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  Reply # 1653045 18-Oct-2016 16:15
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Geektastic:

 

Oi vey! What am I? A news service already?!tongue-out

 

 

Hopefully. We're counting on you...





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  Reply # 1653053 18-Oct-2016 16:26
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Done and done.






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1653055 18-Oct-2016 16:29
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Geektastic:

 

sonic1989:

 

Geektastic:

 

I've decided to get one off-contract.

 

I'll run it for a year and see how I get on (will be my first Android phone ever). I would have liked the blue colour but for some odd reason you can only get black in NZ. Must be a Wellington thing...! surprised

 

 

 

Since I won't be under contract (although still remaining with VF) I will be free to decide if the iPhone 8 or Note 8 tickle my fancy next year. I ordered it this morning from Noel Leeming (who are the cheapest if you have a Farmlands account) and they told me it could be the end of the month before they get it.

 

 

 

 

how much did the xz cost you? I have seen one in person today at sony store and i liked it. I am torn between xz and pixel.i have to decide by the end of this week

 

 

 

 

PM'd you.

 

 

 

 

thanks :)


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  Reply # 1653059 18-Oct-2016 16:38
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Thanks.





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  Reply # 1653074 18-Oct-2016 17:06
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I do find it odd that today is the 'launch date' in NZ and yet no one seems to have any stock...!!






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  Reply # 1653097 18-Oct-2016 18:01
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Just remember people, labour weekend sales, Noels is normally good at the 20% off.


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  Reply # 1653103 18-Oct-2016 18:23
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tripp:

 

Just remember people, labour weekend sales, Noels is normally good at the 20% off.

 

 

 

 

Even on something just launched and not even in stock yet?!






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  Reply # 1653109 18-Oct-2016 18:32
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Geektastic:

 

tripp:

 

Just remember people, labour weekend sales, Noels is normally good at the 20% off.

 

 

 

 

Even on something just launched and not even in stock yet?!

 

 

Yes have done it before, however these days they are more clued up and having things like "20% of sony tv's" rather than 20% off sony.

 

 

 

Just might pay to wait.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1653117 18-Oct-2016 19:22
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tripp:

 

Geektastic:

 

tripp:

 

Just remember people, labour weekend sales, Noels is normally good at the 20% off.

 

 

 

 

Even on something just launched and not even in stock yet?!

 

 

Yes have done it before, however these days they are more clued up and having things like "20% of sony tv's" rather than 20% off sony.

 

 

 

Just might pay to wait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, I'll be waiting anyway since they have no stock!

 

The sales guy wanted to charge my card today and I said no, otherwise if it takes 6 weeks to turn up I will have paid for it 6 weeks early!!






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  Reply # 1654585 19-Oct-2016 17:54
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Can't wait to meet the XZ in person. I went to Spark in Lambton Quay yesterday but they didn't have on display, but they had price sticker up for $1,099.

 

Sadly only window shopping as can't justify getting the cost of swapping out of a S7 quite yet.

 

 


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  Reply # 1654587 19-Oct-2016 18:01
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I am sure the XZ is using quick charge 3 so will leave this here

 

http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/10/17/deal-alert-get-dual-usb-quick-charge-3-0-car-charger-aukey-just-14-99-promo-code-5-off/

 

 

 

you will need to youshop it, however it ends up being about $21NZ + youshop fees

 

 


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  Reply # 1654758 19-Oct-2016 21:41
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I am sure the XZ is using quick charge 3 so will leave this here

 

http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/10/17/deal-alert-get-dual-usb-quick-charge-3-0-car-charger-aukey-just-14-99-promo-code-5-off/

 

 

 

you will need to youshop it, however it ends up being about $21NZ + youshop fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

Won't cause your battery to catch fire, I hope...! surprised






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  Reply # 1654905 20-Oct-2016 08:54
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NikT:

 

networkn:

 

@nikt what are your current top choices for flagship devices?

 

 

 

 

Mmm, lots of choice right now, although most are 'coming very soon'. Will try not to get too far off-topic - there will of course be a fair few folks eyeing all the new phones post Note7. The XZ is a worthy contender, and hilariously the first thing I thought of when seeing the Note7 in person was the Xperia XA/XA Ultra, which look practically identical to the Note... Sony's still got design on their side. XZ is beautiful. Reminds me of the best Lumia design with a nice metallic Sony spin on it.

 

Disclaimer: My preference is for 6" these days, with 5.5" being a bare minimum, so I don't look at smaller devices with personal use in mind.

 

If you don't need band 28, the OnePlus 3 is an easy recommendation.

 

If you want something from telco-land, iPhone 7/Plus and S7/edge are fine, although the former isn't tremendously groundbreaking (Headphone jack aside) & the latter is somewhat old news. Huawei's P9 and P9 Plus can be had for very reasonable dollars now, and have extremely good processors. The only other contender really is the XZ.

 

Outside of telco-land:

 

LG V20 is coming next month. Pixels are coming next week. Huawei Mate 9 presumably isn't far off. None will be cheap, all will be good.

 

From left-field, the ASUS ZenFone 3 range in regular flavour 5.2", premium 5.7", and enormous 6.8" are shockingly well built - and support both band 28 and Dual-SIM 3G (For 2x Spark/Skinny SIMs or any combo of NZ telcos).

 

The HTC 10 is very good too, it's a shame HTC is essentially dead in NZ. Glad Sony isn't. We need more of what the telcos call 'Challenger Share'.

 

No matter which flagship folks choose this quarter, there's lots to like. Hanging out for the Mate 9 myself.

 

 

Hi Nik.   I see you have the 16 Gig Moto G4 plus in stock .  Are you going to get the 32 Gig version??





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  Reply # 1654943 20-Oct-2016 10:11

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Hi Nik.   I see you have the 16 Gig Moto G4 plus in stock .  Are you going to get the 32 Gig version??

 

 

 

 

Mate, I suspect you're the one of the only people in NZ who cares about the Moto G4. tongue-out

 

I initially advised against ranging it because it's not well differentiated vs. competition in the price bracket. It's in range because the local Moto distributor brought it in and we figured hey why not. Incidentally, that's also why it's $499 - can't control the local pricing.

 

If the local outfit offers the 32GB, then maybe - but we can bring in pretty much anything as a special order. Drop a line to procurement@pbtech.co.nz.

 

To bring this full circle and back on topic, that goes for the XZ Dual SIM as well!





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  Reply # 1654949 20-Oct-2016 10:24
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tripp:

 

I am sure the XZ is using quick charge 3 so will leave this here

 

http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/10/17/deal-alert-get-dual-usb-quick-charge-3-0-car-charger-aukey-just-14-99-promo-code-5-off/

 

 

 

you will need to youshop it, however it ends up being about $21NZ + youshop fees

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got the same one from Aliexpress. Same price but with free delivery..

 

 

 

AUKEY QC 3.0 car charger






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