large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 Review - Battery and conclusion Review

Sections

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.

Related: Best Smartphones 2016
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.

We test every mobile phone we review thoroughly. We use industry standard tests to compare features properly and we use the phone as our main device over the review period. We’ll always tell you what we find and we never, ever, accept money to review a product.

Find out more about how we test in our ethics policy.

Used as our main phone for the review period

Reviewed using respected industry benchmarks and real world testing

Always has a SIM card installed

Tested with phone calls, games and popular apps

Trusted Score

rating-star rating-star rating-star rating-star rating-star

Score in detail

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

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.