Motorola Announces the Affordable Moto G at $179 Off Contract

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Free is the best. Free is the best, cheap is great, and affordable is good. I wouldn’t call Motorola’s new Moto G “cheap” necessarily, but at $179, it’s definitely affordable and it sounds like a great deal.

The entry-level smartphone packs in a 4.5-inch, 720p LCD TFT display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, and a 2,070mAh battery – all of this with either 8 or 16GB of internal storage and running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with 4.4 supposedly on the way.

Moto’s Moto Maker customization service isn’t available for the Moto G, but the back plate is swappable with a variety of colors available. The Moto G hits Brazil and parts of Europe today, with Canada and the rest of Latin America and Europe getting in the coming weeks. The US will get the phone in early January. The 8GB is the $179 version with the 16GB running $199.

via The Verge


Dylan Duarte is a freelance writer who's covered film, television, videogames, and of course tech! He's also an aspiring screenwriter and likes that watching movies is considered "work" because of it. You can follow him on twitter @dylanduarte, but be warned that it's mostly the nonsensical ramblings of a potty-mouth.

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