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  Reply # 981689 7-Feb-2014 10:16
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Wade:
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brifly on your off topic.
The 520 is a great device; has a micro sd slot, about the same size as an idevice, and excellent value.
Wade, don't make the mistake of comparing hardware specs for devices with different OS's..... you can't. And the Moto G isn't a fair compare to 520 due to screen sizes etc.
Either are great choices for folk for whom it wont be their last device. Personally for my small people, I didnt spend more than I could, on a suitable device, because I knew I'd be buying another one sometime.


The 520 was my first thought but it lacks a front camera so no video skyping etc plus it's 512mb ram gives it a limited life in the world of wp8. 

Another aspect to consider is the Moto G has unofficially been recognised as being fairly watertight which is a bonus


Are you saying you want your 8 year old child to have a smartphone with a front facing camera?




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  Reply # 981698 7-Feb-2014 10:36
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lokhor:
Wade: .....

The 520 was my first thought but it lacks a front camera so no video skyping etc plus it's 512mb ram gives it a limited life in the world of wp8. 

Another aspect to consider is the Moto G has unofficially been recognised as being fairly watertight which is a bonus


Are you saying you want your 8 year old child to have a smartphone with a front facing camera?


For skype/video calls.

 
 
 
 


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tigercorp:
lokhor:
Wade: .....

The 520 was my first thought but it lacks a front camera so no video skyping etc plus it's 512mb ram gives it a limited life in the world of wp8. 

Another aspect to consider is the Moto G has unofficially been recognised as being fairly watertight which is a bonus


Are you saying you want your 8 year old child to have a smartphone with a front facing camera?


For skype/video calls.


Who is an 8 year old going to video call?




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  Reply # 981704 7-Feb-2014 10:42
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The guy grooming them over facebook.

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  Reply # 981715 7-Feb-2014 11:00
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lokhor: 
Who is an 8 year old going to video call?


Anyone who live in a different city I imagine.  My just turned 8 year old who lives in a different city to me has been using my old Galaxy Tab 7.7 as his games/phone/skype device.  If I didn't have that to recycle the Moto G would have been perfect.

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  Reply # 981739 7-Feb-2014 11:49
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Wade: I had a bit of hands on with a Moto G at a 2D store today, definitely a nice phone for the price point and stands out head and shoulders above its similarly priced peers.

Not sure what customization Motorola have put on the phone as the UI seems all very common and vanilla which is a big bonus in my opinion.

I'm looking for a phone for my 8yo but the 8gb capacity is holding me back, if the 16gb was available I wouldn't think twice (I'm not interested in parallel imported versions)..... dilemmas dilemmas.....


What I been reading about  Young kids should not get Cell phones, you should wait to they are at collage.

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There's actually a good article on Lookout.com about when your kid is ready for a smartphone and what to do when they are
https://www.lookout.com/static/ee_images/Lookout-generation-smartphone.pdf

Not sure I'd be comfortable giving an 8 year old one but I guess it's up to parental discretion. 




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  Reply # 981743 7-Feb-2014 12:01
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Nek Minut, Tinder.

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  Reply # 981800 7-Feb-2014 13:19
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The average 8yo is probably more technologically savvy than their grandparents, embrace technology, suppression has been proven to fail as a solution many times through the ages, there is no point wrapping kids up in cotton wool because they will just become a naive teen which is a worse proposition in my view.

Raise your kids properly and these issues become non events, too many nancy pancy nanny state antics go on in our society, let kids be kids and lets face it, it is a digital world so let digital kids be digital kids!!

She can't do anything she couldn't do already on her ipod or the family tablets or laptops so a phone poses little addition risk and offers the security of being able to better track/locate her if need be





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lokhor: There's actually a good article on Lookout.com about when your kid is ready for a smartphone and what to do when they are
https://www.lookout.com/static/ee_images/Lookout-generation-smartphone.pdf

Not sure I'd be comfortable giving an 8 year old one but I guess it's up to parental discretion. 


Have a read

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11075173

Parents are not that wise and its a Big No No to force a Adult like products on a child, that is why 10 year olds don't drive cars.

When they go to collage only.

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Zipdisk:
lokhor: There's actually a good article on Lookout.com about when your kid is ready for a smartphone and what to do when they are
https://www.lookout.com/static/ee_images/Lookout-generation-smartphone.pdf

Not sure I'd be comfortable giving an 8 year old one but I guess it's up to parental discretion. 


Have a read

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11075173

Parents are not that wise and its a Big No No to force a Adult like products on a child, that is why 10 year olds don't drive cars.

When they go to collage only.


College not Collage... jsut saying :P

The last few sentences which are quotes from a NeedaNerd franchise holder gives the article some perspective...

NZ Herald: 

 

"As long as the boundaries are set in place and you discuss them with your child, that is the important thing. That access to technology, they're already seeking it anyway, so you may as well manage it.

 

"I've had a complete turnaround in the last three weeks really because I've been opened up to what the kids can use the phones for and how it can benefit their education.

 

"In many cases we have to give them benefit of the doubt because they're more aware of the technology than us old crusties. You're far better to manage it and learn about it than stick your head in the sand."

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You get 50gb of google drive space with the Moto G so shouldn't be a big issue really?

I barely use any space on my 16gb N5



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  Reply # 981970 7-Feb-2014 16:50
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JamesL: You get 50gb of google drive space with the Moto G so shouldn't be a big issue really?

I barely use any space on my 16gb N5


Data's expensive.

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  Reply # 981977 7-Feb-2014 16:57
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This is true, though I find myself on wifi most of the time either at work or home

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  Reply # 982050 7-Feb-2014 18:35
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JamesL: You get 50gb of google drive space with the Moto G so shouldn't be a big issue really?

I barely use any space on my 16gb N5


If I get her a moto G i will work out someway to link that 50gb bonus to my Google account.

My HTC one usually sits around 24gb used 8gb free, 5gb free from scratch would be a painful proposition, that said probably a lessor evil that dealing with other $300 androids :P

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