Motorola released the first generation Moto G in 2013 as a cheaper alternative to the more premium Moto X. To keep costs low, the manufacturer opted not to include 4G LTE connectivity. We all hoped that a successor will have this little inconvenience fixed but the 2nd Generation Moto G (2014) arrived with no LTE on board. Then we started hearing rumors about an LTE version supposedly being in the works. As it turn out, there weren’t just rumors and Motorola finally launched an LTE variant of the 2nd Generation Moto G.
If to believe the Motorola’s Brazilian website, the company may have plans to expand its bottom end list of offerings. According to the website, the upgraded version of the 2nd gen Moto G is likely to debut soon. The upgraded smartphone will house fast 4G LTE connectivity and slightly bigger battery. If you feel like the newest version of well-known Moto G may interest you, let’s check what’s the difference between these two models.
Motorola unveiled the Moto G with LTE connectivity five months ago almost to the day and the phone went on sale immediately. Actually, the Moto G LTE appeared on Amazon even before official announcement. However, users who wanted to pair the device with AT&T service had to wait their fair share of time. We are happy to announce that the wait is over and the Moto G LTE for AT&T is now available in carrier’s stores priced at $179.99 without contract.
There’s absolutely no doubt that the Moto G was (and probably still is) one of the best alternatives for users looking for a decent Android phone that doesn’t cost a fortune. One thing that users complained about was the lack of LTE connectivity and Motorola fixed the problem by releasing a new version called Moto G LTE. The phone is available through several channels; however, if you want to get the handset and save some money in the process, your best bet at the moment is Best Buy. The retailer is now selling the unlocked Moto G LTE without contract at the cheapest price ever.
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.
According to a report from Mexican website Xataka, Motorola has at least three new phones in the works, the Moto G LTE, Moto G Ferrari and Moto E. As you might have guessed from the name, the Moto G LTE and Moto G Ferrari edition will be variants of the modest yet reliable and cheap Moto G released last year. The Moto E, on the other hand, appears to be a completely a new smartphone.