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Old 26th December 2013, 18:03   #17341
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Battery life is pretty impressive. I am using 3g or WiFi all the time. I hardly game but use pulse, whatsapp,Facebook all day + 2 email accounts.

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As kit kat is supposed to be efficient on ram usage can you share the free ram out of the box?
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Old 26th December 2013, 18:48   #17342
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As kit kat is supposed to be efficient on ram usage can you share the free ram out of the box?
Currently after installing a few apps its as below.



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Old 27th December 2013, 00:37   #17343
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Thanks man.

Yes it updated to 4.4.2. Got the micro Sim activated only an hr ago. So now using the Moto G properly. The phone is butter smooth. Loved the UI and the dialer and everything so far about it.

Its too early to say anything about the battery life. May be after a couple of days of useage. The moto assist is a fantastic feature.

Also got 50GB drive storage free for 2 years. I mean how much can a company give for $200?? Seeing this I feel others are just ripping us customers.

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Forgot to add this. One issue I noticed is that on the Tbhp app the lower panel is hidden behind the soft on screen buttons.

@mods pls merge this with the above post. On mobile app and unable to add pic in edit mode.

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Good to read your experiences. I use the nexus 4 and feel that the Moto G is like a junior Nexus. It surely is the phone to beat for anyone looking for a great phone at a great price. 100 times better than going in for the cheaper brands that are popular in India these days, IMHO.
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Old 27th December 2013, 09:08   #17344
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Updated my Nexus 4 to 4.4.2 and there is some major heating issues. This was initially observed when I got my phone last year with Android 4.2. During continuous usage on 3G or Wi-Fi the area near the camera gets heated. This time again after upgrading to 4.4.2, am facing the same issues.

Also, suddenly Google+ seems to be eating away my battery life. I don't use any social networking site on my phone except for twitter maybe and Google+ is somehow activated on its own and uses ~60% of my battery life all of a sudden. This really sucks, cause I can live with turning off my data usage but not with a dead phone.
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Old 27th December 2013, 09:44   #17345
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I use the nexus 4 and feel that the Moto G is like a junior Nexus. It surely is the phone to beat for anyone looking for a great phone at a great price. 100 times better than going in for the cheaper brands that are popular in India these days, IMHO.
100% agree with your statement. I have nexus 4 and now got Moto G, it is younger brother of nexus.

Battery life came around for 1 day 10 hours and still 10% remaining. And this is with 3g on, what's app and regular calls.
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Old 27th December 2013, 13:23   #17346
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Guys,

After 2 days of use age i can safely say that Moto G is one of the best Phones i have used. Its fluidic, Smooth and lag free. Battery is pretty awesome. Now one issue i noticed is this:

I send out multi sms to my friends 2 mobile numbers. Till i was on Samsung i never faced this mms issue. As soon as I add 2 numbers in a sms Recipient it changes to MMS. Please see screen shots below.

Now, both the numbers i am sending sms to are saved as "Mobile" in my contact list.

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I first thought that its just showing up as MMS but sending out normal sms only, but later i got to know from my friend who i was texting that he is receiving my sms on one number and mms on his other number.

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Old 27th December 2013, 13:38   #17347
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Guys,

Found the solution. Its a setting that I over looked. Never had to bother earlier so didn't go in that direction.



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Old 29th December 2013, 15:19   #17348
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Found some posts which suggest that moto G in India will be dual SIM. If true, will have to choose between the galaxy s3 or S4 mini. I don't want dual sim phone.

Can nexus 4 users please tell which among the three - S3, S4 mini and nexus 4 has a better screen.

I know the s4 mini does not have a full hd screen. But it is 2/3 k below the s3.

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I don't want dual sim phone.

Can nexus 4 users please tell which among the three - S3, S4 mini and nexus 4 has a better screen.

I know the s4 mini does not have a full hd screen. But it is 2/3 k below the s3.
S4 mini is a dual sim phone. So I guess you're left to chose between S3and Nexus4.
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Old 29th December 2013, 17:26   #17350
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any news on when moto g will be released in India?
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Found some posts which suggest that moto G in India will be dual SIM. If true, will have to choose between the galaxy s3 or S4 mini. I don't want dual sim phone.

Can nexus 4 users please tell which among the three - S3, S4 mini and nexus 4 has a better screen.

I know the s4 mini does not have a full hd screen. But it is 2/3 k below the s3.
S3 and Nexus 4 have different types of screens. S3 has Super Amoled display so colours are saturated while Nexus has IPS LCD so colours are more natural. My brother is using Nexus 4 and the screen is excellent. And performance wise Nexus 4 is much smooth to operate as it doesnt have any bloatware as compared to samsung. So my vote goes for Nexus 4.
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any news on when moto g will be released in India?
It will be launched in January most probably.
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Old 29th December 2013, 22:49   #17353
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S3 and Nexus 4 have different types of screens. S3 has Super Amoled display so colours are saturated while Nexus has IPS LCD so colours are more natural. My brother is using Nexus 4 and the screen is excellent. And performance wise Nexus 4 is much smooth to operate as it doesnt have any bloatware as compared to samsung. So my vote goes for Nexus 4.
Not to forget the 2GB RAM on Nexus 4 vs 1 GB RAM On the S3. This makes a world of difference on the performance. The only thing that the S3 beats Nexus 4 is on the camera part.
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Old 30th December 2013, 09:21   #17354
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Have anyone upgraded the android version for Samsung Note 2 from 4.1.2 ? I see that US versions get firmware upgrade, however when I updated the software OTA it is still in 4.1.2
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Have anyone upgraded the android version for Samsung Note 2 from 4.1.2 ? I see that US versions get firmware upgrade, however when I updated the software OTA it is still in 4.1.2
Yes I have upgraded mine to 4.3. Was done around a month back actually. It was done through OTA only. FYI mine was bought in India only.
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