09-21-2014 10:35 AM
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  1. worknman's Avatar
    I was going to pick up a Moto G as an 'outdoor' phone to take with me on long distance hikes and other places, just to make/receive calls and use Maps if I happen to get lost. It's a very inexpensive phone so I wouldn't have to worry TOO much if it gets damaged (vs my $600+ every day phone). Plus, it has respectable battery life and seems to have a decent amount of water resistance, even if it's not advertised as such.

    However, I decided to wait and see if they announced a new one last week, and they indeed did. But they increased the size, which I really don't like. I'd rather have the more compact size of the old one. Is there any other improvements to this new one that will make it better than the old one for my purposes? (I don't care about the camera or speakers.) If it has a better display, is it easier to see outdoors in the sun?
    09-07-2014 04:07 PM
  2. zedorda's Avatar
    It has an SD card slot which I bet alot of people are going to be happy about.
    09-07-2014 04:25 PM
  3. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    It has an SD card slot which I bet alot of people are going to be happy about.
    You can get the SD card slot with a Moto G LTE, which is the original Moto G with LTE added. In tests in the reviews I read, it gets the same or better runtime as the original "G".
    09-07-2014 04:32 PM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    You can get the SD card slot with a Moto G LTE, which is the original Moto G with LTE added.
    +1

    I also prefer the old one size.
    09-07-2014 04:38 PM
  5. someguy01234's Avatar
    You get a slightly larger screen which I think make a big difference in enjoyment and easier to type, my big issue with the original Moto G and X was the keyboard keys were a tad small. And at the same time I think 5" is the perfect size and what I wish the new Moto X would had been.

    The benefit of front stereo speakers can't be understated. You get an improved camera as well, the 5MP on the Moto G simply wasn't good enough and was the deal killer of the phone for me imo. For me, a decent camera for a smartphone is a must these day for the majority of consumers.

    Even with out LTE, I still recommend the new one. For me, T-Mobile 3G is very good so I wouldn't mind missing LTE and you get the benefit of battery life. They will come out with an LTE version early next year anyway.

    Also I think I like the design of the new one more, it seems sleeker and more reminiscing of the original Moto X.
    09-08-2014 01:08 AM
  6. destonic's Avatar
    If you are considering to buy for hiking and you have already main $600 phone, and if you don't care about the camera or speakers there is no point to choose between the new and old one. Take the old one as its display is smaller which surely works longer than new one (at least couple hours more)
    09-08-2014 10:52 AM
  7. zedorda's Avatar
    If you are considering to buy for hiking and you have already main $600 phone, and if you don't care about the camera or speakers there is no point to choose between the new and old one. Take the old one as its display is smaller which surely works longer than new one (at least couple hours more)
    Actually display tech has evolved nicely and both the new Moto displays use less power than the originals even tho they are larger.
    09-08-2014 09:04 PM
  8. Slashyou's Avatar
    I was going to pick up a Moto G as an 'outdoor' phone to take with me on long distance hikes and other places, just to make/receive calls and use Maps if I happen to get lost. It's a very inexpensive phone so I wouldn't have to worry TOO much if it gets damaged (vs my $600+ every day phone). Plus, it has respectable battery life and seems to have a decent amount of water resistance, even if it's not advertised as such.

    However, I decided to wait and see if they announced a new one last week, and they indeed did. But they increased the size, which I really don't like. I'd rather have the more compact size of the old one. Is there any other improvements to this new one that will make it better than the old one for my purposes? (I don't care about the camera or speakers.) If it has a better display, is it easier to see outdoors in the sun?
    The screen is Worse on new one.
    But nothing Big
    09-09-2014 02:36 AM
  9. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    The screen is Worse on new one.
    In what way(s) is the screen worse on the new one?
    09-09-2014 06:39 AM
  10. Slashyou's Avatar
    In what way(s) is the screen worse on the new one?
    bigger screen lower pixel same 720P witch gives it a worse look if you think am lying look it up
    09-09-2014 06:41 AM
  11. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    bigger screen lower pixel same 720P witch gives it a worse look
    I suppose. TBH: I doubt most people would notice. I'll wait for reviews before I judge.
    09-09-2014 06:58 AM
  12. Slashyou's Avatar
    I suppose. TBH: I doubt most people would notice. I'll wait for reviews before I judge.
    What does TBH mean the n00b is curios
    09-09-2014 06:59 AM
  13. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    What does TBH mean the n00b is curios
    To Be Honest
    09-09-2014 07:03 AM
  14. Slashyou's Avatar
    To Be Honest
    Thanks what phone do you have right now?

    Edit: mistake
    09-09-2014 07:04 AM
  15. Intense Soul's Avatar
    I just received mine today, I had watched a HD video, it looks fine for the 720P. Any how, I will update you guys back in couple of hours
    09-09-2014 08:00 AM
  16. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    I just received mine today, I had watched a HD video, it looks fine for the 720P. Any how, I will update you guys back in couple of hours
    By your "looks fine for the 720P," I'm guessing you got a new model "G?"

    What I'm most curious about is battery life. The original "G" excelled in that respect. I'm going to assume the wireless and GPS performance are as good as the original.

    I don't much care about the speakers. Or even the faster CPU. The bigger display might be nice for GPS navigation, tho, which is mainly my only reason for considering the newer one.
    09-09-2014 08:21 AM
  17. Intense Soul's Avatar
    yup exactly. The newest model of MOTO G. Tonight, i am going to play music continuously and I think just playing music can answer you well by tomorrow. Even continous instant Messaging also proves it. As the both old and new MOTO G are with same battery but the "Size" "Camera" "SD slot" are new features added.
    09-09-2014 08:31 AM
  18. zedorda's Avatar
    bigger screen lower pixel same 720P witch gives it a worse look if you think am lying look it up
    Millions of people thought 720p was fine for 30" HDTVs for years I think anything 10" or less would look alot better than 30". Pointing out the difference from 4.5" to 5" is just being petty. Your talking a difference that only be seen with a microscope.
    09-09-2014 10:19 AM
  19. Slashyou's Avatar
    Millions of people thought 720p was fine for 30" HDTVs for years I think anything 10" or less would look alot better than 30". Pointing out the difference from 4.5" to 5" is just being petty. Your talking a difference that only be seen with a microscope.
    No i like not seeing pixels 500ppi 1440x2550 is fine for a budget phone though.
    09-09-2014 10:28 AM
  20. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    I was going to pick up a Moto G as an 'outdoor' phone to take with me on long distance hikes and other places, just to make/receive calls and use Maps if I happen to get lost. ... it has respectable battery life ...
    Well, the 2013 model did. Check it out:

    Review: In its second generation, the Moto X becomes a true flagship

    Scroll down to the "battery life" chart. The new and original Moto Gs are included.

    A 28% drop in runtime? I think that answers my "new or old" question.
    09-09-2014 01:15 PM
  21. Old Stoneface's Avatar
    yup exactly. The newest model of MOTO G. Tonight, i am going to play music continuously and I think just playing music can answer you well by tomorrow. Even continous instant Messaging also proves it. As the both old and new MOTO G are with same battery but the "Size" "Camera" "SD slot" are new features added.
    Kind of curious as to whether you've got an impression, yet. According to a chart published by The Verge, the new "G" loses about 28% runtime as compared to the original "G". I'm hoping against hope they got it wrong.
    09-10-2014 10:14 AM
  22. worknman's Avatar
    You get a slightly larger screen which I think make a big difference in enjoyment and easier to type, my big issue with the original Moto G and X was the keyboard keys were a tad small. And at the same time I think 5" is the perfect size and what I wish the new Moto X would had been..
    Yeah, I actually prefer a 5" phone, just not in this particular case. I'm not going to be typing much of anything on it
    09-10-2014 04:47 PM
  23. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Depends on your needs. If you like a smaller screen then the Moto G LTE might be what you want. However it only comes in a 8gig flavor currently. SD card could be used. For the avg user this still works out fine though.
    09-11-2014 07:03 AM
  24. fdalbor's Avatar
    Only problem is you are very limited as to what you can put on the SD card. None of the preinstalled software is allowed to be moved to the SD card. I downloaded 30 apps and only 16 could be installed on the card. You can put music, photos, and videos on the card however. On my Nokia 820 it allowed everything except two apps to moved or installed to the SD card. Sure wish Google would update SD support to allow better use of SD cards.

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    09-11-2014 08:12 AM
  25. yaconsult's Avatar
    > Sure wish Google would update SD support to allow better use of SD cards.

    This is NOT going to happen! Google doesn't want phones to have removable memory at all as it greatly complicates the use of the operating system - especially from the security perspective. They made a huge change in kitkat to add new security features so that applications can only access files in a directory that they own.

    If goggle has anything to do with it, and they do, phones will not have memory cards for much longer. You'll notice that the Google Nexus phones, while they have many high-end features, have no memory cards. Some companies like Motorola have tried to preserve the functionality, but as you've seen, it's of very limited usefulness because few programs can be moved to the sdcard.
    09-11-2014 09:30 PM
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