In the UK, this time around, it's Vodafone that has come up with its latest 4G LTE enabled smartphone dubbed Smart 4 Power to treat the users with the fastest internet connectivity. However, this is a carrier-branded device, which doesn't compete with any of the devices from top-tier brands like Apple, Samsung, LG or even Sony. What it does offer is a high-end connectivity support in its latest smartphone that comes at a comparatively lesser price.
The Smart 4 Power is currently available for £175 (approx. Rs. 17864) via Vodafone's Pay as you go or you can also pick up the device for £26.50 (approx. Rs. 2705) on Red 4G monthly plan in the UK.
Vodafone Smart 4 Power: Key Specifications
The oddly named Smart 4 Power comes with a 5-inch qHD display and is powered by a MediaTek MT6582 SoC featuring1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex A7 CPU and a MT6290 LTE modem that delivers LTE Category 4 connectivity to the device and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
The device also houses 1GB of RAM, 4 GB internal memory along with a micro-SD card slot which supports up to 32GB of additional storage. The latest offering from Vodafone also features a 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a front facing VGA shooter. Apart from LTE support, other connectivity options include: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The Vodafone Smart Power 4 is not a very compact smartphone as it measures 141 x 71.4 x 9.5m and weighs 162 grams. It is powered by a decent 3000 mAh battery.
While few markets are already heading towards LTE-A services, the surge of 4G LTE enabled devices in the global smartphone market is yet to bloom in wholesome manner. Not all carriers in all the market offer 4G LTE services.
However, most of the top-tier smartphone manufacturers are still coming up their respective devices that support the same connectivity option. But these devices are pretty expensive compared to the one that Vodafone has launched in the UK.