pre-order page for the GSM version of the Moto G with shipping promised for Dec 2. The G is a lower cost, non-LTE version of the Moto X targeted at customers in emerging markets and prepaid customers everywhere.
The Moto G is priced at $179 for the 8 GB model and $199 for the 16 GB variant. Sales tax is charged in most states but shipping is free.
The Moto X is sold un-locked. There are separate US and Global GSM versions available. Both have quad-band GSM support for voice, text and 2G data worldwide. The US version fully supports all of the T-Mobile and AT&T's HSPA+ 3G/4G bands but no international 3G/4G bands. The international version supports common international HSPA+ bands plus both of AT&T's HSPA+ bands, but only one of the two bands used for T-Mobile.
Motorola has confirmed that the CDMA model of the Moto G will be available in the US in January through carriers only, not directly from Motorola. Verizon has indicated that it will offer the CDMA Moto X as a prepaid phone.
Other than the lack of LTE and a relatively modest camera, the Moto G has far better specs than are typical of a sub-$200 phone:
- Operating system: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) with upgrage to 4.4 KitKat in January
- Processor; Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU
- Internal storage capacity: 8 GB standard, 16 GB version available
- Two years 50 GB storage free on Google Drive
- Display: 4.5 inches diagonal (11.3 cm), 1280 x 720 HD, 329 ppi
- Connectivity: Micro USB, 3.5 mm headset jack
- Battery: 2070 mAh. Mixed usage up to 24 hours
- Rear camera: 5 MP auto-focus with LED flash and 30 fps 720p video capture
- Front camera: 1.3 MP with 30 fps 720p video capture
- WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- Dimensions: 129.9 x 65.9 x 6.0-11.6 mm (curve)
- Weight: 143 grams
- Global GSM Model: GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
- US GSM Model: GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz)
- CDMA Model: CDMA/EVDO Rev A (850, 1900 MHz)
Updated 11/27: With confirmation that the CDMA version will be sold only through carriers in the US, beginning in January, 2014.