Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Moto G on sale for $50 for a limited time. Verizon model at Best Buy

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?

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