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Replying to:  Moto G or X by Poison Ivy   Nov 26, 2013, 1:32 PM

Re: Moto G or X

by Rich Brome (Moderator)    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're throwing money away. See our article on that subject:

http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=12102 »

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