Android One is a low cost line of consumer electronics devices especially smartphones that run the Android operating system. It is a hardware and software standard created by Google for Android systems and customers in the developing world, although later on it was made available in limited form in some developed nations as well. These first generation smartphones were initially rolled out in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and other South Asian countries in 2014. Read further to find out the best Android One smartphones available till date in India.
Spice Dream Uno
The first three smartphones in this list have almost the same specification and were released in 2014. Spice mobility is listed on both the National and Bombay Stock Exchanges. It’s one of the Indian brands that mushroomed in the 2000s to cater the demands of Asian and African countries.
Karbonn Sparkle V
Karbonn mobiles is a joint venture of New Delhi based Jaina Group and Bengaluru based UTL Group. The Sparkle V was one of the best selling models from Karbonn and it comes with some flashy color choices too.
Micromax Canvas A1
Micromax started as an information technology organization in the embedded systems domain and soon ventured into various consumer electronics. It went on the extent of roping in Hugh Jackman to be it’s brand ambassador. It had it’s share of successful models with Android One as well as Cyanogen.
Lava Pixel V1
The relatively newer Lava Pixel V1 comes with better features, specifications and is a second generation Android One device. It gets over the air updates as fast as the Nexus devices. It was launched exclusively on Flipkart, an online retailer in India.
Xiaomi Mi A1
The best of the lot till date and has rejuvenated the Android One interest in India. It was announced on 5th September 2017 and it is believed to be a variant of Mi 5X with narrower bezels shipping with Android 7.1.2 Nougat and guaranteed OS updates for the next two years. It has a 5.5″ 1920×1080 display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass, a full-metal body with rounded edges, a fingerprint sensor, a 3080mAh battery, a USB type C connector, 4GB of RAM and 64GB flash memory. The first flash sale is on 12th September 12 PM IST.
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