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New Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB Black Aus model, price reduced to $599 @ Officeworks (currently ~$788 at JB-Hifi, Good guys etc).
With free delivery to most areas in Aus.
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I think anyone who is spending $599 on the S7 now is crazy. Just my opinion (typing this on an S7)
Yes, would need to be at least the edge version
What Samsung phone would you recommend? Fam bam is wanting an upgrade and insists on Samsung. To be honest, I wouldn't get a Samsung (other androids are better) but have to keep people happy.
I wouldn't recommend ANY Samsung phone…. at their prices.
So many better phones for less $.
If you can find an S8 on the super cheap would be your best bet. Overall great phone.
@KLoNe: The lack of bezels and the size of the screen makes this not really fit for the user. Is there a Galaxy A or J that might be good or are they just all not worth it?
@pennypincher98: Price range?
@KLoNe: I don't think there is a range per se, but not wanting to spend $100 or $1000 on a phone. Insistent on Samsung, doesn't want the S8 or S9, the S6 is too old now. Doesn't know how to feel about the S7 (still worried it's going to blow up LOL) so I don't think there's really much options left for them?
@KLoNe: Cheers, seems like the A5 is probably the way to go. I'll tell the fam and come back with the consensus :)
@pennypincher98: It was the Notes (7 I think) that caught on fire mate, not the Galaxies.
@jez2a: Yeah I know myself, but trying telling that to someone not very tech savvy and anything that has a 7 in it has blown up :D
Probably price matching with Big W.
3years old phone
S7 was released in March 2016. How’s your maths?
iPhone 6 was released in September 2014.
Brand New ones (unopened) being sold on ebay for around $300
how about $399 + delivery for [GalaxyS7-BLK-OB] Samsung Galaxy S7 5.1 inch QHD, 32GB, Android Black New Without Packaging, UNLOCKED HANDSET ONLY (12 Mth Wty) @ MegaBuy?
Its $415 to my place so thats not bad….not keen on the 1 year warranty though. It was $493 for local stock with one of the ebay specials from GGs. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/351998 Ill grab one when it gets there again…. Im not in a hurry
OW had it for $548 recently
It was GGs https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/351998 not ow and it was $493 with the ebay discount…
Wouldnt a S8 but only a little more?
Haven't had the official price drop yet but Aus stock with Samsung warranty can be had for $770-820ish. Expecting it to drop again within the next few weeks.
Got one last year at this price… Not a fan of edge phones so won't be upgrading for a while.
I found Android phones only last me 1 year before the battery starts having issues :( had Galaxy Note 3, LG G5. Both have issues with battery draining very quickly around the 1 year mark.
Anyone got suggestion which brand has good battery life?
If you like the phone you can pay Samsung to replace the battery.
I had replacement already. For Samsunf it was with another Samsung phone. For LG G4 I had it replaced with the current LG G5 since last year. Both were replaced for non-battery reasons (bootloop and screen gone blank), but it was already around the 1 year mark so the battery had weaken too. The LG G5 I have replaced the battery too.
You must use your phone a loooooot.
My battery still going really well after 2 years S7 edge.
All Android phones are the same?
I guess so… Mostly just browsing and Whatsapp - but mostly browsing. I have max 5 tabs open at any one time.
How long does your battery lasts? Mine is really bad when I have to use Google map outside. While hubby's iPhone 7+ eill only lose prob 10% at the end of the trip, mine lost 3-5% as soon as I start using map lol…and battery dies on the way back of course…
Huawei Mate 10 Pro had a 4,000mAh battery. I end the day (high user) with 40% at least.
Wait for it to drop in price (it will, it's a Huawei…) and you're set. Software kinks not as bad as some suggest…
Thanks, I am considering either Huawei or Pixel 2XL at the moment :)
Both great phones.
I'm sure iphones drain their batteries similarly to Android phones if screen size similar and using same connections/gps apps etc.
Can easily get two days out of my Moto G5+ and especially Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with medium use.
@ozhunter68: admittedly iPhone 7+ has slightly larger battery capacity but by not much (2800 mAh vs 2900 mAh). But yea this LG G5 is drinking power like it's nobody's business. It was 82% recharged 2 hours ago and now I'm down to 57%. Just by browsing OzB (have 10 tabs open at the moment). Hubby's iPhone 7+ always have lotsss of apps open at the same time and god knows how many tabs he has in the browser. Charged to 100% in the morning (7AM) By around 8 PM he'll still have 20-30% left. I just got Pixel 2XL, hoping this one will last. I hate changing phone every year -___-;;;
If you have a spare phone for a few days, I would first do a factory re-set to the original phone your having battery issues
with, re-install apps you had/need, and see how the phone works then before just going out and buying such an
expensive new phone straight away.
I will try the factory reset etc we'll see how it goes :) thanks for the advice ;) appreciate it!
The Pixel 2XL is from Telstra deal that's going on at the moment for $59 a month for phone + call credits so not too bad :)
G5 has replaceable battery.
I replaced the battery..still the same… I have turned off many things as suggested by online forums. But what is the expected daily battery life? Mine lasts about 10 hours, not sure if it's good or bad but it lasted almost all day before so I lost half already o.o
Well at least, we not being screwed by phone manufacturers by slowing down the phone for the sake of looking to have longer battery life, or have to go to official repairer or you phone will be broken
Paid this price a year and a half ago for the 64gb. Grey import though.
If you don't mind having locked bootloader or root yet, I'd suggest going for the Nokia 8 instead.
I sold my S7 pre-owned and scratched for $550 after the S8 was revealed.
These phones must retain a lot of value.
$599 seems like too much considering we are up to the S9 now. Great phone but I would think more like $399 at this point in time
I think the price will drop again soon to $499 after s9 is available.
It looks like Samsung s5 has been getting update. So S7 is still an excellent phone with this kind of support.
And I won’t pay double or triple for the phone that is just slightly better.
Nokia 7 plus is an alternative if you like stock android.
TBH, for a mobile phone from brick and mortar stores. What is available that perform as good or better than the SD820 with 4GB RAM S7, for the price?
The S7 is a fantastic phone, I have it as my work phone while rocking a Note8 for personal. It's still a pleasure to use with its physical home button & fingerprint reader, not to mention it being the last Galaxy of its size.
I got the S7 and love it 1.5 days battery great photo quality abd easier to hold in the hands compared to s7 edge
I've still got my S7 Edge and it's one of the best phones still out there. I mainly use it for VR applications since I have the Note 8 now as my daily driver.
Samsung's ecosystem is the best in the Android world. No one can touch it. Heck, even Google phones lag so far behind and yet it runs its system. Go figure.
What Samsung ecosystem? Phones are great, but that's where it ends for Samsung. Their store, payment system and pretty much everything else are unnecessary and best avoided. For the record, I've owned and used every Galaxy Note except 7, and I've always preferred them over iPhones I've owned and used at the same time. Still user a Galaxy Note (typing this on one).