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  # 996553 28-Feb-2014 17:40
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Yabanize: I see Vodafone posted this video today staring NikT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xa2YYt37K0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Hmm, over the horizon 2014, could you upload this for us Nik? How the new wallpapers they look nice :p


Was this an S5 in NZ or is this video from the MWC




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  # 996620 28-Feb-2014 19:43
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Looks like the rumors are still alive of a premium version of the S5, metallic case, QHD screen

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fingers crossed they are correct if so I'm a happy camper 






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  # 996647 28-Feb-2014 20:24
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Damager:
Yabanize: I see Vodafone posted this video today staring NikT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xa2YYt37K0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Hmm, over the horizon 2014, could you upload this for us Nik? How the new wallpapers they look nice :p


Was this an S5 in NZ or is this video from the MWC


In NZ. Various VF peeps tweeted they were playing with it.

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  # 996652 28-Feb-2014 20:29
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jeffnz: Looks like the rumors are still alive of a premium version of the S5, metallic case, QHD screen

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fingers crossed they are correct if so I'm a happy camper 




Jeez! I'd hate to see the price!!

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  # 996708 28-Feb-2014 22:16
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this will definitely be an upgrade for me when work replaces my s2 with this :)

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  # 996743 28-Feb-2014 22:49
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jeffnz: I just like his smooth voice and wanna buy this phone now


Haha I was thinking the same thing. Nik has a very sexy voice. Murray (NZtechfreak) does as well. 




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  # 996754 28-Feb-2014 23:02

Yabanize: I see Vodafone posted this video today staring NikT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xa2YYt37K0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Hmm, over the horizon 2014, could you upload this for us Nik? How the new wallpapers they look nice :p


Beat me to it! There's very few devices in NZ at present, so all play with them is understandably supervised. I'm sure it won't be long before a system dump comes from somewhere or other - some of the new wallpapers are very nice indeed, which is quite welcome as I'm a big fan of quality stock wallpaper. The main one is available here, although not in full quality.

Any questions, sing out. It's a lovely device in person. Can't wait to get some more hands-on time.

jeffnz: I just like his smooth voice and wanna buy this phone now


Hahaha, amazing, thank you - there's a quote for my performance review. 


Damager: Was this an S5 in NZ or is this video from the MWC


There was a snazzy event at v.nue (Vodafone HQ, Viaduct Harbour) on Thursday morning. Samsung came & demo'd the phones for folks wandering through the lobby, was a great vibe with DJs & all. There's only a few really big events each year that get laypeople talking about tech, and the annual Galaxy S launch is definitely one of them.

The GALAXY S5 will be available for pre-order very soon.






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  # 997032 1-Mar-2014 13:49
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blakamin:
jeffnz: Looks like the rumors are still alive of a premium version of the S5, metallic case, QHD screen

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fingers crossed they are correct if so I'm a happy camper 




Jeez! I'd hate to see the price!!


I think you may be right but hopefully it will be as they say and they drop the price of the S5 so its a bit more reasonable otherwise people won't buy it.

having said that initial prices of 500 pounds pre tax from Clove in UK may prove that wrong or just grabbing margin from early adopters.
source  that would make it around $1197 NZD which is about same as S4 , pricey for what it is, or isn't depending on your view




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  # 997353 1-Mar-2014 23:37
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jeffnz:
blakamin:
jeffnz: Looks like the rumors are still alive of a premium version of the S5, metallic case, QHD screen

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fingers crossed they are correct if so I'm a happy camper 




Jeez! I'd hate to see the price!!


I think you may be right but hopefully it will be as they say and they drop the price of the S5 so its a bit more reasonable otherwise people won't buy it.

having said that initial prices of 500 pounds pre tax from Clove in UK may prove that wrong or just grabbing margin from early adopters.
source  that would make it around $1197 NZD which is about same as S4 , pricey for what it is, or isn't depending on your view


I'm actually looking forward to seeing the price of the S5 because of their "lower price" spiel! If the premium version is the same as the S4 was, it'd almost be a bargain!

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  # 998391 3-Mar-2014 20:22
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Not much mention here of the change to greyscale when battery hits 10%. This will give another purported 24 hours. I'd be happy with another 10 hours on greyscale.

Is this software or hardware related? If it's just software then I'd just wait for a port to the S4.




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Damager: Not much mention here of the change to greyscale when battery hits 10%. This will give another purported 24 hours. I'd be happy with another 10 hours on greyscale.

Is this software or hardware related? If it's just software then I'd just wait for a port to the S4.


I would assume software in combination with the greater efficiency of the Snapdragon 800/801 SoC, so wouldn't count on it working quite as well if ported. It's quite impressive in person.




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  # 999561 5-Mar-2014 15:16
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I've been looking for LTE specs on the S5 - Can't see anything definitive yet apart from Sammy saying there will be multiple models with "regional variances".  Hoping NZ model will have some LTE700 support for when Telecom and Vodafone start lighting it up later this year.

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I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but its available for preorder at Telecom, the RRP is listed as $1099

 

Its also available for $0 upfront on Ultra $139

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  # 1000203 6-Mar-2014 14:55
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Yabanize: I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but its available for preorder at Telecom, the RRP is listed as $1099

Its also available for $0 upfront on Ultra $139


thats cheaper than I thought maybe the rumours of a cheaper S5 and a premium version released in May are correct, fingers crossed.






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  # 1000204 6-Mar-2014 14:59
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jeffnz:
Yabanize: I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but its available for preorder at Telecom, the RRP is listed as $1099

Its also available for $0 upfront on Ultra $139


thats cheaper than I thought maybe the rumours of a cheaper S5 and a premium version released in May are correct, fingers crossed.




Maybe, But in my opinion I dont think it will,

 

 

 

One of samsungs main selling points is that there is a removable battery and a micro sd card slot.

 

All of the metal phones you see today by Apple, HTC etc are a sealed unibody unit. This would be difficult for Samsung as the back cover has to be removable

 

 

 

Most people use a case on their phones anyway, so does what its made of really matter? When you only see the front 

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