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  Reply # 1513870 15-Mar-2016 17:02 Send private message quote this post

droidxt:

 

How long did the warranty process take?

 

 

According to the txt I got yesterday, it has taken 7 days for the phone to get from Noel Leeming to the Vodafone repair centre, and they estimate 3-5 days before it's back in the store for collection.


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  Reply # 1514983 17-Mar-2016 13:00 Send private message quote this post

Go the phone back today. 4 days after the VF repair centre received it. They actually have given me a brand new phone in original packaging. That's a bit of a worry as it suggests they can't repair them. I'd guess they have no parts.


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  Reply # 1515021 17-Mar-2016 13:46 5 people support this post Send private message quote this post

Its so cheap its more cost effective to just replace it.


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  Reply # 1516069 19-Mar-2016 13:25 Send private message quote this post

Now the owner of one of these, after many years running Windows Phone.  I've now got many more apps installed, but noticed that this device is not on the supported list for Fanpass - http://fanpass.co.nz/faq - so I'm hoping that it may be added in future.


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  Reply # 1516413 20-Mar-2016 13:43 3 people support this post Send private message quote this post

kerryland:

Go the phone back today. 4 days after the VF repair centre received it. They actually have given me a brand new phone in original packaging. That's a bit of a worry as it suggests they can't repair them. I'd guess they have no parts.



My preference would always be to have a new item over a 'fixed' item any day

Since i bought mine i have switched my wife and a work colleague over to them making 3 out of 3 happy campers with zero issues


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  Reply # 1516428 20-Mar-2016 14:52 Send private message quote this post

I'm going to be monitoring this touch screen degradation/spots issue very closely. I can't see any spots on mine, and I don't seem to have any issues with touch. I did notice that touch seems to start ~1.5mm further in on the left side than it does on the right, but this is perfectly uniform all the way down, and it's identical on both units.

 

As a side note, I've noticed that this display has a sort of plasma-esque "line bleed" effect. If you have a flat background of a certain colour and put a bright object on it, it can cast a faint "shadow" band the entire length of the screen. I've seen this sort of thing on some monitors like the Philips BDM4065UC. I think this effect can also make the display appear to lighten/darken subtly when large items are brought onto the screen.


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  Reply # 1516457 20-Mar-2016 16:09 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Any word of an android OS upgrade on this from Vodafone?

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  Reply # 1517325 22-Mar-2016 06:22 Send private message quote this post

Has anyone else found that voice dial using a bluetooth headset doesn't seem to activate? unsure if it's just me or if its the phone. 





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  Reply # 1519526 25-Mar-2016 10:22 Send private message quote this post

Does this phone have any more base memory than the smart prime smaller version?

We have the smart prime and are considering upgrading to the ultra, but hoping there is more memory for apps than the smaller prime? (For those that can't be moved to an SD card)

Also, any word on future OS upgrades?

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  Reply # 1519531 25-Mar-2016 10:27 Send private message quote this post

It has 16GB, and I've loaded mine up with all the apps I couldn't get on WP :).  I've still got ~7GB of available space, and have a 64GB SD for my media


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  Reply # 1519535 25-Mar-2016 10:42 Send private message quote this post

Thanks.

Looking at this, I assume these are the same models we're talking about:

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1519538 25-Mar-2016 10:48 Send private message quote this post

Mine is

 

Model number: Vodafone Smart Ultra 6

 

Hardware version: Vodafone995NT3


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  Reply # 1523779 1-Apr-2016 10:02 Send private message quote this post

I wonder when the next hardware updated version of this phone will come out?

 

I am sorry I missed its launch last year


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  Reply # 1523999 1-Apr-2016 15:11 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

D1023319:

 

I wonder when the next hardware updated version of this phone will come out?

 

I am sorry I missed its launch last year

 

 

 

 

Its beer money so I made the jump regardless.
Am very impressed on initial tinker


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  Reply # 1524289 1-Apr-2016 20:48 Send private message quote this post

I cant see a ZTE phone made for carrier to soak up the "oh that ones a bit too much" getting 6.0 support.


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