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Vodafone Smart V8: for just $205, you will get this 5.5-inch metal smartphone with Snapdragon 435, octa-core, 3GB RAM and 16MP-8MP camera

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Vodafone Smart V8 is now challenging for the mid-range spot with its recent release.

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But did you know that Vodafone already have Smart N8 to cater to those looking for an entry-level device. Further details as per below:

  • 5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels or ~294 ppi pixel density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6737 chipset, Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Mali-T720MP2 graphics and 1.5GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5MP secondary camera
  • 16GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 32GB maximum
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Li-Ion 2400 mAh battery
  • 4G LTE
  • June 2017 release date
  • $85 British Pound or ~$109 USD price tag

With such a price tag, Smart N8 is actually pretty good for someone looking for some basic stuff. You will be getting a 5-inch smartphone with decent hardware, good camera setup, good storage, good battery and the latest operating system to boot.

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Now let’s look at Smart V8 that is positioned as a mid-ranger with the following specs:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Asahi Dragontrail Glass protection
  • Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 chipset, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 505 graphics and 3GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 128GB maximum
  • Android Nougat 7.1.1
  • Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • 4G LTE
  • June 2017 release date
  • $160 British Pound or ~$205 USD price tag

Seems like for double the price with Smart V8 against Smart N8, you will be getting a whole lot of money’s worth.

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For starters, a 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS screen is now on the Smart V8 that you can be sure of staring at good images. Then there’s the exquisite looking metal body that comes with Dragontrail Glass to provide a great level of protection against any slip-ups that might happen.

In terms of hardware, Smart V8 have pretty decent performance under its hood with the Snapdragon 435 chipset, an octa-core processor, decent graphics and a good 3GB RAM. This should allow it to run most apps and games without any issues at all.

Moving on to the camera side of things, here you can find a good 16MP-8MP camera combination that lets you take good-looking photos and selfies as well. Proud enough for you to share on your favorite social media.

Storage-wise, there’s more than enough with 32GB of internal storage found on the Smart V8. If you are looking for more space, just pop in a microSD card that can take you all the way up to 128GB.

A 3000 mAh battery is then available to power up the smartphone. It should be able to supply enough juice to be able to last for a full day in between charging.

Last but not least, the latest Android Nougat 7.1.1 is then available right out of the box. Now that’s something Vodafone should really be proud of, and users should be thankful for that.

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Conclusion:

Vodafone Smart V8 has a very attractive price tag that comes with a good 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS screen, great metal body, good protection, good hardware, great camera, good storage, good battery and the latest operating system that makes for a pretty good mid-range smartphone.

Vodafone Smart V8 is currently available for approximately $160 British Pound or ~$205 USD and is available in only Black color.

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