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Klipspringer
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  #884766 26-Aug-2013 15:23
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deadlyllama:
Did I mention the display was amazing?  The backlight is a little uneven though.


Maybe thats just an undocumented feature.
I guess you get what you pay for.



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  #884773 26-Aug-2013 15:29
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deadlyllama:
RoyalWulf: Thanks for the review. What is the build quality like?


OK.  There's a small gap between the battery and the case backing.

After a few days, battery life is OK -- it lasts a day with my normal usage.  No worse than my old Galaxy S2.  It sits at 20% for ages, then suddenly lurches to ~10%, then goes flat.

My headset (ultimate ears 4500vi, replacement for non-headset version which broke) doesn't plug into it properly.  Will try one of those iPhone adapter cables in case it's the case around the earphone jack that's stopping the plug going in properly.

It doesn't like my (cheapie SP branded) microSD card so I've ordered a proper Samsung one.

Did I mention the display was amazing?  The backlight is a little uneven though.

Camera is poor.


Thanks for that.
So is the camera worse than the galaxy S2?  Both suppose have 8MP.
What is the GPS like?
Do you know if it can use 900 MHz?
Strange about the microSD card.


Not really sure which is worse, the S2's camera wasn't too hot either.

I haven't tried the GPS yet.  Will find out about 900MHz next time I drive to Wanganui :-)

 
 
 
 


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  #885171 27-Aug-2013 10:40
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deadlyllama:
RoyalWulf:
deadlyllama:
RoyalWulf: Thanks for the review. What is the build quality like?


OK.  There's a small gap between the battery and the case backing.

After a few days, battery life is OK -- it lasts a day with my normal usage.  No worse than my old Galaxy S2.  It sits at 20% for ages, then suddenly lurches to ~10%, then goes flat.

My headset (ultimate ears 4500vi, replacement for non-headset version which broke) doesn't plug into it properly.  Will try one of those iPhone adapter cables in case it's the case around the earphone jack that's stopping the plug going in properly.

It doesn't like my (cheapie SP branded) microSD card so I've ordered a proper Samsung one.

Did I mention the display was amazing?  The backlight is a little uneven though.

Camera is poor.


Thanks for that.
So is the camera worse than the galaxy S2?  Both suppose have 8MP.
What is the GPS like?
Do you know if it can use 900 MHz?
Strange about the microSD card.


Not really sure which is worse, the S2's camera wasn't too hot either.

I haven't tried the GPS yet.  Will find out about 900MHz next time I drive to Wanganui :-)


Samsung MicroSD from SmartDroid is fine.  MicroSD card appears as "Phone Storage", the phone's internal 1.77GB storage then appears as "SD Card".  Maybe that's a trick to make apps which are allergic to SD cards for DRM reasons use it anyway.

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  #885278 27-Aug-2013 14:21
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I've just ordered one of these - A7 Quad core 1.5Ghz, 2GB Ram, 32GB Rom, 5" full HD screen, gorilla glass 3, dual SIM - should be a good replacement for my S2.

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  #888224 2-Sep-2013 12:17
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deadlyllama:
deadlyllama:
RoyalWulf:
deadlyllama:
RoyalWulf: Thanks for the review. What is the build quality like?


OK.  There's a small gap between the battery and the case backing.

After a few days, battery life is OK -- it lasts a day with my normal usage.  No worse than my old Galaxy S2.  It sits at 20% for ages, then suddenly lurches to ~10%, then goes flat.

My headset (ultimate ears 4500vi, replacement for non-headset version which broke) doesn't plug into it properly.  Will try one of those iPhone adapter cables in case it's the case around the earphone jack that's stopping the plug going in properly.

It doesn't like my (cheapie SP branded) microSD card so I've ordered a proper Samsung one.

Did I mention the display was amazing?  The backlight is a little uneven though.

Camera is poor.


Thanks for that.
So is the camera worse than the galaxy S2?  Both suppose have 8MP.
What is the GPS like?
Do you know if it can use 900 MHz?
Strange about the microSD card.


Not really sure which is worse, the S2's camera wasn't too hot either.

I haven't tried the GPS yet.  Will find out about 900MHz next time I drive to Wanganui :-)


Samsung MicroSD from SmartDroid is fine.  MicroSD card appears as "Phone Storage", the phone's internal 1.77GB storage then appears as "SD Card".  Maybe that's a trick to make apps which are allergic to SD cards for DRM reasons use it anyway.


Phone still going alright?

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  #888228 2-Sep-2013 12:22
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RoyalWulf:
Phone still going alright?


Ha!  The glass panel on the front is coming off.  So no.  Will have to get DX to replace it.

Pity, otherwise the phone is fine.

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  #888239 2-Sep-2013 12:25
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deadlyllama:
RoyalWulf:
Phone still going alright?


Ha!  The glass panel on the front is coming off.  So no.  Will have to get DX to replace it.

Pity, otherwise the phone is fine.


Do you have to send the phone back to DX or do they send you a new glass panel and you put it on?

 
 
 
 


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  #888291 2-Sep-2013 13:40
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RoyalWulf:
deadlyllama:
RoyalWulf:
Phone still going alright?


Ha!  The glass panel on the front is coming off.  So no.  Will have to get DX to replace it.

Pity, otherwise the phone is fine.


Do you have to send the phone back to DX or do they send you a new glass panel and you put it on?


Need to get them to reply to my ticket first.  They've got an address for returning goods in Australia, I imagine they'll just send me a replacement phone.  They replace the item and pay for return shipping if things go wrong within 90 days (or the item is DOA).  Otherwise they facilitate shipping back to the manufacturer but you have to pay for it yourself :-(

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  #888292 2-Sep-2013 13:40
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RoyalWulf:
deadlyllama:
RoyalWulf:
Phone still going alright?


Ha!  The glass panel on the front is coming off.  So no.  Will have to get DX to replace it.

Pity, otherwise the phone is fine.


Do you have to send the phone back to DX or do they send you a new glass panel and you put it on?


Need to get them to reply to my ticket first.  They've got an address for returning goods in Australia, I imagine they'll just send me a replacement phone.  They replace the item and pay for return shipping if things go wrong within 90 days (or the item is DOA).  Otherwise they facilitate shipping back to the manufacturer but you have to pay for it yourself :-(

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