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Nowadays smartphones come in all shapes, colors and sizes. You can find one for just about any price you’re willing to pay. As such we’ve come to wonder if some internet-enabled phones should really be called smartphones at all, what with all the trouble getting their negligible RAM to perform basic functions!

I’m happy to inform you that the pocket-friendly Vodafone SsabaSimu, the “innos M34T” doesn’t make the list of the mind bogglingly slow, unimpressive excuses for smartphones. When you pick up the super slim SabaSiimu from the Vodafone store, your wallet won’t be the only thing smiling. Here’s why;

Unboxing
The box, at purchase contains a 5.0V-1A charger, multi-purpose USB cable, 3.5 mm Headset jack, a couple of Quick start guides and a slim 4.5” long “innos” handset  to get you off to a great start.

General Specs

Display: 4.5 inches, Resolution:450 x 854 pixels (240 dpi)

Operating System: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Network: GSM/WCDMA/LTE Band

Memory: 8GB ROM, 1GB RAM, Micro SD Slot expandable up to 32GB

Battery Capacity: – 1800mAh

Band: GSM: 900/1800 WCDMA: 900/2100 LTE:Band3/7/20

CPU: 1.2GHz quad-core Processor (MSM Qualcomm)

Camera: 5 MP back Camera with flash, 2 MP front Camera without Flash.

Data: GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 3.75G, 4G LTE

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Performance
It’s bright, that screen and it’s beautiful. The SsabaSimu has a very clean feel, a really bright screen even out in the bright sub-Saharan Africa sun, you’re covered! The screen is wide and long enough to support most of your favorite games, with an appreciable resolution.

The SsabaSimu makes clear voice calls with an adjustable volume for both the earpiece and clear speaker-phone. You’ll hardly have to adjust positioning of the phone in order to catch what the person on the other line is saying to you.

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The SsabaSmu is running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop which gives you an easier and more fluid experience browsing through the phone and switching between applications with minimum cases of hang-time or slow responses. The interfaces have been untouched and will need some work and personalization with your favorite Apps to pimp the stock Android surfaces.

Camera
The 5 megapixel back camera takes decent images especially with day light and enhances night pictures with a  flash. The phone has a 2 Megapixel front phone camera that’s quite impressive. Say hello to Snapchat any time! Here’s what expect.

Battery Life
This little beauty will carry you well through your 20-hour day on regular functions such as calls, FM radio, and minimal internet usage of about 4 to 5 applications and even tether the rest of your crew to your data package if you like. You don’t have much to worry about or even scrum around searching for power banks as is the case for all things “smart” nowadays. This is a huge plus for the SsabaSimu!

What’s even more interesting is that this phone when left alone will fully for no more than three (3) hours to give you six (6) times as much battery life.

Internet Connectivity
The SabaSiimu boasts a 4G LTE network connectivity, when you can find it and it’s quite brilliant! 3G and 2G connections work just as well, just as long as it’s not loaded with Apps you’re really never going to use, its processing speed shouldn’t take you on a journey of patience and longsuffering.

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Value for Money
The Innos M34T or more popularly known as Vodafone’s SabbaSimu is arguably an entry level smartphone but definitely gives you value for your money. Going for Ugshs 299,000/- only at  all Vodafone stores, you’ll arm yourself with a 4G LTE connection on a relatively low budget.

What we like 

  1. Long Battery Life
  2. Slim body
  3. Price

What we don’t like

  1. Low phone storage
  2. Low RAM (Lousy processing speed)
  3. Inconsistent 4G Connectivity