After shunning the UK with the US-only Moto X, Motorola's Moto G proved to be one of the surprise hits of 2013, with entirely decent specs and a wallet-friendly price tag.
UK network Vodafone has announced that it’s jumping on the bandwagon, shortly offering the Moto G with the coveted KitKat Android 4.4.2 update, but it remains to be seen if it’ll make much financial sense.
Big Red tells CNET it’ll soon carry the Moto G with KitKat Android 4.4.2, which initially sounds quite appealing, though – crucially – it’s not clear how much it’ll cost.
The issue is that the Moto G is already fairly affordable (£99 for the 8GB, £129 for the 16GB), and as such one has to wonder what a subsidised contract can offer in the way of value for money.
Over on Phones 4u, the 8GB Moto G is available on Vodafone for £11PM over 24 months, but you’re talking £264 total for a phone that costs £99 up front. Worse still, the Vodafone Red 24 allowance includes 100 minutes, unlimited texts, and… wait for it… 50MB of data.
Yeah, we’ll see what Vodafone offers directly with its Moto G contracts, but they’ll likely exclusively appeal to those who can’t afford to buy the phone outright. Which, er, is kinda the point of contracts, I guess.