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.




3297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 148


# 214301 5-May-2017 16:08
Send private message

Id really like one the LeEco Le Max 2 being SD820, adreno 530, 1440p screen, 5.8", 21mp 4k fairly decent camera. But importing is dicey with GST and shipping some days it works out under $400 and some days over. The only way to be sure is to take the budget up to 42 days delivery option. Any other options close to same specs?

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/leeco_le_max_2-8051.php

 

Currently it goes for about $325USD, no parralel importers available in NZ which is a shame.


Create new topic
2863 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 772


  # 1776424 5-May-2017 16:30
Send private message

dont know where you are looking but you can get the LeEco Le Max 2 shipped to NZ for around $300 nz and it is worth it , great phone for the price . 





Common sense is not as common as you think.




3297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 148


  # 1776440 5-May-2017 17:12
Send private message

I was looking at GB !

 

so you think its prob the best bang for buck phablet?

 

do you have to pay duty or gst ? i know the general rule is under $400 but i dont know if that applies to mobiles for duty etc


 
 
 
 


2863 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 772


  # 1776446 5-May-2017 17:27
Send private message

TeaLeaf:

 

I was looking at GB !

 

so you think its prob the best bang for buck phablet?

 

do you have to pay duty or gst ? i know the general rule is under $400 but i dont know if that applies to mobiles for duty etc

 

 

 

 

it is worth it , performance is up around the Samsung s7, but it has no 3.5 jack but it does come with an adaptor , so keep that in mind. As long as it is under $400 then you wont pay taxes but you have no cover under the CGA , so swings and roundabouts . I will say again for the price it is worth it.





Common sense is not as common as you think.




3297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 148


  # 1777918 8-May-2017 15:49
Send private message

thats a lot of bang for buck then. im waiting for mi6 prices to drop when all the rush is gone, they have fixed the rom and introduced a global rom.

 

just need a phone for 4 months or so and id like to try a phablet size.

 

if there is anything better for the price id be curious.


2863 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 772


  # 1777952 8-May-2017 17:11
Send private message

TeaLeaf:

 

thats a lot of bang for buck then. im waiting for mi6 prices to drop when all the rush is gone, they have fixed the rom and introduced a global rom.

 

just need a phone for 4 months or so and id like to try a phablet size.

 

if there is anything better for the price id be curious.

 

 

 

 

i have seen the mi 6 for $403 nz, so just over 

 

 





Common sense is not as common as you think.


249 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 45


  # 1778061 8-May-2017 20:21
Send private message

vexxxboy:

 

 i have seen the mi 6 for $403 nz, so just over 

 

 

Where from? I've got a Mi6 being shipped right now, it was closer to $500 USD!

 

Also, OP, I've got a Le Max 2, it is a solid phone, another option if you are after a BIG phone is the XIaomi Mi Max: 6.44" display, Snapdragon 652, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, 4850mAh battery. Snapdragon 652 is a snappy chip.

 

Otherwise your only other options for a SD820 phone that'll come in under $400NZD are the smaller phones like the ZUK Z2 and Xiaomi Mi5. 


2863 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 772


  # 1778098 8-May-2017 20:55
Send private message

IronH:

 

vexxxboy:

 

 i have seen the mi 6 for $403 nz, so just over 

 

 

Where from? I've got a Mi6 being shipped right now, it was closer to $500 USD!

 

Also, OP, I've got a Le Max 2, it is a solid phone, another option if you are after a BIG phone is the XIaomi Mi Max: 6.44" display, Snapdragon 652, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, 4850mAh battery. Snapdragon 652 is a snappy chip.

 

Otherwise your only other options for a SD820 phone that'll come in under $400NZD are the smaller phones like the ZUK Z2 and Xiaomi Mi5. 

 

 

 

 

my fault the prices had converted back to $us and it was just over $400 us in a flash sale now back up to $454 us





Common sense is not as common as you think.


 
 
 
 




3297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 148


  # 1779053 10-May-2017 12:59
Send private message

yeah the mi6 is the phone even at its current pricing id buy over any top brand flagship simply bang for buck. ok the camera might be slightly not as good but its still very good and better than the mi5s. so if you can get the phone for around $600 you are paying half of an S8. Both the mi6 and S8 have things some people wont like, ie capacitive buttons and a messed up screen ratio imo on the S8 (some might like it), a slightly less capable in low light camera on the Mi6. But in 3 months I expect the mi6 to do what the mi5 did and slip back into original pricing expectations which was $360us, so I can see us seeing it in local parallel importers for around $500US, but imo if you need a phone now, the $100 premium is worth it. I thought id dislike the dark blue with gold trim version but it looks hot on videos.

 

Anyway back to the lemax2, 1440p 5.8", 6gb ram, 21mp capable camera, adreno 530, the only weak point is the quad core sd820, but ive seen 820 put up against Octas and there isnt much in it, it seems the RAM has a bigger play.

 

So Im basically wanting to try out my first Phablet, before the other chinese phones that will push the Mi6 for price come out, ie the oneplus5.

 

The Nubia z17 is out, it has the 625cpu, and its shipped some days for $395, others $403, bloody currency haha. Its a sharp looking phone in black but only has an adreno 510. so for me the lemax2 still makes sense for $300 shipped. Hey in NZ you get a Meizu note 3 for that kind of money lol




3297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 148


  # 1779054 10-May-2017 13:02
Send private message

Forgot to say Id like the Mi Max but cant find it under $400nzd shipped?


1572 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 565

Trusted

  # 1779061 10-May-2017 13:08

TeaLeaf:

 

Forgot to say Id like the Mi Max but cant find it under $400nzd shipped?

 

 

I highly recommend the Mi Max. You can find them cheap on Trade Me every so often. Make sure to reflash the official global software ASAP when buying Xiaomi from random places though.

 

Also there are four variants:

 

  • 16GB low-end - 2GB RAM - Snapdragon 650 hexa-core
  • 32GB standard - 3GB RAM - Snapdragon 650 hexa-core
  • 64GB 'Prime' - 3GB RAM - Snapdragon 652 octa-core
  • 128GB 'Prime' - 4GB RAM - Snapdragon 652 octa-core

I have the 32GB and it's great. Have tinkered with the 128GB and it's nice, but not a massive upgrade.





Product Manager @ PB Tech

https://pbtech.co.nz/smartphones


2863 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 772


  # 1779064 10-May-2017 13:17
Send private message

TeaLeaf:

 

Forgot to say Id like the Mi Max but cant find it under $400nzd shipped?

 

 

Found here





Common sense is not as common as you think.


1524 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 196

Trusted

  # 1779130 10-May-2017 15:53
Send private message

+1 for Mi Max. Hands down the best Android phone I have ever owned (including my previous Galaxy Note 3).

 

Got mine of Ali Express (official Xiaomi store?). Got the 32Gb which was around NZ$350 landed in NZ. Dont use DHL shipping though as they will sting you for duty. There are a few folks selling them on Trademe (for a mark up of course). 

 

NB with Xiaomi you must make sure it says global ROM otherwise you wont get OTA updates or The Play Store.

 

AFAIK the "prime" versions of Mi Max arent the global ROMs so they arent 100% english and you wont get OTA updates. I did order one of these but it was borderline around the duty/GST threshold and wasnt the global ROM so I cancelled it.

 

 


1572 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 565

Trusted

  # 1779242 10-May-2017 18:58

Global ROMs are available for the Prime variants.

 

It really is worth reflashing Xiaomi devices purchased from sources you don't trust 100%. The Chinese version of MIUI is full of China-specific features and requires manual Google Services installation, which isn't a big deal in and of itself - it's the dodgy third party vendor ROMs which look legit and contain malware that you have to watch out for. 





Product Manager @ PB Tech

https://pbtech.co.nz/smartphones




3297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 148


  # 1780028 12-May-2017 10:27
Send private message

tchart:

 

+1 for Mi Max.  

 

 

To be honest, outside the hexa or octa vs the sd820 and the much weaker battery, the Mi Max is substantially less powerful or featured as the Lemax2.

 

The screen 1440p, the ram, the GPU, the camera and so on.

 

However I can see the appeal of the MiMax as a phablet due to the lower screen res, bigger screen, much better battery, lower power processing. So what its not as good in, in some ways is its appeal or makes it viable.

 

Still, $300 for the Lemax2 vs $350 for the MiMax, Id go the Lemax2, I think 6.5" might be just too much for my first phablet haha.

 

What backpack do you guys use to carry it around in? Hehe. I think it would go with the logitech BT tablet/phone keyboard very well as a mini pc/lappy.

 

MiMax vs Lemax2 specs.

 

http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=8057&idPhone2=8051

 

I will give it some thought though.




3297 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 148


  # 1780160 12-May-2017 13:34
Send private message

This short review pretty much sums up my thoughts on the two. The Mi Max is a tablet really, the le max 2 lacks a great battery but is the better smart phone.

 

http://www.themobileindian.com/face-off/xiaomi-mi-max-prime-vs-leeco-le-max-2-15080


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.