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Topic # 199115 4-Aug-2016 22:23
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I see Vodafone have launched Smart Turbo 7 in the same price bracket as the Smart Prime 6 that they have recently discontinued.

 

Specs don't appear to have changed much except for a change to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.    

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1604685 4-Aug-2016 22:47
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Looks like the handset supports band 28 4G 700Mhz so a change for sure

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  Reply # 1604764 5-Aug-2016 08:36
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Lots of spec drops compared to the Smart Prime...disappointing

 

 

Used to be a 720 x 1280 screen. New one is only 480*854

 

Used to be a 1.3ghz quad, now only a 1ghz quad.

 

Used to be a 8mp main camera, now only a 5mp main camera.

 

Used to be 2540mAh battery, now only 2000mAh.

 

 

Actually I don't think this replaces the smart prime 6, but the old smart turbo.

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  Reply # 1604785 5-Aug-2016 09:02
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Vodafone is bringing four different models. I am having an overview this coming week and will have a couple to check and can post back here.

Let me know any questions you want asked.




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  Reply # 1605014 5-Aug-2016 14:08
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Dairyxox: Lots of spec drops compared to the Smart Prime...disappointing Used to be a 720 x 1280 screen. New one is only 480*854 Used to be a 1.3ghz quad, now only a 1ghz quad. Used to be a 8mp main camera, now only a 5mp main camera. Used to be 2540mAh battery, now only 2000mAh. Actually I don't think this replaces the smart prime 6, but the old smart turbo.

 

Yep, definitely isn't the Smart Prime replacement.  Have a look at the voda UK site, there is a new Smart Prime 7 which looks nice, but if the turbo is priced at Smart Prime 6 levels, and the Smart Ultra 7 has also gotten $50 more expensive, I'm guessing (if/when) Voda NZ get the Smart Prime 7, it'll be ~$200


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  Reply # 1605041 5-Aug-2016 14:16
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Here are the local prices:

 

  • Vodafone Smart Turbo 7 = $149
  • Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 = $349
  • Vodafone Smart Mini 7 = $79
  • Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 = $699

The two flagship smartphones are the Vodafone Smart Turbo 7 and Vodafone Smart Ultra 7. Smart Turbo 7 – 4G capable, 5” touchscreen, an 8MP camera, 2MP selfie camera and a large 2000mAh battery Smart Ultra 7, the most powerful of the Smart 7 range - 4G capable, 5.5” full HD 1080p touchscreen, comes with a 13MP camera (incl. flash), a 5MP selfie camera and a 1.8 GHz Octa core processor





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  Reply # 1607004 9-Aug-2016 14:42
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I'd love a platinum 7 but at $699 the bang for buck proposition is just not quite there imho


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  Reply # 1607190 9-Aug-2016 19:12
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freitasm: Compare that to higher priced Samsung, Huawei and it may be.

 

 

 

Based on history the Galaxy S6 must be due to drop soon so will get uncomfortably close to the platinum price, IIRC Platinum is only running a 600 series snapdragon vs 800 series in S6 so one will outperform the other. Its a shame as the Platinum is almost nexus levels of pure android goodness


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  Reply # 1607236 9-Aug-2016 20:12
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Wade:

freitasm: Compare that to higher priced Samsung, Huawei and it may be.


 


Based on history the Galaxy S6 must be due to drop soon so will get uncomfortably close to the platinum price, IIRC Platinum is only running a 600 series snapdragon vs 800 series in S6 so one will outperform the other. Its a shame as the Platinum is almost nexus levels of pure android goodness



The snapdragon 652 in the platinum (alcatel idol 4s) would be better than the 810 from last year that over heats and drains battery.
I think day to day the 652 would be similar to the 820 but just doesn't have it when it comes to 3d gaming.

Plus the platinum has a 3000mah battery vs 2550 on the s6 (which people find lacking).

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  Reply # 1607271 9-Aug-2016 21:06
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freitasm:

 

Here are the local prices:

 

  • Vodafone Smart Turbo 7 = $149
  • Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 = $349
  • Vodafone Smart Mini 7 = $79
  • Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 = $699

The two flagship smartphones are the Vodafone Smart Turbo 7 and Vodafone Smart Ultra 7. Smart Turbo 7 – 4G capable, 5” touchscreen, an 8MP camera, 2MP selfie camera and a large 2000mAh battery Smart Ultra 7, the most powerful of the Smart 7 range - 4G capable, 5.5” full HD 1080p touchscreen, comes with a 13MP camera (incl. flash), a 5MP selfie camera and a 1.8 GHz Octa core processor

 

 

Sadly the Smart Ultra 7 doesn't seem like much of an improvement over the Ultra 6 - certainly not enough to make me want to upgrade

 

Reviews seem to agree too. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1607441 10-Aug-2016 10:19
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tanivula:
Wade:

 

freitasm: Compare that to higher priced Samsung, Huawei and it may be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based on history the Galaxy S6 must be due to drop soon so will get uncomfortably close to the platinum price, IIRC Platinum is only running a 600 series snapdragon vs 800 series in S6 so one will outperform the other. Its a shame as the Platinum is almost nexus levels of pure android goodness

 



The snapdragon 652 in the platinum (alcatel idol 4s) would be better than the 810 from last year that over heats and drains battery.
I think day to day the 652 would be similar to the 820 but just doesn't have it when it comes to 3d gaming.

Plus the platinum has a 3000mah battery vs 2550 on the s6 (which people find lacking).

 

 

 

Eyes opened, many thanks...

 

 

 

Found a supporting article here which fully supports your post...

 

http://www.androidauthority.com/snapdragon-652-vs-802-whats-difference-686684/

 

 


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  Reply # 1610008 11-Aug-2016 11:28
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http://shop.vodafone.co.uk/shop/pay-as-you-go/vodafone-smart-ultra-7-payg/sku90568 has the Vodafone Smart ultra 7 on Pay as you go for £135, maybe locked?

There are options for the Vodafone Smart platinum 7 with a "Smart VR" headset too, which I think was £295 outright, that'd be $527NZ. Will be interesting to see what happens with the pricing in New Zealand.

 

Edit: was getting confused between the models. More distinct naming or more caffeine required.


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