plenty of them at carphone warehouse for under £100, but they might not perform that well and be on old versions of Android
Was thinking the same thing. A low end sub £80-100 phone (unsubsidised) is really going to give you a 'bad' android flavour.The best way to get a good Android phone is to get a used mid-range or high-end model from last year. Android phones built to be budget phones are awful and won't give you a proper taste of Android.
would certainly recommend the S2 if you can find it for this priceI would suggest looking around eBay and CeX (if you have one near you), look for phones like the Samsung Galaxy S2 or Galaxy Nexus, they go for £100-£150
Agreed. Don't go low end. I'd try and get the S3 or HTC One X.Was thinking the same thing. A low end sub £80-100 phone (unsubsidised) is really going to give you a 'bad' android flavour.
I'd second buying a flagship secondhand from last year galaxy nexus, htc one X or S3 - yes it will cost a little more - but you'll be able to resell in a few months time without 'too' much of a hit price wise ( and probably less of a price hit than blowing £100 on a terrible low powered android POS).
I'd veer more for the galaxy nexus - simply because its 16gb and going to give you a flavour of android 4.1 / 4.2 now, and won't suck donkey balls.
Never buy a cheap Android.
No far from it.Also, with rooting, is it the same as jailbreaking iOS? And how would I be able to get rid of all the company ***** and just have the 'pure' version of android?
Other OS's being other android versions or any mobile operating system?No far from it.
Jailbreaking is required to have basic functionality that wasn't included but also offers some advanced functionality
Rooting offers advanced functionality and if you need to, you can unlock the boot loader which gives you the opportunity to install custom ROMs or even other OS'S
People seem to be going for phones but if you just want to try out Android you could try a Nexus 7. That is fairly cheap, no carrier stuff,the best Android updates and easy to put roms on if that is your kind of thing. Google might be releasing an updated N7 soon but I don't think that should put anyone off too much.
Cheap is relative. When I think of a cheap Android, I think of the Nexus 4. It's cheap as in bang for buck value. I don't even recognize those $30 Android phones as Android at all, since they're running like Android 2.2