I still think I'm going to give this one a miss though, and go straight for the Moto X or something similar. Vodafone has two 4G frequencies, band 3 and band 5.Band 3 is the original one that was first deployed, band 5 is the new one that provides faster connectivity (and takes the pressure off band 3).This phone supports band 3, so it will get 4G even on vodafone in most areas, it just won't be as fast as a device which also supports band 5.It supports all the bands used by Optus and Telstra (including the Telstra 4GX), so no issues with them.
- Waterproof IPX7 certified (means it can withstand 30 minutes under 1m of still water).
I'd read it's more resource intensive than Kit Kat.
They can switch via settings but one always ends up on 2g....unless there's been a new chipset to allow this (which IMO is long overdue) At least for the moment I haven't seen Vodafone state when their 2G will be switched off so you could always just keep a Vodafone sim for just voice and text I agree, I have been keeping my eye out on a regular basis for the official specs of the Moto G 3rd Gen (2015), I have the first Moto G which is pushing close to two years old and I want to upgrade it. Moto G is the closest to stock driod (other than a Nexus) you're going to find which is why I'm buying one : D you can use this as a guide...
Motorola India has announced pricing for their models, with the 8GB model priced at Rs.11,999 (around AU7) while the 16GB model with 2GB RAM will cost Rs. taken from Been keeping my eye on the Moto G to replace my 4 year old phone. Hopefully the specs are good enough for a smooth Android Lollipop experience.
And probably most important of all (for me): A nearly stock Android experience, without all the crapware that other manufacturers like to shove down our throat. From the spec list I see only missing two things that are of importance to some people: Band 5 LTE is important for those who want good 4G on Vodafone.
It's also missing 5Ghz Wifi (only supports 2.4Ghz) and that is important for those in city offices or dense residential apartments. But the 2GB RAM/16GB model is looking like a very good phone to me.