Moto E Moto G 4G
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 :

Built to last
Moto E has a high-resolution 4.3” display with 256ppi, the sharpest in its class. Everything from photos to videos to web pages comes to life in brilliant detail. Plus, Corning® Gorilla® Glass and a water-resistant splash guard help protect it for lasting durability.

Power to last
With a long-lasting 1980 mAh battery you can go all day without plugging in.2 So you can think about everything you want to do, not how much time you have to do it.

Software to last
Moto E runs Android™ 4.4, KitKat®, the latest stock version of the world’s most popular mobile platform. And with a guaranteed upgrade3, you’ll know you’re always up to date with the best Android experience.

Style to last
Moto E features colourful interchangeable backs — called Motorola Shells — providing more than 20 colour and design combinations to let you personalise the look of your phone.

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?

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Lincoln Mah

moto g will get Android L, but moto e may receive AndroidOne instead. moto g 4G and moto e both have MicroSD slots.


I’m interested to know which of these new Motos has dual SIM. Can you please ensure this is noted in your review. Cheers.


Yeah I’m the same as jeni does it have SD


Does anyone know if either phone will be getting Android L?

Daniel Tyson

Probably not L, at least until it’s actually launched. Android L is really a developer preview and will stay limited to Nexus phones, that said, you never know what ROM makers will do.


What I’m more concerned about is whether or not this 8Gb Moto G 4G has a microSD slot.

Daniel Tyson

We asked, we’ll let you know


It seems the Moto G 4G has lost the second SIM slot and replaced it with a micro SD slot, so expandable memory but not dual SIM.