If it has NFC I would buy it, it perfect for me. I use google wallet most of the time. It's fast and easier than using plastic card or cash.
ovi das, 14 Jan 2014@imti
what is OTG bro...
plz explainBecos there is no SD card slot, so you use a flash USB drive. All your file, songs, movies are stored on that flash memory and you connect that flash to the phone using usb-miniUSB cable any time you want them offline.
That is OTG. Just Google it.
carlos1988, 14 Jan 2014this phone is brilliant had it a couple of days now and i love it... still no 4.4 in the uk ye... moreRestart your phone after checking for update. If still not working, try with Wi-Fi, still not working try with charger plugged in.
Joy, 14 Jan 2014Important: My Apologies for Longer posts..!!! Can't help myself here.
At First, my bad for... moreThank you for your kind reply, I agree some of your critics but some of them are mistaken.
1- Microsoft gains nothing from MicroSD, they didn't founded anything relevant with SD, it is actually FAT file system what Microsoft gathering money from.
And they have right to do, because if you make money from other people's ideas or products you should pay for it.
2- I don't think they pay nothing more than 5 dollars per device to microsoft, yeah if you sell more you pay also more but you also gain money? am I right?
3- Indeed it is a cheap device, but it is not an excuise for this handicap, I mean if you bought 8 gb version and out of memory, so what...
Delete unwanted games, old photos, cache data?
For how long?
Will you have past with your device in this way, I mean will be there snapshots or some clips of your own rememberance?
Wedding invitations or parties, holidays, activities...
Do you think you going to have a backup device or something on all of thoose moments or some may be?
I don't think so...
Our brain is great, magic, fantastic computer but.
He also forgets.
A simple SD-Slot means nothing, the meaning is BACKING-UP.
And we don't have good enough believe against cloud privacy, not hiding anything means not somethings needs to be remain as private.
Don't take above comments offensive, I told just mine opinions as you did.
Good luck with it.
And the other commentair,
MicroSD doesn't slow your device down, get faster cards from known good quality brands and you'll see.
It is your myth may be but true.
Just letting you know.
SOME SD CARDS SLIGHTLY FASTER THAN EMMC STORAGES.
You may be think, NAND drives are faster...
Partially: yes, but it is not...
They saying you it is flash storage but they not saying it is not NAND, because it is eMMC (Same technology as SD).
i am amazed by this phone! the long-living battery alone is an A+++++. I charged it 100% yesterday at 4pm, its now 11pm and it still has 25% left although I used it all the time [mostly on wifi, but 3g as well] with all types of notifications on, messaging, calling, browsing, uploading, downloading, filming, snaping pictures, playing - you name it! i skyped with video on 3g for 20 minutes, and 1,5 hrs on wifi and its still alive and kicking! after a good amount of apps installed it hasnt slowed down one bit! it actually seems faster than my laptop, and surely 3x faster than my iPod Touch! i couldnt have spent 160 euros in a better way!!
Finally a Google Play version, but for now, USA region only.
hi Indian frnds.don't waste u r time.u can go to Sony or Samsung or HTC or Nokia(for windows).b coz how many days waiting?.with out service centers how is possible sales.I think Motorola company interesting to Europe countries only.so don't waste u r time .
this phone is brilliant had it a couple of days now and i love it... still no 4.4 in the uk yet but carnt fault it really... anyone got 4.4 in the uk yet?
Joy, 14 Jan 2014Important: My Apologies for Longer posts..!!! Can't help myself here. At First, my bad for... morethe reason why they are not including micro sd slot is beucos it will slow down ur phone after some time, that is why htc does not includ it aswell, its not beucs the price
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2014Putting a microSD slot is 100 dollar, it will not make phone expensive, may be 10 dollar more?... moreImportant: My Apologies for Longer posts..!!! Can't help myself here.
At First, my bad for not communicating well, actually I meant I liked Moto strategy of selling cheap phones with good specs and quality (good specs meaning better but not the best).
Secondly, when I was referring to Samsung, with all respect to their Galaxy Line, I was referring to their 8K-18K range but no way i was comparing this piece to I9500/S4, even in my dreams.
Thirdly, in case of Apple, I've clearly meant that for next Size variant apple indeed charges 100$ extra, but MotoG 16GB to 8GB difference is 20$. I was thankful that they didn't inflated their price. I know, one would miss SD card too on it, but overall if you can grab a Dual sim version, 16GB phone for less than 15000, I would be a happy deal. Today iPhone4 came in news again to be sold for 15000 in India, 8GB model. As someone also said, MS holds the patent for SD Card and in Case of Android, MS earns more on android than Surface due to patents.
Lastly for value to money aspect, this phone matters a lot. Probably, this phone will come with KitKat out of box and will even be good for android developers. Hoping, they would release a developer version too (32GB) just like Moto X. If rightly priced, this phone will change the mid-price market and can give a touch competition to all.
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2014Putting a microSD slot is 100 dollar, it will not make phone expensive, may be 10 dollar more?... moreYou should know that Microsoft has patent for SD slot on devices, so maybe thats the reason why doesnt every phone have SD support.
For any crybabies "OMG no sd card slot"
Ofc there isn't , google owns motorola and they said their Nexus devices won't be getting SD card slots. So it will always apply to motorola too.
Btw, google "Meenova". It solves all your Storage problems !
Joy, 14 Jan 2014Bro, you must understand that the guys seated in Motorola and Google are way smarter and exper... morePutting a microSD slot is 100 dollar, it will not make phone expensive, may be 10 dollar more?
8 gb is nothing, actually its about 6 gb.
This is the reason I won't buy any google branded phones, it is not important how much cheap the phone is.
I'm sure there are many people thinks like me, but there are also people just buy this crap blindly.
If no one buy google googles then they will certainly re-consider what they doing wrong.
You spoken about Samsung's strategy but only them who producing most advanced useful phones rightnow.
I9500 is coated with polymer-plastic but it has also everything what you can expect.
A lot of sensors, acceptable battery life and it is also removable-replacable, hard buttons, indicator lights, MICRO SD SLOT, etc...
Thats why I keep buying Samsung phones, because there is no alternative for me, not important how much it make feels cheap...
GOOGLE is gaining enough profits from other countries ..and bussy in production ...it takes time to launch in india ...may be it be released in feb 1st week
ovi das, 14 Jan 2014@imti what is OTG bro... plz explainOTG is a cable through with you can connect your phone to any USB device like Pen Drive.
venkat23, 14 Jan 2014After ur comment i surfed a lot .. and i saw dat OTG can be accesed by 3rd party apps.. like &... more@ venkat23
The problem with 'Stick Mount' and "Quick Mount' and all the others is that they require the phone to be rooted to work.
It's better to just stay with v4.3 if you use OTG a lot (I do),and v4.4 doesn't offer much anyway.