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.




901 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

# 261807 16-Dec-2019 14:07
Send private message quote this post

I'm wanting to replace my phone.

 

The Nokia 7.2 sounds like it may be nice; but apparently Hen's Teeth and/or Hell-based Snowballs would be easier to find or look at:

 

  • Leaving aside the other issues I have with Spark's retail branches; why is it that none of them seem to actually HAVE a Nokia 7.2 to look at?
  • They haven't had for many weeks.
  • None of the staff I've talked to have actually seen one.
  • They seem surprised to discover it's actually on sale via their website
  • The website lists them being "in stock" via Click & Collect but the same shop doesn't have any
  • Their backend systems don't seem to be able to give a date for stock to appear

Apparently they "always" get "seed phones" in advance of them going on physical sale; but not for the Nokia 7.2, no.

 

… And it's not just Spark, either - apparently Spark and Harvey Norman are the two exclusive suppliers according to the Nokia website; but they're SO exclusive that none of the Harvey Norman shops in the Lower North Island seem to have stock either.

 

What's going on?

 

Is this just a vapourware product?  Given that our BDFL has one, you'd think it was a real product; but based on my experience with trying to find and/or see one, I'm beginning to wonder....

 

If there is a lurking Sparker who can explain if/when/how one can see one (I dunno, maybe I need to book an appointment with a Nokia Ambassador - who knows???)...

 

 


Create new topic
15554 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2376321 16-Dec-2019 14:33
Send private message quote this post

I think Harvey Norman have them as well, though when I looked they had the 7.1.

 

I liked the 7.2 that Mauricio showed me - it looks like a standard modern smart phone. I ended up buying the Moto G8 plus from Clove UK for my wife, as it's built on a more modern chipset / CPU, and the camera is a little better. It left clove in the the UK on Friday and is out for delivery today. Given my wife had the G1 and G5 the G8 was a no-brainer for her.




901 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2376333 16-Dec-2019 14:45
Send private message quote this post

I'm not getting on with my Moto G5S+, and it's bastardized version of android that seems to have huge crash/lag issues.

 

Would rather try a different manufacturer next time.


 
 
 
 


15554 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2376340 16-Dec-2019 15:01
Send private message quote this post

Sure, the Nokia is worth a look. The Moto family are generally considered to be fairly stock android, and both the G1 and G5 have been really reliable for my wife.




901 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2376347 16-Dec-2019 15:05
Send private message quote this post

timmmay: Sure, the Nokia is worth a look.

 

That's kinda my point - I'd love to take a look at it, if only I could find one...


15554 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2376379 16-Dec-2019 15:35
Send private message quote this post

It's often a problem with new devices. One will turn up sooner or later.



901 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2376381 16-Dec-2019 15:41
Send private message quote this post

timmmay: It's often a problem with new devices. One will turn up sooner or later.

 

It's not new, at least not by my definition of "new".

 

The launch press-release (here on geekzone) is dated 31/Oct; and apparently Mauricio's had one since Nov 9th: https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=259938&page_no=1#2350878

 

Maybe it's gone EOL already?




901 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2376405 16-Dec-2019 16:04
Send private message quote this post

I ping'ed Spark on Facebook; and got a fairly prompt response back, which is nice.

 

Apparently Spark has only had the phone available online to this point.

 

"We were looking at getting some demo units and stock in stores in time for Christmas however sadly this has been pushed out until after Xmas so we'd recommend checking in with your local Harvey Norman to see if they have any demo units to try out before you buy."

 

Given that HN's website doesn't list any stock in most of the Lower North Island either; I'd say that there are supply issues; I guess NZ wasn't a big enough market for them to worry about too much.


 
 
 
 




901 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2376537 16-Dec-2019 18:57
Send private message quote this post

freitasm: Where are you located?

 

Working in the Wellington CBD; around Taranaki St area.

 

Whilst I appreciate we could meet up, I'm not sure I'm going to have the time this week; but thanks anyway!




901 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2377009 17-Dec-2019 13:40
Send private message quote this post

Update: Despite having no stock, Harvey Norman in Tory Street (Wellington) has a display model, so mission accomplished.




901 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2401299 18-Jan-2020 14:20
Send private message quote this post

Further Update:

Bought Nokia 7.2 for Christmas, 2 days later dropped it onto a gravel road surface [trying to catch dog]; and truely established it isn't drop-proof!

Got it back from the screen repair place yesterday.

My work-provided-SIM is Vodafone; the handset itself was purchased over the counter at Harvey Norman.

As far as I can tell, the phone isn't doing VoLTE; not that it's a big deal; but geekpoints, etc...

A) Should it?
B) How does one tell on this phone?
C) Is a specific type of SIM required? [I seem to recall that back in the day 4G support required a newer SIM]


15554 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2401301 18-Jan-2020 14:21
Send private message quote this post

I have a couple of Nokia 7.2 cases for sale in the forum - womens cases.




901 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2401302 18-Jan-2020 14:26
Send private message quote this post

timmmay:

I have a couple of Nokia 7.2 cases for sale...



I'd ordered case+screen protector online but they hadn't arrived before the dropping.

Inconvenient postal service which doesn't deliver same day, pah!

Cost of repair just under my insurance excess, typical.

Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



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:





News »

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

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.