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  Reply # 1496860 22-Feb-2016 10:45
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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  

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Samsung know cameras and I'll be pretty surprised if it's rubbish. Early hands on seem to indicate strong performance.


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  Reply # 1496918 22-Feb-2016 12:34
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This morning Samsung New Zealand had an event for local media - hands-on time with the Samsung S7, S7 Edge, VR headset and more. Here are some photos...

 

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  Reply # 1496934 22-Feb-2016 12:52
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It's definitely time I upgraded my ageing Galaxy Note 2. I use the stylus every now and again so will hold out to see what the next iteration of the Note brings, but otherwise I'm quite liking the look of the S7 Edge.


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  Reply # 1496941 22-Feb-2016 13:11
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I like the S7, but then the edge has the bigger screen and bigger battery ... decisions!


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  Reply # 1496992 22-Feb-2016 14:49
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What version of android is it running. I would not mind the watch , when are these going to be released here.





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  Reply # 1496994 22-Feb-2016 14:52
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The models I had in hand were all Android 6.0.1... Samsung says Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be on sale in New Zealand on the 11 March, 2016.





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  Reply # 1497025 22-Feb-2016 15:13
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How many did they give you to giveaway ? :)

 

 


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  Reply # 1497029 22-Feb-2016 15:20
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Samsung? It was hard enough to get them to pay my hotel in Auckland to stay the extra day to attend this - I was already here for Nate's wedding so they didn't even had to pay flights.





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  Reply # 1497032 22-Feb-2016 15:21
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How many did they give you to giveaway ? :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would expect at least 5. After all it is Geekzone!





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  Reply # 1497033 22-Feb-2016 15:27
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There is still not enough interest for me to move to the S7 , I wonder how many other people will just stick with the S6. Its sort of a plateau where unless there is a major new thing the small increments don't really stack up to moving (well for me anyway).

 

Be interesting to see then how long before 6.01 is pushed to the S6's





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  Reply # 1497062 22-Feb-2016 15:46
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i just got a email now from Samsung that if you pre-order the S7/S7 edge , they throw in a Gear VR free with the order. 

 

 

 

For the uninitiated > Gear VR - the big clunky googles thingy to view movies etc


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  Reply # 1497068 22-Feb-2016 15:52
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This from Spark:

 

 

Spark has announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are available for pre-order, both online at www.spark.co.nz and in-store, from today. Spark is also offering customers, who are prepared to take the opportunity of pre-ordering, a chance to ‘get lucky’ before the phones launch on 11 March 2016 - the first 500 online pre-orders will receive a Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset as an exclusive gift with purchase. The pre-order will be available only for existing Spark customers until 24th February as a part of the company’s drive to offer the best new technology to its existing customers first.

 

Re-defining what phones should be, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge both feature the same incredible 12MP Dual Pixel Fast Focus camera that takes beautiful photos – even in low light they are the brightest and fastest smartphone cameras. Both are IP68 rated for protection against water and dust, giving you one less thing to worry about, with microSD card expandable storage within a streamlined design. Both devices also feature Samsung’s fast charge capability, going from flat to 100% charged in less than 2 hours – all great for being ready to tackle whatever life throws at you.

 

The S7 features a beautiful 5.1” screen, perfect for more traditional smartphone users who want a solid and durable phone with elegant but pragmatic design, while the S7 edge features the trademark Samsung 5.5” curved display, ideal for the person who wants the very latest and greatest in technology and design.

 

Spark Head of Devices Warren Duncan has welcomed the pre-order, and is excited by the unique opportunity it presents Spark customers.

 

“We know people are increasingly looking at what their smartphone can do for them – how it makes their lives easier, how they can stay in touch with their friends and family, and how it puts more of the world literally at their fingertips. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are the perfect devices to enable and unleash that potential for New Zealanders. Samsung have built on the amazing and elegant design of the Galaxy S6, but have packed in even more features.

 

“With the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge at your side, you’ll be prepared for anything, and, as the old saying goes, you make your own luck, and we believe that luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. We’ll be helping our customers to live this a little early, giving those who are prepared to take opportunities during the pre-order to get a Gear VR headset,” said Duncan.

 

The first 500 customers who pre-order the S7 or S7 edge online will receive a Samsung Gear VR headset as an exclusive gift with purchase, giving them the ability to immerse themselves in a virtual world with 360 degrees of content. Spark business customers who pre-order will also receive an additional 2GB of bonus data per month for the first 6 months.

 

There will be further opportunities to win exclusive prizes, including double passes to the upcoming Auckland City Limits festival, during the pre-order period.

 


The Galaxy S7 is available from under $53 per month over 24 months, while the Galaxy S7 edge is available from under $60 per month over 24 months, both on the $59.99 open term plan.

 


Spark business customers can get the Galaxy S7 from under $31 per month (excluding GST) over 24 months, or the Galaxy S7 edge from under $38 per month (excluding GST), on an Ultra Business $65.85 24-month plan.

 





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  Reply # 1497214 22-Feb-2016 18:54
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I have just looked at some of the reviews. I can't decide whether I prefer the S7 or the G5 - so will probably wait until they are in store and I can look for myself, and once a few owners have their "real world" experiences with them documented.

 

 

They both look like good phones.

 

 

The S7 looks like a slick device, has microSD back (yay), but still no removable battery. Also, I understand that the US is getting the Snapdragon chipset 820, which performs well, and that this is the model all the reviewers have been handling to date. However, it looks like the NZ/Aus models may get the Exynos chipset instead, and that this may be a materially weaker processor.

 

 

The G5 also looks nice. I'm not convinced by the silly modular add-ons, but the core of Snapdragon 820, 4GB of Ram, removable battery and microSD tick most of my boxes. Plus the second wide-angle camera looks intriguing. The smaller battery seems odd however.

 

 

Curiously, the reviews I looked at state that the S7's microSD slot allows phone storage to be expanded to a maximum of 200GB, whereas the LG will take cards up to 2TB when available. As the capacity of microSD cards are growing quickly, prices per GB relentlessly falling, and most people keep flagship phones for a number of years, this looks odd for the S7 design?

 

 

I will probably get one or the other, But need more real-world usage reviews first.

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  Reply # 1497250 22-Feb-2016 19:20
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Samsung will have only tested it with cards that they make and exist to get the 200 gigs figure.





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  Reply # 1497337 22-Feb-2016 20:27
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Yup 2TB is the standard so they should both be the same.

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