Motorola Moto G (1st Generation) - Black - 16GB - Global GSM Unlocked Phone
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|Voice / Text||2G Data||3G Data||4G LTE Data|
- 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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What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is a device that is not bound to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. Upon selecting a plan, simply insert the carrier's SIM card into the phone and you're ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers down the road or want to take an international trip, it's as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
What are the benefits of an unlocked phone?
Freedom: Choose the carrier with the best service or price. If you find a better deal later, you have the ability to change to a different carrier.
Travel: Take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It's as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
Selection: Choose the phone with the features you want, whether or not your carrier sells it, and get more service options without a contract.
How do I set up my unlocked phone?
The first thing you’ll need is a SIM card for your desired carrier. When activated, the SIM card will let your phone connect to your carrier’s network. If you decide to upgrade to a newer unlocked phone in the future, you can easily remove the SIM card from your old phone and put it in your new phone—just make sure you get the right size of SIM card (nano, micro, or standard) for your phone. If you want to use your phone while traveling internationally, you can easily buy a SIM card for a carrier that operates where you’re traveling. As long as it’s activated, you can just swap SIM cards when you arrive at your destination.
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|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||8.0||13.0||12.0||—||8 MP|
|Screen Size||4.5 in||5 in||5.5 in||5.2 in||5 in||5 in|
|Item Dimensions||5.11 x 0.46 x 2.59 in||5.69 x 2.8 x 0.4 in||6.02 x 3.02 x 0.39 in||5.91 x 2.91 x 0.3 in||5.7 x 0.38 x 2.18 in||3.23 x 2.78 x 5.57 in|
|Item Weight||5.04 ounces||0.51 lb||—||—||5.39 ounces||5.26 ounces|
|Operating System||Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.4 (KitKat)||google_android||android 6.0||google_android||Android||Android|
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
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As for durability? Let's look at the one I soaked in a bag of milk. I had opened it up, washed it out, sprayed it with contact cleaner and dried it. No go,,, dead, so I bought the new one. Lo and behold, a week later, I kept hearing a chirping and wondering where the hell it was coming from. Traced the noise to the counter where the original phone had been tossed and sure enough, there it was, telling me the battery was low. I charged it, popped the sim back in and voila, it works. So to say I am impressed with this phone is an understatement. Now of course all the techie snobs will tell you to buy the latest, greatest (and super expensive) phone and sign up for one of those outrageously priced two year super contracts. But if you want a dependable, inexpensive, no contract phone, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this one.
I mentioned above there is a big advantage to this phone and a month by month plan. Consider the original phone was only three weeks old when I thought I had ruined it. Financially, I was only out the $200 cost of the phone as there was no contract to fulfill. Now consider the superphone you get for "free" with it's two year contract that goes with it. If you ruined that one after three weeks you would have had to shell out another $500-800 to purchase another phone or be left paying the remaining 21 months left on the contract with no phone to use. Or you could pay the exorbitant early termination fee. Maybe you paid extra for a "warranty" against such accidents as I had? That's probably costing you as much as the Motorolla G over the life of your contract. No matter what choices you made, or how you do the math, you would pay far, far more for a "free" phone and contract over this phone and a month to month account. Your choice. Join the mass of sheep and pay through the nose or follow the path less travelled. Techie snobs need not apply (or reply)
As a followup, I just switched carriers after four months, no early termination fees, and saved another $15/month, unlimited text, data, calling. Again no contract.
First, it is a completely clean Android phone. No extra shells, no goofy interfaces, just plain Android. The Google Play store has apps for everything I need, or want. And every app I have tried works. (Disclaimer -- I don't use/buy/have a ton of apps, but have yet to find one that did not work.) I like the flexibility of the Android OS, compared to Apple iOS (my previous phone was an iPhone 4s, which served me well.)
Second, the phone is totally "factory" unlocked. This allows me to choose the carrier that I want, without contract, and change when I want. In the US, I use ATT; since the phone is unlocked, there is no contract required. And it is global -- I recently took it with me to Europe (Netherlands, Italy, and Austria.) In Austria, for example, I stopped at a small bookstore. For 10 euros ($14) I could buy a SIM card with 1GB data, 1000 minutes, 1000 texts, good for 30 days. After installing the SIM and activating it online, the phone came up and worked perfectly. This flexibility is great, and saves a lot of money compared to using a US carrier's global services.
Physically, it is nice and solid. I like the size -- fits in most pockets, but the display is significantly bigger than the iPhone 4s. The display is very, very sharp. I can read it in sunlight when needed -- and the colors are true and bright. The case is smooth, almost slick, so I added a plastic/rubber case after a week. The buttons are small, but nicely placed. Battery life is as good as the iPhone 4s was. I have no complaints about the camera, but I do carry a small digital camera when I know I will be taking a lot of pictures.
The only downside is that there is nothing quite like iTunes available for Android, and it took a lot for me to adapt.
Thanks for reading! Again, I really like this phone!