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Best Android Phones (Under Rs. 10,000) : Sept-Oct 2010

Back in June, we gave you a list of the best Android phones that you could choose from. Since then several new phones have been released that we have reviewed. So, here’s a list of top phones sporting Google’s ‘tasty’ Operating System.

Under Rs. 10,000

For people not very keen on lightening their wallets for a mobile phone, but yet want features of this celebrated mobile OS, here’s a phone that can do it all – the Samsung Galaxy 5 i5500. We had a brief hands-on with this phone, and going by what it offers at Rs. 9,000, we think it is a sweet deal.

Packaged in a cute and petite body, the i5500 has a decently sized 2.8-inch display, (unlike the tiny 2.55-inch one on the X10 mini) with a QVGA resolution. Being of capacitive nature and running a 600 MHz processor, this phone is snappy in its functioning. The phone has got good connectivity options given the price range — 3G (HSDPA), Wi-fi and A-GPS. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack that lets you plug any earphone to it.

It runs Google’s one-generation-older Android 2.1 OS, with access to the Android Market, which was surprisingly missing on the Acer beTouch e110. However, the 2 megapixel fixed focus lens is the only sore point of this phone. The X10 mini is cuter but paying almost Rs. 15,000 is just criminal, as the only thing that’s brighter about this phone is its 5 megapixel camera. Incidentally, this is exactly what I’d said months ago even before the X10 mini had launched.

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