Vodafone’s £300 iPhone rival is now on sale – free VR headset included

In the market for a high-end phone that doesn’t cost the earth? Well, we’ve got some good news for you.

The Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 is now on sale, giving you the opportunity to bag a respectable iPhone 6S rival, but for less. Announced just last week, the Smart Platinum 7 is the first proper flagship to come out of Vodafone HQ.

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7

The handset is available for £295 on Pay-As-You-Go, or from £28 per month (with a £20 upfront fee) on a Vodafone Red 1GB Bundle, which includes unlimited texts, unlimited minutes, 1GB of UK data, and 500MB of inclusive roaming.

Better still, if you pick up the Smart Platinum 7, you’ll also get a free Vodafone-branded virtual reality headset – the Vodafone Smart VR. It’s a little bit like Samsung’s Gear VR, insofar as you dock your phone in the headset to function as a display.

Buy Now: Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 at Vodafone for £295

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7

The Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 sports a 5.5-inch 2K display (543 pixels per inch), and a premium glass/metal design. It’s got two cameras – 16- and 8-megapixels – plus a fingerprint scanner on the rear. All this is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 processor, while juice is supplied by a hefty 3,000mAh battery.

There’s only one storage option available (32GB), but there’s a microSD slot that supports memory cards up to 128GB. It’s got Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology too, and supports 4G/LTE connections. The final important point to make is that it runs on Google’s latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. Huzzah!

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7

“What makes the Smart Platinum 7 special?,” writes Vodafone. “Pretty much everything. It’s been lovingly designed around a smorgasbord of top tier specs, allowing it to capably rub shoulders with the big boys in terms of power, while more than looking the part to boot.”

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