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  # 1126204 10-Sep-2014 23:37
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I've been put off by the larger screen and the drop in battery life too. Ars review suggests a 25%~ drop in battery life. 

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/09/review-the-new-moto-g-doesnt-change-much-but-still-a-steal-at-179/2/

Is it safe to assume that the 2013 model will get Android 5? The key specs are identical...

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  # 1131646 18-Sep-2014 18:03
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New low price: $269.10 for LTE and $242.10 for 3G model on JB Hi-Fi website.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1131706 18-Sep-2014 19:06
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GeekRay: New low price: $269.10 for LTE and $242.10 for 3G model on JB Hi-Fi website.




Go get the 3G 16Gb global model from Amazon $179.99US and from memory they now ship to NZ, no need to use YouShop

I brought 2 some months back. 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1131947 19-Sep-2014 08:49
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Just picked up the LTE model for around the same price as JB HiFi at PB-Tech earlier this week, with a free car charger and 16G memory card.

Really happy so far with it.




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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  # 1131970 19-Sep-2014 09:41
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Zipdisk:

Go get the 3G 16Gb global model from Amazon $179.99US and from memory they now ship to NZ, no need to use YouShop

I brought 2 some months back. 


This was my preferred option when exchange was in our favour, 1:0.88. As of today, it would cost you $239 NZD shipping incl. and it's not a LTE model. Not that tempting as it was.

openmedia: Just picked up the LTE model for around the same price as JB HiFi at PB-Tech earlier this week, with a free car charger and 16G memory card.

Really happy so far with it.


That's pretty good deal with those extras. I ordered mine last night, hope the delivery won't take too long.

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  # 1132771 20-Sep-2014 17:00
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Is it safe to assume that the 2013 model will get Android 5? The key specs are identical...


International Business Times (AU): Moto G was released in November 2013 with eligibility of Android 5.0 until early 2015.

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/566701/20140918/android-5-0-l-eligible-ineligible-smartphones.htm#.VB0InyuSwu

Fingers crossed. cool

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  # 1147171 4-Oct-2014 13:01
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If anyone is interested the Noel Leeming  super sale in Auckland at present   has the new 5"  Moto G for sale for $199.  was tempted but the lack of LTE prevented me..




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  # 1147344 4-Oct-2014 19:34
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old3eyes: If anyone is interested the Noel Leeming  super sale in Auckland at present   has the new 5"  Moto G for sale for $199.  was tempted but the lack of LTE prevented me..



What I have been reading is that most places in the World don't have 4G and what Vodafone list only 2 cities, may be just the north island, do they have it in Christchurch yet, so why bother, most of NZ will have to wait for the 700Mhz version. Motorola has not listed that band yet.?

I am still waiting for my KitKat 4.4.4 firmware update..



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  # 1147366 4-Oct-2014 20:07
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I bought a moto g gen 2 on Friday as a temporary replacement for my HTC One and you would need to have a real need for 4G for it to be a deal breaker in a $300 phone. I am beyond impressed at how good these phones are for their pricepoint

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  # 1147381 4-Oct-2014 20:32
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For those like me worried about the slippery edge of Moto G, I'd suggest you get one of those Grip Shells which come with rubber edge to prevent the phone from slipping through your fingers.

You can get from Amazon or Aliexpress  (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Grip-Shell-for-Motorola-Moto-G-LTE-Case-Cover-Original-Genuine-Battery-Housing/2031210424.html) where I got mine from.

There is a thread about this case on XDA if of interest. 

[Mod Edit |BH| Fixed link to AliExpress]

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  # 1147483 5-Oct-2014 08:00
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Zipdisk:
old3eyes: If anyone is interested the Noel Leeming  super sale in Auckland at present   has the new 5"  Moto G for sale for $199.  was tempted but the lack of LTE prevented me..



What I have been reading is that most places in the World don't have 4G and what Vodafone list only 2 cities, may be just the north island, do they have it in Christchurch yet, so why bother, most of NZ will have to wait for the 700Mhz version. Motorola has not listed that band yet.?

I am still waiting for my KitKat 4.4.4 firmware update..




Actually Vodafone has quite an extensive LTE network in NZ, Spark has it in the main centers and 2D in Auckland.   Regarding the rest of the world .  The US, AU, Japan , Korea all have extensive LTE networks.  Europe is catching  up  at about the same rate as NZ.   The 2013 version of the Moto G has LTE on the NZ 1800 Meg band, very few phones sold in NZ currently support the AP 700Meg band but it will grow.. 




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  # 1147486 5-Oct-2014 08:03
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Wade: I bought a moto g gen 2 on Friday as a temporary replacement for my HTC One and you would need to have a real need for 4G for it to be a deal breaker in a $300 phone. I am beyond impressed at how good these phones are for their pricepoint

 

There are several sub $300 phones for sale with LTE in NZ.  The original Moto G has it.. 4G Moto G





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  # 1147559 5-Oct-2014 11:40
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old3eyes:
Zipdisk:
old3eyes: If anyone is interested the Noel Leeming  super sale in Auckland at present   has the new 5"  Moto G for sale for $199.  was tempted but the lack of LTE prevented me..



What I have been reading is that most places in the World don't have 4G and what Vodafone list only 2 cities, may be just the north island, do they have it in Christchurch yet, so why bother, most of NZ will have to wait for the 700Mhz version. Motorola has not listed that band yet.?

I am still waiting for my KitKat 4.4.4 firmware update..




Actually Vodafone has quite an extensive LTE network in NZ, Spark has it in the main centers and 2D in Auckland.   Regarding the rest of the world .  The US, AU, Japan , Korea all have extensive LTE networks.  Europe is catching  up  at about the same rate as NZ.   The 2013 version of the Moto G has LTE on the NZ 1800 Meg band, very few phones sold in NZ currently support the AP 700Meg band but it will grow.. 



I don't think so, go get the Vodafone  map like I did, I also asked in DSE what was the coverage of 4G around here was told that some parts of Wellington can get it.

Kapiti where I live  will have to wait for the 700Mhz band, I don't need 4G and cant see why all these rants that  they must have 4G that most cant afford.

You can live your life with out 4G, its not food.

THE 700mhz band is to be used in the Suburbs as stated by Vodafone.



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  # 1147722 5-Oct-2014 17:53
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Zipdisk:
old3eyes: If anyone is interested the Noel Leeming  super sale in Auckland at present   has the new 5"  Moto G for sale for $199.  was tempted but the lack of LTE prevented me..



What I have been reading is that most places in the World don't have 4G and what Vodafone list only 2 cities, may be just the north island, do they have it in Christchurch yet, so why bother, most of NZ will have to wait for the 700Mhz version. Motorola has not listed that band yet.?

I am still waiting for my KitKat 4.4.4 firmware update..




Have I read this correct and can you confirm what you have posted about Vodafone NZ 4G coverage?

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  # 1147826 5-Oct-2014 19:26
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johnr:
Zipdisk:
old3eyes: If anyone is interested the Noel Leeming  super sale in Auckland at present   has the new 5"  Moto G for sale for $199.  was tempted but the lack of LTE prevented me..



What I have been reading is that most places in the World don't have 4G and what Vodafone list only 2 cities, may be just the north island, do they have it in Christchurch yet, so why bother, most of NZ will have to wait for the 700Mhz version. Motorola has not listed that band yet.?

I am still waiting for my KitKat 4.4.4 firmware update..




Have I read this correct and can you confirm what you have posted about Vodafone NZ 4G coverage?


Please read my second post, this info was gathered some months back, may be things have upgraded or post some info that will clear things up.

[I don't think so, go get the Vodafone  map like I did, I also asked in DSE what was the coverage of 4G around here was told that some parts of Wellington can get it.

Kapiti where I live  will have to wait for the 700Mhz band, I don't need 4G and cant see why all these rants that  they must have 4G that most cant afford.

You can live your life with out 4G, its not food.

THE 700mhz band is to be used in the Suburbs as stated by Vodafone.]


Gee I live in Kapiti and I don't even get 2G at a decent level, phone on 63% standby on the battery drain, I was told by Vodafone to switch to 3G but that reduces battery life, and that 3G must be a  low power cell tower, I am only about 300M away line of site, and that dose not  even give me a better level than 2G..


3 Cell towers here.

http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/venue/the-jolly-miller-kapiti-coast



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