Device reviews
    10 November 2016


    Vodacom's all-new Smart platinum 7

    The Smart platinum 7 is the boss and it means business. It's the flagship of Vodacom’s range of smartphones and at half the price of similar devices, it’s a real contender in the smartphone space.

    The Smart platinum 7 sets out to conquer in the competitive smartphone market. It features top-of-class technology, excellent craftsmanship and design, and future-proof user experience. Inside out, the device shouts quality. When it comes to smartphones, Vodacom clearly means business. 

    But just when you think it’s all work and no play, Vodacom throws in a VR headset powered by Oculus with every Smart platinum 7 contract purchase. At contract pricing starting at R399 per month, the Smart platinum 7 is bound to get everyone talking.

    Still not convinced? Here are some of the reasons why the Vodacom platinum 7 is the complete package. It's powered by a Snapdragon octa-core processor with 3GB RAM. It has 32GB on-board storage, and if you need more space for music, games and movies, you can expand that by up to 128GB with an SD card. The powerful 3 000mAh battery charges to 50% in just 30 minutes. The handset comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is preinstalled with all the necessary apps to get you started.

    The phone's super-slim design (6.9mm at its thinnest) is exactly what you’ll expect from a smartphone in this category. And the 5.5-inch AMOLED display is a beauty. With 534 pixels per inch photos and games are super-bright and clear.

    The Platinum 7 is anything but camera shy. The 16MP main shooter has a dual-tone LED flash and dedicated shutter button and built-in features such as super zoom, phase detection auto-focus and zero-second shutter lag. What about the selfie shooter? The 8MP front camera has its own dedicated  flash and will have no problem capturing your beautiful face.

    And now for the fun part. The VR headset is powered by Oculus, and with a growing range of apps in the Play Store you'll have hours of fun. It's easy and quick to set up. If you are new to virtual reality, the experience is unlike anything you’ve ever seen or felt before.

    Key specs

    • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    • 5.5 inch AMOLED display
    • 16MP f/2.0 rear camera, and 8MP front camera 
    • 32GB internal storage, expandable by up to 128GB
    • 3GB RAM
    • Qualcomm octa-core Snapdragon processor
    • 3 000mAh battery