I'm def going to order this phone tomorrow! Apart from battery, sounds excellent!:)
dannyd, 08 Nov 2010Phone works fine , battery does die down quick . But overall phone is good. On the first day... moreBattery is terrible. 2.5 hours GPS (perfect reception) and battery is dead. It takes 6 hours GPS to kill N97's battery. N97 is available at around 150 bucks on eBay.
Bought it in the U.S. 3 weeks ago. Love it!
Disabling auto-sync has a big impact on extending
battery life (10% power level drop vs. 30% drop overnight while I sleep).
Great phone at a great price. Have used other smartphones prior to using this one, I must say the shear availability of the Android Apps make this phone more powerful than any.
As for the battery life, it all depends on the use of the extras - bluetooth, Wifi and GPS. The less you have running, the longer the battery life.
Phone works fine , battery does die down quick .
But overall phone is good. On the first day it didnt send messages and i couldnt call for some reason. So i had to restart it.
Slowly learning how to use this phone.Its still new in NZ so there arent many accessories for it like a proper vodafone 845 case.If anyone knows please let me know.
Quite a light phone as well , might break if falls on a hard surface.
BOBO, 23 Oct 2010Guys i need help,i dont know the way to send music with bluetooth?when selecting the song u are sending u have to hold press it and hold it down on the touchscreen. Only then will a window pop up to share.
dannyd, 04 Nov 2010just wondering did you buy this in NZ ? YES, bought in New Zealand less than a week ago.
Julius, 23 Sep 2010Hi VF 845 users, What is your experience on its battery life? Mine hardly lasts a day. Could t... moreYES, my phone is the same..i chrged it 3 times in a day when i got it trying out all the stuff on it..i am a lil disappointed now and i am looking the Google to try and sourse a longer battery life otherwise i might sell it and cut my losses...its a great phone otherwise but who designed a weak battery on it?
Dr. Mohamed, 05 Nov 2010Hi, I have to admit the I am not a HEAVY cell phone user, but I am using it like the vast majo... moreThanks for the reply.Your comments really helped me decide. I have bought that phone now.
i dont if im being a pain. But i was trying to send my pic via bluetooth to this phone but it asks for password. I dont even have a password ? Would you know what i have to do. Usuyally in normal phones i had was to either accept or decline but this didnt have that option.
dannyd, 04 Nov 2010This sounds really good .Just one thing bothers me is that the comment after you. The person s... moreHi, I have to admit the I am not a HEAVY cell phone user, but I am using it like the vast majorities, am charging the V845 once every 2 days, but one heavy use (like using GPS for 45min, more than 30min calls, email browsing 3G, Internet serving WiFi for 20 min) you need to charge it by the end of the day.
some people said that the charge is different between plugging it into elec. socket or via USB, I use the last and have no problem.
well, f you're a HEAVY cell user, or might be in Urge need for call and you're afraid of being with dead battery, my advise it to have a (Car 12V USB adapter), by that you'll charge it while you're navigating with GPS or listening to Music.
The battery is Good man, I can't sad Perfect, but it is good.
This sounds really good .Just one thing bothers me is that the comment after you. The person says they had to charge like 2 or 3 times in a day . how often do you charge your phone?
Dr. Mohamed, 03 Nov 2010HI there, I've got this phone last Oct from Vodacom -Clicks store / South Africa with only R12... moreThis sounds really good .Just one thing bothers me is that the comment after you. The person says they had to charge like 2 or 3 times in a day . how often do you charge your phone?
I am trying out this new Vodafone 845 which i bought yesterday..you have to get used to its makeup as i havent tried a smartphone before but at $199 i thought it would save me saving a grand for the others around..for the price its quite good BUT i will say one thing against it and that is it drains the battery quite quickly..i charged it up twice yesterday but already its going to have to be charged again tonight even tho i havent used it that much..is there any heavier duty batteries that can be bought for it?
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