x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.
  • Home
  • News
  • Moto X prices will start at $299 on May 1, Developer Edition will cost $325

Moto X prices will start at $299 on May 1, Developer Edition will cost $325

Moto X prices will start at $299 on May 1, Developer Edition will cost $325

In case you didn’t have the chance to buy the Moto X when it was on sale earlier this year, Motorola will host a new sale this week, on May 1 (for 24 hours, only in the US). On that day, the Moto X 16GB will cost $299.99 instead of $349.99, while the 32GB model will be sold for $324.99 instead of $399.99. The Moto X Developer Edition will be offered for only $324.99, too.

Although it’s Motorola’s flagship smartphone, the Moto X was never supposed to be a true high-end device, as its specs (starting with the 720p display) aren’t on par with what other flagships are offering. Still, this is undoubtedly a good handset, and $300 is a great price to pay for an unlocked unit. Sure enough, you may want to hold on until the next-generation Moto X (possibly called Moto X+1) is released. That is, of course, if you can wait until the second half of the year, because it doesn’t look like the new smartphone will be introduced in the next few months.

source: Motorola via Droid-life

32 Comments
  • Options
    Close




posted on 29 Apr 2014, 16:41 2

1. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


Still overpriced

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 16:45 12

3. Doakie (Posts: 1251; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I think you may have a skewed view of money.... I'm a freaking cheapskate yet I understand that these are great deals for the money... Remember these aren't subsidized by anyone or being sold second hand where the first buyer ate the reduction of value. $299 is a great price.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:35 1

10. Neo_Huang (Posts: 378; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Better off with a OnePlus One or a Xiaomi Mi-3S.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:39 3

11. Finalflash (Posts: 1751; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea, phones that aren't out yet and will be available to most people by the end of the year because of shortages and limited releases. I think instead of just waiting for the next best thing, one should just experience the current best thing and enjoy life a bit.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:48 3

13. sgodsell (Posts: 1229; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


That is there only device. Not to mention they still have to prove themselves as a company with support and services. That alone I would still go with the Moto X. But then again I would go with the Moto X because of the features that are not found on any other smartphone. True touchless controls, active notifications, moto assist, moto skip to name a few.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:18 1

17. jellmoo (Posts: 667; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


So people in a specific region where the Moto X is on sale are better off buying one of two devices not on sale in that specific region? Interesting.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:58 3

20. sprockkets (Posts: 1161; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Neither one can work on verizon, for some people that's all that matters.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 16:54 4

5. sprockkets (Posts: 1161; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Still an idiot

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:02 8

7. jellmoo (Posts: 667; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Huh... One of the most innovative Android handsets that performs beautifully and adds interesting features instead of silly gimmicks is overpriced at less than half the cost of other devices?

Interesting school of thought there.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:15 4

9. Sniggly (Posts: 7016; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol, right. 300 bucks for a solid phone that can do the kinds of convenient things that the Moto X does? It's a very reasonable price.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:32 1

18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You can get a nexus for the same price with better specs though.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:43 4

19. PBXtech (Posts: 977; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Coming from an iPhone user, that comment surprises me. The Moto X isn't about specs, it's about software optimization and user experience, at a great price.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:59 2

21. sprockkets (Posts: 1161; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


With this price it is actually $75 cheaper. But each has it's strengths and weaknesses.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 20:28 2

23. Scott93274 (Posts: 937; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Better specs, sure, but performance across both devices are smooth, and the added features from Motorola make the Moto X a more compelling purchase. Also, Moto Maker makes the phone your own where Nexus you can choose between three colors.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 00:56 2

27. Sniggly (Posts: 7016; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Better specs on paper, but software updates are on par, the Moto X is more durable, and the convenience its software suite offers is unmatched by any other phone.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 19:10

29. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


That's all entirely subjective. The only software it has an edge in us active display.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 19:41

30. Sniggly (Posts: 7016; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


None of what I said is subjective. The Moto X's software updates are almost as, if not as quick as the Nexus. The Moto X performed superbly in durability tests, whereas the Nexus was nothing special there. And apart from Active Display, the Moto X also has its voice commands and contextual knowledge and settings in Motorola Assist.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 21:15

31. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Durability aside everything you've said is subjective to whether a user will prefer the nexus over the Motorola X. A few software tweaks doesn't matter.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 22:19 3

25. Mr.Best (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)


That clearly is an ignorant comment. The Moto X is a stellar device and the most innovative Android handset in recent times. Next time please speak from an informed position instead of looking like an ignoramus.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 23:32

26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3029; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


But it comes with free always-on always-listening spyware. Surely "nothing to hide" Americans will pay more for this?

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 16:42 4

2. Doakie (Posts: 1251; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Damn it. Too many toys! Now I wish I had a Moto X instead of my Moto G...

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 16:52 2

4. md227a (Posts: 124; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Would like to have an un locked version, but I'm very happy with my at&t model moto x.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:02

6. kindlefireowner (Posts: 352; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


X over G? Not me because my Moto G runs on Verizon. $299 is a good price for the X.

posted on 30 Apr 2014, 14:20

28. blazee (Posts: 270; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


There is an x version for Verizon. You get it off moto website

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:04 2

8. UglyFrank (Posts: 388; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


This is the most comfortable phone i've ever used

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:39

12. ErenJaeger (Posts: 117; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


$299 should be normal price.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:49

14. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


I'm looking for opinion! My mom doesn't use smartphone too much but i'm looking to get her one! I was arguing between this and one plus one as well as iPhone 5s. I know this is kinda like troll bait comment but I don't know how moto x is for first time smart phone user! Most feedback would be appreciated!

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 18:15 1

16. jellmoo (Posts: 667; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I would definitely stay away from the OnePlus One. The thing is quite large, and unless she's used a hefty device before hand, it may be a tad intimidating for her.

I would choose the Moto X over the iPhone based on price alone. The iPhone 5s is more than twice the price of the Moto X. The Moto X is pretty close to stock Android, so it's a pretty simple device to use. It's nice and compact for having a 4.7 inch screen, and very comfortable in the hand. Voice activation is great and very useful (especially when driving), but the killer feature really is active notifications. It's just so insanely useful to be able to keep track of everything at a glance.

I think the 5s is a great phone, but it does cost a premium price. If she were heavily tied into the iOS ecosystem and only familiar with it, it might be worth looking at, but that cost is just really high when compared to the Moto X.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 19:04

22. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Yes the big thing that's deferring me from iPhone is definitely the price. If it's moto x or one plus, I can pay it myself but I gotta ask my dad half of it for iPhone. Thank you for an unbiased opinion. She did try the moto x at AT&T and she liked it. I think I will order that for her on may 1 but how is the camera? Also nexus 5?

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 20:38

24. Scott93274 (Posts: 937; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


The Camera has a nifty activation feature where the user just has to do two quick twisting movements of the wrist to load the camera app, even if the phone is sleeping. That being said, the camera itself is said to be rather unimpressive, though I have little experience with other smartphones, and I have been content with using it on a day trip to Sequoia or Yosemite with the family.

posted on 02 May 2014, 06:42

32. sgodsell (Posts: 1229; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Don't forget that moto x is water resistant. The others you listed are not. The 4.7" super amoled display helps with power consumption. That's why active notifications are awesome on the moto x. There touch less controls are still unmatched, because you can be in any app, and just use the magic phrase "OK google now" to activate the touch less controls. Moto assist is excellent when driving, sleeping, or in meetings. Moto skip is nice if you want to have an automatic login. You can use an NFC tag, or a Bluetooth device. I also like the twist of the wrist to activate the camera when its turned off. Its really fast.

posted on 29 Apr 2014, 17:51 2

15. younger06 (Posts: 11; Member since: 06 Apr 2014)


I paid $375 for my Dev Edition plus $30 for my sister to ship it to Ireland and I'm still convinced that I got a brilliant deal.
These new prices are awsome, If you haven't got a MotoX, don't miss out on this deal!!!!!

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories