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Moto G with LTE connectivity is priced at $219

How low can they go? Motorola today is taking a stab at the budget smartphone market with the new Moto E, which will be priced at a remarkably low $129 without a contract.
 
Given its budget pricing, the Moto E has hardware specs to match. That means that you’ll be using a device with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor (paired with 1GB of RAM), 4.3” 960x540 display (256 PPI), 4GB of internal storage (expandable with an included microSD slot), 5MP rear camera, built-in FM radio, and a 1,980 mAh battery. The Moto E also ships with a "pure" version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

 
It should also be noted that the Moto E’s display is covered in Gorilla Glass 3 and the body of the device is water resistant. Motorola is also providing changeable backplates, which it calls “Motorola Shells,” in 20 different colors.

 
For $129 off contract, there’s really not much to complain about here, so hopefully Motorola will have a hit on their hands as the phone launches in 40 countries on over 80 carrier partners in the coming weeks.
 
In other Motorola news, it was also announced today that the Moto G has been upgraded to support LTE connectivity. The new LTE-capable Moto G is priced at $219, while the older models sticks around at $179.


Sources: Motorola [1], [2]



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By bug77 on 5/13/2014 10:30:19 AM , Rating: 2
Oh I know all that. I'm actually pondering whether to replace my Desire S with the Moto E or Moto G. I have a thing against quad-core CPUs on phones, but since the G just got both LTE and an SD card, I think I'll go with that. I'll wait for some reviews first, I need to check the battery life.


RE: Details
By bug77 on 5/13/2014 11:16:27 AM , Rating: 2
And now I see the Moto G LTE is only offered in US version. I suppose it will still work, especially since it has 4G and 3G is supposed to be a fallback only, but it looks like I have more research to do.


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