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  Reply # 1501082 28-Feb-2016 23:57
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MrIrish:

 

Could you explain where you get the 200 dollars less figure from?

 

By my math (and correct me if I am wrong) these are how the two phones and plans differ:

 

2degrees
Plan 49.95 + Phone 49 = 98.95
98.95 * 24 Months = 2374.80
2374.80 + One off fee 29 = $2403.80

 

Vodafone
Plan 59.99 + Phone 37 = 96.99
96.99 * 24 Months = 2327.76
2327.76 + One off fee 99 = $2426.76

 

Granted, you get an extra 2 gigs of data with Vodafone and a free SD card. However, for those looking for the cheapest plan, surely 2degrees would be a better option?

 

 

 

 

Ah sorry I only took into account the phone repayment. I didn't feel that that would affect someone already on one as I was on one with 2degrees,  the extra 10 on Vodafone plan I didn't feel made a dent in the day to day. 

 

The 99 deposit didn't bother me as it was a quiet weekend and would have been used on a busy one anyways. 

 

But that's all very relative to me so yeah... That's where I'm coming from. 

 

/context

 

 

 

The s7 edge with Vodafone is 45btw.

 

45x24 = 1080

 

58x24 = 1392

 

About 200 less


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  Reply # 1501091 29-Feb-2016 00:59
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$2426 for a phone? Wow....

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1501112 29-Feb-2016 05:37
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Finch: $2426 for a phone? Wow....

 

 

 

they might get there one day ,each year they seem to be clicking up 100 ....  i think outright price for s7 edge going to be 1399 ( unofficially price yet so i been whispered)

 

price of a small car lol 





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  Reply # 1501308 29-Feb-2016 10:46
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IronH:

 

I can not wait to get my hands on this phone. Finally, a phone that has every feature I've wanted in one device. IP68 waterproofing, premium build materials, big sensor low light camera, Qi and powermat wireless charging, 4GB RAM, 14nm SoC, microSD expansion, QHD AMOLED. 2 more weeks to go...

 

 

Agree. My only two negatives, touchwiz (I prefer pure android) and I wish they had adopted a matt metal finish like the iphone or Nexus of late. The high gloss glass feels a little dated.

 

Apart from these, the specs are great.

 

My much loved and trusty Xperia Z2 has developed a hardware fault with a failed strip of touchscreen, so its time has come as it limps along until the 11th.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1501318 29-Feb-2016 10:50
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Can someone explain what the issue is with the expandable storage? I've read in the media that it isn't combined with the 32gb onboard and that had negative effects or something?



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  Reply # 1501366 29-Feb-2016 11:38
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MrIrish: Can someone explain what the issue is with the expandable storage? I've read in the media that it isn't combined with the 32gb onboard and that had negative effects or something?


As far as I can tell, the Marshmellow treats adopted storage as part of its internal storage. A plus for apps that don't support Ext SD card storage (looking at you Zinio) I guess. The downside (as claimed by Samsung) is that you can't then treat the SD card you have inserted as removeable storage. I guess there are some people that load their cards with music and video externally and then insert them in the phone, but taking the sim tray out all the time to achieve that in the case of the S7 is asking for trouble (imo).
So the storage in the S7 is still expandable but the OS won't treat the extra as internal.




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  Reply # 1501391 29-Feb-2016 11:54
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Can it record video to the SD? Note 4 only records to the inbuilt which is tooo small to be any use at 4k rates.




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  Reply # 1501399 29-Feb-2016 12:11
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richms: Can it record video to the SD? Note 4 only records to the inbuilt which is tooo small to be any use at 4k rates.

 


What! That is silly. Yes, can someone confirm whether videos and photos can be saved directly onto the microSD card?


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  Reply # 1501433 29-Feb-2016 12:48
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Using some 3rd party photo/video apps on Android 5 and below offer storing the images/videos on a specific directory, and depending on access privileges this can be used to store on the SD card.

 

What I'm not sure about is whether Android 6 on the S7 changes any of the SD access privileges.


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  Reply # 1501485 29-Feb-2016 13:38
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Chis:

 

Using some 3rd party photo/video apps on Android 5 and below offer storing the images/videos on a specific directory, and depending on access privileges this can be used to store on the SD card.

 

What I'm not sure about is whether Android 6 on the S7 changes any of the SD access privileges.

 

 

Google Play music and Pocket Casts (podcasts) have settings to store downloads on SD card instead of internal. My expectation is that these will still work with the S7 as it functions as a traditional SD card which should be no change over historical functionality.

 

I don't mind too much that they haven't included adoptable storage as traditional SD card support works well for me as I can swap the card between phone and tablet when travelling.

 

One possible reason why Samsung haven't included adoptable storage is that the speed of SD cards is below their internal memory and they may have been concerned that adoptable storage may have negatively impacted the speed of the OS (with punters blaming the OS, not realising it was SD related).


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  Reply # 1502354 1-Mar-2016 19:02
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Pre-booking announced in PB Tech

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1502364 1-Mar-2016 19:14
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Rmani:

Pre-booking announced in PB Tech


 


 


 



ooh the BUNDLE 128GB MicroSDXC High Speed looks good




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  Reply # 1502368 1-Mar-2016 19:20
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And the first 50 customers get VR gear Free!


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  Reply # 1502438 1-Mar-2016 20:44
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And the first 50 customers get VR gear Free!



Does that happen when the order goes threw? Can't see it on the website ?




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  Reply # 1502449 1-Mar-2016 20:57
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The thing that puts me off is that being a student it's important for me to be able to get it on a plan that I can pay off per month rather taking a big hit. Correct me if I am wrong, but this isn't possible with PB Tech?


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