Moto G: Hands-on the World's Best Smartphone at $179

Motorola today announced the Moto G, which quickly and easily claimed the title of being the world's best smartphone at under $200. The entry-level 8 GB model is just $179 while the 16 GB model is $199. These prices are for off-contract, unlocked phones sold through Motorola; carriers will have their own pricing according to plans and markets.

Today at Google Toronto, we got to go hands-on with Motorola's Moto G phone. The Moto G will actually be launching in Canada this month, ahead of the U.S. release in January 2014. In Canada, Telus and its flanker brand Koodo will be selling the 8 GB model for $200 with no contract commitment required.

Check out our hands-on videos below:

Moto G Hardware

Moto G Hardware Hands-on

[UPDATE: due to a miscommunication, the battery capacity of the Moto G is a more down-to-earth 2070 mAh.]

Moto G Android 4.3 Software

Moto G Software Hands-on

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  • LordConrad
    Please stop encoding your videos in Adobe Flash, most phones and tablets no longer support it.
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  • LordConrad
    Please stop encoding your videos in Adobe Flash, most phones and tablets no longer support it.
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  • clonazepam
    Good job, Jane. If I had one criticism though, it'd be to avoid using the word "cheap" and try something like "inexpensive". For some, cheap comes across as negative. Cheers
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  • Marcus Yam
    For the Flash challenged, here are the same videos from our YouTube channel:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzrl83IHqDA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjZCIXv01Ik
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