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Motorola Moto G 4G LTE: Release date, price and specs: Budget smartphone gets key upgrades

Chris Martin | May 14, 2014
Motorola has upgraded the Moto G with 4G and a microSD card slot. Here's what you need to know about the new smartphone's release date, price and specs.

A you know, the Motorola Moto G is one of the best budget smartphones you can buy right now. But Motorola has announced an upgraded model with 4G LTE and a microSD card slot. Here's what you need to know about the Moto G 4G release date, price and specs. See also: Motorola Moto G review.

Motorola Moto G 4G LTE: Price

The original Moto G launched at £135 and can now be purchased for a lower price. The new Moto G with 4G will launch at £149, Motorola said at the launch event in London.

Read: The 10 best budget smartphones: what's the best budget smartphone?

Motorola Moto G 4G LTE: Release date

Motorola hasn't given us a specific release date for the Moto G with 4G yet. The firm said it will be availalble in the 'coming weeks' and should launch by the end of the month. We hope to get a specific date in the next few days so will keep you up to date. See also: 21 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2014.

Motorola Moto G 4G LTE: Specs

There's little difference between the original Moto G and the new model. As you can tell, the device now has 4G LTE support for faster mobile network data speeds which is great news. Motorola said this was too pricey to include in the original model. See also: Google Nexus 5 review: The best value smartphone you can buy.

Learning from its mistakes and listening to what consumers want, Motorola has added a much needed microSD card slot to the Moto G. Expandable storage is an excellent upgrade and the only thing missing from the smartphone aside from 4G support.

Those are the two key differences but here are the full specs for the Moto G 4G:

4G LTE support4.5-inch HD display (1280 x 720, 326ppi)Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor 1.2GHz CPUAdreno 305 GPUAndroid 4.3 Jellybean (Android 4.4 KitKat at the beginning of 20148/16GB internal storage (65GB Google Drive)microSD card slot (up to 32GB)1GB RAM5Mp rear camera with LED flash, 720p video1.3Mp front camera, 720p video802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, GPS2070mAh battery66 x 130 x 11.6mm, 143g


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