Original Motorola Moto G for Verizon priced at $19.99 without a contract at Best Buy

Original Motorola Moto G for Verizon priced at $19.99 without a contract at Best Buy
Best Buy is now selling the original Motorola Moto G for Verizon is now priced at just $19.99 without a contract. That's a price tag that's more commonly attached to feature phones, and not their smarter cousins.

Modern high-end smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, the Apple iPhone 6, or the Motorola Droid Turbo are jam-packed with features and the greatest of specs, but they also come with an equally high price tag. If you're a Verizon customer on the lookout for a cheap and basic Android smartphone, the recent promotion from Best Buy is one to consider.

The original Motorola Moto G was launched back in 2013 as a lower mid-range smartphone that doesn't break the bank. Although almost a couple of years old, the 2013 Moto G can still be considered an entry-level smartphone.

The first-generation Motorola Moto G comes with a 4.5-inch display running a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels (HD), meaning that quite a compact handset. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset (1.2GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, Adreno 305 GPU) paired with 1GB of RAM. Other specs include 8GB of integrated storage space, a microSD card slot, and a 2070mAh battery. The 2013 Moto G was launched with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but Motorola updated the smartphone to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the meantime.

This deal would have been much sweeter if the smartphone came with LTE capabilities, but unfortunately, the version that Best Buy is offering only comes with 3G connectivity.


source: Best Buy

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39 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7337; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Dam that is a real good deal. A 1280x720 resolution smart phone for only $20 off contract. Geez that is a steal. Why would anyone buy a flip phone still if you can get this phone cheaper then any flip phone, and it can do so much more. I think I might pick up another front door key. Thanks Moto.

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yep you dont see this everyday, good for Motorola!

15. waddup121 unregistered

19.99? WHERE AT?

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sure if you want a 3G only phone stuck on Verizon. Yeah that is a super deal. Not.

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I honestly might get this just to play around with it. I can't even activate it, but that doesn't matter.

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yea, I got it last summer at $50 just to play with on wifi. And now at $20? Totally worth the money.

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

720p $19.99 750p $649 or more Someone else see an issue here? I know the itards don't but I hope everyone else sees it and sees it soon.

5. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

shut up troll. I was going to write more but I think everyone here can tell you're an idiot for even comparing

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Am I really? The Moto G display is actually fantastic, it's one of the best 720p displays I have seen, but still, it doesn't mean they should charge their consumers more than a QHD screen, like your favourite company Apple. 20k screen prices for a 750p display. Only idiots would buy it for that price. Did you buy an iPhone 6 per chance? Judging by your username I would assume so. Lol sucker! How does it feel paying for a 20k resolution screen and only getting a 750p one? That must suck. Haha

18. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Normally I wouldn't say anything, even if I do agree haha Theres no need for this post

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes. I fans are getting ripped off and they are tons typos to even care. Because having what is popular is worth more than what's having the best. But yeah what we have here is simple. What we have is 2 phones with 2012 specs You can buy an S3 for $300 or less for a new one and getting similar specs but made with updated tech for $20.00 is a steal. But I don't expect and iPhone to be price this low. But $400 is the maximum that it's worth right now. For $750 the specs should be better than an S6.

32. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

wth are you saying. if you arent writing a 10000 word post you are talking nonsense

38. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

You are the last person on this site to tell others they talk nonsense. We already saw how much you "know".

7. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Ordered and done A FRIGGEN STEAL!!!

8. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

You ain't lying. Just ordered one. Might order two more. S400, SD slot, 720p? WOW.

11. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

It's kinda weird to me that this one has an sd slot. I thought only the LTE model has the slot. The Verizon Moto G I have doesn't have any.

25. m1tommy

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

No. No expandable memory. Why? Because the author is a moron. Google "MOTXT1028PP", which is the model number, and click the Verizon link.

29. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I think the author trusted Bestbuy. Bestbuy website says it has a microSD slot, lol.

33. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

For 20$ i dont care

36. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

That's a bummer. Still a absolute steal. $20 is crazy for a 720p anything.

26. m1tommy

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

No expandable memory. Author is drunk again and looking to score. Google the model number, "MOTXT1028PP" and click the Verizon or Motorola links.

35. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... "drunk again and looking to score"... did you just reference a really old Offspring song?

9. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I'm sad it's 3G, if only because that means there's no SIM card slot :(

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7337; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It actually supports HSPA so you can get about 7 mb download speed.

28. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I was thinking more of a CDMA only phone rather than the network speeds.

12. abhi0502

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

Well it has good support for custom roms with offical cm and kernels so its worth to buy the phone

13. Diablo49

Posts: 11; Member since: May 20, 2015

Can I use a sim card of other company than Verizon? or its blocked? Did they ship to europe?

14. neptune.joel

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 12, 2011

is there any way to unlock it?

16. abhi0502

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

As far i know American model is xt1034 and Europe model is xt1032. And all models can be easily unlocked even cdma too

19. neptune.joel

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 12, 2011

this one is XT1028PP so??

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