Android enthusiasts in the UK haven’t been blessed with budget-friendly Android smartphones for quite a while, but now it looks like Vodafone has them covered.
If you don’t dislike Vodafone UK’s services, you are in for a nice surprise, as the carrier has just released the affordable Vodafone Smart 4. This seems to be the sequel to the Smart 4 mini, but with better specs and newer software.
“Take your favourite games, videos and music with you wherever you go with the Smart 4. Get the most from movies, TV and apps on the vibrant 4.5-inch display. And enjoy smooth multitasking with this powerful smartphone, at a fraction of the normal cost,” says the phone’s description at Vodafone.
Well, you won’t be able to get just about any Android games with you, as Vodafone Smart 4 doesn’t pack enough power to run some of the most impressive.
However, at this price, Vodafone Smart 4 will surely give you bang for the buck. The smartphone ships with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box, so there’s no need to wait for a major update that will never come.
Speaking of which, the Smart 4 is available now from Vodafone UK for only £75 (€95 / $125) on PAYG (pay as you go). The smartphone seems to be available only in black and white color versions, so if you prefer other color, you’re out of luck.
But let’s see what’s inside Vodafone’s Smart 4 handset. Well, first of all, the carrier confirms that the smartphone is equipped with a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and only 512MB of RAM.
Even though the smartphone packs just 4GB of storage, users will be able to further expand internal memory up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
In addition, Vodafone Smart 4 sports a more than decent 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 854 pixels resolution.
On the back, the budget-friendly smartphone packs a 5-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and HD (720p) video recording. There’s also a secondary VGA front-facing camera for video calls and selfies.
While the phone does not offer dual-SIM capability, Android fans will find the connectivity options included in the Vodafone Smart 4 quite sufficient: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB and GPS with A-GPS support.
Last but not least, the Smart 4’s battery should provide up to 612 hours of standby time or up to 11 hours of talk time, both in 3G mode.