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My next smartphone dilemma

I have 2 phones at present. The iPhone 5S and Moto G.

The 5S is beautifully made. It takes great photos with zero effort. Just press the shutter button. It has fantastic audio quality and is married with great software and a smashing Eco system.

The Moto G is a low priced android phone. It does everything really well with an average camera and audio quality.

And yet both phones annoy me. The Moto G doesn’t look or feel special (it’s not meant to be either), the camera and audio are not at the level I’ve witnessed in other phones. The 5S is near perfect except I am having battery life issues and a few random reboots. I would like it to have a bigger screen but that is not the end of the world. In fact, the 5S is near perfection. Except it is so good, it has become so boring.

So what do I get next? At the moment I’m not convinced there is anything that offers anything better. Other options are similar but not better. So what would you recommend? I am leaning towards a Note 3 again.

Why I hate my iPhone 5S but love my Moto G when it comes to battery life

This isn’t an android vs Apple post, so if you comment like it is be warned I will delete your comment 🙂

This is merely highlighting a major frustration I have with the iPhone 5S. I am a power user. I now have 245 apps installed on my iPhone which is a reduced number, as following my last post on this, I looked at the number of apps using notifications and background services and removed at least one third.

And no matter what I try and do, I need a charger around 1pm otherwise by 3pm it will be flat. Not an issue if near a charging point, but it seems pointless having a smartphone that can’t last 24 hours. Not that smart really! The only consolation is the iPhone 5S charges really really fast.

Turning to the Moto G, it lasts a full 36 hours or more. And this is just bliss. In fact, I have managed to get 3 days out of one battery charge. Take yesterday for example, the battery level has only dropped 18% from 7am to 11pm on the Moto G.

I don’t want bigger, better cameras and screens, I want phones that last 3 days on one charge. Maybe a phone with light cells built in to the fabric/shell that recharge it. Battery technology really needs to leap forward to keep up with mobile demand usage.

Moto G arrives at Phones 4 U – a low priced android phone with decent performance

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Phones4U have an exclusive on the freshly announced Moto G, by offering the white backed version.

Phones 4U is offering the new device in both 8GB and 16GB versions of the Moto G and can now be ordered online for delivery showing as November 22, but it will arrive in shops tomorrow.

The 8GB Moto G will cost just £119.95 plus a £10 top-up voucher on pay-as-you-go, and the 16GB will run for £149.95 plus the same £10 top-up voucher.

The Moto G includes a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400, 4.5-inch 720p display, 1GB of RAM, 5MP main camera, and either 8GB or 16GB storage.

If you want a cheap android phone, this looks like a good bet.