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The reach of Motorola is extending, with new retailers adding their phones to their range as time goes by, this time with discount department store Big W adding the budget price Moto E to their range.

The phone is available in-stores as of the current catalogue, which begins tomorrow, Thursday 18th of September. The phone will sell for $174 in-store and presumably online, although there’s currently no listing for Motorola products on the Big W e-store.

Moto E - Big W

The phone is obviously a fairly decent buy, with Motorola delivering software updates to their phone almost as quickly as Google can deliver them. It’s a decently specced phone for the price, which also includes dual-SIM card slots to allow you more freedom with your wireless needs.
Motorola Moto E Specs:

  • 4.3″ qHD (540 x 960 pixels) screen
  • Dual Core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB On-board storage with microSD card up to 32GB
  • 5MP Rear Camera (no front-facing camera)
  • Radios:
    • 2G: 850/900/1800/1900
    • 3G: 850/900/1900/2100
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0(BLE), GPS with A-GPSb
  • Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
  • 1980 mAh Battery
  • 124.8×64.8×12.3mm @

If you’re in a Big W store and feel the need to pick up a phone, then check out the Motorola Moto E from tomorrow.

Source: Big W.
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Nick Tsiotinos
Nick Tsiotinos
6 years ago

Lets hope the Moto 360 comes to Big W!!!

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Reply to  Nick Tsiotinos
6 years ago

Realistically that’s something that’ll probably never happen.

Smithy
Smithy
6 years ago

Good option, good price, though not to get into a platform debate and looking purely on price, 520 can be had for $99 now, so at the price, the casual market might still go there.

Grant
Grant
Reply to  Smithy
6 years ago

Anyone who has used a Lumia 520 will return it toot-sweet. Garbage.

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Reply to  Grant
6 years ago

I don’t know man, Windows phones are pretty stable, low end or high end they do a pretty nice job. I’ve used a few and they’re pretty nice if you like the locked down environment.

Daniel Tyson
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6 years ago

I’ve used several – gotta side with Grant here…somewhat, WP isn’t terrible, but it isn’t great. What it IS terrible at is integrating with Google Services: Gmail etc. if you’re all in on MS then you’ll have a much better experience, but then I guess that’s what MS want.

The lower end phones are quite bad, the 520 specifically was terrible and after a week I couldn’t do it any more. Higher end devices like the 920 are better.

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Reply to  Daniel Tyson
6 years ago

I’ll agree that integrating Google services is almost non existent, but that’s no fault of Microsofts. From what I’ve read Google is basically trying to deny them of anything Google related.

Grant
Grant
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6 years ago

Implementing the way Gmail works is absolutely on Microsoft – as is implementing WebKit in IE which they have failed to do making browsing on WP a terrible experience. As to what is or isn’t Google’s fault – until you provide doco stating who is to blame it’s he said/she said (i.e not useful). As for Google’s fault if WP had more market share, they would provide apps, but indications are WP is losing market share if anything (6.7% in 2013 to 5.7% in 2014 according to Kantar World Panel), so quite frankly why should Google invest resources in a… Read more »

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Reply to  Grant
6 years ago

Saying it’s dying is really a silly thing to say. It’s not going anywhere.

Daniel Tyson
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6 years ago

Dying is indeed a strong word, Microsoft has deep enough pockets to keep Windows Phone in play for a fair while yet. I would say that they need to do something fairly drastic though because those figures are not promising.

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Reply to  Daniel Tyson
6 years ago

Yeah, it might sound a bit weird, but I’ve always had a sweet spot for Microsoft. Hopefully something good happens fast.

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  Daniel Tyson
6 years ago

I am talking casual folks like my old man, he loves his 520.