By now you’ve probably already heard about the Smart Netphone 701. This phone is Smart Communication’s newest offering, marrying a reasonably priced Android smartphone with an ecosystem called the SmartNet, a social hub where users can enjoy mobile social networking, instant messaging, and a suite of Android apps and widgets. What you get from the Smart Netphone 701, therefore, are unique features like the Smart Inbox, IM, Social Stream and Smart Center.
The Netphone 701 hardware is the ZTE Blade in other countries and if you’re already familiar with this handset, its essentially the same in design and specs, but what Smart did different with the Netphone 701 is the customization of the Android OS. The Smart Netphone is available on prepaid for P9,900. For postpaid accounts, the Netphone is free at Plan 1200. Access to SmartNet services is still free until December but this could be extended according to Smart.
Here are the hardware specs of the Smart Netphone 701.
Smart Netphone 701 Specifications
- 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset
- 3.5″ LCD display with 480×800 resolution
- 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
If you want to see what’s inside the packaging of the Smart Netphone 701, watch my unboxing video below.