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The amazingly affordable Moto G (pictures)

Starting at just $179 the Motorola Moto G squeezes all the power of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean into a compact and comfy package.

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A big screen for less

The Moto G has a large 4.5-inch 720p resolution LCD screen.
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Modern Android, small package

The Moto G crams all the abilities of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean into a compact chassis.
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Attach your headphones

On the top edge of the Moto G is a 3.5mm headphone jack.
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Trim physical controls

On the right side of the Moto G are thin buttons for power and adjusting volume.
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A basic black back

The back side of the Motorola Moto G comes in a sober black hue and has a matte finish that smudges easily.
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Curved for a comfy grip

The Moto G's back is curved and sports rounded edges for a comfortable grip. The circular dimple below the flash is also perfect for resting index fingers.
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Big but dim screen

The Moto G's screen may be big but doesn't get too bright.
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Remove the back, change the look

You can remove the Moto G's back panel to swap in other colored shells. The battery is embedded and there's no SD Card expansion slot to add more storage.

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