The cat has already been let out of the bag about the release of the Motorola Moto E and the Moto G 4G LTE, after The Good Guys added the Moto E and Moto G 4G to their website prematurely a couple of weeks back. But, it’s now official, with Motorola officially announcing the handsets availability for the Australian (and New Zealand) market.
Both the Moto E and Moto G with 4G LTE (We’ll just call it the Moto G 4G from now on) will be available as previously reported from early July. The handsets will be available ‘through retail stores across Australia and New Zealand from early July 2014’. The Moto E will sell for A$179 and NZ$195, while the Moto G 4G will carry a MSRP of A$299 and NZ$325. We already know that The Good Guys will carry the handset, but so far no other retailers are listing the handsets – this should change as we get into July.
Both the Moto E and Moto G 4G will only be available in Black. The Good Guys previously listed the White version of the Moto E, but the pre-order page has now been replaced with an error page.
The Moto E is Motorolas shot at an ‘accessible and affordable for all’ handset. It’s priced fairly well, although with the Moto G reaching down to just over the $200 mark, it’s probably worth looking at for a little bit extra. Motorola, who still haven’t listed the Moto E on their Australian website – have listed the main selling points for the Moto E :
The Moto G 4G, is the same Moto G, we came to know and love, but with the addition of 4G. It would appear that we are only still getting the Moto G 4G with 8Gb of storage however, we’ve reached out to Motorola to clarify this and will update when they advise.
The Moto G 4G is a great looking, as well as a good performer which really shows, we think, how to do a well priced ‘lower end’ smartphone. The addition of 4G only adds to the already great handset. The Moto E looks to be a great handset, which impressed Chris when he spent some time with it after it was announced.
We should be receiving review units of the Moto G 4G and the Moto E shortly, so look forward to that and let us know when and where you start seeing the handsets in early July.
Are you interested in the Moto G 4G or the Moto E?