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Reply # 67274 16-Apr-2007 20:09
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I did read on some website on the internet (can't remember what one it was) that the battery life was bad. I also read a comment from someone who was going on a trek in the forest and used the Gps, listened to music and sent many text messages and after a day and a half, it was still saying that it had about 3 hours of battery life left. If this is true, then the battery life should be quite good as this would have been quite a heavy usage load.

I also saw a comment on this website saying that the current batch of batteries may be faulty so the phone may have better battery life generally.

My sister's phone, Samsung ZV30, is 3G and the battery often lasts about 1 day on a full charge. It can sometimes last for a week but it depends. I think that if you have a 3G phone to constantly look for the best quality available 3G signal, then the battery doesn't last long.

If this is the case, you could turn the 3G on only when you wanted to use the 3G features. If you want to use the 3G features all the time then you may be out of luck for having a long lasting battery charge.

I personally don't mind charging the phone every night. Having a desk charger where you can dock the phone (do these exist?) would make this easier as you can just slot your phone in at the end of the day.

I am waiting to see what 'NZtechfreak' says about his overall dealings with Expansys before I buy mine, but, if the price comes down at Parrellel Imported to be cheaper than Expansys then I will buy it from there.




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  Reply # 67289 16-Apr-2007 21:53
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I wish there was a desk charger, I've been looking for one, or even better a dual charger (one slot for the phone and one for a spare battery), but no luck yet.

In regards to turning off 3G; definitely. Most people are staying with GSM and only using 3G when needed to spare the battery.




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Reply # 67309 16-Apr-2007 23:13
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I have just read an NZ Herald article about cell phones and there was a line in there that said the the N95 will be about $1600, so I am assuming that this will be the price that  Vodafone will sell it for.

Link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/search/story.cfm?storyid=000F04ED-9BFE-1620-BF6283027AF1010F




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  Reply # 67319 17-Apr-2007 08:30
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Someone else asked me about the comparison to the E90, so here it is:


Positives:

E90 has a 1500mAh battery, which of course is a big plus

E90 is touted to have ~80MB RAM free on boot, compared to just ~20MB for N95 (N95 information on this is confirmed, regards free RAM on the E90 I have not yet had reliable confirmation, although even if it is not 80MB free it seems certain that it will be a considerable advance on the N95). It remains to be seen what effect the additional RAM will have, certainly the "not enough available memory" warnings should be reduced, but otherwise I'm not sure. I'd really be looking for faster OS performance and camera use, but this won't be known for some time.

E90 form factor is appealing to some with the QWERTY keyboard, and lovely 800x352 pixel internal screen, although it is of course significantly larger than the N95 for that reason ~ a matter of taste really (I prefer N95 form factor)


Negatives:

E90 lacks A2DP support

E90 lacks TV-out

E90 camera is 3.2MP, and not Carl-Zeiss (but since the sensor size is so small on mobile phones, this may not relate to a significant reduction in picture quality compared to the N95, until you zoom or need to crop photos of course)


So really the main differences center around the media capabilities. For me, the lack of A2DP and TV-out support are very significant, whereas the QWERTY and battery life are pretty insignificant and I'd much rather have the N95 form factor, so N95 wins easily for me. I can certainly see that the E90 will have it all over the N95 for some people though. 

Of course the E90 isn't out yet, so this is all a little moot, and if you want a feature-rich new phone NOW, then its definitely N95 all the way.


All information above is from GSMarena, except where mentioned (RAM issues), and is very reliable.









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Reply # 67405 17-Apr-2007 19:05
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The price has come down at parallel imported now so that it is only about $10- $20 more expensive than buying from Expansys (including gst and currency conversion), so it looks like I am going to be buying from parallel imported.




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  Reply # 67407 17-Apr-2007 19:17
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How much does it cost all up on expansys ?

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  Reply # 67425 17-Apr-2007 21:06
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About $1320 from Expansys, $1469 at Parallel Imported.




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  Reply # 67428 17-Apr-2007 21:29
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Price from Expansys: NZ$1174 on Expansys + GST (GST = $1174 x 12.5 = total price = $1468)

Total price (excluding shipping) from Expansys = 1468 New Zealand Dollars.

Total price from Parallel Imported (stated on their website) = $1479

Difference: $11.

The convence of buying it from Parallel Imported, I think, far our weighs the $11 that you'll save from buying it from Expansys and you'll have to pay shipping from Expansys.




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  Reply # 67429 17-Apr-2007 21:33
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Incorrect. You are looking at expansys.au and that price includes Australian GST, the price from Expansys for NZs is $1040AU and the total is as I quoted $1320.




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  Reply # 67432 17-Apr-2007 21:37
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NZtechfreak: Incorrect. You are looking at expansys.au and that price includes Australian GST, the price from Expansys for NZs is $1040AU and the total is as I quoted $1320.


Are you sure, I went to the NZ site and it said that is was   A$1039 and I assumed that because it is coming from OZ you would have to pay GST.

If this is incorrect then I may reconsider buying it from Expansys but could you please explain it to me.

Thanks, Matt.




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  Reply # 67433 17-Apr-2007 21:52
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Americancars:
NZtechfreak: Incorrect. You are looking at expansys.au and that price includes Australian GST, the price from Expansys for NZs is $1040AU and the total is as I quoted $1320.


Are you sure, I went to the NZ site and it said that is was A$1039 and I assumed that because it is coming from OZ you would have to pay GST.

If this is incorrect then I may reconsider buying it from Expansys but could you please explain it to me.

Thanks, Matt.


Ah, sorry, I thought you were looking at the .au price which has OZ GST included. I'm looking at http://www.expansys.co.nz/p.aspx?i=144831 (www.expansys.co.nz) and the price is A$1039.95.

When converted at www.x-rates.com, then GST added I have $1314 as the final figure.

How have you calculated GST? I've multiplied by 1.125. . .




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  Reply # 67436 17-Apr-2007 22:04
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There is route planning for NZ maps, I have used it. The NZ maps are not as detailed as they could be however and thus the route planing does not always give the quickest route.

Eg route from my home (on the North Shore near Telstra/EDS HQ) to work (CBD) suggests I go via the western moterway. I guess this may be due to the onramps on the northen being listed for some reason in the map. *shrug*

Sorry for taking so long to respond to questions, have been on holiday. Gizmodo have done a great review I notice so there is little point in me posting a more detailed review. If you have questions though i'm more than happy to answer.

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  Reply # 67438 17-Apr-2007 22:06
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Hey Fraktul, are you Fraktulpalladin on trademe?




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  Reply # 67445 17-Apr-2007 23:02
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NZtechfreak:
Americancars:
NZtechfreak: Incorrect. You are looking at expansys.au and that price includes Australian GST, the price from Expansys for NZs is $1040AU and the total is as I quoted $1320.


Are you sure, I went to the NZ site and it said that is was A$1039 and I assumed that because it is coming from OZ you would have to pay GST.

If this is incorrect then I may reconsider buying it from Expansys but could you please explain it to me.

Thanks, Matt.


Ah, sorry, I thought you were looking at the .au price which has OZ GST included. I'm looking at http://www.expansys.co.nz/p.aspx?i=144831 (www.expansys.co.nz) and the price is A$1039.95.

When converted at www.x-rates.com, then GST added I have $1314 as the final figure.

How have you calculated GST? I've multiplied by 1.125. . .



Oh, I have stuffed it up somewhere, I think that I multiplied it by 12.5. I see that what you are doing is correct. Thanks for showing me.

So it is still cheaper to buy from Expansys.

Thanks.




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  Reply # 67447 17-Apr-2007 23:19
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Parallel imported doesnt specify which colours they have available , I gues it would be just silver . Plum is nice

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