- Motorola Moto G – worth a punt?
After my Sony xperia z1 is headed back to o2 for repair for a second time I am looking at other android options that are water resistant.
I’ve come across the motorola moto g. Android 4.4.2, quad core, nano coated for water resistance and £150 to buy!
What can possibly go wrong?Posted 5 years agobob_summersMember
Nothing. It’s been great for me, though the 8gb fills up pretty quick. Battery does a couple of days with normal use. Didn’t know it was nano coated.. interesting as the only reason I’ve got one is my wee’an sucked it and the volume keys stopped working. It was my OH’s phone at the time so she donated it to me and it dried out after a week or so.Posted 5 years agoSimonSubscriber
If it’s anything like my Motorola Razri I wouldn’t bother. It worked for just less than 12 months and stopped working, wouldn’t go past the start up screen. Went away for repair, came back working fine then had the same problem 2 months later.
This time Orange wanted me to pay for repair as “Motorola phones only come with 12 months warranty”!!!
WTF phone is on a 24 month contract…..
After a few phone calls I managed to get a new phone out of Orange free of charge….. only to discover last night that they’ve charged me £170 on my latest bill for the replacement phone!! I’ve phoned them and they’ve promised to refund me next week.Posted 5 years ago
Sorry for the rant, I’m a bit pissed off with Orange and Motorola today 👿ratadogSubscriber
Using one for 4 months and very happy. Also got 2 Motorola Defy Minis that seem to work very well despite one being my work phone and one getting hammered by my teenager.
If it’s anything like my Motorola Razri I wouldn’t bother.
I think all phones are a risk. I had 3 htc with no issues and then had one fail in much the same way you describe with the same lack of support from Orange as in the tail end of contract. That is why I don’t have phones that cost a fortune in monthly payments and why I went Moto G this time. I got a deal which only cost me 2ukp per month more than SIM only and if something does happen I can afford to replace it without a second mortgage.Posted 5 years ago
The camera is dreadful. I’ll be getting rid of mine and the one I got for Dad, for that reason only.
Otherwise a very good phone.camera is pretty poor. Its fine if you are just view on screen and just pointing and clicking. But for print and anything else its poor.
I only ever view images online and rarely off the phone so fine for me.Posted 5 years ago
Cougar – Moderator
Actually, that reminds me,
With regards to the water resistant bit, how does the screen work if it’s wet (or your hands are)? Does it work, or does it go daft like every other touchscreen device I own?
can’t say I’ve particularly noticed. I think its just the internals that are coated. The screen will act the same as others. Though i’ve also dropped the phone loads of times, not a dent on the screen as yet. Its pretty tough glass they use.Posted 5 years agobigphilblackpoolMember
Ive bin looking at one and now with the 4g and removable storage thats all that was stopping a purchase!!!! All motorolla phones are now made by google, the razor I wasnt. So you get nexus quality and reliability at a fraction of the price.
Im sure lenovo have something to do witj google/moto now too.Posted 5 years ago
butcher – Member
Anyone have any opinions/experience of the new Moto E? According to glowing reviews it’s a game changer in the world of budget smart phones. A step down from the Moto G, but given it’s a fraction of the cost, I was thinking of getting one.
very low res screen would completely rule it out for me.Posted 5 years agogreasyriderMember
Ay up, I’m thinking of getting this phone but the asda website says it’s CDMA. No I didn’t know what it meant either, but I think all UK networks are GSM and need a SIM card. Does anyone know if the ASDA Moto G works in the UK with Sim cards?Posted 5 years ago
Apologies for the techno-geek question.D0NKSubscriber
cinnamon this is voda method, google your provider if different.
Top budget phone, fast, big screen, GPS seems accurate too. camera is pretty good for day time but yeah low light can be iffy (but I’m not that arsed about photography) only downside is work got me the base 8Gb model, 16 would be better, card slot even betterer.Posted 5 years agooliwbMember
Just signed up to a contract with a Moto-G last night….Tesco mobile (O2 in disguise) are doing some exceptional deals: £12.50/month with free phone (16GB), 500 mins, 5,000 txts and 500 MB of data. I was paying £11/month on sim only with 100, 100 and 100 with O2 so an extra £1.50 for a brand new phone + more minutes, data etc…..it’s a 2 year contract (sucks) but given I’m only paying £1.50 extra I don’t think it’s a massive risk if the phone dies outside of warranty or anything. Pure android is nice too for those of us who like to be able to delete the bundled apps (facebook). Oli.Posted 5 years agogreasyriderMember
Hi Cougar, here it is, thanks.Posted 5 years ago
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