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Moto G (2014) Unlocked has arrived at Best Buy

The unlocked version of the new Moto G (2014) is now available for purchase through Best Buy. Expect the same price as the Motorola website for the same 8GB model with 3G connectivity, you'll just be able pick up the Black version in store.
October 7, 2014
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The new Moto G (2014) is making its rounds, and can now be found for purchase as an unlocked unit in either Black or White from a Best Buy online store near you. We are sure the deals will come later, but for now, you’ll need the exact same $179.99 as you would to get the new 5-inch phone direct from Motorola.

The jury is still out to determine if Motorola has done the right thing with the updates to the Moto G. There is no question we have a good phone on our hands, after all, very little has changed from the original Moto G. I don’t think we were alone in finding the original Moto G an awesome unit, delivering performance and quality the likes not seen before at the budget-level price point.

The similarities that made it through to the new 2nd Gen. Moto G (2014) include the Snapdragon 400 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, a reasonable 2070mAh battery and the latest version of Android 4.4+ KitKat installed. Where things change up are in the new 5-inch display and 8MP camera.

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A truly interesting tidbit is that the currently available Moto G (2014) is only available with 8GB of internal storage, it only comes with 3G connectivity and it does pack an external sd slot, for all your microSD needs. Luckily, the original Moto G is still available, with its ‘tiny’ 4.5-inch display, for those that desire 16GB of internal storage or 4G connectivity – just not both.

I stand corrected, Motorola appears to no longer offer the 16GB 3G model of the original Moto G, just the 4G version with 8GB of internal storage, for $219. The Google Play Store still shows stock on the 16GB model, we hope that doesn’t change any time soon.

For those that would like to grab the new Moto G (2014) from Best Buy, head on over to their online store to order the White version online only, or grab the Black version for shipment or in-store pickup.

What do you guys say, is the new Moto G right for you, or will you hold off to see if a 16GB+ and/or 4G model comes along?