Holiday Gift Guide 2012
Entry-level or lost-cost smartphones that cover the main features (smartphone OS with apps, browser, camera) and offer decent performance.
Not everyone needs a high-definition display and the latest quad-core processor. Plenty of people are happy with devices that meet the minimum specs and capabilities, such as email and social networking. For a decent web browsing experience, you need a smartphone. That's why you'll find some inexpensive Android smartphones on this list. They offer a solid platform for running apps, the ability to browse the web and look up directions, and they also include basic cameras and media players. These devices do more than high-end feature phones, but not quite as much as the best smartphones on the market.