Has the Moto G ruined flagships?

Anyone else feel like it's really hard to justify paying £400, £500 or beyond for a flagship since the Motorola Moto G?!

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TJ Skywasher  Sep. 16, 2014 at 18:10

Depends on the person, what they want in a smartphone and how much they're willing to pay. Personally I'd never even look at a Moto G but there's probably lots who would. I always sell last years phone add a small amount to it and buy the latest so from that point of view a flagship doesn't cost me all that much.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 17, 2014 at 11:32

Yes, it depends on what you need or want, really.
Something like the Moto G and dozens of discounted models from '12 and '13 can do pretty much everything adequately.
But there are buts... the Moto G's camera for example is so-so at best. Now, one might argue for the savings you can buy a separate digital cam and still get away cheaper than what an iPhone or Lumia costs.
Other want the best cam or the fastest processors and bestest screen for gaming. Or, like TJ - hey, I want this year's flagship.
The Ireland has about 50 miles of road where you can go faster than 60 mph. Yet, loadsa cars bought that can go faster.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 17, 2014 at 11:39

As to "ruined": 4 million iPhone 6 sold in 24 hours...
But, yes - I reckon the Android and WP market is affected.

TJ Skywasher  Sep. 17, 2014 at 11:47

I agree with Jan, I wouldn't say it's ruined the flagship segment of the market in general. There might be some people who opt for something like a Moto G to try it out or maybe they're on a budget and want as much bang for their buck as they can get. Perhaps they're on a stop gap and between flagships and fancy something to tide them over until something catches their eye at the high end.

I think it will certainly eat into the low and mid end of the market as Jan said for Android and WP's. But I don't think it will really affect the flagship consumer who wants the latest specs, the biggest screen, the best camera, etc.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 17, 2014 at 12:01

Yep. I am know to be a bit of an not-Android-lover. But when I had the Moto G I almost thought, hey...this is a keeper. Sturdy, no bull... But after a week I figured, nah... I really really DO like a good cam in my pocket. I could easily put up with a 720p screen and other compromises. But I WANT a good cam. And to this point that means big bucks.


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