Device reviews
    10 November 2016


    Vodacom Smart prime 7: Best of both worlds

    Whoever said you can’t have the best of both worlds clearly has not heard of Vodacom’s Smart prime 7.

    Vodacom manages to combine quality and affordability like no other smartphone brand can. The Smart prime 7 is a prime example of this - pardon the pun. With an enhanced 5MP camera for selfie lovers, high definition 5” screen, sufficient memory for all your apps and supported by a long-lasting battery, it’s a device that punches way above its weight.

    A smartphone without a quality camera is not worth a like on any social media platform. Fortunately, The Smart prime 7 packs a solid 8MP camera and a 5MP selfie shooter. Most social apps are all about sharing your view on the world and the world’s view on you - or, in other words, tagging mates, liking posts and taking selfies. The seamless navigation between apps makes taking pictures and sharing them online. #failproof

    The 5-inch high-definition screen offers sharp and vibrant colours, with excellent display from every viewing angle. As with all of Vodacom’s smartphones, a range of preinstalled useful apps will get you off to a very good start. The device comes with Android’s most up-to-date 6.0 Marshmallow software, and it’s one devices that actually utilises Marshmallow to the max. This is Android as Google intended it to be.

    Thanks to the sufficient memory for all your apps, supported by a long-lasting battery, the Smart Prime 7 won’t die on you right when you are about to capture the moment that would have gone viral. 

    Of course, when you gather your friends for an epic pic, your phone should look the part, and thanks to the slim design and stylish finishing, the Smart prime 7 certainly does. It comes in two colours, 'Graphite Black' and 'Boron White'. At 8mm and 128g, it's also thinner and lighter than its predecessor,

    Vodacom’s Smart prime 7 is your shortcut to a great upgrade without breaking your bank account. So go ahead, butter your bread on both sides.


    • Processor: Qualcomm MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 processor
    • Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    • Display 5-inch screen
    • Rear camera 8MP
    • Front camera 5MP
    • Storage, internal 8GB storage
    • Storage, expandable microSD
    • RAM 1GB
    • Cellular data LTE, HSPA+
    • BatteryLi-Ion 2540 mAh battery