Released at the first of this year, within six months the Moto G quickly became the best selling phone in Motorola history – the device bridged the gap between the full-featured phone and the smartphone. Buyers were finally able to purchase a genuine smartphone at a reasonable cost and in Canada, the Moto G has sold well over 150,000 HSPA units. It offers some real value for the money, especially if you mostly talk and text and are not a big data user. That value has just gotten better for Canada, as the price is dropping to make room for the new Moto G2 scheduled for release on September 4. It will offer a larger display and minor upgrade in specs, but still retain that rock bottom price that the Moto G made so popular.
If you recall, the Moto G was a solid buy when it first came out with its 4.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 329 pixels-per-inch (PPI). It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, coupled with 1GB of RAM and either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage…and there is no microSD card slot for expansion. It comes with a 5MP main camera and a 1.2MP front-facing camera (FFC) for taking the occasional selfie. It is equipped with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 LE and an FM Radio and is powered by a 2070mAh non-removable battery. It is also running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box and at 129.9 x 60.5 x 11.6 mm and 143 grams, it’s not one of the slimmest smartphones out there, but you cannot beat these specs for the price.
Best Buy, The Future Shop or London Drugs do not have any available online, but they can still be purchased in the stores as supplies last…with London drugs coming in the cheapest at $120 outright and the other two places at $128. Several Canadian carriers – Koodo, TELUS, MTS and Virgin – have the 8GB Moto G for $150-$200 no term.
Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if you will be purchasing the Moto G at its discounted price or will you wait for the Moto G2…as always, we would love hearing from you.