Not All Android Cell Phones are Equally Awesome

I am far from an expert when it comes to hardware, and keeping up with the latest specs on gadgets. In fact, a large part of the goal of Geek-in-Law is to find ways for “normal” people to make good technology decisions without spending all your time researching CPUs and memory. One way to do that is to point you to blogs and websites which do that work for you.

Here’s some information from the AndroidGuys blog, where the author very clearly shows why you should pay at least a little attention (and a little money) if you want to get a decent Android cell phone.

… decide now if that $29.99 Android phone with specs from 2009 is worth it.

Why to never “just go with the free one”, AndroidGuys

Read the full post – trust me, it’s informative and a quick read. 🙂

There are lots of areas of technology where I, in fact, do recommend that you get the “free option” or the “cheapest thing out there.”

But your cell phone is going to come tied to a two-year contract commitment, and it’s probably also going to be very noticeable if you skimp too much on the hardware. I wouldn’t recommend going nuts with it, but then again the recommended Galaxy Nexus in the post I linked to only costs about $200 (according to the post). That’s about what I would expect to pay. I think it’s a good deal.

Any thoughts? Have you had a good or bad experience with an Android device lately?