Although cheap android phones have helped in increasing the sales for Android devices, they are not essentially ideal smartphones. They have tones of shortcomings that you have to live with once you decide to spend your hard earned money on them.
The first and the most annoying disadvantage of entry level Android smartphones is the battery backup. It is the most annoying thing in the world when your phone runs out of juice in the middle of the day. If you are a tech savvy person with an entry level android phone, this situation might not be all that uncommon for you.
Next comes the small internal memory. The phones in question have internal memories of around 150 – 200 MB which has to hold the firmware too. The messages, contacts share this space with the apps, and let me tell you something, it gets very irritating. If you install a large application like Angry Birds, a fifth of your internal memory is taken up by just one application. Important applications like evernote consume around 6.5 MB, so it is very difficult to install all the applications you would like. Since, the Android OS is renowned for the apps that are available, this problem dosen’t let you enjoy all the benefits of having an Android phone.
The build quality of the entry level phones is also a big let down. If your phone falls from a height of say 4 feet, you can count on having to search for at least 3 different parts of your phone. The body and the screen of thses phones also attract a lot of scratches. How good life would be if these phones came with Gorilla Glass displays!
The small screens are also very irritating, but you can’t really complain about that since that is the prime reason for the fact that these phones are cheap. The processors also fall in this category as good processors would push the prices of these phones to the higher range of the spectrum.
These shortcomings don’t hamper people from buying an entry level Android phone but if you have read this article, you now know that if you can spend a little more, you will end up with a much better and much more satisfying phone than what you would have ended up with.