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.