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Topic # 220305 4-Aug-2017 16:24
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I see they also have the 3T as well. $799 for the 5 and $699 for the 3T.

 

When did they start stocking these??


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  Reply # 1839275 4-Aug-2017 16:35
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They have had a the 3t for a while. 5 is new at that price it must be the 64gig one.

 

 

 

It will be interesting when OP start selling in AU later this month, that means the correct type of power plugs for NZ/AU (however you can buy the oppo VOOC charger from jbhifi nz which is the same as the dash charger).


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  Reply # 1839291 4-Aug-2017 17:41
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tripp:

 

They have had a the 3t for a while. 5 is new at that price it must be the 64gig one.

 

 

 

It will be interesting when OP start selling in AU later this month, that means the correct type of power plugs for NZ/AU (however you can buy the oppo VOOC charger from jbhifi nz which is the same as the dash charger).

 

 

 

 

Hmm, interesting, you sure it's the same charger? I'd be keen..


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1839468 5-Aug-2017 10:58
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Noel Leemings had them for $789 last week and I purchased one.  Unfortunately they have removed the dash charger, and substituted a cheap generic USB charger, which is NOT dash compatible.  They don't mention this in any of their advertising. I'd rather the original and a cheap plug adapter!  Fortunately the VOOC charger from JBs works just fine - the little DASH icon appears on the phone when you plug it in; but you should factor the extra $30 into your price.  It's an excellent phone!


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  Reply # 1839485 5-Aug-2017 11:52
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macuser:

 

tripp:

 

They have had a the 3t for a while. 5 is new at that price it must be the 64gig one.

 

 

 

It will be interesting when OP start selling in AU later this month, that means the correct type of power plugs for NZ/AU (however you can buy the oppo VOOC charger from jbhifi nz which is the same as the dash charger).

 

 

 

 

Hmm, interesting, you sure it's the same charger? I'd be keen..

 

 

Yes i have been using one for a few weeks, Oppo is the parent company of oneplus, the tech was first designed by Oppo and Oneplus started using it :)

 

30 dollars from jbhifi

 

More info here

 

https://www.androidcentral.com/dash-charge


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  Reply # 1839549 5-Aug-2017 16:10
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macuser:

 

tripp:

 

They have had a the 3t for a while. 5 is new at that price it must be the 64gig one.

 

 

 

It will be interesting when OP start selling in AU later this month, that means the correct type of power plugs for NZ/AU (however you can buy the oppo VOOC charger from jbhifi nz which is the same as the dash charger).

 

 

 

 

Hmm, interesting, you sure it's the same charger? I'd be keen..

 

 

Yes I can confirm...

 

Oppo and oneplus are actually the same company





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  Reply # 1839810 6-Aug-2017 11:55
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hyperman:

Oppo and oneplus are actually the same company



Actually they're not the same company, they're sister companies and along with Vivo, they all fall under the larger brand BBK Electronics. BBK is the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, only behind Samsung.

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  Reply # 1840699 7-Aug-2017 18:22
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Really keen to buy an OP5, especially now that they're available at mainstream stores. However being parallel imported and with no official support, will this phone get over the air software updates like the versions overseas do? And do those updates have to go through the carrier first? As long as it has continued support it's an excellent buy for $800-850.


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  Reply # 1840702 7-Aug-2017 18:25
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Mine received the recent 911 bug only recently reported update, even though it doesn't apply here shortly after purchasing - about 4 days ago!

 

I would think with Aussie (and hopefully NZ) falling into the support area it could only get better.

 

Oh! I'm on 2 degrees.   current 4.5.6 oxygenOS.  If you're worried that it's not pure Andriod, don't be.  Aside from some subtle extras, it's all good.


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  Reply # 1840724 7-Aug-2017 18:48
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Sounds good then, especially seeing as Aussie have had an official launch now. As long as it gets the vital software updates quickly ie the 911 Bug fix then I'm happy. 


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  Reply # 1841534 9-Aug-2017 07:11
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The 4.5.8 update bringing EIS to 4k video rolled out to NZ overnight.  Nice to see they are getting here with timing the same as other countries, and bodes well for an official launch in AU and hopefully NZ.


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  Reply # 1841555 9-Aug-2017 07:52
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jhay6617:

 

Really keen to buy an OP5, especially now that they're available at mainstream stores. However being parallel imported and with no official support, will this phone get over the air software updates like the versions overseas do? And do those updates have to go through the carrier first? As long as it has continued support it's an excellent buy for $800-850.

 

 

They dont do carrier specific firmware - which is a good thing - so you will get OTA updates just fine.  I have one and have had a couple of updates already.


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  Reply # 1841557 9-Aug-2017 07:55
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Also for anyone interested.  JB Hifi sell Oppo VOOC chargers which is the same technology as the Oneplus 30 minute Dash charger for a good price.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1843165 10-Aug-2017 08:05
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For what it's worth, I complained to Noel Leeming that they had replaced the DASH charger with a generic, non DASH compatible USB charger, albeit with an NZ plug.  I maintained that this diminished the advertised features, and they had not specified the substitution, and lack of DASH compatibility in product advertising.

 

The initial response was that the DASH charger was not compatible in NZ.  I responded, NOT CORRECT - it was, - it is international 100-240v and that it only needed an inexpensive plug adapter, not replacing entirely with an incompatible charger, and I also pointed out the VOOC chargers was another possibility, and had an NZ plug.

 

Result:  a dash charger is on its way to me.  It pays to be alert to your consumer rights.


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  Reply # 1843237 10-Aug-2017 09:22
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Biglegs:

The initial response was that the DASH charger was not compatible in NZ.  I responded, NOT CORRECT - it was, - it is international 100-240v and that it only needed an inexpensive plug adapter, not replacing entirely with an incompatible charger, and I also pointed out the VOOC chargers was another possibility, and had an NZ plug.




Legally they cannot supply equipment that needs an adapter.

Q: Can I sell a product with a foreign plug type in New Zealand?

A: No. Domestic and similar appliances that are being imported into New Zealand must be safe for use in New Zealand without the use of a plug adaptor.

Plugs and fittings have been listed as high risk articles that require a formal approval before they are able to be sold in New Zealand. Plugs intended for use outside of New Zealand and Australia do not comply with recognised safety standards and cannot be legally sold. As a result the sale of appliances fitted with foreign plug types is not permitted in New Zealand.

http://www.energysafety.govt.nz/about/faqs/electricity/safety-of-fittings-and-appliances

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  Reply # 1843289 10-Aug-2017 09:33
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 They should leave the charger in there and then just also throw in the standard ones they are replacing them with.  PBtech etc does that.

 

What would be better however is if they did just supply the Oppo charger


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