Vodafone Smart Mini Review: Smaller size, same value for money

After the announcement of Smart III, Vodafone unveiled its Smart Mini device, a smartphone especially designed for those who look for an affordable device with lots of clever applications from Vodafone and all the Android OS perks.


The new Smart Mini costs a mere 89€ and looks wuite stylish for its price, built with nice quality plastic parts that play an important role to the overall great feeling of the device.

So... let's see what you can buy with just 89ε! A 3.5 inch HVGA display, (Half-Size Video Graphics Array) which means (640 x 240 pixels) and a single core processor (1GHz) along with 512MB of RAM. The display is made of TFT technology with 262.000 colours, and on the inside you will find 4GB off storage (2.4GB available to the user) and microSD support.


The Smart Mini also supports WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth and A-GPS, 3G networks and FM Radio of course. It packs a 2.0MPixels camera on the back side, but don't expect much from it since it can shoot only 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution images.

Have a look at two photo samples from the camera of Smart Mini


The results of the photos and video, are -as you can see- just bearable.

On the front side you won't find a second camera for video calls. On the side of the main camera you can find the speaker that's not as loud as I'd like it to be.


The back side of the device is removable so that you can gain access to the microSD slot, and the SIM slot. The 1400 mAh battery is removable of course but I don't think that you will need to do something like this, until the time you choose to change device.


As you can understand, this device -also- is being manufactured by Alcatel
It is available in black, white and pink, its dimensions are 115 x 62,3 x 12,2 mm and it weighs 118 gr.


It runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and it is packed will well built Vodafone apps (the same we found in Smart III).

Το λειτουργικό σύστημα είναι το Android στην έκδοση Jelly Bean, 4.1.1 και όπως μπορείτε να δείτε είναι εξοπλισμένο με τις καλοφτιαγμένες και ιδιαίτερα χρήσιμες εφαρμογές της Vodafone, τις οποίες είδαμε και στο Smart III.

Have a look at some UI screenshots

Below you can see some of its benchmarks

To sum it up, the Smart Mini by Vodafone is a best value for money device that's great for all of you who look for a highly affordable smartphone running on Android OS.


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