If you're looking for a no-frills smartphone that's light on the wallet, Vodafone's Smart C9 3G has your number.
While the vast majority of smartphones these days come unlocked for use on any mobile network you so choose, network-locked handsets are still quite common in the ultra-budget space. Here, the big three network providers offer a range of prepaid smartphones aimed at folks looking for a simple, no-frills device at an accessible price.
The Vodafone Smart C9 3G is one such phone. A 3G-only handset locked to the Vodafone network, it's a cheap, unremarkable alternative to the pricier smartphones dominating the market.
- 4-inch touch screen
- Android Oreo Go
- Locked to 3G Vodafone network
- 2MP rear-facing camera
- 0.3MP VGA front-facing camera
- A budget processor and 512MB of RAM is what you'd expect at this price
- Android Oreo Go somewhat compensates for the low-powered hardware
- 1,500mAh removable battery
- Promises up to 5 hours of talk time
Pricing and availability
Vodafone Smart C9 3G
Just the basics
Keep communication simple with the affordable Vodafone Smart C9 3G smartphone.
- The Vodafone Smart C9 3G retails for $69 and is available from Big W, Target and Woolworths.
Vodafone Smart C9 specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||4 inches|
|Resolution||480 x 800|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||233|
|Rear camera megapixels||2MP|
|Rear camera aperture size|
|Front camera megapixels||0.3MP|
|Front camera aperture size|
|Dimensions||122.6mm x 64.6mm x 10.85mm|
|Network category speed||N/A|
|Processor||Mediatek MT 6580M|
|Operating system||Android Go|
|External storage support||Up to 128GB|
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