Asda and Amazon are selling three interesting smartphones, all powered by Android and costing around £60. Asda sells the HTC Wildfire S on Orange (including £10 airtime voucher) and the HTC Salsa (SIM Free) for £69 with a 10 per cent discount at checkout that brings the price down to £62.10. As for Amazon, it sells the Motorola Defy mini (SIM Free) for a mere £59.
All three are small format smartphone. The Defy Mini comes with an IP67 rating which means that it can stay submerged for up to 30 minutes in up to a meter of water. It has a scratch resistant Corning Gorilla glass, rear and front cameras, a 1,400mAh battery, a 3.2in 480 x 320 pixel display, 512MB internal storage, a microSD card slot, a Qualcomm MSM7227 clocked at 600MHz, 512MB of RAM, Android 2.3.6 with Motoblur, Wi-Fi and much more. Check out its review here.
The Wildfire S sports similar a hardware specification. Same processor, same screen dimension and resolution, same amount of RAM and ROM and Android 2.3 to boot from. The HTC Wildfire S has a 5-megapixel camera however and a talktime of nearly six hours.
Last but not least, the HTC Salsa was the company’s first Facebook phone as it has a dedicated button (a blue one) to access the social network rapidly. Like for the above two smartphones, it comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a HVGA resolution (albeit with a slightly bigger screen size), a 5-megapixel camera, 512MB ROM and 512MB RAM. Check out our past reviews of the HTC Wildfire S and Motorola Defy.