Motorola Moto G5 16GB/2GB Ram Sapphire Blue on Pay As You Go, Now £119.99 @ O2
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Motorola Moto G5 16GB/2GB Ram Sapphire Blue on Pay As You Go, Now £119.99 @ O2

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Edited by:"GreyyyDayyy"Found 29th Jun 2017
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can you install apps on the SD card?



Android 6 and 7 can now treat an SD Card as internal storage.
This is to help with the problem of apps not running on SD cards on previous versions.
gadgetguideonline.com/and…ow/

The SD card is now seen as internal storage. In this configuration, the SD card is supposed to be left in the phone.
This should allow apps to run as if they were installed onto the actual internal storage as both the internal and SD card are treated as one automatically..


Per the Website:
From now on, the micro SD card becomes part of the phone storage system.

Technically, it can be used for any apps and data. But in Android Marshmallow, normally media files and app data are actually saved in the SD card.

When your actual phone storage is too low, some apps will be moved to SD card automatically. The bottom line is that you should not worry about insufficient phone storage as long as your micro SD card have space.

The pre-installed apps are always in the physical phone storage, not SD card.

You can check the storage usage in Settings– Storage & USB as shown above.

For example, as shown above, my 8GB Moto G 3rd Gen becomes a 40GB phone.

Please note, you can only see the SD card storage here. All other file explorer apps (e.g., ES file explorer) should display phone storage+SD card as one storage.

And again, you cannot specify file saving locations as SD card or phone storage in any apps.
Edited by: "Gordon.Bell" 29th Jun 2017
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can you install apps on the SD card?
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can you install apps on the SD card?



​Havnt tried on this exact model, but earlier Moto g / e, if you use the external SD as internal storage extension, you can move almost any app to SD.
does anyone know if it has gorilla glass and also if it's water proof, like my Moto g 3rd gen
kaymate20 m ago

does anyone know if it has gorilla glass and also if it's water proof, …does anyone know if it has gorilla glass and also if it's water proof, like my Moto g 3rd gen



It's not waterproof, only splashproof. Not sure about the glass, but just put a protector on it. You're asking for trouble without one.
Will this work with a 3d headset?
Not a bad price for an excellent budget phone. However, i would suggest a better option would be on Chitter Chatter where you can get the handset on contract for £13.49 a month . This includes 2gb data, 1200 mins and unlimited texts. An additional £42 cash back is also available via topcashback.
I guess they come lock on o2
easy and cheap to unlock?
Is this the 2GB RAM version?
Edited by: "SlightlyFoxed" 29th Jun 2017
akramfaisal1 h, 23 m ago

​Havnt tried on this exact model, but earlier Moto g / e, if you use the e …​Havnt tried on this exact model, but earlier Moto g / e, if you use the external SD as internal storage extension, you can move almost any app to SD.


No you can't. Some Apps will move but only a few. Most phones I tried on Android 7 are like this
kaymate1 h, 20 m ago

does anyone know if it has gorilla glass and also if it's water proof, …does anyone know if it has gorilla glass and also if it's water proof, like my Moto g 3rd gen


No waterproof, because its got a removable battery
bodolf22 m ago

I guess they come lock on o2easy and cheap to unlock?


unlock on ebay for £2
cullies

No waterproof, because its got a removable battery


It isn't waterproof - neither was the G3 by the way - they are splash resistant, meaning the PCB etc... is coated in a water repellent chemical.

Edited by: "SlightlyFoxed" 29th Jun 2017
The gsamarena claims it has gyro, proximity, compass, accelerometer, front fingerprint, removable battery which is great but didnt say nfc.
Anyone confirm on nfc?
davening

The gsamarena claims it has gyro, proximity, compass, accelerometer, … The gsamarena claims it has gyro, proximity, compass, accelerometer, front fingerprint, removable battery which is great but didnt say nfc.Anyone confirm on nfc?


Unfortunately it has no NFC.
davening

The gsamarena claims it has gyro, proximity, compass, accelerometer, … The gsamarena claims it has gyro, proximity, compass, accelerometer, front fingerprint, removable battery which is great but didnt say nfc.Anyone confirm on nfc?


No FFFing Chance
Will Amazon price match????
Would Pokémon go run smoothly?
Is this a much better phone than the G4 ....my G3 is going downhill fast and I'm looking for a good deal . I read somewhere the G4 was overall better than the G5
Edited by: "cadmus" 29th Jun 2017
cadmus

Is this a much better phone than the G4 ....my G3 is going downhill fast … Is this a much better phone than the G4 ....my G3 is going downhill fast and I'm looking for a good deal . I read somewhere the G4 was overall better than the G5



Same position. Wife's moto 3 is slow and crashing. Seems g4 and g5 are similar
it seems you have to purchase a minimum £10 topup. Is this correct?
phpandsql

Would Pokémon go run smoothly?



​I reckon if it has esp gyro & compass besides accelerometer then yes to a better Pokemon experience.
But I write based on specs and not experience.
Speculator

can you install apps on the SD card?



Android 6 and 7 can now treat an SD Card as internal storage.
This is to help with the problem of apps not running on SD cards on previous versions.
gadgetguideonline.com/and…ow/

The SD card is now seen as internal storage. In this configuration, the SD card is supposed to be left in the phone.
This should allow apps to run as if they were installed onto the actual internal storage as both the internal and SD card are treated as one automatically..


Per the Website:
From now on, the micro SD card becomes part of the phone storage system.

Technically, it can be used for any apps and data. But in Android Marshmallow, normally media files and app data are actually saved in the SD card.

When your actual phone storage is too low, some apps will be moved to SD card automatically. The bottom line is that you should not worry about insufficient phone storage as long as your micro SD card have space.

The pre-installed apps are always in the physical phone storage, not SD card.

You can check the storage usage in Settings– Storage & USB as shown above.

For example, as shown above, my 8GB Moto G 3rd Gen becomes a 40GB phone.

Please note, you can only see the SD card storage here. All other file explorer apps (e.g., ES file explorer) should display phone storage+SD card as one storage.

And again, you cannot specify file saving locations as SD card or phone storage in any apps.
Edited by: "Gordon.Bell" 29th Jun 2017
jpslater76

it seems you have to purchase a minimum £10 topup. Is this correct?



I bought a cheap paygo phone from them a couple of months ago, you had to select a tariff (I went for the classic £10) but I wasn't charged for a top up at checkout, and I believe the O2 sim card they send you doesn't have any credit on (I didn't try mine).
Gordon.Bell

Android 6 and 7 can now treat an SD Card as internal storage. This is to … Android 6 and 7 can now treat an SD Card as internal storage. This is to help with the problem of apps not running on SD cards on previous versions.http://gadgetguideonline.com/android/android-marshmallow-guide/how-to-use-micro-sd-card-as-internal-storage-in-android-marshmallow/The SD card is now seen as internal storage. In this configuration, the SD card is supposed to be left in the phone.This should allow apps to run as if they were installed onto the actual internal storage as both the internal and SD card are treated as one automatically..Per the Website:From now on, the micro SD card becomes part of the phone storage system.Technically, it can be used for any apps and data. But in Android Marshmallow, normally media files and app data are actually saved in the SD card.When your actual phone storage is too low, some apps will be moved to SD card automatically. The bottom line is that you should not worry about insufficient phone storage as long as your micro SD card have space.The pre-installed apps are always in the physical phone storage, not SD card.You can check the storage usage in Settings– Storage & USB as shown above.For example, as shown above, my 8GB Moto G 3rd Gen becomes a 40GB phone.Please note, you can only see the SD card storage here. All other file explorer apps (e.g., ES file explorer) should display phone storage+SD card as one storage.And again, you cannot specify file saving locations as SD card or phone storage in any apps.


The issue with this is that, if the SD card becomes corrupt, *all* the internal storage becomes corrupt. So by adding an SD card, an additional point of failure is also being added.
Personally, I would keep the SD card as external storage.
Gordon.Bell

Android 6 and 7 can now treat an SD Card as internal storage. This is to … Android 6 and 7 can now treat an SD Card as internal storage. This is to help with the problem of apps not running on SD cards on previous versions.http://gadgetguideonline.com/android/android-marshmallow-guide/how-to-use-micro-sd-card-as-internal-storage-in-android-marshmallow/The SD card is now seen as internal storage. In this configuration, the SD card is supposed to be left in the phone.This should allow apps to run as if they were installed onto the actual internal storage as both the internal and SD card are treated as one automatically..Per the Website:From now on, the micro SD card becomes part of the phone storage system.Technically, it can be used for any apps and data. But in Android Marshmallow, normally media files and app data are actually saved in the SD card.When your actual phone storage is too low, some apps will be moved to SD card automatically. The bottom line is that you should not worry about insufficient phone storage as long as your micro SD card have space.The pre-installed apps are always in the physical phone storage, not SD card.You can check the storage usage in Settings– Storage & USB as shown above.For example, as shown above, my 8GB Moto G 3rd Gen becomes a 40GB phone.Please note, you can only see the SD card storage here. All other file explorer apps (e.g., ES file explorer) should display phone storage+SD card as one storage.And again, you cannot specify file saving locations as SD card or phone storage in any apps.



I don't think you can move the usual suspects like Chrome and gmail to the SD card, at least not on the android 6 phone I tried.
melted

I don't think you can move the usual suspects like Chrome and gmail to … I don't think you can move the usual suspects like Chrome and gmail to the SD card, at least not on the android 6 phone I tried.


No, it states pre-installed apps do not get moved (and Android itself). I assume this is to ensure all core items are left on the actual internal storage in the event of an SD Card failure. This would allow the phone to boot up and you could perform a reset to clear the apps that no longer work.
Edited by: "Gordon.Bell" 29th Jun 2017
simonspeakeasy

The issue with this is that, if the SD card becomes corrupt, *all* the … The issue with this is that, if the SD card becomes corrupt, *all* the internal storage becomes corrupt. So by adding an SD card, an additional point of failure is also being added.Personally, I would keep the SD card as external storage.


True, but there's nothing stopping you occassionally using the Android backup function to be safe. You should use that in case of losing/damaging your phone anyway. I've been using an SD card in a windows 10 tablet to expand storage for years, never had a problem. I do make backups though.

It's a balancing act that depends on how you use the phone.
If your mainly storing photos and videos - keep it as external storage
If your wanting to fill the phone with apps and guarantee compatibility - use as internal storage.

From what I've read the core Android system and pre-installed apps do not get moved. This means that in the event of a SD Card failure in 'internal storage' mode - you would reboot phone, salvage any files on the internal storage and either factory reset, or try to remove broken apps individually.
Edited by: "Gordon.Bell" 29th Jun 2017
SlightlyFoxed

It isn't waterproof - neither was the G3 by the way - they are splash … It isn't waterproof - neither was the G3 by the way - they are splash resistant, meaning the PCB etc... is coated in a water repellent chemical.



​g3 was waterproof - last one that was :-)
davening

I reckon if it has esp gyro & compass besides accelerometer then yes to a … I reckon if it has esp gyro & compass besides accelerometer then yes to a better Pokemon experience.But I write based on specs and not experience.



Got the G4 and PoGo runs no problem. Accurate and reliable GPS. Great phone spec for the price.
The great thing about this is that my G4 is in good condition and worth £85 cash in CEX. I have had this for over 12 months. These things hold their value better than a VW Golf.
Edited by: "Al3xander" 29th Jun 2017


jpslater76

it seems you have to purchase a minimum £10 topup. Is this correct?



It would appear that way - anyone done it without?
Edited by: "batterylife" 29th Jun 2017
Speculator

can you install apps on the SD card?


One or two but not most of them

jpslater76

it seems you have to purchase a minimum £10 topup. Is this correct?



Just choose "Classic Pay and Go" from the tariff options. No top-up required.
can it be bought without £10 top as stated in the deal?
ritz1237 m ago

can it be bought without £10 top as stated in the deal?


Yes, pick any sim deal. The sim price isn't added to total cost, so it'll still be £119.99
I assume it doesn't have a notification light?
Great phone, great price. Heated!
can someone post a link for a reliable unlock code thanks
ritz12313 m ago

can someone post a link for a reliable unlock code thanks


ebay.co.uk/itm…ULl

moto XT1680 G5


Unlocking Code for Any MOTO phone

All Networks Supported.

needs your 15 Digits IMEI to process the code.




Edited by: "cullies" 29th Jun 2017
cullies

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Unlock-Code-Motorola-Moto-E-Moto-XT1022-XT1021-XT1541-XT1540-XT1524-XT1680-G5-/221439546897?hash=item338ed35611:g:LOkAAOxylpNTRULlmoto XT1680 G5Unlocking Code for Any MOTO phone All Networks Supported. needs your 15 Digits IMEI to process the code.




thanks
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