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# 261671 10-Dec-2019 07:53
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I'm looking at getting my wife the Nokia 6.2 from DickSmith, to use on Skinny. It's $412 shipped inc GST, compared with $550 for the Nokia 7.2 in NZ. The Nokia 7.2 is a touch faster and the camera a touch better, but coming from the Moto G5 the 6.2 will be fine for my wife, it's almost as fast as my three year old flagship.

 

 

 

Is DickSmith a decent place to buy a phone for NZ? How long does delivery usually take?

 

 

 

It looks to have band 28, so it should work in NZ right?

 

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  # 2371498 10-Dec-2019 09:28
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I bought a phone from Dick Smith last month, delivery took about 10 days.

 

 




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  # 2371508 10-Dec-2019 09:52
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Thanks @elbrownos, that's pretty slow for what they charge. I can get stuff from Amazon cheaper and faster than Dick Smith.

 

Any comments from anyone on Dick Smith for things like warranty?

 

Also, the price for the phone I'm looking at is the same on the AU and NZ site, with no currency specified. That's really confusing. Update - I found a light gray overlay on the right that does say things are in NZD.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2371537 10-Dec-2019 10:20
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Dick Smith is just a storefront for Kogan, a large AU online retailer, and has nothing to do with the Dick Smith of old anymore. Kogan is a fairly credible company, they turn over a lot of business and you'll likely have seen their mobile launch as a Vodafone MVNO in NZ this year.

 

YMMV with regards to warranty as it'll depend whether they're selling AU stock with manufacturer warranty or trade market stock with dubious warranty.





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  # 2371551 10-Dec-2019 10:33
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Thanks @NikT, that's helpful.

 

Looking at the reviews of the 6.2 vs the 7.2, the 7.2 camera looks to be quite a bit better especially in low light. Given the 10-12 day delivery I think maybe I just buy the 7.2 locally.

 

The Moto G7 plus is looking pretty good for price and camera as well... hmmm.


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  # 2371555 10-Dec-2019 10:43
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timmmay:

 

Looking at the reviews of the 6.2 vs the 7.2, the 7.2 camera looks to be quite a bit better especially in low light. Given the 10-12 day delivery I think maybe I just buy the 7.2 locally.

 

 

 

 

Harvey Norman launched the 7.2 at $497 for a few days before putting up to the "RRP" - I wouldn't be surprised if they drop it again, definitely on the boxing day sales I'd think but I'm sorta hoping maybe before xmas too :D

 

 

 

I'm also hanging out to see if\when the G8 plus arrives how much it sells for... 




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  # 2371559 10-Dec-2019 10:47
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G8 play is out in the USA, and has Band 28 APT support, but the standard and plus models aren't out yet. I did a quick search and it might not be fully released for a few months. The G7 is still a good step up from the G5 for my wife, and given our toddler gets hold of the phone sometimes and can break it maybe I'll go with the cheaper Amazon option.

 

Sounds like DSE / Kogan are fine, but their delivery time is really slow given what they charge. For that same price Amazon will deliver from the USA faster than Kogan do from Australia.


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  # 2371561 10-Dec-2019 10:48
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timmmay:

 

Thanks @NikT, that's helpful.

 

Looking at the reviews of the 6.2 vs the 7.2, the 7.2 camera looks to be quite a bit better especially in low light. Given the 10-12 day delivery I think maybe I just buy the 7.2 locally.

 

The Moto G7 plus is looking pretty good for price and camera as well... hmmm.

 

 

G7 Plus is quite nice. Price dropping to $499 today FWIW.

 

I like the One Vision too.

 

G8 Plus will be $549 when it launches, I'm still waiting on the ETA from Moto.





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  # 2371562 10-Dec-2019 10:57
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Thanks NikT. The G7 plus is $400 from Amazon.com, so cheaper than the Nokia 6.2 and looks like it will be better. Compared with the Nokia 7.2 I think the Moto G7 will be pretty similar, but the camera looks better. I'll probably get the G7 plus from Amazon unless my wife wants the Nokia.


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  # 2371563 10-Dec-2019 10:57
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timmmay:

 

G8 play is out in the USA, and has Band 28 APT support, but the standard and plus models aren't out yet. I did a quick search and it might not be fully released for a few months. 

 

 

It's out in Aus though (can order on the motorola austratila website and it says it ships the next day) so hopefully not too far away here...

 

 

 

EDIT: linkie https://store.motorola.com.au/product/moto-g8-plus/ 




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  # 2371570 10-Dec-2019 11:07
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sidefx:

 

timmmay:

 

G8 play is out in the USA, and has Band 28 APT support, but the standard and plus models aren't out yet. I did a quick search and it might not be fully released for a few months. 

 

 

It's out in Aus though (can order on the motorola austratila website and it says it ships the next day) so hopefully not too far away here...

 

 

 

EDIT: linkie https://store.motorola.com.au/product/moto-g8-plus/ 

 

 

Cool - at about NZ$520, $120 more than the G7 plus it might be worth it, given it'll be faster, better camera, etc. It won't ship to NZ, and my wife's phone is failing, so might end up with the G7 plus.


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  # 2371683 10-Dec-2019 12:24
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As Nik said, Dick Smith is just a Kogan brand. Occasionally you find pricing differences between the two storefronts but it's usually 1:1.

It's been a few years since I've had a Kogan warranty claim, but I found them good to deal with overall. Obvious delays in turnaround with no NZ presence, but they didn't make a fuss when something was obviously faulty and provided quick refunds and prepaid shipping to return things.

IME, shipping depends where it is coming from. Some stuff is dropped shipped ex Hong Kong, other stuff comes from Aus. The Australian shipped stuff is fast, HK tends to be quite slow. This used to be an issue figuring out GST too (which wasn't always obvious) but suspect that has been resolved with the new rules.



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  # 2371688 10-Dec-2019 12:36
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Awesome, thanks, I'd be happy buying from them. Unfortunately now reconsidering the phone to buy - Nokia 6.2 at $410 and slow delivery, Nokia 7.2 at $550 (maybe $500 on special), or the Moto G7 plus at $400 from Amazon. We already got cases for the Nokia phones, but they're fairly cheap and could be resold.

 

A few comparisons of the Nokia 7.1 vs the Moto G7 all come out with the Nokia as better, so given my wife isn't fussy I might just take the easy option and get the 7.2 when it's next on sale.


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  # 2371778 10-Dec-2019 13:48
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Moto G8 Plus for about $440 all inc ?
https://www.clove.co.uk/products/motorola-g8-plus?variant=31004478177323



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  # 2371870 10-Dec-2019 16:12
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shk292: Moto G8 Plus for about $440 all inc ?

 

 

Nice tip, thanks. With fast shipping that would come to about NZ$450.

 

It's a bit bigger again... my wife liked the Moto G1 at 130mm high, the G5 is contentious at 144mm, the G8 plus is 158mm. That's 2mm shorter than the Nokia 7.2 though.




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  # 2372767 11-Dec-2019 20:57
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Anyone here able to help check if the UK Moto G8 Plus will work in NZ properly? I have the specs posted here.


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