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  Reply # 816571 13-May-2013 10:56
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dafman: Also, the display phone I saw in Telecom already had a scratch on the back. I hate cases as I think they destroy the design aesthetics, so which is the most invisible uber-thin case for protecting the back from scratches?


For just scratch protection I was thinking about one of those screen-protector style full cover coating things - but I'm still a bit wary to go buy one - I don't see many of them around so would like an opinion from someone who has used one before first!

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  Reply # 816575 13-May-2013 10:58
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I am struggling to say goodbye to my HTC One, but I can't keep both my S4 and My One, so I will need to let it go.

Anyone want a HTC one that is a week old, purchased from JBHIFI. $940 and I'll throw in a set of Marley Revolution over ear headphones free of charge. I am in Auckland.

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  Reply # 816579 13-May-2013 11:02
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networkn: I am struggling to say goodbye to my HTC One, but I can't keep both my S4 and My One, so I will need to let it go.

Anyone want a HTC one that is a week old, purchased from JBHIFI. $940 and I'll throw in a set of Marley Revolution over ear headphones free of charge. I am in Auckland.


Get rid of the S4 then :D

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  Reply # 816581 13-May-2013 11:03
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networkn: I am struggling to say goodbye to my HTC One, but I can't keep both my S4 and My One, so I will need to let it go.

Anyone want a HTC one that is a week old, purchased from JBHIFI. $940 and I'll throw in a set of Marley Revolution over ear headphones free of charge. I am in Auckland.


So really want to get my hands on these, but have to sell my S3 first.

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  Reply # 816582 13-May-2013 11:04
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Why have you decided to fall on the S4 side in the end? Does it just "work" better without small operational glitches that the HTC seems to be prone to? Does that top button "wake up" function annoy you or is that easily learned?
I am sitting on the fence deciding where to fall. After having used a Galaxy S2 to record a concert I know the Samsungs don't perform well in that regard but that is not a deal breaker.

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  Reply # 816584 13-May-2013 11:08
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Stevereds: Why have you decided to fall on the S4 side in the end? Does it just "work" better without small operational glitches that the HTC seems to be prone to? Does that top button "wake up" function annoy you or is that easily learned?
I am sitting on the fence deciding where to fall. After having used a Galaxy S2 to record a concert I know the Samsungs don't perform well in that regard but that is not a deal breaker.


It gets down to personal preference as both are top of the range and have pluses and minuses.

People go a bit tribal when they feel their choice is under fire but at the end of the day its healthy for us consumers to have this sort of choice.




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  Reply # 816586 13-May-2013 11:09
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Stevereds: Why have you decided to fall on the S4 side in the end? Does it just "work" better without small operational glitches that the HTC seems to be prone to? Does that top button "wake up" function annoy you or is that easily learned?
I am sitting on the fence deciding where to fall. After having used a Galaxy S2 to record a concert I know the Samsungs don't perform well in that regard but that is not a deal breaker.


It's a multiple of factors. Overall I think the HTC is a better phone, but there are things which are very frustrating with it.

1) Power Button Placement and usage. (BIG annoyance)
2) Lack of SD Card
3) Minor annoyance of non replaceable battery 
4) It's heavier and doesn't seem as comfortable to hold as the S4
5) I already own accessories for the S3/S4 I'd need to replace
6) Battery life seems better on the S4.
7) Custom ROM development will be better on the S4 due to it's larger customer base.


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  Reply # 816609 13-May-2013 11:40
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networkn: I am struggling to say goodbye to my HTC One, but I can't keep both my S4 and My One, so I will need to let it go.

Anyone want a HTC one that is a week old, purchased from JBHIFI. $940 and I'll throw in a set of Marley Revolution over ear headphones free of charge. I am in Auckland.


Also a Telecom MicroSim.

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Reply # 816612 13-May-2013 11:46
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ok serious rethink on this phone now. Was very keen to start with.  And after all the problems with supply not sure now. Had ordered and paid full price with Noel leeming on 21 March.  After emails they finally rang on saturday and refused to just send a vodafone one out but said they would contact me Monday with update on HTC One xt.  Well I just rang them and they have a new update from Telecom that it is delayed again and no estimate of delivery. I asked again about supply of Vodafone one at a discount but they wouldnt budge and said refund then charge full retail.  So in the end I told them just cancel the whole order and refund the full amount.
  So I have a case for the phone but no phone.  So rethink whether to still get the hTC after this debacle




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  Reply # 816616 13-May-2013 11:50
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Gilco2: ok serious rethink on this phone now. Was very keen to start with.  And after all the problems with supply not sure now. Had ordered and paid full price with Noel leeming on 21 March.  After emails they finally rang on saturday and refused to just send a vodafone one out but said they would contact me Monday with update on HTC One xt.  Well I just rang them and they have a new update from Telecom that it is delayed again and no estimate of delivery. I asked again about supply of Vodafone one at a discount but they wouldnt budge and said refund then charge full retail.  So in the end I told them just cancel the whole order and refund the full amount.
  So I have a case for the phone but no phone.  So rethink whether to still get the hTC after this debacle


In the exact same boat as you. I sent an angry email a couple of days ago to Noel Leeming. Still waiting for a reply. Am considering jumping ship to the S4 - I really dont want to do this and am trying to not take my frustration out on HTC for Noel Leeming's mistakes.

Check out Warehouse Stationary. they have the One at 949

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  Reply # 816669 13-May-2013 12:45
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In the exact same boat as you. I sent an angry email a couple of days ago to Noel Leeming. Still waiting for a reply. Am considering jumping ship to the S4 - I really dont want to do this and am trying to not take my frustration out on HTC for Noel Leeming's mistakes.

Check out Warehouse Stationary. they have the One at 949


Well just rung Warehouse Stationery Kilbirnie (Wellington) and they said none in stock and none in the area, supplier shortage.

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  Reply # 816672 13-May-2013 12:46
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Finch: 

Well just rung Warehouse Stationery Kilbirnie (Wellington) and they said none in stock and none in the area, supplier shortage.


Ahh.. that seems to be a pain... I guess if you want the one, get the Vodafone one. NL not willing to give a discount?

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  Reply # 816678 13-May-2013 12:54
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Krishant007:
Finch: 

Well just rung Warehouse Stationery Kilbirnie (Wellington) and they said none in stock and none in the area, supplier shortage.


Ahh.. that seems to be a pain... I guess if you want the one, get the Vodafone one. NL not willing to give a discount?
no twice on the phone NL refused to give discount on the Vodafone version even after I paid full price almost 2 months ago.




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  Reply # 816688 13-May-2013 13:05
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Gilco2: no twice on the phone NL refused to give discount on the Vodafone version even after I paid full price almost 2 months ago.


Have a go instore! Phone guys suck :P

I'm going down to NL this afternoon to have a go at trading my XT preorder for Vodafone handsets.

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