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Music fans will like the 3.5mm headset jack and FM radio, though I’d prefer the headset jack to be on the top edge rather than the bottom and the flat in-ear buds supplied with the handset are the kind that won’t stay in all ears – including mine!

Vodafone 845

The resistive touchscreen's lack of sensitivity soon irritates

Call quality was fine, with no complaints received from those people I phoned. Battery life could be better, though. The 1200mAh battery got me through a day’s use, but barely so, and if you are likely to want Wi-Fi or GPS during the day you’ll need to ensure the battery is fully charged before you set off.

Verdict

It would be easy to dismiss the Vodafone 845 as a mediocre handset which simply doesn’t do Android justice and leave it at that.

But it does come in at an extremely low cost, and it includes the features which make Android handsets fully serviceable: Wi-Fi, GPS and HSDPA. The HSDPA has limited speed, the others hit the handset’s poor battery life hard.

However, the real let-down is the poor responsiveness of the resistive touchscreen and it's on that basis that I’d probably not recommend this handset. ®

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Vodafone 845

Vodafone 845

Vodafone’s first own brand Android handset is compact and inexpensive.
Price: Free on pay monthly plans from £15 RRP

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