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  #2016639 16-May-2018 08:46
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The Canadians are getting a free 43" 4k LG TV when pre-ordering their LGG7's.

 

NikT - any word on whether PBTech will have any bundles?  Does it release here on 1 June as well?

 

https://www.gsmarena.com/lg_g7_thinq_preorders_in_canada_include_free_43inch_4k_uhd_smart_tv-news-31054.php 


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  #2016641 16-May-2018 08:47
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sxz:

 

The Canadians are getting a free 43" 4k LG TV when pre-ordering their LGG7's.

 

NikT - any word on whether PBTech will have any bundles?  Does it release here on 1 June as well?

 

https://www.gsmarena.com/lg_g7_thinq_preorders_in_canada_include_free_43inch_4k_uhd_smart_tv-news-31054.php 

 

 

Lol that will never happen here! Samsung have been known to give out 32" 1080p TVs frequently, that's the usual benchmark here.





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  #2017038 16-May-2018 18:23

sxz:

 

The Canadians are getting a free 43" 4k LG TV when pre-ordering their LGG7's.

 

NikT - any word on whether PBTech will have any bundles?  Does it release here on 1 June as well?

 

https://www.gsmarena.com/lg_g7_thinq_preorders_in_canada_include_free_43inch_4k_uhd_smart_tv-news-31054.php 

 

 

Watch this space. More as soon as I can. Won't be that early though. :)

 

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Lol that will never happen here! Samsung have been known to give out 32" 1080p TVs frequently, that's the usual benchmark here.

 

 

32" 720p TVs. The bundle no-one wanted is back for the nth time! Yeah.

 

NZ is now in a much better space for compelling bonus bundles than it was, ooh, about three years ago. Funny that.





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  #2017080 16-May-2018 19:09
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720p! not even worth the box it comes in!





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  #2017136 16-May-2018 19:48
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NikT:

 

V30 is a phenomenal phone. Exceptional battery life, excellent performance, and one of the best-looking devices ever made IMO. Front camera isn't the best, but can produce great results in good lighting. Given how far down the list of features the front camera ranks for my personal and work use, I am unbothered.

 

 

The v20 was an exceptional phone, without a second screen, the v30 could be at best an ok phone :) 

 

2 years after selling my v20 I STILL miss that second screen.


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  #2020287 22-May-2018 12:17
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I'm still loving my V20. It's not perfect but it's a great phone and hard to give up.

 

What I wish for in NZ is the BOGO free deals like they do in the US. I'd have bought a couple V30's if that had happened over here.

 

G7 looks nice but the changes to the camera hardware seem like a step forward and step backward at the same time. Reducing the size of the wide angle lens to 107 degrees is meh. I'm sure it's still good but I think the V30 iteration was better at 120 degrees.


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  #2020314 22-May-2018 12:58
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What I wish for in NZ is the BOGO free deals like they do in the US.

 

G7 looks nice but the changes to the camera hardware seem like a step forward and step backward at the same time. Reducing the size of the wide angle lens to 107 degrees is meh. I'm sure it's still good but I think the V30 iteration was better at 120 degrees.

 

 

I'm not phased about the change in wide-angle. My G5 always had a lot of fishbowl effect - hopefully this is reduced with the change in the G7.

 

You're right.  I think in the US the V10 or the G5 had a 200gb microSD, which at the time went for about $300.  PB Tech has been having some pretty good deals lately thought - I've been very tempted by the $500 Sennheiser headphones offered with the P20.  I am eagerly awaiting what they can offer us with the G7 (hopefully very soon!)

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2020679 22-May-2018 20:05

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I'm still loving my V20. It's not perfect but it's a great phone and hard to give up.

 

What I wish for in NZ is the BOGO free deals like they do in the US. I'd have bought a couple V30's if that had happened over here.

 

G7 looks nice but the changes to the camera hardware seem like a step forward and step backward at the same time. Reducing the size of the wide angle lens to 107 degrees is meh. I'm sure it's still good but I think the V30 iteration was better at 120 degrees.

 

 

Yeah I love the idea of BOGO. I keep a very close eye on what's happening with bonus/pre-order offers globally and try to build globally market-leading bundles - we can get away with it in NZ due to the relatively small scale. At the very least, I try to build offers I'd buy myself. The V30, P20, and Executive Bundles (buy a phone, get a chair!) are good examples.

 

Unfortunately BOGO is a no-go because it fundamentally requires a telco service/interest free plan be leveraged, there just isn't the margin in phones to do buy one get one free outright.

 

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I'm not phased about the change in wide-angle. My G5 always had a lot of fishbowl effect - hopefully this is reduced with the change in the G7.

 

You're right.  I think in the US the V10 or the G5 had a 200gb microSD, which at the time went for about $300.  PB Tech has been having some pretty good deals lately thought - I've been very tempted by the $500 Sennheiser headphones offered with the P20.  I am eagerly awaiting what they can offer us with the G7 (hopefully very soon!)

 

 

Stay tuned for G7. Don't want to spoil the surprise, but I'm pretty excited.





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Stay tuned for G7. Don't want to spoil the surprise, but I'm pretty excited.

 

 

Hey Nik - Any update on timing?  The oneplus 6 is looking tempting...


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  #2029669 5-Jun-2018 10:32

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Hey Nik - Any update on timing?  The oneplus 6 is looking tempting...

 

 

Not far now! Register your interest here.

 

FWIW I have been daily driving a G7 for a few weeks, switched to the OP6 for two days of testing, and promptly went back to the G7. OP6 is fine but LG put some serious QOL features in their software stack.





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Now in stock in a few places, including Parallel Imported for a tad over $1100. It's a little bit cheaper at Becextech, but I have no experience dealing with them.  Does anyone have anything nice/bad to say about them?

 

The 7+ variant is only an extra $80 odd to double storage from 64 to 128gb, and increase ram from 4 to 6gb.  For an extra $80 that seems a no brainier for me.

 

 


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sxz:

Now in stock in a few places, including Parallel Imported for a tad over $1100. It's a little bit cheaper at Becextech, but I have no experience dealing with them.  Does anyone have anything nice/bad to say about them?


The 7+ variant is only an extra $80 odd to double storage from 64 to 128gb, and increase ram from 4 to 6gb.  For an extra $80 that seems a no brainier for me.


 



I suggest you google that company and read for yourself, including searching here on GZ.

I wouldn’t touch them with a proverbial barge pole. Indeed, I’d avoid any dropshipper without a physical NZ presence, let alone with a poor reputation.

If you can’t assure this, including assurance of CGA coverage (and weren’t they the ones claiming the CGA doesn’t apply to them as they’re based in HK?) then you may as well buy off any overseas site.

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  #2040373 19-Jun-2018 12:43

Thanks for your patience, folks. Pre-order is live.

 

Think you'll get a kick out of the bundle.





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  #2040453 19-Jun-2018 13:58
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Thanks for your patience, folks. Pre-order is live.

 

Think you'll get a kick out of the bundle.

 

 

 

 

Awesome, thanks NickT.  Looking forward to 6 July.  Are you going to stock the 7+ version?

 

A free 43" 1080p LG Smart TV is pretty sweet, but I know the MRS wont let another TV in the house... smile  Are there going to be any other bundles? 


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  #2040501 19-Jun-2018 14:28

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Awesome, thanks NickT.  Looking forward to 6 July.  Are you going to stock the 7+ version?

 

A free 43" 1080p LG Smart TV is pretty sweet, but I know the MRS wont let another TV in the house... smile  Are there going to be any other bundles? 

 

 

 

 

Nah, just the regular flavour version available from LG ANZ. I'm sure we can come up with something else once we're out of TVs, eh? :)





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