The cheapest known dual-core Android Jelly Bean smartphone is the Galaxy S3 mini which resembles its big brother that has a price tag of A$246 online. Google Nexus costs similar to Galaxy S3 mini but run Android 4.2 OS and has quad-core processor. If you want low-cost Jelly Bean, what would be the best for you?
1. Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
The second generation of the Galaxy Ace released in 2012 running Android 2.3 Gingerbread is now upgradable for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Its performance is supported by dual-core 800MHz processor and 768MB of RAM. Galaxy Ace 2 costs as low as A$163 per unit.
2. Sony Xperia E
If you want something for latest, this Xperia device runs 4.1 Jelly Bean, powered by 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Xperia E also has 3.15MP camera and 4GB internal storage with SD card expansion slot. Sony Xperia E costs being at A$190.
3. HTC One X
Released in May 2012 packed with features including 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and 8MP camera. HTC One X is upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and costs at least A$160 per unit.
4. Google Nexus 4
The first device to have Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8MP rear camera. Nexus 4 is also upgradable to the latest Jelly Bean version 4.2.2 distributed initially to the Nexus line family. It costs relatively the same as the Galaxy S3 mini starting at A$246.
5. LG Optimus L9
Initially released with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and now ready for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it has dual-core 1GHz processor, 4.7-inches of display screen, 1GB of RAM, and 5MP camera. It costs around A$215 to A$322 per unit depending from which store.
There are more cheap handset running the Android Jelly Bean version, including Samsung Galaxy Young & Galaxy Fame, Sony Xperia P, Xperia G & Xperia J, and in the future the ZTE Blade 3, and Grand X.