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The Moto G Phone, £135 yet decent smart phone.

Idaho

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I am looking at a Moto G7 Power at the moment.

It is a while since I had a smartphone so this will be a re-entry for me.

I like the battery power / life and lots of the features but worry it may be too large for me.

£159.95 from Argos.
Buy SIM Free Motorola G7 Power 64GB Mobile Phone - Black | SIM free phones | Argos

Seems a good price compared to iPhones but I don't know what it won't do compared?

What does Urban think?
I got a g7 power about 3 months ago and am very happy with it. Battery life is awesome. It was on 58% last night, I stuck it on do not disturb and went to bed. This morning - 51%! You can get 2 days intensive use on a full charge. No idea how far it can go on power save with minimal use - a week would be my guess.

Generally it does everything I want from a phone. All good.
 

Jon-of-arc

Ransom'd, Stoopid & Roofless
R.I.P.
I got a g7 power about 3 months ago and am very happy with it. Battery life is awesome. It was on 58% last night, I stuck it on do not disturb and went to bed. This morning - 51%! You can get 2 days intensive use on a full charge. No idea how far it can go on power save with minimal use - a week would be my guess.

Generally it does everything I want from a phone. All good.
I'm so tempted to get one. Battery life is the bain of my existence. Just not sure I can justify the upgrade just a year after my last phone purchase. Can't think I'd get more than £30 for my g6 plus :(. Which has a reasonable battery life, but not amazing.

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Are these the ones that you used to be able to put when you started a thread? I think they might be...
 

weltweit

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I got a g7 power about 3 months ago and am very happy with it. Battery life is awesome. It was on 58% last night, I stuck it on do not disturb and went to bed. This morning - 51%! You can get 2 days intensive use on a full charge. No idea how far it can go on power save with minimal use - a week would be my guess.

Generally it does everything I want from a phone. All good.
Hi Idaho, I think I am going to get one, I have seen enough good irl reports now.

Just slightly irritating that Argos only have them for home delivery and it will be a few days till I will be home. I have a new sim card on the way and will want to get a case probably from Amazon.

How are you getting on with it's size? It seems slightly on the larger size?
 
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Idaho

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It's large and I put a chunky case on it (my various leisure activities mean that it gets dropped quite a lot).

The size doesn't bother me. My eyes are going, so I need a big screen.
 

weltweit

Well-Known Member
It's large and I put a chunky case on it (my various leisure activities mean that it gets dropped quite a lot).

The size doesn't bother me. My eyes are going, so I need a big screen.
Hi Idaho, I find it quite hard to gauge how large it is, I think I saw it has a 6.2 inch screen so I checked that against someone else's phone and it was smaller. I am also going to get a case for it.

Screens are measured corner to corner no?
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
Hi Idaho, I find it quite hard to gauge how large it is, I think I saw it has a 6.2 inch screen so I checked that against someone else's phone and it was smaller. I am also going to get a case for it.

Screens are measured corner to corner no?
The G7 power is 159mm long, 76mm wide and 9mm deep.

I would also prefer something smaller. There must be some decent Android phones that are smaller.
 

weltweit

Well-Known Member
The G7 power is 159mm long, 76mm wide and 9mm deep.

I would also prefer something smaller. There must be some decent Android phones that are smaller.
I don't know, I like the spec, and the price, it isn't like massive but it is a little porky :)
 

weltweit

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Well, I got it, it is a little large but I figure it is a mobile computer so no worries.

Screen seems very good.

Can't get my new sim to work, doesn't seem to be enabled.
Do I have to call my provider to get the new one working?

Because the new sim isn't enabled my old Nokia still works so at least I am not without a phone.

It has imported some of my gmail account, but just 12 contacts not the 492 that I have .. grr
 
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Throbbing Angel

Gabba Gabba-pentin
SIM card: I'm always wary of small sims being upside down - I can't recall if they have a corner off like the larger sims - easy if they do - not so much if not [e2a: but I can't see properly any more]

Contacts: do all 492 have phone numbers?
 
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UnderAnOpenSky

baseline neural therapy
Hi Jon-of-arc, thanks for that. I don't really understand how Apple can justify the prices they charge when there are alternatives like this for less than £200?
More money then sense.

You do get better screens (normally OLED) and cameras on more expensive phones though.
 

UnderAnOpenSky

baseline neural therapy
No, none of them do because they were just gmail contacts on my computer. Emails only.

My 190 phone numbers were stored in my old Nokia, from which I am having trouble exporting them, I may have to add them manually grr.
Can you transfer them to the Sim?

If its logged into you Gmail account, every thing should just be there, it will be a display option I'd guess.
 

weltweit

Well-Known Member
Can you transfer them to the Sim?
I have an old sim which is large and goes in my Nokia and a small one that goes in the Moto. I have phone numbers on the old large sim but I can't put that in the Moto unless I get it cut down which I would rather not do because then it wouldn't work as an emergency backup.
If its logged into you Gmail account, every thing should just be there, it will be a display option I'd guess.
I did get quite a lot of my gmail downloaded (but not all) and only 14 contacts out of 490 .. trying to see if I can reset that and try again.
 

Throbbing Angel

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I have an old sim which is large and goes in my Nokia and a small one that goes in the Moto. I have phone numbers on the old large sim but I can't put that in the Moto unless I get it cut down which I would rather not do because then it wouldn't work as an emergency backup.

I did get quite a lot of my gmail downloaded (but not all) and only 14 contacts out of 490 .. trying to see if I can reset that and try again.
Can you sync to the contacts app on your Nokia?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.contacts
 

weltweit

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Can you sync to the contacts app on your Nokia? ..
Unfortunately not, the best I can do is copy them to my PC in a Nokia suite thing which does not allow me to output them more than one by one.

I do seem to have got all my Gmail contacts onto the Moto now but they are only visible in the phone interface and not gmail contacts, which seems odd. It only gave me about 14 in the first contacts list with the rest hidden away perhaps in another account. I managed to view them there twice but as with such things I can't now remember or repeat how I did it which is quite frustrating :-/

I have just been manually adding my most important phone numbers and email addresses so at least I can use it as a phone for now.

eta I will be visiting the former teenager over the weekend, I expect he will be able to sort it for me :)
 

weltweit

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Well I like it overall, battery life is fantastic, I have to get used to the idea that my right hand pocket is now for the phone on its own. The camera isn't at all bad, and I love that I can browse the net whenever I need to. Phone / audio quality is better also. I am getting much faster at typing with my thumbs, at first I was atrocious which was a worry, but I seem to be getting better with practice. I hated the constant alerts over stupid things and have managed to turn almost all of them off now.

I have discovered it lacks a magnetic sensor which means a compass won't work, but more to the point some of the features of photographer assistance programs like Photo Pills or TPE (The Photographer's Ephemeris) won't work. This is a definite irritation and wasn't mentioned in any of the reviews I read before purchase.
 

Maggot

The Cake of Liberty
Am thinking of getting the Motorola One, it's smaller than the G7 and is within my budget at about £170. Anyone got one?
 
My Moto G (3rd generation) which I bought about 3 years ago seems to be unhappy - battery going down quickly and taking ages to recharge.

:(

the battery isn't easily replaced - allegedly this needs to go to one of their service centres but can't trace such a thing in the uk. is it worth trying to get anywhere to do this, or is it beyond hope?

just bloody annoying that it's designed as disposable
 

lizzieloo

Numpty extraordinaire
3 years isn't in any way a "disposable" amount of time for a phone though :confused:

I don't upgrade until mine are done but that's a good amount of time.
 

UnderAnOpenSky

baseline neural therapy
My Moto G (3rd generation) which I bought about 3 years ago seems to be unhappy - battery going down quickly and taking ages to recharge.

:(

the battery isn't easily replaced - allegedly this needs to go to one of their service centres but can't trace such a thing in the uk. is it worth trying to get anywhere to do this, or is it beyond hope?

just bloody annoying that it's designed as disposable
I'd try a local phone shop if you havnt already. It's the way of most modern phones sadly. :(
 

weltweit

Well-Known Member
How many of you smart phone users have a screen protector?

A second film of plastic or glass stuck onto your phone's screen?
 

weltweit

Well-Known Member
Me - nope (use a case that covers it)
Mrs A - yes (also uses a case that covers it)
lil'Angel - yes (uses a bumper thing, so not covered)
I have noticed some people with cracked screens continuing to use their phones because the screen cover sort of keeps it all covered and under wraps.
 
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