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Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 – Battery

The Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 is powered by a non-removable Lithium-ion 3,000mAh battery. In every day use, the handset lasts a day and a half before needing a top up, which is pretty standard.

Regular use entailed taking and making a few calls, listening to music sporadically throughout the day, constantly checking my email and social media feeds, and playing some games on the commute home from work.
Vodafone Smart Platinum 7

The phone also deals fairly well with more intensive tasks such as video streaming and 3D gaming. Streaming an hour of Netflix over lunch with the screen at 75% brightness, the Smart Platinum 7 lost between 12-17% of its charge – pretty standard for a 5.5-inch phone. Gaming put a bigger drain on the battery: playing Banner Saga, the phone lost between 18-24% of its charge, which is again pretty standard.

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Vodafone Smart Platinum 7

Should I buy the Vodafone Smart Platinum 7?

If you’re a Vodafone customer looking for a great value-for-money, mid-range smartphone then yes, absolutely. The Smart Platinum 7 has a premium-looking design, vibrant screen and offers solid performance and battery life.

The phone’s only fault is that it doesn’t quite match its arch-rival, the OnePlus 3 in two key areas. The OnePlus 3 offers improved performance and has a superior camera. The OnePlus 3 is also carrier agnostic, which makes it a better choice for those on existing non-Vodafone contracts.

Verdict

A great smartphone, ideal for any Vodafone customer looking for a bargain.

Score in detail

  • Performance 7
  • Camera 8
  • Design 8
  • Battery Life 8
  • Value 9
  • Screen Quality 8
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