Deal: the original Motorola Moto G is down to its cheapest-ever price

Deal: the original Motorola Moto G is down to its cheapest-ever price
There's no question that smartphone vendors are finding it more difficult to wow consumers with each new generation. One-year shelf lives have been the norm since the emergence of the original iPhone back in 2007, but with the bulk of smartphones now offering mostly incremental upgrades each year, phones that should be dead and buried remain capable options. Motorola's original Moto G was never meant to be a high-ender, but a device with a decent-sized display and performance to match, on a budget that outdid most other mid-rangers. The super-cheap 'G' series has continued to evolve, but the first-gen version is still out there, and for a limited time, can be snapped up at a bargain $85.99. 

The OG Moto G includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and the version on sale arrives with 16 GB of non-expandable storage. The 4.5-inch, 720 x 1280 display offers a pixel density of 329 ppi, and given the specs, the 2070 mAh battery does the job. Elsewhere, there's 4G LTE, a 5-megapixel main camera (which admittedly, isn't all that great), and a 1.3-megapixel shooter on the front. 

When first announced in 2013, the MSRP was $199. Though one would certainly expect the price to have fallen given its age, the original Moto G makes a very tidy acquisition at $85.99. It's never been on offer as cheaply as this before, and it should probably be noted that the 8-gig version -- not discounted at this moment in time -- actually costs considerably more at $99.99 on Amazon.

Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any plan to introduce Android 6 Marshmallow, so buyers will be stuck on Lollipop. But since it's a Moto, the Android experience of this device will at least be close to how Google intended. 

Please note that this deal is running for one day, and available for the 16-gig, U.S. GSM model only. For more info, please check out our review of the Motorola Moto G, and if you do wish to purchase, hit up the source link below. 


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Moto G LTE
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2070 mAh

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10 Comments

1. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Please, Best Buy was selling them brand-new for $25 a pop about a year ago. That was out the door no contract.

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2. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Seems like a waste of money at 1GB memory and non-expandable 16GB internal.

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

It might be at the lowest price ever on Amazon, but a couple years ago I bought a brand new Moto G for my mom from Cricket for $50.

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Actually this is a pretty bad deal

5. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

I got one for $50 but it was on Verizon prepaid. I gave it to a family friend's kid as an mp3 player/wifi browser a while ago. Probably the best $50 I've ever spent on tech.

7. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I still have a Moto G and it still works like a charm, just with some stutters here and there. And yes it's stuck at 5.1 (not 5.1.1)

8. sebstin

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

I have moto G.. as a basic user.. its fantastic for my usage.. wish it can get marshmallow and camera was 8-13MP then I dont have to replace for another 2 years.. :)

9. garymeter48

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

I bought one last Cyber Monday on Cricket for $1. Amazing deal.

10. T-Dizzle

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Is rather buy a Blu at that price.

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