Know Safaricom’s Neon Phone model and manufacturer

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Safaricom's Neon phone

For the keen readers, listeners an TV viewers, you might be familiar with Safaricom’s NEON phone. The specifications are in public domain but what many still can’t figure out is the company that manufactures(d) it.

Neon phone  has the following features:
> 3.5″ Touchscreen
> 2 Megapixel rear camera, NO front Camera.
> OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat®
> Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM radio.
> RAM 512MB and processor 1.0GHz dual core.
Those are the essentials for now.

However as opposed to the information on display, its Internal memory is 2GB and NOT 4GB but expandable to 32GB with the memory card slot under the  1400mAh battery.


Applications Outlook.

As you see, it comes pre installed with all Google apps.

For the keen eyes, or those who have gone through the phone’s information, (see screenshot above) it has model number VF685 and a google search on it will give you its make. The Neon phone is a rebrand of Vodafone Smart Kicka VF685.
This is how it looks like in your browser while on  Facebook.

Message: Instal Facebook on your Smart Kicka...

Now for those who were wondering and even tried googling NEON PHONE to get to know its manufactures, then its known to you.

Neon phone is Vodafone Smart Kicka VF685.


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Comments (20)


  2. Does the neon smartphone has a front camera for selfies?

  3. my vodaphone lost memory after only two months.what could be the problem?

  4. am i be able to buy it with my bonga points?

  5. its a good phone indeed i need one can i knw the price please{thank you safaricom for solving our problems through that smart phone}

  6. I dont find a camera app on my smartkicka. I cant find it even in app settings. I dont know what happened. I even tried resetting it.

  7. How much is the tablet?

  8. is it 4g enabled

  9. You are not helping.i need you to track it not tell how to track it please help i really need to find that phone or else i will never buy another phone

  10. The internal memory is devided into two…the extra 2GB not shown is to cater for the installation of user applications

  11. what bluetooth version does it have?

  12. am trying to find firmware for the latest neon smart kicka, which could be its equivalent?

  13. Hi, going by the announcement by WhatsApp to shut certain phone models by 1st January 2018,will the Safaricom Neon otherwise called Vodafone 685 be affected by this move?Kindly advice further.

  14. my neon kicks has crushed WhatsApp ,you can I do to restart it, please help?

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