We are really budget concious these days and always want a bargain,when it comes to smartphones there is plenty of devices to pick from but they all lack the power factor sub €100 and here is what sells well,after some time they become slow,freeze and typically annoy people after they get loaded with apps and games, and often the owner would just ditch the phone and buy a new on,again in the same price range,typically handsets priced between €79 – €199 are fine for average users when it comes to calls,text,email and some social media,the ones closer to the higher price generally perform better.

Vodafone-Smart-Ultra-6

 

If you are on the network you can pick this up for €169.99 which alone is a good price for the specs that come with this device so it is a win win if you are with Vodafone. If you are not with Vodafone you can buy the device and unlock it for just €5.47 with a code from eBay. For the money this phone puts some other devices in its price bracket to shame and even phones double the price with its spec sheet,Own branded devices are on the comeback with EE recently launching a cheap 4G handset for just £39 for existing customers and £49 for new customers ,great way to entice new customers there,but it shows customer loyalty I guess,something that needs attention here in Ireland…

The device is actually made by ZTE  with some modifications and comes with stock Android..It also has decent build quality too,so for your money this is the best you can buy for the price if you are an Android fan.I have spend around a few hours with one of these and the device is fast and it performs well and gaming works quite well too,if you like the big screen it has it too so media consumption is a good experience.

Specs .

  • 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Display
  • Octa-Core Snapdragon 615 at 1.5 Ghz
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 3,000 mAh Battery
  • 13-megapixel Sony camera with 1080p recording and 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 16GB of onboard storage with microSD card support
  • WiFi 802.11n (single-band only), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS etc

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.