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Talkiet
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  #2079472 26-Aug-2018 20:38
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fabianz03: Yes. Has spark log on boot and power down. Preinstalled spark app as well

 

YAY. Phew... I won't have to hide my phone if I have to reboot it at work... That's if it _EVER_ arrives :-)

 

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  #2079473 26-Aug-2018 20:40
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Talkiet:

fabianz03: Yes. Has spark log on boot and power down. Preinstalled spark app as well


YAY. Phew... I won't have to hide my phone if I have to reboot it at work... That's if it _EVER_ arrives :-)


Cheers - N


Im sure you don't mind receiving the phone slightly later than others, yes? ;)

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  #2079483 26-Aug-2018 21:17
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Your should have gotten whichever one you wanted. I ordered a 2 degrees one and received an degrees one.



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  #2079485 26-Aug-2018 21:29
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The battery is unquestionably better. I love the screen, it's amazing, and I've been rocking various AMOLED screens for many years. This is a step up.

 

I prefer the bezels and edges on this.

 

I am going to try and use the note to take notes as I am a very fast thinker, I want to see if the note can help me with this more.

 

It feels faster, but I have less on it. I am torn about a screen protector, but I think if I put one on, it would be the whitestone. I am exceedingly anxious about applying it properly.

 

I am happy with my purchase, but I really do think the price is right off the charts right now. It's stupidly expensive. This coming from a guy who buys on average 2 phones a year, sometimes more if something cool comes along. I think for me these are starting to get over the top.


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  #2079507 27-Aug-2018 08:05
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landcruiserguy: Your should have gotten whichever one you wanted. I ordered a 2 degrees one and received an degrees one.

 

I can't find any option to choose 2Degrees through the PB site?





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  #2079521 27-Aug-2018 08:52
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I had a quick look and you are right, only one listing. They definitely used to list them all separately i.e crown bundle with blue 2 degrees phone etc. Please the one you want in the comment field and if you don't get the right one complain and get them to swap it. I ordered mine in store so didn't have to deal with the web site. It's possible that the 2 degrees one sold out adds 2 degrees when giving an extra $200 of discount of you used their interest free finance.

As a side note I (pun intended) I did have to feel sorry for the bloke next to me at the Samsung shop. He had just brought his note outright from them and I didn't have the heart to tell him he missed out on $200 off and free wireless headphones by not going through pb tech and 2 degrees.

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  #2079522 27-Aug-2018 08:58
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I got one of the Samsung LED cases with mine, its real nice.  Can actually use the case to control the device i.e. can pause, or skip spotify tracks. 

 

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  #2079524 27-Aug-2018 09:05
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I had the clear view case on the s8+. It was very nice and the display goes into a special mode so you can still see things like track info and do things like answer calls with the case shut. However I felt that having to flip the flap over was hard one handed and made dropping it more likely. Also if you are somewhere with sand then putting your phone down with the case open means that there is sand in the inside surface of the flap and as soon as you shut the case that same sand is running against your precious screen. Having said all that the stands up mode for viewing video was handy.

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  #2079525 27-Aug-2018 09:10
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I'm just glad that Note 9 in NZ does not always show the NFC icon in the status bar whenever it is turned on. That icon is hideous, its pointless and it takes up space.

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  #2079526 27-Aug-2018 09:15
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fabianz03: I'm just glad that Note 9 in NZ does not always show the NFC icon in the status bar whenever it is turned on. That icon is hideous, its pointless and it takes up space.

 

 

 

For some reason, it always reminds me of Nespresso...!






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  #2079528 27-Aug-2018 09:29
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So last night I was walking to get some butter chicken as you do, had my Sennheiser Momentum headphones on and listening to some sweet music. Only to find that the music would keep "skipping" (I'm not sure of the correct term to describe it) quite frequently, like the Bluetooth signal was weak or something. I never had this issue while just sitting and using the headphones, only while I was walking, phone was in my pocket. Can't tell if this is a problem with the headphones or the Note 9. Anyone else experience this issue?


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  #2079529 27-Aug-2018 09:31
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turbotailz:

So last night I was walking to get some butter chicken as you do, had my Sennheiser Momentum headphones on and listening to some sweet music. Only to find that the music would keep "skipping" (I'm not sure of the correct term to describe it) quite frequently, like the Bluetooth signal was weak or something. I never had this issue while just sitting and using the headphones, only while I was walking, phone was in my pocket. Can't tell if this is a problem with the headphones or the Note 9. Anyone else experience this issue?


I've had this problem with my previous Nexus 6P. I think it might have something to do with Bluetooth connections and pockets.
Whenever I put my phone into my pocket it skips a little and then resumes playing. It does the same whenever I take the phone out of my pocket as well.

Haven't tried it with the Note 9 but it definately happened on my 6P

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  #2079531 27-Aug-2018 09:33
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fabianz03:
turbotailz:

 

So last night I was walking to get some butter chicken as you do, had my Sennheiser Momentum headphones on and listening to some sweet music. Only to find that the music would keep "skipping" (I'm not sure of the correct term to describe it) quite frequently, like the Bluetooth signal was weak or something. I never had this issue while just sitting and using the headphones, only while I was walking, phone was in my pocket. Can't tell if this is a problem with the headphones or the Note 9. Anyone else experience this issue?

 


I've had this problem with my previous Nexus 6P. I think it might have something to do with Bluetooth connections and pockets.
Whenever I put my phone into my pocket it skips a little and then resumes playing. It does the same whenever I take the phone out of my pocket as well.

Haven't tried it with the Note 9 but it definately happened on my 6P

 

You weren't listening to Alanis by chance were you? She had one hand in her pocket, and other was hailing, a taxi cab.

 

 


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  #2079594 27-Aug-2018 10:55
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turbotailz:

 

So last night I was walking to get some butter chicken as you do, had my Sennheiser Momentum headphones on and listening to some sweet music. Only to find that the music would keep "skipping" (I'm not sure of the correct term to describe it) quite frequently, like the Bluetooth signal was weak or something. I never had this issue while just sitting and using the headphones, only while I was walking, phone was in my pocket. Can't tell if this is a problem with the headphones or the Note 9. Anyone else experience this issue?

 

 

 

 

Try walking to get a Vindaloo and see if the weakness of the curry choice was affecting the sound.






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  #2079598 27-Aug-2018 11:08
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Did you try your other pocket?
The Bluetooth signal might be getting blocked by your body

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