Best Android Phones In India
By on January 10th, 2011

Update: Also check out the Best Android Phones in India for 2011 Also check out our news Smartphone Buying Guide in India for 2011.

The year 2010 was all about the growth of Android. In 2011, analysts expect the Android OS to explode’. In less than a year, Android handsets have grabbed a considerable share in the mobile market and they are still setting the sales chart on fire.

In India, where Symbian OS rules Android has managed to grab a decent market share. Now, more and more people in India are realizing that the Android OS is the future of mobile phones and are buying an Android based phone for themselves. However, the Indian market is flooded with low-range Android handsets which totally spoil the Android experience. So, below is a list consisting of the best Android phones available in India right now.

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The Best Android Phones available in India right now are :

Samsung Galaxy 5

The only Android phone worth purchasing below the Rs. 10,000 mark is the Samsung Galaxy 5. The Galaxy 5 is a pretty loaded’ handset which is pretty surprising for its price. The Galaxy 5 is powered by a 600 MHz processor and runs on Android 2.1 with TouchWIZ UI on top of it.

Samsung_Galaxy_5

The handset also has a decent 2.8-inch 240×400 screen. The back of the phone sports a disappointing 2MP camera. The usual Wi-Fi, GPS, microSD card slot are also present. Even though the Galaxy 5 is a pretty cheap handset, it packs in HSDPA support. The Samsung Galaxy 5 is available in India for only Rs. 8869 and can be purchased from here. I would seriously recommend this handset to buyers instead of the other low-end Android phones like the Micromax A60.

HTC Wildfire

The HTC Wildfire is one of the most popular budget phones in India. It features a 3.2-inch QVGA (320×240) display. The handset is powered by a 528MHz processor and has 384MB of RAM along with 512MB of ROM. The usual Wi-Fi, GPS etcetera are all present.

HTC_Wildfire

Recently, HTC also started rolling out the Android 2.2 update for the handset in India. The HTC Wildfire is available in India for Rs. 13749.   The HTC Wildfire is a decent Android phone to own but with considerably better competitors out there. Users who want to experience the HTC Sense UI should prefer this phone over the LG Optimus One. Readers can purchase the HTC Wildfire from here.

Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro

The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro is a power packed handset. The handset features a 2.55-inch display with QVGA display. The handset is powered by a 600MHz processor and has 128MB of internal memory. The X10 Mini Pro also packs in a slide-out QWERTY keyboard which is pretty remarkable for such a small form factor.

Sony_Ericsson_X10_Mini_Pro

The handset runs on Android 2.1 with Sony’s proprietary TimeScape UI on top of it. Sadly, Sony Ericsson won’t be releasing any more Android updates for this device. The X10 Mini Pro is available in India for Rs. 15000 and can be purchased from here. A must buy if anyone in India is looking for a small form factor based Android phone with a decent QWERTY keyboard.

Samsung Galaxy 3

Before the LG Optimus One was launched, the Samsung Galax 3 was the best Android phone available within Rs. 15000. The Galaxy 3 features a 3.2-inch screen with an odd resolution of 240×400. The phone has a 667 MHz processor and 256MB of RAM along with 512MB of ROM. The usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS etcetera are all present.

The handset runs on Android 2.1 with Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI on top of it. Samsung will soon roll out the Android 2.2 update for the Galaxy 3. The Samsung Galaxy 3 is available in India for Rs. 11500 and can be purchased from here.

LG Optimus One

The LG Optimus One is the best Android phone available in India for below Rs. 15000. For a budget mid-range phone, the Optimus One packs a 3.2-inch HVGA display, a 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 170MB of internal memory. The usual Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm jack and a microSD card slot are all present.

LG_Optimus_One

The back of the phone sports a 3.15MP camera with auto-focus. The phone is powered by a 1500mAh battery which will make sure that the phone will easily last through a day.

Even though the Optimus One is a budget oriented Android phone, it runs on Android 2.2. LG has even announced that the Optimus One will officially get the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. The LG Optimus One (P500) is available for Rs. 12500 in India. Readers can purchase the LG Optimus One P500 from here.

HTC Desire

The HTC Desire is very similar to the Google Nexus One. The handset features a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. The back of the phone sports a 5MP camera. The usual Wi-Fi, GPS etcetera are also there. The HTC Desire is an old handset now but it is available in India for around Rs. 23000 now.

HTC_Desire

At this price, the Desire is a truly desirable handset. Readers who want to purchase the HTC Desire can do so from here.

HTC Desire Z

The Desire Z is one of the best Android handsets available in India to sport a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Unlike other high-end Android phones, the processor of Desire Z runs at a mere’ 800 MHz. However, this does not make the phone a slow couch and it is able to beat all the older generation Snapdragon phones in performance easily.

HTC_Desire_Z

The slide-out QWERTY keyboard of the handset is also pretty good and is one of the main attractions of this phone. The Z packs in 1.5gig of internal memory and 512MB of RAM. The back of the phone sports a 5MP camera with an LED flash which is capable of recoding 720p HD videos. The Desire Z runs on Android 2.2 with the latest version of Sense UI on top of it.

The Desire Z is available in India for Rs. 25899. Readers interested in buying the Desire Z can buy it from here.

HTC Desire HD

HTC recently released the Desire HD in India. The handset is made up of a single block of aluminum and has a very premium feel to it. The Desire HD sports a mammoth 4.3-inch display along with 768MB of RAM and 1.5gig of internal memory. The handset is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and packs an Adreno 205 GPU. The back of the phone also sports an 8MP camera along with dual-LED flash.

HTC_Desire_HD

The Desire HD has been packed to the brim with features from HTC but sadly, the company has skimped on the battery of the handset. The handset is powered by a measly 1230mAh battery which will see this handset barely make it through a day.

Still the HTC Desire HD is a very good phone and is available in India for Rs. 27899. Readers who are interested in buying the Desire HD can do so from here.

Samsung Galaxy S

The Samsung Galaxy S has been one of the most popular Android phones last year. The handset features a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and a PowerVR SGX540 graphics core. The Super-AMOLED display on the handset has stellar contrast and viewing angles. Samsung had launched the Galaxy S with Android 2.1 on board but recently rolled out the Android 2.2 update in India.

Samsung_Galaxy_S

The phone also sports Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, microSD card slot, and 16GB of internal memory including 2GB of ROM for installing all your apps. The Samsung Galaxy S retails for around Rs. 26000 in India right now. The back of the Galaxy S packs a 5MP auto-focus camera while the front has a VGA camera for all your video calling needs.

The downsides of the Galaxy S include a plasticky build quality and no LED flash to assist the 5MP camera. The combination of killer internal hardware, screen and pricing make the Galaxy S the best Android handset available in India right now. The Samsung Galaxy S is available in India for Rs. 27999 and can be purchased from here.

So which is your favorite based phone in India? Do let me know through your comments.

Update: Also check out the  Best Android Phones in India for 2011.

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Author: Rajesh Pandey Google Profile for Rajesh Pandey
Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at rajesh@techie-buzz.com.

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  • MandyMan

    sgs IS awesoommmmeee

  • ayodhya singh

    samsung ka har mobile sabse bada ghatia mobile hai. aisa hai k as a example BMW ke outlook main ek scooter ka enging hai.
    agar kharidna hai to Aircel Ideos kharido. jo sabse sate dam me best android phone de rahe hain.
    “BHAIYO & BAHENO SAMSUNG MAT KHARIDO. NEHITO PAISE PURA PANI ME JAYEGA.”

    samsung ka har mobile sabse bada ghatia mobile hai. aisa hai k as a example BMW ke outlook main ek scooter ka enging hai.
    agar kharidna hai to Aircel Ideos kharido. jo sabse sate dam me best android phone de rahe hain.
    “BHAIYO & BAHENO SAMSUNG MAT KHARIDO. NEHITO PAISE PURA PANI ME JAYEGA.”

    • Nagesh

      Suno bhai tumhari aisi ki taisi, tumhara phone kharab nikal gaya tou sabka nikal jayega kya?

    • mahatma gandhi

      bhosad tuje kya malum hai mobile our android k bare me

    • TimeTested

      I don’t agree to your views and seriously wonder how many samsung models you have tried, when you say “samsung ka har mobile sabse bada ghatia mobile hai”. I have used samsung, bb, Nokia and Motorola and I don’t feel the way you do. I find Samsung performing slightly better than Nokia or Motorola, and I am not saying they are bad!! If you get in to the intricate details, in general a phone based on MS OS is a bit more stable as compared to one based on Symbian OS, so you’ll find some of the high end nokia models getting hangged while operating.

      Android rocks..and I am interested to know the phone you are currently using and how it fares compared to others :). The more technical the discussion the more informative it’s going to be for others. Once request…please refrain from being conclusive on our thoughts, just put up the facts and let others decide whether to buy or not.

    • Rajib

      Sir I would like to take a 3G and dual camera samsung set with touchscreen and ofcourse android with latest version.Can you suggest me a set which is within 12k

    • manish

      i m agree with u,even i m using Samsung pixon.i bought it 2year back after one year its starts giving me problems with touch it was not responding i took it to company workshop & it cost me 3k & now i m facing major problem in this phone & company person telling it will cost me 6 to 7k for repairing.its really sucks..Samsung really ghatiya mobile hai.

  • http://techsplurge.com/ Saket

    Where are other phones such as Moto Droid X, Defy etc?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1377168775 Vijaya Das

    Bought Galaxy S yesterday…first it came out to be a demo handset!..anyway then finally replaced the black/brown one with a midnight black one..it was working all fine yesterday till evening…auto rotation problem kicked in!! :-( …taking my handset to the shop again….to speak the truth i really love the Galaxy S..don’t wanna change it with any other brands of handset…anyway i just wish i get my perfect(without any glitch) SGS soon.. :-/ :-)

  • adii

    samsung mobile sabse jayada bekar, tuchha, ghatiya, kisam ka phone hai . isme china ke phone ka software para hota hai. mere pass corby pro plus phone hai jiska software 6 bar jaa chuka hai.
    battery backup to itna kharab hai ki salla 1 din nahi chalta

  • Shihab

    Rajesh: I like your simple easy style or writing and you definitely managed to group the things I find important in a nice layout. Appreciate your article.

  • Salil Save

    Sir,
    I just wanted to inquire about the best phones (Android and 3G) with touch screen, internet, GPS (Maps assistance while travelling), 2 to 3 MP camera.
    I am not fond of games.
    Can U suggest me phone within 10,000 /-
    -Thanks and Regards,
    -Salil

  • Salil Save

    Sir,
    I just wanted to inquire about the best phones (Android and 3G) with touch screen, internet, GPS (Maps assistance while travelling), 2 to 3 MP camera.
    I am not fond of games.
    Presently I am using dual sim phone, i.e. CDMA (of Reliance and GSM)of Vodaphone)
    Can U suggest me phone within 10,000 /-
    -Thanks and Regards,
    -Salil

    • http://www.lifeofrajesh.com Rajesh Pandey

      Hi Salil,

      I would suggest you to get the LG Optimus One. The handset retails for Rs 10,500.

      • Salil Save

        Thank U sir

      • malar

        sir,
        i lk to know is there any phone with dual sim and android feature to use touch screen.

      • Kiran

        Hi

        Can you please suggest me CDMA android phone.

  • http://www.sparcnetsol.com Dattatray

    Hi Rajesh, i am looking for phone with feature of wifi, gprs, 3g, bluetooth, 2-3 Mp camera phone with budget of 10 – 12k

  • http://www.ceisv.com prakash

    Dear Sir,
    I am a java progarammer need a android phone so as to test my applications what model you can suggest within a range 8k-10k?
    thx

  • BIKRAM

    hello rajesh… m jus plaaning to buy an android phone for myself. my budget is bw 10k-15k.
    kindly suggest me wid some gud fones in this range wid a gud audio and camera quality as well

  • Dude

    Hi Rajesh! Have you checked out latest Dell mobile phones, comes with android and pack quite a punch compared to their price.

  • Mukul

    AM planning on buying a business phone. Wondering between Apple or Android? Requirements are : good email , document view and edit in word/pdf/PP, and should be able to use it as a modem for tethering.. Budget Upto 25K, but should be a good phone with service support available in ahmedabad

  • N kK

    Hello Rajesh,

    Can u suggest me which one is better either Nokia C7 or Samsung Wave 2….
    i m confused b’coz of different OS i.e. Symbian VS Bada…

    Regards
    N KK

  • http://www.kirpalkokri.com aapreet ahluwalia

    thanks for the article
    Bookmarked

  • http://www.bestpriceinfosale.com bkk

    HTC Desire best dising

  • pan

    hi, can u plz tell me which is better one.. dell xcd35 or micromax a70?? or any other new phone coming this or next month in budget 7k-9k..

    thx

  • http://www.tech2crave.com tech2crave

    If you were given a choice between galaxy 5 and galaxy S2, what would you choose?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001865744039 Imrul Hasan

    samsung glaxy 5 price.sea you.

 
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