Deal: Best Buy is selling the 2nd-gen Motorola Moto G at just $99.99

Deal: Best Buy is selling the 2nd-gen Motorola Moto G at just $99.99
If you've been looking to purchase a decent Android smartphone at an affordable price, Best Buy's new promotion on the second-generation Motorola Moto G might do just the trick. The retailer is currently offering the 2nd-gen Motorola Moto G at $99.99, which represents a $50 discount compared to the phone's usual retail price.

For a limited time back in late December, Motorola ran a promotional campaign that saw most of the company's devices being offered at discounted prices. Among these promotions, the 2nd-gen Motorola Moto G was offered at $99.99. In the meantime, Motorola exhausted its stock, but it looks like Best Buy is keeping the promotion rolling.

Although launched back in September 2014, the 2nd-gen Moto G remains a decent Android smartphone to this date, especially at just $99.99. The handset includes a 5-inch display with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels, meaning that videos and photos are not going to look as sharp as on modern flagships, which flaunt a resolution of either 1080 by 1920 pixels (FHD) or 1440 by 2560 pixels (QHD), but you can't really ask for more at this price. 

Roughly the same story applies to the rest of the hardware specifications, which include a 1.2GH quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset paired with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of integrated storage space, an 8MP primary camera, and a 2MP selfie shooter on the front. For a complete analysis of the handset, make sure to read our full 2nd-gen Motorola Moto G review. Unfortunately, Best Buy is selling the non-LTE Moto G version at this discounted price, which may be a setback if you're addicted to high-speed mobile data.

On the hardware side, the 2nd-gen Motorola Moto G currently runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, but Motorola is planning to update the device to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In an age when most entry-level and mid-range rarely get updated to newer Android versions, Motorola's decision to launch Marshmallow for the Moto G is a highly applaudable one.

What do you guys think of this deal, is the 2nd-gen Motorola Moto G worth $99.99?

source: Best Buy

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7 Comments

1. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It's a great deal at that price. I just might pick one up as a gift for someone.

3. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

B&H has the Moto G 2nd and 3rd gens on sale now and has been for a while now:http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=moto+g&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

4. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I wouldn't take this for $100. Just spend a little extra and get something much better.

5. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

I have the LTE version of this phone running on Cricket ($25 special last year) and it is a great phone. My kid has it now and it has been working fine for him. Surprisingly speedy just lack of internal storage (8GB only) but it does come with microSD for storing his pics and vids.

6. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

There is a reason you gave that phone to your kid....it's a phone for children. If you are a grown ass man/woman. Go to the bank and take out an extra $150 and get yourself a decent phone. Paying $100 for a 2 year old phone....what is this highschool?

8. charulo316

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The handset includes a 5-inch display with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels, meaning that videos and photos are not going to look as sharp as on modern flagships, which flaunt a resolution of either 1080 by 1920 pixels (FHD) or 1440 by 2560 pixels (QHD), but you can't really ask for more at this price. What's the iPhone 6s screen resolution again?

9. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

BB is selling the G for $99/ 2nd generation, yet Motorola is selling the 3rd gen. for $99 with a 5" ips display.

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