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Motorola Moto G4 16GB Unlocked Black - £120.51 (~AU$209), Battlestar Galactica BR - $40.81, Star Trek TNG BR - $70 @ Amazon UK

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This deal is absolutely going crazy @ HUKD

Can confirm Amazon UK will ship to Australia at the price above

Screen size 5.5 inches
Screen resolution 1080x1920
Camera 13 MP
Video [email protected], HDR

Full specs here

Thanks to OldBugger:

A few comments have arisen here regarding warranty from Amazon. I can confirm from online chat that:

  • Amazon will replace or refund the cost of the mobile phone if it becomes faulty within a year
  • Return postage to UK will also be refunded

I have used Amazon for years now (UK and US) and have had nothing but excellent experiences with returns and refunds. I would even state that I prefer buying from them over any other retailer locally or otherwise.


Some other Amazon UK box-set deals thanks to Slick Deals :)

Battlestar Galactica - The Complete Series [Blu-ray] [2004-2009][Region Free] [1978] - £23.57 (~AU$40.81)

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1-7 [Blu-ray] [Region Free] - £40.24 (~AU$70)

Price History at C CamelCamelCamel K Keepa.

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closed Comments

  • ummm….wat's sim-free?

    • +2

      Just the phone, outright, as-is

      Edit Took it out, save the confusion

      • Correct term is unlocked, sim-free sounds like the old simless GSM phones.

        • +1

          Good point :)

        • +7

          CDMA not GSM.

        • @expertreader: That's the one

        • -1

          Nope.

          Locked means it's locked to particular carrier. You can get phones which are unlocked, but are provided with a provider SIM/branding/etc.

          SIM-free means no provider, it's just the phone.

          Or in short, SIM-free implies unlocked, but unlocked might not be SIM-free.

        • +1

          @sane: You're explaining carrierless. :P
          Never really heard it called 'simless'.

        • @expertreader: You brought some golden memories back, mate! Those CDMA boxes which you use and throw. Nothing to insert or replace. And horrible battery life with most of them. :)

      • +1

        I'm surprised how it is a deal for you as it's not Australian Stock and you were telling me that you wouldn't touch phones from grey import

        • +3

          I noticed you revoked your vote, had me wondering

          1) I specifically said grey-import Samsungs, and I still stand by that
          2) this is from Amazon, 1 of the most reputable places I can think of to buy from
          3) still finding out about Motorola and their international warranty
          4) sometimes you have to go against what you might believe in, if the masses will benefit from it.

        • +2

          @Spackbace: sometimes you have to go against what you might believe in, if the masses will benefit from it.

          I'm glad that you have realized it now

        • -2

          @OzSikhs:

          Forget the other points huh?

          And why'd you revoke your vote?

        • +2

          @Spackbace: Pro'ly because he wanted to.

    • +6

      British and Americans refer to unlocked handsets as SIM free. Confusing for Aussies

  • +1

    Good deal considering I paid $300 for the Moto G3 earlier this year

    • +1

      xioami finally have. model with band 28, the note 3 international so for under $300 might be better for Australian market.

  • This the waterproof model?

    • +2

      No, the G3 has some waterproofing, but they took that feature out for the G4 (this one).

      • +1

        Was it even waterproof? Since you can make up the tests for IP* certification consumers are often misled by claims of waterproofing.

        • The G3 certainly isn't "take it swimming" waterproof, but more than good enough to survive dropping it in the bathtub (or using it in the shower according to one comment I read). Plenty of testing to be found online if you care to check it out.

  • +2

    2gb ram dammit cmon i thot 3gb standard these days… my samsung s3 had 2gb…. would buy it if it had 3gb

    • +4

      i thot 3gb standard these days

      Yes in mid to high range smartphones, not budget phones.

      • +2

        This is usually $400ish?

        • +1

          Only because the prices are inflated here, you can get these for USD $199 at Amazon.

        • @stuhtb: That's AU$260… My Xiaomi Mi Note Pro was the same price with 4GB of RAM.
          Apples to oranges, sure, but 2GB is still a little crappy for the price.

          Edit: For ~$200 2GB isn't bad, but I mean I can understand people expecting more when this phone is aimed more at the upper mid-tier market - the ~$300-350 pricerange. It's slipped down a tier possibly due to the lack of RAM.

        • +4

          @dyl: It's 200 dollars, it's a budget Android. Flagships from Samsung cost 4 times as much.

        • +1

          @Diji1: Explained above - $200 is bargain price, it's actually a $300-350 phone. Even at $200 though, all the Xiaomi phones at a similar price have 3GB.

        • +2

          @dyl: This phone is not targeted at upper-mid tier market, at most it could be mid tier. The moto x is their upper-mid. The Moto z play and z force is their flagship (at least going to be once released). The moto g is ridiculously marked up in Aus. The Moto G3 first came out for under USD $220, now it sells for like USD $179 ~ AUD $234, we pay about AUD $290+ here from local retailers.

          The price doesn't automatically change a phones market category, the OnePlus phones cost almost half the price of its competing brands and even it at times beat them on value. At ~$200, you really should not be complaining about the 2GB RAM, especially by comparing it to Xiaomi phones that don't even locally sell here.

        • -1

          @stuhtb:

          the OnePlus phones cost almost half the price of its competing brands

          Its competing brands have 4GB of RAM if this is half the price. I'm more indicating its competitors are the $200-300 phones with 3GB of RAM and (sometimes) 32GB storage. I just see it as if you're already spending $200-230, you might as well spend $250 and have specifications you know will still keep up in 6-12 months and have the added advantage of 32GB+.

          you really should not be complaining about the 2GB RAM, especially by comparing it to Xiaomi phones that don't even locally sell here.

          Sorry but why does this change anything? This is imported stock from the UK (China is actually closer). Comparing imported stock to imported stock, that's fair.
          If you found it for $200 (or even +GST, $220) locally, I'd agree that's far better.

          Edit: BAND 28???? I take all I said back. This ain't bad for band 28 lovers.
          Locally, no benefit to band 28 (it's slower??) but for those who benefit, enjoy!

        • -1

          @dyl:

          Edit: BAND 28???? I take all I said back. This ain't bad for band 28 lovers.
          Locally, no benefit to band 28 (it's slower??) but for those who benefit, enjoy!

          Lol :)

        • +1

          @Spackbace:

          What's with the anonymous hate?! :/

        • @dyl: Xiaomi Note Pro has too big screen though. Moto G4 has the perfect screen size.

      • +1

        oh i thot moto g was the mid range.

        the moto e is their budget line and the moto x is the flagship?

        • +1

          I'm sure stock Android runs fine on this.
          There are comparison videos that show even the most basic tasks take more time than necessary on the S7.

        • @Rorschach: yeh i know… currently rocking a cheapo chinese phone with 3Gb ram. it has no 850MHZ and im on Telstra. 2G will shutdown in DEC so i need to find a phone by then.. just dun like going backwards to 2GB ram lol

        • @dabell:
          Haha, understandable!
          I'd recommend saving up some more and getting the OnePlus 3 or the recently posted LeMax 2, enough RAM to OD on :)

    • +2

      it's nowhere near the issue of older phones. Stock android is pretty aggressive with parking apps in order to reduce power usage so you'll generally struggle to ever use over 3GB on a device (even if it has more).

      They key reason more RAM will be useful is with Android 7 and multitasking with multiple apps on the screen at the same time (thus why the Galaxy S7 with 4GB is kind of useful). Android 5 and 6 seems to have a target of 2GB so you're generally fine with a device like that.

      And I say generally because [url=http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/11/12147782/moto-g4-plus-review-android]the G4 is generally awful[/url] performance-wise and that has nothing to do with RAM. It's the overall terrible hardware they put in the thing. Even if it gets an Android 7 update it's probably going to be more terrible regardless of the amount of RAM you put in it.

  • +2

    2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
    CDMA 800 / 1900 - XT1625
    3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - XT1622
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - XT1625
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - XT1624
    4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 40(2300) - XT1622
    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 25(1900), 26(850), 41(2500) - XT1625
    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300) - XT1624
    Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
    GPRS Yes
    EDGE Yes

    • The bands are the same as Aus aren't they?

      • +1

        band 28!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Oh that damn one lol

        • Why the !!!!!!!!! ?

        • @amts: cos so many cheap droids dont have it (especially chinadroids, although i recognise this isnt a chinadroid).

          700mhz 4G is life changing if you ever travel regionally on optus or telstra.

        • @xyron: Rightio! I wasn't sure whether you were excited or didn't see B28 on the list.

          Now I'm just wondering if I can forgo the dual sim. Have been waiting for a pricedrop locally (or ebay offer) of the G4 Plus.

        • band 28 bought a new phone for it and have never looked back …..

          2gb vs 3 gb …… I can only run s a all number of apps at the same time due to screen size….. and you want to dump apps if you aren't using your phone to save power ….. these aren't PC s that are turned on , have apps running in the background and aren't worried about power consumption.

    • +1

      This is a model SM4360AE7B1 which according to here gets Band28.

      Tempted but I'll sit it out for a 5" Redmi 4 (2.5D-FHD, SD625)

  • So is this dual sim like the aussie model. 4g on one sim and 3g on the other?

    • +2

      Single-sim, dual sim is more expensive

  • +12

    was about to pull the trigger on this but on reflection i think the redmi note 3 is a much better bet thanks to the fingerprint reader and faster snapdragon 650 (the 617 is a bit of a slug, apparently).

    • +1

      Love the fingerprint unlock on my redmi note 3.

      • ignore

  • +4

    Please note that this is a normal Moto G4, not the G4 Plus with the fingerprint scanner and better camera

    Still a great deal

  • warranty?

  • +7

    This is strong challenger to RMN3P.

    Pros of G4

    • Much better display in terms of contrast and colour reproduction
    • Better camera but still struggles in low light
    • Close to vanilla Android
    • Relatively fast update

    Pros of RMN3P

    • Fingerprint sensor
    • Bigger battery
    • dual sim
    • Better chipset and more ram on paper (though it comes with a bloated OS)
    • Amazon lists the G4 dual sim white version for about $1 more

      • +1

        I see it like 30 pounds more?

    • -4

      The redmi note 3 pro (snapdragon 616) actually has basically the same chipset as the moto g4 (snapdragon 617) on paper though a slightly older version which is only missing QC3.0.
      I think you're mixing it up with the non-pro which has a snapdragon 650

      • +5

        You are mixing up the 5" Redmi 3 (SD616) with 5.5" Redmi 3 Note (SD650).

      • +1

        You are the one mixing up models. Redmi 3 Pro (non note) is the one with s616.

        Also there's quite a few more differences between the s616 and s617. The s617 is considerably better.

        • +2

          Oh I see now.
          My mistake

  • +1

    Also be aware this is only the single sim version
    The current amazon.co.uk descriptions for the black and the white versions are:
    - Motorola Moto G4 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
    - Motorola Moto G4 16GB Dual SIM-Free Smartphone - White
    No mention of dual SIM for the black version.

    The plus version is Au$399 local supply currently.

  • +1

    showing as 158.50 pounds

    • Yep, price is back up :(

    • Oh well. wasn't meant to be.

  • What a deal. Missed it though :(

  • +2

    Its back in stock. Just ordered it at the lower price.

  • New price is £129.99

    • +2

      It was before, but we don't pay VAT :) So it's cheaper for us to buy it and pay freight, than it is for someone in the UK to buy!

    • Still works out to $209 Aus delivered.

      • +3

        confirm, still GBP 120.51
        bought one, thanks for posting

  • +3

    Bargain. Great post.

  • Oh? no warranty. for imported phones.

  • Do these have provision to expand memory?

    • Up to 256gb MicroSD

  • How would charging the phone work? I'm thinking of buying this for my dad.

    • What do you mean?

    • +1

      Same here, just bought one for my Dad… Am assuming it's charged with a mini USB cable

      • +2

        Yeah Micro USB and has quick charge :)

    • -3

      Do your Dad a favour and buy him a dock so he can join civilised society.

  • single sim no deal for me

  • +1

    Why does the description now say no B28?

    Note: this phone misses out on Band 28, which may affect rural 4G

    • I did it early on, misread the earlier comment! Oops!

      • Didn't even notice it before :)

    • band 28 isn't just rural 4G it's also the one used in capital cities for band aggregation …..

  • How is the battery? Can it last for a day with average use?

  • +1

    Thanks OP! Looks like a great phone

  • +2

    Am I the only one who cares about Battles tar galactica.