Netphone 701: Power smartphone at a delightful price

Smart's Netphone 701

If you’ve always wanted a smartphone but think they’re too expensive, fret not because there’s now a full-featured touchscreen smartphone from wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) that costs only P4,999. What’s more — it comes pre-loaded with SmartNet, a suite of easy-to-use, free-of-charge social networking apps.

Smart’s Netphone 701, a touchscreen smartphone running on Android – the world’s most popular mobile
device operating system, offers more value than other full-featured, highly-customizable and Internet-capable smartphones in the market today.

Powered by Android 2.2, users can install gaming, productivity, entertainment, information and utility apps onto
the phone, for free, from the Android Market. Being an Android device, the Netphone 701 can access and back up a user’s data online, browse the Web and use features and services that require constant connection to the Internet.

The hardware of the Netphone 701 likewise puts it at par with the best of them. Its 600-MHz processor allows apps to load quicky and flawlessly, and the 3.2-megapixel camera with editing features captures the best moments of one’s life. Its 800×480 pixels display resolution allows clear video playback on its 3.5-inch capacitive,
multitouch, AMOLED touchscreen.

The difference is in SmartNet

While similar to other devices, what sets the Netphone 701 apart is that it comes pre-loaded with SmartNet. This home-grown service allows users to chat, search and add contacts from the cloud, check their Facebook and Twitter social stream without switching applications, post online updates, and much more, for free.

Created specifically for emerging markets, SmartNet touts the ‘Safe Browse’ feature, which keeps other applications outside SmartNet from accessing the Web in the background – taking away the risk of bill shock, or incurring unexpected data charges.

With the Philippines now known as the ‘social networking capital’ of the world – with almost the entire online population actively and deeply engaged in Facebook and Twitter — the Netphone 701 is truly the smartphone for the Internet-savvy, highly social, yet budget-conscious Pinoy.

With all those features, the Netphone 701 surprises with its cost of P4,999 for a prepaid kit – a delightful deal for an Android-powered handset.

The Netphone 701 is available at all Smart Stores nationwide, for both prepaid and postpaid. It is also available at Smart’s online store (, which offers free nationwide delivery for all orders up to June 30, 2012. For more information about the Netphone 701, visit