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# 242940 20-Nov-2018 20:58
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Here we go, who is watching this one with interest?

After a long run of Sony Xperias I'm ready for a change and I have been waiting for a Nokia flagship.

The 5 camera lenses are intriguing.

Roll on December 5 and cross your fingers . . .


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  # 2130641 20-Nov-2018 21:40
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I'll give you $200 for your Xperia. It's pretty old now.

 

 


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  # 2136333 28-Nov-2018 22:53
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I'm keeping an eye on it against my better judgement. I'm a Windows Phone refugee - my Lumia 950 was starting to show its age so in May, I bought a Nokia 8 Sirocco. I found the size, look, feel, aspect ratio, speed, everything perfect for my needs, and not common amongst alternative offerings.

The only thing that annoyed me a bit was the lack of a second sim slot so I bought an 8110 burner phone to use with local Sims while out of NZ. I basically bought it for 3/4G and nano-sim support and expected it would be of similar quality of Nokia's of old, but it was a huge disappointment. I was hoping it would have the kind of quality keypad Nokias were famous for, but it had a spongey piece of junk. It was so bad that it would often register multiple button presses - e.g. if I wanted a 5, I'd get a 55 or 555. And all the old T9 shortcuts/hotkeys didn't work like they used to so it was infuriating trying to text with it.

But it didn't matter because I had an 8 Sirocco and life was good. Then two months later, it did this:

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So I bought a 6.1 to tide me over while the Sirocco was in for warranty repairs. The 6.1 was another mild disappointment. It was almost unusable until the Android 9 update. The OS takes up 12 of its 32 GB so after a couple of weeks, it kept warning of impending doom unless I deleted a bunch of things. The camera used to take a photo of whatever the lens saw when I launched the camera app and then freeze about 80% of the time. I ended up with a photo album full of photos of carpet and pavement etc. It's a lot better since the update but the camera is still junk.

But it didn't matter because I'd be getting my Sirocco back soon enough. Or so I thought. The agent decided the damage was due to abuse so refused to fix it and offered me a new phone for $450 instead. The phone's never been dropped, never been wet, never been sat on in a back pocket, never been in a handbag with keys etc so I didn't see why I should have to give them another $450. Unfortunately, it was bought in a country without the benefit of NZ consumer protection laws.

So now I've bought three Nokias in the last 6 months and thinking of buying a fourth. That'll show them!

It sounds like the Dec 5 launch has been delayed which is a shame because I was going to be in Dubai around then and was hoping to grab one if I could.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2136407 29-Nov-2018 08:47
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Interesting. I wasn't aware of it - although I really liked the design of the copper/black Nokia, plus the fact that it is aluminium unibody rather than glass, which I think is a far better choice of materials. Glass is a dumb idea for the back of a phone IMV.








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  # 2140791 6-Dec-2018 19:16
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Didn't get announced today 😭

Great to NZ on the screen though 😁


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  # 2187105 25-Feb-2019 21:28
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So officially announced today.
I really want one. Might be the first phone to tempt me away from my iPhone.

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  # 2187176 26-Feb-2019 07:59
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Hopefully the rest of the phone isn't compromised in any way as it seems to be focused (Excuse the pun) on the camera setup. No fancy zoom lens or wide angle, just fixed lens prime with a mix of b&w and colour and ToF. 






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  # 2187738 26-Feb-2019 21:20
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Does Nokia 9 set off anyone elses trypophobia? everytime I see the camera setup my skin starts to crawl.

 

Anyway I saw a youtube vid earlier today of someone who got to play with a pre production model, their impression was that the camera could take solid photos but it had some bug/lag issues, and was slow, taking 10-15 seconds to process an image (there is something like 120MP worth of data to process iirc and not using the latest snapdragon hasn't helped), will software updates improve it to the point of being snappy, for the sake of who ever buys one I hope so.


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  # 2190703 4-Mar-2019 14:27
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IronH:

 

Does Nokia 9 set off anyone elses trypophobia? everytime I see the camera setup my skin starts to crawl.

 

 

Yes. A little bit at least.  And still I'll probably get this phone as work are due to get me a new one, are tied to Spark, and I prefer stock Android over anything else.


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  # 2190846 4-Mar-2019 16:57
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It appears that according to Clove they won't get getting it until April - I wouldn't hold out much hope that Spark will get their act together and bring it to New Zealand unfortunately.





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  # 2190882 4-Mar-2019 18:45
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matisyahu:

 

It appears that according to Clove they won't get getting it until April - I wouldn't hold out much hope that Spark will get their act together and bring it to New Zealand unfortunately.

 

 

I do! https://www.sparknz.co.nz/news/nokia_9_pureview/

 

And to quote that page "The Nokia 9 PureView will be coming soon to Spark, Skinny and Harvey Norman."


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  # 2191704 5-Mar-2019 21:49
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nzkc:

 

matisyahu:

 

It appears that according to Clove they won't get getting it until April - I wouldn't hold out much hope that Spark will get their act together and bring it to New Zealand unfortunately.

 

I do! https://www.sparknz.co.nz/news/nokia_9_pureview/

 

And to quote that page "The Nokia 9 PureView will be coming soon to Spark, Skinny and Harvey Norman."

 

It's a bit disappointing that I wasn't able to find a link on the Spark front page to that - I would have though it would be at least listed in the phones area as an 'phone soon to arrive' or something.





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  # 2204896 25-Mar-2019 21:57
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I'm really interested in this phone.

 

My HTC 10 is showing its age and has become very laggy, and battery life has become atrocious. I've been thinking about replacing it for a while, and people keep recommending things to me, but I'm really (probably overly) fussy about the UI and don't like the skins on Samsung or Huawei phones. They obviously sell very well (so it must be me and not Samsung or Huawei, right?) but when I pick one up and play with it for 15 minutes or so I always end up feeling frustrated.

 

Reviews say the Nokia 9 specs seem a little low compared to other flagships, but let's be honest - it's better than my HTC. 

 

I'm hearing that it's going to be a "limited release" phone, although no idea of how limited, e.g. from androidauthority.com: "HMD said it would manufacture a set number of units and would not continue fabrication once stock runs out." Possibly because it's using last year's chip?

 

I'll certainly be keeping an eye on Spark's website though.


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  # 2205153 26-Mar-2019 15:45
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andrew027:

 

I'm really interested in this phone.

 

My HTC 10 is showing its age and has become very laggy, and battery life has become atrocious. I've been thinking about replacing it for a while, and people keep recommending things to me, but I'm really (probably overly) fussy about the UI and don't like the skins on Samsung or Huawei phones. They obviously sell very well (so it must be me and not Samsung or Huawei, right?) but when I pick one up and play with it for 15 minutes or so I always end up feeling frustrated.

 

Reviews say the Nokia 9 specs seem a little low compared to other flagships, but let's be honest - it's better than my HTC. 

 

I'm hearing that it's going to be a "limited release" phone, although no idea of how limited, e.g. from androidauthority.com: "HMD said it would manufacture a set number of units and would not continue fabrication once stock runs out." Possibly because it's using last year's chip?

 

I'll certainly be keeping an eye on Spark's website though.

 

 

Going by the US pricing of just under $600 it will be about $1000 plus mark here. Looks interesting though. 





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  # 2227239 29-Apr-2019 11:22
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You think we will get the dual SIM version ??





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