Vodafone Smart V10
The Vodafone Smart V10 measures 15x7x.8cm and it weighs 147grams. The viewable screen is 13.7x6.5cm which gives notional diagonal imperial measurement of 5.9 inches; the screen display is 1560x720 which is 19:9. The selfie camera is a notch in the centre of the top of the screen.
The front is shiny black and the sides and back are chrome colour.
Going around the unit has the on/off rocker towards the top of the right side with the on/off button just below in a contrast red colour. The base has speaker and micro USB for charging and support for OTG devices. The left side near the top has the Nano SIM entry point and also a micro SD card. The top has a microphone and 3.5mm headphone socket. In the centre of the back .5cm down from the top are twin cameras and LED flash in a vertical line.
Bootup is an unremarkable 22 seconds while shutdown is only 2 seconds.
The battery is 3400mAh so should easily last even the longest day.
It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The rear cameras are 13MP + 5MP for depth whilst the front selfie camera is 8MP. It can take video up to 1920x1080 at 30 fps.
The processor is a Qualcom Snapdragon 429 and it is Quad-core 2GHz.
The operating system is Android 9.
I was happy with the cameras performance remembering that this is not a premium level offering the panorama mode worked well and touch auto focus means it was easy to use.
Among the features not often mentioned are the accelerometer, compass, proximity sensor and the ability to unlock using your face.
While other phones often top of the range model costing 6 to 8 times more are far faster reacting and performing, do you equate waiting that little bit longer worth the difference?
It can be purchased tied to Vodafone for a tad over £100.
If looks matter then this can be up there with models costing far more and it will get things done just as well if a tad slower.
Even on a sunlight day the screen was still readable unless of course the sun was right onto it. The images were sharp and clear. In low light I found the cameras performance a little less brilliant with less detail captured but still perfectly adequate.
If you prefer to have a contract Vodafone have a range to offer with £20 a month and no upfront cost giving you 1GB of data and unlimited texts and calls. For £24 a month you can have 5GB of data also with unlimited calls and data. For the heavy user £29 buys you 20GB of data.
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