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  Reply # 1397069 30-Sep-2015 09:02
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NZ AVAILABILITY AND PRICING The 6P will be available in New Zealand from November 2 through the Google Play Store, and at selected retailers including 2degrees, Harvey Norman, and Noel Leeming.

32GB: $1099
64GB: $1199
128GB: $1349


No details have been released about the 5X for New Zealand.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/72543691/googles-new-nexus-6p-and-nexus-5x-smartphones

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  Reply # 1397070 30-Sep-2015 09:02
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k14: Any word on a NZ release date? Haven't been able to find any info from the press event coverage.


On the positive - it's already listed on the NZ google store ... remember the days of old when Google ignored us totally.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1397074 30-Sep-2015 09:06
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Kopkiwi: Jesus those prices put in inline with the Note 5 and iPhone 6s range. For a phone that's WAY behind in the specs/premium department they can f5Ck right off


Err, define WAY behind ...

pricing ... the 32GB 6P is $300 cheaper than the iphone  6+ 16GB?

specs ... similar aluminium unibody design, and throw in front facing stereo speakers, much higher res screen?

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  Reply # 1397078 30-Sep-2015 09:12
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zyo: Since no one seems to have mentioned this.

According to FCC filing the US models (4X and 6P) do not support 4G bands in NZ (that's band 3 and 28)
http://www.droid-life.com/2015/09/25/nexus-5x-hits-fcc-with-all-us-carrier-bands-including-verizon/

That's a huge deal breaker (there are less congestion on LTE so regardless of data caps it's worthwhile getting a 4G phone) Better wait for NZ release.


That's also the case for the previous editions.  The US editions have CDMA and all sorts of other ugly shoved into them. You'd be nuts (IMHO) to buy one.

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  Reply # 1397083 30-Sep-2015 09:19
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muppet:
zyo: Since no one seems to have mentioned this.

According to FCC filing the US models (4X and 6P) do not support 4G bands in NZ (that's band 3 and 28)
http://www.droid-life.com/2015/09/25/nexus-5x-hits-fcc-with-all-us-carrier-bands-including-verizon/

That's a huge deal breaker (there are less congestion on LTE so regardless of data caps it's worthwhile getting a 4G phone) Better wait for NZ release.


That's also the case for the previous editions.  The US editions have CDMA and all sorts of other ugly shoved into them. You'd be nuts (IMHO) to buy one.


Yes I know that because I got both models of Nexus 5 :)

At least there is 3G though.





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  Reply # 1397122 30-Sep-2015 10:02
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No wireless charging is probably a deal breaker for me so I will keep my N5. While much faster charging might mitigate that, I have wireless pads all over the house an in my cars and I love being able to pop the phone down and charge when I want to. But that could be because the N5 has poor battery life and this was a way to overcome that. If the new phones had all day battery life with moderate use and then be able to charge quickly as they say, I might not be so bothered.

But the huge fall in the NZD has made these phones too expensive now IMHO and I think I will just keep my N5 for another year.




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  Reply # 1397125 30-Sep-2015 10:08
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FYI for those considering the 5X - it only supports the Spark/Skinny half of band 28.




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  Reply # 1397128 30-Sep-2015 10:11
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I read something this morning suggesting the 2013 N5 running 6.0 was seeing up to 30% better battery life so the 2015 N5 with a 400mAh bigger battery and I assume a more efficient processor should survive a fairly solid day's use on a single charge

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  Reply # 1397130 30-Sep-2015 10:15
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reven: damn, theyre way overpriced.    if the vodafone ultra had wireless charging I would upgrade to one of those.  so guess Im sticking with my nexus 5 for now.


I bought the Ultra as a stop gap until this day but to be honest the Ultra is so much bang for buck I can't justify nor probably need to upgrade at this stage

FWIW the Ultra easily lasts a full day, I regularly get 12~16 hours standby time with screen on times ranging between 3.5~4.5 hours, that's without playing silly buggers and everything updating and on in the background

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  Reply # 1397131 30-Sep-2015 10:16
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lchiu7: No wireless charging is probably a deal breaker for me so I will keep my N5. While much faster charging might mitigate that, I have wireless pads all over the house an in my cars and I love being able to pop the phone down and charge when I want to. But that could be because the N5 has poor battery life and this was a way to overcome that. If the new phones had all day battery life with moderate use and then be able to charge quickly as they say, I might not be so bothered.

But the huge fall in the NZD has made these phones too expensive now IMHO and I think I will just keep my N5 for another year.


oh damn, didnt know they N5X and 6P wouldnt have wireless charging.

Thats the one feature I love, i 3d printed a dock for my phone with a wireless charging mat in it so just pop it into that at work on my desk and beside bed at night and dont have to worry about cables, so much easier.  Choice of faster charging vs wireless charging, i'd pick wireless every time.  so annoying.  it should be the standard to support wireless charging...

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  Reply # 1397132 30-Sep-2015 10:18
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reven: damn, theyre way overpriced.    if the vodafone ultra had wireless charging I would upgrade to one of those.  so guess Im sticking with my nexus 5 for now.


agreed - way overpriced.

undecided to go note 5 or not... then think maybe nexus the way to go...

damn, at that price, with those specs *goodbye*





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  Reply # 1397133 30-Sep-2015 10:20
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I'm likely to hold onto my nexus 5 until windows 10 phones start coming out now, wait to see if the bring some android apps over.   so annoying, be waiting on upgrading all year waiting on the next nexus 5 release.

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  Reply # 1397134 30-Sep-2015 10:20
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reven: 

oh damn, didnt know they N5X and 6P wouldnt have wireless charging.

Thats the one feature I love, i 3d printed a dock for my phone with a wireless charging mat in it so just pop it into that at work on my desk and beside bed at night and dont have to worry about cables, so much easier.  Choice of faster charging vs wireless charging, i'd pick wireless every time.  so annoying.  it should be the standard to support wireless charging...


So true. Despite better battery life so perhaps less frequent charging required, I keep a dock by my bed. I routinely put the phone on the deck before going to bed and if I happen to wake up, can grab the phone, check what I need to check and just place it back - even in the dark :-)  Even with reversible USB-C connectors, it's going to take some fumbling around to do that.




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  Reply # 1397135 30-Sep-2015 10:21
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Finch: NZ AVAILABILITY AND PRICING The 6P will be available in New Zealand from November 2 through the Google Play Store, and at selected retailers including 2degrees, Harvey Norman, and Noel Leeming.

32GB: $1099
64GB: $1199
128GB: $1349


No details have been released about the 5X for New Zealand.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/72543691/googles-new-nexus-6p-and-nexus-5x-smartphones


lol. No. Just no.

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  Reply # 1397136 30-Sep-2015 10:22
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lchiu7:
reven: 

oh damn, didnt know they N5X and 6P wouldnt have wireless charging.

Thats the one feature I love, i 3d printed a dock for my phone with a wireless charging mat in it so just pop it into that at work on my desk and beside bed at night and dont have to worry about cables, so much easier.  Choice of faster charging vs wireless charging, i'd pick wireless every time.  so annoying.  it should be the standard to support wireless charging...


So true. Despite better battery life so perhaps less frequent charging required, I keep a dock by my bed. I routinely put the phone on the deck before going to bed and if I happen to wake up, can grab the phone, check what I need to check and just place it back - even in the dark :-)  Even with reversible USB-C connectors, it's going to take some fumbling around to do that.


exactly what I do :)

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