It’s release was announced at the start of this year and now the wait is over for iDECT's Android-enabled Home Phone – the Smart 64. Heralded by iDECT as the world’s smartest homephone; the Smart 64 was designed to be used for much more than just making and receiving calls.


First impressions

It was never going to achieve the same ‘wow’ factor as Gigaset’s SL930A in terms of design, and clearly some expense has been spared for the packaging and user manual (substance over style) but thankfully this is not the case with the handset. The overall look and feel of the Smart 64 is very good; the 4.0” TFT LCD colour display is comfortable to use and the multi-touch (5 Fingers) capacitive touchscreen is very responsive. Android users will feel at home with the Smart 64 interface and be able to set up the home screen in no time with favourite apps and widgets.

Notable features

  • Android OS 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Screen: 4.0” TFT LCD, WVGA , 800 x 480 pixel
  • Capacitive multi touch (5 Fingers)
  • ARM dual core cortex A7 @ 1.3 GHz
  • Application download
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0 (Data transfer from to mobile phone)
  • VGA front camera for video calls
  • 3.5mm headset socket
  • Micro SD-card slot for up to 32GB SDHC
  • Micro USB (2.0)

A full review will follow later this week after some thorough testing, and playing around with the features. Pre-orders have been shipped out today, and all new orders placed before 3pm will be picked and packed the same day.