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  Reply # 1496787 22-Feb-2016 08:27
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LG G5 looks more the winner today. except the IP68. That's nice.


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  Reply # 1496789 22-Feb-2016 08:33
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The most interesting thing out of it that I noticed was a move back to a native 4:3 sensor rather than 16:9 that pretty much everybody had moved to.

 

 




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  Reply # 1496790 22-Feb-2016 08:35
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IP68 dust/water resistance.
25% increase in battery
Tweaked camera specs
Micro SD for additional (but not adoptive) storage.
The reports I have seen only talk about the US launch models which are 32GB. I will be interested to see what is announced here.

Nothing yet that will make me upgrade from my S6.




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  Reply # 1496797 22-Feb-2016 08:50
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+1 for waterproofing

 

+1 for micro SD

 

Wooohoooo!






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  Reply # 1496804 22-Feb-2016 08:59
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nakedmolerat:

 

+1 for waterproofing

 

+1 for micro SD

 

Wooohoooo!

 

 

 

 

Are those features worth $100's of dollars for you?


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  Reply # 1496815 22-Feb-2016 09:35
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Finch:

 

nakedmolerat:

 

+1 for waterproofing

 

+1 for micro SD

 

Wooohoooo!

 

 

 

 

Are those features worth $100's of dollars for you?

 

 

Wondering the same thing  on how people  can still afford to buy these flag ship models..   Bought a Meizu Note 2 for the wife the other week for $286 at PB Tech.  Way cheaper that the Samsung Note 5..





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  Reply # 1496816 22-Feb-2016 09:36
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Fixed two of my biggest gripes with the S6 - small battery and no SD slot. Still has dreaded touchwiz and disappointing to see micro-USB remain. Otherwise, looks pretty good - esp. in silver.


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  Reply # 1496817 22-Feb-2016 09:38
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olivernz:

 

LG G5 looks more the winner today. except the IP68. That's nice.

 

 

Watching the LG G5 live stream as I type. Looks the better device over the S7 ... but unlikely to come to Vodafone, so looks like it will be S7 for me.


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  Reply # 1496820 22-Feb-2016 09:44
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Finch:

 

nakedmolerat:

 

+1 for waterproofing

 

+1 for micro SD

 

Wooohoooo!

 

 

 Are those features worth $100's of dollars for you?

 

 

If you're into VR (with the Samsung Gear VR) then more storage is pretty important. There are a lot of games and VR apps - some of them are over 400MB...and even with the 64GB SGS6 it's not hard to run out of space if you also take a lot of photos / video with the phone and a few hundred songs you like to listen too and maybe a movie or two for Chromecasting. Having another 128GB in the phone for the photos and videos would be worth paying for......184GB in total.  





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  Reply # 1496846 22-Feb-2016 10:21
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After watching the release I think the S7 Edge will be the phone to convert me back to Android from my iPhone 6+


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  Reply # 1496850 22-Feb-2016 10:26
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Very happy to see IP68 rating + mSD card back on the phones. Besides that, the camera also will be very exciting to have a look at. 

 

Removable battery isnt a deal breaker - fast charging seems to be a viable replacement. 

 

Overall, seems to be 7-8/10 on the phone. 


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  Reply # 1496851 22-Feb-2016 10:26
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Andib:

 

After watching the release I think the S7 Edge will be the phone to convert me back to Android from my iPhone 6+

 

 

I've never come to love the edge screen. It looks fantastic for app browsing, but distorts photos and video across the curved edges.

 

My current Z2 is on the limit of pocketability for me, so think I will be opting for the S7.

 

Any news on NZ release date?

 

 


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  Reply # 1496852 22-Feb-2016 10:32
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dafman:

 

Andib:

 

After watching the release I think the S7 Edge will be the phone to convert me back to Android from my iPhone 6+

 

 

I've never come to love the edge screen. It looks fantastic for app browsing, but distorts photos and video across the curved edges.

 

My current Z2 is on the limit of pocketability for me, so think I will be opting for the S7.

 

Any news on NZ release date?

 

 

 

 

 

 

From a confirmed reliable source it is 11th March too. 





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  Reply # 1496856 22-Feb-2016 10:39
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looks like i be selling my 6 month old note 5 for the  the edge ...i am just sick and tired of running out of space , i take a few pictures soon as i go to view them in gallery says not enough storage 

 

i dont like compensating games and pics for space all tge time ...of course water resistant be excellent for me 

 

 

 

1 sd card.win .need it for VR

 

2.water proofing .win 

 

3.better camera. win

 

i like the 360 camera.wander how much that be  





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  Reply # 1496859 22-Feb-2016 10:44
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cokeman2:

 

looks like i be selling my 6 month old note 5 for the  the edge ...i am just sick and tired of running out of space , i take a few pictures soon as i go to view them in gallery says not enough storage 

 

i dont like compensating games and pics for space all tge time ...of course water resistant be excellent for me 

 

 

 

1 sd card.win .need it for VR

 

2.water proofing .win 

 

3.better camera. win

 

i like the 360 camera.wander how much that be  

 

 

The new camera is only risk area. Until tested, no way of knowing how it will stack up.


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