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

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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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posted on 13 May 2014, 05:56 2

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

might get this if i dont get the Oneplus one invite

posted on 13 May 2014, 08:00 3

13. sarb009 (Posts: 316; Member since: 15 Jun 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.

posted on 13 May 2014, 05:58 4

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Another reason to buy.

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:27 5

3. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)

Yippeee SD slot!

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:36

4. ThePython (Posts: 901; Member since: 08 May 2013)

Holy sh*t!

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:54 1

5. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 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.

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:57 4

6. ScottSchneider (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 13 May 2014, 17:28

16. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 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.

posted on 13 May 2014, 06:58 2

7. residualhatred (Posts: 25; Member since: 28 May 2012)

Just made the moto g even more attractive.

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:06 2

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 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)

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:08 3

9. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

Motorola I love you

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:11 1

10. fatedcircle14 (Posts: 23; Member since: 18 Mar 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 !!!!

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:11 2

11. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 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..

posted on 13 May 2014, 07:36 2

12. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 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.

posted on 13 May 2014, 09:15 1

14. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 211; Member since: 24 Mar 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.

posted on 13 May 2014, 11:19

15. hurrycanger (Posts: 1625; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

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

posted on 14 May 2014, 00:16

17. wolverinexmen9 (Posts: 112; Member since: 31 Mar 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.

posted on 14 May 2014, 01:50

18. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

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

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