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Motorola Moto G - Global GSM - Unlocked - 16GB (Black)

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Global GSM - 16GB (Black)
  • US Compatibility: All GSM Networks including AT&T and (2G) T-Mobile
  • Optimized to work with 3G (UMTS/HSPA+) networks when roaming outside the US. Only supports 2G coverage on T-Mobile.
  • 4.5 inch 720p HD TFT display, 5MP rear camera, plus front facing camera
  • Quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 450MHz graphics processor
  • This product ships with a USB charger only (no wall adapter included).)
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Display Size 0 centimeters 4.7 inches 4.7 inches 4.65 inches
Operating System Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Camera Description Primary: 5 MP, 2592 ? 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, Video: 720p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR|Secondary: 1.3 MP Primary Camera: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps|Secondary Camera: 1.3 MP Primary Camera: 10 MP, 4320 x 2432 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|Secondary Camera: 2 MP, 1080p 10 MP, 4320 x 2432 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 2 MP, 1080p
Battery Life 1140 minutes 15 hours 13 hours 780 minutes
Item Weight 0.31 pounds 0.31 pounds 0.29 pounds 0.29 pounds
Product Site Launch Date Fri Nov 29 00:00:01 UTC 2013 Mon Nov 19 21:31:51 UTC 2012 Tue Sep 03 14:00:00 UTC 2013 Wed Aug 14 04:07:50 UTC 2013
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Size: Global GSM - 16GB (Black)
  • Size (LWH): 2.6 inches, 0.46 inches, 5.1 inches
  • Weight: 4.96 ounces
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 1140 minutes
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Size Name: Global GSM - 16GB (Black)
Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here. [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 0.5 x 5.1 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00GWR373M
  • Item model number: Moto G - 16GB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,725 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,133 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Size: Global GSM - 16GB (Black)

US Compatibility: All GSM Networks including AT&T and (2G) T-Mobile Optimized to work with 3G (UMTS/HSPA+) networks when roaming outside the US Only supports 2G coverage on T-Mobile 4.5 inch 720p HD TFT display, 5MP rear camera, plus front facing camera Quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 450MHz graphics processor This product comes with a USB cable only for charging with any standard USB charger

Customer Reviews

Can run all popular game apps, charges quickly, fast, smooth, no bloatware.
Gregory LaRocca
Of course, it's not comparable to the Nexus or iPhone, but the Moto G is an excellent phone.
LikeASatellite
It's a fast phone, works well and is updated to the latest version of android KitKat.
Guille Ynsfrán

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

565 of 594 people found the following review helpful By Kendrick Vargas on December 19, 2013
Size Name: US GSM - 16GB (Black) Verified Purchase
I purchased this for my mom, for a friend, and for a cousin. I have to say I am very impressed with this little device. Just so you know where I'm coming from, my cell phone history starts with my current Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus, Blaze 4G... and it goes on and on and on. I am a smart phone aficionado, and this little thing impresses me.

The screen has great viewing angles, and looks great in general. I dare say I like the color and viewing angles better than on my Nexus 5. The blacks don't become a light grey at the extreme corner angles. Obviously, my 5" 1080p is more of a pleasure to use than the 4.5" 720p overall, but I had to comment on just how rich and beautiful the Moto G display is. The size means that it has a PPI of about 329. The iPhone 5's retina display, for comparison, sits at 326ppi. The vast majority of people will need no more than what this display has to offer. And, AND... it's wrapped in Gorilla Glass 3. Not that it should really matter that much, I've had Gorilla Glass scratch and seen it shatter so it isn't a super material... but some people will be glad to have it.

The Quad Core 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 400 was fast enough for me. According to some benchmarks I've seen, it supposedly runs about as fast as the Nexus 4. The difference seems to be that this CPU simply sips on the battery. But, I'll get to more on that later. The GPU seemed fast enough for me on the benchmarks I'd run. Not the fastest, but by no means slow. The device doesn't have as much RAM at 1GB as higher end phones which tend to come in at 2GB. However for the average person this will not matter. Android's memory management is pretty good. While a power user might be able to occasionally catch blips associated to the lack of extra ram, the average user will never see it.
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497 of 537 people found the following review helpful By N. Savoiu on December 5, 2013
Size Name: Global GSM - 8GB (Black) Verified Purchase
I got the 16GB global GSM version direct from Motorola instead of Amazon as they were shipping faster but here it goes anyway. The phone feels well built, of quality materials and it handles well (can almost be use one-handed). I would have preferred the power button on top but it still better than having it on the left.

Pros

- good quadcore processor handles tasks easily given the 1GB of RAM
- not much fluff on top of Android4.3 and guaranteed update to 4.4
- good looking screen with vibrant colors and great resolution/DPI
- built-in FM radio (yes, I'm old-fashioned but it was a must for me)
- camera is decent for a phone
- LED is powerful enough and makes a good spot for using as flashlight
- built in compass is fairly precise and does not jump around much

Cons

- no SD card (this is more of a fault to me since I like to put loads of music on my phone and thus only 4 star rating. You get ~12GB free with the 16GB version)
- no 4G (I get 8Mbits/second in San Jose, CA using 3G though which is sufficient to watch Neflix without a hitch)

Update to cons: the new LTE version of the MotoG fixes both these cons with the slight caveat that SD card capacity is limited to 32GB. I think 64GB should have been a minimum.

Edit1: despite what the description says in San Jose, CA using T-mobile prepaid I am not limited to 2G service. Actually 3G speeds are quite good as noted above. More than enough for me.

Edit2: reordered cons from my point of view

Edit3: as of 12/25/2013 firmware was updated to Android 4.4.2.

Edit4: as of 06/07/2014 firmware was updated to Android 4.4.3.
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318 of 342 people found the following review helpful By Jordan J Tidwell on December 27, 2013
Size Name: Global GSM - 8GB (Black) Verified Purchase
Recently had to give up my iPhone 5 and was in need of a new, unlocked phone that I could use immediately. Perusing about amazon, I came across the Moto G and started doing some research on this puppy and liked what I read; decided to take the plunge. My immediate reaction to using this device has been extremely positive, and surpassed my expectations coming from an iPhone 5. At a $180'ish price point, the performance and the most put together Android/Google experience the Moto G delivers is unmatched.

What you get with the phone:
Moto G and charging cable... That's it!

Design:
Honestly, for a phone this cheap, this is a slick looking phone. With its concave design, matte black back plate and just about edge-to-edge glass on the face, you do not need to worry about the Moto G looking like a cheap Korean phone. This thing has style. The weight of the phone seems to be on the heavier side, which I like a lot, makes it feel well built and valuable. Comparing this Moto G to my Fiance's 4s, I have to say the Moto G looks better than the more expensive 4s. The only physical buttons on the Moto G is the lock and volume rocker, which adds to the simplicity and coolness of this phone's design. The home, back and multi-task buttons are on the screen.

One design flaw that bummed me out is how you have to remove the back plate to insert your sim card. Seems like Motorola/Google could have thought of a better way to make this process easier. I ended up snapping the thin plastic on the top of the headphone jack. I'm the only one that notices it, but it's there and it's a bummer.

UX/UI
The first time I have seen a perfect marriage of an Android OS implementation and Google's awesome applications.
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