smartphonesshop.com.au - In a time where there are more phones than people, we’re spoiled for choices when it comes to devices. But in between Pro, Max and Ultra variants, it can be confusing trying to decide between that shiny Samsung or Pristine iPhone with a plan that suits it well. Whatever your preference, check out Vodafone’s offerings that will please everybody from those looking for a simple mid-range to a powerful all-rounder!
Keep it Professional
The iPhone 12 Pro sits perfectly in between the standard and Pro Max variants, offering top-notch specs with fantastic value. For many of you, the name “iPhone” is all you’ll need to be convinced, but either way, this year’s version of the iPhone brings impressive features to the table alongside that Apple touch we’ve grown to love over the years. Its inclusion of Dolby Vision is going to turn many of you into film producers, allowing the creation of cinematic quality videos. The addition of Night Mode also means that you won’t have to worry about environmental lighting for that perfect picture. You’ll find plenty to love about its solid build, with a stainless steel finish, iP68 water resistance and Ceramic Shield which Apple claims is tougher than any smartphone glass. Its A14 Bionic chip is certainly nothing to scoff at, being currently the fastest chip in a smartphone, capable of 11 trillion operations per second. Yes, you read that correctly. To put it in much simpler terms, you’ll be doing everything you normally do on your smartphone much, much faster with the iPhone 12 Pro. On the topic of speed, there’s also a little thing called 5G as part of the iPhone 12 Pro’s strengths, offering speeds of up to 3Gbps! In other words, your massive downloads will be finished before you finish reading this paragraph. But then again, what’s the point of having all that speed when you don’t even have the right plan for it? For the iPhone 12 Pro 128GB, you can get a fantastic plan from Vodafone which includes unlimited calls, SMS and data with a whopping 100GB at max speed for only $92.19 per month over 36 months. Get ready to stream like never before.
For: The budding professional photographer who loves Apple.
Available in: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue.
Storage: 128GB and 256GB.
Our Pick: $92.19 total per month with Vodafone over 36 months. Unlimited data at 100GB max speed and unlimited calls/texts, 128GB storage. Available at our stores.
The days where a Mid-range device was something that you’d use when your flagship was being repaired are now finally over, with both Apple and Samsung redefining what a mid-range can be. We’ve raved heaps over how impressed we were with the iPhone SE 2020, but now it’s Samsung’s time to shine with the Galaxy A51, one of the best mid-range devices we’ve ever seen. Samsung’s descriptions of the A51’s features are truly intriguing, as there’s a display without a bezel intruding, an eye-popping 6.5" Infinity-O Display with Super AMOLED technology and a gorgeous design comprising of a gloss finish. The photographer within you will also be delighted to hear that the A51 includes four powerful cameras, with an ultra-wide lens thrown into the mix to capture every detail. That’s not all though, if you want to capture those minute details perfectly, the Macro camera captures the entire picture, literally! With a 4000mAh battery and 15W Super Fast Charging as part of the package, you’ll always have enough juice for that selfie. The A51’s speeds are plenty to write home about as well, including an Octa-core processor alongside 6GB of RAM. If you’re ready to be blown away by a mid-range that makes you feel like you’re using a flagship, Vodafone has a plan for the Galaxy A51 where you get unlimited calls, SMS and data at 50 GB max speed for only $43.29 over 36 months. At a price like that, this flagship… we meant mid-range device is an absolute steal. There's a reason the A51 was the world's number one selling Android smartphone at the beginning of this year!
For: Those who want an affordable Galaxy device that barely makes compromises
Available in: Black
Storage: 128GB, expandable up to 512GB.
Our Pick: $43.29 total per month with Vodafone over 36 months. Unlimited data at 50GB max speed and unlimited calls/texts, 128GB storage. Available at our stores.
Google’s Pixel phones have certainly become a much more solid offering, and we have to say that the Pixel 5 really shows how much they’ve refined their recipe. It’s easy to get lost in all the Apple and Samsung variants but dig a little deeper and you’ll see that the Pixel 5 is more than worthy of a look. As outlined by Google, there’s a vibrant 6.0” bezel-less screen on offer that goes up to a buttery smooth 90Hz, alongside a water-resistant metal body that should cater to the clumsiest of us. Selfie addicts and food bloggers will find the Pixel 5’s camera impressive, with an ultra-wide lens for the full picture combined with Night Sight and HDR+ which should make your photos look mesmerising regardless of the lighting or the environment. One noteworthy aspect would have to be the HD Duo Screen Share, which makes video calls more immersive than ever and as Google describes it, just like sitting in the same room, certainly useful for these times! Of course, there’s no point of fancy features if there isn’t enough power under the hood to make the most of it. For that, we’re pleased to say that the Pixel 5 comes with a generous 8GB of RAM plus an Octa-core processor, with a fast-charging battery and even an Extreme Battery Saver mode, allowing your device’s juice to resemble the battery life of older Nokia phones (maybe not that much) with up to 48 hours of battery life! Top that off with 5G capabilities and you have one of the most impressive smartphone releases this year. If you’re convinced (and why wouldn’t you be), Vodafone has a superb plan for the Pixel 5, with unlimited calls, SMS and data with 100GB at max speed, for a total of $72.75 per month over 36 months. It’s pixel perfect as they’d say!
For: Those who want a sleek flagship that isn’t an iPhone or a Galaxy.
Available in: Black and Green.
Our Pick: $72.75 total per month with Vodafone over 36 months. Unlimited data at 100GB max speed and unlimited calls/texts, 128GB storage. Available at our stores.
The Perfect OPPOtunity
You’ve probably realised by now our love of puns, and with the Oppo Find X2 Lite 5G, it’s the ideal opportunity to see just how well other brands can be. Oppo’s Find X2 Lite certainly isn’t light on the features, with a beautiful 6.4” OLED screen that shines brightly even in the sun. Those of you who just can’t get their videos right will fall in love with the Find X2 Lite’s Ultra Steady Video 2.0, which should prove quite useful for taking videos while you’re moving fast. The Find X2 Lite also hates the dark ruining images, so much that it introduces not one but two modes for taking images in poorly lit conditions, called Ultra Night Mode and Ultra Dark Mode, ensuring you’ll never take a bad picture again. A powerful Snapdragon 765G processor powers the Find X2 Lite, alongside 8GB of Ram for the most demanding activities with 5G thrown in for the ultimate in connectivity. If you’re ready to seize the OPPOtunity (sorry we just had to), Vodafone has a Find X2 Lite plan which includes unlimited calls, SMS and data with 60GB at max speed, for a total of $57.80 per month over 36 months. We’ll refrain from making another pun.
For: Those who really hate the dark and want an affordable, well-rounded alternative to an iPhone or a Galaxy.
Available in: White
Our Pick: $57.80 total per month with Vodafone over $36 months. Unlimited data at 60GB max speed and unlimited calls/texts, 128GB storage. Available at our stores.
We hope that with this guide you’ll have a better understanding of what kinds of devices with plans you can get from Vodafone. It’s been a tough year, but there’s heaps of devices and plans that are set to make it that little bit better. For everything to do with your device, stay tuned to our Smart Blogs!