HI there, I've got this phone last Oct from Vodacom -Clicks store / South Africa with only R1299.00 = US$190.00. and IT IS IMAZING!!! and I mean it.
I am Mobile phone expert, having my personal experience from Nokia -> Samsung -> Chinese Double-SIMs -> Motorola -> i Mates -> i Phones -> O2 and the VODAFONE 845.
Frankly speaking this phone is MONEY WORTH 110%.
The package is misleading, when you see a cheap box, and you'll never believe that this tiny silly box might include one of the V good quality mobile phone in comparison with it is price.
all of the specific features (Blue-tooth, WiFi, A=GPS, Android) are working perfectly.
even the battery life is good I am charging it full (Using my PC-USB port) and keep using for more than 40Hrs before it turns orange for the battery indicator.
the home page interface is so wonderful, I've choose the weather-clock as a main (very good climate outlook), and then chose other 8 radial applications as short-cut.
the sound s not very strong but who need a nosy phone these days, and it is up to the ring tone you've added, and you can up or down any ring tone before you use it (I am using a converter to change my mp3 rings volumes).
the Android application is so cute, it is a bit slow but I am not n hurry.
you can't not blame or critic this mobile phone by comparing it to i Phone (that is not fair), and to me this mobile phone it better than i Phone (if you consider the size and the prise) which is less than 25% of and decent i Phone mobile .
the contact manager s great and you will be able to organize ring/photo per contact.
the camera is very standard but it is fine if you compare it with the Motorola or Samsung's ones.
the navigation button is one of the great features, but you have to adapt it in to low or normal sensitivity (not Hight) other wise you'll be flaying with the pages - funny.
the office viewer is good - like Nokia's one, but if you want an Edit Edition you need to upgrade!!
the micro-SD card application s so smart, and I have installed 8GB card with no problem at all.
some great features I really Like it:
1- Stand bye (answer green , or Mute red).
2- Calculator: very smart when you rotate the phone when you can make a combined calculations like 12*25(23+5-9) \25 * 234 + (23*567) without the need to stop each time and add this and remove that.
3- many of the i Phone application are available for free at Android Market application.
4- File manager very similar to the OS Symbian ones.
5- Notification bar (top of the screen) for any issue (new sms, missed call, networks, connections, reminders, SD card updates ,,,,etc.
6- Radio and voice recorder are EXIST - who said it does not contain Radio - and working perfectly.
7- Zoom-in, Zoom-out home screen - a wonderful view to the home applications and time-effective shortcuts.
8- for Muslims, Athan application is working 100%.
9- A-GPS working even with the network switched off- but less accurate then.
10- on rotation most of the applications are working n rotating - wide screen - position, it is slow to rotate especially when you play Video but still not too bad.
11- No need for CD/DVD, the PC-SUITE is already included in the phone, and all what you need to do is to Plug it to the PC and follow the simple Installation instructions and that's it.
12- Works like MODEM,,, GREAAAAAAAAAAT feature if you are using SIM as 3G.
I hope this is clear and I hope you'll get one very soon.
Dr. Mohamed Irhuma (cape Town)
Agelos, 28 Oct 2010Very goog!I have it for 2 weeks and not even a bug.100€ for wifi,gps(Navigon works perfect),fm... moreso u've tried this phone and it's good? how's the navigation? is it free? I'm considering buying one but would like an idea of it...
I wanted to buy this phone but just wanted to know few things ?
Does the GPS and Wifi Work fine ? 199NZD sounds really good but wanted to makesure if it is worth that price ?
By the way this phone does have a radio
This phone is a very very good phone, let alone the cheap price. Most apps on the android market are supported, the camera is quite good and the WiFi and 3G Internet are great.
Skype is not currently Supported (1St Nov. 2010)
Price is 99.90 EUR (incl. shipping) in the Vodafone Germany online shop
Steve, 28 Oct 2010Can i play ashalt 5 to this phone?No. Cause the hardware is low spec
Very goog!I have it for 2 weeks and not even a bug.100€ for wifi,gps(Navigon works perfect),fmradio,2.1,live wallpappers,3.2mp and more...
New Zealand Guy!, 27 Oct 2010Just brought this fone for $200 N.Z.Dollars,Here in N.Z. I just love it. Best fone Iv'e ever owned.I got one too, it has some shortcomings such as poor camera and basic LCD with a resistive touchscreen versus a capacitive but for a measly NZD$200 (US$120) it's worth every cent!
Just brought this fone for $200 N.Z.Dollars,Here in N.Z. I just love it. Best fone Iv'e ever owned.
Kev, 08 Sep 2010i went and asked for the market 1.6.apk in Safaricom Meru where i got the phone they did not k... moreWith vodafone 845 you have worldmap on your hand and weather news on where you are and all over the world. Vodafone 845, it's great and gives value for your money as it is user friendly-Read the manual and ensure you understand all.
Why are people slagging this mobile? Maybe they regret paying $500 for a smartphone..
the phone is standard slow but if you root it and overclock it too 600mhz with a custom rom is a very fast phone (i ve done it)
The design is great, it does have a radio. However the battery life is poor since it doesn't close applications when you exit them, they keep running in the backround, you do get Task killers that you can download from android Market.
Nice...very nice and for only 100€ here in Greece.
Value for money phone with best specs
Decided against it. V945 out now. I think Vodaphone has realized the shorcomings and upgraded it into the 945
Julius, 23 Sep 2010Hi VF 845 users, What is your experience on its battery life? Mine hardly lasts a day. Could t... moreHey man
I have one of these too , i've never been happier with a phone os but alas the battery life is dismal.
I just got myself a car charger and a desktop charger solved the problem.