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  # 957626 26-Dec-2013 16:41
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wlfkfgkwlaktka: Bought mine from gadgets online.
32gb Australia version for 720 dollars.
Physical store located in Auckland.
Nice little shop with friendly staff.
Highly recommended


Seems criminal that the Aussies get it so much cheaper though.

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  # 957673 26-Dec-2013 20:12
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pterodactylkid:
wlfkfgkwlaktka: Bought mine from gadgets online.
32gb Australia version for 720 dollars.
Physical store located in Auckland.
Nice little shop with friendly staff.
Highly recommended


Seems criminal that the Aussies get it so much cheaper though.


Not really.
Aussies can get it for 600 dollars, so the difference is about 120 dollars.
Im talking about 32 gb model here.

720 for 32 gb is a definitely a good deal considering ppl are buyinga 16 gb model for 699 at 2degrees

 
 
 
 


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  # 957676 26-Dec-2013 20:18
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I think my 32gb model was about 500 and then forwarded by my relative for another $40. I don't recall customs. Hopefully devices will be available in NZ by the next release.

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  # 957705 26-Dec-2013 21:32
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pterodactylkid:
wlfkfgkwlaktka: Bought mine from gadgets online.
32gb Australia version for 720 dollars.
Physical store located in Auckland.
Nice little shop with friendly staff.
Highly recommended


Seems criminal that the Aussies get it so much cheaper though.


The Ozzy Play Store will most likely be cheaper than that..




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  # 957753 26-Dec-2013 23:53
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I got my Nexus 5 yesterday morning. It upgraded to the latest version of Android within an hour of turning it on. Generally, I love the thing, but it has a couple of bugs and a 'point of difference', so far.

Bug1: I was customising the visible groups in Contacts in the People app....and suddenly couldn't see any contacts at all. No matter what I did ( including shutdown and reboot)....I had no contacts in the People app.

Solution: a factory reset restored normal function....and I have made no attempt to customise the contacts. 

Bug2: The camera loses the plot when  taking a series of photospheres. The first one is OK, but the subsequent photospheres will usually be incomplete after stitching....leaving out chunks. This wasted nearly an hour altogether this morning until i worked out how to get around it. 

Solution: Kill the camera app after each photosphere. Then every one works fine. 

Point of difference: The Nexus 4 takes more photos when shooting a photosphere....including one at each pole of the sphere. The Nexus 5 doesn't do this...and instead rounds out the poles of the sphere with about 4 shots at each end. I'm not sure this produces a better or worse result, but I'm watching. What it does mean is my feet are more likely to end up in the shot as I don't get the final "south pole" shot taken at arm's length so that I'm not in it. 

Anyone else seen these bugs? I haven't not had time to read the 70 pages of posts in this thread......and I can't see anyway to search just this thread in the forum.  





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  # 957777 27-Dec-2013 06:46
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just got my AU nexus5 i changed my addon on vodafone to the 4G smart data, but my phone is not using 4G though, i get no signal if i try lte only living around auckland showgrounds area/epsom do i need to add a speicfic apn or anything, also im using a first gen simcard that i cut and put in the nexus if that helps anything.

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  # 957816 27-Dec-2013 09:12
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4G SIM needed.

 
 
 
 




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  # 957835 27-Dec-2013 10:03
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Not really.
Aussies can get it for 600 dollars, so the difference is about 120 dollars.
Im talking about 32 gb model here.


My 32GB was AU$479 landed (about NZ$520 at current exchange rate) direct from the Google Play Store.

I ordered mine on the Friday that they launched and had it in my hand on the Monday.




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  # 957999 27-Dec-2013 16:56
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ajobbins:

Not really.
Aussies can get it for 600 dollars, so the difference is about 120 dollars.
Im talking about 32 gb model here.


My 32GB was AU$479 landed (about NZ$520 at current exchange rate) direct from the Google Play Store.

I ordered mine on the Friday that they launched and had it in my hand on the Monday.


Sorry my bad. 
Somehow I thought it was $600 from the AU Google play store.
Cheapest 32gb version in NZ I could find was approximately ~$700ish so the difference would be about $200.
Hopefully next year we can get Nexus devices directly from the NZ Google Play store.

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  # 958018 27-Dec-2013 17:14
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ajobbins:

Not really.
Aussies can get it for 600 dollars, so the difference is about 120 dollars.
Im talking about 32 gb model here.


My 32GB was AU$479 landed (about NZ$520 at current exchange rate) direct from the Google Play Store.

I ordered mine on the Friday that they launched and had it in my hand on the Monday.


It must have been more than that when customs added gst and duties though? Their website predicts an extra 120 bucks.



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  # 958090 27-Dec-2013 19:57
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pterodactylkid: It must have been more than that when customs added gst and duties though? Their website predicts an extra 120 bucks.


I live in Australia, so no.




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  # 958582 29-Dec-2013 12:24
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Hey guys, I've been lurking this thread for a few weeks now....

So we know that the country check is done on the billing address of the credit card, but do we know if the shipping address is checked? Or is there a nz post address thinger in Aus?

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  # 958892 30-Dec-2013 08:53
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BountyHunter: Hey guys, I've been lurking this thread for a few weeks now....

So we know that the country check is done on the billing address of the credit card, but do we know if the shipping address is checked? Or is there a nz post address thinger in Aus?


Have learned play store does not ship internationally FYI

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  # 958899 30-Dec-2013 09:02

mrvtec: just got my AU nexus5 i changed my addon on vodafone to the 4G smart data, but my phone is not using 4G though, i get no signal if i try lte only living around auckland showgrounds area/epsom do i need to add a speicfic apn or anything, also im using a first gen simcard that i cut and put in the nexus if that helps anything.


The APN should just be 'vodafone'. SIM card won't make a difference unless it was damaged in the cut-down process. :)

ritzlal: 4G SIM needed.


That's just a Telecom thing. All currently-active Vodafone SIMs are 4G-capable.




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  # 959191 30-Dec-2013 17:43
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Nexus 5 is on sale at Warehouse Stationery for $599 until the 1st. $100 off.




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