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Motorola Moto G - new budget smartphone champion?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by CAT-THE-FIFTH, 5 Nov 2013.

  1. Dano

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    Yes, that's the concern.
     
  2. Rusty!

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    The software is customized, but I'd be amazed if it wasn't possible to get the 'unbranded' stuff on there easily.

    Now unlocking can be done for £2.04 off eBay, so it's quite a good saving over P4U
     
  3. kona786

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    is the bootloader locked on there? unlockable?
     
  4. lmfy2k

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    Guys those of you who have bought this phone, head on over to https://prizes.phones4u.co.uk

    Enter details for chance to win prizes.

    Guys on other forums are winning a limited edition red back cover.

    I tried and won 25% off accessories at p4u....meh!
     
  5. AndyCr15

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    Thanks. I just won a red case too :)

    [​IMG]
     
  6. lmfy2k

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    Hehe nice one. :)
     
  7. macster

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    I've also won a red cover!
     
  8. Rusty!

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    It's locked, but Moto do offer unlocking.
     
  9. lsg1r

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    Can someone with a tesco version (16gb ideally) check something for me, I'm trying to decide if I should grab a p4u one or a tesco one and this could decide it for me (and others)

    I've seen in a thread on xda that seems to suggest that when you factory reset the phone, after sim unlock, you have the option of 'retail' or 'tesco (sl)' on the reset list.

    Is this true and, if you're willing, is the retail 'stock' like it suggests?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  10. Rusty!

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    Just checked on my unlocked Tesco G, factory reset is factory reset, no other options.
     
  11. tals

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    A friend has one of these phones and he needs a very robust case for it. Anyone got any recommendations for cases or where to look?

    Also he had written an app that isn't yet on the play store and he found even with allow install of apps from untrusted sources would give a script error. In the end installing from Google drive worked fine on my n4 it installs from anything
     
  12. Rusty!

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  13. Em3bbs

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    Was it a 'parse error' he got?

    Get him to sign the apk (export in Eclipse rather than copy the unsigned apk out of the project folder) and try again. I've seen this on a few recent devices and not just the Moto G.

    Not sure why putting it on Google Drive would have fixed it though - I'll have to have a play around.
     
    Last edited: 24 Nov 2013
  14. Richy888

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    Still Motorola though and on recent history updates have never been regular. Far as I remember the recent Razr HD and Razr i only ever got as far as 4.1.2
     
  15. kona786

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    all Moto 2012 + 2013 handsest will be getting 4.4 KitKat apparently.
     
  16. Em3bbs

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    Last edited: 24 Nov 2013
  17. da_mic_1530

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    How does thus stack up against a Samsung galaxy s3?

    The wife wants a new phone and is looking at the now old s3, wondering if this is a cheaper more powerful option...
     
  18. tals

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    I personally think if you have an s3 you need to wait till the next iteration of phones ie skip a generation. I am on a N4 and the current phones just aren't enough ahead of the curve enough for the change
     
  19. kona786

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    The S3 trounces this phone.

    Screen, camera, storage and audio SQ. And the option of an official extended battery 3000 mah for ~£20.
     
  20. Dano

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    Just got a free £10 blinkbox code and 500GB data on the supplied tesco sim via texts, worth throwing the tesco sim back in for the blinkbox code I'd say.