The Moto G is breath of fresh air in the world of dreary entry level prepaid Android phones. Instead of the usual poky processor and low res screen the Moto G has the real stuff. Specs include a quad-core processor, 4.5 inch 1280 x 720 HD screen, 5 MP autofocus main camera with flash, 1.3 MP front facing camera and a 2070 mAh battery. The phone has 8 GB of internal memory and Moto G users also get 50 GB of Google Drive Cloud storage free for two years.
The Verizon Moto G runs Android 4.3 JellyBean. The unlocked GSM Moto G has already received an update to 4.4 KitKat and Boost Mobile has guaranteed that its Moto G will also get KitKat. I think the Verizon Moto G will also eventually get KitKat but it could take a while as Verizon is notoriously slow about about approving Android updates.
The BestBuy listing says that the Moto G has 4G LTE. That's wrong, no version of the Moto G has LTE. Plus, Verizon reserves LTE for top-dollar postpaid customers and doesn't sell any LTE prepaid phones or allow LTE phones to be activated under its Bring Your Own Phone program.
The Moto G works with any of Verizon's Prepaid Smartphone Plans:
- $70/month, unlimited voice, messaging and 4 GB of data.
- $60/month, unlimited voice, messaging and 2 GB of data.
- $50/month, unlimited voice, messaging and 1 GB of data.*
If you do buy the Moto G today you might have to wait a few days to activate it. A HowardForums user who called Verizion to activate his Moto G was told he would have to wait until the official release date of Jan 9. I recommend trying to activate online at www.verizonwireless.com/activate rather than calling.