The Vodafone Smart Prime 6 is a mid-range terminal offered by the Vodafone operator and manufactured by Alcatel . This smartphone uses a 5-inch format with HD resolution , a quad-core processor and is compatible with the company's high-speed 4G networks up to 150 Mbps download. All this with an elegant but thick design and with the great appeal of the Android 5.0 Lollipop platform , the latest version of Google's operating system. The Smart Prime 6 is now available for a free price of 130 euros. We have had the opportunity to test this terminal in depth, we will tell you what our impressions are.
Sleek design and HD panel
It is not particularly thin or thin, but the Smart Prime 6 has an elegant design that is very pleasant to see in a device of these characteristics. Its casing and sides are presented in silver. Both the curved corners and the slightly curved format of the case itself stand out. The full dimensions of the Smart Prime are located in the 141.6 x 71.8 x 8.9 mm , with a weight of 155 grams. As for the format, the company has opted for the 5-inch size, a format that has become almost a standard for a large number of terminals on the market. The screen is IPS type with HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, which offers a density of293 inch dots . We quite liked the level of brightness of the panel and the vividness of the colors, although sometimes we have missed a little more finesse in the touch use of the screen.
Latest on Android
Without a doubt, one of the great advantages of the Vodafone Smart Prime 6 is the inclusion of the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system . It is the latest version of this popular Google platform, which comes with several important new features. But above all, its great attraction is in its interface, which has been renewed with a more colorful appearance that is very reminiscent of Apple's iOS platform. Among the new features we would like to highlight for example the new tool to switch between open applications. In addition, we found the change that the camera application has undergone very interesting. Now, to switch between the shooting mode of the camera and the photos in the gallery, just drag your finger on the right side of the panel.
On the other hand, every time we charge the smartphone we can see the charging time that remains to have a full battery. Another novelty that can give us a lot of play is the guest mode, designed so that users can leave the mobile phone to their friends or family without compromising the personal data they have stored. The priority mode is prepared so that only notifications from certain apps reach the smartphone when it is activated. Finally, we would like to highlight the weight that the smart assistant Google Now is gaining on this platform, capable of learning from the use we make of the phone to offer relevant information in the form of cards.
Among the apps pre-installed by Vodafone we would like to highlight its Vodafone Protect suite (powered by McAffee), an interesting tool to keep phone data safe. Or Vodafone Flow, a beautiful moving wallpaper that changes your images every few seconds.
Medium set of cameras
The Vodafone Smart Prime 6 incorporates a rear camera with 8 megapixel resolution , autofocus and LED flash. With the HDR mode we can take better pictures in low light conditions such as at sunset. In addition, this lens is capable of recording high resolution 1080p video . Without being among the most powerful cameras on the market, it has generally given us a reasonable result in day-to-day photos. Moreover, the Smart Prime includes a front camera of 2 - megapixel . We liked the performance of this selfie camera, with an advanced mode to create a collage with our snapshots.
Processor, internal memory and connections
The processor chosen for this terminal is a chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad core 1.2GHz with a memory RAM of 1 GB. The performance of this processor is quite good in normal use of the phone, with navigation, apps and most of the games on the Android platform. Of course, its 1 GB RAM memory can be somewhat short when we use several applications at the same time, which will cause performance to slow down. As for the internal memory, it goes up to 8 GB. If we leave aside the operating system and the pre-installed Vodafone applications, the phone leaves us around 3 GB of capacity to store our personal files and applications. This memory can be expanded by up to 32 GB via MicroSD memory card.
In the connection section, its greatest attraction is the compatibility of the Smart Prime 6 with Vodafone's high-speed 4G networks , with download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. It is a speed designed to enjoy streaming high-definition video or to upload large files to the network. On the other hand, the use of NFC technology also stands out to favor payment through mobile phones (Vodafone Wallet) or synchronize different devices through touch. We also have Bluetooth 4.0 for other accessories like external speakers or a bracelet or smart watch. Connections are completed with WiFi and GPSto navigate anywhere through apps like Google Maps or Waze.
Autonomy, price and opinions
The Smart Prime 6 brings us a 2,500 milliamp battery , one of its strengths since it allows us good autonomy in regular use (generally, we have had no problems spending the full day of use without having to charge it). According to official figures, this smartphone will give us 8.3 hours of conversation and up to 500 hours of standby . This smartphone had a starting price of 130 euros , although we can find it cheaper when acquiring it together with one of the operator's rates. In short, a very serious and quite complete proposal to enjoy the company's 4G networks, with an elegant design and balanced specifications.
Vodafone Smart Prime 6
|Model||Smart Prime 6|
|Resolution||1,280 x 720 pixel HD|
|Dimensions||141.6 x 71.8 x 8.9 mm|
|Front camera||2 megapixels|
|Formats||MP4 / H.264 / H.263 / MP3 / eAAC + / WAV|
|Operating system||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Extra applications||Applications installed as standard by Google|
|CPU processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad Core @ 1.2 Ghz|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||-|
|Internal memory||8 GigaBytes|
|Extension||Yes, with MicroSD card up to 32 GigaBytes|
|Mobile Network||3G (HSDPA at 21 Mbps / HSUPA at 5.76 Mbps)|
4G LTE up to 150 Mbps
|Wifi||WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
3G HSDPA 900/2100
4G LTE 800/1800/2600
|Others||Create WiFi zones|
|Duration in use||-|
|Release date||Now available|