Chinavasion offers you a wide array of the latest Android smart phones. The android phones are categorized mainly by screen size here, with anything 4 inches or over considered "large screen" meaning more real estate for web browsing, pictures, and touch screen games. On the other hand the normal size android phones give astounding value for money and can still give great results with all the latest Apps from the android marketplace.
All Android devices from Chinavasion are guaranteed for 12 months and you should check the detail of descriptions to see which additional standards such as 3G or improved wifi N may be supported by each phone.
Don't forget to check the web shop navigation links for other high performance (non Android) cell phones, as well as Android Tablets in their own separate category!
Welcome To Android Phone Central!
The beauty of Android phones is that you have so many options to choose from. Whether you are after a palm-sized high performer to enjoy the latest games and multimedia, or a compact smartphone to handle your calls and texting, there is a perfect phone for you.
All of our phones in this category run on the Android OS, which means you can choose from over half a million apps and games. Many of our phones come loaded with Android 4.0 -- Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). ICS is the latest OS for smartphones from Google. Amongst the many improvements in the new OS are Google Chrome for better browsing, more storage space for your apps, better camera software and widget previews.
At Chinavasion, you can choose from a large selection of Android smartphones. All our products have been carefully checked by our dedicated quality control team to ensure you get top quality and high performance.
As with all products from Chinavasion, these Android smartphones are stocked in our China warehouse and ready to ship to you next day. Quality is guaranteed. Look out for our wholesale discounts and special offers to pick up a bargain!
Android Phone Choices
Our Android phones come in two varieties -- large screen and normal screen. Large screens are between 4 and 5 inches high and are excellent if you want to watch movies, play games or view full web pages on your phone. Normal screens are 3.5 inches -- the same size as an iPhone. For something really dinky, you could try our fun phone watch known as the "Rock", which has a 2 inch screen. Many of our normal Android phones are every bit as powerful as their bigger brothers and sisters, but are lighter, more portable and easier to fit into your hand.
Business users may appreciate our Dual SIM smartphones, which let you keep work and home life separate and are perfect for life on the go. Dedicated gamers may want to choose one of our large screen phones with lightening fast processors and pin-sharp displays for ultra-smooth Android performance.
Everyone Needs Smarter Phones!
One day we will know everything. Our fridges, cookers and even our washing machines will be hooked up to the internet and we will only have to ask a question to get the answer from Google in a millisecond. Until that day we have smartphones. They load up far faster than laptops and are always with us. So if it is a just a quick bit of information you are after -- who played Darth Vader in the first Star Wars movie? What is the current exchange rate of Euros to Yen? What are the names of all seven dwarves in Snow White? -- an Android phone puts the answers at your fingertips.
There was a time when you'd have to go out and buy shelving for your CDs. No matter how many CDs you bought, you'd always get bored and your collection would slowly gather dust. Or you'd find that your favourite album was damaged and would no longer play, just when you wanted to listen to it. Android phones are a perfect solution. You can download a service like Spotify and enjoy access to millions of tracks, make your own playlists and take your music with you wherever you go. No more CDs, no more creaking shelves -- just great music whenever and wherever you want it. We never had it so good!
Android Phones: Know Your Tech Speak:
The Android operating system (OS) was developed specifically for mobile devices by Google. It is a hugely popular mobile platform. Many technology commentators argue that it is superior to Apple's iOS.
- Dual SIM
Dual SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) phones let you to fit two SIMs in a single handset. These phones are a great way of keeping your call charges to a minimum, by enjoying the advantages of more than one network. They are also popular with business users who can keep their personal and work calls separate.
- Capacitive touch screen
Capacitive screens rely on the electrical properties of your body to detect when and where you are touching the screen. Because of this they are very sensitive. You do not need to press hard on the display to control the mobile device, making them responsive and easy to use.
WCDMA stands for Wideband Code Division Multiple Access, which is the third generation (3G) wireless standard. Offering high transfer speeds for voice and data, WCDMA 3G enables smartphones to access the internet at reasonable speeds.
GSM stands for Global System for Mobile communications and is used for transmitting voice and data services on mobile phones. GSM supports voice calls and data transfer speeds of up to 9.6kbps, as well as the transmission of SMS (Short Message Service).
- HDMI port
High Definition Media Interface -- If your Android phone is fitted with an HDMI port you can take the video output and plug it in to the HMDI input on a high definition (HD) television, which means you can show whatever is on your phone on your TV.
About Smart Phone Brands...
Apple launched the first iPhone in 2007. It was so new that Time magazine put it on the cover of the magazine, describing it as 'the phone that has changed phones forever'. The subsequent generations of iPhone have sold in their millions -- when the iPhone 5 was launched in September 2012 it sold five million in the first three days of its launch.
However, Apple's dominance of the market is no longer secure. Newcomers have caught up fast, with products such as the Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia and HTC One taking an increasing share of the market.
Reasons to purchase an Android phone over their fruity rivals include a choice of screen size (iPhones are all 3.5 inch), more options for customising your home screen and expandable storage options (many Android phones let you expand and swap storage with a removable SD card).
A little known additional benefit of opting for Android over Apple is that you can get a refund on Android apps bought from Android Market if you change your mind within 15 minutes of purchase -- currently Apple's App Store does not offer refunds to its customers.
It is easy to find up-to-date information about the latest products. On the internet you could try T3, TechRadar, Engadget, MobileMag or PCadvisor. In print, check out magazines like Android or Mobile Europe. For Q&A you could try the forums, including Android, AndroidCentral and TalkAndroid.
You can buy Android phones pretty much anywhere -- online at Amazon, and from supermarkets and phone retailers. The Android phones available from Chinavasion offer the same features as the major brands but without you having to pay major brand prices. We are careful to source only the best quality devices. Each one is tested before it is shipped to you. Many of our phones devices are built in the same factories as the brand name tablets -- and to the same high specs.
Ease Of Use and Comparing Prices...
Non-branded phones do not normally receive automatic 3G/GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) data connection settings from the mobile network provider. However the 3G internet setup is easy. Users need only enter four connection parameters into their phone's settings. The settings are readily available from service centers and provider's websites.
All Chinavasion products are built to the same high standards. However higher priced items are likely to have larger screens, higher CPU rates, dual processors and larger RAM. The quality of the camera is also a contributing factor, with higher spec lenses and higher MP (mega pixel) counts for even sharper images. Higher priced phones may also have additional features such as an HDMI port or GPS. Some screens have enhanced high definition (HD) displays. Greater screen resolution adds to the cost but you are sure to appreciate watching your favourite movies on a pin-sharp HD screen.
Recommended Android Phone...
The Android 4.0 "HDMIDroid" (CVFD-M310-2GEN) lets you share your pictures and movies. Equipped with its own HDMI video output you can hook up the Droid to the HDMI input of a television or projector and run your own slideshow or video presentation from your phone. No additional expensive HDMI adapter is required to get HDMI video. The Droid has its own 4.3 inch 960 x 540 pixel display, a built in 4GB memory (expandable to 16GB) and a Dual 1GHz Core processor for advanced performance and genuine multitasking capability. In short, it's a high performer with enough brain power and speed to cope with whatever you ask of it.
Android Tech... What's Coming Soon?
The Google Android OS is in continuous development, and our customers are always looking for the latest OS devices. In the near future you can expect smartphones to come pre-installed with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the smoothest, fastest version of Android yet.
Other improvements in the pipeline are full high definition (HD) screens, longer battery life and, in the very near future, 4G (fourth generation) Android phones for even faster wireless speeds. In the longer term, look out for phones with Near Field Communication (NFC), which lets you pay for things with your phone.
Tips For Android Phone Sellers
Retailers and dropshippers of Android phones should consider selecting good titles and description keywords to attract more customers. Remember consumers may be searching on eBay or elsewhere for "mobile devices", "portable PCs", or even "cheap iPhones". There is no harm in adding titles and keywords that match the keen bargain hunter, either, such as "cheap Android phones", "cheap electronics" and "discount gadgets". Of course resellers should point out that Chinavasion products are high quality as well as highly affordable.