Moto G with memory card slot and 4G LTE radio is unveiled, starting at $219
posted by Daniel P. / May 13, 2014, 5:53 AM
Moto E, Motorola finally made good on its promise to out a 4G LTE version of the Moto G blockbuster. You are getting the same specs - a 4.5" 720p display, Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 5 MP rear camera, but, besides the LTE radio, the phone has been upgraded in one very important count - the expandable storage. Yep, we are now having a Moto G with a microSD slot, so you can add up to 32 GB more memory to the 8 GB/16 GB that you get out of the box.Alongside the low-end
It's not clear yet exactly how many bands the Moto G LTE will cover, but Motorola says it will be available soon on carriers in more than 40 countries worldwide. Thus, we'd wager to guess the LTE band selection will be rather wide, in the best traditions of Qualcomm's new multiband LTE modems that also sport a rather minimal battery consumption, which is important for a 4G handset.
How much will it cost? Not that much, actually, given the important upgrades in specs - the Moto G LTE will go for $219 without a contract and carrier subsidies, which will likely translate to a tad over 200 Euros when the phone hits shelves in the Old Continent. The current, 4G-less Moto G will continue to sell for $179 on Motorola's website.
- 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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might get this if i dont get the Oneplus one invite
posted on May 13, 2014, 5:56 AM 2
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The moment they moved from Google, they gave the consumer a MicroSD Slot... Good one...
posted on May 13, 2014, 6:57 AM 4
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I doubt that. This has been in the works for awhile. If anything, it wasn't until version 4.4 that an sd card could actually work properly as it should. If the SD card is primary storage then it will work perfect.
posted on May 13, 2014, 5:28 PM 0
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The problem with picking between the 3G & 4G version is I don't need (or use) 4G, but I "need" a microSD card slot (my Lumia 710 is just enough to store all my songs, pictures, and apps, and with about 1GB of storage left)
posted on May 13, 2014, 7:06 AM 2
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Now it beats the LG Optimus L90. Nice, Moto.
posted on May 13, 2014, 11:19 AM 0
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I still think the LG Options L90 is better. Price difference is only $9 (L90 from T-Mobile $228 and Moto G LTE from Google $219). L90 has just a slight bigger screen 4.7 instead of 4.5. L90 also has a bigger battery 2,460 battery instead of 2,070.
posted on May 14, 2014, 12:16 AM 0
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