5 Mid-Class Android Smartphones Value For Money

9/5/2012 5:37:13 PM

Despite medium specs, features and experiences of One V, Galaxy Ace 2 and Optimus L5… are good value.

Android OS is compatible with a variety of products and prices. Besides focusing on hi-class models, the popular operating system from Google aimed at mid-class devices with price ranging from $250 to $400. Consequently, users don’t find difficulty picking a good Android smartphone with sufficient features and nice design for an acceptable price.

Here are 5 mid-class Android phones that are value for money.


Price: $300 - $375

Description: HTC One V


Having a reasonable price, One V form HTC is equipped with solid-state metal case, 3.7-inch screen (480x800 pixels), allowing for good display.

Moreover, this product also owns 1GHz single-core processor Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon, 521MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory and extendable memory card slot. Its outstandingly upside is the latest Android 4.0 having new Sense interface, along with Image Sense technology and Beats Audio.

LG Optimus L5

Price: $275

Description: LG Optimus has just appeared.

LG Optimus has just appeared.

The product is equipped with Qualcomm MSM7225A 800MHz processor plus single chip Cortex A5, 512MB of RAM and default Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There are also 4-inch screen (HVGA resolution), 5MP back camera and LED flashlight. Though internal memory is 4GB, only 2.5GB is freely available. As a compensation for this, the phone supports card slot for memory which can be expanded up to 32GB.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

Price: $350

Description: Galaxy Ace 2 is a mini copy of Galaxy S with better specs.

Galaxy Ace 2 is a mini copy of Galaxy S with better specs.

The latest model of Galaxy Ace series, Ace 2 I8160 is noticeably upgraded with NovaThor U8500 dual-core processor (800MHz) and 3.8-inch screen plus better resolution (480x800 pixels).

Despite all, design and price of Ace 2 is still kept at a competitive level by Samsung when compared with these of other mid-class smartphones from popular brands like HTC, LG, Sony and Nokia. This model has a 5MP camera supporting video recording at 720 HD instead of maximum VGA of previous Ace models.

Sony Xperia Neo L

Price: $305

Description: Xperia Neo L has Android 4.0.

Xperia Neo L has Android 4.0.

Xperia Neo L is Sony’s first smartphone launched into market with Android 4.0 ICS defaultly installed. This is the descendant of Neo V and earlier-generation Neo models for Sony Ericsson thus the phone has a chubby design with 4 rounded corners but larger screen size (4inch) and LCD technology.

This model owns single-core processor (1GHz), 512MB of RAM and 5MP camera supporting HD 720p video recording.

Motorola Defy XT

Description: Defy XT shines with water-proof and anti-dust abilities.

Defy XT shines with water-proof and anti-dust abilities.

Defy XT shines with water-proof and anti-dust abilities reaching IP67 standard. It is best for users involving in activity, sport, travel and fierce working condition. This model is designed only for Asia market. Besides, the phone has 3.7-inch screen and single-core processor (1GHz). Though its entertainment features are not well appreciated, Defy DXT impresses users with long runtime.


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