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  Reply # 1609963 11-Aug-2016 09:57
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Are there any good deals going on for the S7? My sister was looking at getting the S7 but the prices havent really dropped, neither has the S7 come on for sale during Queen's Birthday or anything.


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  Reply # 1609970 11-Aug-2016 10:12
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Software update time on the S7 349.52 MB worth... 

 

G930FXXU1APGH/G930FVNZ1APGI/G930FXXU1APGH

 

Comes with July's security updates.. 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1610688 12-Aug-2016 13:22
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Krishant007:

 

Are there any good deals going on for the S7? My sister was looking at getting the S7 but the prices havent really dropped, neither has the S7 come on for sale during Queen's Birthday or anything.

 

 

 

 

Currently $899.99 on 1-day.co.nz if you're still looking.


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  Reply # 1610700 12-Aug-2016 13:51
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Krishant007:

 

Are there any good deals going on for the S7? My sister was looking at getting the S7 but the prices havent really dropped, neither has the S7 come on for sale during Queen's Birthday or anything.

 

 

 

 

Currently $899.99 on 1-day.co.nz if you're still looking.

 

 

Thanks for that. Just had a look at it. Its a branded import (i lose out the 24 month warranty) so not exactly what I am after. I would have gotten it from a parallel imported place otherwise. 

 

Ideally looking for Noel Leeming or one of those stores to have a sale where I can pick one up - or some sort of specials. 


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  Reply # 1610876 12-Aug-2016 18:27
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Noel leeming is giving away a gear fit 2 wearable with all s7 worth 299.99 .... good deal!


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  Reply # 1612506 16-Aug-2016 14:31
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Any news of any other changes with G930FXXU1APGH - >300MB seems like an awfully large update just for security patches. Can't say I've noticed any differences anywhere.

 

Looks like the fixes for the battery drain after being removed from charging still haven't been applied in this update, needs a reboot after charging to make it behave still.

 

 





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  Reply # 1612511 16-Aug-2016 14:36
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Haven't noticed any spectacular improvements/changes. Or mediocre improvements/changes either for that matter!





Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1612532 16-Aug-2016 15:24
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Thought I'd try the (unbranded generic) Australian firmware instead and see if it's any better\worse;

 

Looks like a better site than sammobile is here; http://updato.com/firmware-archive-select-model?r=TNZ&v=&q=sm-g930f

 

There's a Spark NZ firmware on there from April to roll back to if need be, otherwise will try the XSA firmware for Australia and see how it goes.

 

Have noticed that the Spark firmware doesn't support Voice over LTE, presumably still not implemented on the network?

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1612558 16-Aug-2016 16:20
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Any news of any other changes with G930FXXU1APGH - >300MB seems like an awfully large update just for security patches. Can't say I've noticed any differences anywhere.

 

Looks like the fixes for the battery drain after being removed from charging still haven't been applied in this update, needs a reboot after charging to make it behave still.

 

 

 

 

I was suffering severe battery drain on my S7, sometimes as much as 60% overnight! I tried all manner of app and power saving settings, plus numerous reboots, but nothing helped.

 

In the end, about two weeks ago, I performed a factory reset/data erase and now it's behaving perfectly.


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  Reply # 1612667 16-Aug-2016 19:23
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My overnight battery usage is pretty good, I tend to put it in flight mode but even so it only tends to lose around 3-5%. During the day it's pretty sub-par. 

 

Flashed the Australian firmware, didn't even wipe my user data, seems good so far, will see if it's any better with battery usage.

 

 





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  Reply # 1612671 16-Aug-2016 19:32
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I have been running the XSA software for just over a month now. 

 

When i first installed it there was the bug with battery drain in stand-by however the update from 5th Aug fixed that.

 

XSA is getting updated monthly at the moment where the spark and other NZ s7 phones looks like its once in a while (4+ months between firmware).

 

 

 

I am staying with the XSA from now on.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1612897 16-Aug-2016 23:23
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The big update came through for me recently as well. Spark firmware/phone. Haven't noticed any major differences.

 

Since disabling Google sync I've found my battery life has been much better. Have had it go 3.5 days, and the battery got down to 40% before I charged it again.


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  Reply # 1612905 17-Aug-2016 00:48
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Is anyone else hoping that we get the UI update that Touchwiz got on the Note 7?


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  Reply # 1612931 17-Aug-2016 05:55
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MrIrish:

 

Is anyone else hoping that we get the UI update that Touchwiz got on the Note 7?

 

 

 

 

yes and i hope always on display can get a much needed upgrade....in the meantime, i been trying out samsungs "good lock"  seems alot more customationastions 

 

can be made on the drop down display and add widgets to lock screen etc ...





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  Reply # 1612934 17-Aug-2016 07:13
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MrIrish:

 

Is anyone else hoping that we get the UI update that Touchwiz got on the Note 7?

 

I wouldn't expect that notable UI changes would likely turn up until 3-4 months after the initial Android N release so I don't expect it'll be this year.





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