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  Reply # 412651 3-Dec-2010 21:27 Send private message

nzkiwiboy: well i hope the phone is good.


;) Well depends what you expect for a smartphone for $199. For that price, it's goddamn awesome. BUt like I said, it's an entry level smartphone. I own a 845 and an HTC Desire Z. Compared to the Z, the 845 is shi^Wcrap but again, I paid 4x the 845 for the Desire Z

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  Reply # 412656 3-Dec-2010 21:44 Send private message

Just convinced my mother to get one of these.. It seems very nice for the price. $168 from the Warehouse atm.

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  Reply # 412763 4-Dec-2010 10:38 Send private message

@ nzkiwiboy

Just some small insite for you to help you make up your mind.

I am a self confessed gadget geek. I like all things gadgety.
I have a Nexus one and it is my first smart phone, this is the first time I have spent over $400 on a phone. I must say I am blowen away. I did have a choice of an iPhone but personaly did not like it compaired to the Nexus.

I have recently brought  the 845 for my wife and secretly for me to muck around with ;).
She has always had moto and sammy as her preferd phones, very basic phones at the time that did what she needed them to do.
She was in the market for a new phone after her old one crapped out. So I thought rather than spending the $200 on a standard phone we would give the 845 a try.
Now remember her experiance with phones are limited to your every day run of the mill phone.
In her words "This is the best phone I have ever had", regarding using the 845 for nearly a week now.
Yes she has had a play with my nexus one and yes she likes it, but she has a true understanding of value for money.

So all in all what I would take from this is that, sure an 845 will not be for the high end gadgety person, but if you are new to smart phones and/or have a limited budget then this phone would suit anyone.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
P.

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  Reply # 412774 4-Dec-2010 11:17 Send private message

lmao! i've never spent over 400 on a phone, im only 14 =/ which the 845 would probably be good for me, i think i'd probably get it.

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  Reply # 412812 4-Dec-2010 14:19 Send private message

nzkiwiboy: lmao! i've never spent over 400 on a phone, im only 14 =/ which the 845 would probably be good for me, i think i'd probably get it.


I'm 34 and would never spend more than $200 on a phone :-)
Having kids resets priorities 

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  Reply # 412818 4-Dec-2010 15:22 Send private message

i think i'd love the vodafone 845. im just a bit weary about it cause i had a vodafone 715, the camera wasn't as good and i couldn't change the theme, internet was slow.

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  Reply # 412905 4-Dec-2010 22:54 Send private message

nzkiwiboy: lmao! i've never spent over 400 on a phone, im only 14 =/ which the 845 would probably be good for me, i think i'd probably get it.


I paid $179 for my daughter's fairly ordinary Samsung flip-phone recently....and if the V845 had been available then I would absolutely have got it instead.

I have a V845...and a Nexus One...and a Samsung Galaxy S. The two top-end phones blow the v845 away.....but the v845 gets the last laugh because it can do virtually everything the more expensive phones can do......for 1/4 or 1/5 the price. The 845 is responsive, not sluggish at all, has enough RAM and runs Android v2.1. It has an FM Radio built in and GPS works great for turn-by-turn nav with Google Maps. For the $168 to $199.....the v845 kicks serious arse. 

The higher-priced phones have the larger capacitive screens...and that means feather-touch touch screens, whereas the v845's resistive screen needs calibrating...and you have to actually push on it a wee bit to get it work.

The good news is the "SlideIt" swipe keyboard works quite well on the 845...and you can type almmost as fast using it on the 845 as you can on the Nexus or Galaxy S.




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  Reply # 412907 4-Dec-2010 23:10 Send private message

nzkiwiboy: i think i'd love the vodafone 845. im just a bit weary about it cause i had a vodafone 715, the camera wasn't as good and i couldn't change the theme, internet was slow.


Totally different phone. I had a Vodafone 715 as well....and you just can't compare these phones at all.

I really liked my VF715....for the $179 I paid, it was a fully-functional 3G phone with a 1.3mp camera- still and video, MP3 player, Internet and streaming SKY TV.....well, until Vodafone dropped CNN and left it with cartoons and reality shows. I canned the $10 / month SKY sub when they dropped CNN.

The v845 leaves the 715 for dead....There is nothing wrong with the Internet on the 845 - via wifi or 3G. The GPS and turn-by-turn Nav with Google Maps take this phone to a whole new level.  

 




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  Reply # 413008 5-Dec-2010 12:35 Send private message

i really like the look of it and everything. i will get th vodafone 845. i am just really picky with cameras on phones. i have a sony ericsson t700 and the camera is flawless! i really like it. so that'd probably be my only problem. also because it has no flash.

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  Reply # 413063 5-Dec-2010 16:54 Send private message

Has anyone found a case or cover for this phone in NZ?

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  Reply # 413083 5-Dec-2010 18:32 Send private message

silentspring: Has anyone found a case or cover for this phone in NZ?


maybe esquare sells them, im not sure, but they do sell covers for MOST of their phones.

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  Reply # 413358 6-Dec-2010 11:22 Send private message

nzkiwiboy: i really like the look of it and everything. i will get th vodafone 845. i am just really picky with cameras on phones. i have a sony ericsson t700 and the camera is flawless! i really like it. so that'd probably be my only problem. also because it has no flash.


It is 3.2mp....so not the best camera you've ever seen.

The 5mp camera on the Samsung Galaxy S would leave the v845 for dead. It also has loads of features and functions I've not seen on any other Android phone.

However.....if you buy "Camera Zoom FX" for your phone (NZ$5-ish?) you get a huge range of additional camera functions. This is one of the best things about Android....here are a load of camera apps that - together - REALLY enhance the function of your phone's camera.

Here's a photo I just took on my 845. I've had to scale it down to 1024x768 (and compression was 85% in GIMP) in order to make it small enough for Geekzone to handle. I think GZ cut that in half yet again for presentation here in the post. It's got colours, contrast, some fine details / text, light and dark...and a variety of textures......so should give some rough idea of what the default camera can do. I'll post the full size image on twitpic. It looks the same in my browser as the original image does in GIMP. Is that good enough? :-)  


Pic taken on my v845  







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  Reply # 413699 6-Dec-2010 19:53 Send private message

wow, that looks really nice. but ummmm i don't quite understand still. could you explain it in more easier detail. im still just a kid =/

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  Reply # 413770 6-Dec-2010 22:43 Send private message

nzkiwiboy: wow, that looks really nice. but ummmm i don't quite understand still. could you explain it in more easier detail. im still just a kid =/


LOL! No worries....which part didn't you understand?

....or all of it....? :-)  

Click on the twitpic link. If the full-resolution pic there looks good enough, then buy the phone because that's pretty much exactly what the same pic looks like on my PC. 

The 'resolution" refers to the number of pixels - the most basic display unit of function. One dot of light on the screen. It can't get any smaller. So 1024 x 768 is 1024 pixels wide by 768 pixels high. The original photo is about double that...and Geekzone have cut the 1024x768 image I included in my post down to about half of 1024x768.

I was waffling.

Go by what you see. Is it "good enough"(tm) 




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  Reply # 414345 7-Dec-2010 22:50 Send private message

sorry I havent read the whole thread

are you able to run skype and make skype to skype calls with the V845 ?

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