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.



6471 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 384

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 135154 16-Nov-2013 08:19 Send private message quote this post

The Moto G has been released in the UK, it looks pretty amazing for the price:
 - Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM (specs suggest around 2/3 the performance of the S4, impressive at this price)
 - 2000mah battery
 - 4.5" screen (ie the right size for smaller hands), 720p (329 ppi)
 - 11mm thick, 143g, but built so you don't need a case. The removable/replaceable case protects the back, sides, and front of the phone.
 - Android 4.3 with 4.4 coming within 3 months
 - 8GB or 16GB - no memory card slot. The lack of card is the only downside I've seen so far
 - Two cameras, one 5MP (I think high MP cameras on tiny sensors are pointless, personally), with LED flash, front 1.3MP

TrustedReviews review here, ExpertReviews here.

SIM free price: NZ$290. Nothing else can touch that price with those specs, and it's below the GST threshold. The S4 mini is still $750 odd in stores, and $450 parallel imported, that's dual core (1.8GHz), has a memory card slot, and has the front hardware button.

I'm considering pre-ordering from the UK via YouShop for my partner as an xmas present. Any thoughts before I do?




Asus eee pad transformer
iPod 2G
Windows 7 PC
Lots and lots of Nikon camera gear

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Watch this topic Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | ... | 45
83 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 934750 16-Nov-2013 08:47 Send private message quote this post

It's supposed to release in the U.S. around Christmas and is 179 USD and 199 USD for the 8 and 16 Gb models. That's about 215 and 240 NZD.
Looks like a decent phone. Thinking about getting one for myself if reviews are good.
Edit: sorry didn't see as a Christmas present.

5263 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 202

Subscriber

  Reply # 934764 16-Nov-2013 09:30 Send private message quote this post

"I'm considering pre-ordering from the UK via YouShop for my partner as an xmas present. Any thoughts before I do?"

VAT?? no LTE.. But it's a good buy though. Wonder if it will be sold here at anything resembling the US / UK pricing??




Regards,

Old3eyes



6471 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 384

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 934770 16-Nov-2013 09:44 Send private message quote this post

Good spotting, the lack of LTE. How much of a problem is that likely to be for an average person?

LTE is 4G, which is only just becoming available now right?




Asus eee pad transformer
iPod 2G
Windows 7 PC
Lots and lots of Nikon camera gear

83 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 934789 16-Nov-2013 10:05 Send private message quote this post

Yes and I don't think its available in NZ on the budget prepaid plans either.  And someone who has a budget phone is not likely to use large amounts of data so I doubt LTE is a problem for most people buying this phone.



6471 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 384

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 934802 16-Nov-2013 10:24 Send private message quote this post

It might be available here in a few months. I doubt my partner will use much data, and honestly what's available now is absolutely fine in terms of performance. Streaming video works, obviously email and facebook works, not sure why LTE is required for most people to be honest.




Asus eee pad transformer
iPod 2G
Windows 7 PC
Lots and lots of Nikon camera gear

5263 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 202

Subscriber

  Reply # 934826 16-Nov-2013 11:45 Send private message quote this post

jonovw: Yes and I don't think its available in NZ on the budget prepaid plans either. .


Telecom NZ does LTE on Prepay..  Though if your buying a budget fone like this then LTE may not be for you..




Regards,

Old3eyes



6471 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 384

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 934829 16-Nov-2013 11:57 Send private message quote this post

HSPA+ is what, 10Mbps download? That's more than enough for a phone. The only reason I see LTE as important is for comparability. Will HSPA+ work ok in Asia and the UK? It must be ok in the UK since that's where I'd buy the phone.




Asus eee pad transformer
iPod 2G
Windows 7 PC
Lots and lots of Nikon camera gear

5263 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 202

Subscriber

  Reply # 934984 16-Nov-2013 19:08 Send private message quote this post

According to gsmarena 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 so it should work fine on all NZ networks..

http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_g-5831.php




Regards,

Old3eyes



6471 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 384

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 934988 16-Nov-2013 19:22 Send private message quote this post

I hadn't checked that, thanks for pointing that out :)




Asus eee pad transformer
iPod 2G
Windows 7 PC
Lots and lots of Nikon camera gear

ajw

978 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 934989 16-Nov-2013 19:41 Send private message quote this post


486 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 104

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 935004 16-Nov-2013 20:36 Send private message quote this post

Very cool for the price. Can't wait to see what Moto do if/when they jump into the 5"+ giant battery phablet market. Enjoying the design language & value-add features over vanilla Android (although the ones on the DROID line are even better, my kingdom for a dynamic calendar icon).

No fourth gee = no particular interest locally, I'd imagine.




5263 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 202

Subscriber

  Reply # 935097 17-Nov-2013 08:21 Send private message quote this post

This fone would be a good one for mother-in-law. Wonder if it will make it down here for less than $500??




Regards,

Old3eyes

83 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 935187 17-Nov-2013 13:15 Send private message quote this post

According to Motorola this is officially coming to New Zealand and Australia although quite likely not at the same cheap price



6471 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 384

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 935199 17-Nov-2013 13:19 Send private message quote this post

Yeah it probably will arrive, after Christmas, which would be a bit late for a Christmas present.




Asus eee pad transformer
iPod 2G
Windows 7 PC
Lots and lots of Nikon camera gear

83 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 935201 17-Nov-2013 13:23 Send private message quote this post

Yeah sorry forgot to say this would be some time in 2014

 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | ... | 45
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Watch this topic 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 »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

MH 17 "shot down" all dead
Created by joker97, last reply by turnin on 22-Jul-2014 16:56 (196 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


PB Computers experiences
Created by KiwiNZ, last reply by Spirax on 23-Jul-2014 13:47 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Huge Fuss, didn't even make it a year.
Created by networkn, last reply by Glassboy on 22-Jul-2014 19:50 (121 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Skinny's new aggressive ad campaign
Created by Yabanize, last reply by Yabanize on 22-Jul-2014 23:35 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Insulation - good deals?
Created by Fred99, last reply by Handle9 on 19-Jul-2014 18:08 (15 replies)

Telecom and temporarily moving
Created by Tel69, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 19-Jul-2014 21:34 (12 replies)

Wetback - Radiators - Gas Instant - Heating System DIY
Created by WanaGo, last reply by WanaGo on 23-Jul-2014 13:35 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Those were the days......Xtra Jetstream plans 10 yrs ago
Created by clinty, last reply by xpd on 23-Jul-2014 13:23 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3



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.