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  Reply # 1648266 10-Oct-2016 06:48
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I also like it on the back, wish more companies would do it.


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  Reply # 1648270 10-Oct-2016 07:09
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Do you operate it with the index finger?




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  Reply # 1648295 10-Oct-2016 08:46
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joker97: Do you operate it with the index finger?

 

Yes, you will be surprised how much easier it is to use than a front facing one.

 

It's the one things i really miss when i moved from a nexus 5x to a s7 edge / oneplus 3

 

 


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  Reply # 1648297 10-Oct-2016 08:47
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Dumb question: will hackers be able to get your finger prints or are the prints not stored as prints etc etc?





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  Reply # 1648302 10-Oct-2016 08:50
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joker97:

 

Dumb question: will hackers be able to get your finger prints or are the prints not stored as prints etc etc?

 

 

 

 

You might want to google as I don't have an answer but I would expect them to be encrypted as bank apps also use this to open their apps

 

 


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  Reply # 1648303 10-Oct-2016 08:50
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I am aware of that currently having an S7 edge and a bit disappointed that they only have IP53. I was really looking forward to this phone. In saying that I am trying to look at it in a positive way that it has something rather than no protection. 

 

 

Most newish smartphones are probably around IP53 anyway, even if they haven't been tested or certified as such.

 

 

 

 

And they will find a way to decline the warranty too if there is a potential water damage because of that lack of certification. Nonetheless not up to marks standards right now and given the price point it will launch at would have been nice to have IP67/68.

 

 

 

 

Samsung don't cover for water damage and they have the IP68 rating. Hell their ads show it in use in the shower but they still say "don't use it in the shower" how they haven't been hit with a law suit yet for bullshyte advertising I don't know.


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  Reply # 1648309 10-Oct-2016 08:54
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DaveB:

 

And the new TV commercial is below. Love the quirky dig at iphone and overall a very good commercial.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rykmwn0SMWU

 

 

 

 

Although it almost could be a parody video for a n apple product. Don't know why you would put a touch sensor on the back, when there is a big space at the bottom front.

 

 

 

 

Ah, yes, the bezels. Why Google, why?


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  Reply # 1648315 10-Oct-2016 09:03
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Kopkiwi:

 

 

 

Samsung don't cover for water damage and they have the IP68 rating. Hell their ads show it in use in the shower but they still say "don't use it in the shower" how they haven't been hit with a law suit yet for bullshyte advertising I don't know.

 

 

I don't have a problem with someone getting sued like that. Waterproof but not covered. Same with Canon camera/lenses actually. That's because the waterproofing depends on user and the seals. If user drops it to the bottom of the ocean (unlikely) and claim 5 sec 1 foot dump. Or the seal's been opened by curious george. Very difficult for the manufacturer. But if they advertise something water proof it's their problem, not the consumer.





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  Reply # 1648316 10-Oct-2016 09:05
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I think the term is water and dust resistant not water proof.





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I have heard today that Google will be selling direct via their online store, and that no telcos in NZ will be taking the Pixel as it's been promised to Telstra as an exclusive for Australasia.

 

Subject to change, but certainly seems short-sighted at first glance.





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  Reply # 1648501 10-Oct-2016 13:02
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I have heard today that Google will be selling direct via their online store, and that no telcos in NZ will be taking the Pixel as it's been promised to Telstra as an exclusive for Australasia.

 

Subject to change, but certainly seems short-sighted at first glance.

 

 

Thanks for the good news!


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  Reply # 1648503 10-Oct-2016 13:07
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I have heard today that Google will be selling direct via their online store, and that no telcos in NZ will be taking the Pixel as it's been promised to Telstra as an exclusive for Australasia.

 

Subject to change, but certainly seems short-sighted at first glance.

 

 

Blah I hate that, Sell an exclusive to "Australasia" yet Telstra is not in NZ and we have 2 different google stores.

 

Either treat us as 1 region with 1 google store or 2 regions, not some kind of mad mix up of the 2.


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  Reply # 1648509 10-Oct-2016 13:13
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I've done a bit of a U-turn on the Pixel. While I’m fully on board with Google’s new approach to building and supporting high quality android hardware, they have simply under-spec’ed their first offering relative to price. While the software experience looks great, the hardware is basically a re-worked HTC 10, with only half the speakers, and priced around $500 higher. Now looking 12 months out to 2017!


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  Reply # 1648527 10-Oct-2016 13:53
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joker97:

 

Dumb question: will hackers be able to get your finger prints or are the prints not stored as prints etc etc?

 

 

Here's a couple of resources for you:

 

Cheers :)


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  Reply # 1648579 10-Oct-2016 15:33
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I see that JBHifi Au is now listing the pixel  https://www.jbhifi.com.au/phones/Outright-Mobile-Handsets/





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