We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
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.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

***** 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.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

***** 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

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

***** 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.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

***** 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

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

***** 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
More From Phones4U:

All Comments

(1169) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
jamierichardson129#301
jmle101
jamierichardson129
bought it from phones4u and it is Sim free despite being purchased with network sim and top up.

Where did you buy it? P4U told me they weren't stocking it until Nov 22nd.
sorry bout the late reply. Both p4u stores in Chesterfield have this in stock today.
jamierichardson129#302
Mehhhatron
Phones 4u have said its not available in any stores until 22nd

Has anyone got one yet ?
i have one
jamierichardson129#303
Stevio
Found 8gb version this morning at Phones4U Stratford (East London), they had just arrived in store & go on sale officially tomorrow. Purchased as a PAYG upgrade on T Mobile paid £114.95 .... (Would have been £99 for an Orange upgrade but no Orange sim & I am happy with my T mob' 6 months data for £20).... As stated before comes in a tiny box with only a USB lead , it came unlocked & takes a micro sim. The shop cut down my old full size sim for me, shoved it in & ready to go. Been playing with it for an hour & of course have lost all my old numbers, but coming from my old Samsung Galaxy Fit am well pleased with the speed & apparent quality of the phone ... Not least a big clear screen that I can actually see. ....THANKS OP

did you use motorola migrate. It ported my call lists texts photo's an music in minutes.
jamierichardson129#304
Mehhhatron
Which retail stores sell this ?

Is it just phones4u ?
just phones4u at the moment but soon to be sold elsewhere.
jamierichardson129#305
Concerned_Citizen
fickosorwot

WHY are people so interested in memory specs etc, quad cores, blah blah , then happy to have a backlit LCD screen ?

amoled is on another level entirely, the Razr I is for this reason a far superior phone

The reviews I read said the Moto G uses a decent IPS LCD display, this type of LCD is much better than cheaper LCD technology used in low end phones/laptops/monitors etc. In some ways AMOLED is better than IPS, and in others it is worse.

I'm not part of the "must upgrade my gizmo every 12 months" crowd, so one thing that puts me off OLED based technologies is they degrade badly over time.

For more info see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMOLED#Comparison_to_other_technologies
i can confirm the display is beautiful. I always put my displays to full brightness but am using this at half brightness.
jamierichardson129#306
adaml
Does anyone know if these will be available as a PAYG upgrade online at any point?
its available as payasyougo upgrade now for £99.99 at phones4u
jamierichardson129#307
Tejstar
For all those asking about availability in Phones4U shops, here is a snippet from the press release:

Today we’re thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated Moto G – the first device launched in the UK developed under Motorola’s Google ownership – is available to buy now at Phones 4u online, and will be available to buy in our 700+ stores by this Friday 15th November 2013.
they must have been a bit naughty then i bought mine this morning.
adaml#308
jamierichardson129
adaml
Does anyone know if these will be available as a PAYG upgrade online at any point?
its available as payasyougo upgrade now for £99.99 at phones4u

Online? I am not sure if you didn't spot that in my question or if I just need to search the site again?
khankhalid31#309
Is it available for store delivery?
jamierichardson129#310
adaml
jamierichardson129
adaml
Does anyone know if these will be available as a PAYG upgrade online at any point?
its available as payasyougo upgrade now for £99.99 at phones4u

Online? I am not sure if you didn't spot that in my question or if I just need to search the site again?
sorry yep my mistake it was instore but id have thought it'd be the same online.
jamierichardson129#311
khankhalid31
Is it available for store delivery?
no they only deliver to your home address
rhalai#312
Looks good, can someone confirm uf payg comes unlocked? I know cfw phones are unlocked nor sure about p4u
jamierichardson129#313
rhalai
Looks good, can someone confirm uf payg comes unlocked? I know cfw phones are unlocked nor sure about p4u
yep 100% sim free.
false prophet#314
i got an auto email at 6.30am after ordering not heard anything since.
Vegeta#315
rugman
sb1970
rugman
Is this a worthwhile upgrade from the Orange San Diego ?
Click Here To Compare Specs

Thanks SB
Looks like the answer is no then (best £59 I ever spent)

It's a pity there are no more firmware upgrades for the San Diego or an unlocked bootloader for custom firmware. It is a great phone but will be stuck on Android 4.0.4.
Eclairs#316
adaml
Does anyone know if these will be available as a PAYG upgrade online at any point?
I too want to know.. I have an Orange SIM as a backup.. might try...
Tejstar#318

Seems to be getting great reviews from most places, despite the limitations (no microSD, NFC, LTE etc). Price is key here. For once it looks like a budget phones doesn't mean a shoddy one.
mgillespie#320
Extra hot. Much better than that entry level Windows Phone garbage.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account