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Unboxing the Smart Netphone 701

We finally got our hands on Smart’s upcoming Android phone, the Netphone 701, to play with. This phone is supposed to attract non-smartphone users to go Android with Smart with its friendly price and additional features not found in other smartphones.

Smart Netphone 701

The Netphone 701 is based on the ZTE Blade and for a rather handy phone, it comes in a big box.

Smart Netphone 701

At the back of the box you would see some key features mainly a Social Stream app based on SmartNet, a Netphone messenger allowing you to chat with other Netphone users for free, Yahoo! and Facebook chat, Android Froyo and auto software update.

What’s inside the Smart Netphone 701 box?

Smart Netphone 701

Neatly packaged is the phone, the battery, microUSB cable, power adapter, earphones and a Smart prepaid SIM card. You can still use your own Smart SIM to link your number to this phone though.

Smart Netphone 701

Opening the back cover of the phone reveals a 2GB micro SD already included.

Smart Netphone 701

If you’ve used an Android phone before, you know that it will ask you for your Google Account once you powered it up for the first time. Same thing here but it will also ask for your SmartNet account or ask you to sign up for one.

We’ll give you more info about how this SmartNet works in actuality and the performance of this phone on a proper review these coming days.

Here are a couple more shots of the Smart Netphone 701:

Smart Netphone 701 Smart Netphone 701

The Smart Netphone will be publicly available this coming Saturday, September 10 for only Php9,990 for a prepaid kit. Visit the Netphone site to know more about this phone as well as other plans and pricing.

Smart Netphone 701 specs:

  • 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset
  • 3.5″³ LCD display @ 480×800 pixels
  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Adreno 200 GPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps; HSUPA 5.76Mbps
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
  • 3MP autofocus camera
  • FM radio tuner
  • GPS w/ aGPS support
  • Li-Ion battery 1250mAh
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  • Pinoy Persuasion

    This phone was the ZTE Orange way back, and it has the best reviews in most Western tech sites.

    I’ve been waiting for it for ages, but I already bought myself a Galaxy Ace which is more expensive, but worth it, anyway!

    • It’s nice that youv chosen the galaxy ace over the netphone (a.k.a.) zte blade cos you have the ffg advantages:

      Much more standby time 26,7 days vs 9 days Around 3x more standby time, less frequent charging

      Much more talk time of 11 hours vs 4 hours Around 3x more talk time per battery charge

      Much newer bluetooth support 3,0 vs 2,1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices

      Has an assisted GPS

      Higher resolution camera at 5 MP vs 3 MP Take photos with around 70% more detail for larger prints

      Faster processor at 800 MHz vs 600 MHz means More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 30% faster)

      Slightly lighter at 113g vs 130g

  • cool tech…. i posted a galaxy in my web…. care to visit it?
    thanks looking forward

  • Griswold

    Please let us know din sa review mo yung quality ng phone. alam mo naman mga tao alangan sa mga china phones.

  • angel

    its very sad that this phone will only now be release on our shores! it has the best review! if you want stability and performance! Go for this phone! it fits in the budget! if it this release along with Optimus One Last December! this will be Hit In PH! and O1 will be left alone…. well its never too late for this device to hit! this is insanely good device at a lower price! downside, only 1250 maH of Power only! but that will be offset by the performance of it! this will be a best buy!