Holiday Gift Guide 2013
Replying to: Moto G or X by Poison Ivy
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:
- Re: Moto G or X by Poison Ivy