Android 2.1 sits in a huge number of handsets, and they range from top of the heap phones like the HTC Desire, and Acer Stream with their top notch screens, quality hardware design and high end features through to more entry level devices like LG's Optimus GT540.

Alcatel ot-980 review

Alcatel ot-980 review

The GT540 has an older version of Android on offer, and lacks the physical keyboard of the Alcatel OT-980, but it does have an optional skin.

Other low cost Android options are the ZTE Racer which is on 3, Vodafone's own 845 or T-Mobile's Pulse Mini.

Alcatel ot-980 review

Making a choice you'll be comparing handset price, and features like the version of Android on offer, camera specs, screen quality and touch-responsiveness, and where one handset excels in one area it may fall back in another.

Alcatel ot-980 review

Weighing up handsets in this budget sector, just as at the top end, is all a matter of pros and cons.