It's time to meet our latest flagship device, and time to find out what makes the Vodafone Smart platinum 7 such incredible value for money...

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Looking for a new phone? This time last year we rocked the mobile landscape by introducing the Smart Ultra 6, a phone with top flight specs and a rock bottom price. And, if we do say so ourselves, it was met with pretty rapturous reviews.

This year we’re back to do the same again, as well as to mark ten years of incredible homegrown devices at Vodafone UK. So, without further ado, it’s time to say hello to the Smart platinum – a premium, flagship-level handset at an unbelievably low price – available right now

Vodafone Smart platinum 7

Price on Pay monthly: From £20 upfront and £28pm
Price on Pay As You Go:
£295
Made for:
High-flyers, tech fans and power users
Great because… It’ll wow your friends and spare your wallet

What makes the Smart platinum 7 special? Pretty much everything. It’s been lovingly designed around a smorgasbord of top tier specs, allowing it to capably rub shoulders with the big boys in terms of power, while more than looking the part to boot.

Let’s start with the display. The 5.5-inch panel on the front of the platinum 7 is a QHD 2K AMOLED number, which not only means that your photos, videos and games will appear super crisp and detailed, but also that blacks are really deep and colours are rich. Above it sits and 8-megapixel selfie cam, while a 16-Megapixel sensor sits around the back.

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And what’s that just beneath the rear camera? It’s a fingerprint sensor, which’ll let you securely unlock your phone in an instant, as well as gift access to secure payments via Android Pay. Oh, and did we mention that the Smart platinum 7 is only 6.9mm thin?

Of course, none of that means anything if the phone can’t comfortably shift its pixels, though, which is why we’ve given the platinum a powerful octa-core processor with 3GBs of RAM. That’s more than enough to switch between graphically demanding games, HD video streams and heavy web pages without hiccups. Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) sits underneath it all, gifting access to the latest and greatest Google features alongside our light set of enhancements (such as the ability to launch a set of custom apps straight from the lockscreen).

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Finally, the Smart platinum 7 rocks 32GB of expandable storage and an absolutely huge 3000mAh battery with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology, which allows you to restore 50% of the platinum’s juice in only 30 minutes.

And then there’s the icing on the cake. Not ones for lagging behind the times, we’re dipping our toes into the VR waters with the new Smart VR headset.

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With support for Google Cardboard’s virtual reality experiences, slotting the platinum 7 into the Smart VR headset will unlock a whole new universe of interactive videos, games and vistas to explore.

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The best bit? if you order a Smart platinum 7 you’ll get a Vodafone Smart VR headset absolutely free. It’s available now at Vodafone UK, so click below to order yours!

 

 

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