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Budget-minded Moto G now available for pre-order on Amazon, will ship December 4
Motorola’s latest budget smartphone is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The handset was first made available in the US last week through Motorola’s official website and will soon be shipping from Amazon in both 8GB and 16GB capacities for $179 and $199, respectively, which matches the price on Motorola’s site.
The unlocked smartphone may be priced like an entry-level device but it packs mid-range hardware. It consists of a 4.5-inch, 720p HD display and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor. There’s also 1GB of RAM and a 5-megapixel rear camera although one big missing feature is LTE support. Instead, it operates on 3G networks which are much slower than speedy 4G networks.
In the event you are looking for a Motorola phone with a bit more power or want a phone that is uniquely yours, let me remind you that the Moto X is being discounted by $150 today only. Starting at $349.99 off-contract, the Cyber Monday Moto X comes in at the same price point as the recently released Nexus 5.
Google’s Nexus 5 offers a bit more power for the money but Motorola’s handset can be customized unlike any other handset on the market. Using Moto Maker, buyers can select the color of material used for the back, front and accent pieces of the smartphone and even add a custom message on the rear.
The online retail giant will begin shipping the Moto G on December 4.
The Moto G is a low cost Android smartphone from Google-owned Motorola. It features a 4.5-inch, 720p (329 PPI) LCD TFT display, a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1.3-megapixel front camera and 5-megapixel shooter on the back, a 2,070mAh battery and 8GB or 16GB of storage options. On the software side Moto G is launching with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and the promise of an Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade.
The Moto X is the first Motorola smartphone to be assembled in the US and the first big release since Google took over the company. The Moto X is touting out of the box customization, choose one of 18 back colors and designs, colors of the phone buttons and the ring around the lens of the camera. The X is powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.7 GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.2.2. It also features a 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display and comes in 16GB or 32GB versions.
The Nexus 5 is a the latest flagship smartphone in the Google Nexus family. The Nexus 5 ships with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box and features a 4.95-inch full HD IPS display covered in Gorilla Glass 3 that operates at 1,920 x 1,080 (445 PPI), a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and 4G LTE connectivity.
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