HTC Desire 510 4g Mobile Phone £79.99 @ 02 (£1.99 to unlock)
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HTC Desire 510 4g Mobile Phone £79.99 @ 02 (£1.99 to unlock)

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Found 1st Apr 2015
Dont know how this compares to the Moto G but its a good price for a branded 4g phone. I think the spec's are wrong on 02 site. Says it 4.5" screen but everywhere else says 4.7"

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Hi guys any help will be appreciated as I don't know much about mobiles just wanted to know if it's better than Moto g? Thanks

ather7851

Hi guys any help will be appreciated as I don't know much about mobiles … Hi guys any help will be appreciated as I don't know much about mobiles just wanted to know if it's better than Moto g? Thanks


I'm guessing you meant the 4g Moto G, However I've included the original 3G version also.
Here's a link to phone arenas comparison guide and reviews:
phonearena.com/pho…208
Although quite similarly spec'd hardware wise, the Moto G fairs significantly better according to reviews, mainly due to the superior camera and screen resolutions it seems. Not forgetting the more recent android version.
Edited by: "jpmcr" 1st Apr 2015

Desire 510 doesn't have a flash for the rear camera IIRC.

Still have fond memories of the original HTC Desire. Great smartphone, my first proper one.

cannibalwombat

Still have fond memories of the original HTC Desire. Great smartphone, my … Still have fond memories of the original HTC Desire. Great smartphone, my first proper one.



Ah yes

Paid over £300 for it as well

jpmcr

the Moto G fairs significantly better according to reviews, mainly due to … the Moto G fairs significantly better according to reviews, mainly due to the superior camera and screen resolutions it seems.



Wow. The main reason I got rid of my Moto G was because of the dire camera. Just how bad is this then!?

BungalowBill

Wow. The main reason I got rid of my Moto G was because of the dire … Wow. The main reason I got rid of my Moto G was because of the dire camera. Just how bad is this then!?



I'm sure those above are talking about the new moto g with 4g that was a week or so ago which has better camera than the older versions

I don't think this is 4g

Alright phone but a little sluggish

gibus

I don't think this is 4g



It says it is if you follow the link and look at the specs?

I bought this phone for £100 and have to admit that for the price it is great. It handles a lot of the tasks I put to it although it isn't without its downsides. The screen is very sensitive to fingers being even remotely wet, the viewing angles of the screen are poor, both the front and rear camera aren't great. But for £80, you couldn't go wrong although others may be able to give a better idea if the Moto G 4G is a better option.

got this from tesco for 105 a while back for use as a spare phone when abroad, well worth the money for a secondary phone

Could you put a giff gaff sim in this without unlocking?

Pretty old model by now, Desire 620 is much better.

fiyero

Could you put a giff gaff sim in this without unlocking?



Yes, almost certainly.

it is good for the price and i have a moto g 4g

The 4G Moto g probably is better, but where can I get it even under £100, only ever see it around 120-130?

Looking for a budget phone for as a backup, always had iPhones but obviously they don't do budget phones. Can't decide between the Lumias or something like this or a moto e or g. Only really need it for basic functions but obviously would prefer the best I can get for an £80 budget. Always loved htc sense whenever I've tried it so kind of drawn to that...

leelukehope

The 4G Moto g probably is better, but where can I get it even under £100, … The 4G Moto g probably is better, but where can I get it even under £100, only ever see it around 120-130? Looking for a budget phone for as a backup, always had iPhones but obviously they don't do budget phones. Can't decide between the Lumias or something like this or a moto e or g. Only really need it for basic functions but obviously would prefer the best I can get for an £80 budget. Always loved htc sense whenever I've tried it so kind of drawn to that...


Ditto - I want a cheapish one for use with a foreign SIM .......
There's an S3 Mini on sale for £69.99 from O2, but they seem more expensive to unlock (and it's a pretty old model).
I have a MOTO E - but getting the back off is such a faff, it makes swapping SIMs a nightmare - plus no flash on a mediocre camera.
The Moto G with micro-SD support seems OK, but still over £100.........

mr-mixalot

Ah yesPaid over £300 for it as well



I handed down my original HTC Desire to my dad and it's still going strong after all these years! Amazing phone...started my love affair with HTC

mr-mixalot

Ah yesPaid over £300 for it as well


i still have one oO

As someone who owns this phone, my advise is do not purchase it no matter how cheap it is. This device suffers from having one of the poorest touch screens on the market combined with a not so brilliant resolution either. The slightest smudge or damp spot on your finger will cause it all sorts of problems where in it will literally judder and begin interpreting key presses which of course you aren't intending to do. Not only that, it will every now and then completely lock up and become unresponsive to touch. Other than that, it's pretty sluggish for a quad-core.

Spend the extra money and get the Moto G 4G (I've owned the 3G version and for a 'mid-range' phone thought it was outstanding value for money).

cannibalwombat

Still have fond memories of the original HTC Desire. Great smartphone, my … Still have fond memories of the original HTC Desire. Great smartphone, my first proper one.




yep was an awesome fone when it came out, Ive still got mine in a drawer. Has better build quality than 95% of current flagships.

leelukehope

The 4G Moto g probably is better, but where can I get it even under £100, … The 4G Moto g probably is better, but where can I get it even under £100, only ever see it around 120-130?




Last week the Moto E was £49 and the Moto G £89 in Tesco. Both sim free models. I would imagine they still are that price, in fact Im hoping they still are as I need a replacement for my 11yo sons fone which his pal managed to stand on and smash the other day. I have been trying to decide if its worth paying the extra 40 for it seeing as its only for a 11yo. The Moto E seems a great phone for that price and amazingly, beats the Galaxy S5 in speed at starting up, opening apps, scrolling webpages etc. Obviously the s5 has far superior hardware and this should not happen but because of touchwiz as opposed to the Motos pretty much stock android, the Moto is quicker in a lot of tasks.

I saw the 4G Moto G priced at £79.99 (no stock though) on the shelf at a Tesco last night. Wondered if that meant a 4G 2nd gen Moto G is around the corner?

macliam

Ditto - I want a cheapish one for use with a foreign SIM ....... There's … Ditto - I want a cheapish one for use with a foreign SIM ....... There's an S3 Mini on sale for £69.99 from O2, but they seem more expensive to unlock (and it's a pretty old model). I have a MOTO E - but getting the back off is such a faff, it makes swapping SIMs a nightmare - plus no flash on a mediocre camera. The Moto G with micro-SD support seems OK, but still over £100.........



I've had the S3 mini before, it was ok but wasn't really a fan. Something about it was annoying but can't remember what that was...
Some might like it but I would have thought this was worth the extra tenner

coach_mcguirk

I saw the 4G Moto G priced at £79.99 (no stock though) on the shelf at a … I saw the 4G Moto G priced at £79.99 (no stock though) on the shelf at a Tesco last night. Wondered if that meant a 4G 2nd gen Moto G is around the corner?



I'm sure a 2nd gen 4G Moto g has already been announced? Could be wrong though.

The 4G version of the Moto G IS the 2nd Generation of the phone.

tesco.com/dir…473

£115

ebay.co.uk/itm…719

£2 for an unlock code.

I'd buy one myself but I'm going to France for 6 months. I'll take the Desire 510 and hope I can kill it in a swimming pool.

GeePee

Last week the Moto E was £49 and the Moto G £89 in Tesco. Both sim free m … Last week the Moto E was £49 and the Moto G £89 in Tesco. Both sim free models. I would imagine they still are that price, in fact Im hoping they still are as I need a replacement for my 11yo sons fone which his pal managed to stand on and smash the other day. I have been trying to decide if its worth paying the extra 40 for it seeing as its only for a 11yo. The Moto E seems a great phone for that price and amazingly, beats the Galaxy S5 in speed at starting up, opening apps, scrolling webpages etc. Obviously the s5 has far superior hardware and this should not happen but because of touchwiz as opposed to the Motos pretty much stock android, the Moto is quicker in a lot of tasks.



Yeah i'm really interested in the Moto E, it frequently drops below £50 and i'm sure it will again in the not so distant future. However, I think I might go with a 4G phone. 3G speeds have massively lowered since 4G came out. Im on Three and used to get 4-6MB/s on 3G, since 4G came out it's gone down to around 200-300 KB/s wherever I go. There is a 4G version of the Moto E that has just come out and I think Tesco are selling it for £100 sim free. It's basically the 1st gen Moto G 4G but with a lower resolution screen. Other than that they are pretty much, if not, the same phone. So if a 4G Moto G can be had for £89 then it's the better deal over the Moto E but over £100 I'd be looking at the 4G Moto E. Over £100 is a completely different region and brings all sorts of other phones into question so I'm setting my budget at a firm £80 unless something spectacular is on sale for under £100. Just deciding when and what's a good enough deal that's the hard part!
Edited by: "leelukehope" 1st Apr 2015

cannibalwombat

Still have fond memories of the original HTC Desire. Great smartphone, my … Still have fond memories of the original HTC Desire. Great smartphone, my first proper one.




still using mine as I write this. Rooted and new ROM. Just ordered a new battery because mine only charge up to 80% and turn itself off at 40%

Heat for the price BUT I cannot believe they have not put a flash on the camera... cost cutting too far!

Jarosik

The 4G version of the Moto G IS the 2nd Generation of the phone. … The 4G version of the Moto G IS the 2nd Generation of the phone. http://www.tesco.com/direct/tesco-mobile-motorola-moto-g-4g-white/631-6473.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=631-6473£115




Im pretty sure thats the one in tesco for £89, and its to make way for the new 5" model.

Jarosik

The 4G version of the Moto G IS the 2nd Generation of the phone. … The 4G version of the Moto G IS the 2nd Generation of the phone. http://www.tesco.com/direct/tesco-mobile-motorola-moto-g-4g-white/631-6473.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=631-6473£115 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Unlock-Code-Motorola-Moto-G-4G-4G-LTE-All-countries-supported-Fast-Service-/321341239719£2 for an unlock code. I'd buy one myself but I'm going to France for 6 months. I'll take the Desire 510 and hope I can kill it in a swimming pool.



No it's not. The 1st gen was in 2013. 2nd gen in 2014 (the 5 inch model).

Here is a link to the just announced 2ND GEN 4G MOTO G:
mobile.pcadvisor.co.uk/new…sim

Thanks for the unlock code though.

Could this be an indication that the Desire 626 is coming to UK soon? That is a phone worth getting excited about.

DonDraper

Yes, almost certainly.



giff gaff piggy backs on o2 as does tesco and the answer to both is yes.

Been doing a search and haven't been able to find a really good 4G Moto G for under £100. Am I missing something here? Any help will be most appreciated. My mom (bless her) specifically wants one.
Edited by: "Opethian" 2nd Apr 2015

BungalowBill

Wow. The main reason I got rid of my Moto G was because of the dire … Wow. The main reason I got rid of my Moto G was because of the dire camera. Just how bad is this then!?


2nd gen Moto G camera is a different league to 1st gen, I've had the 3G versions of both - totally agree 1st gen was dire, but pretty happy with 2nd gen.

leelukehope

Yeah i'm really interested in the Moto E, it frequently drops below £50 … Yeah i'm really interested in the Moto E, it frequently drops below £50 and i'm sure it will again in the not so distant future. However, I think I might go with a 4G phone. 3G speeds have massively lowered since 4G came out. Im on Three and used to get 4-6MB/s on 3G, since 4G came out it's gone down to around 200-300 KB/s wherever I go. There is a 4G version of the Moto E that has just come out and I think Tesco are selling it for £100 sim free. It's basically the 1st gen Moto G 4G but with a lower resolution screen. Other than that they are pretty much, if not, the same phone. So if a 4G Moto G can be had for £89 then it's the better deal over the Moto E but over £100 I'd be looking at the 4G Moto E. Over £100 is a completely different region and brings all sorts of other phones into question so I'm setting my budget at a firm £80 unless something spectacular is on sale for under £100. Just deciding when and what's a good enough deal that's the hard part!

Lower res screen AND fixed focus camera without flash, if pictures are important to you.

fezza1970

i still have one oO


I still uses my HTC desire. This is the 5th year!
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