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  Reply # 799186 14-Apr-2013 15:45
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Samsung Mobile NZ has just announced on Facebook that we'd be the first in the world to get the S4 at 10AM on 27/04.

Does this apply to all 3 carriers or just Telecom since they are the only one doing pre-order?

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  Reply # 799201 14-Apr-2013 16:44
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mrgsm021:Does this apply to all 3 carriers or just Telecom since they are the only one doing pre-order?


Telecom I am sure does not have exclusive rights to the handset

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  Reply # 799221 14-Apr-2013 17:28
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Good thing Vodafone doesn't either what with their track record..

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  Reply # 799222 14-Apr-2013 17:37
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bmt: Good thing Vodafone doesn't either what with their track record..


What do you mean by this?

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  Reply # 799252 14-Apr-2013 18:31
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johnr:
bmt: Good thing Vodafone doesn't either what with their track record..


What do you mean by this?


Don't feed the troll John.




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  Reply # 799307 14-Apr-2013 20:06
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Not trolling at all.. the iPhone 4 launch was it?

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  Reply # 799309 14-Apr-2013 20:09
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How about appreciate some of the successful launches Vodafone have come up with recently including the galaxy S3 and iPhone 5.




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  Reply # 799313 14-Apr-2013 20:15
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bmt: Not trolling at all.. the iPhone 4 launch was it?


Meh, long gone. No one cares now.




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  Reply # 799332 14-Apr-2013 21:11
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Sure, because how often do Vodafone (or any other telco) exclusively launch a flagship phone these days?

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  Reply # 799415 15-Apr-2013 09:03
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 Telecom I am sure does not have exclusive rights to the handset



Thanks johnr, I thought as much.

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  Reply # 799452 15-Apr-2013 10:25
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Samsung’s highly anticipated GALAXY S4 smartphone launches in New Zealand at 10:00am on April 27. And because we are “first to see the light”, local consumers will be the first in the world to be able to purchase the device. Other countries will also begin selling the GALAXY S4 at 10:00am – but only at their local time (on April 27).

Due to its geographical location New Zealand consumers will be the first in the world to purchase the device. Other countries throughout the world will also start selling the device from 10am their local time on April 27.

At launch the smartphone will be sold through selected retailers nationwide including Vodafone, Telecom and 2degrees and will come in two colours – Black Mist and White Frost.

Samsung New Zealand has also confirmed that only the 4G-capable 1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor version of the device will be available locally. The device will also feature Navigon – a premium navigation service from GPS technology company Garmin.







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joker97: not sure if been discussed but how is the screen? more the good ness of Note 2 or the badness of s3 or none of the above?

also anyone knows if the dac is wolfson?


According to a few articles I've read recently, Wolfson have signed a multi-year supply deal with Samsung. This means it's almost certain that the S4 will have a Wolfson DAC.

This will apply for the Exynos version - I'm not sure if the snapdragon one will have it, because as far as I am aware, snapdragon chipsets use Qualcomms own DAC (which is good, but not as good as Wolfson). I would be happy to be proven wrong, but I would advise us music nerds to double check to confirm.

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  Reply # 799591 15-Apr-2013 12:52
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Asrafrate: I'd be tempted if they did something about the battery :/

Beast like that is going to be power hungry.

But then, these are un-official. Things can change.


A review for a 4 - 5 days battery life for an S3, I wouldnt be surprised if they do it for the S4, S5 etc - all for the price of $33.00 from amazon.

Here is the link to the review etc. Pity aboot the weird semi candian accent eh? http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/04/14/samsung-galaxy-s3-extended-battery-delivers-4-days-of-battery-life/ This would make a smart phone worth having.

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  Reply # 799592 15-Apr-2013 12:55
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nunz:
Asrafrate: I'd be tempted if they did something about the battery :/

Beast like that is going to be power hungry.

But then, these are un-official. Things can change.


A review for a 4 - 5 days battery life for an S3, I wouldnt be surprised if they do it for the S4, S5 etc - all for the price of $33.00 from amazon.

Here is the link to the review etc. Pity aboot the weird semi candian accent eh? http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/04/14/samsung-galaxy-s3-extended-battery-delivers-4-days-of-battery-life/ This would make a smart phone worth having.

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Makes it look like the brick my father in law used to carry around 10 years ago. Pass. 

I'd rather carrying around 1-2 2600Mah Batteries and use them as required or a portable charger. 

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