Vodafone 541 3 Stars
Look and feel
The Vodafone 541, with its small, rounded body, and matt gloss styling, fits comfortably in the hand and the pocket.
Ease of use
The budget touch-screen is rather unresponsive and we found it enormously frustrating trying to send a text message.
The Vodafone 541 has the facility to record voice memos, which we found a pretty cool feature for a budget device.
It’s nice to find a customisable home screen and LED control panel on a device in this price range, but the resistive touch-screen and 1.3 megapixel camera were disappointments.
For a device in this price range, we were pleasantly surprised with the 270 minutes of talktime and 380 hours on standby offered by the battery.
- Neat, fun design; touch-screen is decent for the price; home screen has widgets and is customisable.
- Texting is far from user friendly thanks to the sluggish in-screen keyboard.
- Look and Feel 4 Stars
- Ease of use 3 Stars
- Features 3 Stars
- Performance 3 Stars
- Battery life 4 Stars
Final verdict: 3 Stars
Vodafone has made a great attempt at a budget touch-phone; it’s just a shame it lost out on an essential feature for its target market – a decent on-screen keyboard.
Review by Mobile Choice