Terrible Phone. steer clear. The back camera lens glass cracked in the first week. And this voided my Vodafone Ireland warranty when the main circuit board failed after 6 months. And Vodafone Ireland and their repair contractors won't confirm the reason for the main board failure so I can't claim on my insurance as they need a reason for the cause of loss.
Steer clear of Vodafone Ireland
For me its an hidden gem.
Front facing stereo speakers, QuadHD OLED display, ARM A-72 cores for fast single-thread performance, fingerprint sensor, 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM. One cannot find many devices with these caracteristics. (doubt me? go on phone finder and activate "OLED display, stereo speakers and fingerprint sensor". Spoiler: there's only 15 devices.)
The build quality is good, feels like a premium device when holding and using.
The OS is clean, almost vannila android.
The downsides: not so premium cameras and OS doesn't upgrade.
For the price this device is unmatched. BlackBerry DTEK60 is a good alternative, packing the same features but for an higher price.
PS: I might be lucky since im not experiencing any battery problems that other people complain.
Worst phone I've ever had, camera is poor quality, has to be turned on and off to change over from WiFi to mobile data, slightest knock and it cracks. Got this phone based on reviews from tech geek sites on contract 12 months ago and it fell off the sofa onto wooden floor and smashed into a million pieces, so had to go back to old phone. Trust me this phone is nothing like the branded phones.
A budget phone that looks and feels, and for me,performs like a flagship model. I've read somewhere that it isn't fast enough for intense graphics gaming. I don't play those sort of games, so can't comment. The most graphically intense thing I do on it is watch Netflix and stuff in the BBC iPlayer. It's well up to that task. The sound quality without any external speaker or headset is the best I've heard. Handles online banking, spreadsheets, docs, pics, movies very smoothly. The camera is fine for me, but it might bother some that there is no auto focus. I love it.
Leahlou, 25 Sep 2017Smashed the screen and no where can seem to supply screens to fix it... Vodafone want £9... moreFor screen try the alcatel idol 4/4s android and wondows model screen, both the vodafone and alcatel is TLC Brands!
Smashed the screen and no where can seem to supply screens to fix it... Vodafone want £99. I own it outright so back to my Vodafone smart ultra 6. If anyone knows where I can get an LCD for the vfd900 please let me know!
DjAlmeida, 31 Aug 2017The same happened with me, today i took it to a Vodafone store to replace the battery Hope it worksGreat phone, just the problem with the battery. Had the same problem, constant bootloop unless plugged in. Bought a new one from China and it works now.
The same happened with me, today i took it to a Vodafone store to replace the battery
Hope it works
FeliSoul, 20 Jul 2017Hi, Try this: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note_edge-reviews-6631.php I was re... moreHad the same issues (random shutdowns and reboot loops). Everything was solved with a battery replacement under Warranty.
Keith, 16 Jul 2017For no apparent reason my voda smart platinum 7 mobile is resetting when it deems to. I did so... moreHi,
Try this: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note_edge-reviews-6631.php
I was reading about VF phones for the first time & have decided I'd try with one. So I got to VF Smart Platinum 7 and it reminded me of my Note Edge. I had the same problem. It was about the time when the warranty was due to expire.
There is one crucial difference, though. The Smart Platinum appears to have a non-removable battery. I have never had such a phone, so this is only a wild guess. See if someone can open it and replace the original battery with a non-VF battery. I have a feeling manufacturers put such commands in batteries to make you purchase a new one.
For no apparent reason my voda smart platinum 7 mobile is resetting when it deems to. I did soft and hard reset but occasionally it still restarts on its own. I have loads of free space and currently using d latest software. The only apps I use are whatapp, chrome and one drive apart from the preinstalled apps.
Anonymous, 21 Jun 2017After this update my phone is getting hot while just browsing or texting on whatsapp or using ... moreOk, there was another update 28 MB a few days ago that fixed the heating and battery drain issue. The phone works fine again.
Anonymous, 03 May 2017There's an update available in the UK. 653.7 MB although it's still android 6.0.1. I haven't i... moreAfter this update my phone is getting hot while just browsing or texting on whatsapp or using satnav. Battery life got worse. Bad update, I don't recommend it.
I got this phone earlier this year 2016 working fine and all ...very slippery though
but few days back it just kept restarting after a long call. I've tried factory resetting and even hard reset but it still keeps restarting.
i figured i need to completely flash the phone but i can't find the firmware anywhere online for download could you please upload and and email me the link ... i really don't want to loose my money like this
t8769, 16 May 2017Love this phone but find the design for making calls very confusing. Its a Vodofone phone, so ... moreJust install any dialer app you want and disable the Vodafone one. It's as simple as that. I've done it this way and now I use Google dialer.
Anonymous, 12 May 2017"Regulatory & Safety" it was before this update too, but I noticed a very important batter... moreMy batterylife greatly improved too great phone i used to own s7 edge but this vodafone can compete
t8769, 15 May 2017Any way to get rid of this horrible orange?
I'd like to leave it on battery save mode, but ... moreI have this happening on my Moto G4 Play. I don't think there is a way to remove the orange bars. This happens on Stock Android Marshmallow.
Maybe try installing a custom rom?
Love this phone but find the design for making calls very confusing. Its a Vodofone phone, so I can't use the Google software to make calls and manage contacts.
The installed contacts software is really badly designed. I can't access or edit contact information from the dialer.
Is there an app that I can download that'll replace this?