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timmmay

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#135154 16-Nov-2013 08:19
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The Moto G has been released in the UK, it looks pretty amazing for the price:
 - Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM (specs suggest around 2/3 the performance of the S4, impressive at this price)
 - 2000mah battery
 - 4.5" screen (ie the right size for smaller hands), 720p (329 ppi)
 - 11mm thick, 143g, but built so you don't need a case. The removable/replaceable case protects the back, sides, and front of the phone.
 - Android 4.3 with 4.4 coming within 3 months
 - 8GB or 16GB - no memory card slot. The lack of card is the only downside I've seen so far
 - Two cameras, one 5MP (I think high MP cameras on tiny sensors are pointless, personally), with LED flash, front 1.3MP

TrustedReviews review here, ExpertReviews here.

SIM free price: NZ$290. Nothing else can touch that price with those specs, and it's below the GST threshold. The S4 mini is still $750 odd in stores, and $450 parallel imported, that's dual core (1.8GHz), has a memory card slot, and has the front hardware button.

I'm considering pre-ordering from the UK via YouShop for my partner as an xmas present. Any thoughts before I do?

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  #1094380 23-Jul-2014 17:30
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FYI: Moto G OTA Android 4.4.4 update just installed without a hiccup. I have a UK import "first gen" Moto G (not 4G) - and they are rolling out the 4.4.4 update by regions.

UI Changes:

 

  • Updated Phone dialer application and minor changes to People application
  • Ability to pause video recording
Other details: https://motorola-global-en-uk.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/100575

PS: EDIT: I have the 8GB version - I really wish I had bought the 16GB version (8GB fills up faster than you might think - I have to keep deleting photos, videos, and apps).

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