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  Reply # 1505681 3-Mar-2016 20:39
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heavenlywild:

 

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heavenlywild: Thanks cokeman2. Just wanting to check out what Samsung kiosks will offer before deciding where to buy.

Actually, we must remember with PB you must pay in cash. Credit card will mean a surcharge on those prices.

 

With PB, do you get Samsung NZ warranty, or are you dealing direct with PB if things go wrong?

 

 

 

From another poster, the phones are from Vodafone, so I would assume you get the normal Samsung warranty. I don't have much confidence with PB dealing with after sales support if anything should go wrong.

 

 

PB Tech have been good if I had any problems with all the gear I've bought there over the past 8 years. (laptops / PCs / phones / NAS systems / loads of hard disks and other components and accessories). But mainly stuff just works.  





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  Reply # 1505686 3-Mar-2016 20:47
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cokeman2:

 

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 

 

 

I bought an S6 Edge first and didn't like it - the phone got waaay too hot if in active use and busy on mobile data. It completely crashed and then endlessly boot-looped on me on Westminster Bridge in London in July. After about 40 minutes I was able to find a tiny patch of time (booted up far enough but not crashed yet) when it could be 3-finger-saluted into recovery mode....and then I still wouldn't boot right, so I got back into recovery mode - eventually - and I did a factory reset. I had to set it up all over again sitting in front of Westminster Abbey. Huge waste of time. I hadn't lost any photos - they were being uploaded (unlimited mobile data on "3" network). I had to be very careful about heat after that as i didn't want a repeat. Also, the 'edge' screen can see your fingers when you don't want it to (overhead photos, for example). Frankly, the phone was a beautiful....and a pain.

 

I replaced with a regular (unlocked) S6 as soon as I got back to NZ in September.  So the idea of paying hundreds extra for the Edge has absolutely no appeal for me, personally. I just ordered a regular one.  





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  Reply # 1505687 3-Mar-2016 20:50
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Linuxluver:

 

cokeman2:

 

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 

 

 

I bought an S6 Edge first and didn't like it - the phone got waaay too hot if in active use and busy on mobile data. It completely crashed a boot-looped on me on Westminster Bridge in London in July. I was able to find a tiny patch of time (booted up far enough but not crashed yet) when it could be put into recovery mode....and then did a factory reset. Had to be very careful about heat after that as i didn't want a repeat. Also, the 'edge' screen can see your fingers when you don't want it to (overhead photos, for example). Frankly, the phone was a beautiful....and a pain.

 

I replaced with a regular (unlocked) S6 as soon as I got back to NZ in September.  So the idea of paying hundreds extra for the Edge has absolutely no appeal for me, personally. I just ordered a regular one.  

 

 

I have preordered (actually I still need to confirm) a S7 Edge. Would you say that I'd be better off ordering the regular S7? I'm coming from an iPhone 5s so aren't really used to big screens.


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  Reply # 1505689 3-Mar-2016 20:54
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MrIrish:

 

Linuxluver:

 

cokeman2:

 

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 

 

 

I bought an S6 Edge first and didn't like it - the phone got waaay too hot if in active use and busy on mobile data. It completely crashed a boot-looped on me on Westminster Bridge in London in July. I was able to find a tiny patch of time (booted up far enough but not crashed yet) when it could be put into recovery mode....and then did a factory reset. Had to be very careful about heat after that as i didn't want a repeat. Also, the 'edge' screen can see your fingers when you don't want it to (overhead photos, for example). Frankly, the phone was a beautiful....and a pain.

 

I replaced with a regular (unlocked) S6 as soon as I got back to NZ in September.  So the idea of paying hundreds extra for the Edge has absolutely no appeal for me, personally. I just ordered a regular one.  

 

 

I have preordered (actually I still need to confirm) a S7 Edge. Would you say that I'd be better off ordering the regular S7? I'm coming from an iPhone 5s so aren't really used to big screens.

 

 

See if you like it. The S7 is a new phone. The Edge feature is interesting and novel. The phone itself is a beautiful thing. You may not find yourself uploading GBs of photos on a hot sunny day in London while continuing to take more photos....and they may have addressed in the S7 any heat accumulation issue in the S6 as the S7 is liquid cooled. 
Should you switch? Up to you....but the Edge is an experience worth exploring. You may love it. 

 

I have one of each...and the S6 Edge does feel lighter and thinner and 'good'. The issues I note in my previous comment mattered to me. But they do seem to have tried to address the heating issue. 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1505691 3-Mar-2016 20:56
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Linuxluver:

 

MrIrish:

 

Linuxluver:

 

cokeman2:

 

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 

 

 

I bought an S6 Edge first and didn't like it - the phone got waaay too hot if in active use and busy on mobile data. It completely crashed a boot-looped on me on Westminster Bridge in London in July. I was able to find a tiny patch of time (booted up far enough but not crashed yet) when it could be put into recovery mode....and then did a factory reset. Had to be very careful about heat after that as i didn't want a repeat. Also, the 'edge' screen can see your fingers when you don't want it to (overhead photos, for example). Frankly, the phone was a beautiful....and a pain.

 

I replaced with a regular (unlocked) S6 as soon as I got back to NZ in September.  So the idea of paying hundreds extra for the Edge has absolutely no appeal for me, personally. I just ordered a regular one.  

 

 

I have preordered (actually I still need to confirm) a S7 Edge. Would you say that I'd be better off ordering the regular S7? I'm coming from an iPhone 5s so aren't really used to big screens.

 

 

See if you like it. The S7 is a new phone. The Edge feature is interesting and novel. The phone itself is a beautiful thing. You may not find yourself uploading GBs of photos on a hot sunny day in London while continuing to take more photos....and they may have addressed in the S7 any heat accumulation issue in the S6 as the S7 is liquid cooled. 
Should you switch? Up to you....but the Edge is an experience worth exploring. You may love it. 

 

 

 

 

Fair enough, my concern is that I am going to find it too big and the weird feature weird/annoying. Did you find yourself bumping it all the time? Comments?


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  Reply # 1505693 3-Mar-2016 20:58
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MrIrish:

Linuxluver:


cokeman2:


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 



I bought an S6 Edge first and didn't like it - the phone got waaay too hot if in active use and busy on mobile data. It completely crashed a boot-looped on me on Westminster Bridge in London in July. I was able to find a tiny patch of time (booted up far enough but not crashed yet) when it could be put into recovery mode....and then did a factory reset. Had to be very careful about heat after that as i didn't want a repeat. Also, the 'edge' screen can see your fingers when you don't want it to (overhead photos, for example). Frankly, the phone was a beautiful....and a pain.


I replaced with a regular (unlocked) S6 as soon as I got back to NZ in September.  So the idea of paying hundreds extra for the Edge has absolutely no appeal for me, personally. I just ordered a regular one.  



I have preordered (actually I still need to confirm) a S7 Edge. Would you say that I'd be better off ordering the regular S7? I'm coming from an iPhone 5s so aren't really used to big screens.


might take bit of getting use to that's for sure .most people seem to be going for the edge according to all the phone sites up ward swing of nearly 30%....yeah that's what iam wandering about the edge that it might keep going on with my clumsy big hands ..
I think Samsung should offer us a trail Edge period lol




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  Reply # 1505694 3-Mar-2016 21:01
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MrIrish:

 

 

 

Fair enough, my concern is that I am going to find it too big and the weird feature weird/annoying. Did you find yourself bumping it all the time? Comments?

 

 

I came to the S6 Edge from a Nexus 6.....an utter behemoth of a phone...so the S6 Edge felt small. Much better.

 

My phone rides in my left shirt pocket. I have no issues banging it. My phone discipline is that I focus attention on the handling of the phone when it isn't in my pocket - or it goes back in my pocket. Most phone problems occur when people thiink they can do something else with their hands while holding the phone. Mistake. That's exactly how phones get damaged. It took a while to program my brain but I got there.....and I damage a phone very rarely. The two times I have damaged a phone were when I broke my rule about trying to do something else while holding the phone. 

 

I've used an iPhone 4s. It was too small. I couldn't read the screen and there was (then) no capability to use a swipe keyboard. I've been using a swipe keyboard on Android for about 5 years....and I can't imagine how anyone types usefully without it.  

 

 





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  Reply # 1505696 3-Mar-2016 21:03
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Linuxluver:

 

MrIrish:

 

 

 

Fair enough, my concern is that I am going to find it too big and the weird feature weird/annoying. Did you find yourself bumping it all the time? Comments?

 

 

I came to the S6 Edge from a Nexus 6.....an utter behemoth of a phone...so the S6 Edge felt small. Much better.

 

My phone rides in my left shirt pocket. I have no issues banging it. My phone discipline is that I focus attention on the handling of the phone when it isn't in my pocket - or it goes back in my pocket. Most phone problems occur when people thiink they can do something else with their hands while holding the phone. Mistake. That's exactly how phones get damaged. It took a while to program my brain but I got there.....and I damage a phone very rarely. The two times I have damaged a phone were when I broke my rule about trying to do something else while holding the phone. 

 

 

 

 

Gotcha. I'm going to pay an extra 10 with 2Degrees so I can upgrade my phone each year, so at the end of the day, if it's too big, I imagine I can get the regular S8 next time!


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  Reply # 1505817 4-Mar-2016 09:15
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MrIrish:

 

Linuxluver:

 

MrIrish:

 

Linuxluver:

 

cokeman2:

 

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 

 

 

I bought an S6 Edge first and didn't like it - the phone got waaay too hot if in active use and busy on mobile data. It completely crashed a boot-looped on me on Westminster Bridge in London in July. I was able to find a tiny patch of time (booted up far enough but not crashed yet) when it could be put into recovery mode....and then did a factory reset. Had to be very careful about heat after that as i didn't want a repeat. Also, the 'edge' screen can see your fingers when you don't want it to (overhead photos, for example). Frankly, the phone was a beautiful....and a pain.

 

I replaced with a regular (unlocked) S6 as soon as I got back to NZ in September.  So the idea of paying hundreds extra for the Edge has absolutely no appeal for me, personally. I just ordered a regular one.  

 

 

I have preordered (actually I still need to confirm) a S7 Edge. Would you say that I'd be better off ordering the regular S7? I'm coming from an iPhone 5s so aren't really used to big screens.

 

 

See if you like it. The S7 is a new phone. The Edge feature is interesting and novel. The phone itself is a beautiful thing. You may not find yourself uploading GBs of photos on a hot sunny day in London while continuing to take more photos....and they may have addressed in the S7 any heat accumulation issue in the S6 as the S7 is liquid cooled. 
Should you switch? Up to you....but the Edge is an experience worth exploring. You may love it. 

 

 

 

 

Fair enough, my concern is that I am going to find it too big and the weird feature weird/annoying. Did you find yourself bumping it all the time? Comments?

 

 

I just don't get the edge. I think the screen distorts images along the vertical edges. And I think the additional functionality is gimmickry.




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The S7 Edge is the ultimate non-Apple 'look at me' phone. It is large and distinctly Samsung. To me, its functionality is secondary to how the phone looks and I think that is what Samsung is aiming for.
Don't get me wrong, it's still a great phone spec wise, but it is the look that will drive sales.
If I upgrade my S6 it world probably be to the S7 not the edge.




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Dingbatt: The S7 Edge is the ultimate non-Apple 'look at me' phone. It is large and distinctly Samsung. To me, its functionality is secondary to how the phone looks and I think that is what Samsung is aiming for.
Don't get me wrong, it's still a great phone spec wise, but it is the look that will drive sales.
If I upgrade my S6 it world probably be to the S7 not the edge.

 

 

 

I wouldnt call it an upgrade honestly. Its more of a "SideGrade" An upgrade would be a Z5 Premium or a Nexus.





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  Reply # 1505871 4-Mar-2016 10:45
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TimA:

 

 

 

I wouldnt call it an upgrade honestly. Its more of a "SideGrade" An upgrade would be a Z5 Premium or a Nexus.

 

 

It's debatable.

 

The S7 has a faster processor - looks like at least 20%-25% - depending on the processor in the given model. It also has 4GB of RAM instead of 3GB of RAM. Adding the external Micro-SD also makes it a step up if you need more storage (those VR videos can be pretty big!). It has a bigger battery. It runs Android 6.0. 

 

Not a quantum leap.....but it is more / better / faster. Some people call that an upgrade. :-)  

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1506299 4-Mar-2016 23:05
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I ended up going with 2degrees and getting the S7 Edge in Gold. I made a deposit of 400 dollars and they worked out that including my TradeUp payment (I pay an extra 10 a month to get the newest phone each year) I will be paying about 42 dollars a month (my plan is paid for me). I get 3.5gigs of data, unlimited texts and calls and for 120 dollars more when the S8 comes out, will be able to upgrade then!


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So, who is ordering from where?

 

I am going to order from the Samsung kooks. From what I read on their FB page they are doing pre-orders from this Wednesday, which is really odd considering that is only 2 days away from launch!

 

Although, if Samsung doesn't offer any sweeteners with an S7, I may just head to PB and grab one with a free 128GB card.


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I have heard that Pbtech's stock of 200 phones is already accounted for by pre orders, any orders will now probably be fulfilled in the next shipment.  


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