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Motorola Moto G 4G: Top 3 Business Features

Motorola Moto G 4G: Top 3 Business Features
In most other respects, the new Moto G is identical to the old one. / Credit: Motorola

The best budget business phone just got better. Motorola announced it is updating its low-cost Moto G smartphone with a variety of productivity-boosting features, including support for faster data speeds and a memory card slot. The downside is that the device costs $20 more than the original device.

In most other respects, the new Moto G is identical to the old one. The upgraded Android device packs the same relatively zippy quad-core processor, bright 4.5-inch display, and sleek curves as its predecessor, and it's set to hit store shelves sometime in the next few weeks.  Here are three features that make it good for business.

4G LTE

Perhaps the biggest drawback of the original Moto G was the lack of 4G support; that meant users were forced to deal with slower 3G speeds when using apps, browsing the Web and downloading files. Motorola's upgraded device comes with 4G support, so users can expect smoother multitasking and speedier overall performance during daily use.

MicroSD card support

The original Moto G came with either 8GB or 16GB of onboard storage, and lacked the ability to add additional storage space. The upgraded version, however, features a microSD card slot, so users can add up to 64GB of additional storage. That's a boon for business users who use their phone to download and store large files.

Low price

Motorola tacked an extra $20 onto the price of the upgraded Moto X, but it's still very much a budget-priced device. You can pick the phone up for $219 off-contract; that means you can get the new Moto G for around the same price as a flagship phone such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 or iPhone 5s, but without committing to an expensive two-year contract. That's a big plus for budget-minded small business users who still want a capable smartphone.

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Brett Nuckles
Brett Nuckles

Brett Nuckles has been a working journalist since 2009. He got his start in local newspapers covering community news, local government, education and more before he joined the Business News Daily staff in 2013. He graduated from Ohio University, where he studied Journalism and English. Follow him on Twitter @BrettNuckles.

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