The Moto G smartphone is one of the most inspired affordable deals that you can find on the current market and the best part is that even US Cellular has confirmed that the 8GB version will hit its store shelves on February 10. And if you don’t feel like waiting, you can already order it online for no more than $99 (the same price that Verizon has chosen as well). We want to be clear about something right from the start: we are talking about a carrier locked version since it’s technically Motorola’s CDMA variant, but despite of that, it’s still a great deal for so many of you.
Solid spec sheet
If you’re not familiar with this Motorola Moto G, here we are to remind you of its solid spec sheet, especially giving the low price.
This device that we have here is not only very solidly built, but also compact enough in order to slip it into your tiny pocket, as long as it measures no more than 129.9 x 65.9 x 6-11.6mm. Its power comes from a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor paired with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage, not to mention that it comes with a 4.5-inch HD LCD display of 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, with a density of 326 pixels per inch. So, we actually have a budget device which is almost as crisp as a premium smartphone, although you can imagine that there is no chance to compare it to other Full HD handsets such as HTC One or Galaxy S4.
And don’t forget that it runs on the latest Google flavor – Android 4.4 KitKat with all its tempting new features and enhancements.
We have told you what we like the most about this smartphone, but it is also the perfect time to talk about its weak points as well. When it comes to taking pictures and video, Motorola Moto G packs a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and Auto HDR mode which is more than decent, although a feature like optical image stabilization would have been such a nice addition. And you should also know that Moto G lacks LTE support, as our source suggests, being only compatible with 3G speeds. But if you really need a faster connectivity, then you can pay $179 for the GSM model that supports HSPA+ and the problem is solved.
Can these disadvantages make you forget all about this U.S. Cellular Moto G version? This handset is still recommended to all those looking for an affordable model, yet decent enough, but finally, the decision is all yours!