Affordability is the focal point of the Vodafone 340

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The Vodafone 340 pulls no punches. It offers a simplistic range of functions and features however its overriding benefit is its affordability. Released in November 2009, this handset will generally appeal to either an individual who requires very little functionality or as a second or replacement handset. The phone measures 109 mm x 45 mm wide and is 12 mm thick and only weighs 69 g. This compact and lightweight handset offers a simplistic styling, which is reminiscent of a phone from a different era.

The Vodafone 340 comes with a 1.5 inch TFT display screen, which is colourful in nature and is able to accurately display up to 65,000 colours at a pixel screen size of 120 x 160 pixels. The screen imagery is impressive considering the price band this handset is in.It utilises a central navigation key as its primary means of accessing the features contained within the phone.

A VGA style camera is included within this package and operates at 640 x 480 pixels. The camera is good enough quality to be able to take effective imagery to be displayed on the screen however some may find that if images are printed out the quality is grainy.

Entertainment is provided by an MP3 player which also accepts AAC audio files. In addition an FM radio is provided, which provides a viable alternative to downloaded music files and offers the user the ability to listen to broadcasts from a wide variety of regional and national radio stations.

The handset also comes with a USB port, which is able to be utilised for downloading and synchronisation with a PC as well as GPRS. The standard battery within this unit offers a standby time of up to 270 hours and a talk time of up to 3 hours.

Vibration and MP3 ringtones are able to be utilised on this handset which provides the means to personalise the handset to some degree. A speakerphone for hands-free communication is provided. As expected, a phone book facility with proficient call record function is also included within this phone.

The Vodafone 540 , much like the Vodafone 540 is not a high specification mobile phone. It is a simple yet effective handset which provides limited technology at an affordable price. This phone will appeal to anyone who is looking for a basic but functional mobile phone.

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