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  Reply # 2199284 16-Mar-2019 01:08
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I got the buds thanks to @coffeebaron The base was a bit weak and the sound not quite as good as my previous buds (Sony WF-1000x) but the first thing I did was fit some comply foam tips.  As I expected this improved the base no end and with the EQ on dynamic I think I am completely happy with the sound.  The sony's had dieing batteries and while livable they had the occasional drop outs from day 1.  I had to cut the foam tips down a bit so that the buds fit into the case but I think they now make smaller ones for wireless airbuds if anyone is interested in purchasing them.  Highly recommended.


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  Reply # 2199333 16-Mar-2019 08:53
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I got the buds thanks to @coffeebaron The base was a bit weak and the sound not quite as good as my previous buds (Sony WF-1000x) but the first thing I did was fit some comply foam tips.  As I expected this improved the base no end and with the EQ on dynamic I think I am completely happy with the sound.  The sony's had dieing batteries and while livable they had the occasional drop outs from day 1.  I had to cut the foam tips down a bit so that the buds fit into the case but I think they now make smaller ones for wireless airbuds if anyone is interested in purchasing them.  Highly recommended.



I find being able to hear my heartbeat whilst wearing them to be disconcerting and intrusive, so will probably sell mine.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2199346 16-Mar-2019 09:25
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bunker:

 

Enjoying my S10e after about a week with it.

 

I love the design and I like the hole punch cutout much more than the notch. I think I might sort of prefer the look of the S10e to the regular S10 as well? 

 

The hardware feels really good except I'm not a fan of the feeling of the power button. The fingerprint sensor works well but the power button is just sort of mushy feeling and it fits a bit loosely in the side of the phone. Seems sort of like they cheaped out compared to the rest of the phone but that's just nit picking.

 

Samsung software is pretty good. I thought I'd only ever be able to use stock Android or iOS but but OneUI is pretty nice (although I wish I could get rid of Bixby.) 

 

There are a few useful features that I don't seem to see mentioned much. Samsung Dex looks like it could be useful and I'm thinking about getting a USB-C hub. Also, secure folder has been amazing for me because I can separate all my work related apps and emails from my personal stuff.

 

 

On first read, I thought I had written the first part of above. Yes, very much enjoying my S10e as well, I much prefer the hole cut out to a notch and the look of the S10e over the S10 (I've never been a fan of the curved screen).

 

I seem to be lucky with the power button - mine feels firm and tactile.

 

Not a fan of Bixby either, but I've remapped Bixby button to the phone app, so am very happy with this - it's just like my old Sony which had a dedicated camera button.

 

One thing I've done is change the notification style for messages/Whatsapp to movable bubble type notifications (think Facebook Messenger) which open a smal window off the app.


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  Reply # 2199449 16-Mar-2019 12:12
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Yeah Bixby is annoying. I use the phone without a Samsung account. It's frustrating that I can't turn off Bixby. Not just the hardware button but also the myriad of software buttons sprinkled around in apps that launch some kind of bixby feature (e.g. in the Photo Gallery). This is the first phone I've had where there is so much effort to force a feature on you that isn't useful at all (for me). 


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  Reply # 2199486 16-Mar-2019 13:04
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Vodafone supposedly delivering the TV today although no sign yet and they didn't give me tracking information. Don't need it urgently but it's annoying having to wait in all day on a Saturday when they might not turn up.

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  Reply # 2199733 16-Mar-2019 19:04
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Well they didn't turn up so will get back onto them to see if I could possibly collect it from somewhere rather than have to spend all day next Saturday waiting in again.

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  Reply # 2199754 16-Mar-2019 19:41
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Is anyone else having issues with the Ingram Micro trade in website where it doesn't recognise the IMEI number of my S10+ and keeps coming up with check your IMEI number again?

 

My S10+ is definitely NZ stock from NL 2D version, although I haven't opened the box to start using it until I receive the UAG case I ordered.

 

Does the phone have to be used with a SIM card in it before it gets recognised?

 

Don't remember having to do that on my wife's Note 9 when I traded in my S6 edge, would be annoying if that was the case.


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  Reply # 2199966 17-Mar-2019 08:14
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mrgsm021:

 

Is anyone else having issues with the Ingram Micro trade in website where it doesn't recognise the IMEI number of my S10+ and keeps coming up with check your IMEI number again?

 

My S10+ is definitely NZ stock from NL 2D version, although I haven't opened the box to start using it until I receive the UAG case I ordered.

 

Does the phone have to be used with a SIM card in it before it gets recognised?

 

Don't remember having to do that on my wife's Note 9 when I traded in my S6 edge, would be annoying if that was the case.

 

 

It should only need the IMEI number.  When the note9 came out i was using a s9+ dual sim from overseas and it even accepted that as a trade in (i emailed Micro to confirm) so it should work with a nz based purchased phone. I did notice that they won't do a trade in for a iphone xr, iphone 5 yes - iphone xr no lol


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  Reply # 2200439 17-Mar-2019 21:23
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mrgsm021:

 

Is anyone else having issues with the Ingram Micro trade in website where it doesn't recognise the IMEI number of my S10+ and keeps coming up with check your IMEI number again?

 

My S10+ is definitely NZ stock from NL 2D version, although I haven't opened the box to start using it until I receive the UAG case I ordered.

 

Does the phone have to be used with a SIM card in it before it gets recognised?

 

Don't remember having to do that on my wife's Note 9 when I traded in my S6 edge, would be annoying if that was the case.

 

 

 

 

Funnily enough I just tried before seeing your post, came to Geekzone to see if anyone else experienced it.

 

My IMEI number is not recognised as well, bought from PBTech.

 

 

 

Has sim card in it so not the issue.


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  Reply # 2200456 17-Mar-2019 21:47
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Has anyone noticed any strange behaviour in the software?

 

 

 

I have had a couple of instances where Bluetooth has been turned off when I can think of no reason why it would have been and it had been on earlier in the same day. The first time I wrote it off as the imaginings of a deluded mind but it's happened more than once now.






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  Reply # 2200482 17-Mar-2019 22:19
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Ratez:

mrgsm021:


Is anyone else having issues with the Ingram Micro trade in website where it doesn't recognise the IMEI number of my S10+ and keeps coming up with check your IMEI number again?


My S10+ is definitely NZ stock from NL 2D version, although I haven't opened the box to start using it until I receive the UAG case I ordered.


Does the phone have to be used with a SIM card in it before it gets recognised?


Don't remember having to do that on my wife's Note 9 when I traded in my S6 edge, would be annoying if that was the case.



 


Funnily enough I just tried before seeing your post, came to Geekzone to see if anyone else experienced it.


My IMEI number is not recognised as well, bought from PBTech.


 


Has sim card in it so not the issue.



No problems with my VF purchased unit imei old or new.

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  Reply # 2200717 18-Mar-2019 11:51
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invisibleman18: Well they didn't turn up so will get back onto them to see if I could possibly collect it from somewhere rather than have to spend all day next Saturday waiting in again.


Managed to get a tracking number for the TV and it's apparently with courier for delivery today. So presumably they'll leave a card and then I can collect it one day this week.

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  Reply # 2200722 18-Mar-2019 11:58
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mrgsm021:

Is anyone else having issues with the Ingram Micro trade in website where it doesn't recognise the IMEI number of my S10+ and keeps coming up with check your IMEI number again?


My S10+ is definitely NZ stock from NL 2D version, although I haven't opened the box to start using it until I receive the UAG case I ordered.


Does the phone have to be used with a SIM card in it before it gets recognised?


Don't remember having to do that on my wife's Note 9 when I traded in my S6 edge, would be annoying if that was the case.



Contacted Ingram Micro through the email provided on IMEI page, they fix it ad hoc so you will need to provide them the number in the email as well.

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  Reply # 2200766 18-Mar-2019 13:15
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Ratez:

 

Funnily enough I just tried before seeing your post, came to Geekzone to see if anyone else experienced it.

 

My IMEI number is not recognised as well, bought from PBTech.

 

 

 

Has sim card in it so not the issue.

 

 

 

 

I have subsequently read their FAQ and will email them my IMEI number for verification.


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