First Moto G ad hits YouTube as Verizon confirms plan to carry it, but will you buy it? [POLL]


Earlier this morning, Motorola announced an affordable new smartphone that would give people a decent experience for under $200 unlocked. It’s the Moto G, a 4.5-inch 720p handset with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP camera and more. Don’t worry in case you missed it — Motorola’s first ad hopes to be enough to get you to see just how big this value proposition is.

To top all of that off, the first major carrier to announce plans to carry the device happened to be… Verizon? That’s right — Big Red is looking to offer this thing in early Q1 2014, though you’ll only be able to get it as a pre-paid smartphone through their network.

Of course, this comes with one unfortunate caveat — without any 4G LTE radios, the Moto G has to stick to Verizon’s EVDO 3G network. While their 3G network isn’t horrible, it certainly isn’t holding a candle to what AT&T and T-Mobile have been able to do with HSPA+.

If you’re going with the Moto G for your smartphone then Verizon doesn’t look to be the best carrier to stick with. That they’re only offering this on prepaid accounts makes it that much easier for you to find a carrier that it would make a lot more sense on. Where will you look to use your Moto G?

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Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. anything on or under 1.2ghz can kiss my ass

    1. Perfect for you then as it’s a 1.2ghz processor… meets your nothing under 1.2ghz rule.

      1. Obvious troll is obvious

        1. de troll lives!

          1. Sub Zero wins.. Friendship! Friendship!

          2. Brutality bro.. Brutality.

        2. Is every joke a troll now? It was funny… he said nothing under the speed of the phone, making it very clear the phone fits his needs. Jeez… some people

          1. why so serious… XD

    2. You ignorant. Why do you think apple has low freq. (dual) chips? Because it’s smarter. Higher the frequency, way more power required, crappier battery life.

      Same goes for megapixels. One of the best phone camera: Htc one, 5 MP!

      Numbers aren’t the hole story, dude.

      1. its called optimization bro.. look it up.

  2. hell has frozen over. I will buy one. Let’s see what KitKat does on some subprime hardware.

    1. A quad-core processor is “subprime”???

      1. I believe he’s referring to the fact it’s a Snapdragon 400 processor, not the fact that it’s quad core.

        1. I should have said “not cutting edge”

  3. will cop 2 of these..one for lil bro and one for neice…T-Mobile of course….

    1. they must have done something terrible to deserve that. :-)

      1. Why? It’s a perfect phone for somebody who doesn’t require flagship hardware..

        1. Max… why so serious guy?

  4. I’m not interested in this phone because I don’t buy budget, but I have to say. I think this thing would be more desirable with a dual core and 2gb of ram instead of a quad core with 1gb of ram.

    1. Probably true, but maybe it would be more expensive that way?

    2. Well… the new runtime is supposed to have lower memory requirements, so maybe this was designed with that in mind.

  5. Think it’ll be nano-sim like the X? If so, I’ll probably have to buy a cutter to use it on ptel.

    1. Not a bad Idea either way. I got a nano on Tmo, and bought some sim adapters to go to micro on my N5 and standard mini on my previous phones.

  6. 8mp and i woulda been sold

  7. Nice commercial, but was I supposed to be staring at the animated “G” the hole time? I barely noticed the phone.

  8. Gee! Verizon users don’t get the Nexus 5… But hey! They get this thing! Anyone feel better now?

    1. Actually yes. When my wife and mom use less than .1 GB of data a month this would be perfect

  9. T-Mobile. Nuff said.

    1. I super hope that it supports Tmo’s AWS bands in the USA, though.

  10. A lot of people in my circle come to me for advice when it comes to buying a new phone.
    And if the reviews are good this might become to new phone i suggest to people that dont need high-end specs.
    Most people i know only use their smartphone for calls, texting and internet and the combination of price and specs is just great.Why spend 2 or 300 euro more on better specs if those dont enhance your experience.

    ps. Yes i know there wil be people where 1080p, 2GB RAM, 5 inch screen etc doesn enhance their experience cause they do things with their phone that actually benefit from this better specs but this doesnt apply to the majority of the users out there.

    1. It’s a good point, but the cheapness of the phone and 1GB of ram imply cheap construction in general, there’s a good chance the screen will not have an oleophobic coating like most higher end phones do, making it feel cheaper and get covered in fingerprints, and it has a qualcomm 400 chipset, so Cortex A7 architecture meaning it could be quite laggy potentially. Overall it remains to be seen, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the quality of this phone is just severely limited, and though people who don’t need powerful phones might not need a powerhouse, they do care if the phone lags or doesn’t respond well to touch, or feels cheap and gets smudges.

  11. Is it going to be 200 straight up from Verizon without a subsidy ? or are they only selling it on contract ?

    1. Prepaid only, so off contract, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they made it at least $300 just because.

  12. No LTE on Verizon and I wouldn’t be surprised if Verizon also made it $300-$500, rather than $179-200. Also the screen it small, it has a quad core Arm cortex a7 CPU, and is just bound to be weak and crappy. I got a used GS3 in good shape for under $200 and am far happier with that and it’s faster and better supported for roms and snappier in general.

  13. Would the UK versions work all over the world? they are the usual gsm frequencies right?

  14. Hell yes. I’m totally buying this for T Mobile for myself, buying one for a family member, and recommending this to anyone who is looking for a new carrier. The Moto G combined with Straight Talk, Simple Mobile, or prepaid T Mobile. $$ saved!

  15. My 2+ year galaxy s2 has similar/ slightly better specs then this…however, like other people have said, I’d whole heartedly recommend this to someone who doesn’t need a premier phone with uber specs….

    I’m really glad to see cheap phones like this being offered
    in the states…need to compete with the cheap and crappy phones coming from Hong Kong…

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