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  Reply # 411922 2-Dec-2010 09:07 Send private message

Linuxluver:
IAMNOTAGEEK: Yeah, looks like a excellent phone. My only question is, does it work on 2 Degrees? I know most vodafone phones do, but I reckon that 2 degrees have got my best deal. Please tell me.


Mine is on 2Degrees. You get good data pricing in the four main centres (Ak, Wn, Ch, Dn). I get the $20 / 1GB option. But outside 2Degrees data coverage area - ie: everywhere else - you have to buy $6 / 50MB "National data packs" (30 days, use it or lose it - buy another one if you need more)...which are actually Vodafone being wholesaled to you via 2D, IIRC.


The $20/1GB option doesn't apply in Dunedin. It's Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.

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  Reply # 412260 2-Dec-2010 20:36 Send private message

semigeek:
Linuxluver:
IAMNOTAGEEK: Yeah, looks like a excellent phone. My only question is, does it work on 2 Degrees? I know most vodafone phones do, but I reckon that 2 degrees have got my best deal. Please tell me.


Mine is on 2Degrees. You get good data pricing in the four main centres (Ak, Wn, Ch, Dn). I get the $20 / 1GB option. But outside 2Degrees data coverage area - ie: everywhere else - you have to buy $6 / 50MB "National data packs" (30 days, use it or lose it - buy another one if you need more)...which are actually Vodafone being wholesaled to you via 2D, IIRC.


The $20/1GB option doesn't apply in Dunedin. It's Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.


My bad. You're absolutely correct. Thanks. :-)




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Reply # 412290 2-Dec-2010 22:23 Send private message

hey guys, i wanna get a vodafone 845 for xmas.

i just wanna know how good the camera is. I've heard its really horrible. But is it that bad? like really bad?
and to upload photos and stuff like that on to your pc, do you have to have a memory card?

thanks.

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  Reply # 412300 2-Dec-2010 22:55 Send private message

i wouldn't say it's horrible, here's a picture i took just now http://i.imgur.com/c3xp6.jpg
to upload photos, you can use different methods, you can share a folder on your pc and copy it there through wireless, you can send it by email to yourself, you can use dropbox, you can connect the phone to the pc through USB and copy it of the SD, there's a few ways to do it :)

for that picture I used the imgur app which lets me upload it straight to imgur, easy as.

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  Reply # 412424 3-Dec-2010 11:20 Send private message

nzkiwiboy: hey guys, i wanna get a vodafone 845 for xmas.
i just wanna know how good the camera is. I've heard its really horrible. But is it that bad? like really bad?
and to upload photos and stuff like that on to your pc, do you have to have a memory card?
thanks.


I've never had a good cellphone so that's the best I've ever had on a phone. It takes acceptable photos when the light is soft, evening. Terrible when it's sunny.
But again, it's so convenient to upload stuff on facebook that I can't be bother getting the good camera most of the time, if it's just for facebook.
Another limitation with this phone camera is that it struggles focusing close up objects so the barcode scanner doesn't work for me (that's what you can use to link to an app on the market).

SD cars is useful but unfortunately with 2.1 you can't install apps and run them from it so imho that's the biggest limitation.
Otherwise I'm happy, it's my first smartphone, so cheap, it's worth every penny.
I'm starting to develop apps too

Emanuele 

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Reply # 412545 3-Dec-2010 16:21 Send private message

ok thanks guys, and that photo wasn't that bad.

and does the phone lag sometimes? is the internet fast?
my brother says android phones muck up quite a lot.

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  Reply # 412552 3-Dec-2010 16:30 Send private message

nzkiwiboy: ok thanks guys, and that photo wasn't that bad.

and does the phone lag sometimes? is the internet fast?
my brother says android phones muck up quite a lot.


The CPU in the 845 isn't particularly fast, but it's fast enough for most basic things.. "the speed of "the internet"" has more to do with what your connection is like than the phone itself..
 

I don't know what phone your brother has, by android itself doesn't "muck up quite a lot"
 

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  Reply # 412554 3-Dec-2010 16:33 Send private message

nzkiwiboy: ok thanks guys, and that photo wasn't that bad.

and does the phone lag sometimes? is the internet fast?
my brother says android phones muck up quite a lot.


It's usable but I haven't tried other phones.
It has got just wireless g and half the mobile broadband speed of the ideos.
Wireless n would also be more robust and have better coverage (at least with my routers).
But it's definitely useful, including watching youtube. The worst is typing, almost impossible (although you can use anything plastic to type, unlike capacitive screens, so they say). The audio quality is extremely poor when you connect the phone to an amplifier. The audio from the phone itself is quite weak too.
The truth is, I can live with those limitations, until the next phone.

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  Reply # 412556 3-Dec-2010 16:37 Send private message

I forgot to mention, it's really slow at switching from portrait to landscape, it takes many seconds to realize, despite the accelerometer not having particular problems (you can play games with it).
That's really frustrating. I wonder if that lag can be tweaked somehow 

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  Reply # 412576 3-Dec-2010 17:19 Send private message

well he works at vodafone and gets a lot of complaints from android users.

ok, i don't think i'll have many problems with the keyboard, my mum has a phone with really small letters, i manage to do ok, and i have the fingers of an 8 yr old.

would you recommend the vodafone 845 ?

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  Reply # 412609 3-Dec-2010 19:27 Send private message

The 845 seems slow to me (menus) compared to more expensive phones, also I thought the screen was horrible, having a nice big screen was important to me, I was looking forward to watching training videos in my lunch break. Was happy to splash out a bit on an HTC Trophy $780 new on trademe. All depends how much you want to spend, but this phone is impressive for the price, but screens are very impartant.

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  Reply # 412619 3-Dec-2010 20:15 Send private message

For the price I don't think you can get anything better than the 845. It even has custom roms you can flash to improve things. I think probably the two worst things with it are the screen only being 320x240 and also resistive touch.




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  Reply # 412623 3-Dec-2010 20:24 Send private message

Well, comparing the 845 to a HTC Desire (Z), the 845 is ^Wcrap. But I paid $175 for the 845 vs $820 for the HTC Desire Z..
So, you're paying 4x the amount for a Desire Z. The Desire Z is awesome. The 845 is a cheap android phone. For the price, you get an awesome phone in the 845. If you want "an awesome phone" you're going to be forking out $800-$1100 NZ.

So yeah, for the price, the 845 is a great phone. Is it a great smartphone? No, it's not.
It has a slowish processor, not much ram and a pretty crap screen. But it's $199.

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  Reply # 412626 3-Dec-2010 20:31 Send private message

nzkiwiboy: well he works at vodafone and gets a lot of complaints from android users.


Andriod as an OS is phenomenal and there are many amazing phones, I would say that he gets a lot of complaints because your average user will have issues with a smartphone, it took me a few days to find out how to do most things. I can imagine your average Joe/not technically minded person having some issues with these phones.
They are great for geeks though :D 

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  Reply # 412641 3-Dec-2010 21:02 Send private message

well i hope the phone is good.

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