Although there’s really no excuse for snubbing Motorola’s sensational Moto G smartphone when it can be had with close to vanilla Android 4.4 KitKat and upper mid-range hardware at a measly $100 contract-free, if you’ve been holding off all this time, you may want to give it a couple more days.
Until Monday, January 10, that is, when rumor has it US Cellular will be added to Moto G’s carrier roster. Of course, USC won’t subsidize the 4.5-incher, selling it instead sans pacts with prepaid plans, but the exact price tag is for now kept under wraps.
Unlocked and SIM-free, the handheld is $180 in an 8 GB flavor and $200 with 16 GB built-in storage via Amazon and Motorola.com. Verizon severely undercuts that, to $99 in an 8 GB variant, though naturally you can only activate the G on the network you buy it from. Finally, Boost Mobile has it at a slightly steeper $129.99, where USC is likely to slot in too.
Unless they can afford to go as low as Big Red. Either way, their affordable prepaid plans will make it one hell of a deal, what with pre-loaded KitKat being a certainty, and the hardware… stellar, as usual.
4.5-inch 720p display, quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, 1 GB RAM, 2,070 mAh battery, or otherwise put, a configuration worth north of $250 at Motorola’s competitors. Don’t you go messing any of this up, Lenovo, you hear?
Via [Android Central]