To many tech geeks like myself, a phone like the LG Vortex may not seem like much. And why should it? It doesn't have Dual Core Processors, Front-Facing-Camera, or 4G. But what it does do is give new users and people on a tight budget a chance to the enjoy the Android Platform. Lets take a look at the benefits of lower-end android phones.
Money is a huge factor when it comes to choosing a phone. A phone like the Vortex is under $100. The Motorola Citrus is free. Your getting what you pay for. And if you're a new user who just wants to see what all the fuss over android is about this is probably the best deal around. Why spend $200 on a phone when you have no idea about the platform? Why not ease your way into the OS without shelling out almost half a paycheck to do so? Low risk, high reward
Low end phones may be cheap but they still deliver a great Android experience. Your given access to thousands of apps, the android web browser known to deliver one of the richest mobile web browsing experiences available, and the deepest customization choices of any mobile platform. High end or not, having the power of Android in your hand is nothing short of amazing.
Not everyone needs a 8 megapixel camera, or video chat, or even a lightning fast browser. Maybe you just want a good phone. That's exactly what low-end phones offer. They may not rock the world spec wise, but they still hold their own compared to feature phones and low-end phones on other platforms. Your given a quality device that, at the end of the day, just works. And that's something many will appreciate.
Sure these phones may look like chumps compared to a HTC Thunderbolt or Droid Charge. But rest assured these Davids of the smartphone industry pack a powerful punch and could even give a few Goliath's a run for their money.