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  Reply # 1652347 17-Oct-2016 14:08
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networkn:

 

Rappelle:

 

old3eyes:

 

Going by their  price of $499 for the Moto G4  plus the pixel will be expensive.  Guess 32 Gig model $1250..

 

 

Just doing some quick math..

 

Jb hifi AU lists Pixel 32gb as $1080aud. Take AU gst off, and that's $980aud / $1050nzd, add NZ gst back on makes it ~$1200. So yeah, probably $1200-1300

 

Doing the same thing for the Pixel XL 32GB comes out as ~$1400

 

And if you really want to light your wallet on fire, Pixel XL 128GB looks to be ~$1600. For a phone. Ouch.

 

 

 

 

Same price as the S7 128gb, and Note7. Note 7 superior in every way bar one for my money. 

 

Still trying to decide whether to get one. 

 

 

If you purchase on a trip to Aus, how easy is it claim back the AUS GST - is it simply done on the spot at the airport on way out?


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  Reply # 1652350 17-Oct-2016 14:14
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If you purchase on a trip to Aus, how easy is it claim back the AUS GST - is it simply done on the spot at the airport on way out?

 

 

Yup on the way out. 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1652386 17-Oct-2016 15:37
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It looks like Google's hype Pixel's about software video stabilisation may have some substance ...

 

https://vimeo.com/186494961

 

 


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  Reply # 1652774 18-Oct-2016 11:43
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networkn:

 

dafman:

 

 

 

If you purchase on a trip to Aus, how easy is it claim back the AUS GST - is it simply done on the spot at the airport on way out?

 

 

Yup on the way out. 

 

 

 

 

Very easy, especially if you are organised. You need to have the goods and the receipt on you (can't pack in luggage). There is an app you can download to speed things up where you refill the details and it gives you a QR code. They will scan the code, sight the goods and receipt and swipe your credit card for the refund to be credited to.

 

I did this leaving Sydney last month and the whole process probably took 90 seconds or less at Sydney airport (It will be longer if you don't have a QR code).

 

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  Reply # 1654635 19-Oct-2016 19:40
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I've been unsuccessful in convincing myself that I do not need to upgrade my 6P to a Pixel. If I run into one in Perth next month I'm bringing it home with me. I wonder if our customs will want a cut?


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  Reply # 1654639 19-Oct-2016 19:43
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I saw this today and thought it was cool.

 

 

 








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  Reply # 1654642 19-Oct-2016 19:47
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I can't understand going from an S7 to a Pixel, nor for that matter a 6P to a Pixel (though the 6P is a generation old phone so I guess......).

 

 


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  Reply # 1655558 21-Oct-2016 10:51
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A lot of the reviews for this phone are seriously positive, wired and verge especially heaped praise on the experience as a whole which is something I think I've forgotten about over the years always chasing the latest and greatest potentially at the detriment of the best overall 'experience' whereas that has always been the iPhone's MO.

When I think about what's most important to me it's all day battery life, a fantastically fast UI and browsing experience and a fantastic camera wrapped up in a chassis i like holding - which is the Note 7 running the material design theme for me

Really annoyed it's going to be hard to get my hands on one to see what it's like I'm still rocking my Note 7 which has unfortunately set the bar sky high and the S7 Edge is not a suitable replacement due to ergonomics.

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Greaver: A lot of the reviews for this phone are seriously positive, wired and verge especially heaped praise on the experience as a whole which is something I think I've forgotten about over the years always chasing the latest and greatest potentially at the detriment of the best overall 'experience' whereas that has always been the iPhone's MO.

When I think about what's most important to me it's all day battery life, a fantastically fast UI and browsing experience and a fantastic camera wrapped up in a chassis i like holding - which is the Note 7 running the material design theme for me

Really annoyed it's going to be hard to get my hands on one to see what it's like I'm still rocking my Note 7 which has unfortunately set the bar sky high and the S7 Edge is not a suitable replacement due to ergonomics.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1655594 21-Oct-2016 11:28
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So MightyApe has all 3 colours up for pre order, sans every detail.


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  Reply # 1655599 21-Oct-2016 11:34
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NzBeagle:

 

So MightyApe has all 3 colours up for pre order, sans every detail.

 

 

Including "really blue"


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  Reply # 1656926 24-Oct-2016 14:09
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Found a video of the Pixel's vibration motor in action

 

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

 

Its a linear vibration motor, similar to the Tactic Engine in the iPhones

 

But the Pixel's is not quite as big or as high quality


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  Reply # 1656932 24-Oct-2016 14:29
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My Pixel arrives tonight! I'll post some impression tomorrow. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1657142 24-Oct-2016 23:05
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Only about 1 hour to wait!

 

I really hope my phone err I mean beloved wifey, clears customs quickly. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1657154 25-Oct-2016 01:09
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Well, I have the device, it's pretty nice. I got black 32GB. I'd be pretty surprised if this wasn't manufactured by Huawei given the build appearance etc. 

 

Screen is nice and bright, don't have time to do the setup or anything, but the vibration is very aggressive compared to the haptic of a Samsung Device. 

 

 

 

 


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