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  # 1700414 9-Jan-2017 08:35
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Running OxygenOS 4.0.1 mine is 1 December 2016. If the nougat update isn't showing up use a VPN to Germany, that's what I did to get the latest update.

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  # 1708834 24-Jan-2017 16:11
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I was this close to pulling the trigger on buying one of these.

 

 

 

No Band 28?  It gets better coverage here in Napier (Spark) than Band 3.

 

 

 

Alas, will stick with my N6 for a while yet. Damnit.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1744062 19-Mar-2017 21:00
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Hi there, thought I'd respond here rather than start a new thread. My Nexus 5 is a few years old now and the battery life is really bad. So I'm looking at getting a similar phone. I've done some reading on the Oneplus 3T and it sounds really good.

 

My question is what are the risks (if any) are there in buying it from PB Tech? I noticed Noel Leeming is actually selling it too but as a parallel import. And of course, it's sold at some other smaller parallel import shops. I assume PB Tech has a better reputation that these other shops...?

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MPHOPL3100I/OnePlus-3T-Smartphone-64GB-Gunmetal-Parallel-Impor

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/phones-and-gps/mobile-phones/oneplus-3t-64gb-smartphone-grey/prod151384.html

 

Going by PB Tech's info, it's the China model (A3010). So according to http://willmyphonework.net/ it should work with 2G, 3G, and 4G. I can't see what model Noel Leeming are selling.

 

Any advice much appreciated.


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  # 1744312 20-Mar-2017 10:45
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Hey Man,

 

 

 

I have the A3010 which i bought from Hong Kong last year. It works perfectly fine in North Island. I have not been to south Island since buying it. normal H+ and 4G works fine.

 

 

 

Cheers

 

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  # 1744336 20-Mar-2017 10:47
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Just a FYI

 

 

 

Downloading Oxygen OS 4.0.3 does affect Oneplus 3T - Bluetooth meta data transfer to vehicle bluetooth.

 

 

 

I have just downgraded to 4.0.2 and works perfectly again.

 

 

 

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  # 1744389 20-Mar-2017 11:45
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deadstar6:

 

 it should work with 2G, 3G, and 4G.

 

 

 

 

As I've said before the 3T (and loads of other phones) does not fully support 4G in NZ. The A3010 has NZ 4G bands; 3 - 1800 MHz and 7 - 2600 MHz, both of which are main city based. For extended rural coverage you also need band 28 - 700 MHz. So if you are a data sucking road warrior living in a rural area you may want band 28. Remember 4G only makes a difference to data, voice coverage is only on the 3G networks.

 

 

 

To see the difference this makes see Spark and Vodafone's network coverage maps. 2Degrees also do one, but it is pretty useless in comparison.

 

 

 

Although not perfect, try using Gsmarena's phone finder to get an idea of the phones that cover all three frequencies.


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  # 1744524 20-Mar-2017 14:02
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I have the A3010 from Pbtech and no complaints so far, 4g is really fast on 2D. I'd consider Noel Leeming if they had it in stock, but wouldn't bother if they had to order it in, they can be pretty useless in that regard.

No band 28 could be annoying (here in the Manawatu spark/skinny only have 4g on band 28) so pays to check. Other than that it's a great phone.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1744853 20-Mar-2017 21:24
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Well I'm in Auckland and I'm on Vodafone. I rarely travel outside of Auckland but if I do, wouldn't 3G be fine? Sorry, I'm not as techy as other people so just wanna make sure I'm not gonna regret it if I do end up buying it!


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Ultimate Geek


  # 1770056 25-Apr-2017 07:10
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Hi Guys

 

any of you have/had S7 edge ? what do you recommend between 3T and s7 edge ? Its only about $150 difference right now because of sales. Am looking at Noelleeming/Harvey norman

 

 

am looking into upgrade my aging lg g4. thanks.

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  # 1770157 25-Apr-2017 11:53
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sqlpro: Hi Guys any of you have/had S7 edge ? what do you recommend between 3T and s7 edge ? Its only about $150 difference right now because of sales. Am looking at Noelleeming/Harvey norman am looking into upgrade my aging lg g4. thanks.

 

Very simple - if you want the best camera then go for the S7. If the camera isn't a top priority then go for the 3T. Since you're coming from the G4, another point to consider would be the SD Card slot. The 3T doesn't have one but the S7 does, so if you really require SD card support then get the S7, if not then get the 3T.

 

It might seem like the 3T is missing a few features compared to the S7 (and it is), but in general I'd highly recommend it over the S7 because:

 

 - Faster performance (thanks to greater RAM and stock-ish Android)
 - Better multitasking, easily switch between dozens of apps and heavy web pages
 - No bloatware
 - Handy screen-off gestures (to open the camera, control music, turn on the torch etc)
 - Choice of using the community build for faster updates and passing your feedback back to OP
 - Awesome developer community (so you can continue to get updates from the community even after official support ends)

 

Overall, the user-experience of the 3T is a lot better. Samsung has messed with the OS a bit too much for my liking.


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  # 1804924 21-Jun-2017 22:48
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Hey guys.

 

Looking to buy a new phone tomorrow, my 6P is somewhat busted, sadly.

 

Stumbled upon the OnePlus 3t, looks really nice. I am going to watch some comparison videos later on tonight between the 6P + OP3T.

 

I'm looking at buying from Noel Leeming... Just have a few questions

 

 

 

1: I'm currently on Spark, I take it the phone is going to work fine?

 

2: Any "Gotchas" regarding a parallel imported phone and warranties? This would be my first time buying a PI phone

 

3: Take it the phone will come with a NZ charger?

 

4: Has anybody gone from a 6P - OP3t?

 

5: Any other tips/advice etc?

 

 

 

Looking to go out early AM so please reply if you can, thanks!!


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  # 1804957 22-Jun-2017 06:03
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wait.

 

The one plus 5 was just released.  PBtech etc should have it in the next few weeks.

 

Also spark 4g will work fine in big cities however the op3 does not support band 26 which is what spark uses outside of big cities.

 

OP5 does have this band.

 

 


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  # 1804961 22-Jun-2017 06:52
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tripp:

 

wait.

 

The one plus 5 was just released.  PBtech etc should have it in the next few weeks.

 

Also spark 4g will work fine in big cities however the op3 does not support band 26 which is what spark uses outside of big cities.

 

OP5 does have this band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply. 4G was just released in my suburb in the past 2, maybe 3 months, plus I am somewhat close to the CBD. I'm definitely not rural. I don't think I can wait for the OP5 as I really want/need a new phone now and it will be nice to not have to spend $1K+ on a phone for once. OP3t Looks as good/better than the Nexus 6P, the lack of water resistance is probably the biggest negative for me as I use my phone outside sometimes. 


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  # 1804966 22-Jun-2017 07:24
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Finch:

 

tripp:

 

wait.

 

The one plus 5 was just released.  PBtech etc should have it in the next few weeks.

 

Also spark 4g will work fine in big cities however the op3 does not support band 26 which is what spark uses outside of big cities.

 

OP5 does have this band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply. 4G was just released in my suburb in the past 2, maybe 3 months, plus I am somewhat close to the CBD. I'm definitely not rural. I don't think I can wait for the OP5 as I really want/need a new phone now and it will be nice to not have to spend $1K+ on a phone for once. OP3t Looks as good/better than the Nexus 6P, the lack of water resistance is probably the biggest negative for me as I use my phone outside sometimes. 

 

 

Well the op3t should have a price drop soonish due to the op5.

 

But it's your call.  I had a op3 and dash charging is great, I would suggest getting a car dash charger as well.  You can get this from oneplus webstore and send it to youshop.

 

 


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  # 1804976 22-Jun-2017 08:25
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Finch:

 

Thanks for the reply. 4G was just released in my suburb in the past 2, maybe 3 months, plus I am somewhat close to the CBD. I'm definitely not rural. I don't think I can wait for the OP5 as I really want/need a new phone now and it will be nice to not have to spend $1K+ on a phone for once. OP3t Looks as good/better than the Nexus 6P, the lack of water resistance is probably the biggest negative for me as I use my phone outside sometimes. 

 

 

What city are you in? Spark uses 700Mhz/band 28 (NOT band 26) for 4G in some of the smaller cities, like where I am in Palmerston North.

 

My understanding is that none of the OnePlus phones have ever supported band 28, one of the reasons I've discounted them (based on where I live). This may or may not be an issue for you, depending on where you live, work and travel. Check out the Spark coverage maps on their website - this clearly shows the different frequencies used for 4G.

 

Edit: OnePlus 3T's global model: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)

 

A friend, also living in PN, bought a OnePlus 3T from Noel Leeming only last week; though with Skinny, he wasn't too worried by the lack of 4G support.


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