Vodafone Smart Platinum 7Sunday, March 05, 2017
I’ve been an iphone devoting since my first handset a good 8 years or so ago but recently I was asked by Vodafone to review their own handset. The Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 is an android like my tablet so I managed to easily navigate around the apps as soon as the phone arrived.
The phone is larger than my current handset at 5.5” and has a top quality fingerprint scanner for fast unlocking. An incredibly clear camera. Do check out the photos from my husband’s work iphone and the Vodafone Smart Platinum 7. Currently retailing at £295 it has a clearer camera than the iphone retailing at the same price on Amazon or double at Argos for the same internal memory. Plus, an added extra we love is that with smart platinum you can add extra storage by adding an SD card.
So apps and storage aside how did we actually find the phone? Well the handset is thinner and larger than my usual one but I did grab a cheap gel case for the handset and this made it to me far more comfortable to hold but did mean that the fingerprint sensor didn’t work so well. However, I suspect that Vodafone could provide you with the details of a holder which would allow this to work better.
|Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 on the left iPhone 5s on the right - Outside - no filters or editing|
|Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 on the left iPhone 5s on the right - Inside - no filters or editing|
The screen was much clearer than my current one and meant that emails and photos were easier to view and edit without the need to email myself and edit on the computer. The range of apps is of course huge and I personally found they tended to be cheaper or there was a larger range of free ones than on my normal handsets app store.
Storage (love the SD card option)
Range of apps
Sound (Inc clear!)
Battery charge length (not the full 2 days as stated online but lasted all day with heavy usage)
It went to voicemail too quick
Fingerprint tech is at back of phone
Some of the set Vodafone apps are annoying
This handset and tracker were provided for a set period in exchange for a true and impartial review.