According to Vodafone, the Vodafone Smart X9 is created by the company for those who want more. So, anyone would expect that the all-new Vodafone Smart X9 will provide better performance and an all-screen experience. There is something great about the advanced dual rear camera and it is ranked among the best in its class. The device was announced and released in the month of October 2018.

In this review, we take an in-depth look at the special features of the device. The areas we are to examine are the design, display, camera, network, price, battery and other cool areas of Vodafone Smart X9.

Design and Display of Vodafone Smart X9

Primarily, the device has a metal body. It is like a bar in shape. Dimensions are 148.2 x 71.3 x 7.95 mm but it weighs 153 grams. It comes only in black color for now. It is however, not water resistant.

Display type is IPS LCD capacitive touch screen of 16 million colors. The screen size is 5.7 inches but it doesn’t have a secondary display screen. Pixel resolution is 2160 x 1080, pixel density is 424 ppi, aspect ratio is 18:9, and screen to body ratio is not specified. Protective features include multi-touch up to 10 fingers, Dragontrail glass, and 2.5D curved glass.

Camera Features

At the camera department is dual camera setup of 16 MP plus 5 MP with dual LED flash. However, at the front there is a selfie camera of 8 MP. The good thing about the selfie camera is that it is equipped with flash. Yet, video performance is put at 1080p@30fps with FHD recording.

Camera features include geo-tagging, auto focus, HDR, self-timer, touch focus, face detection, panorama, continuous shooting and more nice attributes.

Hardware and Software of Vodafone Smart X9

At the hardware department, there is Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. Furthermore, this is assisted by the 1.8 GHz Octa-core CPU that gives much power. To make cool graphic works, there is Adreno 506 GPU.

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Next is the software, which is the primary operating system in the Vodafone Smart X9. Android OS v8.0 is the reliable system on which the device runs. We hope this can upgrade to the latest Android 9 Pie. All these enable the device to do full multi-tasking in a breeze without a hitch.

Storage capacity and Sensors

There is 3GB of RAM which cannot be expanded because it is the main memory. However, the supportive internal storage is 32GB. But with a microSD card, the user can increase things up to 256GB on the external side of things. Sensors in Vodafone Smart X9 are accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, and fingerprint.

Network and Connectivity

The Vodafone network is a good. With GSM, HSPA, and LTE, things can’t go wrong. That is like saying that the Vodafone Smart X9 is able to handle 2G, 3G, and 4G internet connectivity. There is a single Nano SIM to make things work correctly.

Other connectivity components are Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, headphone jack, microUSB 2.0. However, there is no HDMI or infrared in the device.

Vodafone Smart X9 Technical Specification

General

  • Device Type
    Smartphone
  • Model
    Vodafone Smart X9
  • Announced
    Oct-2018
  • Released
    Oct-2018
  • Status
    Available
  • Price
    £ 199

Design

  • Type
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    148.2 mm x 71.3 mm x 7.95 mm
  • Weight
    153 g
  • Colors
    Black
  • Waterproof
  • Fingerprint
  • Face Recognition
    Yes
  • Dedicated Keys
    Volume, Power, Fingerprint
  • Device Security
    Pin, Pattern, Slide, Password, Fingerprint, Face
  • Features
    -Metal body

Display

  • Display Type
    IPS LCD, Capacitive touch screen
  • Size
    5.7-inch
  • Secondary Display
    No
  • Touch Screen
    Yes, Multi touch
  • Pixel Density
    ~424 PPI
  • Resolution
    2160 x 1080 Pixels
  • Display Colors
    16 M
  • Display Protection
  • Features
    -Dragontrail glass
    -2.5D curved glass
    -18:9 aspect ratio

Network

  • Supported Network
    GSM/ HSPA/ LTE (Vodafone Network)
  • 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G Network
    GSM 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100 MHz
  • 4G Network
    LTE
  • SIM
    Nano SIM
  • Hybrid Sim
  • Dual SIM
    No, Single Sim

Hardware

  • Chipset
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • CPU
    1.8 GHz Octa-core
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM (Memory)
    3 GB
  • Internal Storage
    32 GB
  • Card Slot
    Up to 256 GB (microSD)
  • Dedicated slot
    Yes
  • Sensors
    Accelerometer
    Proximity
    Ambient light
    Compass
    Fingerprint

Software

  • Operating System
    Android OS v8.0 Oreo
  • Java Support
  • Youtube
  • Facebook

Messaging

  • SMS
    Yes (threaded view)
  • MMS
  • Email
    Yes
  • IM

Camera

  • Primary
    16 MP + 5 MP
  • Flash
    dual LED
  • Front
    8 MP
  • Front Flash
    Yes
  • Video
    1080p@30fps
  • Camera Features
    Geotagging
    Autofocus
    HDR
    Touch focus
    Face detection
    Panorama

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
    Yes, v4.2, A2DP. LE
  • Infrared
  • Wi-fi
    Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi direct
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • GPS
    Yes, A-GPS
  • NFC
  • Wireless Charging
    No
  • Headphone Jack
  • HDMI
  • USB
    Micro USB 2.0

Data

  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • Speed
    HSPA 42.2/ 5.76 Mbps, LTE 150/ 50 Mbps
  • Web Browser
    HTML 5

Media

  • Video Format
    3GP, M4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, AVI, xVID, WMV, FLV, MP4, H.265
  • Audio Format
    MP3, eAAC+, WAV, Flac player
  • FM Radio
    Yes
  • Alert Types
    Vibration, MP3
  • Ring Tones
    Wav ring tones
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes

Battery

  • Battery Type
    Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
  • Capacity
    3100mAH
  • Placement
    Non-removable

MISC

  • Features
    1. Document viewer
    2. Photo and video editor
    3. Active Noice cancellation with dedicated mic

Vodafone Smart X9 Battery Life

Powering the device is a Li-Po 3100 mAh non-removable battery that comes with fast charging options. This means that you can make the device charge from zero percent to 100 percent in about just two hours. Meanwhile the battery is able to provide a full day backup on full charge.

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Price and Availability

The price this device is $278 USD. However, price may differ from store to store. The device was announced in the month of October 2018 and also released in the same month. Therefore, Vodafone Smart X9 is readily available for purchase.

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