Guest post by Sitakanta from MySmartPrice.com, a mobile & price comparison engine.

The growth of Google’s Android Operating System for mobiles has been beyond all expectations. As per Gartner’s Report, Android accounted for 25.5 percent of worldwide smartphone sales, making it the No. 2 OS, just behind Symbian. Exactly a year ago Android’s market share was 3.5 percent. Growth driver for Android is that it has been adopted by all major handset manufacturers in the world (except for Nokia, Blackberry and Apple, who have their own OS). Another key growth driver, is the availability of Android mobiles across all price segments and form factors (both touchscreen and QWERTY mobiles).

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In India also Android is gaining popularity which is evident from that fact that we now have around 30 Android mobiles available from as low as Rs. 6,749 to as high as Rs. 35,999. Following is a list of 10 best Android phones available in India across different price segments.

Update (13th July 2011):

There have been some very exciting developments in the android phone market since I had written this article. The update in this list reflects changes necessitated by

  • Introduction of several awesome new phones
  • Drop in price of phones which have made them more attractive now
  • A few good android phones are still stuck at Android 2.1 which will make them unsuitable for many recently released applications.

Update 2 (18th April 2012)-

With significant market shares and a flurry of new launches, it maybe the best time for you to join the Android bandwagon now more than ever. The launch of Ice Cream Sandwich mobiles in the market and recent price changes has made Android phones more affordable as well as more exciting than ever before. Here’s a list of the 10 Best Android Phones to buy in India as on April, 2012.

Top 10 Android Mobile Phones in India

Entry Level Segment

1. Spice Mi 270

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Spice Mi 270 is an entry level Android phone targeted towards the youth. For its entry level price it packs quite a punch with 3.14 inch display and 600 MHz processor. It runs on Android 2.2. It comes with Wi-Fi and 3G and supports full Social Networking, Email and Messaging capabilities. It has a 3MP camera which has decent photo quality. The phone is the most affordable smartphone in India with a price tag of only Rs. 2,999

Best Price: Rs. 2,999

2. Samsung Galaxy Y

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Samsung Galaxy Y is the ultimate entry-level smartphone in India. It is packed with many features like 832 MHz Processor and 512 MB RAM. The phone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The touchscreen is 3.14inch QVGA and the camera is of 3.15 megapixels with Geo-tagging feature. There is a powerful Li-Ion battery of 1300 mAh that gives a talk time of 9 hours. The internal memory of the phone is 160 MB which is expandable up to 32 GB. The phone supports 3G, Wifi and even has hot spot functionality. Samsung Galaxy Y Duos is a perfect deal for an entry level smartphone, providing all top features with a quality build. The phone is available at the price of Rs. 8,499

Best Price: Rs. 8,499

3. HTC Explorer

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This one is another great entry-level smartphone. With a pebble shaped body and metallic panel on the battery cover this one is almost irresistible by looks. The phone has 3.12 inches screen, runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread powered by a 600MHz processor. This phone has Wi-Fi and is also 3G enabled. The camera is of 3.15 MP and 90 MB of internal memory is expandable up to 32 GB. You can get this one at just Rs. 7,990.

Best Price: Rs. 7,990

Mid Range Segment

This is the segment where we have the most competition with maximum number of Android phones.

4. Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus is touted as one of the best Android phones in the mid-range segment. The phone offers the perfect blend of features and affordability to the typical customer. The phone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered a huge 1 GHz Scorpion processor with 512 MB RAM. Samsung Galaxy Ace sports a 5MP camera with LED Flash and Geo tagging features. The phone provides the best array of features among mid-range phones and is extremely popular among consumers. You can own this one for Rs. 14,499

Best Price: Rs. 14,499

5. Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V

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This one is loaded with variety of features. This 5 megapixels camera phone runs on an Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and has a 1 GHz Scorpion processor. The phone also has 512 MB RAM. One unique feature about this phone is that you can take 3D sweep panorama pictures that can be viewed on a 3D television on multi-angle 3D display. The presence of Geo-tagging feature, Accelerometer, Proximity center make it highly irresistible. Sony has made a great multimedia smartphone for a price of Rs. 16,199

Best Price: Rs. 16,199

6. Motorola Defy Plus

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Motorola Defy Plus is famous for being the most rugged and tough phone in the market. It is armed with Gorilla Glass Display which makes it scratch resistant and water resistant. It runs on Android v2.3 operating system and possesses a 1 GHz Processor with 512 MB RAM. This Motorola smartphone also houses 5MP camera with an LED flash and digital zoom. This Wi-Fi and 3G enabled phone has an internal memory of 2GB which is expandable up to 32 GB. This one’s available at Rs. 14,099

Best Price: Rs. 14,099

7. Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman WT19i

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For the music lovers this touchscreen phone is a boon. It runs on an Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS which can also be upgraded to to v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The phone has a RAM of 512MB and features 3.2-inch HVGA touch display screen with 320 x 480 resolutions. The camera is 5 MP with touch focus and LED flash light and 1 GHz QUALCOMM Scorpion processor and Adreno 205 GPU make it a powerful phone. Just like some other phones of Sony Ericsson this phone also allows you to take pictures with 3D Sweep Panorama and view them on a 3D TV or on the multi-angle 3D display. All this for just Rs. 13,093

Best Price: Rs. 13,093

Premium Range Segment

8. HTC Sensation

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HTC Sensation is a top end smartphone from HTC which like its name is a sensation in every aspect. This phone runs on Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread). The phone sports a giant 4.3-inch display having resolution of 540 x 960 pixels (qHD resolution) and is extremely sleek. The phone is not just a beauty on the outside, but also a beauty on the inside with a 1.2GHz dual processor and the new HTC Sense v3 UI. The phone also features a 8MP camera with dual LED Flash and auto focus. Needless to say the phone runs on 3G and 2G networks and has Wi-Fi capability. You can own this one for Rs. 22,000

Best Price: Rs. 22,000

9. Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100

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Samsung Galaxy S2 is the successor to the popular / acclaimed Galaxy S. It comes with a brilliant 4.3 Inch Super AMOLED Plus display and runs on a super fast 1.2 GHz Dual core processor and 1GB RAM. OS is Android 2.3 with Samsung’s new TouchWiz 4.0 UI. It comes with a 8 MP camera capable of Full HD (1080p) video recording. It supports Full HD view playback and HD gaming experience. This is one the best top end Android phones available in the market today. Samsung Galaxy S2 is available at Rs. 27,399

Best Price: Rs. 27,399

10. Samsung Galaxy Note N-7000

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Samsung Galaxy Note N-7000 is also one of the best top end Androids available in the market. It comes with a brilliant 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED Touchscreen that helps you view pictures, videos, files and more with crystal clear clarity. The Samsung Note runs on an Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system and also possesses a 1.4 GHz Dual Core ARM Cortex-A9 Processor. The phone has a powerful 8 MP camera with a LED flash which takes the pictures of high quality. Features like presence of Accelerometer, Digital compass and Barometer sensor make it an instant hit among the consumers. This phone is available at a price of 27,646. This drool-worthy isn’t the one to skip!

Best Price: Rs. 27,646

This was a guest post by Sitakanta who is running a mobile and price comparison engine for books and mobile phones. The prices mentioned above are taken from the android mobile price list available at Mysmartprice.com. The prices on the above page are refreshed every 48 hours based on the best price across 6 online stores in India. Please give mysmartprice.com a spin and share your feedback with him at sitakanta[@]mysmartprice.com

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  • Rajasekar

    Nice info

  • http://www.mysmartprice.com/ sitakanta

    @Rajasekar,

    Thanks for liking the post.

  • http://www.razzil.com Razzil

    very informative post, I liked HTC Desire and Galaxy S

  • http://www.shubhamoy.com/ Shubhamoy

    Well the list is missing Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8, it is of INR 14K & an awesome phone since I’m using it for more than a month without any issues. A true executive phone & suites the budget as well.

    • http://mysmartprice.com sitakanta

      Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 is on Android 1.6. Time to move on for Sony. This is the only reason why it has not been included. Otherwise its a good phone.

      • sai

        what about sony aino

  • hotshot05

    What about the SPice Mi-300 which is priced at Rs.9990 and in my opinion is far better than the Micromax A60 or Samsung Galaxy 5 both of which have a screen resolution of 240×320. But the Mi-300 has a standard(for Android) resolution.

    • http://mysmartprice.com sitakanta

      I agree. This is a miss from our side. Below 10K, SPice Mi-300 looks much better than any other phone. We should choose it over Samsung Galaxy 5. Micromax is in simply because of its price point.

  • Shiv

    Very good review…..

  • Swapnil

    Hey, I think u missed out on the HTC legend. I don’t think any of the Sony phones should be mentioned here. Sony is just being lazy.

  • Sam

    Moto doesnt deserve much praise since they have announced NO UPDATES to XT5 and 3

  • jagan

    videocon zeus, is one such androide phone which can top this list.
    its priced 11k with 8gb sd car, 5mp camera with flash, two bateries,

    touch screen is cool ..

  • http://www.sourcebits.com/ Android Development

    Great job, Thanks for the list. LG Optimus One is amazing, I guess it will be getting android 2.3 Gingerbread in this month.

  • http://www.prekshabansal.com preksha

    thanks for the information but we have a android phone from videocon also

  • Swamykant

    Wow. So soon Android will rock in India. Thanks for sharing the information.

  • Karthi

    Just the most important info required when i was surfing for information on every companies web!!! awesome info for the best deals… Thnxxxxxxx

  • ayodhya singh

    samsung ka har mobile sabse bada ghatia mobile hai. aisa hai k as a example BMW ke outlook main ek scooter ka enging hai.
    agar kharidna hai to Aircel Ideos kharido. jo sabse sate dam me best android phone de rahe hain.
    “BHAIYO & BAHENO SAMSUNG MAT KHARIDO. NEHITO PAISE PURA PANI ME JAYEGA.”

    • Nallusamy.T

      Tell me in English Bahia. I dont know the meaning for Ur words and for which model in Samsung Ur comment goes?

  • mukesh

    outdated info………u sud include new ones launched by samsung

  • Sandip Soni

    hiiiii don’t forget Videocon Zeus which is also the best android phone in price range of near 10k….it’s better than the spice mi 300 as spice mi 300′s screen brightness seems poor in sun-light.we can’t see anything in sunlight…

  • Jimmy

    i have heard that Lava mobiles has also launched an android version… plz check it. can u suggest me a qwerty mobile with android os, which costs below 10,000/- rs.?

  • http://www.vishview.com V

    The Andro touchscreen is horrible! Stay away. I second the inclusion of the Spice phones though.

  • http://pcmastero.blogspot.com amit sharma

    what about samsung galaxy pop android 2.2 priced at Rs.8999
    It`s worth buying…

  • Dinesh kr

    nice work !!

  • mehul

    pls help out! dual camera android nr 10k

  • Dileep

    Good post Yaar…..

  • abhi

    in 15k,android with touch sceen n slider,n wi fi, with gps offcourse, plz suggest?

  • Mobile Prices India

    There is a serious need of adding Samsung Galaxy Ace to this list, it is no doubt the best android mobile in India under Rs.15,000

  • aryan

    Hey hey u all forgot LG optimus GT540 it is superb ph. Nd in 2.1android version it sems to be very price worthy ph. With 3mp camera,wi-fi,3g,gps nd a 1500mah battery which no of its rivals gave nor samsung nor sony nor htc nd nt dell
    Nd for 2.2 froyo LG optimus one is the best try buddy

  • Raja

    Good review. Thanks

  • Vikash

    Tough to keep such lists updated, however the latest to be added in this list is HTC Sensation

  • Jurij

    Hi frnz i can speak in hindi so android icecream sandwich OS aa raha hai to wait karo kyun k vo combination hai gingerbread or honeycomb ka so wait

  • kartikey

    optimus one is d best….battery is also good and all the features an android sud have…… im waiting for d gingerbread upgrade… :) srry for english..

  • Saravana

    Two days back i bought Acer Liquid Metal with Android 2.2, that’s the best mobile i found for Rs. 18,300. The mobile promises to give all the functionality i expected. Styling is par ahead compared with other Android 2.2 mobiles

  • Deepak
    • http://techpp.com Raju PP

      where? ebay? In your link I see that the coupon to buy at letsbuy costs 500-700 and the price of the phone to be 28500. Make it 29k then

  • Srinivas reddy

    I have been using i9003 for 1 week.It has excellent features.
    Also running live streaming video.You can watch live Cricket Match.
    But battery life is little bit poor. If worked for 3-4 hours continuously then need recharge immediately. Otherwise it is the excellent mobile.

  • Annu

    Samsung Galaxy Ace – Android Froyo (upgradable to 2.3) with 5MP camera and LED flash is the best Android phone. One can also think of galaxy Fit and HTC wildfire

  • Kalpesh

    Kindly provide me with the seller deatils where I can get the HTC Desire for 15.5K…Please.

  • Jonathan

    Well, soon enough we are going to have a new entrant in the Android market in India that should easily make the top of this list. I am still holding up on my plans to get an affordable mobile phone (android) just for this.

    I guess if the guys at Fly Mobile are really serious about their promise, this phone will rock. Worth waiting another few weeks or so…

  • vaibhav

    i want to buy my 1sr android phone and m going to choose from xperia st15imini and xperia sk17i mini pro which 1 is better?

  • pritam

    hey what u all think abt samsung fit.is it grt?

  • smritirawat

    Spice Mi-350 is again a nice phone with reasonable price. There’s a detailed review of the phone, which I think will help everyone in knowing more about the device. http://india-mobilewatch.blogspot.com/2011/10/spice-mi-350-review.html

  • AvinashSingh

    hey..i need a li’l advice..m a typing freak,dats y i love qwerty and afer my e72 was thinking to get a e6. but in the world of touchscreen i am thinking to get one,jst for a chnge.. can somebody advice me a good android phone ranging from 15-20k(no samsung galaxy),with a good camera??

    • http://techpp.com/ Raju

      @AvinashSingh Have a look at Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V

      • AvinashSingh

        thank u for ur kind rply..i would like to further enquire about sony ericson ray..which has 8mp cam as compared to neo which has 5mp cam and its just about rs 1000 more..m i right?? @Raju @AvinashSingh

    • smritirawat

      @AvinashSingh Hi..u can buy LG Optimus Black, have heard good things about the phone. Other options to look at include Motorola Defy Plus, HTC Wildfire. Check prices & specs of these phone at http://www.saholic.com

      • http://techpp.com/ Raju

        @smritirawat@AvinashSingh Yes, Optimus Black and Defy Plus are worth considering, but not HTC Wildfire. May be you meant Wildfire S.

        • smritirawat

          @Raju@AvinashSingh yes I meant Wildfire S

      • AvinashSingh

        thanks for the adive… are LG phones good enough?? my xperience wid them is not that good. apps dont get close even after presing red butoon,misgusting music player…etc..(in lg cookie nd pep)..is Optimus black the same?? @smritirawat

        • smritirawat

          @AvinashSingh I am also using LG..won’t say that LG phones are amazing, but yes they are quite gud. considering the price & features you are getting, it’s worth buying. There’s a big difference between lg cookie and optimus black, be it on the basis of price, OS, or features. I am sure Optimus Black won’t disappoint you.. This comparison link between Optimus Black and Xperia Ray will be of help to you but I personally do not suggest Sony Ericsson phones :-)http://www.saholic.com/compare-mobile-phones?p1=1002105&p2=1001680

  • Aashish Ben

    can any1 say wen samsung galaxy s2 skyrocket be released in india or hw can i buy in online link thro

  • AkhilSomaraj

    I am greatly interested in the HTC Desire..
    Does anyone here know whether this phone is rootable and Recovery is possible.
    And so, will it run Custom ROMS such as the famous Cynaogenmod !
    I am an Optimus ME (P350) user.. And i have liked used more than 6 custom ROMS !
    So i would like to do the same if i buy the Desire too :)
     

  • faisal khan

     @Raju can u plz tell me which is better to but xperia ray or xperia neo v