The Moto G is the international version of the Moto X with slightly downgraded hardware. Costing only 179 dollars US for the 8 GB model, it has great a price-performance ratio. The Google Motorola smartphone arrived with Android 4.3 and an update to 4.4 KitKat will arrive in January, at which time it will be available in the USA too. The Moto G bootloader can be unlocked and can be purchased contract-free and without SIM lock. According to Motorola, the battery will last up to 24 hours. The backside is replaceable.