Moto X 2nd Gen 16GB for £229 (Starting 12.01AM 17th June) @ Motorola
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Moto X 2nd Gen 16GB for £229 (Starting 12.01AM 17th June) @ Motorola

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Found 16th Jun 2015
I've searched for this, but couldn't find it. As per blog.gsmarena.com/mot…ow/

Moto X 2nd gen should be available for 229 from midnight June 17th till 6 July, 11:59 p.m. They extended the sale! Save through 6 July, 11:59 p.m.

They also say that 32GB willl be available for £269.

Even Nexus 6 will be getting some price cut. But it will not be cheaper than what it is already at Expansys, etc.

Thanks to sebbo90 for letting us know about the sale extension!

157 Comments

Has the Camera been improved on the Moto? That was one of the things that put me off originally.

Good price.

Great price, just wish they'd do a dual sim version

I'm looking for a second phone for work and this is certainly a contender. The 3rd gen Moto X is rumoured to be released in a few months but it'll be more expensive.

bargain. just check and it really is £229!

yes it's there at £229 - look under 'specials' - but sadly not the bamboo one - good price, heated

Some are £249.

£20 extra for the bamboo or other wood covers

Is it worth paying the 50 over the blade s6 do not know how 2.5 quad compares with 1.5 1.0 octal also advent gpu is better can someone explain in layman what I'm paying 50 for betterwise

£249 for leather

mario999

Has the Camera been improved on the Moto? That was one of the things that … Has the Camera been improved on the Moto? That was one of the things that put me off originally.



Improved, yes, perfect no. It takes decent shots and it is noticeably better than when I originally got it. It is now ok imo but if you really want the best camera this is not the phone for you.

pengwyn

Is it worth paying the 50 over the blade s6 do not know how 2.5 quad … Is it worth paying the 50 over the blade s6 do not know how 2.5 quad compares with 1.5 1.0 octal also advent gpu is better can someone explain in layman what I'm paying 50 for betterwise



Yes it is worth it in so many ways I don't even know where to begin.

Having 8 cores is a marketing trick and 615 in blade is a mid range processor while 801 in Moto x is a high end one. Simply put in almost every situation 801 is better than 615 (because processor speed is not dependent only on the clock speed and number of cores). (A good comparison I have read somewhere once is that 615 is 8 skinny people wrestling against 4 bodybuilders, that would be 801). Also 8 cores will use more power than 4 so you would get shorter battery life...
It is similar how you have snapdragon s801 with 4 cores at 2.5GHz and Intel i3-5010U with 2 at 2.1GHz and s801 doesn't stand a chance, simply because the architecture is completely different, as 801 is designed to work with far less power and without a fan...

But processor is not even the main advantage, the screen is, Moto x has 1080p screen while blade 720p which is a huge difference.

The awesome software tricks are also a great bonus as well as design and build quality.

Just Google both phones and look at their respective reviews for further reasons if this is not enough.

To cut the crap Moto X is (or was) a flagship high end phone, while blade is mid range, overpriced and badly reviewed phone which I wouldn't recommend to anyone.

While I still have to meet a person who is not happy with his Moto x...

A phone made of wood?

Best phone Ive ever had , couldn't live with the poor quality of the one+1 so I binned it

£289 - 32gb with leather back. Tempted.

Getting close to my £200 price point....then I will pounce!!!!:p

This or LG G3

Damn I was going to order the 16gb version for my wife and then did a search to find out it does not have the SD card slot?

Is this true as I thought it would have done as even her Moto G has one.

16gb is not enough and the 32gb version would be a bit too much.

So annoying if it does not.

how long is the warranty on this?

Shaydog

Getting close to my £200 price point....then I will pounce!!!!:p


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/06/11/article-2157536-138D78AF000005DC-166_964x579.jpg

Dragon32

Damn I was going to order the 16gb version for my wife and then did a … Damn I was going to order the 16gb version for my wife and then did a search to find out it does not have the SD card slot? Is this true as I thought it would have done as even her Moto G has one. 16gb is not enough and the 32gb version would be a bit too much. So annoying if it does not.



It doesn't have an SD slot. It has stopped me looking at the phone as I really need one.

great price

Banned

It's between Samsung and Apple

Dragon32

Damn I was going to order the 16gb version for my wife and then did a … Damn I was going to order the 16gb version for my wife and then did a search to find out it does not have the SD card slot? Is this true as I thought it would have done as even her Moto G has one. 16gb is not enough and the 32gb version would be a bit too much. So annoying if it does not.


If 16gb is to small and 32gb is to big what size memory card were you going to put in? Strange logic.

Dragon32

16gb is not enough and the 32gb version would be a bit too much.



http://www.kids-pages.com/folders/stories/Goldilocks_and_the_Three_Bears/Goldilocks7.jpg

Don't need it, can't afford it. Don't need it, can't afford it.

This is very tempting. I've been wanting to move from my Moto G 2nd gen and the Moto X seems so good, especially for this price. And I've been looking to change networks so I could get a Nano sim and adaptor for later phones...

Damn it. Maybe next month. Heat added.

ipswich78

]If 16gb is to small and 32gb is to big what size memory card were you … ]If 16gb is to small and 32gb is to big what size memory card were you going to put in? Strange logic.


I'm guessing they mean't it would be too much in terms of price, although the 32GB really isn't much more.

Nexusfifth

Yes it is worth it in so many ways I don't even know where to begin. … Yes it is worth it in so many ways I don't even know where to begin. Having 8 cores is a marketing trick and 615 in blade is a mid range processor while 801 in Moto x is a high end one. Simply put in almost every situation 801 is better than 615 (because processor speed is not dependent only on the clock speed and number of cores). (A good comparison I have read somewhere once is that 615 is 8 skinny people wrestling against 4 bodybuilders, that would be 801). Also 8 cores will use more power than 4 so you would get shorter battery life... It is similar how you have snapdragon s801 with 4 cores at 2.5GHz and Intel i3-5010U with 2 at 2.1GHz and s801 doesn't stand a chance, simply because the architecture is completely different, as 801 is designed to work with far less power and without a fan... But processor is not even the main advantage, the screen is, Moto x has 1080p screen while blade 720p which is a huge difference.The awesome software tricks are also a great bonus as well as design and build quality. Just Google both phones and look at their respective reviews for further reasons if this is not enough. To cut the crap Moto X is (or was) a flagship high end phone, while blade is mid range, overpriced and badly reviewed phone which I wouldn't recommend to anyone. While I still have to meet a person who is not happy with his Moto x...




The intent behind this post is correct but the analogies and assertions are just plain wronga or misinformed.

Battery life on octocore processors are not worse than quad cores simply because more cores equals more power consumed. This is totally false. Typically octocore processors have 4 "lightweight" cores and 4 "heavyweight" cores. The lightweight cores are utilised when the o/s makes calls to the soc for non performance reliant tasks e.g. swiping left or right on the uI or displaying the lock screen or running voip or running backgroubd tasks etc. The heavyweight cores come into play when the o/s makes calls to the soc for applications that are performance dependant like games or script heavy webpages or applications that need the horsepower to even launch.

In this regard octocore socs are more efficient and therefore extend battery life significantly compared to quad cores while remaining competitive with higher clocked quad core. Higher clocked quad core socs (particularly those that don't scale performance well) use more energy to perform the same tasks. Additionally the interrupt requests made to the soc by the o/s to maintain background tasks actually decrease performance on a clock 4 clock comparison e.g. All applications need to make calls to the soc and share the resources - this includes background tasks which means on a quad core the utilisation on performance tasks goes through the roof as the cpu has to supply capacity to all applications across 4 cores where as on an octocore the capacity is split between the two core clusters.



Banned

grinnaslee

This or LG G3

g3 32gb 3gb ram

Banned

RavenDW

I'm guessing they mean't it would be too much in terms of price, although … I'm guessing they mean't it would be too much in terms of price, although the 32GB really isn't much more.

20.4gb

Think of it like this. The rolls Royce phantom has a v12 but when driving around town or cruising at high speeds the cpu tells the fuel injectors to only send fuel to 4 cylinders in order to reduce fuel consumption. However when you put your foot down you effectively ask the cpu to increase performance and the cpu responds by requesting the fuel injectors to send fuel to all 12 cylinders.

Now you take an old v8 engine and put it against a new v12 and whilst the performance is more or less the same (the v8 has a higher rpm tolerance or "clock speed" with less capacity) the economic performance throughout the day will typically result in the v12 running for longer on the same amount of fuel. Why? Because on am old v8 without a cpu, the fuel injectors send fu2l to all 8 cylinders all the time regardless of whether there is a need to or not.
Edited by: "t3hfunk3r" 17th Jun 2015

I hope you lot have done your homework:D

Save £100 and get a jiayu s3 advance. Samsung s5 performance. That phone shows how much Motorola, Samsung and HTC take the p*ss with their prices even with a discount like this.

Also more pixels doesn't equal better display. There is a range of quality factors that determine this not just pixel density. For example is the display lcd or oled, is it a penyile matrix set up or something else. .....

If people are going to talk about specs then all th8bgs need to be considered if specification is a driving force in the purchase.

One of the reasons apple hasn't simply upgraded the pixel density in the iphone is that the sum of the parts measures the quality and because of this the iphone still has one of the best displays despite having a lower ppi. Other manufacturers go for the numbers game because people that are a bit naive to technology but like to brag about specs say things like "my phone is 4k where as the iPhone is only 720p" or whatever........ makes you send like an idiot for those that actually know what they are talking about.....
Edited by: "t3hfunk3r" 17th Jun 2015

Should have been this price much sooner then they might have got a lot more momentum with sales.

An absolute bargain. Terrific phone and running near enough stock Android. The hand flick to turn on camera is a brilliant feature and don't know how I'd do without it. You won't regret buying this handset.

so hot just melted my Moto X, no worries I can get another at this price. ridiculously cheap for this phone. You will not be disappointed at this price.

Really tempted but I can't work out if Sky Sports Mobile TV works with this phone. It pains me that this matters to me because Sky are a shambles of a company but a boy's got to be able to watch his cricket.

Thanks for posting OP.

jaydeeuk1

Save £100 and get a jiayu s3 advance. Samsung s5 performance. That phone … Save £100 and get a jiayu s3 advance. Samsung s5 performance. That phone shows how much Motorola, Samsung and HTC take the p*ss with their prices even with a discount like this.


That Jiaya looks great IF you are happy to stick with the version of Android that it comes with. You won't see much in the way of OTA updates or even roms for Mediatek chipsets. At that price you probably won't care as you'll upgrade handsets regularly.

Moto X might get Android M. LG has no plans for the G3 to get Android 5.1 (though some have speculated it will go straight to Android M - surely that is unlikely). The Jiaya has 4.4, and the website says 5.o is an update option (why not ship with it then?), but the chances of M - bupkis,

ChampionshipManager

A phone made of wood?




Why not theres one made from grass

news.o2.co.uk/?pr…rts


http://www.damngeeky.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/O2-Recycle-Grass-Phone.jpg
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