Holding out for a budget-friendly smartphone with LTE capabilities? Well, hold out no more as Motorola's admittedly impressive Moto G smartphone with 4G support is now up for purchase and you can get it either from Motorola directly or via Amazon.
Motorola acknowledged the existence of the 4G LTE variant of the Moto G in May, but naturally it wasn't made available on the same day. Fast forward a month and a few days and the device has finally landed on Motorola's online shelf, as well as Amazon's catalog. There are no surprises lurking inside and you are really getting what you pay for, that is to say the Moto G with just a pinch of 4G.
Of course, the price has been bumped up a notch. Both Motorola and Amazon sell it at the same $219 price tag, though the retailer appends a $0.99. In terms of options, buyers will find themselves quite limited compared to the plain 3G version. There is only one storage configuration available, maxed at 8 GB, and the device will be compatible only with US GSM networks. Of course, these are unlocked smartphones so you can use them with any GSM-compatible carrier you wish. However, Motorola is offering a white color option for the device, whereas there is only Black for the plain Moto G. Amazon, however, seems to only be carrying the black variant.
As for the rest of the specs, you get exactly the same stuff that you might have found favorable, or not, with the Moto G. This includes the 720p 4.5-inch screen, the 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, the 1 GB of RAM, the 5 megapixel rear camera, and the 2070 mAh battery. Mediocre hardware perhaps, but, as you can remember from our in-depth review, worth every dollar you pay for.