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  # 459311 16-Apr-2011 09:46
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I don't find it a compelling enough upgrade over my current SGS. I will wait until the next generation.




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  # 459355 16-Apr-2011 13:21
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Each to their own, certainly compelling enough for me and my use:

1080p video playback and HDMI output
USB OTG
Better, larger, screen, no pentile matrix
(hopefully) a good GPS experience
Reasonably significant upgrade to the camera
Dualcore CPU (of course not fully utilised until OS version 2.4, but still improving the perfomance of the phone in synthetic benchmarks)
1GB RAM
Better browsing experience
More internal memory




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  # 459401 16-Apr-2011 14:39
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i am very interested ...


to see if the iphone 5 can match it! i am in need of boundaries and restriction - a bit like a child in choco land - so IOS appeals to me. i wonder if the posponement of announcing the ip5 is because the SGS2 so awesome!

(this is not a hijack! it's SSG2 awesomeness related!)




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joker97: i am very interested ...


to see if the iphone 5 can match it! i am in need of boundaries and restriction - a bit like a child in choco land - so IOS appeals to me. i wonder if the posponement of announcing the ip5 is because the SGS2 so awesome!

(this is not a hijack! it's SSG2 awesomeness related!)


Won't matter really. Apple fans will never switch, Android fans will never switch and the masses between those two extremes don't give a rat's about either of them and will buy what their friends, family or online reviewers recommend.

iP5 is looking like it'll be an incremental evolution so expect slight speed bump (to the full 1GHz that it's capable of but not currently allowed for battery reasons), a bigger display but with the same number of pixels (for devs/apps reasons), and maybe a better camera front and back.

Android kit has so many awesome options in aesthetics, displays, cameras, form factors, SOCs and such that choosing the next Android phone will be a very exciting proposition. SGS2, being just one of many cutting edge choices.

Exciting times.

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PS: Android phones are being activated at the rate of 350,000 a day - around 125,000,000 a year.






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  # 459526 16-Apr-2011 20:08
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What does Clove Charge for Postage to NZ? If I purchase from them internationally I presume they will not charge me VAT?

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No VAT, postage varies, can't actually remember off the top of my head, something like 30pounds for Express international courier, a bit less for Royal Mail. Royal Mail is slightly slower, but also less likely to attract customs duties.




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  # 459572 16-Apr-2011 23:07
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Yep its 24 RM and 30 for Courier

 
 
 
 


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  # 459634 17-Apr-2011 11:23
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So if you buy from mibicity NZ then VAT is built into the price?

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  # 459639 17-Apr-2011 12:04
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Hamiac: So if you buy from mibicity NZ then VAT is built into the price?


Nah, GST is, VAT is UK only

But I am avoiding Mobicity from what was said on the other forum...ie they aren't registered for GST and on the customs declaration forms they put items under a lower value and false phone name.  Sounds like a very dodgy practice to me! And all the GPforums users complaining about Mobicity problems, I'd just use Clove or wait for it to come to Vodafone/Telecom stores here




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vinnieg:
Hamiac: So if you buy from mibicity NZ then VAT is built into the price?


Nah, GST is, VAT is UK only

But I am avoiding Mobicity from what was said on the other forum...ie they aren't registered for GST and on the customs declaration forms they put items under a lower value and false phone name.  Sounds like a very dodgy practice to me! And all the GPforums users complaining about Mobicity problems, I'd just use Clove or wait for it to come to Vodafone/Telecom stores here


You will be waiting a very long time for it to come to stores in NZ. Telecom are still selling the Milestone original and the Milestone 2 has been out since the end of last year. They also haven't released official Froyo on their SGS and Europe is getting Gingerbread already. 

I don't think I'll ever buy a phone that has carrier specific firmware, not to mention the extra that VF/Telecom charge for these phones.  




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  # 459652 17-Apr-2011 12:45
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I stopped buying phones that were not unlocked several years ago now, I get them sooner and cheaper, and without carrier bloatware and barriers to updates. As per usual I will go ahead and recommend Clove




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  # 459732 17-Apr-2011 15:11
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lokhor:
vinnieg:
Hamiac: So if you buy from mibicity NZ then VAT is built into the price?


Nah, GST is, VAT is UK only

But I am avoiding Mobicity from what was said on the other forum...ie they aren't registered for GST and on the customs declaration forms they put items under a lower value and false phone name.  Sounds like a very dodgy practice to me! And all the GPforums users complaining about Mobicity problems, I'd just use Clove or wait for it to come to Vodafone/Telecom stores here


You will be waiting a very long time for it to come to stores in NZ. Telecom are still selling the Milestone original and the Milestone 2 has been out since the end of last year. They also haven't released official Froyo on their SGS and Europe is getting Gingerbread already. 


I don't think I'll ever buy a phone that has carrier specific firmware, not to mention the extra that VF/Telecom charge for these phones.  


Looking at NZ PCWorld for April Vodafone looks to  have cornered the Samsung G2 market and will have it in May..




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  # 459755 17-Apr-2011 15:41
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Vodafone said they were going to sell the HTC Desire not long after it came out and that never happened.

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I hope Clove are more professional than the way they present themselves on their FAQ page, I haven't seen so many errors in spelling from a company before =/ 

I see they get you to re-confirm if the price changes on pre-orders but do they get you to confirm if there is no change, but before shipping?


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Just placed a pre-order through Mobicity. Now comes the hard part - waiting the 3 or so weeks until the phone arrives!

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