12-22-2014 02:02 PM
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  1. EBUK's Avatar
    the only reason not to go for the Moto would be the camera :)
    I thought that until a couple of hours ago when I encountered the issue with certain micro SD card not being supported. I inserted a 16GB class 10 Kingston card that works perfectly in a Samsung S3 mini and in my L735, but is not useable by the Moto G. The ard is recognised, but cannot be written to or read from; it appears empty.

    This issue was supposedly fixed in an update, but my phone is up to date, and the issue is not fixed.

    The longer I have the Moto G, the more I dislike it.
    12-07-2014 09:10 AM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    I thought that until a couple of hours ago when I encountered the issue with certain micro SD card not being supported. I inserted a 16GB class 10 Kingston card that works perfectly in a Samsung S3 mini and in my L735, but is not useable by the Moto G. The ard is recognised, but cannot be written to or read from; it appears empty.

    This issue was supposedly fixed in an update, but my phone is up to date, and the issue is not fixed.

    The longer I have the Moto G, the more I dislike it.
    Wow that is a bummer.. Only 16 and it can't read/write :/ did you try a card from a different manufacturer? same class
    12-07-2014 09:42 AM
  3. Alex Corbu's Avatar
    I had a Moto G 2nd edition until 3 December. I bought the Lumia 730 and I can tell you, is muuuch better than the Moto G 2014. The apps are moving more faster compared to moto(facebook, whatsapp 9gag) and more than this Moto G 2014 is having issues with the RAM, it does not manage it as it should. After a while the multitasking will not work, the apps will close automatically and so on, the battery much better on Lumia. I am very happy with the Lumia 730. WP is way better than Android, for me. Also 36 month life-cycle is something that you should thing about.
    In conclusion: For me Lumia 730 is much better.
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    12-07-2014 10:01 AM
  4. EBUK's Avatar
    did you try a card from a different manufacturer?
    16gb card from Samsung works. Again, class 10, but UHS. Kingston was not UHS. Both cards work in all the other phones and devices I have used. But the Moto G is fussy.

    As for what Alex says, having used both the Moto G 4G and the L735, I would choose the L735. They are roughly the same price here in the UK whether locked or unlocked, and although the Moto G feels nicer to hold, is slightly more pocket friendly, and has LED notifications, the fact that you can't save apps to SD, the terrible (there are no polite works to convey just how darn flippin' awful it is!), temperamental attitude toward SD cards, and lack of removeable battery, all add up to make the L735 a better phone for my needs.

    Yes, Android does have some nice features (notification bar, access to many more quick toggles than Windows Phone), but Windows Phone has some unique features too - quiet hours, unified interface, superior camera software, ability to store apps AND data on SD card, offline maps. (Yes, I know there are apps available to match the WP features, but I'm thinking of the out-of-the-box experience.)

    It's swings and roundabouts, so you have to way up what's important for you. For me, above all else, I needed a good camera. the L735 gives me two goo cameras.

    Edit:
    Moto G does not have NFC. If that's important to you, then the Lumia would be the one to go for.
    Last edited by EBUK; 12-07-2014 at 12:55 PM.
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    12-07-2014 11:46 AM
  5. tapehead's Avatar
    Comparing the 730 to the 510 is difficult because they are entirely different beast. The 510 is not only running an outdated operating system, it's also running on outdated (and aged) hardware. The 730 is a mid-range device, but mid-range doesn't mean the same thing it did back with the original Lumia series. The 730 is lightyears ahead of the Lumia 900 even. You won't be disappointed in the 730.

    Windows Phone 8 has proven to be slicker on a wide variety of phones. This hasn't always been the case with Windows Phone 7, even if I do think WP7 had far more charm. The Motorola phone after 2 years will turn into your 510, if not entirely worse. The 730 after two years while just feel a bit behind the curve, but it will still be as snappy as from Day 1.
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    12-07-2014 05:31 PM
  6. Slovenix's Avatar
    You know what, feel free to go with the Lumia 730. For apps you said you need it's true to stick with Android because they got more features and functionality (check Facebook's messenger on Android versus the Windows). Hope Windows 10 brings more things for the developers to play with. However for a Phone with these specifications WP works really well. No matter what the benchmarks says, the real use is smooth on Lumia 730/735. There are some resumes and loading sometimes, but its getting better with system updates + applications and their updates.
    And no matter if you like the camera and front camera selfies and that stuff I'm pretty sure it will make you play around with it. :)
    12-07-2014 07:30 PM
  7. jomarr's Avatar
    Yeah but they are almost like IE overlays not true browsers.. Like on iOS
    UC Browser is different. It's my primary browser. It's great and fast.

    Get the 730. The reviews for Moto G's camera are horrible. Also, if you use the speakers of your phone, the 730 does not disappoint. It sounds wayyyy better than my 1520. (I'm kinda jealous about that. My mom has the 730)

    Also card slot on the 730 is up to 128GBs while the Moto G can only handle up to 32GBs.

    Another thing is 1GB of RAM will go a long way in Windows Phone. In Android, not so much..

    Also if you're into such things, the 730 is dual sim.
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    12-07-2014 07:44 PM
  8. prasath1234's Avatar
    If you want a good fb get an Moto g.Am very light user of fb in windows.If you are opting for WP have a good android for your apps.I have Moto g 1st generation only for app but soon I will sell it nd get nexus 7 2013 by spending few bucks but I love my Moto g.It sometimes lag if you stress I very much that is it but any bank transaction I do only in wp.I feel wp is safe for that.l carry 2 phones seems odd but I dont care.i love my Lumia 820 better than moto g.
    From Windows phone
    12-08-2014 12:17 AM
  9. fraglord94's Avatar
    How is fb beta on the 730 compared to the MotoG ? All I care about is viewing news feed,pictures,and commenting. I don't do anything else. Raw speed and performance is all I care about. I don't mind the app missing a few features if it is faster on the 730.
    Cheers.

    EDIT: I would like a faster app than a more feature loaded one.
    Also, how is the performance of Whatsapp on 730 vs MotoG. Because its really slow on the 510.(10 sec startup !!!)
    Last edited by fraglord94; 12-08-2014 at 07:22 AM.
    12-08-2014 07:11 AM
  10. Slovenix's Avatar
    How is fb beta on the 730 compared to the MotoG ? All I care about is viewing news feed,pictures,and commenting. I don't do anything else. Raw speed and performance is all I care about. I don't mind the app missing a few features if it is faster on the 730.
    Cheers.

    EDIT: I would like a faster app than a more feature loaded one.
    Also, how is the performance of Whatsapp on 730 vs MotoG. Because its really slow on the 510.(10 sec startup !!!)
    Like I've said, if you need Facebook and Whatsapp you should look at Android. Not because of the speed, simply because WP is not supported by those companies like on Android or iOS. And it's more friendly for sharing things on Android.

    I can't help you by being objective about this
    If all you want to hear is that Lumia is better. You won't get many unbiased replies on Windows Central, of course everyone is going to defend it. I love my Lumia and some specific apps and the camera, but social networks and messaging apps are sure not one of those as I also own an Android to compare.

    However for those two devices yes I can say that you should go for the Lumia, Yes Whatsapp is lighting fast !! - just checking it on my 735. For Facebook app, it does too open just fine for me if you have fast internet, it does not show the same feed like on Android because its not made by Facebook, but Microsoft. Some features are lacking and Messenger is far better on Android, but yes it works pretty nice and fast on WP too. Hopefully we get all the features when Windows 10 comes.
    Last edited by Slovenix; 12-08-2014 at 08:20 AM.
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    12-08-2014 07:59 AM
  11. Aniket Mhatre's Avatar
    Moto g 2014 has same battery as the previous moto g version so battery performance will be bad cause of 5 inch screen. 16gb internal memory + sd card slot is advantage over 730. Camera wise moto g isn't bad but not good as 730. Android has no restrictions so unsafe but windows phone have too many restrictions so os is safe. Basic apps like facebook, whatsapp and other such apps are better on android.

    Nokia Lumia 925 India
    12-09-2014 07:14 AM
  12. Nikhil Bhargav's Avatar
    Both are equally good and capable phones! it boils down to what is your personal preference of the OS! i have used both and despite few additional features and loads of customization have ditched android for good! i don't feel left out one bit!
    12-20-2014 03:44 AM
  13. cbobb123's Avatar
    Moto g 2014 has same battery as the previous moto g version so battery performance will be bad cause of 5 inch screen. 16gb internal memory + sd card slot is advantage over 730. Camera wise moto g isn't bad but not good as 730. Android has no restrictions so unsafe but windows phone have too many restrictions so os is safe. Basic apps like facebook, whatsapp and other such apps are better on android.

    Nokia Lumia 925 India
    My moto g battery life is great. So don't make up crap if you don't have it. Android being unsafe is just a myth. And I have a 32gb SD card in mine.
    12-20-2014 04:12 AM
  14. Aniket Mhatre's Avatar
    My moto g battery life is great. So don't make up crap if you don't have it. Android being unsafe is just a myth. And I have a 32gb SD card in mine.

    According to you android is safe lol.. And for your kind information i said battery backup may be less cause of bigger screen. So i am not creating any myth. Even i use a moto g 2nd generation for your kind information. Compared to moto g(1) battery backup is less.
    12-20-2014 04:16 AM
  15. mathsisbest's Avatar
    I have the original Moto G, the Moto E, the Moto G 2014, and the Lumia 735.

    I must say that the Moto G 2014 in many respects is worse than the Moto E and Moto G. The dual front facing speakers are a gimmick - they're worse than the Moto E. I was disappointed with the 720p display on a 5inch display with such a low ppi. The older Moto G is better than the 2014 version! The battery life was poor, lasting me 12 hours max with very little use.

    Now the Lumia 735 is very good for its price. In the UK it costs the same as the Moto G 2014. Its display is much better than the Moto G, with ClearBlack display and a very fluid OS. It is faster. It has a much better battery life - I can use it for over 2 days even after playing games for 5+ hours. The camera is much better.

    If you really want apps, I would prefer the Moto G and even the Moto E over the Moto G 2014. The Moto G 2014 is a downgrade from the Moto E and Moto G.
    12-20-2014 04:40 AM
  16. mathsisbest's Avatar
    My moto g battery life is great. So don't make up crap if you don't have it. Android being unsafe is just a myth. And I have a 32gb SD card in mine.
    I have the Moto E, G and the G 2014. The Moto G 2014 was a downgrade compared to the Moto E/G. The battery was a lot worse. Android is pretty safe, but Windows Phone is pretty safe too. Get a Lumia 735 and you will never use your Moto G 2014 again (you may still use the original Moto G as that is still good).
    12-20-2014 04:47 AM
  17. dirtyvu's Avatar
    Yeah but they are almost like IE overlays not true browsers.. Like on iOS

    This is so wrong on many levels, I don't even know where to start. The makers of these browsers like Opera would be offended
    12-22-2014 02:01 PM
  18. mathsisbest's Avatar
    This is so wrong on many levels, I don't even know where to start. The makers of these browsers like Opera would be offended
    Opera is in beta right now and is pretty poor right now though
    12-22-2014 02:02 PM
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