MOTOROLA'S UPGRADED Moto G smartphone that boasts 4G LTE and expandable storage is now available in the UK.
Motorola announced its upgraded Moto G smartphone along with the dirt-cheap Moto E last month, as it looks to continue the sales success of the original model. Analyst outfit Kantar reported that Motorola's market share grew to 5.9 percent earlier this year, thanks to bumper sales of the affordable device.
Phones 4u claims to have first dibs on the phone, and is selling the Moto G with 4G for £150 on pay as you go, or £160 SIM-free. There are also pay monthly tariffs available, with the cheapest priced at £18.99 per month. This two-year EE contract comes with 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB of monthly data.
However, it's worth noting that over two years this totals over £450 - more than £300 more expensive than the Moto G 4G's pay as you go price.
Besides its added 4G connectivity and microSD slot allowing for up to 32GB of additional memory, the Moto G 4G has specifications identical to those of its predecessor, aside from running Android 4.4 Kitkat. There's the same 4.5in 1280x720 resolution touchscreen and quad-core 1.2GHz Quacomm Snapdragon processor, and its software has been left largely untouched.
There's also a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, HSDPA+ support, 8GB of internal storage and a 1,950mAh battery.
The Motorola Moto G with 4G is also available in a wide range of colours, but Phones 4u claims to be the only retailer to have the white version at present. µ
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