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  #2766887 26-Aug-2021 10:24
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Placed a pre-order via Samsung Education Store for Fold 3 - $2159.20. Free shipping. No idea when they start shipping pre-orders. 

 

Also ordered Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Aramid Cover for $49.50.


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  #2766893 26-Aug-2021 10:42
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gksjohn:

 

If you are a student through Samsung NZ edustore, the new Z 3 series are cheaper with an additional 20% dc on the student prices. I’ve seen that the Z Flip 3 is $1299.99 on the edustore right now.

 

 

 

 

I got the Flip3 through Spark, but all the cases for the new phones are also all half price, which I took advantage of. Got the silicone cases for the Flip!


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  #2766925 26-Aug-2021 11:39
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m1dday:

 

gksjohn:

 

If you are a student through Samsung NZ edustore, the new Z 3 series are cheaper with an additional 20% dc on the student prices. I’ve seen that the Z Flip 3 is $1299.99 on the edustore right now.

 

 

 

 

I got the Flip3 through Spark, but all the cases for the new phones are also all half price, which I took advantage of. Got the silicone cases for the Flip!

 

 

 

 

I'll be curious to see how Flip3 performs battery wise, that was my one big concern. Anyone has any ideas on when pre-orders generally get shipped? From memory, last year it was a week or so before the actual launch. 




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  #2766967 26-Aug-2021 12:36
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Might I suggest that with Level 4 all bets are off.





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  #2766995 26-Aug-2021 13:37
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ruch33:

 

I'll be curious to see how Flip3 performs battery wise, that was my one big concern. Anyone has any ideas on when pre-orders generally get shipped? From memory, last year it was a week or so before the actual launch. 

 

 

It is pretty good - the one I have had here only needed charging every third day. Granted not my all-day phone but I used it as much as I could. I guess on a daily basis it could survive a day and a half. 





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  #2767017 26-Aug-2021 14:18
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freitasm:

 

ruch33:

 

I'll be curious to see how Flip3 performs battery wise, that was my one big concern. Anyone has any ideas on when pre-orders generally get shipped? From memory, last year it was a week or so before the actual launch. 

 

 

It is pretty good - the one I have had here only needed charging every third day. Granted not my all-day phone but I used it as much as I could. I guess on a daily basis it could survive a day and a half. 

 

 

 

 

How hot is it getting? The 888 is not an easy chip to cool.





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  #2767023 26-Aug-2021 14:23
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Not hot at all. Really pleased and would get one if I hadn't a perfectly working Huawei P30 Pro (oops, just dropped it, damn it).





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  #2767245 27-Aug-2021 03:39
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I am just laughing at more Samsung stupidity with the Fold 3 bootloader option. Like all Samsung phones, after 7 days of operation (an arbitrary timeline that reduces the likelihood of theft?) you can go into Developer Options & enable OEM Unlock - because it’s your phone that you paid for with your money & now that it’s yours, you can do whatever you want with. OEM Unlock allows you to alter / replace the stock, ad-ridden bloated stock Samsung Android OS with something more to your own (less advertisement-driven) taste.

This freedom has been a good thing for Samsung & for Android overall - spawning the massive XDA community of Android modders amongst others.

Except this time, with your flash new Fold 3, when you choose to flick that OEM Unlock switch a brand new warning will pop up. Not a security warning, nor an alert that your user data is about to be wiped - this is a heavy-handed & spiteful message that should you continue with that switch, your Flip 3 camera will be disabled.

There’s no good reason for this - Samsung hasn’t provided the source firmware for their phone cameras for years, but Google camera works for everyday photos & there’s always an app that’ll re-enable the special functions. You don’t need Samsung firmware to operate a Samsung Android. Until now. They’re turning the camera - that’s your camera don’t forget, in your phone that you own - off in hardware because you chose to avail yourself of a long-term software option that potentially decimates Samsung’s LTV from advertising income. (Drop a pre-compiled Hosts file into the /etc folder to enjoy life with no ads.)

I fail to see any possible user benefit created by this draconian measure. Surely it’d have been less offensive to have simply locked the bootloader, thereby removing the OEM Unlock option, as many Android manufacturers already do. Anyone here going to allow Samsung to snatch their camera capabilities away? Or will you snatch your money away from Samsung & take a deeper look at the market now?




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  #2767315 27-Aug-2021 08:14
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I guess when Google bring out a Pixel Foldable you’ll be fine.

 

Are you talking about being able to ‘root’ your phone? Not being a developer, I can’t see any reason to unlock the bootloader. The majority of all Android owners, let alone Samsung owners probably don’t even know how to unlock the developer options on their phones. I was trying to remember which OEM it was that produced a developer ready phone. I think it was a version of the HTC One. The last phone I unlocked the bootloader on and rooted was my S6.

 

I’m not sure what ads you are talking about. Are they subliminal? I know they are a problem in the US, but the Fold3 will be my fourth Samsung Galaxy phone in a row and I haven’t noticed any ad problem.

 

Not withstanding the above, I fully endorse the concept that it’s your hardware and you should be able to do what you wish with it.





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  #2767363 27-Aug-2021 09:56
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Actually I just saw a YouTube video in which the commentator said Samsung had announced it was abandoning ads in its stock apps. So maybe that’s what 1024kb meant. The only one that I notice at all is ads for apps in the Samsung Galaxy Store and I kind of expect them there.

 

However that is off topic.





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  #2767465 27-Aug-2021 10:50
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Any idea on the support life of this phone? That's where a 3rd party OS can be useful.

Back to the news, Spark has opened preorders.

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  #2767606 27-Aug-2021 14:02
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just pre ordered via trhe samsung aprtner site,  errm ..does anyone know how long the youtube premium gift is for?  ... doesn't specify  a time period ... im assuming this isn't lifetime access lol


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  #2767630 27-Aug-2021 14:24
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gzt: Any idea on the support life of this phone? That's where a 3rd party OS can be useful.

Back to the news, Spark has opened preorders.


Samsung standard now is 3 years of software updates and 4 years of security updates. Not bad at all.

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  #2767688 27-Aug-2021 15:56
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Sundr0p:

 

just pre ordered via trhe samsung aprtner site,  errm ..does anyone know how long the youtube premium gift is for?  ... doesn't specify  a time period ... im assuming this isn't lifetime access lol

 

 

 

 

4 months.


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  #2767710 27-Aug-2021 16:33
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ruch33:

 

Sundr0p:

 

just pre ordered via trhe samsung aprtner site,  errm ..does anyone know how long the youtube premium gift is for?  ... doesn't specify  a time period ... im assuming this isn't lifetime access lol

 

 

 

 

4 months.

 

 

 

 

thats a bit weaksauce ... would have thought a year at least considering the price of this thing


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