Moto G with memory card slot and 4G LTE radio is unveiled, starting at $219

Alongside the low-end 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.

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.

source: Motorola

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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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18 Comments

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

might get this if i dont get the Oneplus one invite

13. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Stupid invite system. Its like u are always begging people on forums for an invite as it would be free of any cost with that stupid invitation.

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Another reason to buy.

3. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Yippeee SD slot!

4. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Holy sh*t!

5. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I personally would spend the extra $80 on the one plus one. But I'm also willing to pay $350 for the 64 gig version.

6. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

The moment they moved from Google, they gave the consumer a MicroSD Slot... Good one...

16. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

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.

7. residualhatred

Posts: 25; Member since: May 28, 2012

Just made the moto g even more attractive.

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

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)

9. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Motorola I love you

10. fatedcircle14

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

Now this is what I've been waiting for......micro sd is enough for me but LTE conneting is definitely a huge bonus!!! nice one motorola !!!!

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Damn I knew I shoulda waited. No biggie...I gave my Moto G to my daughter. This will be on my list of new phones to get..

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Moto is on a roll. Wtg Lenovo, don't let that Good name stagnate on a shelf. These actually will squeeze Nokia in its market class, the coming year will be investing.

14. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Only one of my four lines is under any contract anymore, and with prices/specs like this coming from Moto I'll probably never have to enter another one.

15. hurrycanger

Posts: 1751; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Now it beats the LG Optimus L90. Nice, Moto.

17. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

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.

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Remember this is motorola and that that is Lg. Lg=no update.

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