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Topic # 135103 14-Nov-2013 08:55
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Samsung's smart, cheap phone SMART BUDGETING: Motorola's Dennis Woodside talks up the Moto G mobile phone in Sao Paulo. Motorola says it wants to equip the world with the latest smartphone technology, at less than a third the price


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  Reply # 933667 14-Nov-2013 09:02
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Huh?

The only mention I see of Samsung in that article is comparing screen resolutions.

Looks like it will be a good phone, hopefully only around $300-350 if the telcos here pick it up.



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  Reply # 933678 14-Nov-2013 09:20
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Sorry link was too specific go to the Stuff home page and check the heading in the technology section

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/' target='_blank'>http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 933696 14-Nov-2013 09:43
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I wonder if it will end up being sold in NZ; no word on this yet, I assume?

Having just been in the market for a good-value mid-range Android phone, I reckon this is an area where we are not that well-served (compared to the high- and low-cost ends of the market). Few quad-core phones cost less than $600, or, if they do, they're older models such as the S3 so are missing contemporary features like 4G.

I ended up ordering an Xperia SP (when will it arrive??!!), but would certainly have been interested in this model had it been available.

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  Reply # 933752 14-Nov-2013 11:30
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I'm confused what this has to do with Samsung, it's a Motorola product. Has the article been rewritten to remove a mistaken reference to it being a Samsung or something?

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  Reply # 933777 14-Nov-2013 11:53
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Inphinity: I'm confused what this has to do with Samsung, it's a Motorola product. Has the article been rewritten to remove a mistaken reference to it being a Samsung or something?


Don't be. I'm well aware of Fairfax's dire subediting on Stuff - the number of basic typos, spelling mistakes etc on this site are legend, in my opinion. I don't think this is anything more than an editing error by the individual who wrote the headline.

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  Reply # 933810 14-Nov-2013 12:38
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It still lists high end phones as having 1020p screens. Funny they say that cheap phones have a spec that is a year old, but this phone spec is already a year old as it is similar to the Nexus 4. Still, sounds like my kind of phone. Perfect screen size for me, good resolution and reasonable cpu/gpu and storage. That is a lot of spec for $350 or so. If it ends up being $350 or so. See the Nexus 5 for $350 US become $800 here.




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paulmilbank: It still lists high end phones as having 1020p screens. Funny they say that cheap phones have a spec that is a year old, but this phone spec is already a year old as it is similar to the Nexus 4. Still, sounds like my kind of phone. Perfect screen size for me, good resolution and reasonable cpu/gpu and storage. That is a lot of spec for $350 or so. If it ends up being $350 or so. See the Nexus 5 for $350 US become $800 here.


It's going for 135 Pounds in the UK, which is encouraging for it being sold a good price here when it's released.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24913528

Stuff have updated the article now to remove the Samsung 'typo'..

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  Reply # 933855 14-Nov-2013 13:48
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paulmilbank: It still lists high end phones as having 1020p screens. Funny they say that cheap phones have a spec that is a year old, but this phone spec is already a year old as it is similar to the Nexus 4. Still, sounds like my kind of phone. Perfect screen size for me, good resolution and reasonable cpu/gpu and storage. That is a lot of spec for $350 or so. If it ends up being $350 or so. See the Nexus 5 for $350 US become $800 here.



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  Reply # 934063 14-Nov-2013 20:15
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Nice, hopefully we see it here officially from one of our carriers. Really like the look of it. I thought the Moto X looked great and this looks really similar.For that price it would massively undercut a lot of phones like the S3, Xperia SP and the vastly overpriced S4 mini.




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  Reply # 934081 14-Nov-2013 20:48
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paulmilbank: Nice, hopefully we see it here officially from one of our carriers. Really like the look of it. I thought the Moto X looked great and this looks really similar.For that price it would massively undercut a lot of phones like the S3, Xperia SP and the vastly overpriced S4 mini.


I'd love to see the S4 mini drop in price. I have to agree its overprices when quite often you can get a full S4 for around the same money.




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  Reply # 934090 14-Nov-2013 21:04
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Looks like the perfect phone for my partner. I wanted the S4 mini for her, but it's just too expensive for what it is, IMHO.

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