Moto G - 4G , price dropped to £79.00 again @ Vodafone
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Moto G - 4G , price dropped to £79.00 again @ Vodafone

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Found 26th Jun 2016
I found that this deal was posted earlier, but that is marked as expired as the price was raised to £90. So I have posted this today when I saw the price on Vodafone site.

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what gen is this one? second?

Original Poster

There is no mention of the generation on their web site, but the phone is enabled for 4G network so can be either 2nd or 3d generation, I am not sure.

Are these any good? I want to replace my mum's phone to something reliable and not slow like the crappy Samsung she has. It doesn't need to be flash in any way, just not awful.

submerged

If she can live with 4.5 inch screen and no camera flash the Moto E 2nd … If she can live with 4.5 inch screen and no camera flash the Moto E 2nd gen is same spec but £35.



Thanks.
Her current handset it an Ace or something equally as poor so the smaller size isn't an issue but the flash may be. I shall consult.

submerged

If she can live with 4.5 inch screen and no camera flash the Moto E 2nd … If she can live with 4.5 inch screen and no camera flash the Moto E 2nd gen is same spec but £35.




where did you see this? sounds good

submerged

Only one of hottest deals of the week on here … Only one of hottest deals of the week on here lolhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/moto-e-2nd-gen-black-payg-vodafone-35-2465795#comments




thanks, i must have missed it!!

3rd gen.

You'll only get about 4gb of free space as the android system uses around 4gb. Don't rely on the fact that it has an sd card, the sd card is mainly used for media like photos and video, not for apps.
I highly advise going for the 16gb 2gb ram version. I got mine for 122 off Amazon warehouse like new.

Great phone BUT....in 2016, 8gb/1gb isn't enough unless all you want the phone for us calls, Whatsapp, and a couple of Apps.

Any more than that you will struggle.

Superb quality phone. Feels premium in the hand.

K0YS

You'll only get about 4gb of free space as the android system uses around … You'll only get about 4gb of free space as the android system uses around 4gb. Don't rely on the fact that it has an sd card, the sd card is mainly used for media like photos and video, not for apps. I highly advise going for the 16gb 2gb ram version. I got mine for 122 off Amazon warehouse like new.



​apps can be moved to SD card too, I have one and currently have an 8gb sd card and have loads of apps stored on it...I agree the RAM isn't great but decent phone...just don't put facebook on sd card, app doesn't work well on external memory

Looks good. On my Moto E Marshmallow takes up 3GB of space, not sure if it would be exactly the same on this (rather than the 4GB mentioned). Either way it's definitely a consideration depending on your intended use.

If you're struggling to 'catch' the "Keep Existing SIM" option on a page refresh, a couple of alternative approaches for the Google Chrome browser and Mozilla FireFox browser below. They are both different approaches to disable Javascript so the the option will display. Alternatively if you're on a mobile/tablet anyway give the website a go on there first as the option will display on the mobile site.

Google Chrome Browser Method
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1. Using the Google Chrome browser, install the extension here - chrome.google.com/web…=en This will allow you to disable Javascript when needed in the points below.

2. Go to shop.vodafone.co.uk/sho…965

3. Using the add on disable Javascript

4. Refresh the page. Scroll all the way to the bottom and click on the button 'Keep your existing SIM'

5. At this point the page will look blank

6. Turn Javascript back on via the add on.

7. Replace the URL with, or navigate in a new window to: shop.vodafone.co.uk/sho…jsp You should see it added with the keep existing SIM option so no extra charge.


Mozilla FireFox Browser Method
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In FireFox an alternative method:

1. Type 'About:Config' into the navigation bar.

2. Click the button to say you'll be careful!

3. In the Search bar type 'javascript.enabled'

4. Double click the top entry for 'javascript.enabled' to toggle the value to display as 'false'

5. Go to shop.vodafone.co.uk/sho…965

6. Click the 'Choose phone' purple button.

7. On the next page you'll see a 'Keep your existing SIM' button. Click this and continue the purchase.

8. Once you've purchased your phone repeat steps 1 - 4 to turn Javascript back on.




Unlocking The Phone To Work With Non Vodafone SIM Cards
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TalkTalk SIMs work without an unlock - this makes sense as they operate on the Vodafone network. To use SIMs from other providers you'll need an unlock code, your best bet is eBay.

Edited by: "morgie" 26th Jun 2016

submerged

Only one of hottest deals of the week on here … Only one of hottest deals of the week on here lolhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/moto-e-2nd-gen-black-payg-vodafone-35-2465795#comments



One of the hottest deals of the year more like! I'm using mine now

donslibi

One of the hottest deals of the year more like! I'm using mine now



Still not as hot as this one even in the last month oO X)

Edited by: "morgie" 26th Jun 2016

miffyl

Thanks. Her current handset it an Ace or something equally as poor so the … Thanks. Her current handset it an Ace or something equally as poor so the smaller size isn't an issue but the flash may be. I shall consult.



The Samsung Galaxy Ace series of phones are dire, really dire. The first one is almost unusable it's so bad. A Moto G will be better in every way.

DazLFC

​apps can be moved to SD card too, I have one and currently have an 8gb s … ​apps can be moved to SD card too, I have one and currently have an 8gb sd card and have loads of apps stored on it...I agree the RAM isn't great but decent phone...just don't put facebook on sd card, app doesn't work well on external memory




How did you move the apps?
I did everything and always show at least 4GB used from 4.5GB. I don't have many apps none of games installed. Nearly all my media are on my 16GB memory card

How does this compare to the Nexus 4? My mums is on its way out and I'm looking for a replacement, was looking at the 4G but I don't think she'll like the larger screen.

Are these locked to Vodafone? Can they be unlocked easily?

Joshimitsu91

How does this compare to the Nexus 4? My mums is on its way out and I'm … How does this compare to the Nexus 4? My mums is on its way out and I'm looking for a replacement, was looking at the 4G but I don't think she'll like the larger screen.Are these locked to Vodafone? Can they be unlocked easily?



Won't be as good as the nexus 4. Less processor and ram. But it would be OK, and if she doesn't use too many apps etc she'd be fine with it I'd suspect.

Unlocking the motos is easy, eBay sellers for a couple of quid I'd thinkk

I bought one of these for my girlfriend last Christmas, she can't fit many apps on it even with an sd card, I can't figure out how to move most apps without rooting it.

I need to suffer her moaning about it, I'd never buy a 8gb phone again and I wouldn't recommend anyone else to.

Also this is my first comment on here, I'd say avoid it and buy something better. Something better? I don't know what, I'm just giving my opinion of this phone.

Time to upgrade your girlfriend

swampsswamp

Time to upgrade your girlfriend



He only gave her 5" with minimum ram - I think she's probably the one looking for an upgrade

X)

OOS again...

mikefrom82

How did you move the apps?I did everything and always show at least 4GB … How did you move the apps?I did everything and always show at least 4GB used from 4.5GB. I don't have many apps none of games installed. Nearly all my media are on my 16GB memory card



You have to format the memory card as "internal".

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1gb/8gb.....just a waste of time, not least because it will gum up and get laggy very, very quickly.

Pay another £20 or so and get a 2gb/16gb phone. Better value in the long run.

Original Poster

Picard123

1gb/8gb.....just a waste of time, not least because it will gum up and … 1gb/8gb.....just a waste of time, not least because it will gum up and get laggy very, very quickly.Pay another £20 or so and get a 2gb/16gb phone. Better value in the long run.


Can you please let us know the details of that deal.

no stock... expired

This moto 4g or the Huawei p8 lite posted on hukd?

Joshimitsu91

Are these locked to Vodafone? Can they be unlocked easily?


i used this seller on ebay at only £1.29 and took seconds to unlock
ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT

I have the 2gb 16gb version for sale on gumtree for £90 used for 2 days if your in Northern Ireland

Joshimitsu91

How does this compare to the Nexus 4? My mums is on its way out and I'm … How does this compare to the Nexus 4? My mums is on its way out and I'm looking for a replacement, was looking at the 4G but I don't think she'll like the larger screen.Are these locked to Vodafone? Can they be unlocked easily?



I went from a Nexus 4 to a Moto G 4G (2nd Gen) a year and a half ago purely for the bigger screen. Marginally better than a Nexus 4 although lacking NFC IMHO. This is better but still lacking NFC if that's important. Great phones for the money and especially at this price. Nexus 4 was/is an excellent phone still although if it's on the way out this is a worthy upgrade.

Picard123

1gb/8gb.....just a waste of time, not least because it will gum up and … 1gb/8gb.....just a waste of time, not least because it will gum up and get laggy very, very quickly.Pay another £20 or so and get a 2gb/16gb phone. Better value in the long run.

sterankin

This moto 4g or the Huawei p8 lite posted on hukd?



Just look through the HUKD mobiles section. There are all sorts of deals for all sorts of phones, many still active.



I'd say:

1. Redmi Note 3 Pro (3gb/32gb) - Global ROM (if you're unsure about flashing)
2. Redmi 3 Pro (3gb/32gb) - Global ROM (if you're unsure about flashing)
3. P8 Lite
4. Moto G (1gb/8gb)

I really would pay the extra and go for the better spec. At least that will last you a couple of years or more.

Picard123

Just look through the HUKD mobiles section. There are all sorts of deals … Just look through the HUKD mobiles section. There are all sorts of deals for all sorts of phones, many still active.I'd say:1. Redmi Note 3 Pro (3gb/32gb) - Global ROM (if you're unsure about flashing)2. Redmi 3 Pro (3gb/32gb) - Global ROM (if you're unsure about flashing)3. P8 Lite4. Moto G (1gb/8gb)I really would pay the extra and go for the better spec. At least that will last you a couple of years or more.




I would have bought a Redmi but stuck on O2 so no 4g...

sterankin

I would have bought a Redmi but stuck on O2 so no 4g...



​Sorry, I forgot to mention the O2 4G compatibility issue!

Get the P8 Lite over the Moto G 1gb. The 2gb on the P8 Lite is a no brainer.
Edited by: "Picard123" 26th Jun 2016

DazLFC

​apps can be moved to SD card too, I have one and currently have an 8gb s … ​apps can be moved to SD card too, I have one and currently have an 8gb sd card and have loads of apps stored on it...I agree the RAM isn't great but decent phone...just don't put facebook on sd card, app doesn't work well on external memory



mikefrom82

How did you move the apps?I did everything and always show at least 4GB … How did you move the apps?I did everything and always show at least 4GB used from 4.5GB. I don't have many apps none of games installed. Nearly all my media are on my 16GB memory card


apps that can be stored on sd will be stored there by default. unfortunately, majoirity of apps will install on your phone, there isnt any clear way of knowing where you app will install before you decide to download it.i dont have any games, most of my apps are utilities or servies and are installed on my phone. only the calculator app installed on the memeory card.

Now out of stock, ****

andygilljoe

Now out of stock, ****



You dodged a bullet.

mikefrom82

How did you move the apps?I did everything and always show at least 4GB … How did you move the apps?I did everything and always show at least 4GB used from 4.5GB. I don't have many apps none of games installed. Nearly all my media are on my 16GB memory card



​Go to Storage, click on internal, then apps, click on the apps you want to 'move to external' then move..
if it doesn't work first time, try again...it WILL move

Banned

Still a dependable phone worth buying at this price

DazLFC

​Go to Storage, click on internal, then apps, click on the apps you want t … ​Go to Storage, click on internal, then apps, click on the apps you want to 'move to external' then move..if it doesn't work first time, try again...it WILL move



Tried: Storage>Internal>App and there is nothing about moving it only clear data or cache

decent phone for the money, but with half the storage taken by the OS you quickly run out of space. Tried moving apps to the sd card, but they have a tendency to move only the small core app, but all the additional data it requires to run gets left on the internal phone memory.

With the new version Moto G now available I am looking to move onto a phone with both more RAM and more internal storage.

mikefrom82

Tried: StorageInternalApp and there is nothing about moving it only clear … Tried: Storage>Internal>App and there is nothing about moving it only clear data or cache



​I know some apps like Twitter don't give you the option but I honestly haven't had an issue...have you formatted the sd card?
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