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  1. techiez's Avatar
    This phone is being released with Emerging markets as primary priority and the US and other markets as I've read. Here is why I am not at all bothered in India at least.

    Trust me they cannot come anywhere close to Nokia's presence in India. No way Motorola is scaring or even bothering me in the first place.
    Donno about the rest of the world. Heck, they can't even beat Micromax and Samsung in India
    Micromax Canvas 4 A210 vs. Motorola Moto G - GSMArena.com

    The pricing is not correct in the above link .. actual prices are here Micromax Canvas 4 Price in India 2013 14th November valid in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai,Mumbai and Delhi
    and MototG cheapest is around 11,385 INR + additional taxes which are a lot (if u dont believe me Nexus 5 sells for 349$ in US which converts to 22,000 INR but it sells for 29,000INR here) . Why would anyone buy a lower spec device of the same OS at the same price?

    and Lumia 520 - 625 range is 7000 to 14000 INR ... no way to beat that and with updated devices on the way all I say Good luck MotoG capturing emerging markets like India. They haven't sold any good devices recently and Motorola brand has effectively been relegated in India now, nobody talks about them here anymore.
    MMX has a stigma attached that they are chinese phones with their branding just stickered and it was true for their initial set if phones, that is the only reason still ppl shy away from canvas series still. samsung doesnt have a similar specced phone in this range, alll other are lava, mmx, karbonn, xolo,gionni etc, ppl will not be bothered with those but motog can pull off some users from 620-720 range
    11-14-2013 07:41 AM
  2. techiez's Avatar
    I want two. I need something to stop my trailer from rolling when I unhook it from my truck.
    920 would be better don't you think ;)
    11-14-2013 07:47 AM
  3. thomas wojcik's Avatar
    Help me out with pricing. What did the 520 cost when it was first released? Pretty close to what this moto phone is going to cost. Anyone that thinks this phones pricing won't be brought down if needed may want to rethink that.
    11-14-2013 08:41 AM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    Help me out with pricing. What did the 520 cost when it was first released? Pretty close to what this moto phone is going to cost. Anyone that thinks this phones pricing won't be brought down if needed may want to rethink that.
    The Lumia 520 is actually still close to the price of the Moto G, IF you get the unlocked version. The $80 520 is AT&T, at least here in the US. Amazon currently sells the unlocked 520 for $149.95. This is the version that would be the equivalent of the Moto G. Again, these are US prices. I don't know what the prices are in other countries.
    11-14-2013 09:18 AM
  5. crash1989's Avatar
    MMX has a stigma attached that they are chinese phones with their branding just stickered and it was true for their initial set if phones, that is the only reason still ppl shy away from canvas series still. samsung doesnt have a similar specced phone in this range, alll other are lava, mmx, karbonn, xolo,gionni etc, ppl will not be bothered with those but motog can pull off some users from 620-720 range
    Well, a year or so back I has the same impression about Micromax and never even thought people were interested. Then this happened India Smartphone Growth Accelerates as "Phablets" Take Center Stage in the Second Quarter of 2013: IDC - prIN24292613
    and it completely changed my perspective of the Indian market and how much price means to the Indian consumer. There are a lot of devices you rightly mentioned which are eating away at the smartphone share of Samsung too.

    I don't think India is too exicted about Motorola phones, no news covered on it so far, will have to see the level of excitement on release.
    11-14-2013 09:26 AM
  6. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Given the newer Lumias that are coming out(1320 and 1520) as the prices go down on the older models(Samsung Ativ S, Lumia 820, 920 and windows phone 8x and 8s) can't these also potentially compete with the Moto G?

    Yes I know processors are different but there are a lot of features on the older WP8 models that still could directly compete with Moto G i think

    I mean companies like T-mobile still have phones like the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S blaze(2011 phones) and even the Galaxy S4G....not to mention the other crappy prepaid android phones, so why not start trying to get rid of the stock by offering the older WP model on Prepaid to combat the Moto G.

    It has a better processor, yes...but throw an 8X beside it....and I actually would take 8x over it tbh.
    11-14-2013 09:42 AM
  7. yogeshgamerz's Avatar
    who cares, i love window phone platform
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    11-14-2013 09:47 AM
  8. Jnbs's Avatar
    Given the newer Lumias that are coming out(1320 and 1520) as the prices go down on the older models(Samsung Ativ S, Lumia 820, 920 and windows phone 8x and 8s) can't these also potentially compete with the Moto G?

    Yes I know processors are different but there are a lot of features on the older WP8 models that still could directly compete with Moto G i think

    I mean companies like T-mobile still have phones like the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S blaze(2011 phones) and even the Galaxy S4G....not to mention the other crappy prepaid android phones, so why not start trying to get rid of the stock by offering the older WP model on Prepaid to combat the Moto G.

    It has a better processor, yes...but throw an 8X beside it....and I actually would take 8x over it tbh.
    But most people want a NEW device not a last years model.. I know most of us here don't care and will get what's best for us, but sheeps and robots don't act like that
    11-14-2013 10:00 AM
  9. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    But most people want a NEW device not a last years model.. I know most of us here don't care and will get what's best for us, but sheeps and robots don't act like that
    That's true but most people who want a new device won't be getting a Moto g either. The target audience for the Moto g is likely a teen or an older adult who wants a decent smartphone at a reasonable price which could also apply to older models of windows phone .
    11-14-2013 10:22 AM
  10. jmshub's Avatar
    Nokia invented the quality low cost smartphone with the 520. Before that, the universal inexpensive phone is just the last year's model, sold at discount.

    So, why do you think that they are suddenly flatfooted and unwilling or unable to compete in this market?
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    11-14-2013 10:24 AM
  11. cckgz4's Avatar
    ^^^ bingo

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    11-14-2013 10:47 AM
  12. Jnbs's Avatar
    Nokia invented the quality low cost smartphone with the 520. Before that, the universal inexpensive phone is just the last year's model, sold at discount.

    So, why do you think that they are suddenly flatfooted and unwilling or unable to compete in this market?
    Never said that.. I believe that Nokia will have a better device coming out on the low end.. But right now there is no one.. I hope the next 72X ,one of the new codenames ;) ,will compete with this phone in features and price
    11-14-2013 11:17 AM
  13. wapoz's Avatar
    This thread in a nutshell:

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    11-14-2013 11:28 AM
  14. broar94's Avatar
    In this price range? The Moto G competes directly with the 520.
    Moto G competes with the low end/lower medium android phones while infinitely better. 720p screen for just 180$ and it has some decent specs for ordinary usage. WP is on a different side al together, Android doesnt need to compete with WP at all. WP still has poor software support.

    I can see many folks in India going for MotoG if it launches and marketed well. While it's no match to Nokia/Samsung's support in the Indian market, It's better than 520/620 and most of the Samsung offerings(below 19K), Motorola is powered by Google so Android 4.4 Kitkat is coming to Moto G in 2014 which makes it a great deal no? I might think about it too ;)
    11-14-2013 12:09 PM
  15. Jnbs's Avatar
    this thread in a nutshell:

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    lol!!!
    11-14-2013 12:35 PM
  16. cckgz4's Avatar
    Moto G competes with the low end/lower medium android phones while infinitely better. 720p screen for just 180$ and it has some decent specs for ordinary usage. WP is on a different side al together, Android doesnt need to compete with WP at all. WP still has poor software support.

    I can see many folks in India going for MotoG if it launches and marketed well. While it's no match to Nokia/Samsung's support in the Indian market, It's better than 520/620 and most of the Samsung offerings(below 19K) Motorola is powered by Google so Android 4.4 Kitkat is coming to Moto G in 2014 which makes it a great deal no? I might think about it too ;)
    That contradiction makes no sense, and I guarantee you that since Google kind of changed their marketing attention to U.S. and EU
    11-14-2013 12:46 PM
  17. broar94's Avatar
    That contradiction makes no sense, and I guarantee you that since Google kind of changed their marketing attention to U.S. and EU
    I was just reading Moto G is coming first to the Emerging markets and Europe first and then US(Jan '14) so your point is moot.
    11-14-2013 12:48 PM
  18. Oliver Newell's Avatar
    Nokia could easily compete with it. They could release an update version of the 520. I know the 525 has been leaked, which is basically the 520 with 1 GB RAM and a better IPS display panel, but it wouldn't be impossible for Nokia to release a better rival for this.
    11-14-2013 02:56 PM
  19. jridgers's Avatar
    The device is sold by Motorola (Google).. Updates are confirmed. Performance is good. Price is killer. More apps, good price, updates..
    ..and no LTE...
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    11-14-2013 02:58 PM
  20. Jnbs's Avatar
    ..and no LTE...
    Well LTE has only been deployed in the U.S (at a large scale) and is not as reliable (at least in my rea and with T-mo), so yes it is a big feature.. But not as huge as it seems
    11-14-2013 03:02 PM
  21. cckgz4's Avatar
    I was just reading Moto G is coming first to the Emerging markets and Europe first and then US(Jan '14) so your point is moot.



    its not moot if its not promoted, which was my point.





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    11-14-2013 06:36 PM
  22. fdalbor's Avatar
    I believe that Nokia (Microsoft) will respond with a 520 type phone with a few enhancements that will compete with this phone head to head. And at a better price. This phone can present a problem; but its a problem that can be fixed. I think its a nice phone; but I wouldn't trade my 820 for it. Plus Google has not done a very good job with distribution. Look at the Nexus series. Now if suddenly these Moto G's appear by the thousands in every carriers stores it could get troublesome. But guest what; it aint gona happen. No the sky is not falling.
    11-14-2013 08:15 PM
  23. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    But most people want a NEW device not a last years model.. I know most of us here don't care and will get what's best for us, but sheeps and robots don't act like that
    That is the android mentality. There is a new android phone every month. Iphone user don't care much about this as they know that not much has changed from their 4s to the 5s. It is the same smooth OS. Same goes for WP. The WP OS smooth, owning a L521 I know that the experience is the same throughout each handset. Buying an HTC 8x for a lower price than what it was and getting a smooth experience makes more sense than getting a new android or a new set of problems. The Samsung s4 still lags and its assumed to be a top of the line android.
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    11-14-2013 09:36 PM
  24. jridgers's Avatar
    Well LTE has only been deployed in the U.S (at a large scale) and is not as reliable (at least in my rea and with T-mo), so yes it is a big feature.. But not as huge as it seems
    It just seems like people go into convulsions when a new phone is released without LTE support these days. Personally, I don't have access to LTE because of my device and I actually find my speeds getting better since I guess everyone else in my area is switching to LTE.
    11-15-2013 12:56 AM
  25. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I don't know of any person who owns a Motorola phone at where I am, considering I and some close friends are huge Motorola fans. I probably had every Micro-TAC, StarTAC (I still have one), and my last was the V3688 I bought in Hannover. In my circle, Motorola is dead.
    If they've released a good product, won't it now recover?
    11-15-2013 05:33 AM
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