Vodafone Mobiles India have launched their latest Android mobile phone in India called as Vodafone Smart U8160. The Vodafone 858 Smart comes with Android 2.2 Operating system, 2.8 Inch Capacitive touchscreen, 2MP Camera, 3G Connectivity and Wi-Fi. Its price in India is Rs.6,700. At this price tag Vodafone Smart is a decent phone with decent features. This phone should be preferred over the other cheap android phones. Vodafone recently launched two phones, Vodafone Blue and Smart. Blue is really disappointing but Smart will be able to save the image a little bit, not the best of the android phones, but its still a good phone to buy in low budget.
Size and Design:
Vodafone smart is indeed a smartphone with a smart design. The candy bar design of the phone is kind of ovalshaped, it is by no means the rectangular bar design that we often find in mostof the smart phones these days. The completely curved edge seems to be runningall around the phone from one end to the other. It is 103.8mm long not verywide with 56.8mm width and 12.6mm of thickness. It weighs 104g which is verymuch on the lighter side.
It features a TFT capacitive touch screen having QVGA 240*320pixels of resolution. The screen size is 2.8 inches supported by 252K colours.Having a 2.8 inch screen on a budget friendly smart phone is certainly a goodaddition.
It features only a 2MP camera withmaximum image capturing resolution of 1200*1600 pixels. Most of the smartphones are having at least a 3MP camera; therefore a 2MP one would disappointmany. But again with a budget friendly price tag many would find it acceptable.
Processor and OS:
It features a 524Mhz ofprocessor powered by Adreno GPU and runs Android 2.2(Froyo) OS.
The internal storage capacity ofthe phone is 150MB and does have a micro SD memory card support which cab beinserted as big as 32GB.
On the connectivity front we have3G, EDGE and GPRS support. There Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, Wi-Fi with Wi-Fihotspot and micro USB 2.0 support. It also supports A-GPS with Google maps andhas 3.5mm audio jack.
The Li-Ion 1200mAH battery iscapable of providing up to 4 hrs of talk time on 3G which is certainly notimpressive and upto 380hrs of standby on 3G.