Android One is one of the most curious brands in the Android universe. It is a version that was born to offer a clean use experience in low-end terminals, but that over time was expanded to higher quality mobiles.
Are there phones with Android One that are worth it?
Having a mobile with Android One means having a mobile with an experience of software as close as possible to the standard version of Android as designed by Google. As an addition, this brand offers a series of additional values:
- System updates for 2 years (although not with the immediacy of a Google mobile).
- Security updates for 3 years.
- Fewer preinstalled applications than the rest of mobile phones.
We must make it clear that Android One is not the perfect solution. Brands such as Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei or Oppo add improvements that sometimes Android or do not have or take longer to receive, but in these cases we can sometimes see how performance or energy management (these phones are usually more aggressive closing applications in the background) are compromised.
So while Android One is not perfect, it does offer a quality guarantee for those who want the purest Android experience without giving up a constant cycle of security updates. If this is important to you, we have collected 4 mobiles between 100 and 200 euros that are a great option.
The cheapest: Nokia 2.2
Perhaps the Nokia 2.2 is one of the most interesting phones in which Android One plays in favor. The reason is because if we are looking for a mobile that is extremely cheap, it is likely that you will have few or no updates. Here, the Android One warranty ensures that the mobile will at least comply with the minimum security updates.
More interesting, the Nokia 2.2 has confirmed Android 10 update and will receive it during the first quarter of 2020. All this support It has an incredible value for a mobile of less than 100 euros.
For the rest, we have to keep in mind that the Nokia 2.2 is a mobile with 4-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, so you have to keep in mind that it will not be too fast or you will be able to install too many applications (if carrying music, using a microSD card).
120 euros: Nokia 4.2
While the Nokia 2.2 is an acceptable option if we need something as cheap as possible, it is also true that for 20 euros more, the Nokia 4.2 offers us more power, more memory, better cameras. It is an option with all the benefits of Nokia 2.2, but with fewer performance commitments.
Nokia 4.2 for 120 euros.
From 165 euros: Xiaomi Mi A3
Entering 165 euros and we find a mobile that is excellent in almost every way. The Xiaomi Mi A3 was a mobile that when it came out received many criticisms, but not because it was a poor quality terminal, but because it had absences such as a high resolution screen or NFC connectivity, inadmissible absences for a 250-euro mobile.
But considering that now it costs almost 100 euros less, the perception we have of this mobile is completely different. At the level of performance, battery and photography is the best thing you can find in its price, and you will hardly have a complaint.
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199 euros: Motorola One Action
Finally, a mobile that is currently at a reduced price. The Motorola One Action is a terminal that at the design level is more elongated than a normal phone is. Far from being a positive or negative point, it is something that you have to prove for yourself, since it is a design loved and hated in equal parts.
If you are looking for a higher quality screen than the Mi A3 and also the NFC connection is important for you, the Motorola One Action includes these advantages over the Xiaomi mobile, also maintaining an excellent performance and battery standard.
Something we liked about this terminal also has a action cam, capable of recording horizontal video while holding it vertically. A great addition if you use the camcorder frequently.
Motorola One Action (128 GB) for 199 euros on Amazon.
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