The £50 smartphone we mentioned earlier was, if you recall, the Smart 4 mini. It’s actually now a little cheaper at £45 and you can get it from Vodafone. The WVGA screen (480×800), dual-core 1.3GHz CPU, 4 GB storage and 3 megapixel rear camera might not set your world alight but.. it’s cheap.
A little further up the ladder is the new bigger brother – the Smart 4. It’s available in black or white for £75 on Pay As You Go. The CPU is actually a little slower – a dual-core 1.2 GHz unit – but there’s Android 4.4 KitKat in here and a 5 megapixel camera with flash at the back. The screen is a 4.5″ FWVGA capacitive unit (no resolution specified) and it has 4 GB of on-board storage. There’s WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and all the usual sensors plus it’ll do HD voice calling.
Basically, for the extra money, you’re getting a phone with a better camera, slightly bigger screen and a newer version of Android.
Vodafone Smart 4
The reliable 3G smartphone with HD voice calling and Android KitKat
17th June, 2014: The NEW 3G Vodafone Smart 4 is now available, bringing you HD voice calling and Android KitKat as well as access to all the apps you’ll need through the Google Play store.
A reliable smartphone that offers great value for money without any compromise on performance, the NEW Vodafone Smart 4 is yours for just £75 Pay as you go. Its large 4.5 inch display and simple, clutter-free user interface make it easy to get to grips with, as well as ensuring there’s always room for the features and apps you really need.
Its swipe and click function gives you quick access to all the latest news, entertainment, maps and transport apps while you’re on the go as well as Vodafone and Google services using Vodafone’s 3G network.
Furthermore, there’s rich 3D mapping so you can easily search for and visit new places nearby, while the internet-connected GPS system gives you a real sense of the local attractions around you.
If you’re new to smartphones you can pick up our handy smartphone guide to help you get to grips with your new phone. Available to both new and existing customers, you can pick up a copy of the guide in stores or you can access it online here: http://www.vodafone.co.uk/cs/groups/configfiles/documents/contentdocuments/vftst049701.pdf
Pay as you go customers buying their first Freedom Freebee will also receive a 30 day unlimited UK data allowance – so they can find their feet with everything their new Vodafone Smart 4 has to offer.