Best Cheap Android Smartphones in Pakistan

Buying the best phone (in terms of specs) is not possible for everyone, and its also not recommendable if you are a newcomer in the world of smartphones, or even if your needs aren’t that lavish.

After doing a brief review of dual-core Android smart phones, we thought of sharing the list of inexpensive budget Android smartphones.

The following phones were selected mainly for people who are new in this smartphone world or for those who can’t afford expensive phones (only the phones with low prices and rich feature set were selected).

Huawei IDEOS – Rs. 6,999

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Huawei IDEOS was first introduced by Zong for Rs.15,999, which was later revised and price was lowered to Rs.10,999 but now its available for just Rs. 6,999 only. Huawei IDEOS is also available with Ufone.

Huawei IDEOS, probably the cheapest Android phone, has got a 528Mhz ARM 11 processor along with 256Mb RAM and 200Mb of expandable memory.

The phone runs on the aged Android 2.2 Froyo. The screen is a bit small at 2.8 inches and has a resolution of 240×320. This phone hasn’t got killer features, but at this price it does give a bang-for-the-buck.

HTC Explorer – Rs. 12,490

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The HTC Explorer has got a 3.2 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 320×480. The OS of the phone is HTC Sense 3.5 running on Android 2.3. The phone has got a RAM of 512 Mb on a 600Mhz Cortex A5 processor with 90Mb expandable memory.

A 3mp camera can be found on the back too.

The price of HTC Explorer is Rs.12,490 at homeshopping.pk.

Huawei U8650 – Rs. 14,900

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Huawei U8650 is another phone currently being sold by Zong. Huawei U8650 has 3.5 inch touchsreen with a resolution of 320×480. The phone has a RAM of 256Mb with 160Mb expandable memory. The phone has a 3mp camera and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The phone is currently being offered by Zong for Rs. 14,900.

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos – 15,090

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Samsung Galaxy Y Dous is basically the dual-sim version of the Galaxy Y. It has got a 3.14 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 320×240.

The OS running is touchwiz covered on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Galaxy Y Duos has got a 832Mhz ARMv6 processor along with a 290Mb of RAM with a expandable memory of 160Mb.

A 3.15 mp camera is on the back. The price of Galaxy Y Duos is Rs. 15,090 at homeshopping.pk.

HTC ChaCha – Rs. 15,900

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This phone is for people who are crazy about facebook. HTC ChaCha has a 800Mhz ARMv6 processor with 512Mb RAM.

The phone runs on HTC Sense covered on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. The screen is 2.6 inches big with a resolution of 480×320. The back boasts a 5mp camera. But the standout feature is the facebook button which can share any photo or video and can open your facebook wall or facebook places instantly. The phone costs Rs. 15,900 on homeshopping.pk.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro (2nd Gen) – Rs. 16,990

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The short dimensions are the noticeable feature of this phone. Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro has a 3 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 320×480. The phone runs on a 1Ghz processor and 512 Mb RAM with an expandable internal memory of 400Mb.

The back boasts a 5mp camera with 720p HD video recording. The phone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. A slide out qwerty keyboard is there too. The phone is available at homeshopping.pk for Rs. 16,990.

Sony Ericsson live with Walkman – Rs. 17,290

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Arguably one of the best in this list, Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman comes with respectable specs. It has got a 1Ghz ARMv7 processor with 512Mb of RAM which makes the OS of the phone (Android 2.3 Gingerbread) run smoothly.

Live with Walkman has a 320Mb expandable storage. The 3.2 inch touchscreen has a resolution of 320×480.

At the back is the 5mp camera with 720p HD video recording. The phone is available at homeshopping.pk for Rs. 17,290.


  • Azi

    Good job bro…

  • i want to buy HTC Explorer
    kaisa phone hai ye?
    kisi k pass ho tou experience share keray, plz!
    es mein koi problem tou nai aa jata future mein?

    • Usman

      HTC explorer is the best phone in this domain.
      Buy it but do go for a set within warranty, as there are new sets available without warranty.
      BOLuck!

      • Faizi

        Shud go for wildfire S or HTC Chacha or SE Xperia or SE Live

    • Riaz

      Please consider HTC wildfire S
      Open market lahore mein 16900 ka hain.
      5000 ziyada hai, lakin explore se bohat acha hai.
      I am using it.

      • Azeemullah Hasan

        Wildfire S has a better camera but a slower processor.

      • Omair Ahmed

        1) If you have got Rs. 5,000 and 2) dont wana purchase First-hand set and 3) want to get same specification set Except Camera (5MP vs 3.15MP) then go for wildfire s…
        In simple 5000 + 2nd hand is not worth buying…!!

    • Ali

      Its really a worthy phone. I am using it from a month or so. So what the best I found was:

      – Marvellous pixel density.
      – Better performance as compared to HTC Wildfire S(as reported by Antutu benchmark.
      – A healthy battery timing.

      And the fact that disinterested me (but I managed somehow):

      – Internal memory of 150MB, though it supports external memory of 32GB I guess.

      Verdict: Good phone to buy at such price!

    • Sumair

      HTC Explorer is a great phone, i’ve been using it since January 2012.

    • Fahad Nabi

      is m problm koi nai hai,,bus betry bht kam hai,,,sirf eik dedh din ki……..

  • Azi

    it mean it can be more cheap if we not purchased online.. is it?

    • Zeeshan Faisal

      I think if you goto Hafeez Center to buy new one, you have to pay more

  • Ali

    Kya old news day raha ho! Huawei IDEOS zong ke kisi franchise main b avaliable nai ha. atleast lahore main to nai ha. so Admin post ko update karo ya Huawei IDEOS ke orignal market price batao or ya b bato k kha sa mila ga.

    • Talha Rafiq

      Lahore mein kya,, Karachi mein bhi nai hai,,, main defence, khi mein rehta hun aur mein is IDEOS ke lye kati pahari tak gaya tha, and Finally i got it!! :) yeh baat mein 14feb ki kar raha hun!

      • Ali

        to ya loog abi b is set ko post ku kar rai ha jb k na to ya market main ha or na he zong k pass. ave bawaquf bana rai hain

        • Askani

          Asked about this set everywhere but it isn’t available………

  • tanveer

    dear admin. Why did n0t u p0st the q m0bile andr0id ph0ne. ? ?

  • Usama Siddiqui

    Kindly correct that Zong is no more providing Huawei U8150.

  • Ehtesham ul haq

    where is samsung galaxy pocket priced 9700..

    • Azeemullah Hasan

      Prices don’t matter only.

      • shehla

        I want to buy this phone kindly tell me where can i get this ? thanks
        Huawei IDEOS – Rs. 6,999

  • MySchizoBuddy

    does huawei have a good resale value

    • Usama Siddiqui

      No

  • MySchizoBuddy

    which one of them takes SD card as well

  • Qasim

    Yes Usama siddiqui is right

  • Vicky

    “…its also not recommendable if you are a newcomer in the world of smartphones…”
    Pisses me off when ppl say this…..who are you to judge and tell this to others huh !

    • Azeemullah Hasan

      I only said that because suppose if I’ve never owned a smartphone before, I might not be able to get the most out of the best phone in the market.

  • Yasir Latif

    I am using HTC Explorer and this set is best..

  • Hassan

    The pick up model from Above is Xperia Mini Pro best phone in this price range having ICS

  • Askani

    What about Samsung Gallaxy Y and Pocekt????

    • Azeemullah Hasan

      The problem with Galaxy Pocket is that its way too small for comfortable use. It only has a 2.8 inch screen.

  • Admin u 4got to give introduction of samsung galaxy pocket andriod 2.3 gingerbread and q a5 noir andriod 2.3 gingerbread with dual sim and 5mp camra.and price of both handset is 10500.

    • Omair Ahmed

      Its not necessary to mentioned every set..I have repeatedly told everyone Qmobile is expensive set with nothing extra-ordinary ..5MP camera but result worst than 3.15 Explorer one… No GPU…and not to forget (explorer got 512mb ram).. and now tel me ANY —I MEAN IT ANY ADVANTAGE WHERE QMOBILE A5 is better than EXPLORER….any example one example plzz????????

  • fahad

    selling my perfect zong ideos.contact 03322317489

  • admin

    For those having trouble in finding IDEOS can check this link: http://www.olx.com.pk/nf/search/ideos

    • Zeeee

      You havent reviewed Samsung Galaxy Y touch phone?! :S

  • kumar

    The best phone from above is HTC explorer ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, iam using it…

    great phone for normal range………

  • Salman Abbas

    OMG! bookmarked. Thanks Azeem <3

  • Salman Abbas

    I thought Sony Ericsson phones were expensive than others O.o

    • Fahad Nabi

      Sony Ericcion mini pro ki resale value nai hai koi,,,mera ofc colleage sale kar rha hai,,,,JUST Rs.5000/=..in good condition……….

  • Faizan

    The post is missing the out of the box Android versions these phones are running, for long term usage thats something people should consider as apps will be marketed towards the latest offering from google.

    At least buy an Android that has or can be updated to 2.3.x gingerbread.

    • Omair Ahmed

      Lets say one has budget of 7000 and can not extend to 10,000 would it mean that he should never buy andriod mobile??? Except First one all other mobiles have official supported Gingerbread…
      Long-term planning cant be done in mobiles/PC/Laptops as even Gingerbread is poor when compared with ICS….. as new andriod keep on comming..upcomming is Jellybean i.e. Andiord 5.0 and we are talking about 2.3x .

  • The image above doesn’t look like Samsung Galaxy Y Duos to me? Its actually Galaxy Y Pro. I know a some good opticians. :P

  • Ahmad

    Sab se sasta to chor he dia Samsung Galaxy POcket In Just Rs 10’000

    • Azeemullah Hasan

      Sirf Battery Life matter nahi karti. Features bhi dekhe hein mene. Galaxy Pocket has got a 2.8 inch touchscreen with very low resolution. for just 2K more you can get the explorer.

  • Muhammad Anas

    Why Q-Mobiles Samrt Phones are not listed???????

  • Baig

    Battery Timing kitni ha Ideos ki??/

    • Omair Ahmed

      Good question..It is known to have (Worst bettery timming mobile)..But i have seen forums like XDA Developers they have custom roms ((CyanogenMod 7.2 ~ Andriod-Gingerbread , LeanFusion , ICS Rom =Ice Cream Sandwich)…
      If you do install Leanfusion ROM, battery timming increases upto 3days (with minimum usage)…
      Do remeber it is the cheapest mobile so expect Low battery and Low specification…
      I personally own one and believe me it is just like Galaxy Y…about same specification except processor (832 Vs 528 MHZ)

  • asdasd

    first these are not cheap.these mob are low end or low badget smartphone.

  • Farhan

    qmobilw Noir A2 around 8000 & A5 around 10000

    these are also good phones

  • prince punjabi

    Zong IDEOS zong ki site per to 15000+ hai

  • Adil Gondal

    @Farhan ur true bDy.. Mr AzeemUllah Hassan shld also have mentioned Qmobile’s New Noir Series..!

  • sarmad

    wher can i find htc explorer cheaper in lahore ????

  • suleman zahid

    samsung glaxy y is a good phone among all i have this phone for a week or so and its best supported by android market and a confidence of samsung smartphones
    bohat he ala ph hy

  • Rj ZILAN

    WT ABT HTC DESIRE HD???? M LOVEN IT <3

  • dbz

    where can i buy Sony xperia mini in karachi-pk

  • Shujaa

    You forgot about Samsung Galaxy Pocket worth Rs. 9600 in market

  • Malik

    Huawei Ascend Y201 kaisa set hy? Please share your experience.

  • plz tell em any good website foor mobile prices…

    i am looking for qwerty+android

    HTC ChaCha is looking good but i need more suggestions

  • kanza

    want to sell my galaxy Y in gud condition….anyone interested???

  • hamna

    can any1 tell me abt big screen mobiles in cheap rates???

  • Abid Raza

    i have Lenovo a2107 dual sim tablet. it’s not compatible for phone calls (through sim). while searching of solution i hv read that if one can go wiht custom RAM changes (which is seems to be a software hacking sort of activity) can make this tablet work for voice calling same as any other smart phone.
    if there is any person who know it better or anyone he/she knows can do this type of changes, please refer.
    regards,
    abid raza

  • Guest

    Sony ericson Xperia not available in markets:(discontinued plss help if any who knows ????

  • Sana

    Buy iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, samsung galaxy note 8.0 + phone, Garman, samsung galaxy note 1. These are the the best phones. I have all of them and using it as well… Few if them are not even used, but the best comments about them… Should buy from one of these…

  • muneeb ahmad

    The post is missing the out
    of the box Android phones these phones are running, for long term
    usage thats something people should consider as apps will be marketed
    towards the latest offering from google.

    At least buy an Android that has or can be updated to 2.3.x gingerbread.

  • Muhammad

    I want to sale HTC explorer,1.5 years used,neat condition with box and charger,sale price rs 6500 in karachi

  • Muhammad

    interested candidates can contact me at 0333-3353029

  • Abdul Wajid

    Mujy buht bkwas laga by Issy a cha Motorola droid Razer hy