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  Reply # 634447 1-Jun-2012 22:45 Send private message

defragger: Hows the GPS on it guys? Any issues?


Great, you've got to love GLONASS.




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  Reply # 634452 1-Jun-2012 23:02 Send private message

NZtechfreak:
defragger: Hows the GPS on it guys? Any issues?


Great, you've got to love GLONASS.


I work in Glendene and 9 out of 10 times my S2 thought I was over on Rosebank Rd, my S3 grabs a perfect lock to within a few mtrs In seconds all under the same conditions

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  Reply # 634456 1-Jun-2012 23:25 Send private message

What do you guys have your brightness set to?

The auto setting seems a bit dim in general to me. I like it a bit brighter.



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  Reply # 634458 1-Jun-2012 23:38 Send private message

just reflecting on scoring one for NZ$839 today .... how crazy is that?

just awesome luck with the timing of QB weekend i guess, but for a launch week price on the worlds best cell phone right now .... thats crazy.

i was honestly expecting to pay $1200 for the thing prior to the samsung unveiling .

 
 

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  Reply # 634463 1-Jun-2012 23:44 Send private message

motorwayne: What do you guys have your brightness set to?

The auto setting seems a bit dim in general to me. I like it a bit brighter.




I agree the auto setting is Shiite

I have mine set to around 35% at a guess. This is fine except for outside/direct sun

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  Reply # 634465 1-Jun-2012 23:54 Send private message

Oh man should I cancelling my pre order from JB and going with Noel Leeming pre order instead?
20% off is $912.20 which is a sweet price. Going to talk to JB Hi-fi tomorrow.
Can I have the link to the receipt? Please

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  Reply # 634466 1-Jun-2012 23:55 Send private message

Lambchop: just reflecting on scoring one for NZ$839 today .... how crazy is that?

just awesome luck with the timing of QB weekend i guess, but for a launch week price on the worlds best cell phone right now .... thats crazy.

i was honestly expecting to pay $1200 for the thing prior to the samsung unveiling .

Pretty darn good. I don't think you will get that sort of a price again for a while. 

Hopefully I can score one tomorrow from JB. Otherwise Noel Leeming's deal goes on till Monday so heaps of time to secure one for that price.




 

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  Reply # 634467 1-Jun-2012 23:57 Send private message

defragger:
Lambchop: just reflecting on scoring one for NZ$839 today .... how crazy is that?

just awesome luck with the timing of QB weekend i guess, but for a launch week price on the worlds best cell phone right now .... thats crazy.

i was honestly expecting to pay $1200 for the thing prior to the samsung unveiling .

Pretty darn good. I don't think you will get that sort of a price again for a while. 

Hopefully I can score one tomorrow from JB. Otherwise Noel Leeming's deal goes on till Monday so heaps of time to secure one for that price.


Same here, wasn't gonna bother buying one at first without using a review unit for a couple of weeks until the Noel Leeming deal came up

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  Reply # 634477 2-Jun-2012 01:26 Send private message

Benjip: I checked one out at Vodafone today – was extremely impressed with how vivid the screen's colours were. I must say though, I could easily see pixels (must be the LASiK) which was a huge disappointment in comparison to my 4S' screen. Wasn't enough to put me off though.

I'm now seriously tempted to get one of these bad boys since the iPhone 5 won't be here before October. When you all say WHS, is that Warehouse Stationery?


Lasik - Money well worth spending in my eyes. (Thanks dad for the gift of vision).

Does the snapper app only work for 2Degrees?

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  Reply # 634478 2-Jun-2012 01:29 Send private message

avecha: Does the snapper app only work for 2Degrees?


AFAIK checking balance works for anyone but if you want payments you have to have a 2degrees SIM (or whatever there was of checking is)

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  Reply # 634488 2-Jun-2012 07:49 Send private message

defragger: Damn rang up JB again and they say they won't price match Noel Leeming as they only have 3 in stock and are selling them fast as it is (at $944).

Noel will be my best bet I think.

Thanks jeffnz for the pic of your receipt though. I might try to go into JB tomorrow morning to see if they can match it but won't have my hopes up.


JB hi-fi WILL price match - I heard it from the top - they had sent emails to all the stores.
If they have any left that is - I know St Lukes started with 30 units and only had 4 left at 5pm last night.

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  Reply # 634492 2-Jun-2012 08:05 Send private message

Loving my s3 so far... only downside is that USB utilities has disappeared i.e. no MSC.

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  Reply # 634498 2-Jun-2012 08:25 Send private message

I got my S3 from Telecom last night. Just playing around with it today, its been on for 2 hours and i'm looking at what's using the battery. The cell standby is at 50%. Seems a bit excessive? On my previous phones its been closer to 10%. Anyone got any clues why this might be?

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  Reply # 634514 2-Jun-2012 09:21 Send private message

JB just won't budge saying its below their cost price. Noel leeming only vodafone version. Whs waiting on their delivery. This is at Mt Maunganui.




 

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  Reply # 634517 2-Jun-2012 09:29 Send private message

defragger: JB just won't budge saying its below their cost price. Noel leeming only vodafone version. Whs waiting on their delivery. This is at Mt Maunganui.
I paid $944 at JB Hi Fi in Bayfair yesterday.  They had 3 left in the cupboard afterwards.  This will work on any network.  Also gave 50% off a micro sim card and transferred my number to it then.




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