Vodafone Smart Tab II arrives in the UK, on Pay monthly as well as Pay as you go
If you’d like to get a brand new 7-inch Android tablet, and for some reason can’t afford paying for it in full – here’s an option for you. If you’re in the UK and are in the aforementioned situation, Vodafone can help. It just announced a new self-branded tablet, the Smart Tab II, made by Lenovo. And the operator is offering this device for £29 upfront if you sign a 24-month contract that costs £20 per month. For that amount of cash, you’ll be getting 2 GB of mobile data allotment every thirty days. It’s also available on Pay as you go for £150.
Needless to say, the Vodafone Smart Tab II comes with mobile data connectivity built-in alongside Wi-Fi. It also has a microSD card slot. And if you desperately, absolutely need either of those – this is probably the best priced decent tablet you can find.
If, however, going at it Wi-Fi-only doesn’t disturb you, nor the lack of microSD expansion or paying £10 more, you should really get a Google Nexus 7 (made by Asus). It’s got specs that are miles better (with the caveats noted above), it’s going to get better software support (including new versions of Android as they’re released), and is all-round the better device.
Then again, give the Smart Tab II a chance if performance really isn’t your thing, or if for some reason you love Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich so much that you don’t want to ever run any other version of the OS (since this tablet will most certainly not be updated to anything newer).
The Vodafone Smart Tab II also has a 1 GHz processor (apparently single-core, yes, in 2012!), a 7-inch 1024×600 touchscreen, 4 GB of built-in storage space, a 2 MP rear camera, a 0.3 MP front-facing camera, and it’s 11.5 mm thick.