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  Reply # 1446945 10-Dec-2015 09:34 Send private message quote this post

4.5hrs of screen on time yesterday, that's with WiFi/BT/screen on half volume (with adaptive on), multiple push email accts, FB etc etc, basically just using it as it is designed to be used like a normal consumer, and that's not playing videos etc which is relatively low power usage, that is FB, web etc

I would have loved to have this level of performance from any of my previous generation flagships, no matter what rom/power saving tricks etc i tried I could never get even close to that 



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  Reply # 1446994 10-Dec-2015 10:08 Send private message quote this post

Wade: I would have loved to have this level of performance from any of my previous generation flagships, no matter what rom/power saving tricks etc i tried I could never get even close to that 

If we could bolt a better camera onto it, this thing would be close to the perfect phone/phablet.  :)




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  Reply # 1447127 10-Dec-2015 13:30 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Love the phone, Agree: the camera could be better. However, I discovered the camera is fairly useless on Automatic mode (not focusing properly). But if you change it to manual mode and click on screen where you want to focus, it actually does a very decent job. Maybe something in the default Camera App?

Looking forward to the update, but getting a Network Error at present. :(


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  Reply # 1451694 16-Dec-2015 16:10 Send private message quote this post

The build quality is a bit dodgy. My first one refused to recognise any sim. I have a friend whose sim card holder seems unreliable (it normally doesn't get calls or texts!). The earphone socket seems to be a weak point. Another friend's has crapped out. Mine doesn't connect well.

I still love the phone. I've just ordered some Bluetooth headphones from Aliexpress :-)

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  Reply # 1451889 16-Dec-2015 20:59 Send private message quote this post

DaMuzzMan67: Love the phone, Agree: the camera could be better. However, I discovered the camera is fairly useless on Automatic mode (not focusing properly). But if you change it to manual mode and click on screen where you want to focus, it actually does a very decent job. Maybe something in the default Camera App?

Looking forward to the update, but getting a Network Error at present. :(



Try Google Camera also. they both have their strengths and weaknesses but hey :P

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  Reply # 1458059 28-Dec-2015 10:44 Send private message quote this post

If you use the Warehouse Stationary 5% price guarantee on Harvey Norman's current price, you can get this phone for $210, which I think is the lowest you've been able to get it for since the Warehouse Stationary price mixup.

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  Reply # 1458131 28-Dec-2015 14:10 Send private message quote this post

Be careful, they wouldn't honour their price guarantee for me from the noel leemings special a few weeks ago...

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  Reply # 1458133 28-Dec-2015 14:17 Send private message quote this post

theaffman: Be careful, they wouldn't honour their price guarantee for me from the noel leemings special a few weeks ago...


I can't speak for any other branches, but it worked at WS Wairau Park yesterday.

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  Reply # 1458195 28-Dec-2015 19:16 Send private message quote this post

The SU6 I got for my mother some months ago is clocked at 1.5 GHz while the one I bought yesterday is at 1.46 GHz, does anyone know why?

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  Reply # 1458245 28-Dec-2015 20:31 Send private message quote this post

Possibly different rounding in the different OS version?




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  Reply # 1458253 28-Dec-2015 20:44 Send private message quote this post

Dynamic: Possibly different rounding in the different OS version?


Same OS, and same CPU-Z version.

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  Reply # 1466023 8-Jan-2016 16:28 Send private message quote this post

Is there any reason why this phone has an ancient version of the Google clock app installed with updates to it disabled? When you go to the app in the Play store, it shows "install" not "update". If you install, you get duplicate clock apps as the old one stays put. You have to disable the old one. Even then there seems to be residue of the old clock app remaining, like AM/PM on the lock screen clock.

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  Reply # 1471834 15-Jan-2016 12:03 Send private message quote this post

I think you can do better for the money if you are willing to go chinese. The Redmi note 3 is far superior and even the meizu note 2 should perform better.

although i am starting to consider switching to vodafone on one of my prepays because Telecom doesnt do carryover.

which chinese manufacturer builds the smart ultra? i did read it but forgot.

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  Reply # 1471846 15-Jan-2016 12:10 Send private message quote this post

It's a ZTE device




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  Reply # 1471859 15-Jan-2016 12:34 Send private message quote this post

TeaLeaf: I think you can do better for the money if you are willing to go chinese. The Redmi note 3 is far superior and even the meizu note 2 should perform better.


What's the software situation like on those phones? The SU6 is comfortably close to stock android. Do they even have the google play store?

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