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  Reply # 486282 27-Jun-2011 08:59 Send private message

googamagooga:
old3eyes: It should also work in Ozz on their GSM (2G) networks as well so if you want it just for SMS and talking you should be OK..



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  Reply # 486296 27-Jun-2011 09:45 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Nice, mine cleared customs this morning - long day at work ahead as I look forward to a new toy :)


Welcome to the club dude.




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  Reply # 486302 27-Jun-2011 09:55 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Nice, mine cleared customs this morning - long day at work ahead as I look forward to a new toy :)


Got mine this morning. Pretty impressed, will give it a good stress out when I load up all my apps. Will give it a week before I go with Launcher Pro though.  

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  Reply # 486303 27-Jun-2011 09:58 Send private message

A small update to battery performance for those interested...

Battery drain overnight on idle was 7% over 8.5 hours suggesting around 120 hours standby on my configuration. lokhor has even better results, but he can fill you in.

One thing we've noticed is that the Sensation syncs quite frequently. By default, some unimportant processes auto-sync so my initial thought is that any new owner would be well advised to drop auto-sync on stuff that's not needed. You can always sync manually when you wish.

Doing some in-depth testing of network performance over the weekend. When the other testers have done theirs, we'll post the results. So stand by caller...

Just a quick reiteration that the experience in Sense was smooth and intuitive. Different to TouchWiz in some ways but still very familiar if you've owned an Android device before. So far, so nice. I've just installed LauncherPro for a comparison so I'll update that factor as soon as I've had time to fairly judge it.

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Reply # 486313 27-Jun-2011 10:09 Send private message

old3eyes:
googamagooga:
old3eyes: It should also work in Ozz on their GSM (2G) networks as well so if you want it just for SMS and talking you should be OK..



Is there an echo in here?


Not unless your being a smart ars..


Ahhhh, a smartars echo...interesting!!! Perhaps stay on topic.

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  Reply # 486320 27-Jun-2011 10:15 Send private message

Without wanting to sound stupid, why are people ordering this from overseas?

Is it not available in NZ in the moment? I thought that it was available for $869 NZ from some NZ suppliers (even if it is parallel imported). That includes a one year warranty.

How much does it cost buying from somewhere like Clove - I note it is 415 pounds (excl. VAT), which equates to approx $820 NZ. Add on GST and you're looking at $940 (excluding the credit card currency conversion costs of approx 2.5%).

I'm guessing that the $869 NZ is not the full NZ price or they're 'currently unavailable' and will be for some time?

Thanks guys!

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  Reply # 486326 27-Jun-2011 10:27 Send private message

Clove will sell you a clean unbranded phone. Most parallel imported ones are from the Asian market and have chinese language apps on them you can't remove unless you root.
Also often Clove are cheaper. Seems the parallel importers may have sharpened their prices lately. When I ordered my Desire Clove were the cheapest. Also they had stock when others didn't

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  Reply # 486334 27-Jun-2011 10:38 Send private message

Foo: Without wanting to sound stupid, why are people ordering this from overseas?

Is it not available in NZ in the moment? I thought that it was available for $869 NZ from some NZ suppliers (even if it is parallel imported). That includes a one year warranty.

How much does it cost buying from somewhere like Clove - I note it is 415 pounds (excl. VAT), which equates to approx $820 NZ. Add on GST and you're looking at $940 (excluding the credit card currency conversion costs of approx 2.5%).

I'm guessing that the $869 NZ is not the full NZ price or they're 'currently unavailable' and will be for some time?

Thanks guys!


If you're on XT, you'll need a compatible handset to get the full smartphone experience, and right now you can't import such a beast as far as I'm aware. Some early adopters and/or carrier-phobes prefer to import while others are happier with parallel imports - just a preference based on previous experience I'd say.

But YMMV.






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  Reply # 486339 27-Jun-2011 10:51 Send private message

Thanks TheUngeek and ArtooDetoo - I don't care if I have a 'branded' phone as long as it is unlocked. I'm currently with 2degrees and very happy with them.

I'm running an unbranded unlocked HTC Desire which I got in the UK when I lived there. So much better to pay upfront then be locked in to a plan for 12 or 24 months.

Oooh, just thought - if a phone was branded, would this potentially impact on roll out of Android updates? I suspect it may...

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  Reply # 486342 27-Jun-2011 10:58 Send private message

Yes it will. You need to wait for the carrier who's software it's running releases the update

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  Reply # 486354 27-Jun-2011 11:14 Send private message

NzBeagle:

Got mine this morning. Pretty impressed, will give it a good stress out when I load up all my apps. Will give it a week before I go with Launcher Pro though.  


It'll be good to get some comparisons of network vs network since you're on VF or 2Degrees. Welcome to the Sensation owners collective. :D

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  Reply # 486417 27-Jun-2011 13:40 Send private message

I'm <3ing Telecom's reception compared to 2Degrees. 




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  Reply # 486420 27-Jun-2011 13:41 Send private message

TheUngeek: Yes it will. You need to wait for the carrier who's software it's running releases the update


Or root it as another option? That would remove need for reliance on carrier dependence wouldn't it? 

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  Reply # 486422 27-Jun-2011 13:42 Send private message

Yes it does.
You can then put whatever you want whenever you want

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  Reply # 486428 27-Jun-2011 14:08 Send private message

Foo:
TheUngeek: Yes it will. You need to wait for the carrier who's software it's running releases the update


Or root it as another option? That would remove need for reliance on carrier dependence wouldn't it? 


Currently the HTC  Sensation has a locked bootloader so you cannot get root. 




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