Vodafone smart II: Android Smartphone for $99

Vodafone smart II

Who wants yet a classic cell phone if you get even a smartphone at the price? Devices such as the huawei ideos X 3 and the huawei ascend Y200 were in many places quickly sold out for 99 euros. Now also vodafone satisfies this desire and offered the android smartphone smart II for 99 euros.

Display, case, battery

This smart II has a relatively small touch-display with only 262,000 colors with 3.2 inches (8.1 centimeters). The resolution is 480 x 320 pixels. For the case with 10, 9 x 5, 8 x 1, 24 centimeters is quite compact. A 1,150 mah battery leads to a low weight of 120 gramm.

Eight colors

Smart II anthracite also three belong to the vodafone exchange cover in yellow, red or blue. These consist of a frame and a battery cover, which combine fun with each other. With white, pink, orange and mint, there are a total of eight variants.


Thanks google operating system extend capabilities of apps from the play store. Some games are likely to bring its limits however the 832-megahertz processor. As the operating system, android (gingerbread) 2.3.7 used comes. An update there will be no guess. A 3.2 megapixel camera (with photo light), sits on the back enough for snapshots for facebook & co. Download content from the internet via wi-fi (b/g/n) or via the UMTS module with up to 7.2 megabits per second. Staff, brightness and accelerometer, bluetooth 3.0 and are GPS on board.


You stay only 150 for the own disposition from the 512 megabyte device memory, for it is a microsd card with two gigabytes. If you need more, can be added up to 32 gigabytes.

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Entry tariff without contract

Without data plan, a smartphone use is little. For 9,99 euro per month (from the age of 26 pay 14.99 euros) call at vodafone callya smartphone fun for nine cents in all networks and send up to 1000 SMS per month. Cross the knapp calculated volume of 200 megabytes, the speed of up to 7.2 mbit / s will be throttled down to 64 kbit / s. Advantage: There is no connection fee and no contract.

Assessment: Vodafone smart II

Given of the facilities with UMTS, wi-fi, GPS and bluetooth is the price right, however, you must make cuts at the small rough-pixel display. For once 99 euro plus 10 euro per month, vodafone offers a cheap starter package for the use of a smartphone. Who wants to meet the higher demands, must be deeper in the pocket access.

Pro wi-fi, bluetooth, UMTS, GPS memory card slot against small display with low resolution test note of editor not available the smart II is available for $99 at vodafone. (mh)