Who makes Mobile Phones for Vodafone?

The answer to this question is as complicated as Vodafone itself as a company. Vodafone is not just a network provider in the UK like the rest of the network providers such as O2 and EE. It’s a UK based multinational conglomerate and 3rd in size with more than 313 million customers across the globe. It to understand the scope and magnitude of its operations one can imagine how big would a company be which owns infrastructures and operates in more than 25 countries and has partner operation networks performing in another 47 countries. It had a market capitalisation of approximately £52.5 billion as of 10 February 2016, the eighth-largest of any company listed on the London Stock Exchange.


So, after a little brief about the size of the company lets talk about who makes mobile phones for Vodafone sold all over the UK in Vodafone stores. Well, Vodafone being one of the major Telecommunications players in global telecommunication arena, it has links deep into the industry and knows every major mobile phone manufacturer in the world. Mobile phones have been manufactured specially by mobile phone manufacturers for Vodafone. Currently, several mobile phones sold under the Vodafone brand name are manufactured by Huawei, and in the past, they have used other major manufacturers to make mobile phones for them. Below is a list of mobile phones currently in the market sold by Vodafone.

Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 Review

Vodafone realised the importance of budget smartphones as most of the mobile phones in 2014 were over the price mark of £500 and due to this reason the market of used mobile phones was thriving, and mobile phone recycling companies were catering the needs of budget smartphone users. But in 2015 almost every manufacturer realised that they have do provide budget smart mobile phones for meddle class users, especially parents who wanted to get a smartphone for their kids without putting a strain on their pocket. Hence several new models were launched by Samsung mainly Samsung Galaxy J and Samsung Galaxy A series. Vodafone also jumped in and offered a high-quality smartphone Vodafone Smart Ultra 7, which was sold across the UK in all Vodafone stores without any issues. The mobile phone served its purpose and was considered a success. 

The main specifications of Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 can be viewed below.

NETWORK

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE


LAUNCH

Announced

2015, June

Status

Available. Released 2015, June

BODY

Dimensions

154 x 77 x 8.4 mm (6.06 x 3.03 x 0.33 in)

Weight

159 g (5.61 oz)

SIM

Nano-SIM

DISPLAY

Type

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

5.5 inches, 83.4 cm2 (~70.3% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)

PLATFORM

OS

Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 (28 nm)

CPU

Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.1 GHz Cortex-A53)

GPU

Adreno 405

MEMORY

Card slot

microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal

16GB 2GB RAM

MAIN CAMERA

Single

13 MP, AF

Features

LED flash

Video

1080p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Single

5 MP

Video

SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

 

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

COMMS

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot

Bluetooth

4.0, A2DP

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS

Radio

FM radio

USB

microUSB 2.0

FEATURES

Sensors

Accelerometer, proximity

BATTERY

 

Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

MISC

Colours

Gray, Silver

Models

Smart ultra 7

 

Although many recyclers do not purchase Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 anymore, you can still sell your Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 to Rapid Phone Buyer without any hesitation, even if its locked on to Vodafone UK. 

Vodafone Smart Turbo 7 Review

Vodafone Smart Turbo 7 is another budget smartphone launched by Vodafone to cater to the needs of budget smartphone users. Released in 2016 several thousand Vodafone Smart Turbo 7 were sold by Vodafone in the UK. “Impeccable & Incomparable” was what Vodafone advertised it as and was one of the first mobile phones launched by Vodafone with 4G technology. It is made in China by TCL Communications for Vodafone. Although there are very few mobile phone recycling companies who happily buy Vodafone Smart Turbo 7 in 2019 if you still have one of Vodafone Smart Turbo 7 which you do not use anymore you can sell it to Rapid Phone Buyer without any hesitation. Selling your old Vodafone Smart Turbo 7 is easy and hassle free.

NETWORK

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE


LAUNCH

Announced

2016, August

Status

Available. Released 2016, August

BODY

Dimensions

140.6 x 72.4 x 9.5 mm (5.54 x 2.85 x 0.37 in)

Weight

167.9 g (5.93 oz)

SIM

Micro-SIM

DISPLAY

Type

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

5.0 inches, 68.9 cm2 (~67.7% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

480 x 854 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~196 ppi density)

PLATFORM

OS

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Chipset

Mediatek MT6735M (28 nm)

CPU

Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU

Mali-T720MP2

MEMORY

Card slot

microSD, up to 32 GB

Internal

8GB 1GB RAM

MAIN CAMERA

Single

5 MP

Features

LED flash

Video

Yes

SELFIE CAMERA

Single

2 MP

Video

 

SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

 

COMMS

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot

Bluetooth

4.0, A2DP

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS

Radio

No

USB

microUSB 2.0

 

FEATURES

Sensors

Accelerometer

 

BATTERY

 

Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

 

MISC

Colours

Silver, Dark Grey

Models

VFD 500

SAR EU

1.67 W/kg (head)    

Price

About £50

 

Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 Review

There is no doubt about the fact that Vodafone tries its level best to get the most affordable budget smartphone to its users every year and stays well with its competition. One of the main reasons why Vodafone is able to do that is its presence on most of major UK high streets and millions of its customers across the UK. Smart ultra 7 is one of the most powerful budget smartphones launched by Vodafone. Vodafone advertises its Vodafone Smart ultra 7 mobile phones as “Seriously Powerful” mobile phone as this mobile phone is equipped with straight of the art HD Display backed up with massive Octa-core processor and a 13MP camera. Launched in 2016, it was massively sold across the UK market in all Vodafone stores. It’s a successor of Vodafone Smart Ultra 6. When introduced, it was marketed and sold for £135, so one can’t expect it to compete with flagship models launched by Samsung such as Samsung S6 and S7 which had a completely different type of finish feel and appeal. Having said that the finish of the mobile phone is in brush silver which gives an illusion of a high-end smartphone rather than a budget mobile phone. In 2019, as per our research, there aren’t many mobile phone recycling companies which will offer you a reasonable price for your old Vodafone Smart Ultra 7, but if you have one lying around collecting dust, you can sell it to Rapid Phone Buyer. Sell Vodafone Smart Ultra 7 to Rapid Phone Buyer for instant cash today.

Detail specifications

NETWORK

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE

 

LAUNCH

Announced

2016, June

Status

Available. Released 2016, June

 

BODY

Dimensions

152.2 x 78.1 x 8.7 mm (5.99 x 3.07 x 0.34 in)

Weight

150 g (5.29 oz)

SIM

Micro-SIM

 

DISPLAY

Type

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

5.5 inches, 83.4 cm2 (~70.2% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)

 

PLATFORM

OS

Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

Chipset

Mediatek MT6755M (28 nm)

CPU

Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)

GPU

Mali-T860MP2

 

MEMORY

Card slot

microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal

16GB 2GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Single

13 MP, AF

Features

LED flash, panorama, HDR

Video

1080p@30fps

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single

5 MP

Features

LED flash

Video

 

SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

 

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot

Bluetooth

4.1, A2DP

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS

Radio

FM radio

USB

microUSB 2.0

 

FEATURES

Sensors

Accelerometer, proximity, compass

 

BATTERY

 

Non-removable Li-Ion 2960 mAh battery

 

 

Vodafone Smart N9 lite VFD 620 Review

Vodafone Smart N9 lite VFD 620 was another budget mobile phone launched by Vodafone back in 2018. At the time of its release, it served the market who just wanted a smartphone to do most common tasks done rather than those who wanted a performance device. The mobile phone does all the things one wants a smartphone does, but at the same time, it’s the low spectrum of a smartphone. Especially with it, low 1GB RAM one cannot expect Vodafone Smart N9 lite VFD 620 to perform too many tasks at high speed. The same is the case with other features of Vodafone Smart N9 lite VFD 620, for instance, both the front and back cameras are pretty basic. They are having a front camera of 5MP and the primary camera as mere 8MP, which is quite low in 2019. Samsung has launched it’s a series and A10 being the most basic model of the series it is more than twice powerful than Vodafone Smart N9 lite VFD 620. Due to the reason that it wasn’t a high-end mobile phone at the time of its launch, it does not possess a lot of resell value. However, if you have one for sale, Rapid Phone Buyer can still buy it off you. Sell your Vodafone Smart N9 lite VFD 620 to Rapid Phone Buyer without any hesitation. You can recycle your Vodafone Smart N9 lite VFD 620 even if it is locked on to Vodafone.

NETWORK

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE

 

LAUNCH

Announced

2018, June

Status

Available. Released 2018, June

 

BODY

Dimensions

148.2 x 68.9 x 9.4 mm (5.83 x 2.71 x 0.37 in)

Weight

155 g (5.47 oz)

SIM

Nano-SIM

 

DISPLAY

Type

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

5.34 inches, 73.6 cm2 (~72.1% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~201 ppi density)

 

PLATFORM

OS

Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)

Chipset

Mediatek MT6739WA (28 nm)

CPU

Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU

Mali-T720MP2

 

MEMORY

Card slot

microSD, up to 32 GB

Internal

16GB 1GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Single

8 MP, AF

Features

LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video

1080p@30fps

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single

5 MP

Features

LED flash

Video

 

SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

 

COMMS

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot

Bluetooth

4.0, A2DP

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS

NFC

Yes

Radio

FM radio

USB

microUSB 2.0

 

FEATURES

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro (market dependent), proximity, compass

 

BATTERY

 

Li-Ion 2460 mAh battery

 

MISC

Colors

White Pearl, Black Ice

Models

VFD 620

SAR EU

0.90 W/kg (head)     1.69 W/kg (body)    

Price

About £80

 

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 Review

Although the mobile phone was launched in 2016, it was one of the most advanced and Smart Phone launched by Vodafone at the time of its launch and wasn't a budget smartphone. Vodafone advertised Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 as a mobile phone "crafted for perfection". Even the looks of the mobile phone are much better than most of the budget smartphones launched by Vodafone. With the full metal frame, the Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 provided a very sophisticated look with a potent processor and RAM, allowing Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 to perform even the most power-consuming tasks with ease. Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 was launched to cater needs to mid-tier smart phone users who wanted a high-performance smartphone without causing a dent on their pockets. Vodafone was successful in selling thousands of these devices through its stores across the UK. Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 is equipped with high-resolution 16MP primary camera and an 8MP front camera. It's the first own-branded phone from a UK mobile network that genuinely merits the term 'premium'. Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 also introduced a dedicated button for photos and a fingerprint sensor which was appealing to its users. Many classed Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 as Vodafone's first luxury mobile phone which served high-end users. Despite its great features, there aren't many recycling companies in the UK who are willing to recycle Vodafone Smart Platinum 7. However, you can sell Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 to Rapid Phone Buyer, and we will find a new home for your old Vodafone Smart Platinum 7.

NETWORK

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE

 

LAUNCH

Announced

2016, June

Status

Available. Released 2016, June

 

BODY

Dimensions

154 x 75.7 x 7 mm (6.06 x 2.98 x 0.28 in)

Weight

155 g (5.47 oz)

SIM

Nano-SIM

 

DISPLAY

Type

AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

5.5 inches, 83.4 cm2 (~71.5% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~534 ppi density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)

 

PLATFORM

OS

Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 (28 nm)

CPU

Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53)

GPU

Adreno 510

 

MEMORY

Card slot

microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal

32GB 3GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Single

16 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.6", 1.12µm, PDAF

Features

LED flash, panorama, HDR

Video

2160p@30fps

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single

8 MP

Features

LED flash

Video

1080p@30fps

 

SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes, with stereo speakers

3.5mm jack

Yes

 

Hi-Fi audio
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

4.2, A2DP, LE

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS

NFC

Yes

Radio

FM radio

USB

microUSB 2.0, USB Host

 

FEATURES

Sensors

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

 

BATTERY

 

Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Charging

Fast battery charging 18W: 50% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)

 

Vodafone Smart X9 VFD 820 Review

Vodafone Smart X9 VFD 820 was launched in Dec 2018. Vodafone Smart X9 VFD 820 addresses the ever-increasing expectations of mobile phone users who want better mobile phone experience with a better camera. The design of this mobile phone also got attention and won a few awards for having a great design. The screen to body ratio has also increased to 80% in Vodafone Smart X9 VFD 820 as compared to older models launched by Vodafone. Vodafone Smart X9 VFD 820 cant be said to be better than Most Samsung Galaxy series phones, but it undercuts most honor models launched by Huawei according to several industry experts. Sold at £109 with £10 topup, there is no doubt about the fact that this model meets the expectations of budget smartphone users. The mobile phone is not just a basic smartphone with low-performance parts. The mobile phone has a fingerprint scanner at the back and is equipped with 32 GB of internal memory which allows the users to store tons of pictures and music files. If you have a Vodafone Smart X9 VFD 820 for sale, do not hesitate to sell it to us. Although not many recyclers buy Vodafone Smart X9 VFD 820, we at Rapid Phone Buyer are happy to recycle it for you.

NETWORK

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE

 

LAUNCH

Announced

2018, December

Status

Available. Released 2018, December

 

BODY

Dimensions

148.2 x 71.3 x 8 mm (5.83 x 2.81 x 0.31 in)

Weight

153 g (5.40 oz)

SIM

Nano-SIM

 

DISPLAY

Type

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

5.7 inches, 82.7 cm2 (~78.2% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~427 ppi density)

Protection

Asahi Dragontrail Glass

 

PLATFORM

OS

Android 8.1 (Oreo)

Chipset

Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)

CPU

Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU

Adreno 506

 

MEMORY

Card slot

microSD, up to 256 GB

Internal

32GB 3GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Single

16 MP, AF
5 MP, depth sensor

Features

LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video

1080p@30fps

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single

8 MP

Video

 

SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

 

COMMS

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot

Bluetooth

4.2, A2DP, LE

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS

NFC

Yes

Radio

FM radio

USB

2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURES

Sensors

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

 

BATTERY

 

Non-removable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery

 

Vodafone Smart V8 Review

Vodafone Smart V8 was launched in 2017 with a small price tag of £159. Vodafone Smart V8 can’t be compared with flagship models of Samsung purely because it's not launched to compete them but to offer a very decent smartphone which performs better than the low-end smartphones with a budget price tag. Vodafone Smart V8 comes with a Full HD, 5.5in display, an octa-core Snapdragon 435 processor, a rear-mounted fingerprint reader and a 16-megapixel camera. As stated, earlier Vodafone has strong links with most smartphone manufacturers across the globe. In the case of Vodafone Smart V8, Vodafone used Chinese manufacturer ZTE to get these mobile phones manufactured. Vodafone Smart V8 does not disappoint when it comes to look and feel of the mobile phone. The mobile phone isn’t small in size either, 5.5 HD camera provides a very crispy resolution along with its high-resolution cameras. The 8MP selfie camera allows its users to provide sharp selfies. And the main camera is 16MP which is great for amazing shots. The main camera is equipped with a double flash, offering an amazing experience. Due to so many big brands easily available at affordable prices, the demand of Vodafone is quite low, but if you want to sell Vodafone Smart V8, you can sell or recycle it with Rapid Phone Buyer for instant cash. The process to sell your Vodafone Smart V8 is simple and straight forward.

NETWORK

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE

 

LAUNCH

Announced

2017, June

Status

Available. Released 2017, June

 

BODY

Dimensions

155 x 76 x 7.9 mm (6.10 x 2.99 x 0.31 in)

Weight

166 g (5.86 oz)

SIM

Nano-SIM

 

DISPLAY

Type

LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

5.5 inches, 83.4 cm2 (~70.8% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~401 ppi density)

Protection

Asahi Dragontrail Glass

 

PLATFORM

OS

Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 (28 nm)

CPU

Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU

Adreno 505

 

MEMORY

Card slot

microSD, up to 128 GB

Internal

32GB 3GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Single

16 MP, AF

Features

LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video

1080p@30fps

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single

8 MP

Video

 

SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

 

COMMS

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot

Bluetooth

4.0, A2DP

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS

NFC

Yes

Radio

FM radio

USB

microUSB 2.0

 

FEATURES

Sensors

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

 

BATTERY

 

Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Charging

Battery charging 10W

 


Vodafone Smart N9 16GB Review

Vodafone Smart N9 is a 16GB mobile phone launched by Vodafone in 2018. Almost a year ago this mobile phone was classed as one of the most expensive smartphones by Vodafone at the time of its launch but still much cheaper than leading mobile phones in the market at that time. Although it has an impressively low price, it's always beneficial as it lets the users perform most tasks without any problems. It has everything a smartphone using an expect from its smartphone, which includes a fingerprint sensor, state of the art front and back camera with a powerful flashlight. The Smart N9 has a tall 18:9 screen, fitting in with the typical 2018 smartphone trend. This means it can fit a 5.5in display without being huge. Just like most of the smartphones manufactured by Vodafone, it has the fingerprint sensor at the back of the mobile phone, but the display isn't HD which is a set back in this day and age where user experience means a lot especially for those who spend a great deal of time on their mobile phones. But one cannot compare the performance of this mobile phone with much expensive mobile phones from other makers. One of the great things about mobile phones launched by Vodafone is the battery which is much more efficient than the high-end mobile phones. If you have a Vodafone Smart N9 to sell, sell it to Rapid Phone buyer. You can sell Vodafone Smart N9 without any hesitation even if it is locked on to Vodafone for instant cash.  Selling your old Vodafone Smart N9 is easy with Rapid Phone Buyer.

NETWORK

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE


LAUNCH

Announced

2018, June

Status

Available. Released 2018, June

 

BODY

Dimensions

147.1 x 68.8 x 8.7 mm (5.79 x 2.71 x 0.34 in)

Weight

145 g (5.11 oz)

SIM

Nano-SIM

 

DISPLAY

Type

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

5.5 inches, 78.1 cm2 (~77.1% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~293 ppi density)

 

PLATFORM

OS

Android 8.1 (Oreo)

Chipset

Mediatek MT6739WA (28 nm)

CPU

Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53

GPU

Mali-T720MP2

 

MEMORY

Card slot

microSD, up to 32 GB

Internal

16GB 2GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Single

13 MP, AF

Features

LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video

1080p@30fps

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single

8 MP

Features

LED flash

Video

 

SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

 

COMMS

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot

Bluetooth

4.0, A2DP

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS

NFC

Yes

Radio

FM radio

USB

microUSB 2.0

 

FEATURES

Sensors

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro (market dependent), proximity, compass

 

BATTERY

 

Non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery



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