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  Reply # 1650037 13-Oct-2016 00:20
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Geektastic:

 

As a percentage of total production, how many Note 7's actually had the problem?

 

 

 

 

To take this move, I suspect all have the potential to develop the problem as it sounds like it is a design issue that can't be easily solved.

 

I wonder who is going to keep their one?


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  Reply # 1650044 13-Oct-2016 03:36
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mattwnz:

 

Geektastic:

 

As a percentage of total production, how many Note 7's actually had the problem?

 

 

 

 

To take this move, I suspect all have the potential to develop the problem as it sounds like it is a design issue that can't be easily solved.

 

I wonder who is going to keep their one?

 

 

Some people will:

 

 

 

https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-galaxy-note-7-superfans-holding-onto-phones/

 

 


 
 
 
 


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Reply # 1650158 13-Oct-2016 10:12
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Its a risk not worth taking

 

Coz phones are not flaming up just when they charge but also when lying idle doing nothing

 

its better to be safe than sorry


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  Reply # 1650160 13-Oct-2016 10:12
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mattwnz:

 

Geektastic:

 

As a percentage of total production, how many Note 7's actually had the problem?

 

 

 

 

To take this move, I suspect all have the potential to develop the problem as it sounds like it is a design issue that can't be easily solved.

 

I wonder who is going to keep their one?

 

 

I have to admit I did give it some serious consideration as there really is nothing to compare to the Note 7. Even the S7 Edge I have now feels like a step backwards.

 

But once it was announced that Samsung had stopped production, it was obvious that I had to either look for an replacement or struggle on with the Note 7, waiting for (possibly) an early Note 8 release. And I suspect it would have been a struggle, what with travel restrictions and constant nag screens from Samsung and Spark to power down and replace it.

 

The final thought that pushed me back into Spark yesterday? I use my phone a lot on the road and the thought of my Note 7 going up in smoke whilst driving in the car - however unlikely, was, at the end of the day, a risk that I just could not take.


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  Reply # 1650204 13-Oct-2016 11:07
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I don't think insurance will cover any damage done if it does burn the house down etc.  It's a little different from a washing machine catching fire etc as people do miss the recalls on them.  However the phone is telling people to return it so not easy to miss.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1650530 13-Oct-2016 16:10
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None of the current alternatives set my pants on fire (laughing) as the replacement for my N7 - so I'm thinking seriously about getting a cheap-as daily runner and using that until something really desirable arrives - maybe even if I have to wait for the S8 or whatever in February.


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  Reply # 1650635 13-Oct-2016 19:18
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networkn:

 

I am in the same boat. I want a similar sized screen and resolution, loads of power and memory. I don't want an Apple device. I can hang out a month, but really not ideal to hang out longer than that. Pixel XL or LG V20 seem like likely candidates. I am confused by the current Sony line up. they have a 4K Z5 Premium but that looks like last years model?

 

 

I broke my Z2 last weekend and ended up with the Z5 Premium, even though I knew the XZ was coming, there was no release date for Aussie... I love the Z5 Premium, but 3 days later they announced pre-order for the XZ. yell

 

 

 

I was never going to fork out $1400 for decent Pixel.

 

 

 

(For the Sony fans, XZ is $999 in Oz, available on pre-order yesterday)


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  Reply # 1650805 14-Oct-2016 07:41
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I really like the specs, look etc of the Xperia XZ and would definitely get one to replace my Note 7 - but I would need to know if/exactly when I would be able to get it. Going away 2 Nov and would need it by then - probably not going to happen. So I guess I will have to settle for S7 Edge - which I don't really want - damnit.

 

Edit: Looking on the Sony Oz site, I see expected 'stock in-store' date is Sun 23 Oct. Would love to know about NZ.

 

Was intending to take my N7 back to VF this morning but might now wait a few days to see what happens on this.


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eracode:

 

I really like the specs, look etc of the Xperia XZ and would definitely get one to replace my Note 7 - but I would need to know if/exactly when I would be able to get it. Going away 2 Nov and would need it by then - probably not going to happen. So I guess I will have to settle for S7 Edge - which I don't really want - damnit.

 

Edit: Looking on the Sony Oz site, I see expected 'stock in-store' date is Sun 23 Oct. Would love to know about NZ.

 

Was intending to take my N7 back to VF this morning but might now wait a few days to see what happens on this.

 

 

 

 

I think you should wait till next week to see if there is an announcement about the XZ.





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  Reply # 1650821 14-Oct-2016 08:13
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eracode:

 

I really like the specs, look etc of the Xperia XZ and would definitely get one to replace my Note 7 - but I would need to know if/exactly when I would be able to get it. Going away 2 Nov and would need it by then - probably not going to happen. So I guess I will have to settle for S7 Edge - which I don't really want - damnit.

 

Edit: Looking on the Sony Oz site, I see expected 'stock in-store' date is Sun 23 Oct. Would love to know about NZ.

 

Was intending to take my N7 back to VF this morning but might now wait a few days to see what happens on this.

 

 

 

 

I think you should wait till next week to see if there is an announcement about the XZ.

 

 

Yep - that's what I meant.


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eracode:

 

sidders80:

 

eracode:

 

I really like the specs, look etc of the Xperia XZ and would definitely get one to replace my Note 7 - but I would need to know if/exactly when I would be able to get it. Going away 2 Nov and would need it by then - probably not going to happen. So I guess I will have to settle for S7 Edge - which I don't really want - damnit.

 

Edit: Looking on the Sony Oz site, I see expected 'stock in-store' date is Sun 23 Oct. Would love to know about NZ.

 

Was intending to take my N7 back to VF this morning but might now wait a few days to see what happens on this.

 

 

 

 

I think you should wait till next week to see if there is an announcement about the XZ.

 

 

Yep - that's what I meant.

 

 

My very reliable source mentioned about this phone to me yesterday. So I am looking forward to it too. 





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  Reply # 1650826 14-Oct-2016 08:31
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Mentioned what exactly?


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  Reply # 1650842 14-Oct-2016 09:24
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I spoke to someone high up at Sony NZ who said they expect stock and sales to start late next week. $1199 


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  Reply # 1650845 14-Oct-2016 09:30
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networkn:

 

I spoke to someone high up at Sony NZ who said they expect stock and sales to start late next week. $1199 

 

 

 

 

Of which phone? 






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  Reply # 1650848 14-Oct-2016 09:32
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Geektastic:

 

networkn:

 

I spoke to someone high up at Sony NZ who said they expect stock and sales to start late next week. $1199 

 

 

 

 

Of which phone? 

 

 

Sorry the Sony XZ


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