Vodafone has very kindly sent over the Vodafone Smart V8 following a small private launch in the London last week. A phone aimed squarely at the business arena the Smart V8 features decent specs to get you through the day but more importantly should also appeal to the broader market. The ZTE built phone features an attractive and premium feel with the metal exterior and smooth metallic sidelines. Having already released their good looking and wallet friendly Vodafone Smart N8 we are expecting some good things from the Smart V8 as the predecessor, the Smart Ultra 7, was a bit of mixed bag.

Customers can purchase the Vodafone Smart V8 for just £160 Pay as you go when bought with a £10 Big Value Bundle, or £23 per month which includes unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 1GB of data.


Operating System – Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 MSM8940, Octa-core, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU – Adreno 505
Display – IPS, 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 px, Multitouch
RAM – 3 GB
Internal storage – 32 GB
External storage – microSD
Front camera – 8 MP
Rear camera – 16 MP, 4608 x 3456 px, autofocus Dual LED flash
GSM –  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Mobile network – 2G / 3G / 4G
WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth – v4.2, A2DP
FM radio
USB – microUSB 2.0
Audio – 3.5 mm jack
Battery – Li-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable

This video contains three images taken on the Smart V8’s camera. I have attached the images below for reference as Youtube’s encoding of the video can degrade the quality:

For more information, check out Vodafone’s website and stay tuned for a review inside the next fortnight.