The VFD Smart N8 is a rebranded Alcatel A3 upgraded to Android 7.
The serious design flaw with this handset is that the power button is a third of the way down the right hand side of the phone, about exactly where your right thumb naturally rests when making/ receiving a call. I've lost count the times I've been in mid-call and then accidentally disconnected by inadvertently touching this button. Why not have the end-call button on-screen and the power button out of the way like an iPhone. Other than that I can live with it for the £80 I paid.
I think Vodafone is the best very easy to access I can just do without it . the management teams should continue with there good work . God bless.
The second on I've owned. The first was stolen.
For the price with all the features it unbeatable.
As for it being locked to voda? it's easily unlocked.
My niece looked into phones for me as I am not very good with new devices. She has chosen very well indeed for me.
You can't beat it for the price, I have bought 12 of them for our fleet of drivers.
It's a terrible phone. Terrible. They managed to skip water resistance, and mine has already been water damaged. I'd just buy a Galaxy S5, even if you don't get Android 7.0. Also, this phone is stuck to Vodafone, therefore they put lots of their own bloatware on to the device's 16GB storage. Even then, there is no sign that this phone is getting Android 8.0. Most of the time, the bloatware (especially VF Accessories) takes forever to recompile to work on the latest version.
The performance? It's not so good. It has a low-end MediaTek processor, which is fine for games like opsu! (an open-source version of the already open-source osu!) but in Minecraft, the render distance is limited to... 6 chunks. That's not that much.
Had a galaxy x cover 3 prior. This is better in all aspects except for not being waterproof. 1.5gig of ram was a concern but so far has not been a problem. Camera is better than the xcover in that it is clearer not so blurry. Screen is retina dislay quality and rom at 16gig gives about 10gig free for apps.
Have not been able to unlock the phone since I got it. Have been operating on it with wireless network. Now the screen got broken 2days ago and can't get where to fix it please help me out o
my vodaphone n8 cuts out sound to my callers ,had it sent away 3 times for repair ,alright when it came back then didn't work again after a few days . vodaphone then gave me a new n8 , had it for about 9 days and now this ones done the same thing grrrrr.
First of all, this is a brilliant phone. It has optimal performance and a good battery. I was playing games for 4 hours and it didn't even break a sweat.
Ok. I hear you talk about updates. I just wanna know the quality of the pictures.
Nope, not getting this one. Smart Prime 6 never got an update. Its hardware is only a tiny bit better, but costs more than double. Fingerprint scanner won't save it
Grenouille, 14 Sep 2017Why are people whining so soon about no updates? The phone was only released in June 2017. T... moreWhy people are whining about updates... Based on past experience they will only release 3 security patches, then trash the phone. Smart Prime 6 only got 2 security updates in 2 years. Phone shipped with 5.0.2 in 2015, it's still on that version
Why are people whining so soon about no updates? The phone was only released in June 2017. The N8 I used had an OTA update on 31st of August to 7.0-120FCN1.
Wouldn't get this even if they gave me money to have it. No support, no updates, no nothing.
Please not buy. Firmware download=not, tehnical support=not, product is "alcatel"? Just name alcatel, alcatel romania decline this product. Vodafone ...support have not suuport and have not link to product alcatel. Update...NEVER. please do not buy alcatel, philips, e-boda, allview, prestigio brand. If is vodafone branded, buy zte, qualcomm or other real brand. For example, vodafone smart ultra 6 (zte name is vodafone 995n), firmware, suport and 4 update from android 5.0.1 to 6.0.1
nope, not getting that. Not even the fingerprint scanner can lure me to get another Vodafone, I'd rather get the Galaxy J3.
Twatonk, 14 Jun 2017just realized that Vodafone produced smartphonegood to know.
Oh dear me...part of Smart Ultra 6 touch screen failed after 10 months, preventing part of the keyboard working. Took it to Vodafone for repair, who examined the externals very closely and found NO damage (I always kept in a case covering back and front of phone) before sending for repair. Vodafone now tell me the fix is chargeable (£70+) despite still being well within warranty. This phone is built to a price, as are it's successors (Smart Ultra 7, N8 and on). I wouldn't choose this phone or it's successors if I was buying again...specs good, great when it's working, but simply not robust enough for my real world use. My experience of Vodafone after sales service is worse than disappointing... A 4* phone, with Vodafone after sales customer service feeling more like an abdication than a service