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.
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.
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
- Device TypeSmartphone
- ModelVodafone Smart X9
- Price£ 199
- Dimensions148.2 mm x 71.3 mm x 7.95 mm
- Weight153 g
- Face RecognitionYes
- Dedicated KeysVolume, Power, Fingerprint
- Device SecurityPin, Pattern, Slide, Password, Fingerprint, Face
- Features-Metal body
- Display TypeIPS LCD, Capacitive touch screen
- Secondary DisplayNo
- Touch ScreenYes, Multi touch
- Pixel Density~424 PPI
- Resolution2160 x 1080 Pixels
- Display Colors16 M
- Display Protection
- Features-Dragontrail glass
-2.5D curved glass
-18:9 aspect ratio
- Supported NetworkGSM/ HSPA/ LTE (Vodafone Network)
- 2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- 3G NetworkGSM 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100 MHz
- 4G NetworkLTE
- SIMNano SIM
- Hybrid Sim
- Dual SIMNo, Single Sim
- ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 450
- CPU1.8 GHz Octa-core
- GPUAdreno 506
- RAM (Memory)3 GB
- Internal Storage32 GB
- Card SlotUp to 256 GB (microSD)
- Dedicated slotYes
- Operating SystemAndroid OS v8.0 Oreo
- Java Support
- SMSYes (threaded view)
- Primary16 MP + 5 MP
- Flashdual LED
- Front8 MP
- Front FlashYes
- Camera FeaturesGeotagging
- BluetoothYes, v4.2, A2DP. LE
- Wi-fiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi direct
- Wi-fi Hotspot
- GPSYes, A-GPS
- Wireless ChargingNo
- Headphone Jack
- USBMicro USB 2.0
- SpeedHSPA 42.2/ 5.76 Mbps, LTE 150/ 50 Mbps
- Web BrowserHTML 5
- Video Format3GP, M4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, AVI, xVID, WMV, FLV, MP4, H.265
- Audio FormatMP3, eAAC+, WAV, Flac player
- FM RadioYes
- Alert TypesVibration, MP3
- Ring TonesWav ring tones
- Battery TypeLi-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
- Features1. 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.
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.