Motorola Migrate helps new Moto G owners corral their contacts

A new version of the tool holds you by the hand and transfers all your contacts, photos, texts and more from your old iPhone or Android to your new blower.

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If you've spent as little as £100 on a new phone, you might expect some teething troubles while you get to grips with it, but Motorola's Moto G -- possibly the best value smart phone ever made -- is a gift that keeps on giving.

A refreshed version of Motorola's Migrate tool holds you by the hand and transfers all your personal data -- contacts, videos, photos, even text and call history -- from your old phone and plops it all on your brand-new blower. New to this version is iPhone support.

Available to download in Google's Play Store, you'll need it on both your old Android phone and your new Moto G. Your new phone displays a QR code, and when you scan it with the old gadget, it automatically transfers all the information.

If your old mobile is an iPhone, you back up everything to iCloud, and the G downloads it from there. Like an absolute G.

Here's a video from Motorola explaining how it works on the Moto X:

Motorola's bringing the Moto X to the UK on 1 February, and it'll set you back about £380 SIM-free, or £25 per month on a contract. In our initial hands-on, we didn't think it offered a huge amount more than the bargain-basement Moto G, but it has a better camera and 4G, so it's a little more future-proof. Other phones around this price offer more, though, especially the £300 Full HD Nexus 5.

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