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  Reply # 1127038 12-Sep-2014 09:49
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scottjpalmer: SIII does 850 and 900 3G in the same model yeah?

I've ordered one as a temporary phone, can't go wrong!



It does, yes.




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  Reply # 1127039 12-Sep-2014 09:51
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I have however ordered one on behalf of Miss 20. 




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  Reply # 1127040 12-Sep-2014 09:52
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BigHammer: Tempted myself, but still going to get the Z1 Compact for it's IP55/IP58 protection.


Yeah, this is just interim until I can get an IP65/IP68 Z3 Compact post Z Ultra screen breaking this week :-)

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  Reply # 1127043 12-Sep-2014 09:56
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Should so the job nicely. At $300 they were an okay buy. At $200 it's a steal.




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  Reply # 1127050 12-Sep-2014 10:07
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muppet: You want to ensure if you DO buy one (and that's a great price) you don't get a phone with the buggy Flash Chip.

Because even though the later firmwares seem to do something to help correct the issue, that fix seems to cause latency and lagginess.

How you'd tell before you purchased one though, that I don't know.


I think they took about 12 months to appear with that problem and most of them were a certain batch -  possibly not helped by an OS problem that hammered a certain part of the memory. I wouldnt think it likely any of the phones on the market would be that old.

Also - as noted install any OS updates and you should be fine.




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  Reply # 1127095 12-Sep-2014 11:03
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Anyone tried getting warehouse stationary to price match it?




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  Reply # 1127123 12-Sep-2014 11:43
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Bugger, just went to queen st store and sold out. They also said likely no more as even the online team is ringing them to try and fill orders. Also keen to know if anyone gets a price match as might try that on the way home.

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  Reply # 1127129 12-Sep-2014 11:54
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Online they're now indicating the offer has expired




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  Reply # 1127239 12-Sep-2014 14:20
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richms: Anyone tried getting warehouse stationary to price match it?


Warehouse Stationery don't stock the Spark version of the S3, only the Vodafone version. Looks like JB have sold out as well and they only match if it is in stock at the competitor. But you could still try your luck.

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  Reply # 1127250 12-Sep-2014 14:22
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That was darn cheap, the equivalent Chinese clone phone (STAR S4/S5/S6) runs about $235NZ shipped. So to get a genuine Galaxy S3 for this price is mad.

Im quite fortunate that my department does mobile app testing so we get access to all the latest Apple and Android devices. I love comparing my Chinese Imports (STAR and Zopo) against the big brands, and their features and performance for price never fails to amaze me and the people who constantly oggle my current phone (Zopo 980+) and ask...whoa what sort of phone is that.

....and I love it.



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  Reply # 1127253 12-Sep-2014 14:28
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Just got notification that my one has shipped... Looking forward to the upgrade from my S2

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  Reply # 1127257 12-Sep-2014 14:32
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Thinking I should have bought one for Miss 13 to upgrade her S2 also.. Oh well.




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  Reply # 1127281 12-Sep-2014 15:13
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BigHammer: Thinking I should have bought one for Miss 13 to upgrade her S2 also.. Oh well.


I'll have one for sale late October ;-)

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  Reply # 1127294 12-Sep-2014 15:29
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Back in stock online so I placed an order. Hopefully it goes through.

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  Reply # 1127298 12-Sep-2014 15:31
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BigHammer: Thinking I should have bought one for Miss 13 to upgrade her S2 also.. Oh well.


Heck is that the S2 that I sold you? There is still some in stock here in Dunedin I believe if anyone wants me to pick one up.




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