5 Best Cheap Smartphones [March, 2014]

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Moto G

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Moto G
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The Moto G is a cheaper version of the Moto X that trades off several features like 4G LTE and a larger screen to arrive with an off contract price as low as $99 for some carriers. It won't match a $99 on contract smartphone head to head, but it is going to offer a lot to smartphone buyers on a budget.

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The Moto G features a 4.5-inch 720p display and uses a Snapdragon 400 processor that isn't as powerful as the Galaxy S4 or HTC One, but it is capable of delivering performance that is fast enough for casual gaming and day-to-day use. The 4G connectivity is faster than 3G on AT&T, but Verizon's 3G speeds are pretty slow which is a knock against that version. Users get 8GB of memory and a 5MP rear facing camera that can record 720P HD video. There is no expandable storage.

The Verizon Moto G is $99 off contract at Amazon. There is a Boost Mobile Moto G for $99 on Amazon as well. For users looking to buy an off contract Moto G, Amazon sells one for $179 or a 16GB model for $199.

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