Motorola Moto G now available in the US from Motorola.com starting at $179 unlocked

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The Motorola Moto G was said to be making its way to the US before the end of January 2014, but Motorola decided that was a bit too long for some folks to wait. While we’ll still be awaiting Verizon’s version of the affordable smartphone, Motorola has no problem offering up the GSM version unlocked starting today.

You can head over to Motorola.com right now and order yours for $179 for the 8GB version, and $199 for 16GB. The device will not have a SIM lock, meaning you should be able to use it on any GSM carrier you want by simply swapping SIM cards. You’ll also be able to unlock its bootloader without hassle.

The Moto G doesn’t have the world’s most amazing specs, though that’s to be expected at such a cheap price point off-contract. Here’s what you can expect under the hood:

  • 4.5-inch 1,280 x 720 display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 1.3MP front camera
  • 2,070mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 130 x 66 x 6-11.6 mm
  • Weight: 143 g
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (KitKat guaranteed by end of January 2014)

And that’s it. Like I said, not amazing, but this’ll make a nice gift for new smartphone owners or someone who just doesn’t prefer to spend a ton of money on their smartphones. You can grab it at Motorola’s website right here.

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  • sc0rch3d

    great first phone for kids/teens

    • Major Suave

      great 2nd phone for kids )

    • josuearisty

      And for my parents, my father can now have a great phone for a great price.

  • Sean

    Not great, but not terrible either. Would be more attractive for around $150. You can get a Blu Life Play for this price and it has slightly better specs.

    • Gabernasher

      Blu has a Mediatek processor which is bad for development. Good luck getting upgrades for it too. Also has half or 1/4 the memory. The Blu is $229. Also Blu has a smaller battery.

  • WhoaManWtF

    This is great, I have heard nothing but good things about the Motorolla X user experience. I would guess this will have the same care put into that aspect and good enough hardware, this will be the phone to get parents to introduce them to smartphones!

  • np6s4x

    not too bad for the price, lot of decent specs, though i’d want an upgrade from a 5mp for my next one

  • molomolo

    I will most probably cancel my nexus 5 order and get this one – why pay more…

    • steveb944

      LTE, bigger screen, better processor, etc. The only MAJOR difference is just the LTE because the rest is just gravy.

      • Denis

        Nexus 5 has 2gb of RAM

    • toomuchgame441

      Better and more future proofed processor, better camera more than likely. But to each his own

    • Gabernasher

      Why buy a BMW when you can buy a Kia for less than half.

  • Dan Fryling

    If I can sell my wife’s LG l9, I will buy this for her.

  • steveb944

    I ordered one, but apparently they may be hand assembling me an X instead. Haha.

  • Asdd,

    sd card slot?

  • Hvacmanjc

    I thought it was only a 3G radio, no 4G?