Recently I was asked to find out what the best Android-based smartphone is you can buy under 400 euro. I decided to share my findings for anyone who might be asking a similar question and/or have a similar budget.
Since I don't recommend purchasing a new phone with outdated software (older generations and lots of budget phones still ship with Android 2.x) I limited my search to Android 4.x only.
|Samsung Galaxy S III Mini||Sony Xperia S||Sony Xperia P||LG Optimus 4X HD||HTC One S|
|CPU||1GHz (Dual)||1,5GHz (Dual)||1GHz (Dual)||1,5 (Quad)||1,5 (Dual)|
|Screen res.||480x800||1280x720 (720p)||960x540||1280x720 (720p)||960x540|
|Video res.||640x480 (VGA)||1920x1080 (1080p)||1920x1080 (1080p)||1920x1080 (1080p)||1920x1080 (1080p)|
|Price||€ 320,-||€ 325,-||€ 275,-||€ 350,-||€ 375,-|
|SD slot||Micro SD||No||No||Micro SD||No|
|Reviews||-||Good 1||Good 2||Good 3||Good 4|
As of december 2012, based on these specifications, I'd recommend the Sony Xperia S or, the LG Optimus 4X HD.