Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | ... | 51
2200 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 174


  # 1767413 19-Apr-2017 15:44
Send private message

dafman:

 

JayTaicho:

 

Damn, it looks like the handsets are $100 more than the S7 models at launch. $1299 for the S8. $1499 for the plus. 

 

 

Probably some cost recovery added for the Note 7 debacle ...

 

 

 

 

Still waiting for the refurbished units to release. Wish they'd hurry up


294 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  # 1767420 19-Apr-2017 15:56
Send private message

Oh ok, sounds good. Im just still scratching my head as to why they havent given a release date yet, even more so now that the devices are already here. oh well, i guess more info will be released tomorrow :)

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure May 5th is the official launch date.


 
 
 
 


6615 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2293
Inactive user


  # 1767421 19-Apr-2017 16:00
Send private message

JayTaicho:

 

Oh ok, sounds good. Im just still scratching my head as to why they havent given a release date yet, even more so now that the devices are already here. oh well, i guess more info will be released tomorrow :)

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure May 5th is the official launch date.

 

 

 

 

Was i wrong in thinking i picked up a S8 at PB Tech north shore?


294 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24


  # 1767422 19-Apr-2017 16:02
Send private message

Was i wrong in thinking i picked up a S8 at PB Tech north shore?

 

 

Nope, they said they'd have some units on display at certain stores, so most likely was.


6615 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2293
Inactive user


  # 1767424 19-Apr-2017 16:07
Send private message

JayTaicho:

 

Was i wrong in thinking i picked up a S8 at PB Tech north shore?

 

 

Nope, they said they'd have some units on display at certain stores, so most likely was.

 

 

 

 

Knew it!! Just didnt think much of it at the time.
All i can say, Hands on review, Didnt see much improvement from my S6 Edge.. 


3312 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 896

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1767445 19-Apr-2017 16:38
Send private message

Which version is PBtech selling?

 

Samsung has a bad habit in NZ of not release a non branded telco firmware.  So I would be interested to know what firmware is on the pbtech devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 


1447 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 275

Subscriber

  # 1767463 19-Apr-2017 17:00
Send private message

tripp:

 

Which version is PBtech selling?

 

Samsung has a bad habit in NZ of not release a non branded telco firmware.  So I would be interested to know what firmware is on the pbtech devices.

 

Personally I can't work out what is gained by having telco branded firmware - why does Spark/2 Degrees/Vodafone insist on being precious snowflakes by insisting that there is a special build just for them?





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone XS Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple Watch 4 44mm
Services: YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny Mobile and Broadband

 


 
 
 
 


3312 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 896

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1767500 19-Apr-2017 17:53
Send private message

matisyahu:

 

tripp:

 

Which version is PBtech selling?

 

Samsung has a bad habit in NZ of not release a non branded telco firmware.  So I would be interested to know what firmware is on the pbtech devices.

 

Personally I can't work out what is gained by having telco branded firmware - why does Spark/2 Degrees/Vodafone insist on being precious snowflakes by insisting that there is a special build just for them?

 

 

Because in the early days the OEM's (samsung, sony etc) let them.

 

There are some reason to have telco firmware like Fast Dormancy etc.  However a better way to deal with it is like how they have the carrier settings in iOS. 

 

But the OEM's are just as bad by doing all their custom development to firmware as well.  

 

 


6615 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2293
Inactive user


  # 1767527 19-Apr-2017 18:57
Send private message

matisyahu:

 

tripp:

 

Which version is PBtech selling?

 

Samsung has a bad habit in NZ of not release a non branded telco firmware.  So I would be interested to know what firmware is on the pbtech devices.

 

Personally I can't work out what is gained by having telco branded firmware - why does Spark/2 Degrees/Vodafone insist on being precious snowflakes by insisting that there is a special build just for them?

 

 

I bought a S6 Edge plus from Noel leeming (Insurance) and they gave me a 2 degrees  version with their horrid app.
Atleast it only came with the single app but like. Whyyyyyy


1447 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 275

Subscriber

  # 1767628 19-Apr-2017 22:46
Send private message

tripp:

 

matisyahu:

 

Personally I can't work out what is gained by having telco branded firmware - why does Spark/2 Degrees/Vodafone insist on being precious snowflakes by insisting that there is a special build just for them?

 

Because in the early days the OEM's (samsung, sony etc) let them.

 

There are some reason to have telco firmware like Fast Dormancy etc.  However a better way to deal with it is like how they have the carrier settings in iOS. 

 

But the OEM's are just as bad by doing all their custom development to firmware as well.

 

The world would be a lot better place if OEM's just shipped two versions, CDMA and GSM, with a universal firmware and none of the BS. I really have to ask what the OEM's are hoping to achieve by making things more difficult for themselves and their customers then again that would require them to 'think different' and apparently that is Apple's thing.

 

TimA:

 

matisyahu:

 

Personally I can't work out what is gained by having telco branded firmware - why does Spark/2 Degrees/Vodafone insist on being precious snowflakes by insisting that there is a special build just for them?

 

I bought a S6 Edge plus from Noel leeming (Insurance) and they gave me a 2 degrees  version with their horrid app.
Atleast it only came with the single app but like. Whyyyyyy

 

Because guaranteed there is some 20 or 30 something in the marketing department who obsessively talks about 'brand awareness' that insists on said carriers logo faeces to be smeared on every phone sold because god knows the customer mind suddenly forget that they're using Vodafone/Spark/2 Degrees.

 

It'll be interesting to see what happens regarding the pre-order because I'm interested in going to Samsung but I'll probably setup a Google email address since using iCloud with Android isn't exactly a pleasant experience - at least in my experience.





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone XS Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple Watch 4 44mm
Services: YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny Mobile and Broadband

 


596 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 99

Trusted

  # 1767650 20-Apr-2017 00:20
Send private message

If you pre-order from PB Tech, you get a Samsung 256GB Micro SD card and Samsung Gear VR with controller for the same RRP as the phone by itself.


1447 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 275

Subscriber

  # 1767654 20-Apr-2017 02:01
Send private message

dacraka:

 

If you pre-order from PB Tech, you get a Samsung 256GB Micro SD card and Samsung Gear VR with controller for the same RRP as the phone by itself.

 

Sounds like a good deal - is it carrier branded and if so which carrier? is there an ETA on when it'll be delivered?





Laptop: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Desktop: iMac (27-inch, 2017)
Smartphone: iPhone XS Max 256GB 'Space Grey'
Additional devices: Unifi Security Gateway, Unifi Switch, Unifi AP AC HD, Unifi Cloud Key, Apple Watch 4 44mm
Services: YouTube Premium, Wordpress, Skinny Mobile and Broadband

 


3312 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 896

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1767659 20-Apr-2017 05:49
Send private message

matisyahu:

 

dacraka:

 

If you pre-order from PB Tech, you get a Samsung 256GB Micro SD card and Samsung Gear VR with controller for the same RRP as the phone by itself.

 

Sounds like a good deal - is it carrier branded and if so which carrier? is there an ETA on when it'll be delivered?

 

 

2degrees firmware.

 

 

 

The pre-order bonus is normally the same, You may also get more from vodafone and spark.


3312 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 896

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1767660 20-Apr-2017 06:12
Send private message

Just got an email from samsung, their pre-orders ship the 28th but you only get a free 256GB SD card with theirs (no VR)


87 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 15


  # 1767667 20-Apr-2017 07:22
Send private message

So are all pre-orders shipping on April 28th instead of the official May 5th?

 

Vodafone's pages are up now. Vodafone Galaxy S8 - 256GB SD Card bonus with pre-order and free NEON


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | ... | 51
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Dunedin selects Telensa to deliver smart street lighting for 15,000 LEDs
Posted 18-Jul-2019 10:21


Sprint announces a connected wallet card with built-in IoT support
Posted 18-Jul-2019 08:36


Educational tool developed at Otago makes international launch
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:57


Symantec introduces cloud access security solution
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:48


New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35


Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00


Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34


OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28


Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56


Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.