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Motorola’s Moto G Review By Kim Flowers

Moto G Mobile Phone

Design:

Made primarily of plastic, the look and feel is very similar to those of you who experienced the Galaxy Nexus. With the curved back, it sits nicely in your hand and for those of us with smaller hands – it’s not pushing the limit on one hand texting.

See full specs of the phone here.

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**The phone is waterproof to up to 1 metres of water however, I didn’t test this due to it being a review model (and knowing me, I’d do something klutzy and push it past the limit).

Camera:

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Sporting a 5 MP camera I took the photos early in the morning on a not-so-light filled day. However, the first one with little Andy was inside the office with loads of downlights and the second is through the window to the outside street.

The full screen picture-snap option I’m of two minds about – I love that I don’t have a small spot where I can hit it to take the picture, the whole screen is the button. On the other hand, focusing the image takes a little more patience as you don’t have the focus point on the screen.

Overall:

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It has the same feel as a Galaxy Nexus but with the higher res screen and a few of the added Motorola features. While it’s a slick little phone, if you’re looking for something a little on the cutting-edge design scale, I wouldn’t recommend this phone.

However, if you’re looking for a phone that’s comfortable to hold, and comes without a bucket load of bloatware and for a reasonable price then this phone would work perfectly.

If you’re looking for a more in-depth view, check out another review here.

Kim
@kimnflowers

Nexmas

It’s Nexmas!

In case you haven’t heard, in the early hours of this morning Google announced their two new modules in the Nexus Smartphone range – the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P.

The 5 will still be packing a lot of the punch that the 6 will be, but holding out on the alloy case that the 6 will be hosting.

Both phones will be sporting the new material look with Google’s updated OS Mashmellow.

The phones are available for preorder and are due for shipping around the end of October… so for those of us in Australia – we might be lucky to get it by Christmas!

For more information – check out Derek Ross’ post with the leaked presenter notes for the 6P and the Nexus Camera.

Check out Google’s blog post about it all.

 

 

 

 

Spotify Android App Review

By Belinda Demy-Geroe

I recently installed the Spotify android app from the Google Play store for free on my Samsung Galaxy S Tab. Once installed the Spotify icon appears on the tablet desktop ready to listen to your favourite songs and share them with friends.

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This is the first time I have purchased an android tablet and being a huge fan of Spotify it is fantastic that the app can be used on this platform as well as iOS9. The layout of the app is awesome and almost identical to what you would see on a Mac, iPad or iPhone device.

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The main menu is positioned at the top left of the tablet screen, featuring search, browse, activity, radio, running and the most important option, your music. User settings and your profile tab can be found at the bottom left.

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Search allows you to find your favourite songs, artists, albums, play lists and profiles. Clicking browse gives users songs on the global and local charts, along with new realeases Spotify android app users can track the activity of other subscribers they are friends with or following.

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The radio tab features personal, recommended and genre stations. Another great option is running, which selects songs that are good to listen to while exercising. I would recommend the Spotify android app for anyone with a device on that platform. App cost: free from the Google Play store for android.

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