The news that Motorola’s latest budget offering, the Moto G phone, would arrive in the US certainly brought smiles to a few faces. Previous reports suggested that the phone will not make it to the stores in the US until January 2014. However, Motorola apparently came to a conclusion that US users deserved to be able to grab at least one version of the Moto G this holiday season and made the GSM variant available through its website, unlocked and off contract. You can choose between 8 GB or 16 GB of storage for $179 or $199, respectively. Motorola promises to start shipping the device on December 2nd.
Deal on Unlocked Moto G Phone
The Moto G is an interesting alternative for those users who were eyeing the Moto X but decided against the purchase due to its price. At first glance the Moto G resembles the Moto X, but lower prices obviously meant some sacrifices on hardware front. The phone features a 4.5-inch 720p LCD display, which according to Motorola is the sharpest in its class. A quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor supported by 1 GB of RAM should deliver pretty good performance.
As mentioned before, the Moto G comes with 8 GB or 16 GB of internal memory with two years of 50 GB storage free on Google Drive. The device sports a decent 2,070 mAh battery. Depending on intensity of usage you may be able to squeeze up to 24 hours on one charge. Other features include 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS navigation and GLONASS.
The Moto G runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box which will be upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat in the near future.
more info: Motorola Blog