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  # 1051069 22-May-2014 14:03
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networkn:
heavenlywild: When will Telecom or 2Degrees have the Z2s?

Also, for those with a Vodafone handset, does it show a Vodafone start screen on boot up?


It's been about 5 years since I saw a device that wasn't specifically branded by Vodafone, have this functionality. Telecom does it though, it's annoying as hell.


How exiting, I picked up my Z2 this morning from Noel Leeming here in Palmy. I have a feeling a night without much rest is just around the corner.

The Z2's from Noel Leeming are Vodafone branded phone, at least that's what is on the box. I popped my 2Degrees sime in, and I can't really see any Vodafone stuff. The only thing I can see is a the My Vodafone app it the app drawer, that's about it. I'm really pleased, it's quite cleen, just some sony stuff, which is to be expected I guess.

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  # 1051073 22-May-2014 14:15

heavenlywild: When will Telecom or 2Degrees have the Z2s?

Also, for those with a Vodafone handset, does it show a Vodafone start screen on boot up?


The Z2 is a Vodafone exclusive in NZ, Telecom & 2degrees will not be ranging it. :)

There are no splash screens or visible branding outside of the My Vodafone app (Which I believe can be disabled).




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  # 1051094 22-May-2014 14:29
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networkn:
heavenlywild: When will Telecom or 2Degrees have the Z2s?

Also, for those with a Vodafone handset, does it show a Vodafone start screen on boot up?


It's been about 5 years since I saw a device that wasn't specifically branded by Vodafone, have this functionality. Telecom does it though, it's annoying as hell.


The HTC One M7 I bought last year didn't have any branding whatsoever at least for any carrier. Just hoping this is the case for the Z2.

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  # 1051097 22-May-2014 14:29
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heavenlywild:
networkn:
heavenlywild: When will Telecom or 2Degrees have the Z2s?

Also, for those with a Vodafone handset, does it show a Vodafone start screen on boot up?


It's been about 5 years since I saw a device that wasn't specifically branded by Vodafone, have this functionality. Telecom does it though, it's annoying as hell.


The HTC One M7 I bought last year didn't have any branding whatsoever at least for any carrier. Just hoping this is the case for the Z2.


It will be the case, no branding.

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  # 1051100 22-May-2014 14:30
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NikT:
heavenlywild: When will Telecom or 2Degrees have the Z2s?

Also, for those with a Vodafone handset, does it show a Vodafone start screen on boot up?


The Z2 is a Vodafone exclusive in NZ, Telecom & 2degrees will not be ranging it. :)

There are no splash screens or visible branding outside of the My Vodafone app (Which I believe can be disabled).


Thanks mate for the information.

How much to unlock the Z2?

Update - it is my understanding that Vodafone phones now back as being carrier locked? Or should I get out of my cave? I can't keep up!

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  # 1051103 22-May-2014 14:33
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heavenlywild:
NikT:
heavenlywild: When will Telecom or 2Degrees have the Z2s?

Also, for those with a Vodafone handset, does it show a Vodafone start screen on boot up?


The Z2 is a Vodafone exclusive in NZ, Telecom & 2degrees will not be ranging it. :)

There are no splash screens or visible branding outside of the My Vodafone app (Which I believe can be disabled).


Thanks mate for the information.

How much to unlock the Z2?

Update - it is my understanding that Vodafone phones now back as being carrier locked? Or should I get out of my cave? I can't keep up!


Only a very small number of low cost heavily subsidizes models are carrier locked. Doesn't apply to this phone nor any other over $300 as far as I am aware.

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  # 1051106 22-May-2014 14:36
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networkn:
heavenlywild: When will Telecom or 2Degrees have the Z2s?

Also, for those with a Vodafone handset, does it show a Vodafone start screen on boot up?


It's been about 5 years since I saw a device that wasn't specifically branded by Vodafone, have this functionality. Telecom does it though, it's annoying as hell.


How exiting, I picked up my Z2 this morning from Noel Leeming here in Palmy. I have a feeling a night without much rest is just around the corner.

The Z2's from Noel Leeming are Vodafone branded phone, at least that's what is on the box. I popped my 2Degrees sime in, and I can't really see any Vodafone stuff. The only thing I can see is a the My Vodafone app it the app drawer, that's about it. I'm really pleased, it's quite cleen, just some sony stuff, which is to be expected I guess.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1051109 22-May-2014 14:43
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Anyone know if the Sony Walkman app will work with a non Sony Device? Anyone have the APK?


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  # 1051121 22-May-2014 15:02

heavenlywild:

Thanks mate for the information.

How much to unlock the Z2?

Update - it is my understanding that Vodafone phones now back as being carrier locked? Or should I get out of my cave? I can't keep up!


As networkn says, the Z2 is not locked. Currently only a handful of entry-level devices are, and when this is the case it should be very obvious - e.g. the Smart 4 Mini at $99 has a note saying 'At this price, this phone is set up to only work with a Vodafone NZ SIM.' Locked devices generally also come in an unlocked flavour for + ~$30.

networkn: Anyone know if the Sony Walkman app will work with a non Sony Device? Anyone have the APK?



Historically, it will - check XDA for some apks. There doesn't appear to be much difference between the one on the Z2 & the last few builds, so the ones on XDA should give you the same experience (Or should that be xperience?).




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  # 1051483 23-May-2014 01:02
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I have to say, for the price, the dock is pretty unimpressive. It's nice and convenient and all, but $70??

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  # 1051493 23-May-2014 06:06
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Tzoi: I have to say, for the price, the dock is pretty unimpressive. It's nice and convenient and all, but $70??


Agreed, surely there will be cheap knock-offs?

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  # 1051522 23-May-2014 08:15
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Yeah the docks are stupidly expensive for what is essentially a very small piece of plastic and simple wiring. My Xperia Z dock was $50 (still expensive) so I don't see really why it costs $25 more to make it magnetic...



Still I saved a bit getting my dock from clove.

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  # 1051596 23-May-2014 10:50
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The official Sony case is quite nice however.

I think there are quite a few cheap knockoffs on Ebay for the dock but I don't know how trustworthy those sort of items will be

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  # 1051616 23-May-2014 11:03
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networkn: Anyone know if the Sony Walkman app will work with a non Sony Device? Anyone have the APK?



here is the walkman APK, from past experience, installing the walkman apk on a non xperia device, the EQ doesnt work

http://d-h.st/htw

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  # 1051869 23-May-2014 19:28
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Anybody installed the new Firmware yet?
There is an update 17.1.1.A.0.402 available. I'm just going ahead and install it on mine, feel a bit adventurous wink

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