Top Android phones: Best buys (August 2011)

PC World's best buy Android phones are a rank of the top 10 Android smartphones based on perceived value for money

Looking for an Android phone on a budget? You should look no further than PC World Australia's best buys. These Android smartphones are a rank of the top 10 handsets based on perceived value for money.

Google's Android platform has not only provided a genuine competitor for the Apple iPhone, but it has also opened up opportunities for powerful smartphones at the lower end of the market. The 10 selections in our August list are headed by the Huawei Sonic, which sells for a super low $188 in supermarket chain Woolworths and electronics retailer Dick Smith.

HTC is the most popular best buy Android phone vendor in August: four models from the Taiwanese giant made our top 10, including the Telstra-exclusive Desire S.

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Huawei IDEOS X5

If you want to buy a fully fledged Android smartphone without breaking the bank, the Huawei IDEOS X5 should be seriously considered. It offers all the features and functions of a top end Android smartphone for an excellent price.

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  • Manufacturer:
  • 30th March, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Huawei
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  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Value for money
  • Reasonably stylish design
  • Decent specifications
  • Cons:
  • Screen hard to see in sunlight
  • Touch-sensitive buttons not backlit
  • No word on Gingerbread update
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