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  Reply # 638012 8-Jun-2012 20:35 Send private message

Well now I have the Blue, I am quite certain I prefer it over the white. I know the chances are slim, however if you have a Blue and wanted to swap with an incentive, to a white, I have a 2 day old barely used (15 minutes total) White VFNZ GS3 I would very much like to swap for a Blue one.

Please let me know if you are interested. Thanks.

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  Reply # 638021 8-Jun-2012 21:08 Send private message

2 degrees store on Victoria street in Hamilton has at least 2 pebble blues in stock - they showed me them when I popped in to buy a blank micro-SIM card in preparation. None on the in-store displays yet, of course.

Too bad my order is still pending at NL (must be one of the seven they have waiting to be filled!).

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  Reply # 638032 8-Jun-2012 21:56 Send private message

2degrees Chch we almost rude when I called them. If not for plan being best option I would not even bother going back.

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  Reply # 638033 8-Jun-2012 21:58 Send private message

sultanoswing: 2 degrees store on Victoria street in Hamilton has at least 2 pebble blues in stock - they showed me them when I popped in to buy a blank micro-SIM card in preparation. None on the in-store displays yet, of course.

Too bad my order is still pending at NL (must be one of the seven they have waiting to be filled!).


i really cant believe  it that WHS were so fast getting pepple blue  here ...i thought they be the last to get them ....good on them  




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  Reply # 638034 8-Jun-2012 22:00 Send private message

jeffnz:
if you drop a phone from a reasonable height onto a sharp object or its edge how much extra protection will the average case give or does it just give us piece of mind. 

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A huge amount I would say, depending on the case. My case has a soft edge, raised lips, and a cool metal type back. If the phone landed on its edge, the impact is on a very very small area = a high force per square inch. If its lands with a case that has a softish edge, there is no shock, and the force is spread out over a larger area, and there is give, so to absorb the shock.

Also, my phone dropped onto a concrete path , while I was sitting down. Landed flat on its front, flush. The rubbery edge has a lip, so the glass never got touched. No issues, that was early last summer. (Beer was involved)

The ideal case looks good, shows the phone, and protects the edge.

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  Reply # 638048 8-Jun-2012 22:17 Send private message

tdgeek:
jeffnz:
if you drop a phone from a reasonable height onto a sharp object or its edge how much extra protection will the average case give or does it just give us piece of mind. 

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A huge amount I would say, depending on the case. My case has a soft edge, raised lips, and a cool metal type back. If the phone landed on its edge, the impact is on a very very small area = a high force per square inch. If its lands with a case that has a softish edge, there is no shock, and the force is spread out over a larger area, and there is give, so to absorb the shock.

Also, my phone dropped onto a concrete path , while I was sitting down. Landed flat on its front, flush. The rubbery edge has a lip, so the glass never got touched. No issues, that was early last summer. (Beer was involved)

The ideal case looks good, shows the phone, and protects the edge.


i know its an overkill, but i love the otterbox setup, 60 bucks to protect a thousand dollar phone... im not the best at math but that sounds pretty good to me

EDIT: http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/otterbox-for-samsung-galaxy-s3-commuter-series-glacier-p35326.htm   i am gonna get this when it comes available

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  Reply # 638071 8-Jun-2012 22:53 Send private message

nzviking:
tdgeek:
jeffnz:
if you drop a phone from a reasonable height onto a sharp object or its edge how much extra protection will the average case give or does it just give us piece of mind. 

.


A huge amount I would say, depending on the case. My case has a soft edge, raised lips, and a cool metal type back. If the phone landed on its edge, the impact is on a very very small area = a high force per square inch. If its lands with a case that has a softish edge, there is no shock, and the force is spread out over a larger area, and there is give, so to absorb the shock.

Also, my phone dropped onto a concrete path , while I was sitting down. Landed flat on its front, flush. The rubbery edge has a lip, so the glass never got touched. No issues, that was early last summer. (Beer was involved)

The ideal case looks good, shows the phone, and protects the edge.


i know its an overkill, but i love the otterbox setup, 60 bucks to protect a thousand dollar phone... im not the best at math but that sounds pretty good to me

EDIT: http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/otterbox-for-samsung-galaxy-s3-commuter-series-glacier-p35326.htm   i am gonna get this when it comes available


Nice. Similar to my 4S case. Does it have a small lip, appears to be,

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  Reply # 638084 9-Jun-2012 00:07 Send private message

nofam:
lokhor:
nofam:
lokhor:
P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
lokhor: Does anyone with the Telecom version of the phone have the BetterBatteryStats app? I need to know if they have Kernel Wakelocks showing up called secril_fd-interface as this means Fast Dormancy is causing wakelocks. Telecom's XT network does not support Fast Dormancy.?


Mines Vodafone but Telecom SIM

That's kept it awake for 9m 20s, or 1.9% of the time. PowerManagerService has kept it awake for just over an hour in comparison, whatever it actually is and audiooutlock 6% of the time (music playback i presume)


Yeah mine is a 2Degrees one but with a Telecom sim and I am pretty sure Fast Dormancy is causing wakelocks :( I am trying to figure out how to disable it as Telecom don't support it but it seems to be enabled by default on the non telecom versions at least.?


Does the usual *#9900# not work on the SIII?


Sadly it does not


 

If you haven't seen this already, I'd keep an eye on this thread:

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1687249


Looks interesting. From what I've been reading in ICS the modems no longer support disabling of fast dormancy from *#9900# - this is true on the Galaxy Note also




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  Reply # 638088 9-Jun-2012 00:16 Send private message

@lokhor
My S2 still allowing me to do that and I'm running ICS.

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  Reply # 638089 9-Jun-2012 00:22 Send private message

IntegerIsNumber: @lokhor
My S2 still allowing me to do that and I'm running ICS.


Must be just the Note and the S3 then :( I really need to find a way to disable FD 




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  Reply # 638090 9-Jun-2012 00:25 Send private message

lokhor:
IntegerIsNumber: @lokhor
My S2 still allowing me to do that and I'm running ICS.


Must be just the Note and the S3 then :( I really need to find a way to disable FD?


I think you should take Sysdump from S2 and install it on your S3. Only if you root it first.

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  Reply # 638091 9-Jun-2012 00:28 Send private message

Any news on when the next batch of whites will be coming in??

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  Reply # 638094 9-Jun-2012 00:33 Send private message

domonation: Any news on when the next batch of whites will be coming in??

It is already in NZ and some blue as well. All in 16GB version. JB Hifi has it in stock and so is 2Degrees.

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  Reply # 638095 9-Jun-2012 00:35 Send private message

domonation: Any news on when the next batch of whites will be coming in??


WHS still have some white around. Try stores like downtown and newmarket.



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  Reply # 638101 9-Jun-2012 01:26 Send private message

Lol take a read at what HTC put out to try to get some sell of the OneX. Lol
http://www.droid-life.com/2012/06/07/htc-sales-pamphlet-explains-how-the-one-x-is-better-than-the-galaxy-s3/
Desperate! Is the only word

HTC is trolling ^_^

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