Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
1983 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 882

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 478163 6-Jun-2011 10:00
Send private message

Wade: Sign the 2D $129/mth plan on 24mth term to get the Optimus 2X for $250, and either pay early transfer fee or early termination fee, either way you get a great phone for a great price without any of the parallel imported goods potential issues


I find $30 per month more than adequate for moderate prepaid use - ie. $10 for 100mb data, $10 for 2,000 txt and $10 for voice calls. Therefore, on the above deal, I would be paying about $2,400 just for the handset over the 24 mth contract. Parallel import for approx $700 sounds the way to go!

2081 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 329


  Reply # 478188 6-Jun-2011 11:26
Send private message

dafman:
Wade: Sign the 2D $129/mth plan on 24mth term to get the Optimus 2X for $250, and either pay early transfer fee or early termination fee, either way you get a great phone for a great price without any of the parallel imported goods potential issues


I find $30 per month more than adequate for moderate prepaid use - ie. $10 for 100mb data, $10 for 2,000 txt and $10 for voice calls. Therefore, on the above deal, I would be paying about $2,400 just for the handset over the 24 mth contract. Parallel import for approx $700 sounds the way to go!


$250 initial buy-in + $285 early plan transfer down to a $29/mth pay monthly plan, yes you are still locked in for the duration of the term but if you are happy with 2D that shouldn't pose a problem, means you buy a phone locally with complete piece of mind which in worst case scenario (cancel plan after 1 month) costs you just over $800 best case costs you $515



 
 
 
 




37 posts

Geek


  Reply # 478224 6-Jun-2011 13:49
Send private message

Have done heaps of reading, was set on the, ideos x5, then the Galaxy S, then the Optimus x2 and now I think I'm settling on the HTC incredible S, no doubt that will change, until i stop reading

2715 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 133

Trusted

  Reply # 478236 6-Jun-2011 15:05
Send private message

Isn't the Incredible S just running an older Qualcomm processor?




Lead Consultant @Intergen
All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.


95 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 478272 6-Jun-2011 18:06
Send private message

Sony Ericsson's Arc would also just fit into that range as well.
I'm expecting to get mine this week.. Now if only time would hurry up!

3549 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 122

Trusted

  Reply # 478273 6-Jun-2011 18:25
Send private message

Gigs: Sony Ericsson's Arc would also just fit into that range as well.
I'm expecting to get mine this week.. Now if only time would hurry up!


The Arc looked like a great option for me until I realised it didn't have a dual core processor.

196 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  Reply # 478329 6-Jun-2011 20:32
Send private message

heavenlywild:
Gigs: Sony Ericsson's Arc would also just fit into that range as well. I'm expecting to get mine this week.. Now if only time would hurry up!


The Arc looked like a great option for me until I realised it didn't have a dual core processor.


At the moment what can a dual core do that a single core can't (ignoring video capture) I have a DHD and no app is even laggy. And there is no point to 1080 or even 720p playback when most screens are only 480p high

Although dual core would future proof but only for maybe an extra 6 months

2715 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 133

Trusted

  Reply # 478351 6-Jun-2011 21:29
Send private message

If you play games I think it is quite important, a lot of the newer games required a dual core to run at a decent speed. The reason for recording at 1080p is so that you can watch it on a 1080p display, do you only ever watch video on your phone? also some of them will output 1080p to a TV via mini hdmi or MHL cable.




Lead Consultant @Intergen
All comments are my own opinion, and not that of my employer unless explicitly stated.


4723 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 873

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 478354 6-Jun-2011 21:36
Send private message

I have an SG-S and can recommend it. Especially now it is upgradeable to the "JVH" formware and Android 2.3.3.

The key benefits of the SG-S versus most other phones are:

- Beautiful (Super AMOLED) 4" screen. 
- 2GB of internal app storage. No need to use Apps to SD. Most Android phones only have 300MB - at best. 
- Fast 1GHz ARM7 processor, so supports apps that REQUIRE ARM7: Flash 10.x, Google Earth, many games
- 8GB or 16GB internal SD plus support for external SD up to 32GB - so the phone can do 48GB all up. 
- Built in wifi hotspot - easy to use. 
- Can take screen shots without root (Press BACK, then when in the app, press HOME)

Disadvantages

- Samsung Kies.....though this has improved a fair bit. 
- GPS isn't the best. But it works. I use it when I have to...and it is (just) good enough.

Advice: BUY A SPARE BATTERY!!!! Preferably two. (I have 3). 
 




____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


3549 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 122

Trusted

  Reply # 478365 6-Jun-2011 22:08
Send private message

Ramboss:
heavenlywild:
Gigs: Sony Ericsson's Arc would also just fit into that range as well. I'm expecting to get mine this week.. Now if only time would hurry up!


The Arc looked like a great option for me until I realised it didn't have a dual core processor.


At the moment what can a dual core do that a single core can't (ignoring video capture) I have a DHD and no app is even laggy. And there is no point to 1080 or even 720p playback when most screens are only 480p high

Although dual core would future proof but only for maybe an extra 6 months


You will be surprised how much smoother web browsing is, as well as running games and loading large files!

869 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Trusted

  Reply # 478956 8-Jun-2011 14:02
Send private message

lokhor: Dude for $800 you can get a lot of high end phones especially if you buy it online. Check out pricespy.co.nz. I think you can get a dual core LG Optimus 2X for less than $800.


You can actually get the LG Optimus x2 for like $650 lol why not get a dual core phone :) 




Follow me on Twitter ! 
Get help with Android from a XDA Recognized Developer - Google+

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31


Nest launches in New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 12:31


Active wholesale as Chorus tackles wireless challenge
Posted 3-Nov-2017 10:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.