Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Mar 2018 01:03 UTC
Android

Mobile World Congress is happening this week, and we're slowly getting a better picture of what Google's new "Android Go" initiative will look like. Android Go is a special configuration of Android 8.1 (with a selection of special "Go" apps) that targets low-end devices with 1GB of RAM or less.

MWC has seen a ton of manufacturers sign up for the program and announce phones shipping with the Go config, so it's time for a hardware roundup.

We often tend to get tunnel vision and focus on expensive flagships, so here's a roundup of upcoming 100 dollar Android Go phones. These are neat little phones for a decent price.

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pepa
Member since:
2005-07-08

I've been buying under $100 too, but only brand new. Sometimes get a lemon (Haixu 6), some really good (Dengo Max, DooGee X7).

Additional personal requirements:
- 6 inch screen
- At least 1G RAM
- At least 8G ROM

Lessons learned:
- Definitely go for 16G ROM storage, 8 is too cumbersome with Playstore updates.
- Never go under 1G RAM, but preferable 2G and up.
- 6 inch screens are way less common than 5.5", so probably way more options (I haven't really gone there, starts to be small to me).

Edited 2018-03-03 06:33 UTC

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Parry Member since:
2014-06-03

IMO you need at least 3GB RAM & 16GB ROM these days for Android. 4GB & 32GB make it at least 1 year future proof! Of course, if Android Go gets ported to other phones, 1-2 GB will do.

Edited 2018-03-03 09:22 UTC

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spinnekopje Member since:
2008-11-29

IMO you need at least 3GB RAM & 16GB ROM these days for Android. 4GB & 32GB make it at least 1 year future proof! Of course, if Android Go gets ported to other phones, 1-2 GB will do.


It depends on the rom and apps you use. The Samsung S4 mini lte doesn't do much better as the specs for Android go, but runs LineageOS 14.1 without a problem. In LineageOS you can set the cpu usage from 1 (saving) to 4 (full power) and mine is on 2 without problems. I must admit I don't have a sim inserted, but I don't think that would make a huge difference.

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