This week’s Coles catalogue has a couple of Android specials available to purchase from today.
The mobiles available are the Telstra prepaid Huawei Y530 that comes with a bonus $20 Google Play gift card and the Vodafone Prepaid Smart 4 Mini 3G that, according to the Vodafone website,comes with 3 Months Spotify Premium. The Spotify Premium subscription is worth $12 per month, so long as you activate your Vodafone SIM before February 1st and redeem your Spotify code by February 7th.
Spec wise, both devices aren’t going to win any awards, however given the price and bonus items, they are still worthy of consideration if you are after an entry level Android device.
So lets have a look at the specs of both devices, Starting with the Telstra Huawei Y530, which as you can gather will be locked to the Telstra network :
- 4.5 FWVGA Display (480 x 854)
- 1.2GHz Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 with Adreno 302 GPU
- 512 MB RAM
- 4GB Memory, Expandable to 32GB via MicroSD
- 5 MP Rear Camera, VGA Front Facing
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth V4.0
- 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 850/1900/2100 MHz
- Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
- Dimensions: 132.5 × 67 × 9.3 @ 134 grams
Next is the Vodafone branded Smart 4 Mini 3G. Again, this unit is very likely locked to the Vodafone network, so take that into consideration.
- 4.0″ WVGA TFT Display (480 x 800)
- 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 Dual-core Mediatek MT6572 CPU
- Mali-400 GPU
- 512 MB RAM
- 4GB Storage, expandable to 32GB via mircoSD
- 3.15 MP rear camera only
- WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G: 900 / 2100
- Android 4.2.2
- 121.6 x 64.4 x 12.3 mm @ 117g
The major downside on the software front is that both phones are running older versions of Android. Updates to the OS are not likely to occur, although it would be nice.
The bonus’ alone for either phone could be the tipping point for purchasing, so if you’re in need of a low-end phone then these could be a good option. The Coles sale starts today and runs for 1 week only at your local Coles, so you might want to contact them to see if they have any stock available.