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  Reply # 412905 4-Dec-2010 22:54
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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
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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
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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
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Has anyone found a case or cover for this phone in NZ?

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  Reply # 413083 5-Dec-2010 18:32
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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
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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? :-)  


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  Reply # 413699 6-Dec-2010 19:53
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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
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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
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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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  Reply # 414358 7-Dec-2010 23:15
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raydog2k: sorry I havent read the whole thread

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


Prompted by your question, I just downloaded and installed Skype on my 845. 

I just made a SkypeOut call to my other cell phone...so I'm thinking Skype to Skype shouldn't be an issue.

This is good news as the last time I tried Skype on the 845 several weeks ago it didn't support the 2.8" screen.....and though you could see your contacts, you couldn't IM or call anyone....the next screen failed to appear.

But this appears to have been fixed! Skype works fine on the 845 now.

Thanks for asking.....Or I wouldn't have tried it for a while yet.




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  Reply # 414361 7-Dec-2010 23:18
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cool thanks bro

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  Reply # 414363 7-Dec-2010 23:25
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Friend got one at the warehouse for $168 today, and an extended warranty to 3 years for $16. He was totally complaining that you have to push on the screen and its not as big as his old HTC etc, but comparing it to the $55 samsung piece of junk he bought to hold him over till the HTC comes back, its about a million times better than the samsung because it has 3g, camera, bluetooth, gps, wifi, etc.


IMO you are an idiot to buy anything else in that price range unless you need 850MHz, or a specialist rugged phone etc. the sony ericssons etc around that price range cant do squat compared to the 845. I dont know if vodafone are heavily subsidizing these or if thats the true cost of them, but it appears that there may be a decent phone out of chinas own brands finally.




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  Reply # 414456 8-Dec-2010 09:41
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Does anyone know of a good car charger for this phone?

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  Reply # 414677 8-Dec-2010 15:19
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hugeaction: Does anyone know of a good car charger for this phone?


Any microUSB charger will do it. 

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