I want an HTC Desire, but can’t afford it! What are the best cheap Android phones?
Most Useful Answer sidney77
Mar. 16, 2011 at 14:09
Yup another vote for the san fransisco good prices available Your text here and also in white.
Flash the custom firmware on it and its an excellent android phone for the money. The HTC wildfire is another alternative with good firmware offerings.
Saying that the samsung galaxy s should drop in price when its shortly replaced by the galaxy s 2.
Iphone to android convert and ive never looked back.
Mar. 7, 2011 at 12:08
The San Francisco is under 100 pounds, has a great screen, and if you root it and install soething line Modaco MCR r12 on it to get Android 2.2 it runs great. It does have a couple of issues with Wifi going to sleep and manually having to reconnect to known Wifi locations, I dont know if that exists on the Orange ROM, but for 80 notes on the internet its an amazing phone with a battery life up to 3 days I was getting. I usually use a Nexus S but keep the SF as my backup phone.
Mar. 14, 2011 at 20:43
Try the Samsung galaxy Apollo
Currently runs android 2.1 and is a cracking litle phone for £79.95 plus a mandatory top up of £10.00...total £89.95 (supplied unlocked from carphonewarehouse)
Mar. 14, 2011 at 22:05
Orange San Francisco is the way to go here can't beat it for the price, and you can unlock it for like a quid, top spec for the price.
Mar. 16, 2011 at 10:51
Have to agree with the San Francisco. Dirt cheap for what you get.
If you have a little more budget then I think the HTC Wildfire has the edge (others may disagree). The Wildfire S is coming out soon so expect the original Wildfire to be heavily discounted again soon
Mar. 16, 2011 at 13:18
Another vote for Orange SanFrancisco.
I have rooted mine - takes off all the Orange Bloatware
Got 1 for wife and son as well
Mar. 16, 2011 at 13:57
Orange San Francisco is better than the Apollo, The San Francisco has huge dev support twice as much RAM and a higher res screen. Some people say that the Apollo is better because of it's 66mhz more CPU power, but I bet the Samsung TouchWiz UI would use more than 66mhz up somewhere and use most of the 256MB RAM (OSF has 512MB with the stock Google experience).
Mar. 16, 2011 at 14:09
Mar. 16, 2011 at 14:26
You can get the wildfire for £130ish which is better than the San Fran.
Also there are (with cashback) some decent offers to get the Wildfire on contract. I got one for my daughter for effectively £8 a month, 100 mins/text and 500mb internet.
Mar. 16, 2011 at 16:47
Either the San Fran or HTC Wildfire. The Wildfire has a better camera and is better built than the San Fran. Also, runs 2.2 without having to install yourself. Tesco Direct currently doing Wildfire for £124 using a voucher code.
Mar. 17, 2011 at 14:54
i luckily got sony ericsson for £44 in tesco
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