Ever since KitKat, or to the rest of us, android 4.4, lower cost android priced phones are on the market. 4.4 works with devices with as little as 512MB of RAM. This opened the market for budget devices without sacrificing performance. For instance, there is little difference between a $100 LG phone (4.4) and my Nexus 4 (5.01), except for the price. They both do what the owner and I want.
Low cost android phones and tablets do much the same as more expensive mobile units. I rarely see an android device in class with 5.01 which is the latest version of android. They all work well with the version in the phone and save the owner a lot of money.
The companies have done a lot of modification to make the devices look like their own. That makes the phone or tablet harder to learn if you’re new to android or smartphones. So, make sure to find the correct manual by searching Google or Bing for the model of your device and the word “android” and “manual” in the search terms. If you don’t know the model of your phone call 611 your service vendor will help you.
Sometimes it’s a bit of trouble but well worth it.