BUDGET Posts on XDA

Nokia 3.1 Plus Android One smartphone launches in India

HMD Global has been pretty active as of late, first unveiling the Nokia 7.1 in London last week as part of the Android One program. Now they've launched the Nokia 3.1 Plus in India, also a part of the Android One program.Specifications Nokia 3.1 PlusSize 156.88 x 76.44 x 8.19 mm, 180gSoftware Stock Android 8.1 Oreo (Android One)...

Mid-range Samsung Galaxy spotted on TENAA with dual rear cameras

We've been hearing a lot about an upcoming Samsung Galaxy P30, a name which clearly takes a page out of Huawei's book. While there are doubts about the device's marketing name (PhoneArena believes it will be called the Samsung Galaxy A6s), we do have an idea about some of its specifications and the design. A...

Android Go – How does Google’s lightweight ecosystem compare to the original?

Android Go is Google's lightweight mobile platform that aims to run on lower system specifications than usual. It's aimed at developing and lower-income areas, where devices with poor processors and small amounts of RAM will be most prevalent. It exists basically to make sure that those in developing nations can still avail of applications and...

Samsung is reportedly testing an Android Go phone in several countries

Android Go is Google's answer to the ultra low-end segment of the smartphone market and so far it has produced an interesting collection of devices. This lightweight, optimized OS is ideal for emerging markets where customers are highly sensitive to how much a product like this costs. There has been a new Android Go device...

Blackview A20 Review – One of the First Android Go Phones

For those unfamiliar, Android Go is Google's stripped down version of Android designed to run on lower-end hardware. It's optimized to ideally run on about 1GB of RAM, but it can go lower or higher. It was developed for the next generation of entry-level devices so that those in developing nations can still purchase affordable...

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 and Snapdragon 439 may be coming for Android Go devices

There are some folks who don't need the power of the Snapdragon 845 or even a mid-range chipset like the Snapdragon 636. Sure, it can be nice to have but this increases the overall cost of the device and this can be the sole reason why someone delays getting a new smartphone (or even their...

Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime: Quick First Impressions

Xiaomi's Indian launches are accompanied with a lot of fanfare: there's big venues, a lot of Mi fans are invited, extensive talks and demo... they go the whole nine yards. But with the Redmi 3S, Xiaomi chose to come in without too much ceremony. The phone actually went on its first sale before a media or...

How do YOU Define Smartphone Brackets (Mid-range, etc)? Price, or Specs?

The open nature of Android has led to many things. While the fragmentation experienced in the ecosystem can be frustrating due to slow updates, developers also have similar headaches to developing an Android app and having to work across different software versions and hardware configurations. The differentiation has also become notable due to thousands of manufacturers, as devices...

King of Best Phones Under $100 (Part 5)

The time has come for the conclusion of our Best Phones You Can Get Under $100 series. Over the past couple of months, Jordan has compared the performance of our Best Phones Under $100. Admittedly, none of these phones are top of the line flagship devices. It is to be expected that performance will be...

Elephone Launch The Vowney – Amazing Specs, Odd Name

When I first got my hands on an Elephone Vowney at their headquarters in Shenzhen I was over-joyed and yet ambivalent, the phone was incredibly responsive, the specs were impressive, what let it down was a small niggle, the design feels premium with a sturdy body but the gold finish on the unit I handled...

Performance on Best Phones Under $100 (Part 4)

In the exciting continuation of our Best Phones You Can Get Under $100 series, Jordan has compared the performance of our Best Phones Under $100. Admittedly, none of these phones are top of the line flagship devices. It is to be expected that performance will be low. But what is the actual performance of these...

Best Camera on Phones Under $100 (Part 3)

In the exciting continuation of our Best Phones You Can Get Under $100 series, Jordan has compared the cameras. There are many people out there that swear loyalty to a Digital SLR, but it is often said, For many this means the camera on your smartphone. In this case, would these cameras do well...