555 - £30
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Vodafone 555
The Vodafone 555 is a Facebook orientated mobile phone. It has a dedicated button for launching your news feed, allows you to update your status right from the phone's home screen and gives you the option to sync your contacts, messages and photos directly with the site.
This phone has a QWERTY keyboard and a 2.4 inch screen that displays in 167PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The 555 has a 2MP camera and can record video in up to 640VGA. This phone does not have a front facing camera.
Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 5 out of 100.
The 555 has an estimated battery life of around 6 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1000mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The 555has an expandable memory card slot through which it is possible to add up to 16GB external storage.
The 555 has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit).
The 555 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. A limitation of this phone as a true social media device is its lack of Wi-Fi, meaning that all Internet connectivity must be done through the comparatively slow 2G connection on offer from this device.
Vodafone's 555 is aimed primarily at the 16-25 market who want social networking without being tied in to a monthly contract. It offers more than the basic handsets and, at £30, fills a slight gap in the market for an entry-level, social media orientated device.