Right now on the Best Buy website, you can get the 1st generation Moto G(no LTE) for only $24.99. This is $15 off the original price of $39.99.
The 1st generation Moto G was hugely popular because it delivered vanilla Android in a device that was incredibly inexpensive without sacrificing much in terms of performance. Granted, you aren’t going to be getting $500 flagship level performance here but it should easily be able to handle all of your basic smartphone needs. You can even get some reasonable performance from some of the casual mobile games available in the Google Play Store.
Now, this is the Verizon pre-paid version of the Moto G so you won’t be able to use it on any other wireless network. However, you can bypass the Verizon activation and just use it as an internet connected device. This makes for a great mp3 player, dash cam and even a backup phone since you can use it on Verizon’s pay as you go pre-paid service.
The 1st generation Moto G has a 4.5-inch LCD display capable of a 1280×720 pixel resolution(that’s standard HD). Inside it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC which has a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU powering it. There’s a 5MP rear-facing camera paired with a 1.3MP front-facing camera. The 1st generation Moto G has 1GB of RAM and a 2,070mAh capacity battery to keep you going for at least a day on moderate usage. Best of all, it comes with Motorola’s version of vanilla Android so you get pure Android without any useless OEM features to bog it down.
I opted for the Moto E as a backup device and it ended up costing me $50 from Walmart. I would be snatching this up in a heartbeat if I had the need for a backup phone. This device hasn’t received Lollipop yet but it should.