Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) on Pay as you go Vodafone £89
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Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen) on Pay as you go Vodafone £89

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Found 23rd Dec 2015
Same deal back again but now £89. No top up required when selecting "keep existing sim".

1GB RAM/8 GB Version.

shop.vodafone.co.uk/sho…965
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Great price, thanks for sharing
This or the Ultra 6?
great find, thanks op! have some heat!
zx636r

This or the Ultra 6?


Ultra 6 has better specs but I'd go for this
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Cheers everyone. I need one for travel over Christmas and was about to give in and pull the trigger on it at £130, lamenting that I'd missed out on getting it for £99 last week. Pretty happy with this stroke of good luck!
zx636r

This or the Ultra 6?


My wife has it and it's really smooth and responsive. The camera on Moto is better , Ultra has bigger screen. Depends which features you're after.
Not currently on Vodafone can I Purchase without a top up and any ideas on how to unlock it if that is the case?
Is the phone unlocked?
Good spot op
Saro

Not currently on Vodafone can I Purchase without a top up and any ideas … Not currently on Vodafone can I Purchase without a top up and any ideas on how to unlock it if that is the case?



Harkrishan1

Is the phone unlocked?



Its only a few £'s to unlock on ebay.
eBay item number: 29157499200

£1.35
eBay item number: 331662124691
ebay.co.uk/itm…691?hash=item4d389a6693:g:PngAAOxyRhBS9LWp

Put item number in search or click link.
You really want the version with 2gb RAM, which unfortunately is a lot more expensive.
It doesn't say anywhere on Vodafone's mobile site whether this is the 8GB model with 1GB of RAM or the 16GB model with 2GB of RAM. If it's the former, then the Smart Ultra 6 is a far better buy.
preecey

It doesn't say anywhere on Vodafone's mobile site whether this is the 8GB … It doesn't say anywhere on Vodafone's mobile site whether this is the 8GB model with 1GB of RAM or the 16GB model with 2GB of RAM. If it's the former, then the Smart Ultra 6 is a far better buy.


It says under specifications it is the 8Gb model but doesn't mention the ram.
preecey

It doesn't say anywhere on Vodafone's mobile site whether this is the 8GB … It doesn't say anywhere on Vodafone's mobile site whether this is the 8GB model with 1GB of RAM or the 16GB model with 2GB of RAM. If it's the former, then the Smart Ultra 6 is a far better buy.



It's 8gb

shop.vodafone.co.uk/sho…1e2
Edited by: "zx636r" 23rd Dec 2015
Lot's of sites being coy about the RAM.
is it a worth while upgrade from the E 2nd gen (_;)
jamesdew

It says under specifications it is the 8Gb model but doesn't mention the … It says under specifications it is the 8Gb model but doesn't mention the ram.



There are only two versions. The 8GB version has 1GB RAM, the 16GB version has 2GB RAM.

The 16GB/2GB RAM version is only available at Moto Maker or Amazon. It is not sold by other retailers.
daydotz

is it a worth while upgrade from the E 2nd gen (_;)



Yes, especially for the camera (which is awful on the E 2nd).
Thanks got 1
Heat added for the price on this however I would recommend paying the extra and getting the 2GB/16GB model for £130. You will find that you fill this up very quickly!
MUndsTick

Heat added for the price on this however I would recommend paying the … Heat added for the price on this however I would recommend paying the extra and getting the 2GB/16GB model for £130. You will find that you fill this up very quickly!


Where is the 2GB version for £130 - it's £170 on Amazon, and I think more on Moto Maker?
8GB internal memory is not enough. Bought the Mrs one of these when they were on CPW upgrade offer in August. Now she keeps running out of storage space on it. We have tried moving photos to the Micro SD card, uploading them to Google Drive, even got rid of Angry Birds2 yesterday still it keeps on giving warnings that it is running low on space. 8GB = big mistake. Once you have put all your life's memories on a smart phone in a few months, it is not easy to just lose everything and change the phone.
daydotz

is it a worth while upgrade from the E 2nd gen (_;)


That's always going to be a personal opinion but the main headlines from the spec are:
13MP camera with auto-focus (prob better front facing camera too I think but can't recall)
Waterproofing
Bigger 720p screen
Faster CPU
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 23rd Dec 2015
jazzuk777

Where is the 2GB version for £130 - it's £170 on Amazon, and I think more … Where is the 2GB version for £130 - it's £170 on Amazon, and I think more on Moto Maker?






I bought if from Amazon France and once converted it comes out to just under £130, probably should have checked that its still available at that price before making that suggestion though!

hotukdeals.com/dea…920


*edit... just checked and its gone up in price from there now, sorry
Edited by: "MUndsTick" 23rd Dec 2015
Thanks op, ordered. Yeah there are better phones out there but for 90 quid it's a great deal.
Razi

8GB internal memory is not enough. Bought the Mrs one of these when they … 8GB internal memory is not enough. Bought the Mrs one of these when they were on CPW upgrade offer in August. Now she keeps running out of storage space on it. We have tried moving photos to the Micro SD card, uploading them to Google Drive, even got rid of Angry Birds2 yesterday still it keeps on giving warnings that it is running low on space. 8GB = big mistake. Once you have put all your life's memories on a smart phone in a few months, it is not easy to just lose everything and change the phone.


Sounds like you have too many large apps (or lots of music and video downloads from Play which can't be moved) - I've run with a Moto G for ages without issues. Big games can be a problem. You only need the onboard storage for (most, not all) apps and Play downloads - everything else can be on SD card. With a little housekeeping it should be fine.

EDIT: And with the imminent Marshmallow update you'll be able to use the SD card as if it was main storage - voila, problem gone!

Edited by: "jazzuk777" 23rd Dec 2015
Thanks OP.
Does anyone know the maximum size SD card you can put in this would be?
MUndsTick

Heat added for the price on this however I would recommend paying the … Heat added for the price on this however I would recommend paying the extra and getting the 2GB/16GB model for £130. You will find that you fill this up very quickly!


Where?
the wolf

Does anyone know the maximum size SD card you can put in this would be?


32Gb
For those concerned about the 8Gb, this phone will get the Android Marshmallow update which will allow the SD card to be used as internal memory. while the SD slot only supports 32Gb it will overcome most of the issues that a measly 8Gb internal storage present.
NOTE: once you've done this the SD card can't be removed and read by any other device. and you 'lose' the original 8Gb
Edited by: "mrew42" 23rd Dec 2015
bought phone can confirm it is supplied with usb cable but no mains plug
Bought this a couple of weeks ago for Xmas present at £99. Unlock for under £2 via Ebay worked fine. Look on youtube for 1GB vs 2GB comparison - hardly any difference. I said I had a business SIM and didn't need topup - worked fine. Heat!
Razi

8GB internal memory is not enough. Bought the Mrs one of these when they … 8GB internal memory is not enough. Bought the Mrs one of these when they were on CPW upgrade offer in August. Now she keeps running out of storage space on it. We have tried moving photos to the Micro SD card, uploading them to Google Drive, even got rid of Angry Birds2 yesterday still it keeps on giving warnings that it is running low on space. 8GB = big mistake. Once you have put all your life's memories on a smart phone in a few months, it is not easy to just lose everything and change the phone.


Totally agree, biggest disappointment about the phone. Think the 2gb is dual Sim so it'll never be on contract
the wolf

Does anyone know the maximum size SD card you can put in this would be?



The standard supports up to a theoretical 2TB so there's no reason why a 64gb and 128gb won't work. When the specs say they support "up to 32gb" all that really means is that that's the maximum size that they exhaustively tested it with to guarantee it.
Reading1800

Totally agree, biggest disappointment about the phone. Think the 2gb is … Totally agree, biggest disappointment about the phone. Think the 2gb is dual Sim so it'll never be on contract


Read above comments about marshmallow update to expand storage. You CAN get the 2gb version on contract with o2 through Amazon.
Lanius

The standard supports up to a theoretical 2TB so there's no reason why a … The standard supports up to a theoretical 2TB so there's no reason why a 64gb and 128gb won't work. When the specs say they support "up to 32gb" all that really means is that that's the maximum size that they exhaustively tested it with to guarantee it.


As said here, I'm using 64gb card in a second generation Moto G without issue. Of course there might be implications with using it as adoptive storage in marshmallow that could mean 32gb does become the working maximum, but I wouldn't have thought so.
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 23rd Dec 2015

Hope Motorola will include that feature unlike LG who ditched it in Marshmallow update for LG4.

mrew42

For those concerned about the 8Gb, this phone will get the Android … For those concerned about the 8Gb, this phone will get the Android Marshmallow update which will allow the SD card to be used as internal memory. while the SD slot only supports 32Gb it will overcome most of the issues that a measly 8Gb internal storage present.NOTE: once you've done this the SD card can't be removed and read by any other device. and you 'lose' the original 8Gb


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This or wait till the X play drops in price? Obviously this is much better than the laggy ''smart'' 6
Cheers I am just starting to look for a new mobile will consider this
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