There’s not long to wait for customers wanting to get their hands on the Moto G 4G budget smartphone from Motorola as it is expected to be released in the UK at the end of June. Amazon UK has reported that the phone will be released on June 30th, while other online retailers have suggested they might start shipping orders as soon as June 23rd.
The Motorola Moto G is a budget 4G handset, and is already available to buy direct from Motorola in the U.S. When it was launched in May Motorola stated that it would be available to buy in the UK for £149, saying “We are going to be launching this in the coming weeks and in the UK it will cost £149, unlocked, no contract”.
However, the sites that are already advertising the handset such as Clove and Handtec all seem to be listing it for around £159.99, enough of a difference to annoy consumers who were expecting to be able to buy a decent 4G handset for under £150.
The 3G version of the Moto G is already available in the UK, but the 4G version is intended to allow users to enjoy incredible speeds, and to make it easier to stream music and videos, download content, or connect with family and friends via social media. Like its 3G sister, the Moto G 4G can be personalised with different coloured backs.
The Moto G 4G phone is likely to be a welcome addition to the range of budget 4G smartphones out there. According to Techradar the 3G version of the Moto G is the best budget handset around, with a rating of 4.5 stars, so with the addition of 4G technology it’s going to be even more popular, particularly on PAYG.
Features of the Moto G 4G phone include:
- 4.5-inch 720p HD IPS display
- 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage and microSD card up to 32GB
- 5-megapixel rear camera
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
- 2070mAh battery
Other features of the Moto G 4G phone include a water resistant coating to protect your phone from rain, and Corning Gorilla Glass which shields your phone from scratches and scrapes. Motorola says this actually allows you to use your phone the way you want to without worrying about it getting wet or damaged. The phone allows you to switch quickly and easily between tasks without slowing down; perfect for multitaskers. Moto G 4G users will also have access to more than one million apps on Google Play so you can create your own personalised mobile experience.
There’s little news yet as to whether the big 4G networks will be offering the 4G version of the Moto G and how much they will be charging, but as the 3G version is available for free from Vodafone and O2 on pay monthly 3G deals, there is a good chance that the new 4G handset will be available for free on 4G pay monthly price plans as well as on pay as you go.