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  # 607503 10-Apr-2012 17:02
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egel:
CdTDroiD: So how you finding the Nexus mate
No regrets whatsoever. Thanks for the advice. Although I am not sure about what sort of case (TPU, Silicon, Hybrid, Leather book, etc) to get - any thoughts?


Hi egel, can I ask where you ended up buying your nexus? I'm dead keen on getting one too, but haven't been able to find a NZ company that I would trust, and at a good price, and have thought about getting it in from overseas but the issue with any warranty claims concerns me. Thanks



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  # 607814 11-Apr-2012 13:17
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jd340:

Hi egel, can I ask where you ended up buying your nexus? I'm dead keen on getting one too, but haven't been able to find a NZ company that I would trust, and at a good price, and have thought about getting it in from overseas but the issue with any warranty claims concerns me. Thanks


Well, it depends on what you consider a good price, really. I bought mine from einfo (http://einfo.co.nz/shop/samsung-galaxy-nexus-i9250-special-price-in-stock-p-24533.html at $677.84) - in my experience they are trustworthy, and I think CdTDroiD would probably agree with that assessment.

If you want to go the overseas route, you'll probably want to consider Mobicity or Clove - the former does provide warranty support, not sure about the latter - but the prices are not typically quite as good even without factoring in the possibility of +15% GST + Customs processing fee. There's also expansys, but I don't know a lot about them.

If you want the lowest possible price, you're probably going to want to head towards ebay and any risks associated with it.

 

 
 
 
 


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  # 607906 11-Apr-2012 15:29
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jd340:

Hi egel, can I ask where you ended up buying your nexus? I'm dead keen on getting one too, but haven't been able to find a NZ company that I would trust, and at a good price, and have thought about getting it in from overseas but the issue with any warranty claims concerns me. Thanks


Well, it depends on what you consider a good price, really. I bought mine from einfo (http://einfo.co.nz/shop/samsung-galaxy-nexus-i9250-special-price-in-stock-p-24533.html at $677.84) - in my experience they are trustworthy, and I think CdTDroiD would probably agree with that assessment.

If you want to go the overseas route, you'll probably want to consider Mobicity or Clove - the former does provide warranty support, not sure about the latter - but the prices are not typically quite as good even without factoring in the possibility of +15% GST + Customs processing fee. There's also expansys, but I don't know a lot about them.

If you want the lowest possible price, you're probably going to want to head towards ebay and any risks associated with it.

 


 Thanks for the advise.  What about on the einfo site the Nexus didn't list 3G in the specs. What was the outcome of this?
You happy with the Nexus? 
Once again many thanks.



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  # 607922 11-Apr-2012 15:39
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jd340:

 Thanks for the advise.  What about on the einfo site the Nexus didn't list 3G in the specs. What was the outcome of this?
You happy with the Nexus? 
Once again many thanks.


They listed the wrong specs. It is the standard Galaxy Nexus (will work on XT, Vodafone, and 2Degrees) that they are selling, not the LTE version, although I see they still haven't update the product info.

I am definitely happy with the GNex - I think it's a great phone. If you're concerned about the size, I've found that although it is quite large it is not too big IMO - I can still message with one hand.

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  # 608321 12-Apr-2012 15:44
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Just a couple of points about the GN since I don't want to hijack the the thread.

I have the GN and also spent some with the S2 as I flashed different ICS ROMS to is trying to get one with Chinese (eventually found the HK ROM did - not surprisingly I guess); It's a nice phone but I didn't care with the TouchWiz interface much.

The GN isn't too large for me. In fact when I now pick up an iPhone or other device, they look so small in comparison. With Swype it's easy to type or Swype with one hand, even with the phone resting on a table. I have been able (purely as a test of course) to Swype texts on the phone with the phone mounted in a car dash holder with my left hand!

As an aside when I first got the phone I attached it via USB and copied some 5G of files across from the SD Card I was had in another Android phone. That went fine albeit slow using the MTP protocol.

The other day I tried to copy a ring tone over and I can't. In fact with further testing I can't copy any files across and a search on XDA revealed I am not alone in this problem.

I am still on the 4.02 the phone came with so it can't be firmware. The only thing I haven't tried is a factory reset since it's tedious to install all apps again even if the data is saved.

The only ways I have been able to copy files to the phone now are either

AirDroid (from the market)
Right clicking a folder in Windows and doing a Send to Galaxy Nexus. It sends the folder over and depending on the content will either leave the folder in the root of your SD Card or move content (photos etc.) to the right place on the phone to be acessed by the native Android app.

Just wondering what other GN users have experienced in this area.




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  # 608346 12-Apr-2012 16:40
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egel:
jd340:

Hi egel, can I ask where you ended up buying your nexus? I'm dead keen on getting one too, but haven't been able to find a NZ company that I would trust, and at a good price, and have thought about getting it in from overseas but the issue with any warranty claims concerns me. Thanks


Well, it depends on what you consider a good price, really. I bought mine from einfo (http://einfo.co.nz/shop/samsung-galaxy-nexus-i9250-special-price-in-stock-p-24533.html at $677.84) - in my experience they are trustworthy, and I think CdTDroiD would probably agree with that assessment.

If you want to go the overseas route, you'll probably want to consider Mobicity or Clove - the former does provide warranty support, not sure about the latter - but the prices are not typically quite as good even without factoring in the possibility of +15% GST + Customs processing fee. There's also expansys, but I don't know a lot about them.

If you want the lowest possible price, you're probably going to want to head towards ebay and any risks associated with it.

 


Thats where I got my Galaxy Nexus from, it arrived today

http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/12/2942927/my-galaxy-nexus-has-arrived 

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  # 609648 15-Apr-2012 17:59
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Hi
I was just wondering what the accessories were that you got with the Nexus from einfo, and whether there was a NZ wall charger or what not included with the phone. Not entirely important but just something good to know :) Thanks in advance :)

 
 
 
 


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  # 609653 15-Apr-2012 18:05
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RingbearerNZ: Hi
I was just wondering what the accessories were that you got with the Nexus from einfo, and whether there was a NZ wall charger or what not included with the phone. Not entirely important but just something good to know :) Thanks in advance :)


It comes with NZ adapter for the charger, but you could also just use the USB cable to plug 

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  # 609655 15-Apr-2012 18:09
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Awesome.... didn't think about that :)



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  # 609693 15-Apr-2012 19:49
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RingbearerNZ: Hi
I was just wondering what the accessories were that you got with the Nexus from einfo, and whether there was a NZ wall charger or what not included with the phone. Not entirely important but just something good to know :) Thanks in advance :)


As previously noted, it comes with an NZ adapter for the wall charger.

Just fyi, last I looked, einfo don't sell cases or screen protectors for the GNex, so I bought a Momax case from PBTech.

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  # 609698 15-Apr-2012 20:06
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egel:
RingbearerNZ: Hi
I was just wondering what the accessories were that you got with the Nexus from einfo, and whether there was a NZ wall charger or what not included with the phone. Not entirely important but just something good to know :) Thanks in advance :)


As previously noted, it comes with an NZ adapter for the wall charger.

Just fyi, last I looked, einfo don't sell cases or screen protectors for the GNex, so I bought a Momax case from PBTech.


Einfo have the icase pro with screen protector. Going to hold off getting a nexus until I see the pricing on the Huawei Ascend P1 S.



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  # 609709 15-Apr-2012 20:21
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jd340:

Einfo have the icase pro with screen protector. Going to hold off getting a nexus until I see the pricing on the Huawei Ascend P1 S.
Oh, they do now? I'm pretty certain they didn't the day I bought mine. Anyway, I would definitely recommend getting a different screen protector separately as the one that comes with the case is anti-glare, not crystal clear.

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  # 617534 30-Apr-2012 17:32
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Decided the Nexus was for me and received mine today from Einfo. Mine is still on V 4.0.1, just wondering if you have updated to 4.0.2 (or later)? and if so is it stable. Everything is working great with the phone on 4.0.1.
And I would recommend Einfo to anyone, quick deliver and great communication.
Just waiting for my Momax case to arrive. Thanks for your advise and help.

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  # 617535 30-Apr-2012 17:33
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Yeah, I just got an update to 4.0.4 on Friday so it will come, normally it will just come up with an update... GNexus, best thing I've brought so far, tech wise :)
And stable as anything, don't think its crashed or hanged once, in contrast to my old HTC Magic which did every five minutes!

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  # 621163 7-May-2012 18:29
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I was looking at getting the galaxy nexus as well. You guys seem to be recommending einfo to buy from. However their site says its the LTE model. Is their info still wrong, i emailed them and they said it was in fact the 4G model. However im not sure if the guy fully understood what i was asking. Link

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