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  Reply # 1512517 13-Mar-2016 20:16
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Has anyone found a good screen protector for the S7 edge on sale in NZ? Most of them are only released in the USA.


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  Reply # 1512522 13-Mar-2016 20:32
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dafman:

 

Salami:

 

I also feel the S7 has a better battery life than my S6 edge. Mashmallow seems to run a lot faster too

 

I went from S6 edge to S7. Didn't go for the edge because the screen is too big and the edge is pretty much useless for me.

 

 

Many reviews say the S7 is the choice if you want a small phone. It's only a couple of years ago that a 5.1" was a large phone! How times change.

 

I came from a Z2 and skipped the edge as I didn't want to go any bigger. And only after a couple of days use, I'm enjoying having a "small" phone again

 

 

Coming from a Note 3, to me the S7 Edge has the feeling of a much smaller phone. It's roughly the same physical height of the Note 3 though, but just not as wide. Still getting used to it but it's a really nice phone. Wife has also moved from a Note 3 to the S7 Edge. 





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  Reply # 1512539 13-Mar-2016 20:38
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Does the lock screen annoy anyone on this? As in it used to be double tap the screen to wake the phone and then I could just slide to unlock (due to smart lock recognising my watch was connexted).
Now a double tap simply shows the time and I have to press the home button to get to the 'slide to unlock' bit.
Anyone know of it can be changed?

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  Reply # 1512596 13-Mar-2016 21:46
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I have to admit, i'm still coming to grips with the cost of new phones these days, well over $1000 for Samsung or Apple! Are all you early adopters buying straight up or on the interest free 12-24month deals?

 

If bought with say Spark, on 12 month interest free, open term plan, if you then bailed out of the plan at 6 months, you just pay the balance of what you owe on the phone in one lump sum?


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  Reply # 1512629 13-Mar-2016 22:58
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LazyDr:

 

I have to admit, i'm still coming to grips with the cost of new phones these days, well over $1000 for Samsung or Apple! Are all you early adopters buying straight up or on the interest free 12-24month deals?

 

If bought with say Spark, on 12 month interest free, open term plan, if you then bailed out of the plan at 6 months, you just pay the balance of what you owe on the phone in one lump sum?

 

 

 

 

my toy arrived today ,no sd card that was bundled with it thanks to pb tecs stuff up 

 

must say is one smooth phone to hold even thou costs a arm and leg these days ....getting use to the curved view coming 

 

from a note 5 which seems really big now and even dated looking lol





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  Reply # 1512631 13-Mar-2016 23:07
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cokeman2:

 

LazyDr:

 

I have to admit, i'm still coming to grips with the cost of new phones these days, well over $1000 for Samsung or Apple! Are all you early adopters buying straight up or on the interest free 12-24month deals?

 

If bought with say Spark, on 12 month interest free, open term plan, if you then bailed out of the plan at 6 months, you just pay the balance of what you owe on the phone in one lump sum?

 

 

 

 

my toy arrived today ,no sd card that was bundled with it thanks to pb tecs stuff up 

 

must say is one smooth phone to hold even thou costs a arm and leg these days ....getting use to the curved view coming 

 

from a note 5 which seems really big now and even dated looking lol

 

 

Interesting actually, given that those are probably the two phones i'm considering the most. I'd actually love to go out and get a 6P, but held it in my hand the other day at PB, and was just too huge. Note 5 felt smaller than my current Note 4


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  Reply # 1512710 14-Mar-2016 08:43
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07:19am this morning.

 

I was standing in the front door looking down the drive. 

 

No courier. 

 

I have to go to the loo.

 

I KNOW the courier will arrive in the 3 minutes I'm in the loo. 

 

I leave the front door wide open. 

 

I loo. 

 

Back in 3 minutes.....and a small box is sitting on the floor just inside the front door. 

 

It's my SGS7. 

 

But more importantly, I've confirmed the courier can only arrive when I'm in the loo.....however briefly. 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1512718 14-Mar-2016 08:59
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Linuxluver:

 

07:19am this morning.

 

I was standing in the front door looking down the drive. 

 

No courier. 

 

I have to go to the loo.

 

I KNOW the courier will arrive in the 3 minutes I'm in the loo. 

 

I leave the front door wide open. 

 

I loo. 

 

Back in 3 minutes.....and a small box is sitting on the floor just inside the front door. 

 

It's my SGS7. 

 

But more importantly, I've confirmed the courier can only arrive when I'm in the loo.....however briefly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sounds like crappy service to me (-;


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  Reply # 1512728 14-Mar-2016 09:15
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Linuxluver:

 

07:19am this morning.

 

I was standing in the front door looking down the drive. 

 

No courier. 

 

I have to go to the loo.

 

I KNOW the courier will arrive in the 3 minutes I'm in the loo. 

 

I leave the front door wide open. 

 

I loo. 

 

Back in 3 minutes.....and a small box is sitting on the floor just inside the front door. 

 

It's my SGS7. 

 

But more importantly, I've confirmed the courier can only arrive when I'm in the loo.....however briefly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 minutes in the loo? That's either the longest piss ever or you don't take anything to read.


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  Reply # 1512791 14-Mar-2016 10:15
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Gave my s7 edge a little wash this morning must say feels weird as putting your phone under the tap .(wasn't keen but my son said he will do it otherwise, give it a test run lol)




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  Reply # 1512798 14-Mar-2016 10:22
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Kopkiwi:

 

 

 

3 minutes in the loo? That's either the longest piss ever or you don't take anything to read.

 

 

Dump (minus read) = 3 minutes (I know a courier is arriving any second!) :-) 





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  Reply # 1512879 14-Mar-2016 11:21
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LazyDr:

I have to admit, i'm still coming to grips with the cost of new phones these days, well over $1000 for Samsung or Apple! Are all you early adopters buying straight up or on the interest free 12-24month deals?


If bought with say Spark, on 12 month interest free, open term plan, if you then bailed out of the plan at 6 months, you just pay the balance of what you owe on the phone in one lump sum?



The exchange rate I think has a bit to do with it. Not been the best for us for a while.

Correct. I had a Note 3 with Spark on interest free payments and left to go to another provider about six months before the final payment. Once you move away, the final invoice has the outstanding balance, due in full.




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  Reply # 1512902 14-Mar-2016 11:47
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Stu:
LazyDr:

 

I have to admit, i'm still coming to grips with the cost of new phones these days, well over $1000 for Samsung or Apple! Are all you early adopters buying straight up or on the interest free 12-24month deals?

 

 

 

If bought with say Spark, on 12 month interest free, open term plan, if you then bailed out of the plan at 6 months, you just pay the balance of what you owe on the phone in one lump sum?

 



The exchange rate I think has a bit to do with it. Not been the best for us for a while.

Correct. I had a Note 3 with Spark on interest free payments and left to go to another provider about six months before the final payment. Once you move away, the final invoice has the outstanding balance, due in full.

 

Thanks for confirming that, becoming more and more likely that this will be my next purchase. Don't think i've found a bad review yet


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  Reply # 1512905 14-Mar-2016 11:49
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LazyDr:

 

I have to admit, i'm still coming to grips with the cost of new phones these days, well over $1000 for Samsung or Apple! Are all you early adopters buying straight up or on the interest free 12-24month deals?

 

If bought with say Spark, on 12 month interest free, open term plan, if you then bailed out of the plan at 6 months, you just pay the balance of what you owe on the phone in one lump sum?

 

 

I generally buy straight up. Then if I want to move on to a new phone I'll put the old one on TradeMe. If you move on quickly enough you can still get some of that 'new phone' premium on your second-hand phone. I once got a SGS2 as part of my contract and sold it to a work mate for $700 about a week later....for example.

 

Yes, you pay full price to play with the new stuff, but if you move on quickly you're not paying "full price"...you're paying about 20%-25% (maybe less) of the full price once you're re-sold the phone.  

 

 Having said that, I've been slack lately and I have: 

 

One Plus 2

 

Nexus 6 

 

SGS6 Edge

 

SGS6 Regular

 

.....just sitting around gathering dust now that my SGS7 has arrived. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1512911 14-Mar-2016 11:57
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I have noted already that the WiFi on the SGS7 is about twice as fast as the WiFi on the SGS6. 

 

The SGS7 seems to be able to do 200mbps up and down whereas the SGS6 could only do 100mbps down (consistently) and about 50mbps (in bursts - more like 25mbps consistent) up. (I'm on Fibre 200/200). 

 

 





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