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    Default Moto G - Charge when powered off?

    I've tried powering off then plugging in, and vice versa. However the phone always turns itself back on.
    Seems a bit odd to me

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    If you plug in it and then power it off does it remain powered off or does it reboot?
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    Default Re: Charge when powered off?

    Another question: Are you plugging it into a charger, or a computer USB port?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MS100 View Post
    I've tried powering off then plugging in, and vice versa. However the phone always turns itself back on.
    Seems a bit odd to me

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    Hi MS100,
    It doesn't actually reboot or turn on...when I plug in my powered off G into a charger it shows up the purple M Motorola logo but not the boot up animation, then it shows a large logo of a battery against a plain white background, the inside of the battery is blue with a lightning logo and underneath the battery logo is the % and number.
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    I'm charging via a wall plug and the original micro USB cable.

    When I plug in then power off, the phone powers off showing a black screen for 2 or 3 seconds, then it starts up showing the full animation, then motarola logo, then finally the home screen

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    Last edited by MS100; 12-14-2013 at 02:53 PM.
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    It may need an exorcism.

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    A partial answer: this only happens with USB wall chargers from Apple [spits on floor]. If I use a charger supplied with my Kindle then the Moto G powers off to the battery icon described above.
    All I can say is that I think Motorola should have supplied a charger in the first place if the phone is sensitive to these things

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    Quote Originally Posted by MS100 View Post
    A partial answer: this only happens with USB wall chargers from Apple [spits on floor]. If I use a charger supplied with my Kindle then the Moto G powers off to the battery icon described above.
    All I can say is that I think Motorola should have supplied a charger in the first place if the phone is sensitive to these things

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    Do you mean to tell me the phone didn't come with a charger?

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    Moto G does not come with a charger.
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    Wow...just wow. I don't think I've heard of any other phone that eschews the charger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    Wow...just wow. I don't think I've heard of any other phone that eschews the charger.

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    It comes with a USB lead so can charge it from Laptop or PC or can purchase a wall charger for Moto at reasonable cost if needed. If it came with phone would have increased the cost more than buying one would.
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    I've seen chargers for $5. I think Moto could include a complete charger without noticeably raising the price. It's just the Moto G but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    I've seen chargers for $5. I think Moto could include a complete charger without noticeably raising the price. It's just the Moto G but still.

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    I think there are a few other things to consider

    1. Size: the box is tiny, not sure how they would fit one in there unless it was small as well. Usually the smaller the charger, the higher the price
    2. Selling the device around the world: They can sell the global one in the US and Europe without having to worry about which charger to supply.
    3. Most people have a charger or use their computer.
    4. Chargers are inexpensive, or you could buy an accessory from Motorola (which Moto will make a profit on)
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    Quote Originally Posted by strav22 View Post
    I think there are a few other things to consider

    1. Size: the box is tiny, not sure how they would fit one in there unless it was small as well. Usually the smaller the charger, the higher the price
    2. Selling the device around the world: They can sell the global one in the US and Europe without having to worry about which charger to supply.
    3. Most people have a charger or use their computer.
    4. Chargers are inexpensive, or you could buy an accessory from Motorola (which Moto will make a profit on)
    You've taken the time to list four excuses as to why Moto didn't include a charger with the G. Thank you. I believe that if the device was $60 those four bullet points may be reasons.

    I do not have a dog in this one, however, as Moto currently offers no device I'd be willing to pay for. For those that are willing to use the G perhaps they couldn't care less that they didn't receive earphones or a charger.

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    Maybe you should read this thread : http://forums.androidcentral.com/mot...pocketnow.html

    All said and done, Motorola is making $10 on each one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    You've taken the time to list four excuses as to why Moto didn't include a charger with the G. Thank you. If the device was $60 they'd be reasons.

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    Your response is greatly appreciated and really informative. I didn't mention "excuses". I view the four points as potential reasons that affected the business decision to exclude the charger. They also exclude NFC, LTE, removable battery, etc. All are business decisions to get to a certain price point and value. Its been reported they only make 5% from each Moto G, a fraction of most devices on the market today. With this kind of tight margin, I'm not surprised of lack of charger.

    Plus, from all the reviews I've read, the lack of charger hasn't been a deal breaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MS100 View Post
    I've tried powering off then plugging in, and vice versa. However the phone always turns itself back on.
    Seems a bit odd to me

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    Back to the topic, I'm also noticing this. I can turn off my Nexus 5 and charge it with out it turning back on. The Moto G will start up if the phone is off and I plug it in to charge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strav22 View Post
    Its been reported they only make 5% from each Moto G, a fraction of most devices on the market today. With this kind of tight margin, I'm not surprised of lack of charger.

    Plus, from all the reviews I've read, the lack of charger hasn't been a deal breaker.
    You'll have to forgive me. I really need to get through my thick skull that some are actually looking for the lowest cost devices and by excluding accessories Moto so better able to answer that market. They may have been able to increase their profit by leaving out the USB cable as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    You'll have to forgive me. I really need to get through my thick skull that some are actually looking for the lowest cost devices and by excluding accessories Moto so better able to answer that market. They may have been able to increase their profit by leaving out the USB cable as well.

    g2
    Well recognition is the first step. There are alternative devices like the S4 mini, S3 mini, htc one mini that will include those accessories and other features. Luckily consumers have the choice of purchasing the device they want for the price they want. Those companies have left enough profit margin to include these accessories and make money.

    Some see a lack of charger as very minor missing feature compared to not receiving timely updates and bloatware.
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    Can I use my Nexus 4 charger to charge my Wife's Moto G (GSM-international version)?

    120 volts same as USA (Dominican Republic)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyTC View Post
    Can I use my Nexus 4 charger to charge my Wife's Moto G (GSM-international version)?

    120 volts same as USA (Dominican Republic)
    Yes indeed. Especially since Moto didn't see fit to include a $2 charger of their own. You know, they just wouldn't make ANY money on the G if they'd included that $2 charger.

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    I really don't see what the big deal is with not including a charger.
    For me I've got enough of them already from other devices etc that I am more than happy to not have another bit of junk lying around. It was hardly a deal breaker for me, and its not as though they aren't easily purchased!

    (Also, apple iPods and some kindles used to come with just a USB cable... And it hasn't exactly hurt their sales! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartiekins View Post
    I really don't see what the big deal is with not including a charger.
    For me I've got enough of them already from other devices etc that I am more than happy to not have another bit of junk lying around. It was hardly a deal breaker for me, and its not as though they aren't easily purchased!

    (Also, apple iPods and some kindles used to come with just a USB cable... And it hasn't exactly hurt their sales! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    You'll have to forgive me. I really need to get through my thick skull that some are actually looking for the lowest cost devices and by excluding accessories Moto so better able to answer that market. They may have been able to increase their profit by leaving out the USB cable as well.

    g2
    OR, they understand that most people by now have some sort of charger and we don't continually need additional ones cluttering up the house. This works out especially well for me because in addition to the Moto G, I also ordered a Moto X that did come with a charger (and two USB slots). So I can charge both phones at the same time. Win/win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MS100 View Post
    A partial answer: this only happens with USB wall chargers from Apple [spits on floor]. If I use a charger supplied with my Kindle then the Moto G powers off to the battery icon described above.
    All I can say is that I think Motorola should have supplied a charger in the first place if the phone is sensitive to these things

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    Do you mean to tell me the phone didn't come with a charger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connervt View Post
    Moto G does not come with a charger.
    Quote Originally Posted by MotoClive View Post
    It comes with a USB lead so can charge it from Laptop or PC or can purchase a wall charger for Moto at reasonable cost if needed. If it came with phone would have increased the cost more than buying one would.
    I guess at this point I am assuming that the International GSM version doesn't come with a charger? Because my Verizon Moto G came with one in the package. However that doesn't make any difference as my Moto G turns off soon as it is plugged in with the provided wall charger.
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