Latest Moto G can now be had with 4G connectivity

The new Moto G now boasts faster data speeds. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The new Moto G now boasts faster data speeds. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Motorola’s latest Moto G is now available with 4G LTE connectivity, giving smartphone shoppers faster data speeds at a more affordable price. The device is available today in the U.K., and coming soon to the U.S.

The Moto G is Motorola’s best-selling smartphone series, and it proves that not every needs premium designs and cutting-edge specifications. It may not be the fastest smartphone you can buy, but its efficient software and affordable price tag make it a popular choice anyway.

The original second-generation Moto G launched with 3G connectivity only — just like the original — but those who want a model with 4G LTE can now pay a little extra for it. Other than the improved radio, however, the Moto G 4G is exactly the same.

The device retains its 5-inch 720p display, quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, and 1GB of RAM. It also has a microSD card slot, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and 8GB of internal storage.

The Moto G 4G ships with Android 4.4.4 KitKat pre-installed, but because it’s a Motorola device, it won’t be waiting long for its Lollipop update. And trust me, that makes this device twice as good.

I used a Moto G for a few weeks earlier this year, and honestly, I found it to be incredibly impressive for its price. Sure, its camera could use some work, and its display isn’t all that impressive when you’re used to staring at 1080p screens, but it’s surprisingly snappy, has excellent battery life, and is a joy to use with near pure Android.

If you’re looking for a budget device that won’t let you down, then, I highly recommend the Moto G. If you live in the U.K., you can pick up the 4G model for £149.99 off-contract starting today, while those living in the U.S. will get it soon.