The Moto G was launched at an incredibly affordable price of $179 and it gets even better for potential buyers in the US as carriers have started offering the smartphone for as low as $100 with a pre-paid subscription. Verizon was the first carrier to announce the handset at the said price, while Boost Mobile has now disclosed that it will sell the device for a slightly higher tag of $129.99.
The Moto G is the cheaper version of the flagship Moto X which is limited to the US only. The former handset is aimed towards the global market and it has already gone on sale across Europe with India and other places to follow soon. On Boost Mobile, the device will be available with the carrier’s Monthly Unlimited plan with Shrinking Payments.
Additionally, Boost Mobile will pre-load the NextRadio interactive radio application for free. This tool offers an internet-like music streaming experience, but through the FM tuner which results in lesser battery consumption. The Moto G comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and it can be updated to version 4.4 KitKat right out of the box.
Here’s a quick look at the specifications:
– 4.5-inch HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass
– 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor
– 1GB RAM; 8GB internal storage
– 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front snapper
– 2070mAh Li-ion battery
– Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS connectivity
The Moto G will be available on January 14 through the Boost Mobile online store, while local retailers will start selling the handset by the 20th. The device can currently be booked via HSN where a $30 mail-in rebate is being offered.