Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
17 posts

Geek


  # 1408890 18-Oct-2015 22:10
Send private message

I am about to pull the trigger on one of these from the UK but am totally confused about the 4g network thing. I see it supports Band 7, but according to what I can find only that will only support 4g in Auckland (where I live). Anyone have any experience or is basically just more tech savy than me?

I was hoping to use skinny or 2 degrees. That said, I really just need a new phone so if it doesn't use 4g perhaps it doesnt really matter that much. 

8117 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1408960 19-Oct-2015 08:05
Send private message

You really want bands 3 (1800) and 28 (700)  for it to be successful..  You won't find much Band 7 (2600) around..




Regards,

Old3eyes


 
 
 
 


16 posts

Geek


  # 1409578 20-Oct-2015 08:20
Send private message

I'm writing this from my moto g 3rd gen that I bought in the UK. I generally like it. Am using it on Skinny OK at the mo, getting 4G in a small town, but poor reception out of town. Am planning to change to 2 degrees when my credit runs out.
My recommendation is to buy the 16g version cos the 8gb only has 4.53gb actually available which I have already filled with apps. Otherwise I'm loving it.

1508 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1409611 20-Oct-2015 09:17
Send private message

It came up earlier in the thread, but the one you want for Aussie and NZ is the XT 1550. It has band 28, band 3 and band 7. It also has dual sim and a 16gb version.
http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_g_dual_sim_%283rd_gen%29-7469.php - check the network options for XT1550.

This is the one Vodafone/Motorola Aussie will be supplying for AU and if/when it gets here, it is likely to be the one for NZ as well.




Try Vultr using this link and get us both some credit:

 

http://www.vultr.com/?ref=7033587-3B


17 posts

Geek


  # 1410191 20-Oct-2015 21:28
Send private message

Thanks guys. My brother is buying it he seems to think it's ok. If it only gets 3g in most places that's okay

2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  # 1410696 21-Oct-2015 20:33

alishock: Thanks guys. My brother is buying it he seems to think it's ok. If it only gets 3g in most places that's okay

Out of curiosity, where is your brother getting it from? 

1711 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1410705 21-Oct-2015 20:40
Send private message

There are XT1550s available on ebay, about NZ425 inc shipping

 
 
 
 


2 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 1410731 21-Oct-2015 21:22

shk292: There are XT1550s available on ebay, about NZ425 inc shipping

Yeesh that's a bit steep :/ Ah well thanks anyway :)

453 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1417416 30-Oct-2015 23:09
Send private message

Seems like the phone just hit the AU shores, the good guys is selling it for $348 AUD right now. 

Should not be far from a NZ release, fingers crossed :p




Cheapest Online Bookstore Free Worldwide Delivery

http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=lhou021
 
MOBILE: Nexus 6 & HTC U Play
TABLET: Ipad 2017
OTHER: Asus Vivobook + Intel NUC5i3 + A family of Raspberry Pi x 9 + Amazon Echo


125 posts

Master Geek


  # 1417682 31-Oct-2015 13:08
Send private message

I just got a Moto X Play(xt1562 2 sim version) on eBay for NZ$560 including shipping(DHL Express only took 3 days arrive in NZ), it was shipped from India. Moto G suppose to be a lower end phone with cheap price if they are going to sell it above NZ$400 here I suggest to spend a hundred more to get the Moto X Play instead.

453 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1417687 31-Oct-2015 13:30
Send private message

Hibino: I just got a Moto X Play(xt1562 2 sim version) on eBay for NZ$560 including shipping(DHL Express only took 3 days arrive in NZ), it was shipped from India. Moto G suppose to be a lower end phone with cheap price if they are going to sell it above NZ$400 here I suggest to spend a hundred more to get the Moto X Play instead.


True, thinking about the Moto X as well. 

Moto G is retailed at $379AUD, I would expect it will be around the 400 price mark in NZ. 

Might as well as grab a Moto X 2 now for the same price around 400. 




Cheapest Online Bookstore Free Worldwide Delivery

http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=lhou021
 
MOBILE: Nexus 6 & HTC U Play
TABLET: Ipad 2017
OTHER: Asus Vivobook + Intel NUC5i3 + A family of Raspberry Pi x 9 + Amazon Echo


453 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 1417697 31-Oct-2015 14:16
One person supports this post
Send private message

At this price point, I might just get a Vodafone Smart Prime and unlock it :(




Cheapest Online Bookstore Free Worldwide Delivery

http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=lhou021
 
MOBILE: Nexus 6 & HTC U Play
TABLET: Ipad 2017
OTHER: Asus Vivobook + Intel NUC5i3 + A family of Raspberry Pi x 9 + Amazon Echo


8117 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1417698 31-Oct-2015 14:26
Send private message

wanghou168: At this price point, I might just get a Vodafone Smart Prime and unlock it :(


Yep.  For what it is it's now way too expensive.  I'm kicking myself for not buying the  5" model  at Noel Lemmings last year for $199..




Regards,

Old3eyes


12 posts

Geek


  # 1418606 2-Nov-2015 09:54
Send private message

Does anyone know if that Noel Leeming link is for the 8GB or 16GB version? It doesn't mention the storage on the page.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel expands 10th Gen Intel Core Mobile processor family
Posted 23-Aug-2019 10:22


Digital innovation drives new investment provider
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:29


Catalyst Cloud becomes a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP)
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:21


New AI legaltech product launched in New Zealand
Posted 21-Aug-2019 17:01


Yubico launches first Lightning-compatible security key, the YubiKey 5Ci
Posted 21-Aug-2019 16:46


Disney+ streaming service confirmed launch in New Zealand
Posted 20-Aug-2019 09:29


Industry plan could create a billion dollar interactive games sector
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:41


Personal cyber insurance a New Zealand first
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:26


University of Waikato launches space for esports
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:20


D-Link ANZ expands mydlink ecosystem with new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:14


Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47


Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41


Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27


Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20


Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.