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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by unnamedny, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. unnamedny

    unnamedny Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Am I getting this correct.
    -Phone has decent processor
    -bunch of ram
    -bunch of space
    -good (as advertised) battery life.
    -decent screen

    Why are they putting it out for so cheap. $100 after MIR any owners or else who might explain it to me please.
     



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  2. mike28

    mike28 Android Expert

    The cost of lte technology is costing less also the small screen and no amoled plays a part
     
  3. dharp1996

    dharp1996 Android Enthusiast

    Cuz its a boss!!!!!!
     
  4. Gman9831

    Gman9831 I'm no Senior

    Plus metro had a profitable 2nd Quarter anticipating not getting as much this quarter. So really there not trying to make alot of money on the phone.
     
  5. homeboy2k12

    homeboy2k12 Newbie

    also has
    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
     
  6. Khemul

    Khemul Well-Known Member

    ^ This would be the catch.


    Shift in perception. Years ago 4" was a large size phone, 3.5" was decent and people were questioning whether 4.3" was 'too big'. Now 5" gets thrown around without people laughing about their pocket size and 4" is decent size.

    Add in AMOLED/NOVA/HD/etc. screen technologies.


    A standard 3.5" screen is, by today's standards, a small budget phone. The people spending the real money want at least a 4" phone, if not a 4.3".

    Don't get me wrong, this is a great phone. Just from a marketing standpoint, perceptions are more important then reality.
     
  7. gelige

    gelige Well-Known Member


    Isn't the price $125/each if you buy two, and submit the rebate and wait 3 months.
     
  8. unnamedny

    unnamedny Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    no it's not. you need to buy 2 different phones. It states "Buy this phone and any other 4LTE phone"
     
  9. unnamedny

    unnamedny Android Expert
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    From my point of view if it does not lag and very responsive it's a good phone.
     
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  10. gelige

    gelige Well-Known Member

    hmmm, thanks for clarifying. peeps were saying both could be motions. my b.
     
  11. lonewolf5460

    lonewolf5460 Newbie

    I just sold 2 sets of lg motions today you can nott get both with the $50 MIR. It is not 100 MIR total the 50 bucks only applies to the second phone, but 2 for 250 is not bad since the connect 4g costs that much after the MIR.
     
  12. gelige

    gelige Well-Known Member

    But its a confusing launch. The rebate form only has space for one MEID.
     
  13. lonewolf5460

    lonewolf5460 Newbie

    When I get to work ill check again but I am pretty sure the forms we have have 2 slots for MEID. Otherwise people could get two for 200, I went to a seminar today covering this phone and other changes. I guess it is a rough launch, I have customers looking strait at the poster we have for the offer still confused, it is a lot if info.
     
  14. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Extreme Android User

    For $100 you cant beat it, that is if you can deal with the screen size. Me its 4.3+ or I dont want it.

    Great specs tho
     
  15. pcgamer

    pcgamer Android Enthusiast

    I'm used to 3.5" so getting the motion is an upgrade... spec wise
     
  16. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    despite the specs it has a small screen, no HDMI out, and no led lights.

    its the same reason the esteem costs more than the connect.
     
  17. pcgamer

    pcgamer Android Enthusiast

    I don't use HDMI out, not even on my tablet. The led lights are a good addition, but again I have an admire. Depending on what phone you have switching to the motion might not be much of an upgrade.
     
  18. THE W

    THE W Android Expert

    I wouldn't use hdmi either. I'm just giving the reason for the low price.
     
  19. genovdot

    genovdot Android Expert

    I think its an upgrade from the attain and below. I mean think about it, the specs of it are of a high end phone that everybody would love. You just have a normal sized screen. Who doesn't want that dual core, and all that ram, for that price?!?! Like really.

    Sent from my SCH-R920 using Tapatalk 2
     
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  20. tzr916

    tzr916 Member

    I don't understand the rebate? If I only buy ONE phone (LG Motion 4G), can I get the $50 visa card rebate or not?
     
  21. WeekiAj

    WeekiAj Newbie

    no , its kind of missleading and have lots of customers ask - save $50 (when buying 2 4g devices) , save $100 (when buying 4 4g devices)
     
  22. guaterican101

    guaterican101 Well-Known Member


    Guys the way the rebate works is like this You buy one lg motion at 149 buy the secound at the same time at 149. The secound one will get the 50 dollar mail and rebate.

    149.
    149. +
    _______
    300 =
    - 50 Mail and rebate.
     
  23. FaroeseViking

    FaroeseViking Well-Known Member

    Got the phone, there is NOOO lag. I've had it about 2 hours, and already super impressed. Camera literally takes the picture when you touch the screen.
     
  24. Nintendo1889

    Nintendo1889 Android Enthusiast

    Imo Theyre testing their 4g network with a phone that can swallow a huge amount of data. I used 8gigs my first month.


     
  25. benalmighty

    benalmighty Android Enthusiast


    I used like 10gb for my first month. xD
    I should mention I got the phone half way through that month as well... reason being, began using 4g instead of WiFi for music and movies. (Mostly Pandora) simply, the 4g was faster and more reliable.
     

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