Moto G Unlocked, Cheaper than Nexus 5 & More Colorful

motog2The price of unlocked smartphones has dropped considerably with the official unveiling of the Moto G with specs about a year old but prices lower than high-end smartphones with a contract. It will also be sold by Verizon for prepaid service in early Q1 2014.

The Moto G without a SIM costs $179 with 8GB of storage, a 4.5" LCD 329PPI touchscreen, Android 4.3, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 5MP camera.  The only major downside is that it does not support LTE with HSPA+ the fastest data option. It is customizable with many colors and will be updated to Android KitKat by January 2014.

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