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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Samsung S8 and S8 Plus

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 is considered by many to be the best all-round phone on the market right now.

And with one of these big devices in their hands, Telstra customers get to be among the first in the world to experience a 1Gbps speed capable (category 16) smartphone +.

The new Galaxy phones boast upload speeds up to 50 per cent faster than previous Galaxy smartphones in Australia in 4GX coverage areas.

Telstra customers will also benefit from Wi-Fi voice calling for extended in-building coverage and faster 4G call set up times.

Telstra’s network (in selected areas) is one of the world’s first gigabit-enabled networks so in selected areas, lucky Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ owners could experience smartphone data speeds among the fastest in the world.

Telstra Wi-Fi calling will automatically transfer mobile calls on the new Galaxy phones between Telstra’s 4G network and Wi-Fi (even while the call is in progress) and allow owners to make and receive mobile calls in Australia wherever there’s an accessible Wi-Fi connection– extending voice coverage to places in a home or apartment where a mobile signal may not reach.

And, 4G voice calling will provide Galaxy owners quicker call set-up times, high definition voice quality and a faster web browsing experience when on a call.

Features

  • Ultra fast operation with its 2.3GHz octa-core Exynos 8895 processor plus Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
  • Water and dust resistant (IP68 – waterproof to 1.5m for 30 minutes)
  • Iris Scanner to unlock the phone in the blink of an eye
  • Up to 256GB expandable micro SD storage.
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Maple Gold
  • Less curve on the screen sides than previous models.
  • Ultra-High Definition resolution of 1,440 x 2,960 and 18:9 screen ratio
  • Excellent fast-focus, low-light, 12 megapixel main camera
  • Secure Folder to install private apps and messaging in one secure area
  • Samsung Pay means you can leave AmEx, Citibank, Westpac and bar-code-based loyalty cards at home.

Customers who take up a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ on a $95 or above Telstra Go Mobile plan will enjoy a no cost upgrade after 12 months as long as their phone is returned in good working order and they take up a new 24 month eligible handset and mobile service plan.

Galaxy S8 / S8 Plus are the first smartphones certified with a Telstra 4G Blue Tick to provide superior mobile coverage performance and are recommended for use by customers who live and work in rural areas.

Call Evotec on 1300 133 996 to order.

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Apple iPhone 7

Apple-iPhone-7The new iPhone 7 is just one of hundreds of products you can buy under a Telstra All-4-Biz Loyalty Bonus.

All-4-Biz is an overlaying contract that commits a business customer to a monthly spend level for 2, 3, 4 or 5 years.

All-4-Biz has 21 monthly spend levels ranging from $500 to $60,000 per month.

When you sign an All-4-Biz contract, you get a Loyalty Bonus Fund to spend on approved equipment and products. The amount of your Loyalty Bonus is calculated on a percentage of your total contracted spend (24-month contract = 8.5%, 60 month contract = 12%.

Your All-4-Biz committed spend can be made up of one or more of the following products:

  • All-4-Biz Mobile
  • All-4-Biz Voice
  • Telstra Data
  • Telstra Service
  • Telstra TBS CPE.

There are many other Telstra products that are excluded from the All-4-Biz Product set. For example: Fleet Plus Mobile, My Business Mobiles, Biz Essentials and Directory Listing contracts are not included under All-4-Biz.

It is important to understand that signing up for these excluded products, may reduce your spend in that area, but will reduce your All-4-Biz Loyalty Bonus.

Working out the ideal balance of Telstra contracts to suit your needs can be a quite a complex task.

Your Evotec Account Manager can analyse your call and data spend and recommend the best combination of contracts to suit your business needs. Call us to discuss your specific requirements on 1300 133 996.

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Apple iPhone 6

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The new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus are now available to order, giving Apple users who want a big-screen experience something to consider.

At just 6.9 mm thick, the iPhone 6 feels thinner in your hand, with its rounded glass that curves around the edges of the phone.

It weighs just 129 grams and is available in gold, silver, and space gray.

The "on" switch has been moved to the side and the new iOS 8 allows one-handed navigation on the bigger screen, so you can still use it while standing on a train or bus.

Its 8-megapixel iPhone 6 iSight camera has a new sensor with faster focus and a panorama mode that will capture up to 43 megapixels.

Both versions have digital image stabilisation, but only the Plus model has optical image stabilisation.

There have been improvements to the FaceTime 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera with "face detection" and focus to aim for better accuracy.

The new A8 64-bit processor claims 50 percent faster graphics and a 25 percent faster CPU, which makes it more power-efficient.

iOS 8 has some cool features like Continuity and Handoff where you can start a doc or e-mail, or start browsing a web page on your Mac and finish it off on your iPhone 6 at the same place where you left off.

Apple claims the battery will last up to 10 hours over 3G and 4G LTE, and up to 11 hours on Wi-Fi and video. It has Wi-Fi calling and Voice over LTE and the potential for LTE download speeds of 150Mbps.

The iPhone 6 supports Wi-Fi 802.11 which allows Wi-Fi speeds three times faster than those in the iPhone 5S.

Apple Pay, is only available in the US, but it won't be long before it comes to Australia. It allows you to you buy goods with a single touch of the phone. It claims to be more secure because the merchant never sees your credit card details, as it uses the Passbook app on your phone.

Who should upgrade?

If you want:

  • the very latest model
  • a larger screen
  • to use Apple Pay when it arrives in Australia
  • more storage (the new models can have 128GB.)

...then you should look at upgrading.

However, with a record 4 million first-day pre-orders - double the number for the iPhone 5 - it seems most people just can't wait.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S6

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The new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were launched in Australia on April 10.

With S6, Samsung aims to take on iPhone with a more solid metal frame, glass panels on the front and back and stunning 5.1” display with Quad HD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels).

Features of the latest Galaxy include:

  • 64 bit architecture enhanced by an Octa-core processor
  • 16MP camera with Quick Launch technology
  • Wireless charging built in - (charger pad sold separately).
  • Quicker charging - 30% in 30 minutes
  • Rear Camera is 16mpx and the front camera is 5mpx
  • Talk time: Up to 17 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 480 hours on 4G
  • WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity

If you need it to be waterproof, you may be best to wait for an “Active” version some time in the future. Also, the battery is no longer removable and there is no microSD slot.

Call Evotec on 1300 133 996 to order.

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Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5Slightly bigger than its predecessor, with a screen size of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, and with improved looks, water-resistance, and improved battery life, Samsung's GALAXY S5 looks set to be a winner in the ultra-competitive upper end of the mobile phone wars.

The S5 16 megapixel camera comes with some cool new features, like S Health fitness software that includes a heart rate monitor.

Key features

Prolonged Battery Life With Power-Saving Mode: Enabling "power saving mode" turns the screen to monochrome and reduces background processes and limits access to apps. This means your Samsung Galaxy S5 can last for up to 24 hours on standby with a charge of 10%."

Fingerprint Scanner for PayPal payments: The S5's fingerprint scanner is more than just a user-security feature. You can use PayPal to pay for goods with the scanner and Samsung is expected to partner with more companies in future to enable secure payments via finger print scanners.

Easy to add more storage: Need more storage? -Buy a microSD card with 64 GB of storage and place it in the in-built microSD slot.

Kid's mode: The new Samsung Galaxy S5 allows the user to flag apps as "kids-friendly, restricting access to many important and exclusive items/apps/data in the smartphone.

Phone Doubles as a Remote: Its "built-in infrared blaster" can control any media device that uses a standard IR remote.

Water-Proof: If all required socket plugs are in place, Samsung Galaxy S5 is certified to be water-resistant for 30 minutes at a depth of up to 3 feet.

Features

  • Connects to 4G on the Telstra Mobile Network
  • 5.1 inches full 1080p HD Super AMOLED display
  • Intelligent 16 megapixel camera
  • 16GB on board memory, expandable up to 64GB via MicroSD card
  • Powerful 2.5GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM
  • Running Android™ KitKat 4.4.2
  • MP3 player with stereo headset
  • HD Voice compatible

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm
  • Weight: 145g
  • Screen: 5.1 inch full HD Super AMOLED display 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Talk Time*: Up to 21 hours
  • Standby Time*: Up to 390 hours
  • Sim type: Micro-SIM
  • SAR Head: 0.576 W/kg @ 10 grams
  • SAR Body: 0.466 W/kg @ 10 grams