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  # 977876 31-Jan-2014 10:31
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NZtechfreak: Very good call. Even if you use the Cloud for everything possible the 8GB simply won't have enough storage for anyone who is more than a light user (main problem being very restricted app install space).


Even for light, not as tech savvy, users, being able to snap photos and videos without worrying is probably worthwhile.

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  # 977887 31-Jan-2014 10:47
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I think people just need to look at their current storage requirements, factor in a bit of an increase and they should be fine. I went from a 2GB SD card in my old Defy to the 8GB Moto G, and I just checked and of the 5.5GB total space (left after Android I guess), I have 3.7GB free. So I'm only using a third of the space available. Just depends on peoples requirements. For me the 8GB is the perfect phone, no need to spend extra on the 16GB.

 
 
 
 


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# 978228 31-Jan-2014 16:31
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Has anyone seen reasonably priced 16GB version in NZ? Not keen to sacrifice the CGA warranty when buying from Amazon. 

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  # 978231 31-Jan-2014 16:36
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arvis: Has anyone seen reasonably priced 16GB version in NZ? Not keen to sacrifice the CGA warranty when buying from Amazon. 


Here is one. Whether it is reasonably priced is really up to you:
http://www.mobicity.co.nz/motorola-g-dual-16gb.html




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  # 978239 31-Jan-2014 16:47
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Here is one. Whether it is reasonably priced is really up to you:
http://www.mobicity.co.nz/motorola-g-dual-16gb.html
 

Thanks :)

Unfortunately, mobilicity is an overseas company made to look like a local one. No CGA warranty from them. 

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  # 978241 31-Jan-2014 16:48
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Archer77: I think people just need to look at their current storage requirements, factor in a bit of an increase and they should be fine. I went from a 2GB SD card in my old Defy to the 8GB Moto G, and I just checked and of the 5.5GB total space (left after Android I guess), I have 3.7GB free. So I'm only using a third of the space available. Just depends on peoples requirements. For me the 8GB is the perfect phone, no need to spend extra on the 16GB.


Fine to look at current storage requirements, sure, but obviously not a bad idea to factor in future increases. If you want to play even a single Gameloft game for example 3.7GB starts to look not so hot. But obviously each persons use varies...




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  # 978324 31-Jan-2014 19:31
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The 16 Gig one seems MIA here. Motorola said it was supposed to be released here same time as the 8Gig model.




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  # 978406 1-Feb-2014 08:07
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Good news for Moto G owners - looks like the phone is water resistant (nigh on waterproof even). YouTube reviewer Erika submersed it in water for a half hour, only to retrieve a fully functional phone at the end of that (wee bit of condensation under the lens that took a day to dry). Impressive.




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  # 978653 1-Feb-2014 20:38
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Archer77: I think people just need to look at their current storage requirements, factor in a bit of an increase and they should be fine. I went from a 2GB SD card in my old Defy to the 8GB Moto G, and I just checked and of the 5.5GB total space (left after Android I guess), I have 3.7GB free. So I'm only using a third of the space available. Just depends on peoples requirements. For me the 8GB is the perfect phone, no need to spend extra on the 16GB.

Agreed - I'm considering one of these for the wife whose current Xperia Arc S seems to be permanently low on system memory (even after rooting (the phone) and uninstalling bloatware).  I checked her current phone and there's less than 3GB of the 16GB SD Card used, and that's after 18 months of use.  So, I figure the 8GB model is unlikely to be a problem

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  # 979031 2-Feb-2014 20:30
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I don't get it, why would you spend $370 on this, and not $429 and get a Galaxy S3?



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  # 979036 2-Feb-2014 20:44
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S3 is $549 through Telecom. The Moto G is smaller, not everyone wants a big phone.

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  # 979037 2-Feb-2014 20:45
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networkn: I don't get it, why would you spend $370 on this, and not $429 and get a Galaxy S3?
it's faster, has the latest version of android and its cheaper

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  # 979038 2-Feb-2014 20:49
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networkn: I don't get it, why would you spend $370 on this, and not $429 and get a Galaxy S3?

I wouldn't spend $370 on it.  The 8GB model is $299 in JB HiFi, including a very nice flip case.  So you're comparing 299 vs 502 (lowest delivered price of $472 plus $30 for a case), ie 67% extra for the S3

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  # 979047 2-Feb-2014 21:08
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shk292:
networkn: I don't get it, why would you spend $370 on this, and not $429 and get a Galaxy S3?

I wouldn't spend $370 on it.  The 8GB model is $299 in JB HiFi, including a very nice flip case.  So you're comparing 299 vs 502 (lowest delivered price of $472 plus $30 for a case), ie 67% extra for the S3
Plus i only paid 270 for my 16gb getting it off Amazon

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  # 979070 2-Feb-2014 21:44
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Not sure why people find the size of the S3, S4 & note appealing..

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