The Smooth comes in quite an underwhelming design, which shouldn’t bother those on the lookout for basic functionality and low pricing. The phone comes in an ever-so-slightly metallic graphite blue faceplate, and has a backside of muted black. Its 1-inch small color screen decks up the outer shell, while a camera lens rests just above that.
The external screen of the Smooth displays your choice of wallpaper, while the features like the date, time, service bars, battery meter are shown by default. Plus, it offers support for photo caller ID info, and works as a self-portrait viewfinder.
When the Smooth is flipped open, a standard alphanumeric keypad is in front of you with large, easy-to-press buttons. The navigation array includes a 5-way toggle with 2 soft keys, a central OK button, a clear/back key and Talk and End/power controls. These alongside the clear-cut onscreen interface make the Smooth quite easy-to-use.
Plus, on the left side, you will find a dedicated volume toggle, while, on the right spine, there are speakerphone buttons and a dedicated camera. At the very same place, you’ll also find a 2.5-mm headset jack and a charging port for the phone.
The internal display of the Smooth also doesn’t look imposing at 1.9 inches, though it does the job. Also, you can fine-tune the dial font, but no option is available to increase the text of menu options. On the plus side, the interface can be fiddled with in many other ways. Last but not least, you can also fully control the backlight for both the keypad and display.