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MOTOROLLA Verizon Google Android Smartphone - Charges, No Display - For Parts Tested - charges but screen will not turn on - Screen in very good condition with only couple of very minor scratches but no cracks
Screen measures approximately 3.5" tall x 2 1/8" wide (approximate measurement) Unsure what type of Google phone this is - there is a removable battery in the back; guessing it is