Vodafone UK sends word this morning of a hot new Android phone added to its lineup. No, it's not the Samsung Galaxy S5, say hello to the Vodafone Smart 4 Mini. OK, so it's not that hot, but it does occupy an important part of Vodafone's lineup, being a truly entry level Android phone at just £50.

Specs are exactly what you'd expect of such a cheap phone. 4-inch display, dual-core 1.3GHz CPU and just 512MB of RAM. It's running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which isn't exactly current but will be more than ample for the sort of buyer picking it up. With phones this cheap running Android, is there even a point to buying a feature phone anymore?

11 April, 2014: The latest addition to the Vodafone Smart range has landed, bringing you top-notch performance and functionality at an unbelievable price. For just £50 the Smart 4 mini outperforms its predecessor with a highly responsive 4” capacitive touch screen, dual core 1.3Ghz processor supported by 512Mb of RAM, and the latest version of Android Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.2).

Designed to bring you the full Vodafone experience at an affordable price, and with a simple user interface it’s easy to get to grips with all that the Vodafone Smart 4 mini has to offer. With just a click or a swipe enjoy everything from high-speed internet browsing and access to the latest news, entertainment, maps and transport apps while you’re on the go as well as email and social networking services.

The Smart 4 mini launches as part of Vodafone’s ‘Within Reach’ Smartphone campaign; during which you can pick up great value Pay as you go smartphones at unbelievably low prices – the line-up includes the Sony Xperia E1 in purple from only £80 and the new HTC Desire 310 in orange at £100, when bought with a £10 top up or Freedom Freebee.*

If you’re new to smartphones you can pick up our handy smartphone guide to help you get to grips with your new phone. Available to both new and existing customers, you can pick up a copy of the guide in stores from the 15th May or you can access it online here: http://www.vodafone.co.uk/cs/groups/configfiles/documents/contentdocuments/vftst049701.pdf

Furthermore, Pay as you go customers buying their first Freedom Freebee will receive a 30 day unlimited UK data allowance - so they can find their feet with everything their new smartphone has to offer.

The Vodafone Smart 4 mini is available in black and white, for further details please visit the Vodafone online shop.

 

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Vodafone UK launches new entry level Smart 4 Mini for £50

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" With phones this cheap running Android, is there even a point to buying a feature phone anymore?"

Do companies even make feature phones anymore?

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I remember buying the droid charge brand new from Verizon and paying $600 for it... With its 1ghz processor and 512mb of ram, just shows you how much phones have advanced in no time at all

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It's not Kit Kat but for what it's worth, with 4.2.2 the Smart 4 Mini is not that outdated either. Heck, I'm still waiting for a cheap Go Phone (AT&T) that has 4.2 or higher. I would've grabbed that $130 Z998 phone if it wasn't stuck in 4.1 land.

The last Vodafone branded phone that I tried was a dog with no software updates.. Never again..

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