Android popularity over the years has made mobile phone manufacturers to make more and more phones running Android in different price ranges. Today we have Android phones starting from Rs 3500 and extending to Rs 30000. This has made smartphones accessible to people who are looking for budget phones as well. We have previously covered budget phones (below 5000) running Android. The budget phones aren’t great phone for running heavy memory usage apps or performance, they are mainly intended to test the Android functionality. In this article we will cover Android phones below Rs. 10000 and this does not include phones which we had covered previously in the below 5k phone range.
1. Samsung Galaxy Y:
Samsung Galaxy Y is one of the recently announced handsets from Samsung running Android Gingerbread. It features a 3 inch QVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 320 X 240 pixels, 883 MHz processor and the TouchWiz UI. It also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity, 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS with A-GPS and a 1200 mAh battery. It is one of the cheapest handsets from Samsung running Android. The device is priced at Rs 7550.
2. LG Optimus NET P690:
The LG Optimus NET P690 runs Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) and is powered by 800 MHz processor, the phone lets you do faster web-browsing, application start-up, and offers powerful multi-media data processing. It features a 3.2-inch HVGA display screen with 320 x 480 pixels resolution along with a 3 megapixel camera with 4x zoom for better images. The phone is priced around Rs 9500.
3. Samsung Galaxy Pop:
Samsung Galaxy pop is powered by a 600 MHz ARM6 processor and runs on Android 2.2(Froyo). It features a 3.14-inch screen with 240 x 320 pixel resolution. The phone is preloaded with social networking apps like Facebook, Orkut and Twitter. It also features a 3 MP camera with 3x digital zooming and video recording capabilities. The phone is priced at Rs 8300 (approx).
4. Motorola Fire:
Motorola Fire is a touch and type phone which runs on Android v2.3(Gingerbread) and powered by a 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, the phone comes with 256 MB RAM. The phone features a 2.8-inch display screen and a 3 megapixel camera with fixed focus and digital zoom. The phone is priced Rs.8900 (Approx).
5. LG Optimus ME P350:
LG Optimus Me P350 is a full touch mobile with a 2.8 inch TFT display. The capacitive touchscreen supports 240 x 320 pixels and features Android v2.2 (Froyo). This is one of the low priced handsets from LG running Android. There is also a 3MP camera under the hood. The phone is priced around Rs 6900.
6. Samsung Galaxy Fit:
Samsung S5670 Galaxy Fit is a stylish phone, which runs on Android 2.2 Froyo. The phone has 3.31 inch capacitive touchscreen with TouchWiz 3.0 UI and a 5 Megapixel camera with Autofocus. The phone is priced around Rs. 9500.
7. LG Optimus Pro C660:
LG Optimus Pro C660 is a touch and type phone with QWERTY keypad. The phone is powered by Android (Gingerbread) v2.3 and comes with a 800 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor. It also features a 2.8 inch touchscreen and 3MP camera with 4x digital zoom. Video in this phone can be recorded at 24 fps. This phone is priced at Rs 9000/-
8. HTC Explorer:
The HTC Explorer comes with Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) and a 600 MHz Scorpion Processor with 512 MB RAM. It has a 3.2-inch capacitive display screen along with a 3MP camera. The phone is priced around Rs 10000.
9. Sony Walkman W8:
The Sony Ericsson W8 is the first ever Android based Walkman smartphone that looks very similar to the Xperia X8. The main drawback of this phone is that it runs on Android 2.1 (Eclair) which is out-dated OS (update might be available). W8 packs in a 600 MHz ARM11 processor under its hood along with 3.2MP camera and a 3 inch touch screen. The W8 is priced at Rs 9300/-.
Apart from these phones, there are few other options available in the form of LG Optimus One P500, Micromax A75, Xperia X8 etc.