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  Reply # 1510207 9-Mar-2016 22:42
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Samsung s7/edge launch  this evenings ...was good 





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  Reply # 1510951 10-Mar-2016 21:56
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cokeman2:

 

 Samsung s7/edge launch  this evenings ...was good 

 

 

 

 

any news on whether they are offering any freebies ?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1510953 10-Mar-2016 22:03
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cokeman2:


 Samsung s7/edge launch  this evenings ...was good 



 


any news on whether they are offering any freebies ?



nah there was only 3 prizes they gave away there .2 gear2 watches and a vr headset. A bit disappointed with prizes could been a couple of phones given away was a launch after all....but finger food and drinks was good ....didn't even have the 360 camera on preview/display really wanted to see that in action.
only thing they had on special was buy a phone and get $150 off accessories.didnt think it was worth it .
no other information given about offers for general sale




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  Reply # 1510955 10-Mar-2016 22:10
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cokeman2:
iceteap3:

 

cokeman2:

 

 Samsung s7/edge launch  this evenings ...was good 

 

 

 

 

any news on whether they are offering any freebies ?

 



nah there was only 3 prizes they gave away there .2 gear2 watches and a vr headset. A bit disappointed with prizes could been a couple of phones given away was a launch after all....but finger food and drinks was good ....didn't even have the 360 camera on preview/display really wanted to see that in action.
only thing they had on special was buy a phone and get $150 off accessories.didnt think it was worth it .
no other information given about offers for general sale

 

 

 

hmm yeah, they should've atleast offered a gear VR headset when buying the phone. nothing compared to the amount of promos going on in the sates :(  


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  Reply # 1510964 10-Mar-2016 22:34
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iceteap3:

 

cokeman2:
iceteap3:

 

cokeman2:

 

 Samsung s7/edge launch  this evenings ...was good 

 

 

 

 

any news on whether they are offering any freebies ?

 



nah there was only 3 prizes they gave away there .2 gear2 watches and a vr headset. A bit disappointed with prizes could been a couple of phones given away was a launch after all....but finger food and drinks was good ....didn't even have the 360 camera on preview/display really wanted to see that in action.
only thing they had on special was buy a phone and get $150 off accessories.didnt think it was worth it .
no other information given about offers for general sale

 

 

 

hmm yeah, they should've atleast offered a gear VR headset when buying the phone. nothing compared to the amount of promos going on in the sates :(  

 

 

Little old New Zealand dumped on once again haha. The worst part is that I've been following the S7 subreddit and they have all been going on about all these cool promos (even buy one get one free)!

 

Aside from the injustice of giveaways haha, I'm pretty excited to be getting mine tomorrow (provided shipping goes well)!


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  Reply # 1510999 11-Mar-2016 00:14
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I haven't seen anyone ask yet but do the NZ models avaliable here sport the exynos or snapdragon chipset?

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  Reply # 1511001 11-Mar-2016 00:17
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JPNZ: I haven't seen anyone ask yet but do the NZ models avaliable here sport the exynos or snapdragon chipset?

 

 

 

I asked at the Samsung event yesterday and they confirmed it is Exynos 





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  Reply # 1511038 11-Mar-2016 08:03
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My PB Tech account says my SGS7 is "awaiting courier pickup". So maybe I'll get it tomorrow morning. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1511045 11-Mar-2016 08:18
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Looks like we are getting the octa-core Exynos 8890 CPU and not the quad-core Snapdragon flavour. 

 

One benchmark shows the Snapdragon as faster. 

 

Benchmark comparison

 

These phones do a fair bit of multi-tasking. It may be that the Snapdragon can bake a cake faster, but the Exynos can bake more cakes. 

 

 

 

I'm sure whatever one I have in my hand it will subjectively feel fast. 





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  Reply # 1511056 11-Mar-2016 08:52
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I received a txt message last night from Courierpost saying they had a package from Spark for me to be delivered next business day and to contact them if I want it sent to a different address. Should turn up today with any luck. 


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  Reply # 1511100 11-Mar-2016 09:47
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If you're into rooting and custom ROMS you'll want to pick up a Snapdragon model


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  Reply # 1511125 11-Mar-2016 10:32
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Kopkiwi:

 

If you're into rooting and custom ROMS you'll want to pick up a Snapdragon model

 

 

 

 

Yes, the Exynos is the weaker chipset sadly...

 

"Samsung’s decision to utilize two different processors on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge might prove to be a disaster. Recent benchmark tests show Exynos versions underperforming the Snapdragon counterparts in a major way.

 

The Exynos 8890 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 are very close when it comes to the central processing unit (CPU). However, when it comes to the graphics processing unit (GPU), the Snapdragon 820 is 32 percent faster, according to popular benchmarking site AnTuTu."

 

More here

 

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/galaxy-s7-exynos-performance/

 

 


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  Reply # 1511147 11-Mar-2016 10:43
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JPNZ:

Kopkiwi:


If you're into rooting and custom ROMS you'll want to pick up a Snapdragon model



 


Yes, the Exynos is the weaker chipset sadly...


"Samsung’s decision to utilize two different processors on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge might prove to be a disaster. Recent benchmark tests show Exynos versions underperforming the Snapdragon counterparts in a major way.


The Exynos 8890 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 are very close when it comes to the central processing unit (CPU). However, when it comes to the graphics processing unit (GPU), the Snapdragon 820 is 32 percent faster, according to popular benchmarking site AnTuTu."


More here


http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/galaxy-s7-exynos-performance/


 



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  Reply # 1511166 11-Mar-2016 11:08
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Mine arrived. No Gear VR included... not sure if it's a separate package though but i'm sure it was included. 

 

It looks damn fine (black edge) and it's doing the transfer of apps over USB now. 


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  Reply # 1511183 11-Mar-2016 11:20
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Disrespective:

 

Mine arrived. No Gear VR included... not sure if it's a separate package though but i'm sure it was included. 

 

It looks damn fine (black edge) and it's doing the transfer of apps over USB now. 

 

 

I elected to skip the USB transfer, decided to set up from scratch so don't inherit any obsolete settings from my own phone.

 

This one nice looking unit. And the screen is superb. Loving the silver.

 

Samsung have come a long way from the dimpled back plastic days of the S5.


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