In addition to the budget-friendly Moto E, at today’s event in London Motorola also announced a new version of the Moto G. The phone is called the Moto G 4G so it’s not hard to guess that it features support for 4G LTE. An LTE version of the Moto G is not that much of a surprise, since the first indications that Motorola could be working on such a phone hit the rumor back in April. The Moto G 4G will go on sale globally by the end of this month for $219 without contract and SIM-lock free. Compared to the original Moto G which remains priced at $179, it’s a $40 price bump.
Moto G 4G LTE phone vs. original Moto G 3G
Actually, LTE support is not the only update that Motorola included in the new version of the Moto G. The phone now also has microSD slot allowing you to add up to 32 GB of storage to the 8 or 16 GB of internal memory. For many users microSD slot will be even more important than LTE support. The 4G LTE coverage is expanding by the day, however, there are still regions where the maximum speed available is 3G. MicroSD slot, on the other hand, always comes in handy. Devices with fixed memory tend to offer rather ample storage, however, it’s not difficult to fill it up. All it takes is a few high-res movies, a nice long photographic session with videos to boot and you run out of space before you know it.
The 4G LTE support and microSD slot aside, the new Moto G is exactly the same is the older version. The phone features a 4.5-inch display with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood sits the familiar quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 1 GB of RAM. The Moto G 4G has the same camera setup as the older Moto G, that is a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p video capture on the back, and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front. The handset will ship with the latest version of Android, the 4.4.2 KitKat iteration, out of the box.