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UK Motorola RAZR i going cheap on eBay - new with warranty

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Just wanted to let anyone keen who missed the EE clearance that the left over stock went to this Ebay seller who specialises in T-Mobile.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4d0e079e6b

I've got one already - it's legit and comes with 12 months warranty. Had it unlocked from a good EBay unlocker a couple of days later.

Except for the terrible build quality/design, screen size, battery life, and garbage Orange software, I think the SD is better. But the build quality on the Moto is fantastic, and the 'to-the-edge' screen is pure eye sex. Glad I made the change, especially because it's unlocked now, but I can tell I'll miss using the SD. Will keep it as a spare. Will hopefully have it unlocked by Orange shortly, but it's with CISAS for now. That's a story for another day.

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

That's where the unlock code came from. Just over two days, and a good price I thought. I don't know either seller - just letting you know the stuff is available at a decent price.

The bluetooth speaker is not bad either. The deal as a whole is exactly what t-mobile were clearing the gear for. Pretty damn happy.

I'll wait to see how much the new Moto X is though. US built and hopefully below 4.7", with 'mid-range' specs. Could be the perfect phone, if XiaoMi hasn't already beat them to it with the Mi2s.

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I was thinking about making the change, but would prefer a bigger screen.

How do you find the battery life? Is it alot faster than the SD? Also do you notice the lower res?

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How do you find the battery life?

It's definitely better than the SD, but not as great as I thought based on the reviews. It's hard to do an apples with apples, but I would say maybe 30 - 40% max better. I can comfortably go a full day wihout a charge, but often had a dead SD by the time I got home if I was at work, and then out at night. That's based on a general light mixture of texting, the odd call or two, and mostly internet browsing - not much youtube or gaming. I still need to do some battery testing and tweak things to see how good I can get it. This is all based on out-of-the-box stuff.

Take it with a pinch of salt, but it's definitely better. I haven't upgraded to the latest version of Android though, so that may improve it, although I've heard JB has caused a few issues for some people.

Is it alot faster than the SD?

I haven't noticed much difference at all. I haven't done any benchmarks, but it feels ever so slightly slower in the menus and flicking through the homes screens, but faster in browsing and videos playback. I hope that helps. The little bit of gaming I've done make me think it's slightly quicker there too, but I haven't noticed any difference at a functional level, or even enough to be 'obvious'.

Also do you notice the lower res?

Yes - one of the first things I noticed. Bothered me at first, because the SD density is pretty nice, but now I've had it for a few weeks, it doesn't really matter, and part of it is definitely to do with the glass and how fingerprints show on it. Everything is great to look at and I can't 'see' the pixels clearly or anything like that. It's just possible to notice an ever-so-slight difference in sharpness overall. Side by side, you'd say the RAZR i 'feels' the tiniest bit grainy to look at, although we're talking resolutions that the eye can only just pick up on. It's more the glass than the resolution.

As you can tell from my response, it's all much of a muchness. The battery life is definitely better, and although not as big of a difference as I'd hoped, it's still a big plus. Everything else is hardly worth talking about. What is worth saying again, is that the build quality is sooooooo much better. It's borderline SD vs iphone or HTC One. It's just a solid phone with what I'm sure is a mostly aluminium case. the buttons are metal too. And thank god - the power/lock button is really smooth and tasty to press. It's splash proof to boot. I'm pretty certain the 'carbon fiber' on the back is not carbon fiber, but some kind of study plastic or poly-carbonate coloured to look like it - still good quality plastic, if you can say such a thing. And believe it or not, the SD is distinctively bigger than the Moto all round.

If you're thinking about a bigger screen - http://techdy.com/shop/bear-pro/

If it really does have those specs, and it's not all a scam, it's a damn bargain, and modeled on probably the best phone in the world. My hands are small, so it's not for me, but it could certainly be worth a look, particularly as you're considering a bigger screen.

In my humble opinion, 4.3 - 4.5 is perfect, especially with moto's edge design. No phone should ever be made any other way. It's just awesome. Let's see what the Moto X brings!

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'3' are selling this in the UK for £150 PAYG at the moment, on their website now.

I'd rather buy from them than from eBay, and it is cheaper, just saying.

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Thank you so much for your comprehensive reply Internationale :)

It makes me think it's a sideways step, i've come from , SF>G300>SD, so the bar was set high from the start (for top end budget phones) from the start.

As for the one in the link, i'm kinda greedy and would want a bigger screen.

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'3' are selling this in the UK for £150 PAYG at the moment, on their website now.

I'd rather buy from them than from eBay, and it is cheaper, just saying.

Agreed - great deal. Not sure if it was running; would have got mine there if I could have. That said - the ebay deal comes with the Philips speaker, which is realistically worth the £20. Would always go through a big retailer first though. Thanks for the great link.

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Thank you so much for your comprehensive reply Internationale :)

It makes me think it's a sideways step, i've come from , SF>G300>SD, so the bar was set high from the start (for top end budget phones) from the start.

As for the one in the link, i'm kinda greedy and would want a bigger screen.

No worries Andy! It's slightly more than a sideways step, if build quality is your thing. Mostly - I really needed an unlocked phone, as I'm going overseas for a while and very soon.

Agreed; very high bar set there for budget smart phones.

Bigger is definitely better when the batteries are keeping up, as long as you can text with one hand! Fitting it in your pocket is awesome too. 5" - that's getting ridiculous for a phone IMO. Why not use a tablet for that stuff, and stick to a comfortable one-hander for texts and calls + some useful apps on the go? Just my two cents. Speaking in general Andy - I agree that bigger than 4" is sensible these days. Why I love my Moto!

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Don't post here post in the rarz I topic.....

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Don't post here post in the rarz I topic.....

Great post.. Thanks for that, it's really helped me decide on whether to buy it or not....:P

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I am looking to buy this but I have some questions. How is the bluetooth speaker? Driver size? Loudness? And the £20 free t mobile credit, what format does that come in? I would be looking to flog it so could it be used by someone else?

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Well now that they're back in stock, that's me sold. That and the fact they're much easier to unlock than the OSD.

I'm starting a new job in September and going to need a phone that can stand some abuse. Needless to say that I've hardly been using the OSD and it's showing pretty serious signs of wear - don't think it'll cope too well when I actually use it as a daily phone.

As for the credit, it will almost always comes preloaded on the sim card and not separately. Probably a good bet to stick the whole sim, unused, on ebay. Of note, it's also available on the Orange ebay account too. And with the free Phillips bluetooth speaker for both Orange and TMobile. I've heard a few good things about the speaker - but if you decide to resell it you probably won't get much for it.

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