11-21-2013 12:00 AM
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  1. Ry's Avatar
    Yes, I've used the Moto x. I was going to get it but I'm waiting for the galaxy s5 when my contact is up. There is no way the Moto G will be as fast as the Moto x, you can already tell that from specs. I also doubt Motorola will put in a lot of effort optimizing a budget phone. I work in the electronics industry, I have to know these things. The only thing I'll agree with you on is battery life, I think it will last throughout the day

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    Not saying the Moto G will be as fast as a Moto X. But it probably won't suck.

    and lol. Galaxy S5! HAHAHAHA.
    11-13-2013 01:55 PM
  2. DroidArmy's Avatar
    Not saying the Moto G will be as fast as a Moto X. But it probably won't suck.

    and lol. Galaxy S5! HAHAHAHA.
    What? Are you saying it's going to be a bad phone? Are you saying Samsung isn't owning the market? Oh look, this nice waitress brewed you a giant cup of STFU on the house!

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    11-13-2013 02:09 PM
  3. Ry's Avatar
    What? Are you saying it's going to be a bad phone? Are you saying Samsung isn't owning the market? Oh look, this nice waitress brewed you a giant cup of STFU on the house!

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    I'm laughing because the S5 is nowhere near even being announced.

    I'm waiting for the Nexus 5 (2014 model). That's going to be a beast!

    11-13-2013 02:13 PM
  4. DroidArmy's Avatar
    I'm laughing because the S5 is nowhere near even being announced.

    I'm waiting for the Nexus 5 (2014 model). That's going to be a beast!

    Ah, sorry, I thought you were judging my choice. I apologize for my little comment. And yeah, that phone sounds awesome!

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    11-13-2013 02:17 PM
  5. A895's Avatar
    I don't know about that. And yes, it is underpowered. It's meant to be a cheap version of the Moto x, which will primarily be sold outside of the United States. It's a budget phone to say the least. Also, this is why cases exist. Unless the kid is completely brain dead (and especially at age 12 I would expect them to be able to hold a phone and keep it safe), I don't think it will be a problem. Honestly, and I don't mean to offend you, I hate people who think some kids aren't smart enough or old enough to handle something expensive and keep it safe. And yes, I realize you're not the original poster in case you think I got confused

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    The Moto G is a better value regardless, a better price and that's brand new out of the box. If you get the nexus 4 around that price its not going to be brand new out of the box. Something tells me the Moto G will be more durable as well, regardless of what you say any kid or adult can break a phone and choosing something that least likely to break and having to replace later is smarter.

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    11-13-2013 04:08 PM
  6. insert's Avatar
    At that budget its not worth buying any phone. Perhaps save up until next year. If you do, they'll be horrendously slow and generally will cause more frustration than excitement for your children. Low end tech is usually dumped after several months.

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    11-13-2013 08:18 PM
  7. tippmann15's Avatar
    Are you looking for a particular Carrier? Here in Ohio we had plenty of prepaid options that sold new in box smartphone for 50-100, and they functioned just fine (keeping in mind price and hardware limitations).

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    11-13-2013 08:56 PM
  8. zobog's Avatar
    The moto G will be a nice, fast phone and affordable. Perfect for the 12 year old if you are on a budget. Do not worry about the "Specs", worry about overall user experience. I am sure there will be plenty of reviews soon..

    The Moto X is one of the nicest phones in existence and is not anywhere near the top on specs. Smooth.
    The moto G will be nice, fast and will have a great user experience. I bet it will run smooth as silk. Perfect for a kid that age.
    And if they break it, you do not have shed tears at that price, unlike the $550+ range phones.

    Toss in motomaker and the fun of personalizing the phone and I think your kid will love it.
    I would like to get my 13 year old daughter one, but I am on Verizon. We do contracts and are not pre paid. I am hoping there is a way to get one for her.

    Motorola under Google is taking innovation and customization to the next level. They are not low end junk, they are quality. At a good price.

    Also, check out the Motorola radios and signal strength.
    Durability. Quality. Price.
    In my opinion, the "new" Motorola under Google is hard to beat. Look deeper into in then the spec sheet or you will be missing out.
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    11-13-2013 10:22 PM
  9. DroidArmy's Avatar
    At that budget its not worth buying any phone. Perhaps save up until next year. If you do, they'll be horrendously slow and generally will cause more frustration than excitement for your children. Low end tech is usually dumped after several months.

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    Exactly my point

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    11-14-2013 06:09 AM
  10. DroidArmy's Avatar
    The Moto G is a better value regardless, a better price and that's brand new out of the box. If you get the nexus 4 around that price its not going to be brand new out of the box. Something tells me the Moto G will be more durable as well, regardless of what you say any kid or adult can break a phone and choosing something that least likely to break and having to replace later is smarter.

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    Well with that point why are most of us walking around with expensive phones? It's called mobile insurance and cases. I'm not going to buy a 2001 desktop because it's less likely to break; I'm going to buy a new high end laptop because it will run better and last longer. Durability comes second to speed and usability. The Moto G is a budget phone, and I'm sure it will scream budget when it arrives in the US January. In not trying to bash Motorola products, they're well made and I highly recommend buying a Moto X if you want to go with an Android phone. The Nexus 4 is better than the Moto G, there shouldn't be any arguing about it. Faster updates, better specs, and an IPS screen so the display won't burn in If somebody leaves it on too long.

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    11-14-2013 06:17 AM
  11. A895's Avatar
    Well with that point why are most of us walking around with expensive phones? It's called mobile insurance and cases. I'm not going to buy a 2001 desktop because it's less likely to break; I'm going to buy a new high end laptop because it will run better and last longer. Durability comes second to speed and usability. The Moto G is a budget phone, and I'm sure it will scream budget when it arrives in the US January. In not trying to bash Motorola products, they're well made and I highly recommend buying a Moto X if you want to go with an Android phone. The Nexus 4 is better than the Moto G, there shouldn't be any arguing about it. Faster updates, better specs, and an IPS screen so the display won't burn in If somebody leaves it on too long.

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    Its a budget phone for a kid. Not a techie. Nexus 4 is not better in this situation. Specs and updates is not key here, its price. That price is $179 brand new. Something you can't get a brand new nexus 4 for.

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    11-14-2013 06:59 AM
  12. DroidArmy's Avatar
    Its a budget phone for a kid. Not a techie. Nexus 4 is not better in this situation. Specs and updates is not key here, its price. That price is $179 brand new. Something you can't get a brand new nexus 4 for.

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    I understand that, the point still applies. And yes, it actually is. It may not be a new nexus 4, but I can pick up a mint condition one on eBay right now for 220. That's worth the price. Sorry, it kinda is key. The last thing you want to do is buy a piece of junk. That's why I personally recommend the iPhone for kids, it's easy to use and I can buy an iPhone 4s right now for a little over 200. Plus the parental controls are really good on ios. Specs usually don't matter, usually, but in this case it does. A 1.2 gz processor on an Android phone won't cut it. The display (although being pretty good) won't last for years due to it being an amoled display. I'm sorry, but the Nexus 4 is the clear winner in this situation. It could be the iPhone as well, but I'm pretty sure he said he was looking at Android phones.

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    11-14-2013 09:19 AM
  13. A895's Avatar
    I understand that, the point still applies. And yes, it actually is. It may not be a new nexus 4, but I can pick up a mint condition one on eBay right now for 220. That's worth the price. Sorry, it kinda is key. The last thing you want to do is buy a piece of junk. That's why I personally recommend the iPhone for kids, it's easy to use and I can buy an iPhone 4s right now for a little over 200. Plus the parental controls are really good on ios. Specs usually don't matter, usually, but in this case it does. A 1.2 gz processor on an Android phone won't cut it. The display (although being pretty good) won't last for years due to it being an amoled display. I'm sorry, but the Nexus 4 is the clear winner in this situation. It could be the iPhone as well, but I'm pretty sure he said he was looking at Android phones.

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    Its for a kid! Moto G is perfect in this situation! Low cost, decent build quality and specs. The kids can keep up with other kids with apps and they won't complain about their phone being a POS. A nexus 4 is not the best phone in this situation and buying it from some third party I'm eBay with no warranty sounds more troublesome than buying a new device under $200 new from the manufacturer with a warranty. Why are toy pushing the Nexus so hard? It will not only have worse battery life than anything motorola it will be more likely to break as well. I have seen countless threads on people breaking their nexus 4 because of all that glass.

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    11-14-2013 09:46 AM
  14. DroidArmy's Avatar
    Its for a kid! Moto G is perfect in this situation! Low cost, decent build quality and specs. The kids can keep up with other kids with apps and they won't complain about their phone being a POS. A nexus 4 is not the best phone in this situation and buying it from some third party I'm eBay with no warranty sounds more troublesome than buying a new device under $200 new from the manufacturer with a warranty. Why are toy pushing the Nexus so hard? It will not only have worse battery life than anything motorola it will be more likely to break as well. I have seen countless threads on people breaking their nexus 4 because of all that glass.

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    Well for what you're describing I think an iPhone would be best. And, as I've stated before, the Nexus 4 is a better choice than the Moto G in this situation. The Nexus 4 is pure Google, made to run perfectly.

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    11-14-2013 09:56 AM
  15. jaggerreng's Avatar
    Well for what you're describing I think an iPhone would be best. And, as I've stated before, the Nexus 4 is a better choice than the Moto G in this situation. The Nexus 4 is pure Google, made to run perfectly.

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    If Android, I think the phone itself does not really matter, as long as the Android version is oder than Ice Cream Sandwich.
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    11-14-2013 10:02 AM
  16. A895's Avatar
    Well for what you're describing I think an iPhone would be best. And, as I've stated before, the Nexus 4 is a better choice than the Moto G in this situation. The Nexus 4 is pure Google, made to run perfectly.

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    What does that have to do with a kid and a smartphone?

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    11-14-2013 10:30 AM
  17. DroidArmy's Avatar
    What does that have to do with a kid and a smartphone?

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    Wow, do I have to explain everything? I feel like I'm repeating myself. It means faster updates, a more reliable phone, direct support from Google if something goes screwy with the software, and most importantly better specs. So, a longer lasting more reliable phone with better specs for a faster running experience to be productive while doing homework or whatever. I'm getting tired of explaining everything so if you'd like to educate yourself on this topic sometime soon that'd be great.

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    11-14-2013 10:44 AM
  18. A895's Avatar
    Wow, do I have to explain everything? I feel like I'm repeating myself. It means faster updates, a more reliable phone, direct support from Google if something goes screwy with the software, and most importantly better specs. So, a longer lasting more reliable phone with better specs for a faster running experience to be productive while doing homework or whatever. I'm getting tired of explaining everything so if you'd like to educate yourself on this topic sometime soon that'd be great.

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    What doe this have to with a kid? What kid is going to be like "I get my phone updates straight from Google". Google doss nothing for a broken nexus 4 bought through a third party. Nothing you said benefits someone not even 13 yet, who is probably getting their first smartphone. Why not get them a brand new phone that you don't have to worry about getting messed up, is easy to replace (starts at $179), and will run the apps that kids use (games and social networking) plus its Motorola so it will have decent battery life to boot plus be more durable than average. I wouldn't dare get a kid a iPhone either they can break that too, and things like I phones and used nexus 4s prices change, the moto g will be always be less than $200 and if you get used (I'm the future since its not out yet) it'll be closer to $100. That's a prices you can't beat. Especially for young boys who knows what'll happen to their phone. Moto G will be very easy to replace plus it will have a manufacturer's warranty on it.

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    11-14-2013 11:06 AM
  19. DroidArmy's Avatar
    What doe this have to with a kid? What kid is going to be like "I get my phone updates straight from Google". Google doss nothing for a broken nexus 4 bought through a third party. Nothing you said benefits someone not even 13 yet, who is probably getting their first smartphone. Why not get them a brand new phone that you don't have to worry about getting messed up, is easy to replace (starts at $179), and will run the apps that kids use (games and social networking) plus its Motorola so it will have decent battery life to boot plus be more durable than average. I wouldn't dare get a kid a iPhone either they can break that too, and things like I phones and used nexus 4s prices change, the moto g will be always be less than $200 and if you get used (I'm the future since its not out yet) it'll be closer to $100. That's a prices you can't beat. Especially for young boys who knows what'll happen to their phone. Moto G will be very easy to replace plus it will have a manufacturer's warranty on it.

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    Just one question: are you insane? These kids are 12! You're saying they can't take care of an iPhone let alone a decent phone? I had a friend like you once, needless to say his kids hated him for thinking like that

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    11-14-2013 11:10 AM
  20. Ry's Avatar
    Wow, do I have to explain everything? I feel like I'm repeating myself. It means faster updates, a more reliable phone, direct support from Google if something goes screwy with the software, and most importantly better specs. So, a longer lasting more reliable phone with better specs for a faster running experience to be productive while doing homework or whatever. I'm getting tired of explaining everything so if you'd like to educate yourself on this topic sometime soon that'd be great.

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    lol. The Moto G will perform just fine. Software only matters if there's something broken. All the apps that are going to matter to a pre-teen/teen will work fine. And specs shmecks. Motorola has already proven they know how to optimize for the hardware - which is why the Moto X performs just as well in real-world situations vs. any other current flagship.

    Faster updates is irrelevant.

    And ok direct support for software? I'd be more concerned with direct support for the hardware. And buying used, you just don't get that.

    Even still - both phones would be out of the original poster's intended price range.
    11-14-2013 11:15 AM
  21. Ry's Avatar
    I understand that, the point still applies. And yes, it actually is. It may not be a new nexus 4, but I can pick up a mint condition one on eBay right now for 220. That's worth the price. Sorry, it kinda is key. The last thing you want to do is buy a piece of junk. That's why I personally recommend the iPhone for kids, it's easy to use and I can buy an iPhone 4s right now for a little over 200. Plus the parental controls are really good on ios. Specs usually don't matter, usually, but in this case it does. A 1.2 gz processor on an Android phone won't cut it. The display (although being pretty good) won't last for years due to it being an amoled display. I'm sorry, but the Nexus 4 is the clear winner in this situation. It could be the iPhone as well, but I'm pretty sure he said he was looking at Android phones.

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    Mint condition Nexus 4 is irrelevant. It's used. It's battery is months old and you don't know how well it holds a charge compared to a brand new device. Warranty and buyer protection is a very relevant factor as well.

    A quad-core 1.2Ghz processor is fine.

    Oh and the Moto G has an LCD display.
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    11-14-2013 11:19 AM
  22. DroidArmy's Avatar
    lol. The Moto G will perform just fine. Software only matters if there's something broken. All the apps that are going to matter to a pre-teen/teen will work fine. And specs shmecks. Motorola has already proven they know how to optimize for the hardware - which is why the Moto X performs just as well in real-world situations vs. any other current flagship.

    Faster updates is irrelevant.

    And ok direct support for software? I'd be more concerned with direct support for the hardware. And buying used, you just don't get that.

    Even still - both phones would be out of the original poster's intended price range.
    Honestly your post doesn't make logical sense in some parts. I see most kids with iPhones today due to the direct updates and speed. Plus you know it's a nice popular phone. So why does that change in this circumstance?

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    11-14-2013 11:20 AM
  23. Ry's Avatar
    Honestly your post doesn't make logical sense in some parts. I see most kids with iPhones today due to the direct updates and speed. Plus you know it's a nice popular phone. So why does that change in this circumstance?

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    Uh. They have iPhones because of the marketing and for the apps, not the speed of updates. lol. Seriously?! Talk about out of touch with the general consumer.....
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    11-14-2013 11:23 AM
  24. A895's Avatar
    Just one question: are you insane? These kids are 12! You're saying they can't take care of an iPhone let alone a decent phone? I had a friend like you once, needless to say his kids hated him for thinking like that

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    I don't give a damn if my kids hate me I don't have to get them a smartphone and pay their phone bill. A smartphone is a privilege not a right. Its gift for kids they can take the damn phone or not have a phone at all.

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    11-14-2013 11:30 AM
  25. A895's Avatar
    Honestly your post doesn't make logical sense in some parts. I see most kids with iPhones today due to the direct updates and speed. Plus you know it's a nice popular phone. So why does that change in this circumstance?

    sent from my Galaxy S3 rocking Cyanogenmod
    Someone does not understand kids at all.

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    11-14-2013 11:31 AM
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