Boost Mobile Launches Motorola Moto G with NextRadio

The smartphone is available for only $130 (€95) off contract

By on January 15th, 2014 12:31 GMT

As expected, US-based carrier Boost Mobile has just released the cheapest smartphone powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, Motorola Moto G.

The Moto G is available starting January 14 only online for $130 (€95) and will arrive at select Boost Mobile exclusive retail stores nationwide beginning January 20.

According to the carrier, the Moto G is the first Motorola smartphone released by Boost Mobile in a long time. The last Motorola handset launched by the carrier hit shelves back in 2011.

In order to attract more customers, Boost Mobile will offer the Moto G with the no-contract $55 (€40) Monthly Unlimited plan.

Keep in mind that Moto G is available at Boost Mobile with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, but Motorola has already confirmed that a KitKat upgrade will soon be available.

Boost Mobile's Moto G will come preloaded with a free FM Radio application called NextRadio. The application will allow users to listen to FM Radio without having to fear that their battery will drain fast, as NextRadio is said to consume three times less battery life than other music apps.

For those unfamiliar with the Moto G, here is a quick recap. The smartphone sports a more than decent 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (720p) resolution and features Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating.

In addition, it comes equipped with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, which is complemented by 1GB of RAM.

Boost Mobile's Moto G provides only 8GB of internal memory, but users will also receive 50GB of free cloud storage via Google Drive. Unfortunately, the handset does not come with microSD card slot.

On the back, the smartphone packs a 5-megapixel photo snapper with LED flash, autofocus and HD (720p) video recording, while in the front, there's a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera for video calls.

Motorola Moto G is powered by a non-removable 2070 mAh battery and offers a wide range of connectivity options, including HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS.

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