Samsung Galaxy Y drops down to £80

The Samsung Galaxy Y is a notch down from the Galaxy Ace and is truly an entry-level handset, which borrows a few features from its bigger brother.

It has a small 3in display with a 320 x 240 resolution. There’s also a chipset clocked at 832MHz (a Qualcomm based MSM7227 by the sound of it), 290MB of RAM, 180MB internal storage, a microSD card slot, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, Wi-Fi, a 2-megapixel rear camera, TouchWiz user interface and a 1,200mAh battery.

Like the rest of the Samsung Galaxy range, the Galaxy Y comes with Swype, full access to Google Play (AKA Marketplace), Samsung’s own social hub, Google Mobile Services and an FM radio.

At this price range, there’s plenty of competition. Nokia’s Lumia 610 offers Windows Phone functionality for roughly the same outlay but comes with less RAM and is bigger.

The LG Optimus L3 has roughly the same specification but costs around £20 less and it's always worth keeping an eye on clearance sales for Motorola, Sony and HTC handsets launched in 2011 - all likely to hit the bargain shelves soon.

Source: Carphone Warehouse