Vodacom Smart Platinum 7 is the highest offering and top of the range in the Vodacom Family tree. This premium device is immaculately designed, with a metal casing, curved bezels and glass front and rear. Furthermore, It supports LTE, comes with a fingerprint reader mounted at the back and Octa core processor for high performance, and a 3000 mAH battery to support the powerful processor.
Powering the Smart Platinum 7 is a 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery. The battery is non-removable, and offers good performance when making and receiving calls, checking emails and social media. Playing graphic intensive games on the device causes the battery to take much more strain, and drop significantly however we won’t find fault here as this is the norm for all smartphones.
A rear mounted 16 Megapixel camera is the primary camera, whilst a secondary 8 megapixel camera can be found at the front of the device. Although the secondary camera, is just that secondary, it uses are 10 fold ranging from selfies to checking what’s in your teeth. We were really impressed with the 8 Megapixel front facing camera. The main camera, features a f/2.0 aperture, and takes medium – good photos in regular light.
The Smart Platinum comes full loaded, with LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Near Field Communication. As widely implemented as micro-USB support is, the current standard is USB-TYPE C, which the Smart Platinum lacks unfortunately, and instead comes with the current norm micro-USB.
One of the best points of the Smart Platinum 7 is it’s display. With a 5.5 Inch QHD AMOLED screen, graphics and text look crystal clear on the device. The AMOLED screen provides great sharpness, and is visible in almost all situations except that of direct sunlight exposure. One can expect more a less around 534 pixels per inch.
An octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is found in the Smart Platinum 7, clocked at 1.8GHz. Supporting the processor, is a decent 3GB of RAM. There is 32 GB of internal storage, which can be supplemented via the micoSD slot up to a further 256GB.
Android Marshmallow is loaded, with a variety of proprietary applications from Vodacom. With the octa-core processor, the Operating systems works seamlessly, with no signs of lag.
The beautiful design of the Smart Platinum immediately make this phone attractive. An issue being, that because of the glass of body the device slides easily from the hand, and the back of the device is prone to fingerprints smudges. With LTE support, and razor sharp 5.5 Inch display, and Oct Core processor the Smart Platinum 7 has been developed to be a flagship device. Vodacom currently have it priced at R6699.
|Vodacom Smart Ultra 7|
|Audio||3.5 mm Jack, Vibration, .mp3|
|Battery||Non-Removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0|
|Box Contents||Travel Charger, Stereo Headset, Usb Data Cable, QSG|
|Camera||16 Megapixel Rear, LED Flash, f/2.0 Aperture
8 Megapixel Front Facing
|Camera Features||Geo-Tagging, Face Detection, Panorama|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v4.2 A2DO, Low Energy|
|GPS with A-GPS|
|Near Field Communication|
|Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, HotSpot|
|Dimensions||154 x 75.7 x 7mm|
|Display||5.5 Inch AMOLED Touchscreen, 16 Million Colours|
|1440 x 2560 pixels @ 534 pixels per Inch
Corning Gorilla Glass
|Memory||32 GB Onboard memory + mircoSD up to 256 GB
3 GB RAM
|Network||GSM / EDGE / 3G / HSPA+ / LTE|
|Operating System||Android v6 Marshmallow|
|Processor||Qaulcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976Octa-core(4×1.8Gh + 4×1.2Ghz)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass|
|Video||2160@30 frames per second|