When you want to buy an Android device the first brands you think about are HTC, Motorola and Samsung. However you can expect to pay a fair sum of money for any handset from any of these brand names. If you want to get your hands on a great spec phone without paying an arm and a leg then you might want to consider one of the top 3 Android handsets that come from other manufacturers.
3 Android smartphones that rival the likes of Samsung Galaxy S3
The Xiaomi Mi2 is a feature packed handset with top specs. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a superb 4.3 inch display built by Sharp with a resolution of 1280 x 720p. This means that the handset has ppi of 341 putting it in the top above Samsung Galaxy S3 with its ppi of 306. The handset is powered by the Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core processor, making it the first handset to get the Qualcomm processor. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a battery of 2000mAh and an 8 megapixel camera. The Mi2 is 2000 Yuan which is $314 and frequently available on eBay.
The K Touch Treasure V8 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and comes with a 4.5 inch screen with a ppi ratio of 326 and 1280 x 720 resolution. It comes with the Tegra 3 SoC with an A9 1.5GHz quad core processor and GeForce ULP GPU with 1GB of RAM. It has 16GB of storage and a battery that is removable of 1820mAh. Launched this month for 3,000 Yan, around $480.
The BLU VIVO 4.3 was considered to be the first dual-core phone with dual SIM and a SAMOLED Plus display\. The display measures 480 x 800 with a ppi of 216. The processor clocks in at 1GHz with the GPU being PowerVR SGX531 from 2008. It has an 8 megapixel camera and a 1.3 megapixel on the front along with 4GB of storage and external, storage by way of micro SD. It is available for around $250 only.
So while they may not be as popular as the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X or even the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, they pack a punch without cleaning out your wallet.