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.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | ... | 51
6593 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2141

Trusted

  Reply # 1782201 15-May-2017 09:01
Send private message

Had a play on the phone again and all i had to do to convince me to own one was hold it and look at the screen.

 

My contract renews soon with VF in September, Will see if i can get an early renew. Anyone got any tips? 

 

 





 


4124 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2364

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1782220 15-May-2017 09:12
Send private message

TimA:

 

Had a play on the phone again and all i had to do to convince me to own one was hold it and look at the screen.

 

My contract renews soon with VF in September, Will see if i can get an early renew. Anyone got any tips? 

 

 

 

@TimA you can resign in the last 3 months of a 24 month term with no fees

 

Linux


 
 
 
 


6593 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2141

Trusted

  Reply # 1782221 15-May-2017 09:16
Send private message

Linux:

 

TimA:

 

Had a play on the phone again and all i had to do to convince me to own one was hold it and look at the screen.

 

My contract renews soon with VF in September, Will see if i can get an early renew. Anyone got any tips? 

 

 

 

@TimA you can resign in the last 3 months of a 24 month term with no fees

 

Linux

 

 

 

 

Oh ye might have to aye.
Would you suggest VF or Spark as a carrier?
I dont mind paying exit fees for a few months. 





 


1235 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 436

Subscriber

  Reply # 1782311 15-May-2017 10:05
Send private message

I have been with spark for over 20 years and never once had a single problem. I have all our phones and fiber through them. I guess its just your preference of who to use.





Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding : Ice cream man , Ice cream man


3187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 824

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1782321 15-May-2017 10:21
Send private message

I go spark these days as they have lots of extras on their plans (spotify is a big one for me).  I don't really travel that much overseas so the high cost of roaming with them is not an issue.

 

 

 

If you travel overseas a lot then vodafone might be a better idea


305 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 23


  Reply # 1782336 15-May-2017 10:27
Send private message

Hi,

 

How is S8 or S8+ ?

 

any problems so far ??

 

thinking of getting one so reviews would be appreciated !!!!

 

Thanks in advance....





I Eat Dumbbells for Breakfast


4313 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 155

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1782348 15-May-2017 10:32
Send private message

benokobi:

 

Accidentally brought a rhinoshield bumper for the s8 instead of s8+ Anyone want to take it off my hands for half price.

 

https://rhinoshield.io/products/samsung-galaxy-s8-bumper-case?variant=32455065537

 

 

@benokobi what colour is it?


14 posts

Geek


  Reply # 1782350 15-May-2017 10:33
Send private message

KillerHulk:

 

Hi,

 

How is S8 or S8+ ?

 

any problems so far ??

 

thinking of getting one so reviews would be appreciated !!!!

 

Thanks in advance....

 

 

 

 

I've got the s8+ and am loving it so far. I think most of the things that make it great are purely android 7 features, but its a very nice phone. I've seen some of the recent drop test results though and it's not good, full on spiderwebbing on front and back from a minimal drop :S. I've got a decent case and a silicone one but I'm thinking I might switch back to the decent one.


705 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 104


  Reply # 1782372 15-May-2017 10:47
Send private message

bradstewart:

benokobi:


Accidentally brought a rhinoshield bumper for the s8 instead of s8+ Anyone want to take it off my hands for half price.


https://rhinoshield.io/products/samsung-galaxy-s8-bumper-case?variant=32455065537



@benokobi what colour is it?



Black

305 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 23


  Reply # 1782384 15-May-2017 11:02
Send private message

kravenmorenz:

 

KillerHulk:

 

Hi,

 

How is S8 or S8+ ?

 

any problems so far ??

 

thinking of getting one so reviews would be appreciated !!!!

 

Thanks in advance....

 

 

 

 

I've got the s8+ and am loving it so far. I think most of the things that make it great are purely android 7 features, but its a very nice phone. I've seen some of the recent drop test results though and it's not good, full on spiderwebbing on front and back from a minimal drop :S. I've got a decent case and a silicone one but I'm thinking I might switch back to the decent one.

 

 

that helps !!!

 

whats the difference - SM-G950 vs SM-G950F ?

 

Also are all edge (curved edge) ?





I Eat Dumbbells for Breakfast


668 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 81

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1782385 15-May-2017 11:03
One person supports this post
Send private message

Love this Galaxy S8 Durability Test - Scratch, Burn, and BEND tested

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_dTXKhFWtE





Gordy


132 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


Reply # 1782855 15-May-2017 22:53
Send private message

TimA:

 

 

 

Had a play on the phone again and all i had to do to convince me to own one was hold it and look at the screen.

 

My contract renews soon with VF in September, Will see if i can get an early renew. Anyone got any tips? 

 

 

 

I think mine was due to expire around the same time.. so I rang and asked for the VF Retention team. They gave me two options:

 

1: Waive the $170 early disconnection fee and they give me $800 credit off the phone (S8 - $1299 price)
2: They bill me the $170 disconnection fee and they give me $1100 credit off the phone

 

I went with option 2.. obviously.. I couldn't wait until the 3 month period cool


2570 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1229

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1782933 16-May-2017 08:51
Send private message

Kind of S8 related ... I've purchased one of the S8-bundled Samsung 256GB micro SD cards from Trade Me and I want to swap out the 64GB card currently in my Galaxy S7.

 

 My 64GB SD card currently has Google Play music, Youtube offline video and Pocketcast podcasts on it. If I take the existing card and copy everything across to the new card, will it work when placed in the phone, or will digital copy protection cut in on the new card (even though it has the same data and is going into the same phone)?


3646 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 731

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1782942 16-May-2017 09:00
Send private message

I ordered a cheap cover on eBay when I first started thinking about getting the S8. I am using it while I figure what is going to be the ultimate protection for the phone. What I have discovered is that if the cover isn't designed carefully enough then there isn't enough 'swipe space' from the edge of the screen. It is a fine line between having a profile high enough to protect the screen but still allow you to get your fingers to the very edge on all four sides. The most frustrating is the top side to pull down the notifications and quick settings. Initially I used the compact mode by triple clicking the home button, but since I quickly replaced TouchWiz (improved though it is) with Apex Launcher I now just double tap the screen to pull down the notification shutter.
Has anyone shelled out for the OEM Samsung LED cover? Despite my phone retailing for $1300 I baulk at spending 100 bucks on a cover. I like the concept and the integration with the phone, but the covers themselves look uninspiring and seem to add quite a bit of bulk the phone, making it less pocketable.




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

6593 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2141

Trusted

  Reply # 1782944 16-May-2017 09:02
Send private message

scoobydoo:

 

TimA:

 

 

 

Had a play on the phone again and all i had to do to convince me to own one was hold it and look at the screen.

 

My contract renews soon with VF in September, Will see if i can get an early renew. Anyone got any tips? 

 

 

 

I think mine was due to expire around the same time.. so I rang and asked for the VF Retention team. They gave me two options:

 

1: Waive the $170 early disconnection fee and they give me $800 credit off the phone (S8 - $1299 price)
2: They bill me the $170 disconnection fee and they give me $1100 credit off the phone

 

I went with option 2.. obviously.. I couldn't wait until the 3 month period cool

 

 

 

 

Yeah fair enough. I wont be paying any DC fee haha or extra to get the phone.
Their website states they will cover the phone entirely for any new contract so will see if i can get that.
Otherwise threaten the ol spark churn and see what happens.





 


1 | ... | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | ... | 51
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer 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:



Geekzone Live »

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


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.