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New Moto G lands at Best Buy for $179

Wanted to pick up the new Moto G, but didn't get to Motorola's website (opens in new tab) before stock depleted? Fret not, as you'll now be able to purchase the handset from Best Buy.

The retailer is stocking black and white color variants of the device, with both versions priced at $179.99, identical to what Motorola is charging on its website. The new Moto G is also available on Amazon (opens in new tab), although the website mentions that orders will take around four to seven weeks to fulfil. If you're looking for a model with LTE connectivity, AT&T will start selling the first-generation Moto G with LTE for $179 from October 10.

What do you guys think of Motorola's latest budget offering? Is there any other handset that's worthy of consideration for the asking price of the Moto G? Let us know in the comments.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Well you can get the LG G Pro for around the same money. And it is the much better device. Also can you get a LG G for around the same price or a Nexus 4 and of those are better devices. Heck you even can get the Moto X for that already at eBay. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Huh ,no Posted via the Android Central App
  • What? Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or verizon Galaxy S5 or maybe one day through my moto 360
  • I won't buy a used phone for a family member. The Moto G makes a much better present. Those phones also won't be getting the same updates the G will. Posted via Android Central App
  • Bingo. I've been thinking about picking up a moto g for my grandmother. She has been wanting to jump on the smartphone bandwagon, but has been a little Leary of picking one. The moto g is the best all around budget smartphone. I might pick one up for myself too. As a backup after I get the new moto x. I've had my 2013 moto x for only 6 months, but that new one will look so good with my new Moto 360! Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • Rather not. The g pro may have a slightly better screen and better processor, but it lacks the software optimization of the g.
    Unless the old moto x is coming in brand new for $179, it's fine to get this. Posted via Android Central App
  • Will this support LTE on T-Mobile? Posted via the Android Central App Edit: I know it doesn't now, but will it ever?
  • This version doesn't have LTE. You can buy the older Moto G LTE from 2013, but the camera from that one is not as good. You can wait until they come out with the LTE version for the 2014 model, which I think is likely.
  • I'm really surprised they did not launch this with LTE from the start. I wonder how many are holding off for the LTE version, or just getting the 2013 model instead. Depending on your carrier, LTE speeds and HSPA+ can be a big difference. I think t-mobile are the only ones with insane HSPA+ speeds.
  • With att before lte was everywhere, I got 12-13mbps on hspa+. A new moto g with that would be perfect. I did not have t-mobile long enough to test the speeds while not on lte. The moto g with att where I live seems like a great idea I might pick one up as a backup. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good to hear. When I had AT&T hspa+ was 3-5 Mbps and T-Mobile was 20-30
  • Christmas gift for my momma.
  • I wouldn't go as far as saying it's worthy of consideration over the Moto G, but I did choose the $190 BLU Studio 5.0 LTE instead. And it fit my needs for the week I was in a T-Mobile-only town. The Moto offers more storage and a better display, though. However, the lack of LTE had an impact on my final decision (last year's Moto G LTE version wasn't in stock at the store). Posted via AC App on HTC One
  • You picked a blu studio phone over Motorola. .....that's like saying kia is better than a mercedes Posted via the Android Central App
  • I would have selected the Moto G if the LTE version was available. Also, Mercedes? That's funny. Yes, I choose the Kia over the Benz with no air conditioning during the summer. Posted via AC App on HTC One
  • Witty rebutle...+1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • *chose Posted via AC App on HTC One
  • I'm glad they're getting it in stores. Not everyone is patient. My roommate went with the 4G LTE variant mostly because of the 4-6 week wait or out of stock. I'm happy that this time around the GSM version is being sold in stores. Last time it was the CDMA ones. Wish they'd have it in display too though. Although the moto x +1 and moto g +1 are similar in size Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm wanting to get the new Moto G, but am tempted to wait for the LTE version to be released. Posted via Android Central App
  • What is the model number of Moto G 2014 8GB Black Global GSM version? I think both links of Moto G on the post are US GSM variant. What do you guys think?