Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 - £180 from CEX grade A unlocked(?), 5.5", 3gb , Octacore Snapdragon 652, 32gb expandable, 3000mAh battery,Android 6.0.1
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Vodafone Smart Platinum 7 - £180 from CEX grade A unlocked(?), 5.5", 3gb , Octacore Snapdragon 652, 32gb expandable, 3000mAh battery,Android 6.0.1

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Found 1st Apr 2017
I bought one of these from CEX when they were £175 last Sept (Grade A, so basically as new) and it has been an amazing phone. Just over half the price of buying new and CEX has a great return policy.
Basically this is comparable to any of the new, similarly priced, Chinese phones but sold with a decent guarantee from a UK based reputable seller with high st stores...
Looks very sleek, the camera is really good (although not quite S7 quality) and the battery lasts all day.
Mighty slippy without a case though!
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No idea whether this is a decent price or not but the phone itself is worth a look. Mrs Skaman got one just before Xmas and I've been pretty impressed by it and I've always had the top end android phones (currently got S7 edge)
Has it got Nougat? I've got the ultra 6 and took ages to get marshmallow.
For info, found this, some good info on the phone.

Vodafone smart Platinum 7 is rebranded ALCATEL ONE TOUCH IDOL 4S, also named OT_VFD 900.

forum.xda-developers.com/and…809
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deanmiles25

Has it got Nougat? I've got the ultra 6 and took ages to get marshmallow.


No, but apparently you can using a custom rom.

Also, I'll amend the title to say unlocked as the Vodafone thing might be putting a few people off
You can't go wrong with a 3000mhz battery !
tyke

You can't go wrong with a 3000mhz battery !



​Thats a real fast battery.
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tyke

You can't go wrong with a 3000mhz battery !


Spotted the deliberate mistake. Well done...
Theorist

No, but apparently you can using a custom rom. Also, I'll amend the title … No, but apparently you can using a custom rom. Also, I'll amend the title to say unlocked as the Vodafone thing might be putting a few people off



Are you sure about that? I wonder if you've just googled 'Smart Platinum 7 Nougat' and come across one of those sites that says 'Good news to everyone!' Followed by links to some dodgy, unrelated software that will probably steal your data.

As far as I know there's no way to install a custom ROM on the Smart Platinum 7 as it has a locked bootloader.

misterleoni

Are you sure about that? I wonder if you've just googled 'Smart Platinum … Are you sure about that? I wonder if you've just googled 'Smart Platinum 7 Nougat' and come across one of those sites that says 'Good news to everyone!' Followed by links to some dodgy, unrelated software that will probably steal your data. As far as I know there's no way to install a custom ROM on the Smart Platinum 7 as it has a locked bootloader.



Yes I read the Nougat update thing but certainly wouldn't be putting on my device. Its likely to take Vodafone sometime before they release Nougat for this device and I rather wait for that than try anything else. At least if anything goes wrong with their update you have some form of comeback.
uk3g

Yes I read the Nougat update thing but certainly wouldn't be putting on … Yes I read the Nougat update thing but certainly wouldn't be putting on my device. Its likely to take Vodafone sometime before they release Nougat for this device and I rather wait for that than try anything else. At least if anything goes wrong with their update you have some form of comeback.



Those sites are scams. They don't offer Nougat updates at all - it's just a means of getting people to click on a site that bombards them with adverts and then tries to get the visitor to download a file in three parts that will probably litter their PC with spyware and/or viruses.
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misterleoni

Those sites are scams. They don't offer Nougat updates at all - it's just … Those sites are scams. They don't offer Nougat updates at all - it's just a means of getting people to click on a site that bombards them with adverts and then tries to get the visitor to download a file in three parts that will probably litter their PC with spyware and/or viruses.


Fair enough, I just did a quick google and came up with those sites - didn't dig any further.
I still think it's a decent deal in that you can't get many better specced phones for the money from a UK seller with a good guarantee. But I'm in the minority this time!
Theorist

Fair enough, I just did a quick google and came up with those sites - … Fair enough, I just did a quick google and came up with those sites - didn't dig any further. I still think it's a decent deal in that you can't get many better specced phones for the money from a UK seller with a good guarantee. But I'm in the minority this time!



Wasn't having a go by the way, just think it's important to let people know that these sites are dodgy! Yes it's a good price, though I'm inclined to think the Lenovo P2 is a better buy overall.
craigstephens1st Apr

​Thats a real fast battery.


Think the CPU may be bottlenecking the battery.
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