We regularly receive emails from readers and followers from Twitter and Facebook about Vodafone pay as you go handset prices. So for those of you who are looking for a new handset or just looking for a gift idea, we’ve taken a look at what Vodafone have on offer. Below is a selection of handsets we looked at.
Vodafone Pay as you go Handsets
Vodafone 354The Vodafone 354 is an entry-level phone that amazingly offers some features that are very much included on top end Smartphones. Who would have thought that for a £15 phone, you could actually surf the Internet? This is what this phone offers, and it does it surprisingly well.
The main reason why this works so well is the fact that the phone comes preloaded with the Opera browser, which is fast becoming the favorite Web browser on phones no matter how complicated and expensive they are. Web pages load smoothly, and you get a real sense of slick build quality when using Opera. You also get Facebook built in to the Vodafone 354, which makes it a real option for the social animal who does not want to buy a top end phone. This particular app is smooth and stable when using it, and this means that if you don’t mind using a QWERTY keyboard when on Facebook, it is a real find.
Emails are smooth and quick too. We are of course nowhere near Blackberry territory here, but we are talking about a neat little phone that handles all that a small business user would need and for a handset cost that is practically close to the price of a good takeaway. Read More about the Vodafone 354
Samsung Tocco Lite 2The Samsung Tocco Lite 2 is next on our list, and comes in at £75 on Vodafone pay as you go. This is a step up from the 354, and offers quite a bit more to the user. It has a music player (MP3) built in, rather than just the radio feature that the cheaper phone has, which means that there is more scope for entertainment here. This is a big deal for a lot of people, and with an SD card fitted; you can have up to 1,500 of your favourite tracks at your fingertips. So if you like your music, this is already a major advantage over the 354.
You also get the touchscreen rather than keyboard and 3 Megapixel camera. Emails are quick, and with a decent web browser and social media features, you all the features and more with little fuss. We love the display too.Read More about the Samsung Tocco Lite 2
Nokia Lumia 710The Nokia Lumia 710 is the last handset from the Vodafone pay as you go range. This is a serious step up compared to the other two on spec and operating system, and comes in at £150. The main difference here is well everything! While Opera is great, it does compress more than just the speed. With the Nokia Lumia 710 you are getting a true smartphone, and Internet Explorer built in, which means that you get to see full web pages, and they load pretty quickly too. The camera offers the same amount of megapixels as most smartphones do these days, with 5MP on offer, and there is a massive increase in display quality and general all round smoothness.
And that’s not even talking about apps and all the other features that come with a Windows Phone.Read More about the Nokia Lumia 710
You get what you pay for. Basically, if you want something that will get your emails and let you listen to the radio, go for the 354. It’s not expensive, and you can stay in touch with anyone. The Lumia is easily the best handset in our selction and is the only one of the 3 that offers a real selection of apps and generaly useful features, and is the first of the bunch with a serious camera. If we were to choose one for overall brilliance, it would be the Lumia.
Which one would you choose?
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