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Moto G LTE pre-orders available now, first deliveries expected in June

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Moto G LTE pre-orders available now, first deliveries expected in June
Announced yesterday alongside the ultra-cheap Moto E, the Moto G LTE addresses two shortcomings that the original Moto G has: the lack of LTE support, and the lack of a microSD card slot.

Customers looking to get the new Moto G LTE can now pre-order it both at Motorola’s US website, and at Amazon. For now, only the 8GB version of the Moto G LTE can be pre-ordered, and it costs $219. We’re assuming that the 16GB variant will be available soon, too.

Both Motorola and Amazon are mentioning that the Moto G LTE will be shipped starting June 3. Although Amazon says that its Moto G LTE comes with “universal LTE”, the handset’s specs reveal that the supported LTE bands are mainly North American ones: bands 2, 4, 5, and 17.

Like the original Moto G, the Moto G LTE runs near-stock Android 4.4 KitKat, and features a 4.5-inch 720p display, 5MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 2,070 mAh battery.

sources: Motorola, Amazon via Android Central

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posted on 14 May 2014, 12:11 2

1. magnanimus (Posts: 559; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

This shows how good it is not to alter Vanilla android especially on mid range and low end devices. I wish other manufacturers would take note.

posted on 14 May 2014, 12:22 2

2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Stock Android really doesn't need that much power to be fast and smooth. Almost everybody who have had their hands on Moto E are impressed how well it works. Samsung, LG: take note.

posted on 14 May 2014, 12:24 1

3. Totse2k15 (Posts: 470; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)

Nice, but I'd rather save $219, and for a few more, you can get the best high-end budget OnePlus One 16GB. I'm happy with my Boost Moto G anyway.

posted on 14 May 2014, 13:19

6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

The OnePlus is a great value, but it does remain to be seen if they will ever make more enough of these phones so everyone interested can buy one. I don't think Motorola/Lenovo is going to have this problem.

posted on 14 May 2014, 15:38

8. GTR722 (Posts: 268; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)

5 months ago this was a great deal...now the Asus zenfone 5 at $150 and the OnePlus One at $299 makes this $220 G a not so good phone...

posted on 14 May 2014, 16:56 2

10. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Zenfone 5? Oneplus one? Where can I buy them? Nowhere. Announced months ago, I bet that the zenfone will never see the light or a global distribution. The oneplus, for now, is just a marketing gimmick. They haven't produced a single phone yet.
So, when I will be able to buy a zenfone 5 on amazon or at the store near my house, I'll revise my opinion, but for now the best phone is the one you can actually buy.

posted on 15 May 2014, 01:51

11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

I heard someone at OnePlus wanted an invite so bad, he smashed the only OnePlus One that they had built. OnePlus lost their design and now has to start over. That is why there is a big delay.

posted on 14 May 2014, 13:01

4. antonioli (Posts: 200; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)

I think that they had to keep the prices above $200.

posted on 14 May 2014, 13:09

5. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

No word on the connectivity specs yet... :-(

posted on 14 May 2014, 13:42 1

7. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Now if only we could get a removable battery...

posted on 14 May 2014, 16:24

9. Planterz (Posts: 2110; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

If this was available a couple months ago, I would have jumped on this rather than the Galaxy Light (T-Mobile only). Still, for the $120 I paid for it, I can't complain too much...except for the puny screen.

Stil, this looks likel a great phone, and one I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to a friend. But unless they're on an extreme budget, or don't want something so huge, the OnePlus One still seems like the better deal. Now where's my damn invite?

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