Best Android phones in India [Feb 2011]

Update: We have a newer version of Best Android Phones in India – June Edition

It has been quite some time since we last compiled the list of best Android devices in India. To make it easier for our readers, we will be dividing our list into three categories – High-end, Mid-range, and Budget Android smartphones.

Currently, there are over 40 Android smartphones available in Indian market with prices ranging from 32K to 6K INR. Now, that is HUGE number and sometimes it is hard to find the best device in a fixed budget. So let’s try to make things easy for you.

Best High-End Android Smartphones in India:

Starting from the high-end Android devices, this category has the truly rocking phones with some great specifications. We have included phone with prices between 21,000 and 30,000 INR.

  • HTC Desire HD: 1 GHz processor with 8 MP camera, 4.3 inch display and Android 2.2 with HTC Sense. Priced around Rs 27,000.
  • HTC Desire Z: 800 Mhz processor, 5 MP camera, 3.7 inch display and Android 2.2 with HTC Sense. Desire Z has a huge dev community. Priced around Rs 25,500.
  • Samsung Galaxy S: 1 Ghz processor, 5 MP camera with front facing cam, 4 inch display, and Android 2.2 with Touchwiz. Although it is out of stock at most of the places, we are expecting more stocks with Super Clear LCD in February.
  • Dell Streak: 1 Ghz processor, 5 MP camera with VGA front facing cam, 5 inch display, Android 2.2 with Stage UI. It may be a little big for some, but you can fine with using headsets more often it is great. Priced around Rs 30,000.

Best Mid-Range Android Smartphones in India:

Coming to mid-range devices, this category might not having rocking specifications like high end phones, but still they are enough in making your Android experience memorable. We have included phones between prices Rs 14,000 and Rs 20,999 in this category.

  • HTC Desire: 1 Ghz processor, 3.7 inch SLCD display, 5 MP camera and Android 2.2 with HTC Sense. Desire was one of high end phone, but due to price drop is reached in the budget of people looking for mid-range devices. It is priced around Rs 21,000 in the retail market; a little bargain can help.
  • Motorola Defy: Launched recently; 3.7 inch display, 5 MP, 800 MHz processor, and Android 2.1 [Froyo coming later this year].  Priced around 18,000 INR.
  • Motorola Milestone: 3.7 inch display, 5 MP camera, 550 Mhz processor, and Android 2.1 [Froyo coming next month]. Priced around 20,000 INR in retail market.
  • Dell XCD35: Rebranded ZTE Blade, it is a great phone with awesome dev community. 3.5 inch display, 600 Mhz processor, 3 MP camera, and Android 2.1. Priced around 14,500 INR

HTC Legend: 3.2 inch display, 600 Mhz processor, 5 MP camera, and Android 2.2 with HTC Sense. Priced around 18,000 in the market.

Best Entry-level Android phones in India:

Coming last to the best Android smartphones for the budget conscious users, we have included best smartphone priced below Rs 12,999.

  • Huawei Ideos: 2.8 inch capacitive display, 3.2 MP camera, 528 processor, and Android 2.2. Priced around 8K in the market.
  • LG Optimus One: 3.2 inch display, 600 Mhz processor, 3 MP camera and Android 2.2. Priced around 11,500 INR
  • Samsung Galaxy 3: Android 2.1 with Touchwiz 3.0, 3.2 inch touchscreen, 3.2 MP camera, and 667 Mhz processor. Priced around 11,000 INR.
  • Samsung Galaxy 551: 667MHz processor, 3.2-inch display, 3MP camera, and Android 2.2 with Touchwiz. Priced around 12,500 INR.

Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

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24 thoughts on “Best Android phones in India [Feb 2011]


    (December 3, 2011 - 2:19 pm)

    good cell having very much facilities


    (August 13, 2011 - 7:25 pm)

    what about galaxy ace?!!!


    (August 3, 2011 - 1:04 am)

    does anyone know that onida has released dual sim/android phone @6800????????????? plz reply n tel me the model, link, review…..

    slate tiles

    (March 16, 2011 - 8:35 pm)

    GPS in dell is not working well in India.


    (March 16, 2011 - 7:22 pm)

    When will Samsung Nexus S be available in India

    Devil Dude

    (March 13, 2011 - 11:12 am)

    where is nexus one or nexus s in hig end Devices?

      Gaurav Shukla

      (March 13, 2011 - 12:19 pm)

      @Devil Dude,

      Both the devices are not available in India, that’s why they are not in the list.


    (March 11, 2011 - 6:32 pm)

    Hai…. Sony Xperia X10 Mini …… very good performance, style, & handy….It had Android 2.1 you can download 10000 of applications… and reliable. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini should be nothing more than a shrunken version of the Xperia X10 but in reality it’s a whole new phone that gives Android a complete makeover…….It’s So Pretty! It’s So Cute!


    (March 4, 2011 - 11:02 am)



    (February 15, 2011 - 5:32 pm)

    kindly it.. tell me hows Aircel Ideos..if any one is using this android…plz tell me ur views…thanx


    (February 5, 2011 - 11:49 pm)

    htc wild fire is not posted it a useful one r average one


    (February 5, 2011 - 8:10 pm)

    Sony Ericsson x10i, rubbish. Its no match for the likes of HTC Desire HD and Samsung Galaxy S. I owned a Sony Ericsson x10i, sold it last week and got HTC Desire HD.


    (February 3, 2011 - 2:07 pm)

    what about Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i..?? is it not good with Android


    (February 3, 2011 - 12:57 pm)

    What about Motorola Zeppelin XT5? Isn’t it a good entry level phone?


    (February 2, 2011 - 10:26 pm)

    from which state , city , shop are the prices from ?


    (February 2, 2011 - 9:15 pm)

    How do you know that milestone will be getting froyo update by next month or you meant that milestone with froyo will be availed next month? thanks for reply.

      Gaurav Shukla

      (February 2, 2011 - 9:22 pm)

      @Usaid.. Milestone will be getting FroYo update by next month, according to Motorola’s current update timeline.

    Dhaval Sejpal

    (February 2, 2011 - 5:43 pm)

    I m using LG optimus P500 from past 1 month.
    from my opinion its the best handset in Android platform. Everything is superb apps like maps , lattutide are running flawlessly


    (February 2, 2011 - 5:37 pm)

    i was wondering will htc evo 4G be launched in india this year?

    Nilesh Zabak

    (February 2, 2011 - 7:51 am)

    Where is HTC Legend available for 18000? I cannot find anywhere below 22500


    (February 2, 2011 - 7:41 am)

    Bought a new IDEOS, liking it so much. Great value for money. No issues so far in my 4 days of power usage. Unfortunately, Google Goggles ( which requires auto focus cameras) and Google Earth are beyond the hardware capabilities of the phone. I guess that must be true for other budget phones also.

    shreekar shetty

    (February 2, 2011 - 7:31 am)

    You missed the best entry level phone , HTC wildfire


    (February 2, 2011 - 12:01 am)

    Motorola Milestone is the best android phone in the market…


    (February 1, 2011 - 8:33 pm)

    Thanks for the update.. it had been a while since the last one and I used to check this page almost everyday for updates…

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