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emenent7426
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  #3196086 16-Feb-2024 08:53
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Rmani:

 

mrgsm021:

 

I used their trade-in process for my wife's Z Flip5.

 

After you place an order for the new phone, Samsung trade-in partner will send you an email with a link that takes you to the trade-in website.

 

You don't get a return courier bag but you can generate a free courier post package label from the trade-in website to stick on the package containing your old phone.

 

Hope that helps

 

 

 

 

I did everything as mentioned. It's annoying that the NZ Post tracking shows the item as delivered. Whereas the trade-in site hasn't been updated. Raised a complaint few days back and still haven't got any response. 

 

 

 

 

Last time I did trade-in with S23 ultra, they never confirmed. I checked with Samsung Kiosk in Albany and they said as long as you don't hear anything back, things should be good. Strange.


 
 
 

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  #3196430 16-Feb-2024 16:20
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Liking the battery life. With a lot of use today (mostly playing around with photo editing) I'm still at 66%. In the latter days of my S10 I was having to plug the charger in again around lunchtime as the battery was pretty worn out after 5 years. Obviously same with my wife's S9.

 

Also really appreciating the fingerprint unlock. Got used to doing this with the S10 then when I dropped and broke it just before Xmas and needed one urgently I just got the bottom of the range Samsung A05 knowing I would likely upgrade when these came out. A05 doesn't have fingerprint so had it set on face recognition which didn't work 95% of the time. So good to just be able to touch the screen to unlock it again. Just taking some getting used to the right position as it's a little higher on the screen than the S10 which had it close to the bottom. No issues with the glass screen protector, works instantly.


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  #3197803 20-Feb-2024 10:29
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Has anyone received the first software update?





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  #3197826 20-Feb-2024 11:35
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Been checking everyday, nothing yet.


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  #3197833 20-Feb-2024 11:50
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It's taken them ages this time to push out the first update. Usually you get an update out of the box on launch.





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  #3197877 20-Feb-2024 12:57
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heavenlywild:

 

It's taken them ages this time to push out the first update. Usually you get an update out of the box on launch.

 

 

To be fair my S23U first update also broke a bunch of stuff including Bluetooth for over a month.

 

My device is working well, I don't want anything broken because they didn't take the time to test it properly. 

 

 


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  #3197884 20-Feb-2024 13:12
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Having an efficient software update is a double edged sword tbh.




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  #3198129 21-Feb-2024 08:18
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Big camera update coming soon

Image quality has been improved by adjusting the brightness when shooting backlit in high-pixel mode.
The clarity of text has been improved when using high magnification zoom. (Galaxy S24 Ultra Only)
Clarity and picture quality have been improved when recording rear video. (Galaxy S24 Ultra Only)
In the photo mode preview, the brightness of dark areas in indoor environments has been increased and the sharpness of people has been smoothly improved. (Galaxy S24 Ultra Only)
Expression has been improved by additionally applying color data in food mode.
Colors have been improved by adjusting saturation and white balance in night mode.
Image quality has been improved when zooming in on the gallery after shooting a new format DNG in the Expert RAW app.
The expression of fast-moving subjects in backlight conditions in rear photo mode has been improved. (Galaxy S24 Ultra Only)
The exposure and color expression of subjects (people, flowers, etc.) have been improved in photo mode. (Galaxy S24 Ultra Only)




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  #3200339 26-Feb-2024 20:19
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First update is out ~760MB with 1 Feb Security update

 

Downloading now on my One NZ S24U

 

 


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  #3200355 26-Feb-2024 23:02
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mrgsm021:

 

First update is out ~760MB with 1 Feb Security update

 

Downloading now on my One NZ S24U

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yea its just a security patch, not the big update being talked about / released in the rest of the world. lets see when that drops.


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  #3200362 27-Feb-2024 00:20
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Fyi this is the "big" update with the vividness update slider, can confirm I have that option now.

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  #3200826 28-Feb-2024 12:49
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You can see update info / changelog here: https://doc.samsungmobile.com/SM-S928B/XNZ/doc.html

 

^that is for the NZ S24 Ultra. Replace the 'SM-928B' with your device model if you want to check the details for other devices.


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I don't want to be a party pooper but it seems like the S24U camera performance even post the software update is not as good as the S23U.

 

What do you guys think?

 

The more I read about the S24U's camera the more I am liking my old trusty S23U. I think the main difference comes in the telephoto performance.





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  #3202123 1-Mar-2024 16:18
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Photo quality is so subjective, and also depends on what kind of photos you are taking.

 

A work colleague is pretty happy with his after the update, he thought S22U took good photos, and after the update, he reckons it's now as good as the S22U was (he didn't get S23U).

 

He mainly takes photos of his kids running around so fast and reliable auto focus is important for him.

 

Personally I don't care too much about camera performance on my S24U - didn't buy it for the camera.

 

 


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  #3202173 1-Mar-2024 17:46
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I'm very happy with the camera and I came from s23u.

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