I have this device for 3 months and it has proven to be a very decent smart phone. It is comparable to the Nokia 6 in performance with a newer chipset the 435. It is a smooth operating phone if not the fastest but it gets the job done no matter what it is used for. The screen is bright and the colours really pop. The 16MP rear and 8MP front cameras are very good and with plenty of manual controls and other photo options. It is all round a far superior device to last year's Ultra 7. If it were sold under any other brand name apart from Vodafone it would be a far more popular device. It is as good as any other lower end mid range phone on the market right now.
Smart Ultra 6 was a revelation, produced by the Chinese company ZTE.
The Smart Ultra 7 was produced by Alcatel for economy reasons i suppose. Poor product.
Smart Ultra 8 (V8) produced once again by ZTE. It seems Vodafone learned its lesson.
Ultra 8 - Pros: it's a Best Buy, responsive, 32 Gb ROM, 3Gb RAM, Fingerprint reader that works perfectly, superb design, contrast and color photos better than Ultra 6, photos of the subject in motion without streaks behind it, strong volume and bass much beter than Ultra 6. Cons: The pictures are a bit grainy, like the Sony Z1 that I owned before Ultra 6; In low light grains becomes upsetting; The On / Off button is uninspired placed on the left side. The Ultra 6's was on the right side right under the volume. If you turn it on the landscape mode, chances are very high that you will touch this button with your left hand's big thumb and close the device while playing a game or taking a picture. After 3 weeks, I'm still not used with it. Personally, I would have liked to have touch buttons outside the screen, underneath it as well as Ultra 6. So, it takes 2 steps: One to activate the virtual buttons bar and the second to push them. Besides that, the active screen gets smaller because of the 3 buttons bottom bar.
It would be great if the next generation of Ultra, V9 or so, would have dual cam and IP68/69.
not worth the money Vodafone is worth next to nothing if you sell it second hand
not very compatible with Snapchat app. Anyone experience any issues? Phone navigation keys block some of the snapchat function keys, especially when trying to send.
Love this phone but does it have a facility for answer phone? I.e. Can someone leave a message? Bought in Spain as live here but don't speak the language therefore the leaflet useless.
Its not very clear the Radio information, according to the voda shop and i know you should believe that its cat 6 so this or a p9 lite is their any other cheaper phone that does cat 6 im purchasing this phone when my EE mast goes 4g+ and allows you to use 2 xmitters
FYI: Vodafone Ireland very recently pushed an o.t.a. 'force' update that cannot be skipped or avoided in any way. That update kills double-tap to wake. It also causes problems with admin right, e.g. fingerprint unlock clashes with Arrow Launcher's double tab to lock feature. Go figure. Worst of all: I tried 2 V8 devices, and both suffer from significantly poorer 3G/4G reception. Frequent dropped calls where, in 12 years with Vodafone, I never had a single dropped call. Oh, and bizarrely after the update certain Developers Options are enabled by default such as btsnoop hci logging. ALTHOUGH dev options are NOT visible in settings. Result: random and fairly chunky btsnoop_hci.log files - in one instance a 600MB (!!!) after a transfer of 5 ordinary jpegs. Ouch. Since Vodafone Ireland probably didn't cook up the update, I wonder if UK handsets will have similar problems.
why has the contact and messages aps disappeared from the front screen?
Bought this and unlocked on eBay, nice big multi color notification LED on it. Very fast and nice alternative to a Nokia 6. Smart V8 has the newer Snapdragon 435 also.
weeebooo, 03 Jul 2017what does root mean???It means to keep the trees from falling over
Near mister, 01 Jul 2017I'm sure we can root it soon what does root mean???
Twatonk, 30 Jun 2017Would be better if it is using Pure Android Stock UI and a 4000 mAh batteryWell duhhhh!
Twatonk, 30 Jun 2017Would be better if it is using Pure Android Stock UI and a 4000 mAh batteryI'm sure we can root it soon
Got one this morning , used to have an iPhone 6 , had to sell due to circumstances, had a budget smart 7 prime which was a bit rubbish, but so far this phone is awesome , really fast , does every thing the iPhone did just as well if not better , very happy at the second but will have to see in next few weeks if there are any problems but so far really very happy with it