DROIDS ON A BUD­GET

ANDROID PHONES DON’T COME AT EX­OR­BI­TANT PRICES ANY LONGER. WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE OP­TIONS YOU CAN CON­SIDER WITH­OUT CHANG­ING YOUR BUD­GET MUCH.

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES - TEXT BY NIDHI SIN­GAL & IL­LUS­TRA­TIONS BY SAN­TOSH KUSH­WAHA

ack in 2008, own­ing an Android smart­phones was a far­fetched dream, the rea­son be­ing the op­er­at­ing sys­tem was rel­a­tively new and only the lead­ing hand­set mak­ers were re­leas­ing phones on the plat­form. The hand­ful of smart­phones, there­fore, had hefty price tags. Things have changed down the years. Along with the big names, In­dian hand­set com­pa­nies are now look­ing be­yond the dual-sim de­vices and eye­ing the Android mar­ket. As a re­sult, we now have many Android smart­phones priced un­der 10,000. While the prices are en­tic­ing, you shouldn’t, how­ever, ex­pect the best of hard­ware when you ac­quire these phones. Do con­sider the dis­play size, pro­ces­sor speed and the RAM— specs that will boost the over­all per­for­mance of the hand­sets. Here are a few that we think are worth their price.

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