Moto G now up for pre-order via Amazon for those in the U.S., ships December 4th

by: Andrew GrushNovember 29, 2013

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Earlier this week Motorola surprised U.S. consumers by announcing that the Moto G would be arriving about a month early, with shipping starting on December 2nd. As for those looking to get the handset somewhere outside of Motorola’s online store, Amazon has now officially put the handset up for pre-order with an estimated shipping date of December 4th.

Just like Motorola’s web store, Amazon is selling the handset in an 8GB model for $179.99 or a 16GB configuration for $199.99.

For such low pricing, you might think that the Moto G is nothing more than another cut-rate budget handset with low-end specs, but nothing could be further from the true. The only thing entry-level about the handset is the price, with specs that are actually more mid-range than anything.

For those that need a refresher, the Moto G is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU with 1GB of RAM. Other specs include a 4.5-inch HD display, a 5MP rear cam, 1.3MP front cam, a 2070 mAh battery and Android 4.3 with an upgrade to Android 4.4 expected sometime in January. Not bad for under $200!

What makes the Moto G even more enticing is that it is unlocked and off-contract, which means you can finally ditch that traditional contract-based carrier and save hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

For those that are more intrigued by Motorola’s higher-end Moto X, you might be interested to know that the handset will be available without contract for just $349 this Cyber Monday.

What do you think, interested in pre-ordering the Moto G or would you rather spend a bit more and get something with a bit beefier specs?

  • Tim Meader

    Note: this is the “World” model, and will not be able to use 3G on T-Mobile. Still need to order the “US” model directly from Motorola if you need full HSPA+ support on T-Mobile.

    • Luka Mlinar

      Thanks for telling me this! I am planing to get it of the German Amazon at some point.

  • Jayfeather787

    Not bad for the price, although I would have paid 21 bucks more to get the Nexus 4.

    • Tuấn Ankh

      Where can you still buy the Nexus 4? I’m actually interested in the Nexus 4 too.

      • Jayfeather787

        I have no idea, I bet they are selling it more than 200 bucks now. Maybe ebay,amazon, or something.

        • Tuấn Ankh

          too bad it’s almost impossible to find a new Nexus 4 for less than $300 :
          T-mobile is selling it at the price of the T-mobile Nexus 5, around $450 xD

  • Samuel Sirí

    is the Amazon version the Global GSM one? i want to buy it but it says it is the AT&T one and im not sure, help me please