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Vodacom Smart Kicka

smart kicka

Vodacom have quite recently released, their very own branded smartphone named the “Smart Kicka”. The Kicka has a recommended retail price of R549, which put’s it into the entry level range, of the smartphone market. Cellphone’s competing at the entry-level range, commonly suffer from the likes of poor battery life, slow processing power, minimal resolution and limited on-board memory. So has Vodacom succeeded in providing a smartphone that retains the entry price, and at the same time succeeds in overcoming the common shortfalls ?

At a first glimpse of the Vodacom Smart Kicka, you can’t help but notice that it has Android 4.4(Kitkat) running behind the hood, which happens to the latest iteration of the Android Operating System. This trait is shared by smartphones at high-end, such as the Galaxy S5 and LG G3. Although support for Android KitKat is certainly a great thing, performance issues could be another. The Kicka has a Dual Core Processor, clocked at 1 GHz and has 512MB of RAM. This is certainly more than sufficient. At R549, the Kicka offers more than what one might expect. This is true in the case of support for Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB, Camera and FM Radio. There is 4 GB on onboard memory, and a microSD expansion slot that can extend memory by an additional 32 GB. The display is a 3.5 inch HVGA touchscreen, that is powered by a 1400mAh removable battery. Vodacom have preloaded social apps like Google+ and Facebook, aswell as access to Vodacom Apps such as the Vodacom Cloud, and Vodacom Live! portal.

Customers buying the Smart Kicka will receive 5 free 50 MB Power Bundles with the Smart Kicka(250 MB Total) which can be used instantly to allow for internet access.The Vodacom Smart Kicka is targeted at those people who want to enjoy the benefits of owning a smartphone, but do not want to fork out large amounts. It brings the functionality of the latest Android operating system, with decent technical specifications at a superb price making the power of smartphones accessible to more people.

Battery 1400 mAh
Standby Time: 433h(2g) / 325h(3G)Hours
Talk Time: 6.8(2G) / 2.8(3G) Hours
CPU 1GHz Dual-Core MT6572
Camera Yes
Connect GPRS / EDGE / 3G / HSDPA / HSUPA
Bluetooth
GPS
USB
Wirless LAN
Display 3.5 Inch, 262k TFT Color Touchscreen
Resolution: 480 * 320
Memory RAM: 512 MB
Onboard: 4 GB
Memory Card: microSD, up to 32 GB
Operating System Android 4.4
Size Width: 112 mm
Height: 62 mm
Depth: 12 mm
Weight: 100g
Support Colors: Black and White
Radio: FM

19 Comments

  1. buhle says:

    i have created a pin code but the problem is i cant open it ..i have put my pin but it doesnt show unlock

  2. speru says:

    It only looks nice but It’s Not worth it- I can’t read my emails , its too high on data , Vodacom support doesn’t know how to answer all these Questions I have….

  3. Leon van der Linde says:

    Vodacom does not have a protection cover for it. Visited 5 Vodacom stores and they don’t even know the Kicka, much less have support for it.

  4. Toli says:

    Can it use whatsapp?

  5. trompiemartinka@haygrove.net says:

    i have a problem needs a pin to unlock but i never add this security pin setting

    • SR says:

      PIN stands for “Personal Identification Number” that is specific to the SIM card. Normally if you enter the incorrect PIN code 3 times in a row, the SIM card will lock itself and request for a PUK code. If you know the SIM card number, than phone your operator(Vodacom, Cellc, MTN) and ask them for the PUK code that number and they will give it to you no questions asked.

  6. Charles says:

    I’m the owner of a Vodafone Kicka. During a call the touchscreen is not automatically locked as it should when placing the phone close to my ear. Can anybody please assist?

    • SR says:

      Hi Charles.

      “During a call the touchscreen is not automatically locked” – The screen has to be unlocked for you to answer the call. For example sometimes during a call, input is required such as entering you cellphone number if the screen is locked this would not be possible.

  7. Jhon says:

    When will lollipop come out for the kicka?

  8. michael says:

    The Vodacom Smart Kicha Is Fast And Easy So I Downloaded Very Big Games On It IN LESS THAN FIVE HOURS

  9. michael says:

    Im Going To Buy Another One Because Gave That Phone To MY Mother And Buy Me A New One Today

  10. michael says:

    One thing I never tested is if the smart smart chicka ever could take a mtn sim

  11. ishu says:

    HOWCAN I BUY THIS PRODUCT?

  12. Fawzia says:

    Does the smart kicka support whatsapp

  13. Jen says:

    Can it play Pokemon Go ?

    • SR says:

      Hi Jen,

      Yes, as Pokemon Go requires Android 4.4 or higher at minimum.
      However the game might lag, due to the high demands of the game and performance of the device.

  14. Kobus says:

    I want to know how to answer a incoming call there is nothing in the manual