Vodafone has released the most cheapest and functional android phone in India. The model name is Vodafone 858 Smart. At price of Rs. 4,995 you can get a lot more features in compare to any Smartphone. Surely there is not guarantee for the superb quality. It is not possible to get all the packages under one budget. But anyhow those who are looking for a low cost descent android phone, Vodafone 858 Smart is good enough. It is found that telecom providers do not really engage in releasing their own brands due to the competitive market. This time taking a step ahead, Vodafone launched its own brand 858 Smart. We will discuss in detail about the features, about the good and bad and many other stuff in the review. The model was available on some shopping site before, and what was the reason behind launching the same late. If you go on internet and try to find cheapest android phone list, still you can see the price range lies between Rs. 10,000 to higher. Under such conditions Vodafone 858 Smart, Micromax A60,etc comes much below the range of Rs. 8,000/-. Right now Vodafone 858 Smart is the cheapest one. Surely telecom providers enjoy an additional benefit over regular call or data plans which affects the device price.
Vodafone is proving the mobile with an offer of Double Data Benefit. This is a 3G plan where user get more for web. You can subscribe this plan and enjoy much better internet connectivity. Equipped with Android 2.2.1 and Snapdragon S1 processor the phone is enough smart to deal with your day to day web surfing and mail activities. Other than you can run tons of Android apps which suites the best to Android 2.2.1 version. After this version it has been possible to have voice enabled features on the phone. The same updates has recently released for Samsung Galaxy S. This is in short Android Froyo. I will not say it is super good, but for low budget phone like Vodafone 858 Smart it is much better. It is direct competition to some of the high end Smartphone like HTC Desire HD or HTC Magic or Motorola Droid. These phones have much additional in hardware support. But the operating system features are quiet similar. Snapdragon S1 processor which is commonly used in many mobile and tablets is found to be a successful part of mobile processors. More higher processors are available in this range which are Snapdragon S2 processor and Snapdragon S3 processor. Smartphone’s like HTC Rhyme, HTC Amaze, HTC Vivid, T-Mobile Springboard Tablet, Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Jetstream, HTC Sensation, HTC Evo, etc are equipped with the S1 series processor with some higher clock rates.
This gives a better choice to choose what to go for. I will not say that Vodafone 858 Smart competes directly with the above phones, but it has the quality of these phones on low range and budget. What I can figure out with this model that Vodafone tries to figure out the best usage for today’s youth. The basic requirement is to regular internet usage, social networking, chat support, games, multimedia ,etc. As the response on android is quiet high this phone can be a part of major population. It fits your pocket at nice price of Rs. 4,995 approx.