2015 will be remembered as the year budget Android smartphones stopped being junk and started being pretty damn good.
The $ 199 Obi Worldphone SF1 and $ 129 SJ1.5 are the two latest budget Android phones to shake things up on the low end of the mobile scene.
Low prices aren’t the only things these phones have going for them. They’re from Obi Worldphone, a new company started by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, the man who Steve Jobs famously hired away from Pepsi in the 1983, and who then helped oust Jobs in 1985
The Android 5.0.2 Lollipop-powered phones are designed by Ammunition Group, the design powerhouse that created Beats By Dre headphones, and it shows. The color palette used in the SF1 and SJ.5’s Android UI are heavily inspired by the Beats Music app. Read more…