The Vodafone 540 provides a simple yet affordable handset

By: phones_limited | Posted: 10th February 2010

The Vodafone 540 is an impressively simple yet functional mobile phone, which from a style point of view would be best described as functional. Recently released, this particular unit has dimensions of 109 mm x 47 mm wide, whilst only being 11 mm thick. In relative terms, this handset is in stark contrast to many of the high specification mobile phones currently available on the market, however that is not the premise of this particular handset, which is in fact simplicity, ease of use and affordability.

The Vodafone 540 provides a 2.0 inch TFT display screen that is both colourful and expressive. The display screen offers effervescent colour reproduction by virtue of its capability to display 65,000 colours within the confines of a 176 x 220 pixel screen size. Vibration and ring alert types are both included as standard, with the ability to make use of MP3 ringtones. The handsets built in speakerphone offers hands free communication which is a useful feature. The phone comes with an impressive phone book that can retain up to 500 entries. The photo call feature, which has grown in popularity, is also included. The handset call records feature retains the last 20 dialled, received and missed calls for viewing as and when required.

Entertainment is provided by means of an MP4/MP3 player and FM radio. The media player supports all major audio and video file formats, whilst the FM radio provides an alternative to downloaded music, and the ability to listen to a wide array of radio stations. The handset also comes with a selection of games.

The phones internal memory is set at 8 MB however this can be significantly increased by making use of the integrated microSD card slot which offers memory expansion up to 4 GB. The phone provides class 10 GPRS as its primary means of connectivity. The integrated 2.0 megapixel camera offers effective snapshot capability and also provides the alternative of video capture.

The 540 Vodafone is an effective handset, whose aim is simple and uncluttered usage. It achieves this aim with distinction, as it provides an effective mobile phone, which although containing limited technology, offers features which are sufficient for its needs.

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