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Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo and Power launched as budget 4G options

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Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo
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Vodafone has launched two rivals for the Moto G 4G in the form of the Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo and Smart 4 Power.

Introduced as two variants on the existing Vodafone Smart 4, the two phones’ key selling point are that they offer high-speed 4G LTE connectivity.

The first, the Smart 4 Turbo, is available now on PAYG for £135 or for free on the Red 4G plan for £31.50. That tariff offers unlimited texts and calls and 4GB of 4G data.

We’re not sure how affordable that tariff really is for such a cheap smartphone though.

The Smart 4 Turbo has a 4.5-inch FWVGA capacitive touch display running Android 4.4 KitKat on a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor.

It has 1GB of RAM and offers 4GB of internal storage with microSD card support up to 32GB. Powered by an 1880mAh battery, the Smart 4 Turbo also features a 5-megapixel rear camera paired with an additional front-facing alternative.

This is a direct competitor to the likes of the £99 EE Kestrel, which comes with a 4.5-inch qHD 960 x 540p display running on a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor.

The second 4G budget phone is the Smart 4 Power, which will be “available soon” from Vodafone, with pricing and tariff options yet to be announced. No doubt thanks to the higher specs though it’ll be a touch more expensive than its Turbo sibling.

It has a larger 5-inch qHD resolution display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and 1GB of RAM.

Also running Android 4.4 KitKat, the device has the same 5-megapixel rear camera and front-facing pairing, but it will be powered by a larger 3000mAh battery.

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