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  Reply # 2060849 23-Jul-2018 09:59
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Given NikT's clear and close affiliation to PB Tech, it's clear he's indicating there's something off about the repairs provided by NL.

 

NikT - it would be good if you could provide a bit more detail on this, given it's kind of providing negative comments about a competitor but without giving enough information for us to judge for ourselves.

 

I'm still in two minds about grabbing a OnePlus from NL this week, as they've got the 128GB down to $1044 (from $1099) until tomorrow (Mirror Black only - don't care as it'll be in a case). Expert Infotech - the only NZ-based retailer selling it for cheaper - charges about $1007 including shipping, but then also has a CC surcharge...


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  Reply # 2061061 23-Jul-2018 15:26
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The thing about some NZ stock is its a mix of A6000 or A6003 models. A6003 is NA/EU as it has three 4g bands that they use (but not really in AS/OCE). Parallel imported list all their models as the NA/EU model. PB tech's display model was also A6003 but I recall someone saying the one they bought was A6000.

 

 

For what the A6000 costs here versus getting one from china ($780~nzd for 128GB A6000 direct from oneplus) I can't bring myself to spend another $250 from retailers here who import them anyway.

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  Reply # 2065377 31-Jul-2018 06:52
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PSA - Charging

 

I recently got a OnePlus 6 and it's a great phone.

 

I purchased from Noel Leeming and they inclue a Samsung "Adaptive Fast Charging" adapter with the phone and the original Dash cable.  This doesn't charge the phone at full rate and I needed to purchase the Oppo VOOC charger to get the fast (and it is fast) charging working properly.  When this is ocurring the LED on the phone turns blue.

 

I also ordered a car charger and DASH cable from AliExpress.

 

So, although the Samsung chargers say they are fast they are not with this phone.  Cheers.


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  Reply # 2065592 31-Jul-2018 12:43
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Gwilson:

 

PSA - Charging

 

I recently got a OnePlus 6 and it's a great phone.

 

I purchased from Noel Leeming and they inclue a Samsung "Adaptive Fast Charging" adapter with the phone and the original Dash cable.  This doesn't charge the phone at full rate and I needed to purchase the Oppo VOOC charger to get the fast (and it is fast) charging working properly.  When this is ocurring the LED on the phone turns blue.

 

I also ordered a car charger and DASH cable from AliExpress.

 

So, although the Samsung chargers say they are fast they are not with this phone.  Cheers.

 

 

That's because as far as I know there are different kinds of fast charging. A car might be fast to someone but slow to another person.


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  Reply # 2065772 31-Jul-2018 16:38
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I got a OnePlus 6 from Supero for $880 and it came with the original dash charger and an adaptor plug. Seems to work fine - very quick charging


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  Reply # 2074257 16-Aug-2018 07:03
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To INomNomI's point: Yes, fast is a relative term.

 

Clarification:  If you want to acheive the fast charging rate that the OnePlus6 is designed to acheive the Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger won't do it.  The OnePlush Dash or Oppo VOOC do charge at a significantly higher rate.  Simple as that.


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  Reply # 2074274 16-Aug-2018 07:32
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I would never buy a OnePlus, Huawei or Oppo because of their charging standards. Building your one standard that only your own chargers support is just stupid when there are already standards such as QC3.0 and PD that are industry standards now and supported by thousands of chargers out there.


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  Reply # 2074325 16-Aug-2018 09:33
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There's also the flagship Sony Xperia models that are dual sim if that tickles your fancy from XZ, XZs, XZ Prem, XZ1 and XZ2. Same thing in regards to dual standby like the other Samsung phones.


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  Reply # 2074354 16-Aug-2018 10:17
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Starlith:

 

There's also the flagship Sony Xperia models that are dual sim if that tickles your fancy from XZ, XZs, XZ Prem, XZ1 and XZ2. Same thing in regards to dual standby like the other Samsung phones.

 

 

The only issue is most of the dual SIM Xperia's are not sold in Australia or NZ so you'll need to buy from a parallel importer.

 

 


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  Reply # 2074375 16-Aug-2018 10:38
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Starlith:

 

There's also the flagship Sony Xperia models that are dual sim if that tickles your fancy from XZ, XZs, XZ Prem, XZ1 and XZ2. Same thing in regards to dual standby like the other Samsung phones.

 

 

The only issue is most of the dual SIM Xperia's are not sold in Australia or NZ so you'll need to buy from a parallel importer.

 

 

 

 

True, you make it sound hard but is it really an issue when thats the case for most dual sim phones? I mean your still covered by 1 year warranty and Xperia handsets I've purchased online through Supero usually come from Hong Kong with a generic firmware while box is still sealed. Another example is some offered from PBTech in the past are parallel imported. Unless you want to purchase from the main stores and carriers you can't really be certain its not a parallel import.

 

For Xperia phones its the same spec build all over the world but with different firmware per region, I usually stick with whats on the phone but if your really fussy with firmware use flashtool to look for a firmware region you want and flash it on your phone.


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  Reply # 2074409 16-Aug-2018 11:16
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Starlith:

 

sbiddle:

 

Starlith:

 

There's also the flagship Sony Xperia models that are dual sim if that tickles your fancy from XZ, XZs, XZ Prem, XZ1 and XZ2. Same thing in regards to dual standby like the other Samsung phones.

 

 

The only issue is most of the dual SIM Xperia's are not sold in Australia or NZ so you'll need to buy from a parallel importer.

 

 

 

 

True, you make it sound hard but is it really an issue when thats the case for most dual sim phones? I mean your still covered by 1 year warranty and Xperia handsets I've purchased online through Supero usually come from Hong Kong with a generic firmware while box is still sealed. Another example is some offered from PBTech in the past are parallel imported. Unless you want to purchase from the main stores and carriers you can't really be certain its not a parallel import.

 

For Xperia phones its the same spec build all over the world but with different firmware per region, I usually stick with whats on the phone but if your really fussy with firmware use flashtool to look for a firmware region you want and flash it on your phone.

 

 

Well.. kind of.

 

Just because a phone supports our frequency bands does not you will receive an optimal experience.

 

There is no specific firmware for AU / NZ for many of their dual SIM handsets, my XZ is a classic example of that. It's more important now than ever that you use the correct firmware for the network you are on, and if you don't features such as carrier aggregation, VoLTE (when it comes) and WiFi calling may not work correctly. You can also find battery life suffers.

 

I don't have carrier aggregation on most Vodafone cellsites using my phone because the settings used by Vodafone are not set by my Hong Kong firmware and there is no firmware that will work correfctly. I understand that, but some people won't understand why aspects of their phone or the performance doesn't match what they would expect from a device when they buy an imported handset.


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