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Vodafone Smart ultra 6 

This phone is only available from Vodafone and as such needs a Vodafone SIM. It is part of the ‘Smart 6’ series of phones. Android Lollipop 5.02 is the operating system and while some of the installed Apps are Vodafone’s it is still an Android Phone.

Vodafone Smart ultra 6
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The basic dimensions are 15.5x7.5x.7cm and it weights 153grams.

It has a front camera for those Selfies which at 5MP is better than some rear cameras. The excellent 13MP rear camera has an LED flash the auto focus means no more blurry rushed shots.

This has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor which is stated to be octa-core 64-bit CPU architecture.

Not long ago a 2000mAh battery was top end and it was able to last a full days use, this unit has a 3000mAh battery which lasts two days.

The viewable screen is 12x6.7cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 5.5inches.

The Vodafone SIM gives both 3G and 4G coverage and all downloads that I did when away from my Wi-Fi were quite acceptable.

Two times are given in the specifications stand by at 240hours and talk at 15hours both using 3G.

As with most recent phones (Android 5) you have Bluetooth 4.

The SIM is the smallest currently available Nano. You can also add a Micro SD card for added storage over the 16GB of internal memory.

Going round the outside of the unit the headphone/earbud socket is on the top. The right side has the insertion point for your Nano SIM then the volume rocker and the on/off button. The base has the micro USB socket for charging and finally the left side has the insertion point for any micro SD card you may use.

The back of the unit has the camera and LED flash in the top left corner and the perfectly adequate speaker bottom right.

This is the first phone I have used that has the ability to accept up to 128GB micro SD cards.

In the box there is a micro USB to USB lead which can either charge the unit from a PC/Notebook or using the supplied 13amp plug with USB front. I found a full charge took around 2hours.

There is also a fold out Getting Started sheet which has text in a readable size and plenty of illustrations so even a total novice should be able to get up and running.

Three of the eight icons on the front screen are Vodafone specific. A total of seven from the 48 installed are Vodafone specific.

In use I was very happy with this phone; the screen was easy to read and even in strong sunlight still discernible with a lot are not. Then 1080p display is probably the same as that on most PCs and given that the screen is less than ¼ of their size that’s saying something of course you are probably a lot closer to your phone than a computer.

As stated this unit is only available from Vodafone and is available for £125 on PAYG in either grey or silver.

http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/shop/pay-as-you-go/vodafone-smart-6-ultra-payg/sku86605-grey

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