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Vodafone smart ultra 7 £99 + £10 top up required @ Argos
Vodafone smart ultra 7 £99 + £10 top up required @ Argos

Vodafone smart ultra 7 £99 + £10 top up required @ Argos

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With the powerfull octa-core processor, a 5.5 HD screen and high-quality audio, the Vodafone Smart ultra 7 offers a high performance without a high price

Ultra-sharp. The 5.5inch ips LCD screen gives you a chrystal clear experience in any environment. You can view movies, games and more in 1080p full hd. The ultrastrong dragontail glass can make cracked screens a thing of the past.

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Hi, looks a good deal.
Any experiences rgding this?
Security updates esp?

'the latest' Android (apart from the one that came out later)

And it's got 'ultra strong glass'

Its basically a rehousing of the ultra 6, which was a good phone. But was also this price 18 months ago.

If you can cope with 5.2" and 720 screen then the Vodafone ZTE Blade a512 with Snapdragon 425 processor (as opposed to the MediaTek one in OP) is a better bet IMO at £69 (£10 top up is not always enforced if you ask nicely).
hotukdeals.com/dea…206

It's not a bad device, but you won't be able to uninstall or even disable some of Vodafone's applications. Some of which may or may not covertly use your data.

The hardware itself is fairly capable, but you'll not be able to update this past Marshmallow. but hey, it's £100.

master10

Its basically a rehousing of the ultra 6, which was a good phone. But was … Its basically a rehousing of the ultra 6, which was a good phone. But was also this price 18 months ago.


Nope, MediaTek processor, SU6 was snapdragon.

Bought ... paid for fast track . Paid £99 and no top up was added . Good deal

damadgeruk

If you can cope with 5.2" and 720 screen then the Vodafone ZTE Blade a512 … If you can cope with 5.2" and 720 screen then the Vodafone ZTE Blade a512 with Snapdragon 425 processor (as opposed to the MediaTek one in OP) is a better bet IMO at £69 (£10 top up is not always enforced if you ask nicely). http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/zte-blade-vodafone-65-pay-go-basket-price-75-with-top-up-2gb-ram-16gb-memory-2685206


The Mediatek P10 uses HPC+ , whilst still 28nm, certainly betters Qualcomms offering.
It is why Vodaphone claims 2 day battery, 4 of the 8 cores running slower adding to the energy saving.

I think the Qualcomm 425 is an improved 615, which was built on an energy sapping 28nm process.
The 625 is good and one of their first really worth having.

Shockingly, the famous Brighthouse sells this on the never never at £416!!!

Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 10th Jul

This one of the few that has nfc.
Am going to check if it has gyro and compass and 2sim plus microsd slot and if xda says anything on this.

Forget what I said about the 425 being an improved 615. It is reported to be made on the very same energy inefficient process as the 615. I guess they got a cut price deal to keep using the oldest TSMC 28nm fab.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 10th Jul

davening

This one of the few that has nfc.Am going to check if it has gyro and … This one of the few that has nfc.Am going to check if it has gyro and compass and 2sim plus microsd slot and if xda says anything on this.



It's bootloader locked. Checked XDA and root exploits have since been patched out. The development scene is pretty bare for this device.

looks like a great deal

Inferior phone to the ultra 6 which was £99 including top up almost 2 years ago.

Original Poster

Here's a link to some brand new smart ultra 6s if anyone's interested there's is only 4 available though

m.ebay.co.uk/itm…r=1

Might be a bargain for some - screen is good and build is decent, especially at £99. The CPU is a dud, though - it's slow for even basic usage (app switching, graphics rendering) and the whole thing, while great on paper, feels choppy and underpowered. And, yes, I had one - unlocked it, played with it, sold it. Something like the last-gen Moto G4 is light years ahead and the Smart Ultra 6 is also a better overall budget device. The likes of Xiaomi and Motorola (and Honor, if you can tolerate EMUI), for a little bit more cash, seem to have this end of the market nailed right now.

stuartc74

Inferior phone to the ultra 6 which was £99 including top up almost 2 … Inferior phone to the ultra 6 which was £99 including top up almost 2 years ago.


I love my ultra 6,had it for 15 months and it's never let me down,recently bought an s7 edge for a bargain price to replace it,had it for 2 weeks and still haven't switched,i actually prefer my ultra 6! i'm as shocked as anybody, i'm not a big fan of nougat,hugely prefer lollypop,now for the biggest shock of all to me,i like the su6's camera more,the edge's pictures look too processed,far more natural on the su6,i can't believe how long i wanted the s7 edge for,glad i didn't pay silly money.

Similar build and quality to iPhone.

I'd go for it..

Hot

firstofficer

Similar build and quality to iPhone.I'd go for it..Hot


Did you say Similar??
https://68.media.tumblr.com/a095298a115d6d07289d43328c03e940/tumblr_nrnoo03aWU1sgx25jo1_400.gif

If this was the platinum then I'd vote hot.

firstofficer

Similar build and quality to iPhone.I'd go for it..Hot



I have both, I suggest you cut back on your alcohol consumption this early in the morning!

I've had my SU6 for the last couple of years and a couple of months back, I bought the SU7 for the wife for £99 from Argos. Both are okay phones but for me, the SU7 edges it.

First, sound-wise, the SU7 is louder; noticeably so. Second, we did a little side-by-side comparison of video performance. We both watched the same tennis match on iPlayer. The SU7 was noticeably sharper (particularly detailing of the net). The SU7 is also far less slippery to hold. In terms of general browsing and camera performance, both are on a par.

I guess I could have got a cheaper/better phone for the wife directly from China but for me, there's something reassuring about buying it from a local shop that you can take it back to if it goes wrong within a year.


Edited by: "Joe90_guy" 10th Jul

firstofficer

Similar build and quality to iPhone.I'd go for it..Hot


Does that mean we should expect it to bend to the shape of a banana?

I bought one, use vodafone pay and clicked yes to every option....

Still seems to load more software than my mates latest Samsung

Can't hack it much, but for a no brainer, easy phone, loads of battery, great screen, contactless pay - it's great!!

I have the older U6 and its a brilliant phone - not had any problems with it but not sure what difference there is in the U7

The.Crew.Designs

I have the older U6 and its a brilliant phone - not had any problems with … I have the older U6 and its a brilliant phone - not had any problems with it but not sure what difference there is in the U7



I think when the SU7 was launched, the big purported differentiator was that the SU7 used Android 6 while the SU6 was 'stuck' on Android 5. However since the SU6 got it's upgrade, there's really not a lot to choose between the two.

fast track working for this deal so no £10 credit to buy.

Typical Argos deal for me none in stock anywhere near Southampton and not available for home delivery or deliver to store.

zachary1000

I love my ultra 6,had it for 15 months and it's never let me … I love my ultra 6,had it for 15 months and it's never let me down,recently bought an s7 edge for a bargain price to replace it,had it for 2 weeks and still haven't switched,i actually prefer my ultra 6! i'm as shocked as anybody, i'm not a big fan of nougat,hugely prefer lollypop,now for the biggest shock of all to me,i like the su6's camera more,the edge's pictures look too processed,far more natural on the su6,i can't believe how long i wanted the s7 edge for,glad i didn't pay silly money.


The SU6 had a bit faster GPU, but the SU7 has a lot faster CPU. So this is no gains for games, and a doubt if the better Helio 10 battery life shows up for game addicts.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 10th Jul

I just picked one up from Argos, I had a SU6 until last year but had dust appear under the screen, as it was no longer available they gave me a credit and I got a Moto G4, nice phone but I as many others suffered the ghost touch issue that has got so bad lately i'm having to power cycle 5-6 times a day, lucklily Amazon have said I can send it back with a few months to go on the guarantee. As a previous poster mentioned dealing with Argos/Amazon is sooo much easier if you get a fault. Hop[efully the SU7 will be OK!

I have this and the Ultra 6, the 7 is a nicer phone to use and beats anything in the price range, and i managed to remove all the vodaphone bloatware bonus

I just picked one up from Argos, I had a SU6 until last year but had dust appear under the screen, as it was no longer available they gave me a credit and I got a Moto G4, nice phone but I as many others suffered the ghost touch issue that has got so bad lately i'm having to power cycle 5-6 times a day, lucklily Amazon have said I can send it back with a few months to go on the guarantee. As a previous poster mentioned dealing with Argos/Amazon is sooo much easier if you get a fault. Hop[efully the SU7 will be OK!

this or the xaomi note pro 4?

2GB of Ram is a serious drawback with this phone.

captaingregartypho

I have this and the Ultra 6, the 7 is a nicer phone to use and beats … I have this and the Ultra 6, the 7 is a nicer phone to use and beats anything in the price range, and i managed to remove all the vodaphone bloatware bonus


'beats anything (UK supplied) in the price range'
Fixed it for you.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is better, though Chinese phones aren't for everyone.

JumpMan1980

this or the xaomi note pro 4?


Xiaomi, assuming you are OK with effectively no warranty.

damadgeruk

Xiaomi, assuming you are OK with effectively no warranty.



phew that's what i got - the 64gb rom/ 4gb ram one
Edited by: "JumpMan1980" 10th Jul

Gollywood

And it's got 'ultra strong glass'


I think it's that new cornetto Camilla glass.

allan19542 h, 16 m ago

fast track working for this deal so no £10 credit to buy.

Yeah same here. Fast track paid for £99.

JumpMan1980

phew that's what i got - the 64gb rom/ 4gb ram one



Yeah that has some serious high spec.. worth it, as they're quality phones .. warranty not really needed...
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