MTN Steppa versus Vodafone Smart 4 Mini

Baxteen

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I am glad the comparison was done, its pretty clear none of these phones should be bought unless you are seriously hard up for a cheap phone, the low cost is a saving grace, but I think there are better second hand options for the same price tag.
 

Nether

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I am glad the comparison was done, its pretty clear none of these phones should be bought unless you are seriously hard up for a cheap phone, the low cost is a saving grace, but I think there are better second hand options for the same price tag.

But are there second hand options in volume for the masses?
 

siraman

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Personally,I'd rather break my R1K psychological price barrier for a cheap smart phone and get this instead of THAT Vodafone Smart 4 mini WITHOUT WI-FI. Seriously Vodacom,this is nothing but a scam to fleece customers out of their hard earned money by forcing them to mobile data and the dreaded OOB for a smartphone experience.

http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=6115

As I commented in another thread,I'm in the market to buy my son a smartphone and the Smart 4 seemed a good deal until the wi-fi issue, so it means just another month's wait for him so I can put up the difference between it and the Acer from Orange.

http://store.orange.com/za/mobile-phones/sim-free-phones/acer-liquid-z4-duo-black-258765/

http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=6115&idPhone2=6295

Any other suggestions?I've raised the budget now to R1.5K.
 

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Where do you buy the MTN steppa? Can't seem to find anyone who actually sells the thing
 

LCBXX

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That MTN Steppa is to be avoided at all costs. What apps will you be able to install, let alone run, on that POS? Get a cheap LG Optimus or HTC somewhere for the same money and keep your sanity.
 

sajunky

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Modem is outdated. If modem is primary issue (for WiFi hotspot by example), get HSPA+ 21Mbps modem with Huawei Y220 R450.
 
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pratlou

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Bought Huawei Y220 I regret for buying it so useless like a numb thumb. Cant install new apps like FNB bamking app nor latest instagram. It runs on Android 2.3.6 old oS.
 

Raphael123

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The Huawei Y220 does not seem to be upgradable to jellybean & the MTN steppa is also not upgradable so I would avoid these handsets as they would not be able to run many apps (instagram etc.) I also checked on XDA forums and there is little to no support even in updated roms.

The Smart 4 mini & Acer seem much better buys. As pricepoint is the important factor here then the Smart 4 Mini but if you can squeeze out the extra moola then the Acer is a good purchase. I see there is support for it on XDA forums with customizable Roms.
 

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For a R100 man you could get the Huawei Y300 with micro-SD card.
 

Wayne2k

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FNB and instagram supported on the mtn steppa 2.3.5os
The play store dosnt block those apps.

What versions are u trying to install.
 
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