Sim Free Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen Mobile Phone £139.95 @ Argos
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Sim Free Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen Mobile Phone £139.95 @ Argos

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Why is it being voted cold?
I want to upgrade from my 1st generation Moto G but this 3rd gen. version still seems expensive to me. Some of the specs seem two years behind the times.

I am sorely tempted by the Doogee F5 on pre-sale for £92.09...

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Yes it's probably a bit of a heavy, grey slab and probably has all the niggles that come with buying a China phone, but hey, £92...that's extremely cheap considering you get a 1080p 5.5" screen, 4G, supposedly very good Samsung 13mp camera, 3gb of ram, Lollipop, decent chipset, fingerprint reader, etc, etc....

Sorry Moto but I'm not paying £48 extra for a lot less goodies and periodic updates.
Edited by: "Joe90_guy" 11th Sep 2015
I bought this from Tesco last week must say brilliant phone for the money good price for sim free.I only bought it as stop gap(but might keep it ) as not sure which phone to go and hoping with new phones coming out in few days prices will drop for older models
only problem I have is virgin.net email is not setting up if anyone can help. hotmail,yahoo,Google are fine
Sony M4 aqua at vodafone is a better deal by a long way.
but Vodafone is the worst network EVER
Zbaggie

Why is it being voted cold?



Probably because it's the low spec Moto G 3rd Gen. There's not a huge amount of improvement over the the first or second Gens.

Joe90_guy

I want to upgrade from my 1st generation Moto G but this 3rd gen. version … I want to upgrade from my 1st generation Moto G but this 3rd gen. version still seems expensive to me. Some of the specs seem two years behind the times.I am sorely tempted by the Doogee F5 on pre-sale for £92.09...http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_234308.htmlYes it's probably a bit of a heavy, grey slab and probably has all the niggles that come with buying a China phone, but hey, £92...that's extremely cheap considering you get a 1080p 5.5" screen, 4G, supposedly very good Samsung 13mp camera, 3gb of ram, Lollipop, decent chipset, fingerprint reader, etc, etc.... Sorry Moto but I'm not paying £48 extra for a lot less goodies and periodic updates.



​ check out the battery size on the f5... you might change your mind
alg

Probably because it's the low spec Moto G 3rd Gen. There's not a huge … Probably because it's the low spec Moto G 3rd Gen. There's not a huge amount of improvement over the the first or second Gens.


Yep, this is the one with the onboard flash halved to 8GB and the RAM halved to 1GB. It will start to struggle fairly quickly once you get a few modern apps on it.
Good phone however...
There is no LED notification light
Unlike in the previous two generations of the Moto G, the new Moto G does not offer the much-beloved LED notification light. This feature allowed you to glance at your phone even from across the room and quickly find out from the flashing LED if something had happened that required your attention.

Edited by: "skipuk" 11th Sep 2015
i have about 70 apps including pre installed ones and still have 1.47gb left
had an old 8gb card which i put in it nothing on that yet!
my first moto smartphone so cant compare to other generations but so far i like it not tried everything on it yet
iam looking at s5/6 lg 3/4 but now might look at moto style too budget is about 200 but might push it to 300 for the better camera etc
Get the Smart Ultra 6, unlock it for £3.25 and job's a good 'en
I was thinking of upgrading my Mot G 1st gen to this, but the specs did seem a bit out of date.
I upgraded to a Meizu M2 Note for the same price on Amazon and I do not regret it. It is an excellent phone.
well I just got it to replace a broken LG G2 and I'm very happy with it. was looking at the older version for about the same money so this was a good deal for me. would have liked the 2gb ram version but i wasn't willing to pay that much.
dans1972

​ check out the battery size on the f5... you might change your mind



3000 mAh. Isn't that big enough??
Why is this going so cold?
The only improvements over my moto g 2nd gen seems to be the 4g. But would lose dual sim and notification light as someone has highlighted, in what other way is this any sort of upgrade?
Isn't 1g of ram the standard for all three gens anyway?
SFconvert

The only improvements over my moto g 2nd gen seems to be the 4g. But … The only improvements over my moto g 2nd gen seems to be the 4g. But would lose dual sim and notification light as someone has highlighted, in what other way is this any sort of upgrade?Isn't 1g of ram the standard for all three gens anyway?



​Much better cameras and waterproofing are 2 pretty big upgrades
Joe90_guy

3000 mAh. Isn't that big enough??



​ I'm a dumb ass...I was looking at the f3.... sorry
dans1972

​ I'm a dumb ass...I was looking at the f3.... sorry



I did originally consider the F3. It looks wonderful, especially in Ebony but it is more expensive and, as you said, has a smaller battery. The F5 may be uglier but has most of the features I'm after and is stupidly cheap. Presale doesn't end until Sept 30th so I'm holding off hoping for a few more reviews to read before deciding...

Edited by: "Joe90_guy" 11th Sep 2015
I'll wait for you then Joe...the lack of reviews is what I find worrying!
I have this.
battery life great.
storage manageable. needs some juggling about
screen fine
speed not a problem. good enough for me
personally
price a bargain
too many fecking idiots on this site with more money than sense
I'm quitting posting after this cos sick of the clueless brain dead morons
Final say...Apple is screwing you but you're too thick to realise
skipuk

Good phone however...There is no LED notification lightUnlike in the … Good phone however...There is no LED notification lightUnlike in the previous two generations of the Moto G, the new Moto G does not offer the much-beloved LED notification light. This feature allowed you to glance at your phone even from across the room and quickly find out from the flashing LED if something had happened that required your attention.



Weirdly, it does have an LED inside the main earpiece speaker, but it only lights up when charging the phone from 0%, at 5% it switches off. So it's almost completely useless. I don't get why Moto included it in the hardware, if they aren't going to bother to use it for anything.

Anyway, it's a nice phone. It feels significantly better built than the 2nd Gen, and the cameras are much better (in good light at least).

The 8GB/1GB version is just not worth £140 though. I have had both versions (currently using a 16GB/2GB model) and found that the 8GB/1GB version can't cope with the lack of RAM (like all androids, no matter what google tells you). I had issues, specifically using Maps and playing music over Bluetooth (at the same time), the music would eventually start to stutter before it gave up and forced closed Google Maps... Not great when trying to navigate in a car. The 16GB/2GB version has not presented any real performance issues for me yet though.

The 8GB/1GB version needs to be below £120, with the 16GB/2GB version at £140, before they will be competitive.

If the Moto were the same price as the Sony M4 Aqua, I would personally go for the Moto, after using both. The hardware on the Moto feels much better in the hand, although the look of the Sony is (subjectively) nicer, it has a horrible cheap feeling plastic back that gets scratched far too quickly. I also had issues with overheating, and occasionally extremely reduced performance on the handset I tested (common with all phones running the Octa-Core 615 and 810). The camera is a bit shoddy on the M4 too, it has lots of megapixels, but it takes numerous attempts to get an image that looks right. There are all sorts of problems with the white balance and contrast, with a slow app and slow focusing too. 13MP might sound good, but in practice the images are nowhere near what the Moto G 3rd can produce (in daylight at least). This could all be sorted with a software update though, Sony had similar camera issues on the M2/M2 Aqua that were sorted later on.
Edited by: "chancooluk" 11th Sep 2015
Joe90_guy

I want to upgrade from my 1st generation Moto G but this 3rd gen. version … I want to upgrade from my 1st generation Moto G but this 3rd gen. version still seems expensive to me. Some of the specs seem two years behind the times.I am sorely tempted by the Doogee F5 on pre-sale for £92.09...http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_234308.htmlYes it's probably a bit of a heavy, grey slab and probably has all the niggles that come with buying a China phone, but hey, £92...that's extremely cheap considering you get a 1080p 5.5" screen, 4G, supposedly very good Samsung 13mp camera, 3gb of ram, Lollipop, decent chipset, fingerprint reader, etc, etc.... Sorry Moto but I'm not paying £48 extra for a lot less goodies and periodic updates.


Would rather avoid Chinese slabs sporting mediatek chips. I guess there will be no software updates or 3rd party ROMs due to no drivers source being released.
bankerscum

Sony M4 aqua at vodafone is a better deal by a long way.


Better spec by far on m4 and I nearly bought one but read users reporting problems with processor overheating.
chriscousins

I have this. battery life great.storage manageable. needs some juggling … I have this. battery life great.storage manageable. needs some juggling aboutscreen finespeed not a problem. good enough for mepersonallyprice a bargaintoo many fecking idiots on this site with more money than senseI'm quitting posting after this cos sick of the clueless brain dead moronsFinal say...Apple is screwing you but you're too thick to realise



​Agreed. Had the first two moto g phones and they were lovely and smooth to use. Currently got the laggy, screen burnt Note 4 which I hope to get rid of soon and go for this.
waynester21

​Much better cameras and waterproofing are 2 pretty big upgrades


I wasn't aware of that, thanks. Camera not too bothered about as I find 2nd gen 8mp camera fine. Waterproofing though, how waterproof is it?
SFconvert

I wasn't aware of that, thanks. Camera not too bothered about as I find … I wasn't aware of that, thanks. Camera not too bothered about as I find 2nd gen 8mp camera fine. Waterproofing though, how waterproof is it?



​IPX7 meaning it can survive a dunk in 3ft of water for 30 minutes
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