Verizon Moto G On Sale at Amazon for $79

January 15, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

For the next few hours, or until Amazon runs out of stock, the Verizon variant of the Moto G is on sale. The Verizon Moto G is a prepaid device and is normally about $99, and no there’s no contract, but Verizon’s prepaid plans aren’t the best either. But in some areas, it’s better than being on T-Mobile or Sprint’s prepaid carriers, which do have better plans but not necessarily better coverage.

The Moto G features a 4.5-inch 720p HD TFT display, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor which is quad-core and clocked at 1.2GHz. It’s also got a 5MP camera on the back with a VGA front-facing camera and 8GB of internal storage. Remember that this is a Verizon variant, so it won’t work on T-Mobile or AT&T. It also won’t work on Verizon contracts. Remember that the Moto G is also essentially a 3G phone, and does not support 4G LTE on Verizon’s network, which means you’re going to have relatively slow speeds on Verizon’s network. Which is a bit of a downer, but hey for a sub $100 phone off-contract, you can’t expect to find a phone much better than the Moto G. It’s just not going to happen.

Remember the Moto G also has KitKat already, and is now also a Google Play Edition device. However, it does not have a lot of the goodies that the Moto X has like touchless control, active display, and trusted devices. But it’s still a heck of a device, and one that Motorola and Google are trying to get everywhere! It’s also available on Boost Mobile for $129.

So how many of you are going to pick up the Verizon Moto G? Be sure to let us know in the comments down below.