Moto G LTE (not the new model) will be launched by AT&T on October 10
posted by Florin T. / Oct 06, 2014, 12:09 PM
AT&T will offer the Motorola Moto G LTE for $179.99 off-contract. You can also choose to pay $7.50 monthly with AT&T Next18, or $9 monthly with AT&T Next12.
As you may know, the old Moto G sports a 4.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels that’s 0.5 inches smaller than the screen of the new Moto G (this may be a plus for some users who don’t like large handsets). The Moto G LTE further features a 5 MP rear camera, quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, microSD card support, and a 2070 mAh battery. Just like the new version of the smartphone, the Moto G LTE runs near-stock Android 4.4 KitKat.
Is anyone looking forward to buying the Moto G LTE from AT&T?
- 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
Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013
Hmmm, my dad would like this. Buy off contract and put it on Straight Talk. He's an older guy so he needs someone with a fairly large screen but cheap to operate. Unlimited talk/text and 2.5GB of high speed data is plenty for him for $45/month.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 12:27 PM 0
Posts: 1755; Member since: Dec 01, 2013
Why not just buy the 2nd gen Moto G unlocked straight from Motorola? It costs the same at $179.99. The only thing the 2nd gen lacks is LTE. Other than that, the it is definitely better than this 1st gen Moto G. And the 2nd gen has a larger screen, too (5" vs 4.5").
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 4:24 PM 1
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Bigger screen is something his dad may prefer.(isn't that what he said?) So let's start with that as a pro, not con. Except for LTE, the 2nd gen offers everything the 1st gen does and more. Is the battery life really worse due to screen size? Any number so I can see? Does it have bad battery life? Or does it just yield to only 5 hours screen time use instead of 5 hours and a half? "Quite worse" is not very specific, and I've read reviews saying the battery life on the 2nd Moto G is quite good, lasting a solid day with heavy use or something like that. I can see that the 2nd gen has higher res camera and front facing stereo speakers (that some people prefer). It's also newer which means it's gonna be supported for longer time from now. These are all facts. And I agree that it's not a big improvement comparing to the 1st gen, but if you're gonna pay the same $179.99, why settling for less? Unless you prefer the smaller screen that is, but he said his dad wants a large screen, so I think 5" is better than 4.5". And I assume HSPA+ is plenty for his dad, because I most of the time with HSPA+ I get 10mbps, which is more than fast enough to drain 2.5GB of data per month. If you think the LTE 1st gen is better for you, then go for it. I personally think the 2nd gen is better than the same price, so I suggested that to him, for his dad.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 6:47 PM 1
Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010
Other than camera resolution and slightly larger screen with the same HD resolution, it basically has the same internal spec as the OG Moto G. Even battery size is the same which has to power larger screen, hence worse battery life. Also larger screen at the same resolution means, lower ppi, more pixelation. Every reviewer said battery life went backward from OG Moto G though it's not bad by itself. According to Anandtech, OG Moto G has very close battery life to One M8, S5, which is darn good. 2nd G is about 40% shorter than that on SoT. Sure, it should be priced lower as 2nd gen just came out. But for me battery life is enough reason to go with it over 2nd gen even at the same price.
posted on Oct 07, 2014, 10:44 AM 0
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Incredible that this is already one year old and it is still one of the best budget devices out there. I've owned a Note 3, Nexus 5, and HTC One M7, and if price is factored into the discussion my Moto G is the best of all those phones. Moto truly made one hell of a phone.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 12:36 PM 2
Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012
That's a rip off. Every carrier is selling the phone at a much cheaper price.
posted on Oct 06, 2014, 4:03 PM 0
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