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  Reply # 642119 17-Jun-2012 15:25 Send private message quote this post

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.


I called the two JB stores closest to where I live, one said only their Queens Street store would have it and the other the sales person had no idea what I am talking about.

So will go check out the Queens Street store at lunch time tomorrow.

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  Reply # 642158 17-Jun-2012 17:49 Send private message quote this post

mrgsm021:
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.


I called the two JB stores closest to where I live, one said only their Queens Street store would have it and the other the sales person had no idea what I am talking about.

So will go check out the Queens Street store at lunch time tomorrow.


Gone are the days of people having product knowledge on items they sell.
Favorite past time of mine is going into a store and selling customers products even though i don't work there.

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  Reply # 642160 17-Jun-2012 17:50 Send private message quote this post

lol yes know what you mean avecha, I sold an S2 and an ace whilst looking at S3 quite funny and I'm not what you would call an expert compared to most on here




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  Reply # 642163 17-Jun-2012 17:54 Send private message quote this post

jeffnz: lol yes know what you mean avecha, I sold an S2 and an ace whilst looking at S3 quite funny and I'm not what you would call an expert compared to most on here


Hahaha, good times. I was at Dick Smith the other week and sold an hdmi cable and almost had a sale on a Kindle.

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  Reply # 642264 17-Jun-2012 22:33 Send private message quote this post

Maybe dumb, bit I cant seem to change the selected calendar (subscribed to Gmail account) to another one in S Planner when editing an event, any ideas why?

Cheers

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  Reply # 642267 17-Jun-2012 22:50 Send private message quote this post

Good to see I'm not the only person who makes sales in electronics stores.

Sold an ASUS Transformer whilst in JB HiFi a while back to a person who was enquiring about Android tablets, sales person clearly had no clue what they were talking about and when he stepped away for a minute I set them straight.




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  Reply # 642268 17-Jun-2012 22:53 Send private message quote this post

Galaxy S III the worst phone i have ever used...

Poor Signal on 2 Degrees anyway
Far too big for avarage joe blogs


yes thats about it, returning to WHS

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  Reply # 642270 17-Jun-2012 22:59 Send private message quote this post

AviZ: Galaxy S III the worst phone i have ever used...

Poor Signal on 2 Degrees anyway
Far too big for avarage joe blogs


yes thats about it, returning to WHS


Lol - and who forced you to buy it if it's "Far too big"?




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  Reply # 642272 17-Jun-2012 23:02 Send private message quote this post

AviZ: Galaxy S III the worst phone i have ever used...

Poor Signal on 2 Degrees anyway
Far too big for avarage joe blogs


yes thats about it, returning to WHS


Funny dude....stick it on XT and it will fly!

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  Reply # 642289 17-Jun-2012 23:45 Send private message quote this post

AviZ: Galaxy S III the worst phone i have ever used...

Poor Signal on 2 Degrees anyway
Far too big for avarage joe blogs


yes thats about it, returning to WHS


I've also heard it said that the earth is flat and that Darwin was wrong.

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  Reply # 642299 18-Jun-2012 01:37 Send private message quote this post

AviZ: Galaxy S III the worst phone i have ever used...

Poor Signal on 2 Degrees anyway


Does not.

Far too big for avarage joe blogs


Is not. 

yes thats about it, returning to WHS


Good, you are no loss. You are incapable of using a smartphone. Ask your Mum for a simpler one with big buttons.


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  Reply # 642304 18-Jun-2012 02:57 Send private message quote this post

motorwayne:
AviZ: Galaxy S III the worst phone i have ever used...

Poor Signal on 2 Degrees anyway
Far too big for avarage joe blogs


yes thats about it, returning to WHS


Funny dude....stick it on XT and it will fly!


yes it will fly on XT seeing theres a tower all of .5 of a km away ( infact less as i can see it 6 blocks from my back door ) and the next vodafone tower is 50kms away....

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  Reply # 642305 18-Jun-2012 03:22 Send private message quote this post

Brendan:
AviZ: Galaxy S III the worst phone i have ever used...

Poor Signal on 2 Degrees anyway


Does not.

Far too big for avarage joe blogs


Is not. 

yes thats about it, returning to WHS


Good, you are no loss. You are incapable of using a smartphone. Ask your Mum for a simpler one with big buttons.



when your lg p500h out proforms the S3 in signal wise with the same sim you have to ask the question.

S3 = 1 bar signal
lg p500h = 4 bars ( full signal )

the fact that the s3 keeps dropping out, certainly no 3g where i am with vodafone or 2degrees.


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  Reply # 642311 18-Jun-2012 06:14 Send private message quote this post

AviZ:
when your lg p500h out proforms the S3 in signal wise with the same sim you have to ask the question.

S3 = 1 bar signal
lg p500h = 4 bars ( full signal )

the fact that the s3 keeps dropping out, certainly no 3g where i am with vodafone or 2degrees.



Just a couple of (hopefully constructive) questions, did you see the comments earlier in this thread regarding the antenna? Its right at the bottom of the phone so may be affected by how you use it. Were the signal strength comparisons done with the phones located in the same place? When talking on it did you notice dropouts? Have you compared the signal strength under settings, about phone, status? You said it is from WHS so I assume it is a 2Degrees version of the phone rather than a Telecom one?


Finally it might be worth trying another one in case yours is in fact faulty?

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  Reply # 642316 18-Jun-2012 07:20 Send private message quote this post

I'd say just take it back, and continue using your P500.

If you really don't like the size, and are in a crappy coverage area, then most recent smart phones aren't for you. The One-X will be just as bad size/signal wise. The older Galaxy S2 will be too big.

Only choices for the size you want would be the Xperia Ray, Galaxy Ace, or the iPhone. All of which will probably have similar coverage issues




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