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Topic # 119711 11-Jun-2013 08:46
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Well, I took the plunge yesterday - it was always going to be a gamble - this time it didn't pay off.

Looking to unload my Vodafone Samsung S4 (no branding, which is awesome) 16GB Black. 


Has been opened.

Comes with receipt - its within its 28 day replacement period if a defect is found (just go to any VF store), as well as the 2 year warranty + 8GB SD card.


Any questions, let me know.


Looking for $900- but may be convinced otherwise. For that price I'll also include shipping.
If you're interested, PM me.


Think I'll head back to an iPhone..





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  Reply # 833920 11-Jun-2013 08:46
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you.




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  Reply # 834027 11-Jun-2013 10:47
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Before purchasing, did u not have a try at some display models on how it looks feels performs, would have saved u the hassle, effort etc.

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  Reply # 834049 11-Jun-2013 11:09
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sep11guy: Before purchasing, did u not have a try at some display models on how it looks feels performs, would have saved u the hassle, effort etc.

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I did, but unfortunately there are things you just cant do from the display models, that you work out when you get home.

I did go into this purchase knowing there may be issues, so I'm not exactly surprised to have come to the other side, to realize it's not for me.





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  Reply # 834059 11-Jun-2013 11:30
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Aaroona:
sep11guy: Before purchasing, did u not have a try at some display models on how it looks feels performs, would have saved u the hassle, effort etc.

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I did, but unfortunately there are things you just cant do from the display models, that you work out when you get home.

I did go into this purchase knowing there may be issues, so I'm not exactly surprised to have come to the other side, to realize it's not for me.


i had that same feeling when i went from iphone 4 to galaxy s2, to the point where i almost sold the s2, but i stuck with it and haven't locked back since. 

it takes a couple of weeks to get used to change, no doubt, but then again ios 7 does look quite pretty

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  Reply # 834080 11-Jun-2013 11:57
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What is it that didn't pay off. IOS7 looks very android like now, especially with the new notifications panel which looks incredibly similar, down to the wifi/bluetooth icons at the top. I always view demo videos on youtube before purchasing as you can then get a good idea of performance.

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  Reply # 834108 11-Jun-2013 12:33
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Aaroona:
sep11guy: Before purchasing, did u not have a try at some display models on how it looks feels performs, would have saved u the hassle, effort etc.

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I did, but unfortunately there are things you just cant do from the display models, that you work out when you get home.

I did go into this purchase knowing there may be issues, so I'm not exactly surprised to have come to the other side, to realize it's not for me.


I would recommend trying to use it for at least a solid week before deciding its not for you. as previously stated, it takes time to get used to the change.

Going from iPhone to iPhone, there isnt much change since all you got to do is plug in your details and it is done. But going from iPhone to android is a bit of a change, but you will actually welcome the change once you get used to it. 

I think Android system is quite good. But it is not for people who want to over complicate life. That is, if you want something to just work out of the box without needing to personalise it much, the i would usually recommend going with iPhone. 

I personally use an Android (HTC One). I went from a Samsung Galaxy Nexus -> iPhone 4 (temp phone) -> HTC One. I couldnt bare to use the iPhone much. It didnt have my customisations that I like, my contacts etc are synced from Gmail, I absolutely love the widgets I have on my home screens etc.

But if there is something particular that is not available in Android, then ya, cant say much to that. But otherwise, give the S4 a shot, it is a good phone indeed



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  Reply # 835747 12-Jun-2013 13:23
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I understand where you guys are coming from, but I'm pretty sure it's not quite what I want.

I don't particularly like the stock keyboard, but the keyboard I do like that I've found is something I have to pay for... that's something I don't find very intuitive. The keyboard should not be the first thing I need to change when I get a phone, let alone pay for it. 

This is just an example of what I've found.

I do have to admit though, the battery life is something to be impressed about - certainly lasted longer than my iPhone ever did, even from new.





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  Reply # 835750 12-Jun-2013 13:25
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I don't particularly like the stock keyboard, but the keyboard I do like that I've found is something I have to pay for... that's something I don't find very intuitive. The keyboard should not be the first thing I need to change when I get a phone, let alone pay for it. 
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Try the new Google Keyboard, its got swype built in.

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  Reply # 835751 12-Jun-2013 13:27
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Aaroona: I understand where you guys are coming from, but I'm pretty sure it's not quite what I want.

I don't particularly like the stock keyboard, but the keyboard I do like that I've found is something I have to pay for... that's something I don't find very intuitive. The keyboard should not be the first thing I need to change when I get a phone, let alone pay for it. 

This is just an example of what I've found.

I do have to admit though, the battery life is something to be impressed about - certainly lasted longer than my iPhone ever did, even from new.


sory not to derail your thread again, but have made their stock keyboard, which is on their nexus phones and tablets as a standalone app on the google play store, i personally dont use it as i love swift key, but its another option for you

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputmethod.latin&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5nb29nbGUuYW5kcm9pZC5pbnB1dG1ldGhvZC5sYXRpbiJd

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  Reply # 835752 12-Jun-2013 13:27
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sep11guy: Try the new Google Keyboard, its got swype built in.


And it's free




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  Reply # 835781 12-Jun-2013 13:53
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So it's not brand new?

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  Reply # 835789 12-Jun-2013 13:57
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bazzer: So it's not brand new?


about 3 days old , as given in original post

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  Reply # 835792 12-Jun-2013 13:59
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I know, the thread title suggests it's "Brand New" but actually it's used. "Like New" would be a more accurate description, that's all.

I know it's a small distinction, but some people (e.g. myself) don't like buying used goods regardless of how "new" they are.

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  Reply # 835801 12-Jun-2013 14:08
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bazzer: I know, the thread title suggests it's "Brand New" but actually it's used. "Like New" would be a more accurate description, that's all.

I know it's a small distinction, but some people (e.g. myself) don't like buying used goods regardless of how "new" they are.


True,,

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  Reply # 835815 12-Jun-2013 14:25
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Definitely NOT an Android user.  The point of Android is that it is totally configurable. If you can't handle that then you are better off with IOS

Aaroona: I understand where you guys are coming from, but I'm pretty sure it's not quite what I want.

I don't particularly like the stock keyboard, but the keyboard I do like that I've found is something I have to pay for... that's something I don't find very intuitive. The keyboard should not be the first thing I need to change when I get a phone, let alone pay for it. 
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