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Topic # 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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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 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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