Vodafone beef up 4G smartphone line-up with the Xperia Z1, Galaxy S4 and Lumia 1020

James O'Malley Android, Cameras, Gadgets, Windows Phone 8 Leave a Comment

Vodafone’s 4G offering recently launched here in the UK and the network have just announced the addition of three new phones to the 4G ready line-up that will be particularly enticing if you’re into photography.

Xperia Z1

The Sony Xperia Z1 is a powerful beast – sporting a 2.2ghz Snapdragon process. It has a 20 megapixel camera with a 27mm wide angle lens – and get this, unlike the new iPhone 5S – it is actually waterproof, up to a depth of 1m. And you can get one for free on contract for the, er, bargain basement price of £47/month for two years.

It’s joined by the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom (click the link to read Chris’s review!), a phone with a massive camera lens bolted on that’ll be attractive to any photographers with it’s 10x optical zoom.

Xperia Z1

Completing the set is the Nokia Lumia 1020, which instead runs on Windows Mobile. Available in either yellow or black, this has an astonishing 41 megapixel camera on board with a fancy Carl Zeiss lens and all that. (Stay tuned for our full review of the phone on TechDigest soon!)

The Lumia will also set you back £47/month, but Vodafone are sweetening the deal by extending a free Spotify subscription or free Sky Sports to 4G customers with these phones.

So if you’re a photographer looking for a new phone, it might be best to focus on these handsets. I’m so sorry.

By James O'Malley | September 27th, 2013