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pcman2000

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#277071 24-Sep-2020 15:40
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Samsung NZ Page

 

NZ Model Specs;

 

  • 6.5" 2400x1080 Super AMOLED at 120Hz
  • Exynos 990 (sadly not SD865)
  • 128GB Storage, 6GB RAM
  • 4500mAh battery w/25W USB-PD Fast Charge (only 15W charger included)
  • 12MP f/1.8 DPAF Primary Camera (same as S20/S20+/N20/ZF2)
  • 12MP Ultrawide Camera (same as S20/S20+/N20/ZF2)
  • 8MP 3x Telephoto Camera (vs. 64mp 1.1x on S20/+/N20 and 12MP 2x on ZF2)
  • 32MP Punchhole Selfie Camera
  • LTE only, no 5G model in NZ

Pretty compelling specs, and they didn't compromise on the usual flagship features.

 

  • Fast Wireless Charging
  • Reverse Wireless Charging
  • Dual Speakers
  • IP68 Water Resistance
  • 3 Years Software Updates

Only real downside I can see is that this has a matte plastic back instead of glass.

 

Pricing is $1099 from Samsung NZ, with a pre-order bonus of a $150 Samsung NZ eVoucher. If you have access to an EPP store (education or some employers), the price is 25% off for $824

 

I'm pretty impressed by Samsung's pricing here. I would say this is very competitive with the OnePlus Nord (at $749-799) and OnePlus 8 (non-Pro, at $1199).

 

Compared to Nord, this is better in practically every way. Compared to OP8, it's a bit of a wash but this has an inferior SoC, no 5G and less RAM and a plastic back. However the S20 FE gains a 120Hz (vs. 90Hz) display, IP68 waterproofing, wireless charge, and a telephoto camera


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pom532
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  #2573979 25-Sep-2020 09:10
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Can anyone confirm whether the NZ model is single or dual sim? Pbtech website says single sim, while Harvey norman says dual. 


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  #2574062 25-Sep-2020 09:55
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PBTech's website has been updated to say dual SIM it seems.

 
 
 
 


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  #2574069 25-Sep-2020 10:05
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Pricing is $1099 from Samsung NZ, with a pre-order bonus of a $150 Samsung NZ eVoucher. If you have access to an EPP store (education or some employers), the price is 25% off for $824

 

I'm pretty impressed by Samsung's pricing here. I would say this is very competitive with the OnePlus Nord (at $749-799) and OnePlus 8 (non-Pro, at $1199).

 

Compared to Nord, this is better in practically every way. 

 

 

I'm sure you're right this new S20FE is way superior to the Nord, but, for most people (who can't access that EPP thing), they're simply not in the same price bracket - $1100 vs $730 (what I paid for a Nord earlier this week) is a 50% difference! And a voucher supplied with the phone doesn't reduce the price paid; yeah, some of that difference can be recouped by purchasing an item with the voucher then selling it, but that's an additional hassle.

 

That said, I'm interested in reading reviews of the model, and it's a phone I'd probably be interested in myself - I have an S10+, but only ended up with that due to a quirk with insurance (what they offered to replace a OnePlus 6 that I broke); there's no way I'd be keen to fork out the money needed for the equivalent model in the current S20 series, but this could well meet all my needs without a stupid price...


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  #2574070 25-Sep-2020 10:08
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There are some super generous trade-in offers on the A series models, considering it tbh. Depends on how the camera performs in low light - waiting to see some decent reviews. 


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  #2574095 25-Sep-2020 10:54
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Does having no 5G matter? Other than speed (and capacity), does 5G provide any real benefits?


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  #2574104 25-Sep-2020 11:05
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pom532:

 

Does having no 5G matter? Other than speed (and capacity), does 5G provide any real benefits?

 

 

I bring it up since the 5G version of the S20 FE uses a Snapdragon 865 SoC, whereas the 4G uses the Exynos 990. The Snapdragon is generally regarded as superior.


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  #2574888 27-Sep-2020 14:51
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pom532:

 

Can anyone confirm whether the NZ model is single or dual sim? Pbtech website says single sim, while Harvey norman says dual. 

 

 

More confirmation that it's dual SIM: Galaxy S20 FE | Samsung Support NZ

 

The Samsung website lists the NZ model as "SM-G780F/DS". DS in Samsung model names means dual SIM.


 
 
 
 


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  #2575656 29-Sep-2020 09:08
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jonathan18:

 

I'm sure you're right this new S20FE is way superior to the Nord

 

 

IMO anything Exynos now that Samsung have stated its to create more revenue not because of a lack of SD chips is under whelming, but the Nord isnt a flagship either, it has plenty of misgivings (and plenty of good things). Id compare it more to something like the mi 10 pro or the new global version of the mi 10 ultra that is being released (still the best camera phone imo, 1/1.32" sensor and quad 1.2µm massive pixels, 5x optical zoom and ois clearly)

 

pcman2000:

 

I bring it up since the 5G version of the S20 FE uses a Snapdragon 865 SoC, whereas the 4G uses the Exynos 990. The Snapdragon is generally regarded as superior.

 

 

100% agree, not having the SD865 SoC is a pointless side grade imo, where the 865 SoC is a true upgrade. But that is not going to be available in NZ?

 




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  #2582444 10-Oct-2020 20:45
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I see that the 5G version ships to NZ from Samsung on Amazon for exactly $1099NZD with a fast shipping option. I'm looking at the S20 FE to upgr6from my failing S9.

I just don't know enough about the handset to safely assume it'd work on our networks.

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Factory-Unlocked-Smartphone-Pro-Grade/dp/B08FYTSXGQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=galaxy+s20+fe&qid=1602315763&sprefix=galaxy&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzOTFQTFdUQlJNNkRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzE5MjgxMlgwV0EyWU0wWTlVUiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTc5NTcxM1ZXRlJBU1k1U0ZUSyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX3Bob25lX3NlYXJjaF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

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  #2582479 11-Oct-2020 06:35
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9/10

 

but for me that missing 1/10 is dealbreaking

 

- no headphone jack

 

- exynos

 

but then for those who need a phone it's perfect





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  #2582531 11-Oct-2020 10:22
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Batman:

 

9/10

 

but for me that missing 1/10 is dealbreaking

 

- no headphone jack

 

- exynos

 

but then for those who need a phone it's perfect

 

 

 

 

Exynos is the sole reason I'm not buying this, nor anything else from Samsung. So I agree with you, it's 9/10, but the missing point is the deal breaker.


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  #2582730 11-Oct-2020 20:25
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ignishin: I see that the 5G version ships to NZ from Samsung on Amazon for exactly $1099NZD with a fast shipping option. I'm looking at the S20 FE to upgr6from my failing S9.

 

That's the US model (SM-G781U). It looks like it will work fine for LTE in New Zealand, but 5G won't work since n78 is not supported (n78 is used by Spark & Vodafone afaik).

 

If possible try to get the International 5G version (SM-G781B), as sold in Australia etc.


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  #2583070 12-Oct-2020 12:20
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Awesome - thanks for the tip :)


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  #2591470 24-Oct-2020 17:41
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Brought the s20 FE last nite for just over $800 from TheMarket using 10% coupon. 

 

 SM-G780FZBDXNZ


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  #2591518 24-Oct-2020 21:14
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@prob what voucher code?

 

 


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