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  # 1426690 12-Nov-2015 08:25
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jfanning: I see it is in the Harvey Norman junk mail tonight, the 8GB model for $448


Did it specifically state 8GB?

I was in my local HN store yesterday and saw the phone on the display at that price; checked with the guy working there who checked the unit and confirmed it as 16GB/2GB RAM. Also, as listed on the HN webite: http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=3262955.

He claimed it's a world ahead of the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6, which is the other phone I'd been looking at for my wife (and seems to offer better value) - is this really the case?

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  # 1426719 12-Nov-2015 08:43
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jonathan18:
jfanning: I see it is in the Harvey Norman junk mail tonight, the 8GB model for $448


Did it specifically state 8GB?

I was in my local HN store yesterday and saw the phone on the display at that price; checked with the guy working there who checked the unit and confirmed it as 16GB/2GB RAM. Also, as listed on the HN webite: http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=3262955.

He claimed it's a world ahead of the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6, which is the other phone I'd been looking at for my wife (and seems to offer better value) - is this really the case?


8Gig was in the junk flyer I saw Tuesday ..




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  # 1426776 12-Nov-2015 10:29
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jonathan18:
jfanning: I see it is in the Harvey Norman junk mail tonight, the 8GB model for $448


Did it specifically state 8GB?


Yes, the catalogue has the phone on two separate pages, listed as 8GB Storage for both.

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  # 1426782 12-Nov-2015 10:40
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jonathan18:
jfanning: I see it is in the Harvey Norman junk mail tonight, the 8GB model for $448


Did it specifically state 8GB?

I was in my local HN store yesterday and saw the phone on the display at that price; checked with the guy working there who checked the unit and confirmed it as 16GB/2GB RAM. Also, as listed on the HN webite: http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=3262955.

He claimed it's a world ahead of the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6, which is the other phone I'd been looking at for my wife (and seems to offer better value) - is this really the case?


+'s for moto g = IPX7, gorilla glass, skinny/spark bands

+'s for Ultra 6 = 1080P 5.5" screen, better processor, 20% bigger battery

Other than that they are fairly even, I'd take the Smart Ultra any day, the moto g Gen2 is a slug beside the ultra and I can't see the Gen3 being significantly better

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  # 1426788 12-Nov-2015 10:50
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jfanning:
jonathan18:
jfanning: I see it is in the Harvey Norman junk mail tonight, the 8GB model for $448


Did it specifically state 8GB?


Yes, the catalogue has the phone on two separate pages, listed as 8GB Storage for both.


... which doesn't line up with its own website, which clearly states it as 16GB http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/event/christmas-gifts/technology-buff/2degrees-motorola-g-3rd-gen-smartphone.html

That price would surely be a complete joke if it was for the 8GB; even for 16GB it's steep compared to a prev. gen G3 or S5.

Wade:
+'s for moto g = IPX7, gorilla glass, skinny/spark bands

+'s for Ultra 6 = 1080P 5.5" screen, better processor, 20% bigger battery

Other than that they are fairly even, I'd take the Smart Ultra any day, the moto g Gen2 is a slug beside the ultra and I can't see the Gen3 being significantly better


Yeah, I was somewhat sceptical of the seller's claims; that Skinny/Spark incompatibility currently makes it a no-goer for my wife, but given the lack of any other serious "giant killer" phone around this price point (that I'm aware of) perhaps it is worth shifting networks...

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  # 1426810 12-Nov-2015 11:41
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hazza87: Noel Leeming have updated their website to the correct specs now (16GB)
https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/cameras-phones/phones-and-gps/open-network-phones/motorola-motog3rdgen-moto-g-3rd-generation-smartphone/prod143169.html?ref=pricespy 




Noel Leeming store on Queen St is advertising it as 8GB

A $200 difference between the 2nd Gen and 3rd Gen models is a bit extreme.




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  # 1442534 8-Dec-2015 10:49
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I picked one up yesterday, seems ok so far, XT1550, 16GB

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  # 1442603 8-Dec-2015 12:23
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openmedia:
hazza87: Noel Leeming have updated their website to the correct specs now (16GB)
https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/cameras-phones/phones-and-gps/open-network-phones/motorola-motog3rdgen-moto-g-3rd-generation-smartphone/prod143169.html?ref=pricespy 




Noel Leeming store on Queen St is advertising it as 8GB

A $200 difference between the 2nd Gen and 3rd Gen models is a bit extreme.


It's now gone from a budget phone to a way more expensive version.  I think that there are now better  Chinese branded phones out there that give better bang for your buck..




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  # 1442626 8-Dec-2015 12:56
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old3eyes:
openmedia:
hazza87: Noel Leeming have updated their website to the correct specs now (16GB)
https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/cameras-phones/phones-and-gps/open-network-phones/motorola-motog3rdgen-moto-g-3rd-generation-smartphone/prod143169.html?ref=pricespy 




Noel Leeming store on Queen St is advertising it as 8GB

A $200 difference between the 2nd Gen and 3rd Gen models is a bit extreme.


It's now gone from a budget phone to a way more expensive version.  I think that there are now better  Chinese branded phones out there that give better bang for your buck..


Yeah - but a lot of them have weird garbage skinned android with random crappy apps.

Stock android on a motorola is pretty much my ideal. I bought a G2 for 199 a couple of weeks ago. Pretty good deal. Wish the G3 was a bit cheaper.

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old3eyes:
openmedia:
hazza87: Noel Leeming have updated their website to the correct specs now (16GB)
https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/cameras-phones/phones-and-gps/open-network-phones/motorola-motog3rdgen-moto-g-3rd-generation-smartphone/prod143169.html?ref=pricespy 




Noel Leeming store on Queen St is advertising it as 8GB

A $200 difference between the 2nd Gen and 3rd Gen models is a bit extreme.


It's now gone from a budget phone to a way more expensive version.  I think that there are now better  Chinese branded phones out there that give better bang for your buck..


Yeah - but a lot of them have weird garbage skinned android with random crappy apps.

Stock android on a motorola is pretty much my ideal. I bought a G2 for 199 a couple of weeks ago. Pretty good deal. Wish the G3 was a bit cheaper.

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  # 1458535 29-Dec-2015 15:15
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Anyone still interested can buy it from amazon.co.uk, they shipping to NZ at the moment:

Moto G 3rd 16gb(single sim/2gb ram version) GBP153.94(NZD349) including shipping and tax free
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014KT0KWE/

Moto X Play 16gb(XT1562 single sim version) GBP269.83(NZD611) including shipping and import tax(GST)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B012W8XE6E/


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  # 1458536 29-Dec-2015 15:18
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Hibino: Anyone still interested can buy it from amazon.co.uk, they shipping to NZ at the moment:

Moto G 3rd 16gb(single sim/2gb ram version) GBP153.94(NZD349) including shipping and tax free
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014KT0KWE/

Moto X Play 16gb(XT1562 single sim version) GBP269.83(NZD611) including shipping and import tax(GST)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B012W8XE6E/



Noel leeming have the moto g 3rd gen 16gb for $369 right now.




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  # 1470652 14-Jan-2016 11:26
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Has any come across a new variant of Moto G Gen 3: Moto G Turbo (XT1557)? Is it easy to order one from Hong Kong?

I quite like its upgraded CPU (Snapdragon 615), quick charging function and IP67 certification. Its 4G connectivity covers: 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz which seems OK with majority of those carriers in NZ. More specs details can be found on the local distributor's webpage at: www.brightstar.hk/#!smartphone-motorola-moto-g-turbo/s4j8i 

This model was once exclusive to Mexico market but it’s available in Hong Kong now. More importantly, based on today’s exchange rate, the price tag is $375 NZD ($1,899 HKD).

Update: new link to the spec page

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  # 1470653 14-Jan-2016 11:28
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This may have been the one rumored end of last year with the 5 Inches 1080 x 1920 pixels display..




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