The Moto G is a smartphone that I originally didn’t give much credit to because I thought that it was too cheap and too low-end to bother talking much about. How wrong I was. This handset has surprised my in every way since I learn more about it every week.
The Moto G came out to four US phone carriers including Verizon, Sprint, US cellular and Boost Mobile. As you can see the list is split down the middle with two large companies and two on the smaller side when assessing the amount of subscribers these phone carriers have. The deal we have here to be for one of the biggest of them all — Verizon — and if you don’t mind using them as a network you can buy this handset for under $70. The deal is exclusive to Amazon and it the lowest price we have found anywhere. There are a few conditions including you need to be in a part of the world that uses the CDMA and not GSM. The US is mostly a CDMA country so if you are living in the States that shouldn’t be an issue. Furthermore, after doing some research, all carriers who picked up this handset run on CDMA and not GSM. The two main notables that use GSM are AT&T and T-Mobile. We know those are big names, but the fact that no GSM names picked this one up is a good indication that it runs well off what is being offered here.
The Moto G comes with a 4.5-inch display, high resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, good pixel density with 329 ppi, IPS LCD technology, a multi-touch touch screen and scratch resistant glass rounding out the display features. The camera is a respectable 5 megapixels and it comes with a bevy of extensions including touch-to-focus, autofocus, digital zoom, burst mode that we only see in new software, HDR and panorama. As you can see for the price it is giving more than you could ask for and the camera features aren’t stopping yet either. Also, included is a 1.3 megapixel front-facing snapper and it even has a 720p camcorder.
The part where I don’t recommend this smartphone for everybody is in the hardware. I will break down the specs and then tell you why. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 system chip, Quad core, 1200 MHz processor and an Adreno 305 graphics processor. None of that is mixing it with the best specs going around, but that isn’t a problem. The part that some people can’t live with is having 8 GB of built-in storage space. If that is not enough for you then the bad news is that there is no external MicroSD card option that can be slotted into this device. There are no add-on options for extra memory at all. That instantly is a red flag for all woman I know that are adults. Remember that part of that 8 GB is already used for the Android OS which by the way started at Android 4.3 jelly bean and then as updated to Android 4.4 and then 4.4.2 KitKat.
In my opinion, this handset is better suited for a teenager as an introduction into the smartphone market. It would work well for the first phone because it is so cheap and does have relatively good specs minus the storage space. Most kids don’t need space other than to store music. It will give the room for that but limits the amount of pictures and video that can be stored.
Anyhow, if you do the device to shop at Amazon for this deal it will be saving you 30% from the average price. Buy yours from this Amazon link here.
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