The Vodafone Smart Mini Black is the carrier’s ultra budget device offering for the UK market. This tiny Android smartphone device comes in the usual black color. Like many basic smartphones in the market, the Smart Mini Black has numerous limitations, but it still delivers impressive value for the low price tag.
The Smart Mini Black is an answer for consumers in the UK unwilling to spend big on a smartphone. One obvious disappointment in regard to the phone is a 3.5-inch display with the rather meagre HVGA (320 x 480) resolution. Text and images can look really blocky at 165ppi, far lower than the Retina Display and 1080p standards offered by more expensive models in Vodafone’s catalogue. The 1GHz MediaTek MTK 6575M is commonly found in entry-level devices and it’s accompanied with 4GB of onboard storage and 512MB of RAM.
When running casual titles like Angry Birds, the gameplay should be nearly as smooth as high-end models. However, users should avoid playing games with intense 3D graphics. Despite its drawbacks, the Vodafone Smart Mini Black is still an interesting device with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and solid construction quality.