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Moto G filing surfaces for T-Mobile

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Moto G filing surfaces for T-Mobile
Motorola made it clear that the Moto G will be coming to the U.S. in January, and has confirmed that when it does, it will be preloaded with Android 4.4 KitKat. Motorola also made it clear the device would be targeting prepaid carriers upon its release. Luckily, that's a market where T-Mobile has been doing well recently.

It looks like at least one of those carriers might be looking to bring in the Moto G in an effort to attract even more customers. FCC filings have popped up that show what look to be five different models of the Moto G. The filings show model numbers XT1032, XT1033, XT1034, XT1035, and XT1036. Given that the UK model of the Moto G is XT1032, it seems reasonable to assume these are also Moto Gs. It is possible that the Moto G could be coming directly to T-Mobile, but given what Motorola has said, it might be more likely to assume the G is heading for a T-Mobile MVNO.

The biggest in the T-Mobile stable is MetroPCS, but there have been a couple of new prepaid carriers hopping on T-Mobile as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) recently, like Solavei and Brightspot. In the third quarter of this year, prepaid carriers on T-Mobile accounted for about one-third of all new subscribers. And, a $200 off-contract device would certainly help to keep those numbers strong. 

source: FCC 1 & 2, via TMoNews

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posted on 15 Nov 2013, 22:26

1. quyenqchau0813 (unregistered)

just come straight to T-Mobile with their AWS bands and everyone will be happy Motorola!!!!!

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 22:40

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


posted on 15 Nov 2013, 22:54 1

3. TechBlue (Posts: 80; Member since: 06 May 2010)

nice price....but for me.. this phone was way to thick and heavy

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 05:55

4. Landmarkcm (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)

Those were my comments too. I get keeping the price down but why they have to make it any thicker them 10mm range . Dont see how this is better then Lg F6 etc.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 17:26 2

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

The LG F6 has a 1.2 GHz dual core Krait 200 CPU, which I'm sure is inferior to 1.2 GHz quad core Cortex A7 in the Moto G. The Moto G also has a 720p display with 329 ppi, which is MUCH better than the F6's qHD 245 ppi display. The Moto G runs stock Android 4.3, with a guaranteed update to 4.4 in January, while the F6 runs Android 4.1 with LG's really cramped UI, and I doubt it will see anything past it; LG barely updates their flagships, much less their lower end offerings. Also, the F6 only comes with 4 GB of storage, while the Moto G has a 16 GB option that's STILL cheaper than the F6.

The F6 might have a larger battery, but LG's typical battery tech isn't very good, so it still won't last as long as the Moto G most likely. I had a LG Optimus L9 with a 2,150 mAh battery, it didn't last nearly as long as my GS3 or Droid Mini, both of which have slightly smaller batteries.

The Moto G is better than the F6 and others like it in every conceivable way. It's up to par with or arguably better than the GS4 mini and HTC One mini, but for half the price. If you're on a budget and want a decent smartphone, it would be pretty stupid not to get the Moto G unless you're on a network that doesn't support it.

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