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.
The Netphone 701 is based on the ZTE Blade and for a rather handy phone, it comes in a big box.
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?
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.
Opening the back cover of the phone reveals a 2GB micro SD already included.
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:
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 @ 480Ã—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