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  #1965017 27-Feb-2018 12:05
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all the pre order deals :

 

 

 

PB tec:

 

have 3 different pre-order bundles (all also include wireless charger):

 

 

 

  • Gear VR with wireless controller & Sennheiser HD4.20s
  • DeX Pad Desktop Dock & 22" LED Business Monitor
  • UE Boom 2, SOL Republic Relays Sport wireless in-ear headphones & 10,000mAh power bank

harvey normans :

 

 S9 or S9+ will receive a bonus Samsung wireless charger, Pioneer BT Headphones (SE-MJ553BT-K) & Ultimate Ears Wonderboom - Wonderboom 

 

JBhifi :

 

Doing Wireless Charger and $150 gift card.

 

 

 

noel leemings :

 

Receive a bonus^ 2018 Samsung Wireless Charger and 
Amazon Echo Charcoal 2nd Generation.

 

 

 

any other ?

 

 





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  #1965060 27-Feb-2018 13:32
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maxeon:

Interesting Trade-in offer here - https://www.xchangemobile.com/NZ/Samsung/


 



Wow! $1200 for a 256gb iPhone X thats a bit insulting considering some noddy paid $2200 for it brand new 😂

 
 
 
 


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  #1965065 27-Feb-2018 13:37
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When I signed up for a plan and got my iPhone 7 plus, they offered me $600 credit towards my account so I essentially got the phone far cheaper then retail.

I think I'd rather take a credit over a preorder bundle, otherwise some good looking bundles besides the few obvious crap ones

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  #1965074 27-Feb-2018 13:47
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Yeah I got $600 off my S8+ and the rest were just interest free payments over 12 months when my plan rolled over and I upgraded.





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  #1966788 1-Mar-2018 21:32
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I'm tempted, but not sure about the cameras. I love the dual cameras in my lgg5, with one giving a 135degree field of view, and the other a 75 degree field. I find the wide angle very useful. Samsung does the opposite I think, one with 75 degree, one with only 45 degrees. I just can't see a 45 degree camera being that useful, and I'll really miss the wide angle. Maybe I'm better with the lgv30.
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Has anyone else tried the dual cameras like this that effectively give a zoom, rather than a zoom out? Do you find it useful? I think the last note was this way too.

Also the initial camera reviews don't seem to be as incredible as Samsung would have us think...

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  #1966890 2-Mar-2018 09:25
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sxz: I'm tempted, but not sure about the cameras. I love the dual cameras in my lgg5, with one giving a 135degree field of view, and the other a 75 degree field. I find the wide angle very useful. Samsung does the opposite I think, one with 75 degree, one with only 45 degrees. I just can't see a 45 degree camera being that useful, and I'll really miss the wide angle. Maybe I'm better with the lgv30.
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Has anyone else tried the dual cameras like this that effectively give a zoom, rather than a zoom out? Do you find it useful? I think the last note was this way too.

Also the initial camera reviews don't seem to be as incredible as Samsung would have us think...

 

https://www.dxomark.com/samsung-galaxy-s9-plus-review-premium-specs-top-end-performance/

Dx0 Mark seems to think its the best camera on any smartphone period. 


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  #1966944 2-Mar-2018 10:31
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Just had a play with an S9 (at JB Wairau Park). They have a camera demo unit 'box' there, which lets you take a low light photo, and a super slo-mo video. Low light looks pretty impressive, and the photo I took with it looked a lot better than the same one I took on my iPhone 7. Super SloMo is a bit of a gimmick IMO, but it looked really cool.

 

Phones themselves are very nice (they have an S9 and S9+ on display), but pretyy much exactly the same as the S8 models to look at and hold.


 
 
 
 


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  #1966958 2-Mar-2018 10:58
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Has anyone preordered it, if so who through? Which deal did you go for?


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  #1966959 2-Mar-2018 11:01
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bradstewart:

Has anyone preordered it, if so who through? Which deal did you go for?



I can't decide myself... Jibi only one giving a voucher.. Rest giving stuff that probably won't just




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  #1966964 2-Mar-2018 11:14
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I ended up preordering through Spark because they had $200 off which was more useful than the free stuff I wouldn't use and a wireless charger will be a useful upgrade from the one I had from my S7.


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  #1967318 2-Mar-2018 22:39
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I pre-ordered from PB Tech, one of their bundles was the most appealing to me. Will just stick with my $59/month 10GB data plan with Vodafone. Zero incentive to go on a contract.


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  #1967444 3-Mar-2018 10:40
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Does anyone know the difference between the Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees variants? They all have different model numbers.


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  #1967449 3-Mar-2018 10:43
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No they don't they're all the same.

Only difference is the pre installed carrier apps and the spark variant has a spark boost animation.

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  #1967453 3-Mar-2018 10:48
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restecp: No they don't they're all the same.

Only difference is the pre installed carrier apps and the spark variant has a spark boost animation.

 

@restecp That is quite incorrect actually hardware is the same but behind the scenes all handsets are quite different and setup with different network features enabled or disabled by default

 

Then you have the bandscan setup on power which is different again

 

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  #1967455 3-Mar-2018 10:50
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Nope he asked about model numbers being different... they aren't.

Agreed the firmware is different but other than being fine tuned for the specific carrier there is no difference other than what's stated in my original post.

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