The real cost of cheap Android devices?

Discussion in 'Droid Forums Member News Depot' started by Natey2, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Natey2
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    "Cheaply made Android phones are the worst thing to happen to the mobile OS since the discovery of malware in the Google Play store. Not only are these "budget-friendly phones" frustrating to use, but their outdated specs and lack of manufacturer and carrier support mean you'll end up with a dud no matter which one you choose."

    - http://www.pcworld.com/article/253031/friends_dont_let_friends_buy_cheap_android_phones.html

    Gotta wonder how the world's cheapest tablet will fare:

    - http://www.droidforums.net/forum/showthread.php?p=2077070

    At $35, I'd take a chance.

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    I agree with the article. Instead of buying a new low end android maybe get a certified used top tier phone that has been out for 3 to 6 months for little or nothing. That's what I did when I got my Dinc 1. There is no reason that you shouldn't be able to get a quality phone at a reasonable price. Or you can wait for a blow out sale like VZ just had on the Rezound. I did and I'm loving this phone. Just be patient and keep your eyes open.

    This was posted using my Rezound.
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    Nothing most people haven't been saying for quite sometime now. Low-end phones don't do anyone much good. If people want a phone with limited functionality just buy a standard, non-smart phone.