Vodafone is well known as a mobile operator, which owns and operates networks in 26 countries and has partner networks in over 50 additional countries. It is the world's second largest mobile telecommunications company located in London British to provide multinational telecommunications services. Actually, as a big mobile operator, Vodafone also have its own smartphones. And today we will review Vodafone Smart Speed 6 that is a cheap 4G smartphone with features and specifications and recommend similar OEM smartphones available from China phone makers.
Review Vodafone Smart Speed 6 Features: Design
Vodafone Smart Speed 6 has a classic Android phone design. On the front of Vodafone Smart Speed 6 is the 4.5 inch touch screen, along with two bars on the top and bottom, where the standard set of three capacitive buttons locate. The secondary front selfie camera is showed on the top bar with microphone. Vodafone Smart Speed 6 has a plastic body, not just the front shell is made out of plastic, the back cover is also made with plastic material, with the primary camera and the LED flash at the top of the plastic back shell and the Vodafone LOGO in the middle. Vodafone Smart Speed 6 is a cheap 4G smartphone, so there is a “4G” sign on the back cover. The power button and volume controls are on the right side of the plastic middle frame, while headphone jack and USB port are separately on the top side and bottom side of Vodafone Smart Speed 6.
Review Vodafone Smart Speed 6 Features: Display
Vodafone Smart Speed 6 features a 4.5 inch touch screen, which takes up to 64.8% screen-to-body ratio. The display resolution is 480 x 854 pixels with up to 218 PPI pixel density. Vodafone Smart Speed 6 is a touch screen smartphone and it uses IPS LCD capacitive technology and supports multi-touch. 4.5 inch touch screen is not common seen in the 2016 new phones, but most low end OEM smartphones still use this low end specification, like M2 on the platform.
Review Vodafone Smart Speed 6 Features: Hardware and OS
Vodafone Smart Speed 6 comes with a quad core processor from MediaTek, MT6735M, with clock speed at 1.0GHz. The cheap 4G phone uses an ARM Mali-T720 GPU with the 64big quad core processor for a common but good performance. Vodafone Smart Speed 6 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is used most of all Android OS, including Android 6.0 Marshallow.
Review Vodafone Smart Speed 6 Features: Storage
Vodafone Smart Speed 6 has a 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 32GB with MicroSD card. 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM is the most common storage combination in low cost OEM smartphones, for example, M1600 OEM smartphone, which has the same storage combination as Vodafone Smart Speed 6 but with a more elegant design of metal frame and 2.5D glass.
Review Vodafone Smart Speed 6 Features: Camera
Vodafone Smart Speed 6 is dual camera smartphone and has two cameras, one is rear primary camera with 5 megapixels and LED flash, the other is front secondary camera with 2MP for selfie.
Review Vodafone Smart Speed 6 Features: Battery
Vodafone Smart Speed 6 has a non-removable Li-Ion 1780 mAh battery, though small but enough for this cheap 4G phone for a whole day’s battery life.
Review Vodafone Smart Speed 6 Features: Connectivity
From the specifications of Vodafone Smart Speed 6, this cheap 4G smartphone is not a dual SIM mobile phone. Vodafone Smart Speed 6 has only SIM card slot, but it supports most common connectivity like high end devices, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth V4.0, GPS/A-GPS, and 2G/3G/4G networks: 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900; 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100; 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
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