Bad weather delaying Moto G orders

BY Stefan Constantinescu

Published 12 Dec 2013

If you’re in the US and you ordered a Moto G when it went on sale earlier this month, chances are you haven’t gotten it yet. Now why is that? According to Android Central, who received an email from Motorola themselves, the answer has something to do with snow. There’s a lot of it out there. So much so that the trucks that need to hit the road to do their jobs … can’t. Motorola says that they’ll try their hardest to get the phones out by December 17th, and that almost everyone who has experienced a delay will receive a complimentary upgrade to overnight shipping.

Taking a step back, why is the Moto G so popular and should you buy one for yourself? The Moto G is a $180 mid-range smartphone that’s pretty much a no compromise device. It has a quad-core Snapdragon 400, 1 GB of RAM, 4.5 inch 720p screen, and comes in either 8 GB or 16 GB varieties. It’s no Nexus 5, but then again the Nexus 5 is a $350 device, wheres this thing is over $100 cheaper.

You’re going to think I’m crazy for doing this, but I sold my Galaxy Note II to buy a Moto G. The unit that I received had a busted screen, so I’m waiting for a replacement, but the reason why I sold my 2012 flagship phone to get a 2013 mid-range device was that I wanted something smaller and I wanted to start saving up to buy myself a phone next year.