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Topic # 204649 11-Oct-2016 12:00
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Is this worth it for a soon to be 12yr olds birthday present (first phone for him)? 

 

Moto X

 

If you don't think so, do you have any other recommendations that are a similar spec and around the same price?

 

 






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  Reply # 1649100 11-Oct-2016 12:03
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Saw that and was wondering the same thing. I don't know much about Android phones, and wwhat specs are good/bad. I see it only has a 720P screen, but surely that isn't too much of a limitation?




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  Reply # 1649135 11-Oct-2016 13:07
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I'm thinking as long as the battery doesn't explode it's all good :D.

 

But seriously, with 2GB of ram and a half decent camera and processor it seems like an alright entry level phone. Just not so sure on the lack of sd card support






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1649156 11-Oct-2016 13:34
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It's $139 actually

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  Reply # 1649162 11-Oct-2016 13:42
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Looks like the 1st Gen 2013 model based on the specs.

 


Can anyone confirm the model number?





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  Reply # 1649164 11-Oct-2016 13:46
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ech3lon: It's $139 actually

 

 

 

So, what you are saying is that it's an even better deal right?? tongue-out






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  Reply # 1649165 11-Oct-2016 13:46
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If its the Gen2 similar to mine (was 599 last year on special) then nothing wrong. (I have XT1092)

 

 

 

The camera isn't what it made out to be, does some funky auto contrast which can mess with things and low light is a bit poo. No removable battery or expansion slot for a card. And with big images and video it can fill up fast. Raw Droid, 6.1 was pushed to it last week. Prior it was getting updates before most makers (more or less a clone of the Motorolla Nexus, made to compete with the S5)

 

The downside beside an S5, is the soft buttons, you end up with a screen the same size as an S5 when you expect more once the button bar is on screen. Wide for full screen video


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  Reply # 1649195 11-Oct-2016 14:12
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It's gen 1.

 

Gen 2 has 5.2 inch screen. 


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  Reply # 1649198 11-Oct-2016 14:15
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And it will not get Android 6, by the look of it

 

 


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  Reply # 1649306 11-Oct-2016 16:24
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I have a 1st generation. Paid $275.08 2 years ago from Noel Lemming. Its not a bad phone Only problem is it's hard to see the screen in bright sunlight, but I guess thats a problem with all phones. I think it would be perfect


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  Reply # 1652008 16-Oct-2016 18:40
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It doesn't say on the site, but this is probably the 16GB variant right?

 

Anyway thanks for the share OP!!


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