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  # 1335249 1-Jul-2015 18:05

I ordered one of these from Mobicity.
Still waiting as stock on their site is wrong. no stock and supplier has no ETA...
hoping to get mine soonish

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  # 1338183 6-Jul-2015 22:54
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Order Details Approved Your order has been approved.


Hopefully not long now....

Anyone coming from the HTC One M8 to the G4? What do you think?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1338197 6-Jul-2015 23:54
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rurd2di: I ordered one of these from Mobicity.
Still waiting as stock on their site is wrong. no stock and supplier has no ETA...
hoping to get mine soonish


You sent me a private message, but I could not reply to it because you have turned off private messages.............

here's my reply

Hi, I ordered mine from http://www.valuebasket.co.nz/search/search_by_ss?q=h815. Got it for $844. Hasn't landed on my desk yet so can't promise anything, but someone else ordered from them in the thread and they seem to have gotten it.... 

Tip: when you put it in the basket, go all the way through to ordering it but close the page before you put your details in. If you do it right, it'll pop up a coupon code to take another $5 off. So why not eh?

I ordered the brown leather H815, because it was cheaper than the red, and the H815 has apparently been rooted if I decide to go that way. They also have the H815T (same as Harvey Norman sells for $1200!), but I don't think it has root yet. 



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  # 1341507 12-Jul-2015 10:11
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Anyone have any case recommendations?

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  # 1341947 13-Jul-2015 09:27
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Brendan: 

someone else ordered from them in the thread and they seem to have gotten it.... 



That was me, I think. Took a little while to arrive, but got to me with no issues and no GST or customs fees - $904 in total. Went with the H815 model because it had LTE band 28 (though I've since learned that the H815T does too) and bootloader unlock was readily available from LG.

Loving this thing so far. Absolutely blown away by the camera, still have to pick my jaw up from the ground every time I take a picture.

ejo

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  # 1341959 13-Jul-2015 09:42
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ejo:
MartinGZ: Clove Technology UK. I emailed Clove and their H815 does include Band 28 and they have updated their website to reflect this, all done within a few hours of me sending the email. Sample price (incl shipping) GBP425 = NZD907, GST + import charges = NZD185, Total $1092. About the same cost as the NZ grey importers on pricespy. Pays your money and takes your choice I guess. Clove have been around for years (bought Psion 3 then 5mx of them xx (censored) years ago), and think they still have a good reputation. Any problems would mean sending back to the UK at your cost whereas the NZ importers have local costs (but check the T&Cs).

ValueBasket. I emailed VB asking if they issue a GST receipt and have not heard back from them as yet. Does anyone have a GST receipt - with valid GST number from them?

H815/H815T. These 2 are slightly different, and although I cannot be certain, it seems the 4G bands for a particular model are the same wherever they are sold. I guess websites sometimes only list bands that are of interest in the country of sale. Pretty certain these are the model and bands of interest to NZ:

H815: 4G: FDD (B1)2100/(B3)1800/(B4)1700/(B5)850/(B7)2600/(B8)900/(B17)700/(B20)800/(B28)700 MHz
H815T: 4G: FDD (B1)2100/(B3)1800/(B4)1700/(B5)850/(B7)2600/(B8)900/(B17)700/(B20)800/(B28)700 MHz, TDD: (B40)2300 MHz

H815T is a Hong Kong special and the bands are listed on the LG HK website. My guess is that any updates may get seeded to the device with the bigger base first and this is likely to be the H815.

H815 is also the only version to so far (I think), to have Root access and that includes an official LG method to Unlock Bootloader - for those interested. See http://www.naldotech.com/how-to-root-lg-g4-h815-using-supersu/ or web search. This again may point to more LG support for this model. Root tends to be very model specific, so root for H815 may not work for H815T.


Thanks for all the info!
Seems like H815 is the way to go :-)


Got the H815 end of last week.
coming from a Note 2, so still getting used to the "LG way", but looking very good so far..

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  # 1342077 13-Jul-2015 12:08

I have one now and love it. Taking a while to get used to the smaller screen from my HTC One Max.
Also i have ordered a Spigen Neo Hybrid case for mine

 
 
 
 


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  # 1342312 13-Jul-2015 15:46
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Got mine this morning, ordered via Supero. I'm upgrading from a much-loved but knackered Galaxy S3 (plus a very unpleasant couple of months with a Lumia Windows phone). So far I'm very impressed, it's a great size and the black leather back is beautiful. I'm looking forward to playing with the camera a lot more. Also the supplied earphones are surprisingly good.

The only glitches so far are that I didn't clear off the SD card and Dropbox decided to upload a million old photos all over again, and for some reason it's popping up the "Select Home" chooser every time I hit the home button. No idea why.

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  # 1347161 19-Jul-2015 12:58
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julianz: Got mine this morning, ...... upgrading from a much-loved but knackered Galaxy S3


Interested in how the G4 screen readability performs outside in direct sunlight - are you able to do a direct comparison and let me know? GSMArena puts the G4 way below the S3 in its 'Sunlight contrast ratio', S3=3.419, G4=2.422 http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_g4-review-1254p3.php

However theoretical calculations and real world usability are not always the same. I use the phone outside a lot for collecting data & at times trying to read the S3 screen is a pain in the butt. I'd hate to go backwards with the G4.

Any feedback would be welcomed on this aspect, not just those using an old S3.

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  # 1348259 21-Jul-2015 10:54
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MartinGZ: Interested in how the G4 screen readability performs outside in direct sunlight - are you able to do a direct comparison and let me know?


Here you go... inside and outside: https://imgur.com/a/UDih9

Both phones are on manual, max brightness. It's not even close tbh, the G4 appears distinctly brighter to my eyes in both cases. I've just spent a week travelling with the G4, I left it on auto the whole time and had no problems reading it anywhere.

Now I've put a few miles on it, there are a couple of things that are still bugging me. The most annoying one is that it chimes a notification when the battery is fully charged. This notification doesn't obey any of the settings for quiet time, can't be disabled, and tends to happen shortly after I'm deeply asleep. Unless I can find a way to remove this (maybe by rooting the phone) it's going to be exiled from the bedroom when it's on charge.

The other mild irritation is that there doesn't seem to be any setting to reduce the camera resolution. The camera is great, easily the best mobile camera I've used, but I don't always need 16MP shots that come out at anywhere between 4 and 9 MB a pop. It would be nice to have a snapshot setting that could maybe halve the size. Maybe a 3rd party app would help, but the built-in one is nice to use.

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  # 1349596 21-Jul-2015 23:46
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MartinGZ:
julianz: Got mine this morning, ...... upgrading from a much-loved but knackered Galaxy S3


Interested in how the G4 screen readability performs outside in direct sunlight - are you able to do a direct comparison and let me know? GSMArena puts the G4 way below the S3 in its 'Sunlight contrast ratio', S3=3.419, G4=2.422 http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_g4-review-1254p3.php

However theoretical calculations and real world usability are not always the same. I use the phone outside a lot for collecting data & at times trying to read the S3 screen is a pain in the butt. I'd hate to go backwards with the G4.

Any feedback would be welcomed on this aspect, not just those using an old S3.


The screen is fine. In bright direct sunlight (the first we've seen here for a little while...........), the screen was readable on auto brightness at 30%. Without auto, manually set it was about 40 or 50%.

Now, this is directly in the sunlight. I could have signalled a passing aeroplane with the reflection.... I could not make it unreadable unless I turned auto off, and reduced brightness below 20%. I've had samsungs, and HTC's, and it's easily better. My last phone, the HTC M8 had a highly regarded screen - but the G4 has it beat for readability in sunlight.

I don't think you will have a problem.

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  # 1349598 22-Jul-2015 00:00
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I ordered my G4 from Valuebasket.co.nz on the 4/7. I received it only YESTERDAY. 17 bloody days, even though they said maximum 6 working days until it's on your doorstep. It spent those 6 days waiting to be 'processed'.

It was only when I phoned them up one final time and told them if I did not see it was on the Courier in 2 days, to cancel the order that I finally seen some movement.

Happily, it arrived 1 day earlier than their estimate (from Hong Kong), but still... Don't be afraid to hassle them if they are dragging their feet, just do it sooner than I did. Too bloody forgiving lol...

Anyway:

Price:                      9/10 (of shops I looked at; einfo.co.nz was damn close).
Prompt delivery:       5/10 (atleast I did actually GET it...).
Condition:               9/10 (perfect - did come with a foreign charger, but they included am adaptor)
Communication:       6/10 - english was not their first language, but understandable. The real problem was the provisioning of my order and delays. Hire some more staff, jeez!
Overall:                   7/10.

If I had my turn again, knowing how they'd be, I'd just pay the extra and get it from einfo.co.nz - Ive had faster service there.

The phone itself is great! Bit worried about bashing that camera lense though. I'll be looking into cases etc I think.


Bit concerned about warranty issues, but they say they have local repair agents.... Anyone had to use them for this?

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  # 1353322 28-Jul-2015 12:35
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Gotta say, I'm extremely impressed with the idle battery life on this phone. If I don't use it much during the day (with wifi/4G/BT/location all turned on) but maybe listen to a few podcasts and send/receive a few texts then it only drops a couple of percent by the end of the day. I've only had one day when I managed to actually run the battery flat so far, and that was when I used the camera for most of a morning (screen on) and then let it sync a couple of hundred MB of photos to Dropbox.

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  # 1356092 31-Jul-2015 14:51
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Had mine 2 weeks now. I love this phone.

ejo

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  # 1360343 6-Aug-2015 23:27
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I am looking for a microSD card for my LG G4. Thinking of getting a 128GB one. Has anyone bought one yet?
Any recommendations or experiences to share?

Thanks

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