Although select Best Buy stores have had the phone in stock for at least a few days, the Moto G is now officially available online through Verizon at an ultra-low price of $99.
For a hair under $100, the Moto G is an absolute steal. The low-cost budget device is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU with an Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Other specs include 8GB storage, a 2070 mAh battery, a 5MP rear cam, 1.3MP front cam and standard connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0 LE and GPS. There’s also a 4.5-inch 720p HD display with 326ppi.
Sure, the Moto G doesn’t have microSD or fancy features like LTE and NFC, but you also are paying a fraction of the price that you’d normally pay for a phone with these specs. In fact, other handsets around the $99 mark generally have a low-end single or a dual-core CPU and qVGA displays at best!
If you can get past the fact that you can only use the Verizon Moto G on Verizon’s prepaid network and that you won’t get anything faster than 3G speeds, you are really getting one heck of a device. For those interested in the Moto G but looking for better speeds, you could always pay $179 and get the GSM version that supports faster HSPA+ connectivity.
If you’re still not sure if the budget-oriented Moto G is the right handset for you, be sure to check out our full review.
What do you think, anyone planning on snatching up the Moto G? If so, will you be going with the unlocked GSM, Verizon or Boost Mobile variant of the device?