Moto G Pre-Orders Started to Ship as of Sat Nov 30, 2013

By on November 30, 2013
Motorola Moto G

Moto G was initially planned to be available in the US market starting January of 2014. Earlier this week Google silently made the phone available on it’s official Motorola website for pre-orders and promised to start shipping early next week, December 2nd. On Friday the phone popped up on Amazon with an estimated shipping date of December 4, 2014.

We have placed our order on Tuesday, November 26 from the Moto G official website. The item “promised” to ship next week was shipped earlier today with a delivery date of December 3, 2013.

The company has announced that international sales of the phone were so promising that they beefed up the production and made them available to the US market more than a month before the initial planned date. Given the holiday season and the great opportunity to be on the top of shoppers’ lists Motorola made a great move. Off-contract affordable smart phones are becoming more and more popular.

At $179 for the Motorola Moto G – Unlocked – 8GB and $199 for the Motorola Moto G – Unlocked – 16GB this phone is sure to sell well if the popularity of the Nexus 4 was any indication of the market demand.

Moto G

Moto G Specs & Specifications

Operating system
Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU

Capacity
8 GB standard
16 GB version available
Two years 50 GB storage free on Google Drive

Dimensions and weight
Height 129.9 mm
Width 65.9 mm
Depth 6.0-11.6 mm (curve)
Weight 143 grams

Display
4.5 inches diagonal (11.3 cm)
1280 x 720 HD, 329 ppi

Connectivity
Micro USB
3.5 mm headset jack

Battery
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion, 2070 mAh
Mixed usage up to 24 hours

Rear camera
5 MP at 4:3 and 3.8 MP at 16:9 (user-configurable)
LED flash
4X digital zoom
Slow motion video
Burst mode
Auto HDR
Panorama
Tap to Focus

Front camera
1.3 MP

Video capture and playback
720p HD video (front and rear)
Capture 30 fps (MPEG4, H.264)
Playback 30 fps (MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VP8)

Audio playback
AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, PCM, FLAC, MIDI, QCELP, EVRC, OGG/Vorbis

Networks
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)
Both GSM models require a micro SIM card.

Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth® Technology
Version 4.0

Location services
GPS, GLONASS

In the box
Moto G in black
USB cable
Quick start guide

About Kristina Forbes

Kristina is our technology and consumer products expert. She writes for a variety of magazines, teaches and speaks at many events.

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