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The new Motorola Moto G is now available to order from Phones4U. They also include a white ‘back’ case exclusively. Seems like a smashing spec for the price.

Motorola Moto G owners will also get an additional 50 GB of storage on Google Drive for free for two years.

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***** PAYG *****

Motorola Moto G (8GB) is £119.95 plus £10 Top-Up.
Motorola Moto G (16GB) is £149.95 plus £10 Top-Up.

If purchased between 6th December and 13th December on pay as you go, you also get a free £5 Google Play voucher

PAYG link:
http://www.phones4u.co.uk/shop/shop_payg_sub.asp?ManKey=2

***** PAYG UPGRADE *****

Phones4U are charging just £99.95 for a PAYG upgrade on Orange. The PAYG number needs to have been active for six months and in credit.

The O2 and T-Mobile PAYG upgrade price is £114.95.

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***** SIM FREE *****

SIM free availability is now live

Moto G (8GB) is £134.95 delivered
Moto G (16GB) is £159.95 delivered

SIM free link:
http://www.phones4u.co.uk/shop/shop_justphones_sub.asp?ManKey=2

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***** SPECIFICATIONS *****

- Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) [Upgradeable to Android 4.4 KitKat in January 2014]
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU [MSM8226]
- RAM: 1GB
- 4.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 resolution (329 PPI) with scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 3
- 8 GB / 16GB internal storage [Two years 50 GB storage free on Google Drive]
- Dimensions: 129.9 mm x 65.9 mm x 6.0-11.6 mm (curve)
- Weight: 143 grams
- Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion, 2070 mAh
- Rear camera: 5 MP at 4:3 and 3.8 MP at 16:9 (user-configurable)
- Front camera: 1.3 MP
- LED flash
- Video: 720p HD video (front and rear)
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth® Technology: Version 4.0
- Location services: GPS, GLONASS

Please note: this handset comes with a USB cable but not an AC adapter.

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***** FURTHER DETAILS *****

Video of the Motorola Moto G:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VunSqD1MOjE

Product link:
http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/moto-g/Moto-G/moto-g-pdp.html

Press release link:
http://www.phones4u.co.uk/media/press-archive/were-getting-the-new-moto-g-motorolas-exceptional-phone-at-an-exceptional-price-available-to-buy-at-phones-4u-now/

Cashback (thanks rpope):
- Quidco £6.50
- Topcashback £6.56

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***** REVIEWS / HANDS-ON *****

http://androidcommunity.com/moto-g-hands-on-and-first-impressions-20131113/

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobile-phones/motorola-moto-g-review-50012772/

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2013/11/motorolas-moto-g-launches-with-sights-set-on-millions-of-mid-range-users/

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/14/motorola-moto-g-review-best-budget-smartphone-135

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/mobile-phone/3489023/motorola-moto-g-hands-on-review/

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2013/11/13/motorola-moto-g-review-first-look/

http://recombu.com/mobile/news/motorola-moto-g-camera-review_M19731.html

http://www.slashgear.com/moto-g-hands-on-13305325/

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/moto-g-1199218/review

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phone-reviews/10446691/Moto-G-review-Motorolas-135-superphone.html

http://www.trustedreviews.com/motorola-moto-g_Mobile-Phone_review

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-11/13/motorola-moto-g-hands-on

could be locked to network you purchase on...
- LOH1153

Except for iPhones (which locks to the first SIM inserted) and some Blackberries (some Blackberries are SIM free and some are not depending on model) and Network Branded phones, phones at Phones4U (like Carphone Warehouse) are NEVER locked. The phones are purchased directly from the manufacturer SIM free. They make their margin from the networks.
- tpol

EDIT:

Just to add, when I tried to buy this from the Phones4U, instore, the guy tried all my various different network SIMs for the same handset. Also,except iPhones, no other phone locks to the first SIM inserted. iPhone does by using Apple's servers; no other manufacturer uses their servers to activate and keep lock status of the phone in the same way as Apple. Nokia sometimes does use an activation process by connecting to it's servers but it is nowhere near as sophisticated as Apple's process.
- tpol
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#601
Sir_Didymus
Uploaded a video showing the parsing error and solution.
mind formatting your phone and then trying? FOR SCIENCE!!!!
#602
K0YS
steviecross
Sir_Didymus
steviecross
Right just installed three apk files that were just dropped on to phones memory, I used gregory house app installer and it installed them without a prob. One thing at the moment i do not have a sim card installed but am connected via wifi and have google account active

Tried all app installers including the Gregory House app installer. Does not work. This is an official problem/feature of the new Moto G. Most likely a feature to maximize Google profits and cut down on piracy which is why they've been quiet about it.
I am lost here, how can i install then?
do you mind posting a few screen shots of your security settings, aswell as what apears when you load an apk?

It's on the video. I show you the security settings and the error on the video.
#603
K0YS
steviecross
Sir_Didymus
steviecross
Right just installed three apk files that were just dropped on to phones memory, I used gregory house app installer and it installed them without a prob. One thing at the moment i do not have a sim card installed but am connected via wifi and have google account active

Tried all app installers including the Gregory House app installer. Does not work. This is an official problem/feature of the new Moto G. Most likely a feature to maximize Google profits and cut down on piracy which is why they've been quiet about it.
I am lost here, how can i install then?
do you mind posting a few screen shots of your security settings, aswell as what apears when you load an apk?
I am ashamed to admit i have never posted any shots on here, not sure how. Happy to help in any way. I have only allowed apps from an unknown source. Nothing has been changed, how about putting phone into airplane mode, I know it is clutching at straws but I do not have an active sim in mine yet.
#604
K0YS
Sir_Didymus
Uploaded a video showing the parsing error and solution.
mind formatting your phone and then trying? FOR SCIENCE!!!!

Lol can't be bothered. Took a while to set it up the way I like it with all my preferred apps installed and I'm going to leave it for now. I'll do it for the sake of science when I have the energy! Just testing out emulation...for the sake of SCIENCE!!
#605
K0YS
Sir_Didymus

Yep. Its the first thing I do on all my Android devices. I go to settings, security and allow unknown sources. It's probably some sort of security ploy by Motorola/Google. I'm not the only one experiencing this either. Read here.

Wow, deal breaker for me :-(


May be a few others who cancel their orders now?
#606
Sir_Didymus
K0YS
Sir_Didymus
Uploaded a video showing the parsing error and solution.
mind formatting your phone and then trying? FOR SCIENCE!!!!

Lol can't be bothered. Took a while to set it up the way I like it with all my preferred apps installed and I'm going to leave it for now. I'll do it for the sake of science when I have the energy! Just testing out emulation...for the sake of SCIENCE!!
your sisters one? :p
#607
Bully
K0YS
Sir_Didymus

Yep. Its the first thing I do on all my Android devices. I go to settings, security and allow unknown sources. It's probably some sort of security ploy by Motorola/Google. I'm not the only one experiencing this either. Read here.
Wow, deal breaker for me :-(

May be a few others who cancel their orders now?

Don't think it's enough to put your average user off. Most people just stick to the Play Store anyway and it's not exactly a hard work-around. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than myself will be able to pick up on this issue and come up with an even easier solution.
#608
K0YS
Sir_Didymus
K0YS
Sir_Didymus
Uploaded a video showing the parsing error and solution.
mind formatting your phone and then trying? FOR SCIENCE!!!!

Lol can't be bothered. Took a while to set it up the way I like it with all my preferred apps installed and I'm going to leave it for now. I'll do it for the sake of science when I have the energy! Just testing out emulation...for the sake of SCIENCE!!
your sisters one? :p

She'll dropkick me. Don't worry I'll be playing around with the phone a lot more once a variety of custom roms appear and once I get ClockWorkMod and Titanium backup installed. That way I can at least back-up the way my phone is right now. Will report issues and capabilities of the phone.
1 Like #609
I got round it by downloading the app to phone using amazon appstore then using apk installer from play store find amazon folder inside android folder(doesn't show on pc)find the apk ,holddown file e-mail it to my email account ,download to pc ,upload to cloud then install , easy lol!!
#610
LARDYBOY
I got round it by downloading the app to phone using amazon appstore then using apk installer from play store find amazon folder inside android folder(doesn't show on pc)find the apk ,holddown file e-mail it to my email account ,download to pc ,upload to cloud then install , easy lol!!

Lol that must have tested your patience X)
#611
Sir_Didymus
LARDYBOY
I got round it by downloading the app to phone using amazon appstore then using apk installer from play store find amazon folder inside android folder(doesn't show on pc)find the apk ,holddown file e-mail it to my email account ,download to pc ,upload to cloud then install , easy lol!!

Lol that must have tested your patience X)
You could say that lol!!
1 Like #612
Picked one up yesterday and very impressed with the screen and overall build quality. Having come over from Windows Phone I'm happy to see that there this no lag on this phone, definitely doesn't feel like a budget phone. Battery life is also very good for light to medium use. Glad to see Android improving in these areas.

However, I am having some issues with the call quality - I couldn't say it was bad but there's just very slight noise in the background,slight drops/jitter in the sound and the voice on the other end sounds muffled so overall I'm having to strain to hear the other side. The other end says the call quality is absolutely fine.

Anyone else having any issues with calls or have I got a duff phone? Any settings that could be changed?

Thanks.
#613
MDDr
Picked one up yesterday and very impressed with the screen and overall build quality. Having come over from Windows Phone I'm happy to see that there this no lag on this phone, definitely doesn't feel like a budget phone. Battery life is also very good for light to medium use. Glad to see Android improving in these areas.

However, I am having some issues with the call quality - I couldn't say it was bad but there's just very slight noise in the background,slight drops/jitter in the sound and the voice on the other end sounds muffled so overall I'm having to strain to hear the other side. The other end says the call quality is absolutely fine.

Anyone else having any issues with calls or have I got a duff phone? Any settings that could be changed?

Thanks.

Call quality has been very good for me. Then again I've only had 6-7 short 5-10 min conversations on the phone since I got it. Could be that you got a returned phone. Quite a few people have complained here already that Phones4U employees were trying to sell them a used/returned phone. Anyway I'd suggest taking it back. Shouldn't have to put up with bad call quality because it is a phone after all.
#614
Sir_Didymus
MDDr
Picked one up yesterday and very impressed with the screen and overall build quality. Having come over from Windows Phone I'm happy to see that there this no lag on this phone, definitely doesn't feel like a budget phone. Battery life is also very good for light to medium use. Glad to see Android improving in these areas.

However, I am having some issues with the call quality - I couldn't say it was bad but there's just very slight noise in the background,slight drops/jitter in the sound and the voice on the other end sounds muffled so overall I'm having to strain to hear the other side. The other end says the call quality is absolutely fine.

Anyone else having any issues with calls or have I got a duff phone? Any settings that could be changed?

Thanks.

Call quality has been very good for me. Then again I've only had 6-7 short 5-10 min conversations on the phone since I got it. Could be that you got a returned phone. Quite a few people have complained here already that Phones4U employees were trying to sell them a used/returned phone. Anyway I'd suggest taking it back. Shouldn't have to put up with bad call quality because it is a phone after all.

Thanks for the advice, Sir_Didymus. I will try to return tomorrow - hopefully it will be straightforward and they won't kick up a fuss, never dealt with Phones4U aftersales service.

Great phone though so hope next one will be OK.
#615
MDDr
Sir_Didymus
MDDr
Picked one up yesterday and very impressed with the screen and overall build quality. Having come over from Windows Phone I'm happy to see that there this no lag on this phone, definitely doesn't feel like a budget phone. Battery life is also very good for light to medium use. Glad to see Android improving in these areas.

However, I am having some issues with the call quality - I couldn't say it was bad but there's just very slight noise in the background,slight drops/jitter in the sound and the voice on the other end sounds muffled so overall I'm having to strain to hear the other side. The other end says the call quality is absolutely fine.

Anyone else having any issues with calls or have I got a duff phone? Any settings that could be changed?

Thanks.

Call quality on mine is very good. So does look like a duff handset. I think Phones4u will exchange a faulty phone within 28 days of buying.

Call quality has been very good for me. Then again I've only had 6-7 short 5-10 min conversations on the phone since I got it. Could be that you got a returned phone. Quite a few people have complained here already that Phones4U employees were trying to sell them a used/returned phone. Anyway I'd suggest taking it back. Shouldn't have to put up with bad call quality because it is a phone after all.

Thanks for the advice, Sir_Didymus. I will try to return tomorrow - hopefully it will be straightforward and they won't kick up a fuss, never dealt with Phones4U aftersales service.

Great phone though so hope next one will be OK.
#616
MDDr

Thanks for the advice, Sir_Didymus. I will try to return tomorrow - hopefully it will be straightforward and they won't kick up a fuss, never dealt with Phones4U aftersales service.

Great phone though so hope next one will be OK.
if it was an instore purchase:

Pay as you go Phones

Please return your phone to your nearest Phones 4u store where we will be happy to provide you with a refund or a like-for-like exchange should your product be faulty within the first 28 days from the date of purchase. Please note that where a refund is provided this will be in respect of the handset price only and cannot be provided for any airtime which has been topped up on the handset, so make sure you keep your SIM card.

SIM Free Phones

Phones 4u does not operate a 14 day return period on SIM Free phones.

Edited By: K0YS on Nov 17, 2013 17:33
#617
Bit disappointing to hear about the apk situation but I guess there's a workaround albeit a bit of hassle. I still want my white cover, I will probably go back in store in a day or two as if yhrh did get them delivered they should give it out. The online orders show free white case but I was unaware when in was in store of this. More concerned they had the actual handset at the time than the cover ;)
#618
Wildcard
Bit disappointing to hear about the apk situation but I guess there's a workaround albeit a bit of hassle. I still want my white cover, I will probably go back in store in a day or two as if yhrh did get them delivered they should give it out. The online orders show free white case but I was unaware when in was in store of this. More concerned they had the actual handset at the time than the cover ;)
have a go and see if you can install.
#619
I hope to buy a budget phone for my old man. I have an orange number for PAYG upgrade. Which one should I choose, Lumia 520 for 64 quid at CPW or Moto G for 100 quid at P4U?

Can someone please give me some opinions? I know Moto G is definitely better, but for someone who does not use the features of a smart phone much, could Lumia 520 which costs 2/3 of Moto G be a better buy?

Thanks a lot in advance.
#620
Awesome after 4 hour play. For the money a steal. I am looking at the rom now to remover security stuff.
#621
forestspike
Awesome after 4 hour play. For the money a steal. I am looking at the rom now to remover security stuff.
are you able to install apks?
#622
I have ordered a 16gb model from phones4u on orange.

Is this going to come sim locked? I was under the impression they wouldnt but there is a comment in the top of the thread saying

"could be locked to network you purchase on...
- LOH1153"

Any ideas?
#623
Picked up an 8gb from P4U today, for £100. Have installed Amazon AppStore, and installed a game without a problem. Also uploaded an apk to Drive and have installed that too, without any issues.
#624
synet
Picked up an 8gb from P4U today, for £100. Have installed Amazon AppStore, and installed a game without a problem. Also uploaded an apk to Drive and have installed that too, without any issues.
have you tried installing an apk straight from your phone memory WITHOUT using drive?
#625
Will this phone get the "ok google" voice control with kitkat?
#626
paulbarker
Will this phone get the "ok google" voice control with kitkat?

No. That's exclusive to Nexus 5 and exclusive to the Snapdragon 800 CPU which has the 'always listening' feature.
#627
shame!
#628
Sir_Didymus
paulbarker
Will this phone get the "ok google" voice control with kitkat?

No. That's exclusive to Nexus 5 and exclusive to the Snapdragon 800 CPU which has the 'always listening' feature.
not entirely true. You can install the Google Experience Launcher Apk along with the latest version of Google search and it will work on almost any phone. I have used it on my s2 but I'm not a fan of the launcher. The screen needs to be unlocked to work. Here's a link http://phandroid.com/2013/11/14/how-to-install-google-experience-launcher-with-ok-google-command/
#629
paulbarker
Will this phone get the "ok google" voice control with kitkat?
http://phandroid.com/2013/11/14/how-to-install-google-experience-launcher-with-ok-google-command/
#630
K0YS
paulbarker
Will this phone get the "ok google" voice control with kitkat?
http://phandroid.com/2013/11/14/how-to-install-google-experience-launcher-with-ok-google-command/

Good luck with that. That is buggy as hell. Not to mention it involves side loading apk files which we have enough trouble with as it is on the Moto G. That issue is doing the rounds on XDA, YouTube, Android Central...
#631
zmmaths
I hope to buy a budget phone for my old man. I have an orange number for PAYG upgrade. Which one should I choose, Lumia 520 for 64 quid at CPW or Moto G for 100 quid at P4U?

Can someone please give me some opinions? I know Moto G is definitely better, but for someone who does not use the features of a smart phone much, could Lumia 520 which costs 2/3 of Moto G be a better buy?

Thanks a lot in advance.
In terms of ease of use and simplicity, the Nokia Lumia 520 would be more suitable for someone who does not use/know how to use all the features of a smartphone.
#632
Can someone please confirm if the Orange P4U phones come unlocked?

Cheers
#633
preecey
zmmaths
I hope to buy a budget phone for my old man. I have an orange number for PAYG upgrade. Which one should I choose, Lumia 520 for 64 quid at CPW or Moto G for 100 quid at P4U?

Can someone please give me some opinions? I know Moto G is definitely better, but for someone who does not use the features of a smart phone much, could Lumia 520 which costs 2/3 of Moto G be a better buy?

Thanks a lot in advance.
In terms of ease of use and simplicity, the Nokia Lumia 520 would be more suitable for someone who does not use/know how to use all the features of a smartphone.

Thanks a lot. Will keep that in mind and try the phones in store.
#634
gs-rai
Can someone please confirm if the Orange P4U phones come unlocked?

Cheers

The Payg one is unlocked yes. I got it on orange and takes a 3 sim fine.

Not sure about orange contract though !
#635
520 has bluetooth issues, ie: it hangs until the bluetooth device is turned off.
the sound comes out of the speaker even though the headphones is plugged in.
The volume control for sound is the same as the ring volume.
The sound volume resets to 1/2 it's max for some stupid bloody Microsoft reason.
The screen is too dim on auto brightness.
The lock screen sometimes takes a few seconds before it accepts touch commands on the password numbers.
Phone file folders are hidden away.
Switching batteries(if you do this. I do it cos it eats the battery power, lasting less than a day, and less than 12 hours if internet sharing), anyway, swaitching batteries has to be done real quick or the clock time is reset, have to remember this if going to a website and the browser says invalid certificate.
Clock doesn;t auto update it's time.

What I do like about the 520. I can charge up spare batteries on the wall chargers I bought, and switch them when the battery gets low.

zmmaths
preecey
zmmaths
I hope to buy a budget phone for my old man. I have an orange number for PAYG upgrade. Which one should I choose, Lumia 520 for 64 quid at CPW or Moto G for 100 quid at P4U?

Can someone please give me some opinions? I know Moto G is definitely better, but for someone who does not use the features of a smart phone much, could Lumia 520 which costs 2/3 of Moto G be a better buy?

Thanks a lot in advance.
In terms of ease of use and simplicity, the Nokia Lumia 520 would be more suitable for someone who does not use/know how to use all the features of a smartphone.

Thanks a lot. Will keep that in mind and try the phones in store.
#636
Well, I have installed both flash and xbmc apk's without issue - i downloaded with chrome.

I wonder, have you updated chrome and other apps from playstore? I was prompted to update chrome etc pretty much as soon as I signed in.
#637
intranix
Well, I have installed both flash and xbmc apk's without issue - i downloaded with chrome.

I wonder, have you updated chrome and other apps from playstore? I was prompted to update chrome etc pretty much as soon as I signed in.

I think people are worrying too much even though a lot of people are experiencing the parsing error when installing apk files. Something as easy as a factory reset I'm sure will fix that but like a lot who have already set their phone up the way they want it, like myself, they just can't be bothered. I really don't think its anything to worry about because the phone itself is fantastic and there is an easy work-around for the parsing error. I'll be unlocking the boot loader later on today and will be doing a factory reset so I'll be able to confirm if it gets rid of the parsing error so many people are experiencing.
#638
Hi has anyone tried and managed to install the google experience launcher and get it all working ok ?
#640
Asked in store yesterday and the phones will not be locked to the networks

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