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  # 1863051 12-Sep-2017 21:10
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Hi everyone,


I just got a dual SIM HK version SM-G9550 (4G/64GB) S8+ in coral blue on VFNZ and noticed that 4G+ only works in certain areas, e.g. Auckland CBD at Custom St.


Could this be to do with CSC not 100% compatible with the network?



@mrgsm021 VodafoneNZ supports inband and out of band 4G CA @sbiddle and I were speaking about this the other day so wrong handset software and CA will not work as expected

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Do you know if the parallel imported G955F version would have the same problem?

Thanks


Yes for sure as the handset is not running software tested and approved by VodafoneNZ

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  # 1876315 2-Oct-2017 20:01
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Upgrade time - went from an iPhone 6s Plus to a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus - got a nice flip/wallet style case for it. Everything is going well along with it synchronising smoothly with my Google custom domain email address. Oh, and I replaced my router with a Google Wifi - great that it is in New Zealand. The house is all meshed out and covered.





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  # 1876386 2-Oct-2017 22:15
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I'm late to the party. I wasn't going to spend $1499 on an S8+....but a visit to the Spark store yesterday revealed I could move from my current plan to a $10 / month cheaper rollover plan...and get an S8+ for only $249. 

Oh....alright then. 

Nice phone. The main thing eating away in the back of my mind was I now have several  VR / 3DVR cameras....and the SGS7 screen doesn't really do them justice in a Gear VR headset. 

I was hoping (haven't tried it yet) the S8+ screen would be a bit less pixelated. 

Anyone tried it? 

I have a VUZE 3D/360VR camera (2 * 4k cameras per each of four sides) and a Lucid 180 degree 3D VR camera....and a Gear 360. 

So I want the best I can get short of dropping a money bomb to go Oculus Rift.   

 

 





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  # 1879520 8-Oct-2017 20:56
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Anyone else having any random lag issues? I've been a Nexus/Pixel user but have found the S8+ to be the first non "Google" phone that has been performing flawlessly for several months. However, in the last week or so, the phone has been randomly hanging for several seconds before becoming responsive again. It's happening regardless of what screen I'm on. Happens at the lockscreen or even when the screen is off (trying to unlock with fingerprint). It hangs for a few seconds then just comes right. No new apps etc have been installed in the last week but it could have been caused by some app update I guess. Anyone else encountering similar?


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  # 1879521 8-Oct-2017 21:00
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no, all good here


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  # 1879526 8-Oct-2017 21:14
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Anyone else having any random lag issues? I've been a Nexus/Pixel user but have found the S8+ to be the first non "Google" phone that has been performing flawlessly for several months. However, in the last week or so, the phone has been randomly hanging for several seconds before becoming responsive again. It's happening regardless of what screen I'm on. Happens at the lockscreen or even when the screen is off (trying to unlock with fingerprint). It hangs for a few seconds then just comes right. No new apps etc have been installed in the last week but it could have been caused by some app update I guess. Anyone else encountering similar?



No such issues here on the + and had since release date. Maybe an app has gone rogue for some reason?




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  # 1879583 9-Oct-2017 07:36
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I was and found that the Bixby button remap app I installed when I first got the phone was the cause of the problem. Uninstalled that and all back to normal.

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  # 1879585 9-Oct-2017 07:49
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The issue I had was the battery life avalanched from about 2% per hour to 10. The problem seemed to be the update to the antivirus app (Avast) I had installed since new. Removed, and back to normal.
Interesting about the Bixby remapper, which one?




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  # 1879586 9-Oct-2017 07:52
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hairy1: I was and found that the Bixby button remap app I installed when I first got the phone was the cause of the problem. Uninstalled that and all back to normal.

Cheers, Matt

 

Hmm...yea I use the bxactions app to remap the button and have been using it since pretty much May. I have just turned it off now. Will see how today goes...will uninstall and test if required. Thanks!

 

 

 

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  # 1879590 9-Oct-2017 08:10
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I was using Bixbye but they probably all use the same method. I uninstalled to fix my issue




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  # 1879603 9-Oct-2017 08:42
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I've been using Bixby Button Remapper without issue (both in terms of it working, and the rest of phone working) for ~2 months (despite recent updates to Bixby etc).


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  # 1879604 9-Oct-2017 08:43
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hairy1: I was using Bixbye but they probably all use the same method. I uninstalled to fix my issue


I've got bxActions installed. Doesn't seem to have an impact on performance.




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  # 1879658 9-Oct-2017 09:27
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hairy1: I was using Bixbye but they probably all use the same method. I uninstalled to fix my issue


I've got bxActions installed. Doesn't seem to have an impact on performance.

 

 

 

Thanks. Yea I've been using it for several months without any issues. However, I just turned it off and the intermittent hanging seems to have stopped. Strange. Will see if I can revert to an older version or test again after they release another update. Happy for now since the phone is smooth again. 


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  # 1879888 9-Oct-2017 13:40
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ritzlal:

hairy1: I was and found that the Bixby button remap app I installed when I first got the phone was the cause of the problem. Uninstalled that and all back to normal.

Cheers, Matt


Hmm...yea I use the bxactions app to remap the button and have been using it since pretty much May. I have just turned it off now. Will see how today goes...will uninstall and test if required. Thanks!


 


Thanks @Damager as well.



Glad it resolved the issue. I used to have app also but didnt have it long




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  # 1880134 9-Oct-2017 23:12
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ritzlal:

Anyone else having any random lag issues? I've been a Nexus/Pixel user but have found the S8+ to be the first non "Google" phone that has been performing flawlessly for several months. However, in the last week or so, the phone has been randomly hanging for several seconds before becoming responsive again. It's happening regardless of what screen I'm on. Happens at the lockscreen or even when the screen is off (trying to unlock with fingerprint). It hangs for a few seconds then just comes right. No new apps etc have been installed in the last week but it could have been caused by some app update I guess. Anyone else encountering similar?



Yep. Same issues as you mentioned. It's happening on 3 other devices of S8 for my mates and started free weeks back after the update. You will notice the finger print scanning being very slow to start with.

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