Along with the affordable Moto E (which is coming to Canada), Motorola today announced an updated version of the Moto G which launched late last year. As the name implies, the Moto G with 4G LTE adds LTE connectivity. The only other change over the original version is the addition of a microSD slot for cards up to 32GB.
The Moto G has been very successful for Motorola and is now its best selling smartphone ever. In Canada alone, Motorola shipped 150,000 Moto G’s in the first three months alone. It remains a strong seller which is now avalailable through six Canadian carriers. The Moto G’s success in Canada has been replicated in several other countries: It has been a top-selling smartphone in countries such as Brazil and Mexico. The addition of LTE and a microSD card slot should help ensure that the Moto G continues to sell well.
Moto G with 4G LTE specifications
- Processor: Quad-core (1.2GHz × 4) Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
- Operating system: Google Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Cellular connectivity: LTE/HSPA+ (21Mbps)
- Other connectivity: GPS/GLONASS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
- Display: 4.5-inch HD (720×1280/329PPI)
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal storage: 8GB/16GB
- External storage: MicroSD cards up to 32GB
- Rear-facing camera: 5MP with LED flash and 720p HD video capture (30fps)
- Front-facing camera: 1.3MP with 720p HD video capture (30fps)
- Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB
- Battery: Non-removeable 2,070mAh
- Dimensions: 129.9 × 65.9 × 6.0 to 11.6 (due to curvature) millimeters
- Weight: 143 grams
- Colors: Black, White
- Other: FM radio, waterproof coating, 65GB of Google Drive storage
The Moto G with 4G LTE will be offered by Rogers Wireless and Fido. It will be available starting on June 17. Rogers will offer it for free with a two-year contract and CA$224.99 outright. Fido will offer it for CA$50 with a standard plan or free with a smart plan.
Meanwhile, the 16GB version Moto G will be available unlocked at Staples and other national retailers starting in June. It will sell for CA$249.