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  Reply # 1906526 23-Nov-2017 15:48
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freitasm: Android updates are dependent on model, not the SIM card in use.

 

I believe it depends on the both, model/region and carrier.

 

 

The SIM will have no bearing on this process. If you buy a Spark-branded Samsung but use with a Vodafone SIM the handset will still get the Spark-approved update, not the Vodafone one.





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  Reply # 1906549 23-Nov-2017 16:28
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That's true for a carrier-locked handset having carrier-branded ROM. For unlocked unbranded Nokia 6 handsets the only attribute to decide whether to push an update or not is the carrier info.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1911842 1-Dec-2017 22:04
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  Reply # 1911844 1-Dec-2017 22:07
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And all my Nokia 6 got was a second minor November update which didn’t fix any of my problems.

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  Reply # 1911863 2-Dec-2017 01:47
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I got my dad a Nokia 5. Very good phone for the price IMO ($230ish on special, was retailing for $350), especially as it is getting Oreo. Running a vodafone sim on it, even though it came with a spark sim, and it seems to work fine, and also got the most recent software update.


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  Reply # 1912048 2-Dec-2017 18:24
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You're lucky. I still have to download and install updates manually. I would not advise to buy unlocked Nokias intended for Americas region on Amazon if someone dont want PITA with updates.



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  Reply # 1912225 3-Dec-2017 11:23
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You can now buy unlocked Nokia in New Zealand with local updates so it has to be a lot cheaper to justify buying from Amazon.




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  Reply # 1912232 3-Dec-2017 11:52
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I wrote a thread on here a some days ago about missing mail notifications on the Nokia 6, and from what I could tell from extensive googling, it was an issue with Android (doze) and "by design" (although I've had some Pixel/Nexus owners tell me adamantly that their phones don't behave that way). Since then I've noticed other notification issues (reminders etc.) and now there's now a growing thread on Nokia's forums about absent alarms and delayed notifications. I don't know where my mail issue ends and this one begins, what's doze and what's Nokia. Well, I think it's all doze, but I think in the case of the missing alarms it's misconfigured doze (misconfigured by nokia). Terrible experience with this phone so far, and Nokia support doesn't give a rat's arse. Hopefully the Android 8 update will solve some of the software issues, but I'm not holding my breath.




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  Reply # 1912241 3-Dec-2017 12:21
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Interesting I am using the Nokia 8 this week because the Huaweri Mate 10 Pro - a much higher spec device - can't reliably run a couple of apps or get notifications.

 

Happy with the Nokia 8 performance so far - the camera could be better though.





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  Reply # 1912336 3-Dec-2017 17:47
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freitasm: You can now buy unlocked Nokia in New Zealand with local updates so it has to be a lot cheaper to justify buying from Amazon.

 

Well at the moment of buying there was no Nokia 6 available in NZ and even when it appeared in NZ it was ~400NZD at Spark. While at Amazon it costed ~336NZD without ads, and ~260NZD with ads. Also no Blue and Copper colors are available in NZ.


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  Reply # 1912341 3-Dec-2017 17:59
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Oubadah:

 

Terrible experience with this phone so far, and Nokia support doesn't give a rat's arse. Hopefully the Android 8 update will solve some of the software issues, but I'm not holding my breath.

 

 

Sorry to read about that. Personally I enjoy my blue Nokia 6 (except OTA updates, but that's my fault!). I have no issues with missed alarms and notifications, though Android's "doze" puzzled me after using iOS. It was a bit unusual getting an avalanche of emails after waking the phone in the morning, but battery life was as twice as good comparably to iphone in my case.


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  Reply # 1912365 3-Dec-2017 18:13
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The annoying thing I have found with the Nokia, is that the version of andorid is very stripped back compared to a vodafone android phone I have, and also when compared to iOS. I realise that it is almost a pure version of android, but there are things missing such as the ability to schedule the phone to turn on and off at different times. Also no nightmode display setting. Maybe there are ways to do this with addons or apps, but it is a pity that the pure android isn't more full featured.


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  Reply # 1912458 4-Dec-2017 01:18
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freitasm:

 

Interesting I am using the Nokia 8 this week because the Huaweri Mate 10 Pro - a much higher spec device - can't reliably run a couple of apps or get notifications.

 

Happy with the Nokia 8 performance so far - the camera could be better though.

 

 

The other thing I noticed with Nokia 8 is that it plays well with third party MTP clients along with the Bluetooth stack working well with Handsfree 2 on Mac where as Samsung Galaxy S8+ as broken in both regards. There is something to be said about a pure Android experience and things not being broken or butchered by the OEM.





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  Reply # 1916055 10-Dec-2017 17:30
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My Nexus 5X bootlooped (I did manage to rescue it with that "disable the 2 performance cores hack) so I ended up getting a Nokia 8 (from parallel imported).

 

It OTAed to Oreo when I turned it on, have been getting excellent battery life out of it. ~9 hours at home on wifi, 7-8 on 4G in wellington CBD.

 

I got the silver dual-sim version (As it was $25 cheaper than the blue one) and it does pick up fingerprints and dust/etc, but i'm waiting on a case for it.

 

 

Despite being small, the fingerprint reader at the front works well with thumbs and while it's slightly taller than the N5X it's still usable in one hand. The outdoors screen brightness is great.

 

 

It's a great phone if you're after the "stock google" android experience and don't want to fork out $$$$.

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