But let’s face it, geeks are geeks and they have this obsession with devices bearing high specifications and they are willing to spend every penny just to buy the smartphone they have their crush on. The point is, if you are one of the people who don’t want to spend so much on one device, you might as well go for entry-level smartphones like the ones specified below.
Sony Xperia Neo L. Released in June 2012, this smartphone is a follow-up of Xperia Neo V, although it sports a larger display. Neo L is adorned with 4-inch screen and was released bearing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) for its operating system. Being an entry-level smartphone, you’ll be amazed to know you’ll be getting a devices running on 1GHz processor and 512MB. Sony has given it a 1500mAh battery pack that could last up to 7 hours of straight talk time. Currently, it is offered in the U.S. for $260.
LG Optimus L5. One thing about Optimus devices from LG is that they often come with really cool design and LG Optimus L5 is no exception. The fact is, L-Style series was released with emphasis on design top-notch physical features. This device showcases Qualcomm’s MSM7225A Snapdragon chipset with 800MHz processor and an integrated Adreno 200. It comes with Ice Cream Sandwich OS when it was released in June and became one of LG’s top performing entry-level devices offered at a price of $271 in the U.S.
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2. If there is a series of phones that you would surely appreciate as far as specs and design are concerned, that would be Samsung’s Galaxy devices. Galaxy Ace 2 was released in May running Android 2.3 Gingerbread but an ICS update has already been rolled out for this device. It features NovaThor U8500 chipset and a dual-core processor clocked at 800MHz. To cater Sony’s demands for better graphics, a Mali-400MP GPU was added under its hood. You can get one of these for $313.
Being in an entry-level spectrum doesn’t mean a device has to be cheap. The truth is, there is a greater difference between cheap smartphones and those that are put under the entry-level market. Smartphone manufacturers are always battling over supremacy in this market so we can expect that in the next few weeks, there would be a new set of entry-level smartphones that would entice you.