Original Motorola Moto G now costs as low as $59.99

Original Motorola Moto G now costs as low as $59.99
The Motorola Moto G was an affordable smartphone from the very beginning. Its regular price started at $179, but some US carriers - like Verizon and Boost Mobile - are now offering the handset as a prepaid device for $99.99. If that’s not low enough, you can now buy a Moto G for just $59.99 - this price is available if you get the Boost Mobile version of the smartphone from Target (see the source link at the end of this article).

$60 for an Android KitKat with mid-end features is a steal. As you may know, the Moto G runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and offers a 4.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, 5 MP rear camera, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 2070 mAh battery.

Although this new Moto G deal is a great one, you might want to know that Motorola will probably release a successor to the handset in the near future. Called Moto G2, or perhaps Moto G+1, the next-gen smartphone could be available as soon as September 10 - though it looks like it’s going to be a bit more expensive than the original Moto G, allegedly costing around $250 off-contract.


source: Target via 9to5Toys (Twitter)

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Moto G
  • 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
  • Battery 2070 mAh

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29 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Outstanding deal.

28. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

I'm not an android user, but I've recommended this phone to a couple of friends who asked for buying advice. Excellent quality phone, and a good deal even at full price.

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

You had to refer to Boost Mobile in the article title.

23. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

The article is gonna get a lot of clicks thanks to the misleading title. ;)

3. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Might have to buy this for my sister(15) until her contract is ready for an upgrade to get a better phone. Amazing deal! Her S4 just shattered after having a hairline fracture for several months. RIP S4 (inserts heart emoji here that PA does not allow to be inserted)

5. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The screen replacement for the S4 is over a hundred bucks to do it yourself. You could buy 2 Moto G's for just the cost of on screen on the S4. You still have to do the work yourself. I have to say that the screen is better on the S4 since its AMOLED and 1080p. But for the entire HD moto G phone you can't beat $59.

7. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Yea. No doubt. I've fixed many phone screens before (mostly from Galaxies and iPhones), but figured I'd save me the time and hassle and just buy her this great phone for a great deal and be done with it until her upgrade is ready :)

8. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Be careful. It's carrier locked to Boost Mobile.

4. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I thought this was going to be the global gsm version. About a month or two ago bestbuy had the Verizon prepaid version for $49 so to me $59 is pretty typical for the locked versions.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

its easy to unlock any phone.

9. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Too bad the Verizon and Boost Mobile versions won't work on GSM networks, even when unlocked. CDMA hardware only. There is not even a SIM card.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Good info, I wasnt aware CDMA. Still, at $100 even.

11. Phonecall01 unregistered

Even to use as Wifi only Android KitKat device... Its an awesome deal. I'm an Windows phone user and that's my go to phone for certain Android apps.

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lumia 630 Killer!!!!! MS is just gonna have to do better next time.

13. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

The 520 can be had for $33.49. The fight for the low end of the market is on.

26. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah, but 1. The Moto G has more bang for the buck, and 2. MS sucks at marketing... ............ The 1520 could be priced at 99¢ off contract, but if nobody knows about it the Moto G would even outsell it... The iPhone is priced higher than the 1520 off contract, sells way more, and we all know that the 1520 kills the iPhone in terms of hardware specifications... ......... Sounds like WP has a Chronic awareness issue... Blame MS!

14. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Its a good deal for an Android device for US citizens :C but for not-US citizens hehe at least in Honduras is not that cheap. If It was I was going totally to a store and get one now :D

25. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

All people in the US. Not just US citizens. :3

15. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Or you can go to Cricket and get it for $49.99, after a $50 mail-in rebate.

16. palmguy

Posts: 955; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I thought you could flash the Vz & Boost Moto G to Page Plus.

17. Doakie

Posts: 2470; Member since: May 06, 2009

Sprint cdma is like signing up for no service at all... Last time I had a Sprint phone 3G meant 50-200 Kbps.............PAAAAAASSSS!

18. latinlegend

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

so if i buy this can i use it with tmobile if i get it unlocked?

20. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Nope, Boost is CDMA, Tmo is GSM

29. latinlegend

Posts: 35; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

Ok. Thanx for the answer

19. Totse2k15

Posts: 475; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Get it asap if you can. Last time I went to Target for it, all gone/out of stock (probably [d]icks bought it all to flip it), so I got mine at Best Buy for $108 total... That was back then. Get the Boost Mobile version. It's unlockable,rootable, etc., two carriers to choose (Boost Mobile/PagePlus).

21. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I have the Verizon Prepaid Moto G. It's nice having a prepaid phone that stays up to date. The phone has been very reliable. No major issues. 4.4.4 update came a few weeks back. L is coming soon. All for $99.

22. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

$99 is retail. I've seen the Verizon version easily at $79 every other week.

24. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I got mine for $50, just to play with and use on wifi. Nice phone.

27. Camelot

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Can anyone get me a link where i can buy the device online from outside US? Thanks.

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