Stay away from single core devices, serioulsy. Stay away man!
You'd be able to run Angry Birds type games smoothly, if even that.
It's not that bad. My old SL on gingerbread was good enough to run Temple Run 2 and Subway Surfer
Which phone were you looking too get?
True but most phones at those specs are coming out with ICS rather than GB, single cores are crap for ICS in my experience (unless it's stock i guess).
My SL ran faster and more efficient when I flashed to JB compared to when it was on GB, so I'd expect them to do ok on less demanding games.
Do you think the Galaxy Young/Xperia E can handle games or should i go for a local brand which has Mediatek MT6589 quad core cpu and powervr sgx541 gpu?
That's gotta be wrong, I ran PS1 games smoothly on an 800mhz cheap tablet. Adreno 200 is bottom line if u want any type of gaming. Any real 3d gaming really should start at Adreno 205. Balance price with power, go for Snapdragon S4 (Adreno 225) for best performance
Games tested: Tekken 3, Rainbow Six, Gran Turismo (lagged a bit with studders here and there, a lot)
Pretty much good performance. BTW I own the discs too