Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
170Mb/s faster than TimA
3336 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 757

Trusted
Think Concepts
Subscriber

  Reply # 461079 20-Apr-2011 21:04 Send private message

billgates: ^ nice. DSE releases the LG E900 WP7 model today as well. $100 off RRP for a limited time. Fantastic handset but only works on VF or 2D.

http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4dae988f026c6b862740c0a87f3b074e/Product/View/E6838


I would strongly recommend against buying a import if it's for use on the XT network. The phones on XT have been through quite a few tests and quality checks. Please refrain from doing this as if anything also goes wrong with this phone, you have no NZ based support to go back to. I have had quite a few customers with imports from AT&T and while they work, they have AT&T branding, and also are not designed for the XT network. Also for the general person this is less than ideal.

The LG Optimus in my mind is a excellent phone for it's price. For $899 you are getting a 16gb phone with a very fast processor and user interface. I took one home for a week and while at first the phone feels heavy (at 178gm) you do get used to it rather quickly. The iPhone is 137gm + the Samsung Galaxy S is 119gm, so the slide does add a wee bit of weight. The keyboard was easy to use and I managed to get used to it rather quickly. The screen is what is called "Gorilla Glass" which is VERY strong

If you are after a good phone for the price, I do recommend this phone. If you buy from Telecom you know you are going to expect good service if you need any help + also somewhere to take the phone to if anything goes wrong.

 




Michael Murphy
[Twitter] [Last.fm] [IPv6 Sage]

Everything I say here is my own opinion and not that of my employer.

830 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 123


  Reply # 461118 20-Apr-2011 22:44 Send private message

michaelmurfy:
billgates: ^ nice. DSE releases the LG E900 WP7 model today as well. $100 off RRP for a limited time. Fantastic handset but only works on VF or 2D.

http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4dae988f026c6b862740c0a87f3b074e/Product/View/E6838


I would strongly recommend against buying a import if it's for use on the XT network. The phones on XT have been through quite a few tests and quality checks. Please refrain from doing this as if anything also goes wrong with this phone, you have no NZ based support to go back to. I have had quite a few customers with imports from AT&T and while they work, they have AT&T branding, and also are not designed for the XT network. Also for the general person this is less than ideal.

The LG Optimus in my mind is a excellent phone for it's price. For $899 you are getting a 16gb phone with a very fast processor and user interface. I took one home for a week and while at first the phone feels heavy (at 178gm) you do get used to it rather quickly. The iPhone is 137gm + the Samsung Galaxy S is 119gm, so the slide does add a wee bit of weight. The keyboard was easy to use and I managed to get used to it rather quickly. The screen is what is called "Gorilla Glass" which is VERY strong

If you are after a good phone for the price, I do recommend this phone. If you buy from Telecom you know you are going to expect good service if you need any help + also somewhere to take the phone to if anything goes wrong.


That pretty much outlines the reason I went for what telecom offers - I've been bitten in the past with parallel importing devices (the last one being an Archos) only to find they die or there is some quirk of incompatibility thus the pain isn't worth the price of saving a few bucks in the end. 

As for the weight, meh, I've never been one to whine about the weight of my phone. I find it funny that people who are happy to haul around a 'desktop replacement' laptop seem to be the first to whine about an extra 20g of weight when it comes to their mobile phone Undecided





1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Smoke billows from Auckland mall after "explosion" - Westfield West City
Created by freitasm, last reply by hio77 on 27-Feb-2015 19:33 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


So, what made you join geekzone?
Created by DarthKermit, last reply by TLD on 28-Feb-2015 23:40 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Leonard Nimoy, Mr Spock dies at 83
Created by freitasm, last reply by freitasm on 28-Feb-2015 22:20 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Has my desktop got Wi-Fi?
Created by beenz, last reply by dclegg on 26-Feb-2015 15:43 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


The Evil that is ISIS
Created by networkn, last reply by joker97 on 28-Feb-2015 22:47 (201 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


The debate over foreign drivers and testing
Created by timmmay, last reply by Handle9 on 28-Feb-2015 21:09 (73 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Spark Open Term Plan Changes? (27/2)
Created by taneb1, last reply by funnyfela on 28-Feb-2015 15:03 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


And I have 4G at home! (RD3 Pukekohe)
Created by dickytim, last reply by quickymart on 26-Feb-2015 20:42 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.