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If you're looking for a good, affordable device, it's hard to beat the Moto G. It's running KitKat, has a very one hand-able 4.5-inch display, and now comes with LTE. On Amazon, this little guy will set you back $220, but it looks like Best Buy is trying to get rid of some backstock, as it recently dropped the price to $180. That's an LTE-enabled Motorola device running KitKat for less than two hundred monies.

There is one catch: it doesn't look like this deal is available for home delivery, so you'll have to actually have them ship to a local store and make the trek if you want to grab one at this price.

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If you've forgotten what else the G is packing under its hood, here's a quick refresher:

  • 4.5-inch 1280x720 display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 8GB internal storage
  • 5MP rear shooter, 1.3MP front camera
  • KitKat

It also comes in white or black. Grab one before they're gone.

Best Buy: White, Black; Thanks, Calvin!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • aNYthing6

    Links don't work.

    • yochanan

      What's wrong, you can't search BestBuy.com for "Moto G" youself without Android Police holding your hand? Just messin' with ya. Thanks for pointing it out, I'm sure Cameron will update them when he gets time.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        All fixed, thanks.

      • aNYthing6

        Damn yo, I was just pointing out to them.

      • Mystery Man

        Well the link doesn't work and at bestbuy.com there is no sale the phone costs $220

  • AbbyZFresh

    Probably to clear unsold stock still at the stores.

    • dude

      I don't even see it being sold at the store until this online sale.

  • ThatBabyAintMine

    Last I went to a Best Buy for a Moto G, they only sold the Verizon version. All the ones in my region only sold the prepaid Verizon version.

    • yochanan

      BestBuy's are only allowed to have 3 out of the 4 major carriers. A Best Buy employee explained it to me once, but I forgot why now. In my area, they have AT&T, Verizon & Sprint. They only have the T-Mobile junk pre-pay phones like you'd see at a grocery or convenience store. It's different depending on where you are.

      • ProductFRED

        It's because T-Mobile doesn't have contracts anymore so it's not lucrative to them. The other 3 carriers still do..

        • JosephMoreno

          Even before that though, the Best Buy near me never sold T-Mobile.

          • psychoace

            Best I've heard were two rumors. 1. T-Mobile didn't like third party retail stores like Best Buy or Amazon because they have a tendency to mess with accounts. I've heard plenty of stories about both retail outlets adding on features to a customers line without their knowledge. So they stepped away from the retailers entirely (other than pre-paid which Best Buy advertises in their circulars the higher end phones for pre paid). 2. It might have to do with the fact that T-Mobile is still not great at minimizing the impact of phones bought but either the credit card ended up being stolen or they just don't make payments at all. Here is an article about it from this very site. http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/06/23/upgradeswap-has-stopped-buying-used-t-mobile-phones-and-you-probably-should-too/
            So unless there is an official statement, it's hard to figure out if any of those two rumors are correct.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      This deals seems to be a ship-to-store, so you just pick up what they send, which should be the unlocked LTE version. This way it doesn't depend on store stock.

      • Hank202

        Sadly, that doesn't seem to be the case. After checking hundreds of stores with no availability on their site, I just spoke with a sales rep who confirmed they aren't supplying this unless it's already in store.

  • Biggster

    I pressume US LTE bands and not rest of the world one?

    • joser116

      Yup it's US GSM.

  • acejavelin

    Looks like they sold out everywhere, I tried the 4 closest states (ND, MN, SD, and MT) and every Best Buy near people I know in 7-8 other states (including the SF area you showed int he pic above) and it is "Unavailable" everywhere. Oh well, that Blu Life One M for $170 or the X model for $230 is looking pretty good right now, if I can't hold out for the new Moto G series phones.

  • BoFiS

    Would be AWESOME if this worked on Verizon....

  • dude

    The price is back to normal now. Also I got an email said my order is not available to pickup at my selected location, so I'll have to call them. But people who did said BestBuy server is having issues so they couldn't be resolved at the moment.

  • VirginiaBeachCustomer

    This is a pricing mistake I guess. They haven't sold anything. If my understanding is correct initially they sent a message stating this is not available in store and asked to call. When called the customer service said they cannot help as update is in progress and hence cannot verify the order. By afternoon, they updated the price to $219 and it is available for purchase. For those purchased at $179 the customer service said they cannot ship or sell this. It is clear it is a pricing BLUNDER.

  • Eric Bruch

    this deal is over wow !

  • andressbidle

    What's wrong, you can't search BestBuy.com for "Moto G" youself without Android Police holding your hand? Just messin' with ya. Thanks for pointing it out, I'm sure Cameron will update the links when he gets time.

  • Vappa Jappa
    • wistlo

      That link works, but appears to be for the non-LTE GSM version.

  • Mo

    Anyone know of how the battery life is on AT&T with this LTE version?
    How long does it last on a full charge with light, heavy, and mix usage?

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