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Moto G 4G SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (8GB) - Discontinued by manufacturer

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  • Sharpest 4.5 HD Display
  • All Day, Quad-Core Speed
  • Enjoy the latest and greatest Android OS, Android4.4, KitKat, with a guaranteed upgrade
  • Customize with Motorola Shells

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Colour Name: Black | Style Name: SIM-Free

Product details

Colour: Black | Style: SIM-Free
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.6 x 13 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
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  • Item model number: SM3823AE7B1
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 May 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,024 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,833 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product description

Colour Name:Black  |  Style Name:SIM-Free

Product Description

Exceptional phone.

The sharpest 4.5" HD display in its class, all-day battery, quad-core speed, AndroidTM 4.4, KitKat®, and colorful backs to customize your phone. All this, and more, for less than $200 with no contract.

Less time waiting, more time enjoying

Enjoy incredible speed and seamless experiences streaming videos, downloading content, and connecting with family and friends.

Get more freedom for less

Compare the cost of our no-contract options. We make it easy to grab a phone today—even if you’re not eligible for an upgrade.

Stunning 4.5" HD display. Exceptional price.

What you’ll notice first about Moto G is the sharp HD display. Its edge-to-edge display stretches to all four corners of the phone. Watch, read and browse on a big, brilliant display. You’ll get a sharp picture and then some.

Quad-core speed. Exceptional price.

You don’t have to hang up to send an email or turn off your music when you want to text. Moto G multitasks as easily as you do.

All-day battery

Moto G is smart when it comes to the battery, so as you go about your day, you won’t run out of power.
All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average user profile that includes both usage and standby. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on signal strength, network configuration, features selected, and voice, data, operating temperature and other application usage patterns.

Capture every moment

Touch anywhere to take a shot, capture panoramic pictures or record HD video with front and back cameras. And within three clicks, quickly share your best photos with friends and family. To get the shot, and stay in touch, Moto G is all the camera you need.

Tune in

There's music in the world and tons of it is still free. Just grab a pair of headphones and tune in with Moto G's FM radio.Listen to your favorite stations or pick up a new signal. It's all yours to explore.

Exceedingly stylish. Exceptional price.

Interchangeable backs—called Shells—come in a variety of colors and types to let you be you.

Color coordinate

SOL REPUBLIC JAX Headphones make your Moto G the ultimate music machine. Perfect for Moto G’s FM radio. They come in colors that match Motorola Shells for a cool, custom look.

Play hard

JBL® Micro Wireless Speaker streams awesome audio directly from your Moto G. Add a rubberized Motorola Grip Shell to your phone for added protection, and you have the perfect combo for an active life.

Stay charged

Moto G boasts a powerful, all-day battery. Add an equally powerful Motorola Power Pack Slim 2000 to the mix and you've got the perfect two-day, tag-team of power.

Pure Android™. Exceptional price.

With Android™ 4.4, KitKat® you'll experience a more polished design, improved performance, and new features.

Free storage

Moto G owners (non-4G LTE versions) get an extra 50GB of Google Drive storage free for two years to safely keep and share photos, documents and other files (that's on top of the standard 15GB).

Simple transfers

Motorola Migrate has upgraded the upgrade process. Wirelessly transfer stuff from your old Android phone, or iPhone, to your new Moto G in minutes.
Other Characteristics:
2G standards: EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported: 850,1900 MHz
3G standards: HSPA+, UMTS, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported: 700,850,1700,1900 MHz
4G standards: LTE
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Auto focus: Yes
Battery technology: Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version: 4.0
Built-in flash: Yes
Cables included: USB
Carrying case: Yes
Charging connector: Yes
Colour of product: Black
Compatible memory cards: MicroSD (TransFlash)
Depth: 1.16 cm
Digital zoom: 4x
Display diagonal: 11.4 cm (4.5")
Display resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels
FM radio: Yes
Flash type: LED
Form factor: Bar
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GSM bands supported: 850,900,1800,1900 MHz
Head SAR (EU): 1.24 W/kg
Headphone connectivity: 3.5 mm
Height: 13 cm
Internal storage capacity: 8 GB
Main camera resolution (numeric): 5 MP
Maximum frame rate: 30 fps
Operating system installed: Android
Operating system version: 4.4
Pixel density: 329 ppi
Processor cores: 4
Processor family: Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency: 1.2 GHz
Processor model: 400
Quick start guide: Yes
SIM card capability: Single SIM
SIM card type: MicroSIM
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution: 1.3 MP
Subscription type: No subscription
Touchscreen: Yes
USB connector type: Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
Video formats supported: H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes: 720p
Weight: 143 g
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Width: 6.59 cm

Box Contains

1 smartphone, Circle wind USB cable, Literature envelope

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From the manufacturer

Exceptional phone, exceptional price

Moto G is designed for all the things you want to do—taking and sharing photos, watching videos, checking scores, getting directions, listening to music, you name it. Moto G also gives you choices. Different interchangeable backs called Motorola Shells can be switched out to reflect your unique style. Plus, you’ll have access to more than one million apps on Google Play to create your own mobile experience. Every detail is just how you’d like it. And now spend less time waiting, more time enjoying with 4G.

Less time waiting, more time enjoying with 4G LTE

Tired of long connection times and slow downloads? Moto G lets you enjoy incredible speed and seamless experiences streaming videos, downloading content, and connecting with family and friends. Spend less time waiting and more time enjoying.

Edge-to-Edge HD Display

The 4.5”, brilliantly sharp screen is what you’ll notice first. Then how easy it is to use with one hand because of how it’s curved. Every detail, inside and out, is designed to impress. And built to last. If you could see into the future, you’d know Moto G is the phone you’ll have for a good, long time.

Latest Android 4.4, Kitkat with Guaranteed Upgrade

With Moto G, you’ll be running on the Android operating system, the world’s most popular platform. So you’ll stay up to speed with easy access to Google mobile services, more than one million apps and games, and more to come. And with a guaranteed upgrade, you’ll be enjoying the latest and greatest Android experiences.

All day, Quad-Core speed

Moto G is designed for all the things you want to do. With the latest Android operating system, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and 4G LTE network speed, Moto G delivers a lightning fast experience to enjoy YouTube, Gmail, Chrome, Google Maps, and more.

Water-Resistant Coating and Corning Gorilla Glass

Water is your phone’s worst enemy. So for extra protection, Moto G has a unique water-resistant coating protecting your phone inside and out. Now, a little rain won’t stop you from taking a call. Moto G is made to last. The Corning Gorilla Glass gets you extra protection from everyday scratches and scrapes. So you can actually use your phone the way you want to without worrying about it.

All-Day Battery

You’re not always going to find an outlet or be able to stop and plug in somewhere. Moto G is smart when it comes to the battery, so as you go about your day, you won’t run out of power.

Personalise with Coloured Backs

Every day is different, and your Moto G can be too. It’s completely your call if you want to put on a different coloured back, or set up actions so you’re not bothered when you don’t want to be. Moto G gives you many ways to just be yourself. Moto G has a back you can switch out, just like that. Buy any back—or 10 or 20—that speaks to you. Some have grips. Some have prints. Some flip. All are fun. Then decide to match, or change things up for no reason at all, whenever the mood strikes.


Moto G has two cameras: one for what’s in front of you, and one that’s facing you. Touch anywhere on the screen to take a shot, or hold your finger on the screen to take multiple shots in a row. Then switch gears and record an HD video or capture a panoramic picture. Just swipe to see your gallery or zoom in on an image. Within three taps, quickly share your best photos with friends and family. For getting the shot and staying in touch, Moto G is all the camera you need.

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By antom TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 6 Aug. 2014
Style: SIM-FreeColour: Black Verified Purchase
I hope this review will be especially useful to anyone not familiar with smartphones and their apps.

I'm very impressed with this phone. I've spent a few days testing it against an iPhone, and have to say that the Motorola holds up very well indeed. Screen quality, sound, phone call clarity, battery capacity, network speed, smoothness of web page scrolling - the Motorola is not out classed.

One aspect that is slightly better on the iPhone is the quality of the camera for lower light levels. At low light levels, for example when indoors, the photos from the iPhone are slightly crisper, though the differences are slight and only really detectable when the photos are enlarged. In bright light and outdoors I found that the quality of the photos is evenly matched.

I like the camera interface on the Motorola, its intuitive and allows you to press the shutter by pressing anywhere on the screen - it makes it easier to hold the phone steady while using the movable focus box and pressing the shutter.

Of course, a phone isn't going to offer the same photographic quality that you can get with a proper camera, especially for zooming, low light and moving targets; but as a handy alternative, the Motorola copes adequately.

Here are some other things I like about the phone, as well as a few tips and suggestions:

● It's free from bloatware
It is to Motorola's credit that they haven't added lots unnecessary apps to this phone. The phone contains the key apps that you will probably need, but there is plenty of capacity for you to add additional apps should you wish.
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Style: SIM-FreeColour: Black
My current android phone was nearly 2.5 years old and while it served me well it was struggling to cope with regular tasks and the battery life was posing a problem. If you're looking to replace a smartphone of 2 years or older; then look no further. This is a great phone, does all the regular tasks such as web browsing, listening to music, messaging really well. I've used this for a month now and can tell you the good and any limitations.


* Great battery life - With normal use, it lasts more than 24 hours - usually I have 30% left before recharging
* Superb screen 4.5" (LCD 720p -329ppi) - great for browsing, watching videos
* Expandable memory - No issues (I am now using a Sandisk 32GB Class 10 SD card)
* Great performance (Quad core speed with no noticeable lags) - everything works well (internet, maps, watching videos etc) - I haven't tried any 3d games, so cannot comment
* 4G speed
* Changeable back covers with built-in covers. I use the grip shell which give protection without adding bulk
* Good build quality - Motorola have always produced high quality phones and this one is no exception with Gorilla glass and great finish
* Incredible value - why spend £500 on a phone and this one does everything just fine
* Near Stock Android experience- Motorola didn't interfere with android and it looks similar to stock android with a few useful additions such as Assist (automatically silencing phone during meetings or at night)
* Quick Android updates - Motorola rolled out 4.4.
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By Antoine HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 4 July 2014
Style: SIM-FreeColour: Black
* Update: Moto G (4G Lte) gets Android 4.4.4 KitKat upgrade which fixes microSD card issue. (previously limited to class 6 cards). https://motorola-global-en-uk.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/100683 : Link also available in comments section.

The new 4G LTE version does not look any different from the 3G one yet it now supports a micro SD card, better water resistance and offers much faster data transfer over cellular (using 4G LTE).

As with previous versions the stylish looks and top notch quality do not reflect the low selling price. In fact it does feel and perform like a much more expensive phone.

The Moto G's ergonomic design, responsive touch screen and zippy performance make for a lovely handset which is a pleasure to use.

○ Fast 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad Core Processor
○ Lovely 4.5" 720p (329ppi) screen
○ Smooth scrolling and pinch to zoom
○ Robust construction, stylish, looks and feels premium
○ Water-Resistant nano Coating
○ Micro SD slot, up to 32 GB
○ Notification Led which I find so useful, as it indicates missed calls and messages. Also sports proximity and ambient light sensors
○ Connectivity: Low consumption Bluetooth 4.0, whilst does not compromise on range. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
○ Applicative proprietary Motorola apps: Camera offering HDR, slow motion, panorama and flash; Motorola Assist, Migrate and Translate
○ Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is very strong and virtually scratch proof
○ Very good call quality
○ 4G LTE offering a boost in data transfer over cellular (Backwards compatibility with 3G)
○ Price

Cons: (Nit picking)
- No NFC (Near Field Communication)
- No dualband Wi-Fi (5GHz not supported)

The Moto G (4G LTE) once again ups the standard for best value android smartphone.
Highly recommended to anyone seeking a solid performer offering a near stock android experience.
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