It is not very often that we come across deals that are too good to be true. If you live in the U.S. and are willing to be a Verizon customer, this deal is about as good as it gets. Head over to the Best Buy website to pick up the Verizon Moto G for only $49.99.
For the rest of us, we still have a very capable handset here that can be put to use without a service contract. One commenter over on my full post at Android Authority plans to strictly use his as a Chromecast remote. I was thinking of using one as a Chromecast (Cheapcast) receiver, hooked up to the home stereo to play music. I also consider grabbing another that I can mess around with, Rooting, ROMing and all that 'dangerous' stuff.
The Verizon Moto G comes with only 8GB of internal storage, but it packs the same 4.5-inch display and 5MP main camera. Many have bad-mouthed the camera, but I have to say, the results have been quite good, checkout this shot I took just yesterday. I took with in semi-low light using the Lens Blur feature. It obviously does not compare to a high end camera, and the Lens Blur really messes up some of the edges, but for basic screen and print, I think it is pretty good.
So, if you are in the mood for a great $50 Android smartphone, with or without cell phone service, this may be the best deal we see all year.
What do you think? Obviously the Moto G is an 'entry level' device, but it really does well for itself, do you agree?