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  Reply # 793895 5-Apr-2013 14:29
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OK
I will have to leave it for the moment.
Need to head for a meeting.
I ordered it from Clove on the 2nd of March
It got dispatched on Tuesday morning UK time and delivered this morning at around 10:30
Had to pay GST, FedEx took payment of some $180 over the phone, but the package was pre-cleared to no delay of delivery.

Will get it going later and most some more pics.

Damian

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  Reply # 793901 5-Apr-2013 14:47
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Its certainly one of the best looking phones around, I think saying its the best ever is a bit OTT. Bit interested in what people have to say after its been in circulation a while.




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  Reply # 793907 5-Apr-2013 14:56
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jeffnz: Its certainly one of the best looking phones around, I think saying its the best ever is a bit OTT. Bit interested in what people have to say after its been in circulation a while.


So your not going to get the s4?

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  Reply # 793914 5-Apr-2013 15:13
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I'm not as sure as I was a few months ago especially with the quad/octa core debacle.
I'm quite keen on the Note 2 (old eyes) but always liked HTC from old days when I had the Falcon then the Apache.

Only thing is the SD card and removable battery which is handy.

I've always been a pretty loyal supporter of manufacturers but maybe time for a change




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  Reply # 793915 5-Apr-2013 15:13
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Bad news for those that ordered from Noel Leeming - the Telecom version won't be out until the 7th of May! I am one of 'these'. The question is whether the $200 saving I got during the Easter sale is worth waiting for another month.

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  Reply # 793917 5-Apr-2013 15:15
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jeffnz: I'm not as sure as I was a few months ago especially with the quad/octa core debacle.
I'm quite keen on the Note 2 (old eyes) but always liked HTC from old days when I had the Falcon then the Apache.

Only thing is the SD card and removable battery which is handy.

I've always been a pretty loyal supporter of manufacturers but maybe time for a change


Maybe you could hold out for the Note 3 / mega???

I remember the apache, i loved that pocket pc, used it as a ebook reader

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  Reply # 793918 5-Apr-2013 15:15
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heavenlywild: Bad news for those that ordered from Noel Leeming - the Telecom version won't be out until the 7th of May! I am one of 'these'. The question is whether the $200 saving I got during the Easter sale is worth waiting for another month.


Preorders can be cancelled so no worries especially if somewhere else has it cheaper / sooner

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  Reply # 793921 5-Apr-2013 15:18
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jeffnz: I'm not as sure as I was a few months ago especially with the quad/octa core debacle.
I'm quite keen on the Note 2 (old eyes) but always liked HTC from old days when I had the Falcon then the Apache.

Only thing is the SD card and removable battery which is handy.

I've always been a pretty loyal supporter of manufacturers but maybe time for a change


Not sure what you mean by Debacle?

The battery isn't a deal breaker for me, but the SD Card is a bigger issue. 

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  Reply # 793922 5-Apr-2013 15:19
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heavenlywild: Bad news for those that ordered from Noel Leeming - the Telecom version won't be out until the 7th of May! I am one of 'these'. The question is whether the $200 saving I got during the Easter sale is worth waiting for another month.


Preorders can be cancelled so no worries especially if somewhere else has it cheaper / sooner


Absolutely. I am wondering whether I should order via Clove / Handtec. 

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  Reply # 793923 5-Apr-2013 15:20
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heavenlywild:
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heavenlywild: Bad news for those that ordered from Noel Leeming - the Telecom version won't be out until the 7th of May! I am one of 'these'. The question is whether the $200 saving I got during the Easter sale is worth waiting for another month.


Preorders can be cancelled so no worries especially if somewhere else has it cheaper / sooner


Absolutely. I am wondering whether I should order via Clove / Handtec. 


I'm first waiting for the money to arrive in the country (british bank account) then ill decide how I get the HTC into the country.

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  Reply # 793970 5-Apr-2013 16:43
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networkn:
jeffnz: I'm not as sure as I was a few months ago especially with the quad/octa core debacle.
I'm quite keen on the Note 2 (old eyes) but always liked HTC from old days when I had the Falcon then the Apache.

Only thing is the SD card and removable battery which is handy.

I've always been a pretty loyal supporter of manufacturers but maybe time for a change


Not sure what you mean by Debacle?

The battery isn't a deal breaker for me, but the SD Card is a bigger issue. 


bit off topic so i apologise in advance, 

its confusing at to what is better (if at all), are 8 cores more efficient or is the Exynos chip just a waste of space given the SDS.If the quad is only one to come here then apart from camera, Ram and software upgrades there isn't much differance to S3 so is it worth it.




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  Reply # 793985 5-Apr-2013 17:14
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Without linking to any articles/benchmarks/proof I believe that the HTC One is a step up from the S3 mostly with its Adreno 320 GPU. It seems that most benchmarks put it up at the top tier.

The octa core is really just two 4 core cpus. One slow (for battery savings), one fast (for intensive tasks). The argument is that over the life of the battery cycle it would help lower battery drain. Thus increase usable hours.

And then you can add to that that not all markets are getting the Octa. Some will get the Snapdragon 600 which is a different kettle of LTE fish.

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  Reply # 793988 5-Apr-2013 17:22
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The octa core is really just two 4 core cpus. One slow (for battery savings), one fast (for intensive tasks). The argument is that over the life of the battery cycle it would help lower battery drain. Thus increase usable hours.
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So like the companion core on the n7?

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  Reply # 794019 5-Apr-2013 18:38
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Pretty cut about the launch date but I can wait, seeing we bought two of them for $1600 its a pretty good saving and my old Galaxy S1 is still ticking along

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  Reply # 794039 5-Apr-2013 19:51
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Greaver: Pretty cut about the launch date but I can wait, seeing we bought two of them for $1600 its a pretty good saving and my old Galaxy S1 is still ticking along


You and I are both in the same boat, except that I only bought the one. Have you had a look at cases yet? 

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