available in four striking colors namely Black, Lilac, Silver and Brown. The battery life of Wildfire is 1230 mAh which is enough for an average daily use. It is provided with 3.5mm headset jack to enjoy the amusing multimedia features. HTC Wildfire is not a cheap phone but affordable for a smartphone featured device. It costs approximately £200.
4, Nokia 500
Nokia 500 has an attractive design with curved back panel. The bulky body of this device will not slip from the user’s hands easily. Nokia 500 belongs to the Nokia Symbian breed. The connectivity features like EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 3G are supported by the device. Users can connect it with any other device using the microUSB port and enjoy the music with the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The device works on Symbian Anna operating system that can be improvised to Nokia Belle OS. The device works accurately due to the 256 MB RAM and 1GHz processor.
Though, a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen is small but gives the enough bright results for the texts, videos and images. 5 MP camera of the handset is featured with videos in VGA resolution, full Focus, Geo-tagging and Image Editor. The multimedia features like video player, audio player and Flash Video format playbacks are very entertaining in the handset. Internal storage of 2 GB can be expanded to 32 GB with two different kinds of memory cards namely microSDHC and microSD memory cards. The standard battery of 1110 mAh offers 504 hours of reserve time and 7 hours of usage time. This decent Smartphone can be bought for a very reasonable price of nearly £110.
3, Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus
Samsung Galaxy Ace is the primary model of the Ace collection. Now it has a new version in the form of Galaxy Ace Plus. Galaxy Ace plus was glanced for the first time in January 2012 and the tremendous result of this device has blocked the way of other devices in the Android Market. The looks of Galaxy Ace Plus matches with its previous ancestor Galaxy Ace but as a substitute to block design the Plus handset is designed with curvy ends. The device is equipped with high-end features like 3G at such a low price.
Ace plus has 3.65 inch touchscreen with resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. Ace plus works on very precise Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with Touch Wiz 4.0 UI as well as UX Live Panels. The camera of the latest Ace Plus is improved with some extra features compared to the previous Ace. 5 MP camera of Plus can record videos of 30 frames in a second with a loud sound of click. The LED Flash is inserted to shoot the unforgettable moments. It has 1 GHz Single core processor for the equivalent speed. The features like 512 MB RAM and expandable memory of 32GB adds to increase the storage space of the data. The usual connection options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB port are present so users not have to worry about the all time connection with the friends. Users can experience Music with 3.5 mm headphone jack. So, not wait more and enjoy this high-end Smart phone for only £159.
2, Motorola DEFY+
DEFY+ is far better than its elder brother Defy. Motorola has launched DEFY+ with smart and fresh features. The Smartphone is resistible to dirt and water. It can be left in water for at most 30 minutes. The phone is supported with Android 2.3 operating system for more and more application usage with high frequency. The functions like social networking communication, Search and other Android applications are accessible smoothly on the phone.
The 3.7 inch LCD screen is covered with Gorilla Glass protection and offers the resolution of 480*854 pixels. The bright screen facilitates the comfort to view the content easily. 1700mAh Battery is sufficient to work whole day on the phone. Defy+ is slightly thick model to hold in the hands with 13.4mm thickness but it is comfortable to hold with its belt. 5MP camera with LED flash offers the resolution of 640×480 pixels. The internal memory of 2GB is as usual extendable to 32GB. All usual connections like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB port and 3.5mm audio jack are present. The phone is available at low price of £180.
1, HTC 7 Trophy
HTC 7 Trophy has an eye-catching design like its previous models and has soft back panels which provide the comfort of touching. Trophy is the Budget phone operating on Windows 7 OS and packed with the 1GHz Snapdragon processor which is well-known for its incredible function. 5MP camera on the back side provides the bright images and videos. The camera is featured with autofocus, LED flash and face detection options. The camera of the device can capture 720p HD video and images with quality similar to iPhone.
3.8 inch Super LCD display is large and same as HTC Desire. The body of the model is made up of plastic material as the price of this Windows phone is low compared to other devices. It is pocket friendly device as it is slim and has light weighted dimensions of 118.5 x 61.5 x 11.96mm. The connectivity options like HSDPA, GPRS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are present in the phone. Unfortunately, the 8GB internal memory of the phone is not expandable using the Micro SD card. The Internet browsing works speedily due to the processing features of the phone. Enjoy this device at reasonable price of £200.