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Moto G “Universal LTE” Model in White and Black Shows Up on Amazon for $220

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So, you remember when Motorola announced the Moto G LTE for $220 with a launch date of June 30? No? OK, neither do I, because that announcement hasn’t come yet. Thanks to an Amazon listing for both white and black models of a “Universal LTE” Moto G variant, one might be coming at any moment. That’s right, an LTE Moto G, which means a Moto G variant that can take advantage of super fast mobile data connections and isn’t locked to just HSPA or CDMA networks. 

The listings are no longer live other than what we have included below, so it’s safe to assume that they were posted before Motorola wanted them to be. With that said, Motorola is hosting a launch event tomorrow for the Moto E, but there is also a chance that they will give us these two LTE variants of the Moto G as well. That’s speculation, of course, but wouldn’t that be the perfect opportunity?

On a related note, this would be the first white Moto G – the original model only came in black.

At $220, how much more tempting is this device?

Amazon Link

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  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    is this for vzw? i might buy this for my ex bc she wants a moto x but doesnt want to change her plan…i mean how much of a dif for her would it be

  • acejavelin

    According to Motorola’s online store, there will be no 16GB or larger version, 8GB only?!?! If it came in a base 16GB with an option for larger (32/64GB or microSD slot) it would make sense, but with only 8GB what’s the point?
    http://www.motorola.com/us/moto-g-pdp-1/Moto-G-Wizard/moto-g.html

  • Sophia Patel

    This phone is available in India…..?????????

    http://www.windowindia.net/

  • Arty McBert

    I’d pay extra for an LTE and expandable storage via SD card slot version of the Moto G.

    • acejavelin

      Yeah, but no microSD and only a 8GB model available, is LTE worth that?

  • Motoisdead

    Yup motorola is finally learning its place at the bottom of the food chain, its golden days for phones are gone, I dont evsn know why bother posting there bottom to mid tier phones. On the bright side I hope that watch takes off, looks neat.

  • shamatuu

    I thought they said it was suppose to be under 100 bucks?.

    • M3D1T8R

      No. Moto E maybe, not G.

  • acejavelin

    Why bother with LTE on this device? I don’t get it… HSPA+ easily gets close to 8Mbps and it works great, battery life is impressive on the Moto G, very impressive, it will beat my G2, battery life and price/feature ratio are the real draw to this phone, if you add LTE you are not going to add much value or usability in real life and it will seriously reduce the battery life for no real return. Although, at least you could say it is a REAL 4G LTE phone, that would be something to some people. I have heard how my son’s friends occasionally knock him for having a “3G” phone yet his performs better than almost all of theirs. Also, although I don’t think I would bother to get one, will there be a GPE model?

  • cizzlen

    Lol that’s one ugly phone. Funny I hear no complaints about dat bezel.

    • M3D1T8R

      Curious what other $200 phones you think look better?

  • PWS

    I have a Moto G and it’s a great everyday phone. I use it mainly for light surfing, most everyday apps such as social media, navigation, and some gaming. It runs Real Racing 3 just fine. I am a car guy so I guess that was a big deal for me.The 720p screen, mediocre camera, and 1 GB memory are the only drawbacks. A little tinkering really opens this phone up. I have it rooted w Gravity Box and run Faux Kernel (over clocked to 1.6 gHz). It’s stable, has great battery life (as long as I am not hammering it). I am on the AT&T network and regularly see 8 mbps down and 1 mbps up speed tests. I also tether with this phone, worked out great for me. Best part about is that it will be relatively cheap to replace should I misplace/break it.

    • PWS

      I also would like to point out that the FM radio is pretty much useless as it’s output is in MONO and not stereo! Kind of defeats the purpose of listening to the radio with headphones when you’re nearing your data cap for the month. Also no AM option,

  • Foramex

    I was already missing the VERIZON 4G LTE sign. Now it can make it’s comeback,

  • Kenny Woodard

    Or pay $70 more and get a OnePlus One.. 3x better specs and camera. Swappable backs as well. CyanogenMod on board. 1080p 5.5″ screen. I could see the market for the G, but it’s a pass for me.

    • Matt G

      If we actually ever see world wide availability

      • Kenny Woodard

        Yeah, sadly. This phone is priced at what the Note 3 was on-contract/subsidized.. If the general public knew about this phone, it would probably sell in the States.

        Or you could just put an Apple logo on it..

    • M3D1T8R

      One plus is a massive phone vs this which feels great in hand, like the moto x. Different classes. Not even comparable.

  • crazed_z06

    lol wtf.. It was never tempting

  • santy83

    I see this MOTO G LTE eating into MOTO X sales.They should have just dropped MOTO X to 249 for good.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Not if the Moto X has the latest specs at a reasonable price this time on ALL carriers. The only reason the X didn’t do well last time was because of lack of distribution and the expensive price.

      • Nikuliai

        and idiotic bad marketing (every non tech guy in the planet thought it was a 2012 flagship with nothing to offer)

  • Foramex

    Now we want a 50$ Moto E.

  • guest

    If it’s available on verizon moto wins

    • The Narrator

      Not for $220

    • Curtis

      There’s no way I wouldn’t buy this, if that ^!

      • guest

        that’s what I’m saying!

    • j

      For up a few extra $ for a MotoX.. $220 vs $299.. worth it

      • Curtis

        I agree with you, though in this case I’ve already got one. This is more of a buy it on principle scenario. It’s a different, albeit worse, device, but I think it’s worth supporting Motorola’s cause. They are trying to reach a totally new market and I want to help them gain some ground.

      • guest

        maybe for you but $80 for a device that I would use the exact same as a moto x wouldn’t be worth it for me. especially if I ever ended up buying more than 1. time value of money j

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        • j

          Yes, you’d use it the same, but I’d say $80 is worth it for the performance increase the X offers. But, not everyone agrees, hence the reason this phone exists :)

          • guest

            thanks buddy, I certainly agree with your last sentence! either way I really like what moto’s been doing recently :)

  • Charlie R.

    Should we add in the obligatory “Except for Verizon!”? I bet that will be the case.

    • Jason B

      They’re obligated to allow it if it supports band 13 and band 4 AWS LTE + CDMA fallback for voice.

      Of course, that says nothing of their sketchy “certification” procedure that we saw with the Nexus 7 LTE.

      • Raven65

        According to the description on Amazon for the LTE version, it supports LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 17. Does that mean no Verizon?

        • Jason B

          Looks like T-Mobile and AT&T. Band 17 support comes from Skyworks 77737 PAM, which also supports band 12 (that T-Mobile just acquired). So, a future baseband update could enable band 12 for T-Mobile LTE. 2, 4, and 5 are are from Skyworks 77619-12 (supports bands 1,2,4,5,8). I suspect they’re using leftover chips from the Moto X. AT&T also plans to use both band 12 and 17, along with band 5 in other areas of the U.S. T-Mobile will aggregate band 4 and 12 for faster LTE speeds (just like Verizon does with band 4 and 13).

          But yeah, band 13 is Verizon’s primary LTE band, so no Verizon with this model.

  • Jared Denman

    I would just splurge and buy a n5. But that’s me. If you buy a mediocre device you are gonna get a mediocre experience. The n5 and the moto x are priced at the right price for performance. I wish all OEM’s would get this…

    • Chris Hannan

      You can buy three of these for less than the price of two Nexus 5s.

      • Jared Denman

        You can but you’ll have 3 mediocre phones. For teens the G is a very good target audience I think. Just my 2 cents.

        • Chris Hannan

          These aren’t meant to be flagships. Obviously you aren’t going after this phone is you have money.

          One of my coworkers got the Moto G as his first smartphone. He didn’t have much to spend on a phone and he had to go prepaid because he was only willing to spend up to $50/month on service, so he’s using AT&T’s network with Straight Talk. He might have liked the option to spend an extra $20 to get LTE, but he definitely didn’t have another $150 to get the Nexus 5.

          • Jared Denman

            You have a point. All about options I guess.

        • Nikuliai

          Wrong, I’ve got the X, got a G in the family too, I would have either phone really, but I had the chance to buy the X at a good price so I went for it, the G is nothing to underestimate, if you think the device is mediocre you clearly haven’t used it at all, it didn’t fell short on anything I tested with except camera (and the X’s is basically garbage too)

    • Maxim∑

      Moto X has the same specs of a Nexus 4 pretty much. I would say 349$ is slightly high

      • Jared Denman

        I’ve had both the X and the n4. While both may have nearly the same specs the X clearly has the better hand in the UI. I’ve now switched from the X to the N5 and I find myself missing a lot of the X’s enhancements. I am still debating going back to it.

        • http://404err0r.com/ Henry Park

          It’s android…. root, xposed, custom ROM, you have options to have some of those features

          • Jared Denman

            Not really.

          • DJ SPY

            It’s Motorola. You have a better chance of hacking a government site than truly rooting it.

          • Nikuliai

            Well I guess I can hack the NSA then

          • DJ SPY

            Can you share your root method for my Verizon Moto X running 4.4.2?

          • Nikuliai

            nope, I have another version (I don’t live in the US), but I think I’ve seen that in xda, may be for 4.4 tho

          • Jerel Butler

            Step one return it to Verizon
            Step two leave Verizon, and join att.. Because tmobile is clearly not what you want to use. (my guess it really sucks in your city)
            Buy the unlocked moto X…
            Step. Three?????
            Step four profit

        • Maxim∑

          I had the same problem actually lol. Got the moto X returned it, bought the nexus 5.. Returned it because of heat and battery problems. Then bought the X again and returned it, currently on the 5S for a couple months and now planning on trying the G2 which is what the nexus 5 should have been if google didn’t lower the price. I’m slightly obsessed with phones but G2 seems to be the one a lot of people recommend

          • bonix

            You’re exactly like my buddy at work except he made it to the G2 stage and ended up selling it and going back to the iphone. Then found a Dev edition Moto X and switched to that. How do you people do this?!

    • RoyD77

      Maybe you would, and that’d be right for you. But there is a market for this, and Motorola gets that as an OEM. For you, an extra $200 is a splurge; for others, it’s the breaking point. I’m looking at getting my Mother in Law her first smartphone soon. We want it full retail, and contract free, so the less money I spend for a good phone, the better. The Mrs and I will likely get some combo of an N5 & Moto X (+1?), but $200 less for a G-LTE is just fine for a 1st timer coming from a flip phone.

    • miri

      $130+ is a lot of money to save and the time I spent with the Moto G was quite pleasant. Had I not known beforehand I’d never had guessed it was a ‘bargin bin’ device.

    • Serotheo

      Some people really don’t need the extra performance though but just need a smooth performer – a Moto G, maybe even the E. Should provide that basic smartphone experience for those that want something that doesn’t push the envelope that’s on a lower price range.

      I’d probably give my mom a Moto E or G and sell off the S3 I gave to her since I know it’d give her better performance and what she needs moreso than the lag-laden S3.

    • Sarpedon1069

      I have the Moto G and I wouldn’t classify any of my experiences with it as mediocre. All my games run smooth, I haven’t noticed any OS jankiness and the battery lasts a solid two days with normal use. I love the Moto G!

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    Funny, just saw a conversation earlier about why there isn’t a phone that will work on every carrier everywhere. Maybe this will do it!

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Are you not familiar with CDMA?

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        What about it..

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          The reason this won’t work on every carrier.

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            Funny because it says “universal’ so it could have both bands.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            LTE doesn’t have anything to do with making phone calls and texts.

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            Okay you don’t need to keep being condescending. I’m not sure why you don’t think its possible for Moto to design a phone that works on every carrier and has both gsm and CDMA radios. I doubt that’s what this is, but is entirely possible. No need to be a jerk.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Stop being sensitive. The reason it’s not possible is because of CDMA

          • CK

            Ever heard of the Nexus 5? GSM/CDMA/LTE radios are out there, it’s already being done.

          • guest

            no you’re being a little b itch, we all think so

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Got mice in your pocket Guest?

          • guest

            three blind

          • harry

            the other guy is a prick, im with you bro.