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Motorola Moto X to drop to $100 in Q4?

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Motorola Moto X to drop to $100 in Q4?
The Motorola Moto X, currently the subject of a price war in Canada, will be knocked down in price to $100 on contract during the fourth quarter, according to a tweet from reliable tipster evleaks. In the U.S., the phone is available from AT&T and Verizon for $199.99 on contract. In Canada, the price of the device has been found as low as $149.99 with a signed two-year pact.

AT&T customers are able to order a customized version of the phone using the Moto Maker website. Buyers can select the color of the front and the back of the handset along with the trim. Verizon customers should be able to order using the same site some time later this year. And speaking of the customized version of the phone, the tweet from evleaks also mentions that the wooden backs for the Moto X will be available in the fourth quarter for $50 extra. This confirms earlier speculation about how much the wooden back would be priced at.
 
So if you've been thinking about picking up that Motorola Moto X you've been lusting after, you might want to wait until next quarter when you can save yourself almost $100. And by then, you should be able to use $50 of that savings toward a wooden back for your new phone.

Evleaks tweets about a price cut for the Moto X

Evleaks tweets about a price cut for the Moto X


source: @evleaks via TheVerge

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posted on 31 Aug 2013, 12:34 5

1. Shatter (Posts: 1766; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Phone failed because its over priced. Everyone saw a price drop coming from the day the price got announced.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 12:43 7

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Google is not helping by dropping the similarly performing Nexus 4 (on fresher Android) to $200 off contract. Well Google's helping me, mine arrives next week. Yeah!

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 23:46

20. Cha7520 (Posts: 201; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


So is mine! YAY!

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 13:35

7. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 491; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


if people knows about the news of the price drop. they will wait till that comes. or better yet choose other upcoming smartphone. it will be too crowded this holiday,,

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 13:36 2

8. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Of course. No one will pay $200 for a phone with midrange specs.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 13:45 6

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3656; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I'm sure you're baiting for a comment saying that the the Moto X still has better specs than the iPhone 5 at the same price.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 15:56

12. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It doesn't

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 17:26 1

15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3656; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Oh really?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7235/moto-x-review/8

T-Rex HD;
Moto X - 25 fps
iPhone 5 - 14 fps

T-Rex HD (Offscreen 1080p);
Moto X - 15 fps
iPhone 5 - 6.9 fps

Egpyt HD;
Moto X - 53 fps
iPhone 5 - 41 fps

Egypt HD (Offscreen 1080p);
Moto X - 41 fps
iPhone 5 - 30 fps

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7235/moto-x-review/7

SunSpider;
iPhone 5 - 844.2 ms
Moto X - 1,009.6 ms

Mozilla Kraken;
Moto X - 9,610.7 ms
iPhone 5 - 20,638.8 ms

Google Octane;
Moto X - 2,454
iPhone 5 - 1,728

The Moto X was only beat in SunSpider for CPU.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 17:52

17. Commentator (Posts: 2183; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Haha, now who was the real one baiting for a comment from someone, Berzerk?

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 18:56 1

18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3656; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Who? Me? Nahhh...

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 00:10 1

21. kanagadeepan (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


I hope you have paid 200$ for your iPhone right, a device with lower mid-range specs.

You can say it works, because its a single-tasking OS or to be exact Fake multi-tasking OS (even with upcoming iOS7 - NOT FULL multi-tasking OS)...

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 12:45

3. kanagadeepan (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


So 199.99$ with NO customization NOW on BigRed and 150USD (100+50$) for WOOD finish, if you can wait... Better you people wait...

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 12:56 2

4. fanboy1974 (Posts: 997; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


The more you wait phones such as the S4 and HTC One will be cheaper around the holidays. And let's not forget the LG G2, Note 3 and even the iPhone 5s if that's your speed. Motorola has screwed their golden opportunity.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 13:03

5. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Sure. Wait. Especially based on info from PA. Who knows, it might actually come true.

Of course, by "Q4" there will be unsubstantiated rumors about the Moto X 2. Why not just wait till that comes out and get the Moto X for free.

Get it? WAITING on some rumoured device is foolish. Publicly advising others to do so is ridiculous.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 13:28 3

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6623; Member since: 14 May 2012)


evleaks from what I've seen has been spot on with info relating to phones. With that being said, and the current price of the Moto X, the $100 drop seems logical considering the Nexus 4 is not $199.99 off contract, which is the biggest bargain in 2013.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 00:17

22. kanagadeepan (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Info is NOT based on PA, but the great evleaks. Wood finish phone is anyday better for customization lovers. It will be unique for sure.

What I want to say is, if you are damn sure to get Moto X, then its better to go for WoodFinish + Cheaper at 150$ in next qtr than getting normal one at huge price NOW...

I agree with fanboy1974, Moto has screwed their golden opportunity. Moto X will be best buy if the wooden finish is available for 150$ right now and other options with MotoMaker for 100$ without some BS exclusiveness... It is definitely a MISSED GOLDEN opportunity for Motorola...

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 14:33 2

10. promise7 (Posts: 224; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


This is what the price should have been when it was released. A couple of reasons they're doing this could be poorer sales than anticipated, the release of the Nexus 5 should be around Q4, and to combat the 5C, 5S during holiday time. Also, by then there will also be sales on the S4, HTC One, and maybe even the G2. I think Motorola lost the valuable time from release to Holiday season by pricing it at $199, would have really been off to a fast start if they priced this from the beginning.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 15:07

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it's a good thing i'm waiting for Moto Maker to come to Verizon.
i'm probably going to get an iPhone 5C to be a long term backup and short term primary until the X / Moto Maker comes to Verizon. it depends on the price difference off contract between the 5, 5C and the 5S.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 17:42

16. 14545 (Posts: 985; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I thought you had a Maxx HD? You're going to go from a Maxx HD to an iPhone? Why?

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 18:59 1

19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3656; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Maybe because he wants to use iOS 7 (when it's officially released), but doesn't want to drop the cash for an iPhone 5S because he's just going to use it as a backup. Sounds reasonable.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 12:36

26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


exactly m8.
you know me so well. c':

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 12:36

25. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i had a MAXX HD months ago. xD
right now i'm using a temp Razr M that i bought brand new off contract for $180. i'm giving it to my GF once i get an iPhone. i want an iPhone backup for my work. we deal with iPhones a lot here and it's wise to have one as a reference. i'll have my 2nd Gen N7 as my Android device while i'm using the iPhone and waiting for Moto Maker to come to Verizon.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 16:08 1

13. mcshank (Posts: 47; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


I will buy this ONLY when Verizon has the Moto Maker tool and Engraving is re-introduced with Wood Backing.. It was the only reason I wanted this phone due to customization, otherwise I will pick something else like the Note 3 or LG G2 since I do like having larger numbers on my specs sheet if I cant have customization.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 17:08 1

14. dorianb (Posts: 333; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Moto X, making the DROID Ultra even more pointless since the day it was announced.

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 09:39

24. VZWuser76 (Posts: 986; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


If I were looking at the Moto phones on Verizon, I'd be torn between the X and the Droid Maxx. After Moto Maker comes to other carriers, (hopefully) the 32GB option will be available for non AT&T X's, but the Maxx still has the battery life.

Too bad Moto didn't make an Xmaxx (little pun for car audio/subwoofer enthusiasts). ;)

posted on 01 Sep 2013, 01:51 1

23. wky1998 (Posts: 13; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Instead of sell in lower price, go SELL to other countries

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