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  # 930072 9-Nov-2013 18:18
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Anyone got any youshop discount codes? Found some inthe youshop thread (youshopbf1 and kiwibank10) but both of them have expired.

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  # 930096 9-Nov-2013 20:24
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HellraiserNZ: If you have family or friends in the U.S. I would reckon it is waaaaaaaay cheaper if you send it through USPS priority flat rate boxes. I know a phone is an investment and it costs quite a bit but I have had numerous parcels, that had all sorts of stuff -> Computer parts (GPU, CPU, SSD, Motherboard (without its box) RAM), foodstuff, clothes, bulk costco stuff and more. Everything got through in about 4-5 days and sometimes even within 3. Average shipping price is about $40-$50 and my family would just put gifts, books etc. on the customs label. Nothing was damaged, nothing was opened and nothing was missing.

Just letting you guys know what I do most regularly throughout the year. Its risky but it has tracking pretty much all the way to your door.



If you friend lives in a sales tax free state like Oregon, then that's great. My daughter lives in LA and so she would get hit with the 9% sales tax plus shipping. Then you still have to pay local customs because while your stuff has never been opened, I suspect most of it, does not exceed the customs limit while the N5 certainly does. Under-declare it and you could lose it.




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  # 930098 9-Nov-2013 20:40
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lchiu7:
HellraiserNZ: If you have family or friends in the U.S. I would reckon it is waaaaaaaay cheaper if you send it through USPS priority flat rate boxes. I know a phone is an investment and it costs quite a bit but I have had numerous parcels, that had all sorts of stuff -> Computer parts (GPU, CPU, SSD, Motherboard (without its box) RAM), foodstuff, clothes, bulk costco stuff and more. Everything got through in about 4-5 days and sometimes even within 3. Average shipping price is about $40-$50 and my family would just put gifts, books etc. on the customs label. Nothing was damaged, nothing was opened and nothing was missing.

Just letting you guys know what I do most regularly throughout the year. Its risky but it has tracking pretty much all the way to your door.



If you friend lives in a sales tax free state like Oregon, then that's great. My daughter lives in LA and so she would get hit with the 9% sales tax plus shipping. Then you still have to pay local customs because while your stuff has never been opened, I suspect most of it, does not exceed the customs limit while the N5 certainly does. Under-declare it and you could lose it.



If you don't mind me asking, what does she do in L.A ?

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  # 930251 10-Nov-2013 13:39
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lchiu7: Under-declare it and you could lose it.

Really? From what I'd read, the worst risk of under-declaring is that they say "no actually it's $XXX, pay us the rest".

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  # 930252 10-Nov-2013 13:45
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For those angry about the camera quality:

https://imgur.com/a/FQkts



No post processing or editing. Straight from the stock Nexus 5.
From a poster at xda-developers

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  # 930253 10-Nov-2013 13:47
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coolcat21: No post processing or editing. Straight from the stock Nexus 5.

Seems more like a gifted photographer than an amazing camera xD

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  # 930254 10-Nov-2013 13:55
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bryceknz:
coolcat21: No post processing or editing. Straight from the stock Nexus 5.

Seems more like a gifted photographer than an amazing camera xD


Exactly, so those people who complains...if they were given a DSLR, i'd bet you they'd produce a subpar pic as well.

The camera module in this phone is EXTREMELY capable.

 

Heck some people have managed to produce hq pics with the Nexus 3.

 
 
 
 


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  # 930302 10-Nov-2013 16:34
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Woah, my N5 was just marked as shipped by youshop, it seems they do work on weekends. Expected delivery 21st November, not too bad, hopefully that's including an estimate of customs processing.

EDIT: * Expected delivery date excludes New Zealand Customs clearance.

D'oh.

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  # 930367 10-Nov-2013 19:39
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Using my N5 to post this from Sky city

0o0

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  # 930368 10-Nov-2013 19:42
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Got impatient and ordered one from the uk after the aussie play store sold out. Youshop Uk doesn't deliver anything with a lithium battery so its stuck with my sister till I see her in early December :(

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  # 930371 10-Nov-2013 19:49
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johnr: Using my N5 to post this from Sky city


Can you post a speed test result?

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  # 930380 10-Nov-2013 20:26
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johnr: Using my N5 to post this from Sky city

You Sir are a cad.
(And well done with that)

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  # 930383 10-Nov-2013 20:40
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BigMal:
johnr: Using my N5 to post this from Sky city


Can you post a speed test result?


Here you go

Takapuna, Hauraki Corner this evening just after 8


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  # 930385 10-Nov-2013 20:46
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johnr:
BigMal:
johnr: Using my N5 to post this from Sky city


Can you post a speed test result?


Here you go

Takapuna, Hauraki Corner this evening just after 8



When it says "4G" on the signal bar...is that basically LTE ?  or is it DC-HSPA+ ?

Is there anyway the nexus can be set to DC-HSPA manually ?

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  # 930389 10-Nov-2013 20:52
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No way you can get 146Mbps DL and 46Mbps UL on a 3G dual carrier site that has a max speed of just under 43Mbps DL and 5.7Mbps UL

Yes you can set the Nexus and almost all other other 4G handsets to 3G only

I know the Hauraki corner site is CAT4 4G / LTE site

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