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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 641922 16-Jun-2012 19:56 Send private message

n95: Bought a blue from Jb Hi Fi Dunedin today and also a Samsung 'Essential Accessory Gift Pack' which includes:
1. Flip cover http://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/mobile-phone/mobile-phone/accessories/EFC-1G6FWECSTD?subsubtype=others-multimedia
q
uite good as it replaces the phones back cover with the cover over the screen

2. Clear slim covers x 2 - couldn't find these on Samsung website. Aftermarket covers?

3. Spare battery

4. Battery charging stand http://www.techmaish.com/the-official-accessories-of-samsung-galaxy-s3/
The 'stand' is ok but is really only for charging the spare battery. It has a slot to stand your phone in but no connection to charge! There is a pic of one in the link 

all for $80



That's really a good deal for the accessory pack.  Are the spare battery and charging stand original Samsung accessories or aftermarket? The reason I am asking is that I bought my original battery from Clove for around NZ$60 and saw the original charging stand for NZ$81 from Mobilefun.co.uk. So $80 is an extremely good deal. Did you buy it from JB as well?

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Master Geek


  Reply # 641923 16-Jun-2012 19:56 Send private message

n95: Bought a blue from Jb Hi Fi Dunedin today and also a Samsung 'Essential Accessory Gift Pack' which includes:
1. Flip cover http://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/mobile-phone/mobile-phone/accessories/EFC-1G6FWECSTD?subsubtype=others-multimedia
q
uite good as it replaces the phones back cover with the cover over the screen

2. Clear slim covers x 2 - couldn't find these on Samsung website. Aftermarket covers?

3. Spare battery

4. Battery charging stand http://www.techmaish.com/the-official-accessories-of-samsung-galaxy-s3/
The 'stand' is ok but is really only for charging the spare battery. It has a slot to stand your phone in but no connection to charge! There is a pic of one in the link 

all for $80




Wow that is awesome. Does it come in white? And also is that the retail price or did you just manage to get a great deal? Wonder if any other stores have one in-stock. 




 

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 641924 16-Jun-2012 19:58 Send private message

kiwitrc:
tyrion69: Loving the S3 but why did Samsung take Swype away? Not a fan of Samsung's version, not as user friendly.


Go here http://beta.swype.com/ and you may be able to register and download it


+1 really got used to using swype when I had S1 and S2, the samsung's version just not the same. Thanks for the above link kiwitrc, downloaded and installed it.

n95

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Master Geek


  Reply # 641929 16-Jun-2012 20:21 Send private message

defragger:
n95: Bought a blue from Jb Hi Fi Dunedin today and also a Samsung 'Essential Accessory Gift Pack' which includes:
1. Flip cover http://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/mobile-phone/mobile-phone/accessories/EFC-1G6FWECSTD?subsubtype=others-multimedia
q
uite good as it replaces the phones back cover with the cover over the screen

2. Clear slim covers x 2 - couldn't find these on Samsung website. Aftermarket covers?

3. Spare battery

4. Battery charging stand http://www.techmaish.com/the-official-accessories-of-samsung-galaxy-s3/
The 'stand' is ok but is really only for charging the spare battery. It has a slot to stand your phone in but no connection to charge! There is a pic of one in the link 

all for $80




Wow that is awesome. Does it come in white? And also is that the retail price or did you just manage to get a great deal? Wonder if any other stores have one in-stock. 


Yes it comes in white and JB Hi Fi had both

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Master Geek


  Reply # 641940 16-Jun-2012 20:58 Send private message

banging my head against the wall.. how do I get the stock ICS dialer running on this SGSIII?

http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/11/29/getting-to-know-android-4-0-part-6-the-phone-app-gets-lots-of-love/

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 641949 16-Jun-2012 21:35 Send private message

bignicko: Is it definite that telecom phones will work with 2degrees with no issues?


An update for those waiting for Blue 16GB from NL the special Q Bday deal @ $839 according to NL Head Office they should be due around 27th June so they say. I managed to get a Blue one lastnight from NL Papanui store in CHC, however it is an XT Telecom one, NL were not keen to sell to me and Telecom themselves assured me it would NOT work on 2 degrees network. I double checked spoke to 3 different people at 2 degrees and they assured me it will work fine, just need that micro sim from 2 degrees which I will get on Monday, then I can begin using the S3. NL need to be a bit more knowlegable on the phones could have had the phone a week or so earlier.

The other option was swap over to Telecom if no joy on 2 degrees.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 641970 16-Jun-2012 23:13 Send private message

grazy:
bignicko: Is it definite that telecom phones will work with 2degrees with no issues?


An update for those waiting for Blue 16GB from NL the special Q Bday deal @ $839 according to NL Head Office they should be due around 27th June so they say. I managed to get a Blue one lastnight from NL Papanui store in CHC, however it is an XT Telecom one, NL were not keen to sell to me and Telecom themselves assured me it would NOT work on 2 degrees network. I double checked spoke to 3 different people at 2 degrees and they assured me it will work fine, just need that micro sim from 2 degrees which I will get on Monday, then I can begin using the S3. NL need to be a bit more knowlegable on the phones could have had the phone a week or so earlier.

The other option was swap over to Telecom if no joy on 2 degrees.


It will work on 2 degrees and vodafone. I can put my money on it

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 641981 16-Jun-2012 23:57 Send private message

It will work on 2 degrees and vodafone. I can put my money on it


I did put my money on it and can confirm that the NL Telecom phones work with 2 degree's SIMs on the 2 degrees network.



n95

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Master Geek


  Reply # 642000 17-Jun-2012 08:47 Send private message

mrgsm021:
n95: Bought a blue from Jb Hi Fi Dunedin today and also a Samsung 'Essential Accessory Gift Pack' which includes:
1. Flip cover http://www.samsung.com/nz/consumer/mobile-phone/mobile-phone/accessories/EFC-1G6FWECSTD?subsubtype=others-multimedia
q
uite good as it replaces the phones back cover with the cover over the screen

2. Clear slim covers x 2 - couldn't find these on Samsung website. Aftermarket covers?

3. Spare battery

4. Battery charging stand http://www.techmaish.com/the-official-accessories-of-samsung-galaxy-s3/
The 'stand' is ok but is really only for charging the spare battery. It has a slot to stand your phone in but no connection to charge! There is a pic of one in the link 

all for $80



That's really a good deal for the accessory pack.  Are the spare battery and charging stand original Samsung accessories or aftermarket? The reason I am asking is that I bought my original battery from Clove for around NZ$60 and saw the original charging stand for NZ$81 from Mobilefun.co.uk. So $80 is an extremely good deal. Did you buy it from JB as well?


Yes from JB Hi Fi. The sales person was holding a white one when I went in store. I too thought is was a good deal as I have paid more for genuine samsung batteries (for my S1) in the past.

Retail I think was $87.95, I got a small discount. It is all genuine Samsung as far as I can tell (see pic below). The flip cover is nice as the replacement back cover part is identical to the original blue cover.
Just to be clear on the charging stand, although it has a slot to stand your phone in will not charge your phone (not unless you take the battery out of your phone). The charger is really just for the spare battery. Why they didn't include the micro usb plug in the bottom of the stand part I don't know, would have been much better.
http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/94/220571694_full.jpg 

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 642015 17-Jun-2012 09:57 Send private message

i chucked a cover on mine, and have not had any issues at all with call quality, no dead pixels so thus far not doing too bad, love the phone, only niggle i have is when using the phone landscape, i sometimes touch the back button on the right side, but other than that, its a sexy assed phone




this is after my first charge cycle, so second full charge on hte phone, using the phone as needed texting, madea  few calls, played around with camera etc.. very very impressed

EDIT: had about 6 hours of screen time


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 642038 17-Jun-2012 11:25 Send private message

n95: Yes from JB Hi Fi. The sales person was holding a white one when I went in store. I too thought is was a good deal as I have paid more for genuine samsung batteries (for my S1) in the past.

Retail I think was $87.95, I got a small discount. It is all genuine Samsung as far as I can tell (see pic below). The flip cover is nice as the replacement back cover part is identical to the original blue cover.
Just to be clear on the charging stand, although it has a slot to stand your phone in will not charge your phone (not unless you take the battery out of your phone). The charger is really just for the spare battery. Why they didn't include the micro usb plug in the bottom of the stand part I don't know, would have been much better.
http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/94/220571694_full.jpg 


I might get the accessory pack as well for my wife's white S3.

It doesn't bother me about the charging stand as that's all I need, when I need to sync it, I just plug in the data cable. I just need a charger to charge my spare battery.

I'll see if our local JB would have the pack in stock.

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 642040 17-Jun-2012 11:27 Send private message

mrgsm021:
n95: Yes from JB Hi Fi. The sales person was holding a white one when I went in store. I too thought is was a good deal as I have paid more for genuine samsung batteries (for my S1) in the past.

Retail I think was $87.95, I got a small discount. It is all genuine Samsung as far as I can tell (see pic below). The flip cover is nice as the replacement back cover part is identical to the original blue cover.
Just to be clear on the charging stand, although it has a slot to stand your phone in will not charge your phone (not unless you take the battery out of your phone). The charger is really just for the spare battery. Why they didn't include the micro usb plug in the bottom of the stand part I don't know, would have been much better.
http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/94/220571694_full.jpg 


I might get the accessory pack as well for my wife's white S3.

It doesn't bother me about the charging stand as that's all I need, when I need to sync it, I just plug in the data cable. I just need a charger to charge my spare battery.

I'll see if our local JB would have the pack in stock.

Yes I'm looking at our hamilton store today still




GZMCC. Nokia Lumia 1020,Galaxy Note 3, Asus Vivo Tab RT, Cam Am Spyder RS. Samsung Galaxy Gear

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Master Geek


  Reply # 642051 17-Jun-2012 12:03 Send private message

IntegerIsNumber:
grazy:
bignicko: Is it definite that telecom phones will work with 2degrees with no issues?


An update for those waiting for Blue 16GB from NL the special Q Bday deal @ $839 according to NL Head Office they should be due around 27th June so they say. I managed to get a Blue one lastnight from NL Papanui store in CHC, however it is an XT Telecom one, NL were not keen to sell to me and Telecom themselves assured me it would NOT work on 2 degrees network. I double checked spoke to 3 different people at 2 degrees and they assured me it will work fine, just need that micro sim from 2 degrees which I will get on Monday, then I can begin using the S3. NL need to be a bit more knowlegable on the phones could have had the phone a week or so earlier.

The other option was swap over to Telecom if no joy on 2 degrees.


It will work on 2 degrees and vodafone. I can put my money on it


I had no question about whether it would work. The question was if it would have no issues. I am waiting for the VF version, because I have found a few references to slight differences in the radio chip for the i-9300T that telecom uses - namely it is optimised for the 850mhz band rather than the 900mhz that VF and 2D use. I think I mentioned the differences in an earlier post (or a link to a discussion elsewhere about it). NL also offered me an available Telecom unit if I wished.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 642084 17-Jun-2012 13:26 Send private message

nzviking:

this is after my first charge cycle, so second full charge on hte phone, using the phone as needed texting, madea  few calls, played around with camera etc.. very very impressed

EDIT: had about 6 hours of screen time



How did you find pictures quality? i find it very unusable , lot of noise . indoors even worse even with good lighting.
I dont see any difference at all from my previous I9000!

My 5yr old N95 will beat it anyday !

One thing S3 good at is picture to picture speed ,just amazing.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 642092 17-Jun-2012 13:35 Send private message

sqlpro:
nzviking:

this is after my first charge cycle, so second full charge on hte phone, using the phone as needed texting, madea  few calls, played around with camera etc.. very very impressed

EDIT: had about 6 hours of screen time



How did you find pictures quality? i find it very unusable , lot of noise . indoors even worse even with good lighting.
I dont see any difference at all from my previous I9000!

My 5yr old N95 will beat it anyday !

One thing S3 good at is picture to picture speed ,just amazing.


yeah, indoor photos can be problematic , but i found if the overall light is good inside its not so much of a problem, outdoor is fine so far

edit: im also sure that there will be an update at some point to address this

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