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  Reply # 548023 21-Nov-2011 18:39
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I've currently got the Galaxy Nexus preordered. Do you think the Note will be better than the Nexus? Am thinking now, since I want the bigger size, I might as well go all out since the Note will be getting ICS in 2012. My biggest worry is how the software buttons will work if the Note has got physical buttons..

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  Reply # 548027 21-Nov-2011 18:45
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I think those software buttons will not appear..





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  Reply # 548030 21-Nov-2011 18:50
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Prices are getting cheaper by the week. Now Tech Brands has it at the best price, at $1039. I am waiting for it to drop under the 1k mark:)

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  Reply # 548034 21-Nov-2011 19:02
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cbdkid: I've currently got the Galaxy Nexus preordered. Do you think the Note will be better than the Nexus? Am thinking now, since I want the bigger size, I might as well go all out since the Note will be getting ICS in 2012. My biggest worry is how the software buttons will work if the Note has got physical buttons..


If the device has hardware buttons like the Note then the software buttons won't appear 

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  Reply # 548045 21-Nov-2011 19:25
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P1n3apqlExpr3ss:
cbdkid: I've currently got the Galaxy Nexus preordered. Do you think the Note will be better than the Nexus? Am thinking now, since I want the bigger size, I might as well go all out since the Note will be getting ICS in 2012. My biggest worry is how the software buttons will work if the Note has got physical buttons..


If the device has hardware buttons like the Note then the software buttons won't appear 


Ah I see..

Just emailed Clove. Will see if they will let me change my order to the Note.. here's hoping! 

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  Reply # 548096 21-Nov-2011 21:07
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My Note arrived this morning, very impressive service from Clove.
4 days from UK, less than half a day for local delivery.

First impression: ZOMG it's HUGE!!
Second impression: oohhh pretty colours!!

(also clove supplied a free flip cover too, yay clove!)




Current Phone:
- Android: Samsung SM-G900F Galaxy S5 (XT)
- Win Phone 8: Samsung ATIV S (XT)

Current Tablet:

 

- Acer Iconia 7" Android Tablet

 

Twitter: qraider


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  Reply # 548099 21-Nov-2011 21:11
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qraider: My Note arrived this morning, very impressive service from Clove.
4 days from UK, less than half a day for local delivery.

First impression: ZOMG it's HUGE!!
Second impression: oohhh pretty colours!!

(also clove supplied a free flip cover too, yay clove!)


Congrats mate, I am a slow mover, still preferring to buy locally through a parallel importer.

Did you get stung by GST? 

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  Reply # 548101 21-Nov-2011 21:13
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qraider: My Note arrived this morning, very impressive service from Clove.
4 days from UK, less than half a day for local delivery.

First impression: ZOMG it's HUGE!!
Second impression: oohhh pretty colours!!

(also clove supplied a free flip cover too, yay clove!)


Which shipping option did you go for? Also have to pay GST?

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  Reply # 548148 21-Nov-2011 22:58
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cbdkid:
qraider: My Note arrived this morning, very impressive service from Clove.
4 days from UK, less than half a day for local delivery.

First impression: ZOMG it's HUGE!!
Second impression: oohhh pretty colours!!

(also clove supplied a free flip cover too, yay clove!)


Which shipping option did you go for? Also have to pay GST?


Airsure Tracked Mail (3-7 Working Days)
Tracked via http://www.track-trace.com/post
Delivery by NZPost





 




Current Phone:
- Android: Samsung SM-G900F Galaxy S5 (XT)
- Win Phone 8: Samsung ATIV S (XT)

Current Tablet:

 

- Acer Iconia 7" Android Tablet

 

Twitter: qraider




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  Reply # 548475 22-Nov-2011 15:02
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qraider:
cbdkid:
qraider: My Note arrived this morning, very impressive service from Clove.
4 days from UK, less than half a day for local delivery.

First impression: ZOMG it's HUGE!!
Second impression: oohhh pretty colours!!

(also clove supplied a free flip cover too, yay clove!)


Which shipping option did you go for? Also have to pay GST?


Airsure Tracked Mail (3-7 Working Days)
Tracked via http://www.track-trace.com/post
Delivery by NZPost

 


Yay! I just sold one of my Note's today, meaning there are at least two other owners in the country now!

How are you finding it?

BTW, it takes about an afternoon of use for your reaction to change from "ZOMG! It's HUGE!" to "ZOMG! That other phone is tiny, like a children's toy!" :)




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  Reply # 548551 22-Nov-2011 17:08
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NZtechfreak:
qraider:
cbdkid:
qraider: My Note arrived this morning, very impressive service from Clove.
4 days from UK, less than half a day for local delivery.

First impression: ZOMG it's HUGE!!
Second impression: oohhh pretty colours!!

(also clove supplied a free flip cover too, yay clove!)


Which shipping option did you go for? Also have to pay GST?


Airsure Tracked Mail (3-7 Working Days)
Tracked via http://www.track-trace.com/post
Delivery by NZPost

 


Yay! I just sold one of my Note's today, meaning there are at least two other owners in the country now!

How are you finding it?

BTW, it takes about an afternoon of use for your reaction to change from "ZOMG! It's HUGE!" to "ZOMG! That other phone is tiny, like a children's toy!" :)


Still tweaking it with widgets, getting the screens sorted, etc
Fits in most of my pockets without a worry.

It is "shrinking" in size too :D
Or maybe "normalizing" is a better work for it.

So far - great handset!




Current Phone:
- Android: Samsung SM-G900F Galaxy S5 (XT)
- Win Phone 8: Samsung ATIV S (XT)

Current Tablet:

 

- Acer Iconia 7" Android Tablet

 

Twitter: qraider




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  Reply # 548639 22-Nov-2011 20:15
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Few must have apps from my point of view:

PowerAMP - fixes a few deficiencies of the stock player
Opera Mobile - likewise fixes issues with stock browser (although stock is very good also)
Widgetlocker - get some sweet ICS lockscreen on there!
Screen Filter - a must, especially for AMOLED devices, for viewing the screen in dark conditions
Dice Player - again stock video player good, but Dice Player fixes some stuff
Shadowgun :) Requires Root and Chainfire 3D in order to work (guides for all that stuff at the blog)




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  Reply # 548641 22-Nov-2011 20:23
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Called Clove up last night and they kindly agreed to let me change my order to the Note from the Nexus. Am really stoked for this being my first Android device (been on iOS till now). Hopefully I receive it next week!

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  Reply # 548827 23-Nov-2011 11:16
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1st post for me, but have been using a locally bought (einfo) Note for a couple of weeks now. LOVE IT! Definately gets smaller the more I use it. Fits in all my jean pockets etc. I ended up grabbing one as I was deciding between a Tablet and a phone. This is ideal, as 95% of my time on my phone is spent doing things other than making physical calls. So I figure a decent screen and some proccessing power are more important than having a phone that looks "normal" when held up to my face. I really can't see myself ever going back to a phone with a sub 5" screen!

Chris

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  Reply # 549253 24-Nov-2011 10:30
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heavenlywild: Congrats mate, I am a slow mover, still preferring to buy locally through a parallel importer.


You may like to talk to Top-10, I bought mine from them and it turned up really quickly, the price is also "negotiable", just talk to them ;)

The only negatives are they opened the box to check it was working and to start the android setup/switch to English (native language on mine is Greek), when opening the box they damaged it (grrrrr), they also supplied a really poor quality and dangerous plug adaptor for the charger.

Great phone though but OMG it's huge, expect to get lots of ribbing from people about it but I did get one person yesterday say "Wicked Phone" when she saw it. I was so happy :D

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