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Moto G or X

Poison Ivy

Nov 26, 2013, 1:32 PM
Is what I'm gonna give away as X-mAss presents: nice specs, budget price. Very Happy

...and they're not listed anywhere in the article either. Eh?
Doom Wolf

Nov 26, 2013, 1:37 PM
Those 2 are too a great option, considering price.

I think Mr. Zeman forgot to add the Moto's and the Nexus 5. They definitely belong there.
Rich Brome

Nov 26, 2013, 1:48 PM
The Moto X is recommended in a couple of categories.

The Moto G is an interesting phone, although a few things took it out of the running:

1. It wasn't on sale when we were writing this, and the Verizon model now isn't expected until January.

We would still consider adding the unlocked GSM model after the fact, except:

2. It doesn't have LTE, which is kind of crazy when almost all other smartphone options - even quite affordable ones - now have LTE. It doesn't even support HSPA+ 42, just 21. That may be fast enough for some people, but it's a major minus in our book.

3. If you're under contract with Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, you're paying a ~$20/month phone subsidy whether you like it or not. You should use it, or you'r...
Poison Ivy

Nov 26, 2013, 1:52 PM
You're absolutely right!

The Moto X IS mentioned. My bad, I totally missed it.

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