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  Reply # 1407318 15-Oct-2015 16:03
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My yellow compact is on a plane between Hong Kong and Sydney right now, if I don't get it tomorrow I will on Monday.

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  Reply # 1407332 15-Oct-2015 16:15
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Bet it didn't cost you $999 either.

What are they smoking over at Sony?

$999 for a phone with a 4.5" hd screen 2GB of RAM, year old processor!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1407335 15-Oct-2015 16:20
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I was planning to stick with Sony, but the flagship phone is a bit big for my liking, and the compact is a bit steep for what it is.

Might convince me to head over to Nexus.

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  Reply # 1407359 15-Oct-2015 17:19
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Is there only Black color at launch? was interested in looking at the Gold or Green before making a decision.

Are there any freebies from the Sony store? I remember when I bought the vanilla Z they gave out free Bluetooth speakers with the phones. The Sony store in Australia is offering free cover cases for their Z5.

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  Reply # 1407363 15-Oct-2015 17:34
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scottjpalmer: My yellow compact is on a plane between Hong Kong and Sydney right now, if I don't get it tomorrow I will on Monday.


Ah Rats! And I was about to offer to pick you up one in Sydney... At the very least I was going to troll a pic of me with one in hand...




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  Reply # 1407367 15-Oct-2015 17:55
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pretty high prices for something that will depreciate incredibly fast.

Atleast with iphones they have good resell value, and samsung's though to a lesser extent.

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  Reply # 1407622 16-Oct-2015 09:42
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Sony smoking some serious crack at that price.

Can get an S6 for the price of that Compact. A FAR FAR superior phone in just about every way.

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  Reply # 1407627 16-Oct-2015 09:48
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Kopkiwi: Sony smoking some serious crack at that price.

Can get an S6 for the price of that Compact. A FAR FAR superior phone in just about every way.


Depends on your priorities though, after having a waterproof phone, I'm not sure I could easily convert back.

Right now I don't care if my boy has my phone in his gob, and if its dirty I run it under the tap.  I don't know if I could go back to having a stroke every time a drop lands on the phone when it spits, fearing a warranty void.

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  Reply # 1407646 16-Oct-2015 10:08
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Kopkiwi: Sony smoking some serious crack at that price.

Can get an S6 for the price of that Compact. A FAR FAR superior phone in just about every way.


Nah, its just retailers here got the S6 before our dollar went down the toilet. It's not just Sony increasing prices of stuff, Apple increased iPhone prices by a further $200 and also Mac prices 20% overnight, Microsoft surface Pro 4 m3 model costs about the same as Surface Pro 3 i7 model.

You bet when the S7 comes out, there will be a hefty price increase.

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  Reply # 1407841 16-Oct-2015 13:06
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Kopkiwi: Sony smoking some serious crack at that price.

Can get an S6 for the price of that Compact. A FAR FAR superior phone in just about every way.


Nah, its just retailers here got the S6 before our dollar went down the toilet. It's not just Sony increasing prices of stuff, Apple increased iPhone prices by a further $200 and also Mac prices 20% overnight, Microsoft surface Pro 4 m3 model costs about the same as Surface Pro 3 i7 model.

You bet when the S7 comes out, there will be a hefty price increase.


With hefty price increases becomes buyer resistance. 




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  Reply # 1408132 17-Oct-2015 09:20
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itey: pretty high prices for something that will depreciate incredibly fast.

Atleast with iphones they have good resell value, and samsung's though to a lesser extent.


If you hold onto it for 24 months, then biff it, at $1,000 it has cost you around $10 per week, the equivalent of about 2 cups of coffee.

That's not too bad for a device that lives by your side for 24 hours access to the internet, phone, music, camera, calendar, email, messaging, flashlight ...

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  Reply # 1408133 17-Oct-2015 09:23
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Kopkiwi: Sony smoking some serious crack at that price.

Can get an S6 for the price of that Compact. A FAR FAR superior phone in just about every way.


... except for battery life, removable storage, touchwizz (arrgg..) 

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  Reply # 1409604 20-Oct-2015 09:04
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Up on the Spark website now:

http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile/phones/sony-xperia-z5-compact-black.html#Prepaid 

http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile/phones/sony-xperia-z5-black.html 

Also saw them putting up posters for the Z5 in the Lambton Quay store this morning.

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  Reply # 1409608 20-Oct-2015 09:11
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^Nice.

I am waiting for the Premium!

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  Reply # 1409614 20-Oct-2015 09:24
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hazza87: Up on the Spark website now:

http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile/phones/sony-xperia-z5-compact-black.html#Prepaid 

http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile/phones/sony-xperia-z5-black.html 

Also saw them putting up posters for the Z5 in the Lambton Quay store this morning.



If you get chance to see them, can you pls let us know if this would have the spark 's software loaded on top of android, does it effect performance / boot up time etc.

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