Motorola wants you to try a custom Moto X, and it'll only cost a penny
0. phoneArena 06 Jun 2014, 14:24 posted on
So, right about now, it is fair to assume that Motorola wants to get rid of its Moto X stock before announcing the Moto X+1, which is why we've seen various promotions from Motorola recently. But, it also seems that Motorola might have figured out one of the main barriers to selling the Moto X: customers may not realize how good the phone is without trying it...
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7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11384; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Not a good deal. If they want to move stock charge $249 for the 16gb but no more than $299. Otherwise why else get the X when the Nexus 5 offers far better specs for the same price.
13. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
You might not have read the article.
You keep the phone for 2 weeks (cost is 1 cent) and return it.
If you don't return it, you pay the retail price.
24. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Thank you for being the most incompetent person on this blog site. you hate anything Android that's not APPLE RELATED. There's no such thing as a penny for a phone. It's a TRIAL RUN, learn how to read a article first before bashing anything. If it was a Apple deal you be first in line like always.
34. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11384; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Can someone translate that for me please.
"If it was a Apple deal you be first in line like always."
Actually I got the 5S a month and a half later after it was released.
29. sgodsell (Posts: 3251; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Why can't they do this in other countries like Canada.
23. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4273; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Really? You would price it just $50 more than the Moto G? That's ridiculous. The Nexus 5 is the great exception to the fact that nearly all flagship devices are overpriced. The Moto X is currently the same price as it, but it's still much cheaper than all the other flagships from early 2013 while still having great performance. And it's much cheaper than any other major competitor's (Samsung, Apple, HTC) mid range options while offering better specs, and better software support (apart from Apple).
And not everyone is on a GSM network. I would love to have a Nexus 5, but Verizon won't allow it. The Moto X and latest Droids were the next best thing.
33. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11384; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Not my fault CDMA is being used when gsm is the global standard. Blame Verizon on that one.
The only think Motorola has going for the X is a few gimmick features. The hardware and 720p screen screams midrange.
35. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4273; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
And the low price compared to the Galaxy S4 Mini, HTC One mini, and iPhone 5C, while still offering better specs.
36. troutsy (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
Hardware and 720p screen screams iPhone to me...
2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 672; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Nice. However, what are the conditions?
3. UglyFrank (Posts: 1581; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
A surveillance camera in each of your rooms
8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Yep. A camera and microphone for every person, every room.
30. sgodsell (Posts: 3251; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
The moto x is an excellent smartphone. Still the only phone with true touchless controls, active notifications, moto assist, moto skip, and more.
4. skatrdie0 (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 May 2014)
So basically it's not a penny it's a trial. It cost $350 lol
6. NoFanboy (Posts: 298; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)
Costs 350 if you decide to keep the phone..... A penny if you only use it for the 2 weeks then return
31. Frankiebeans (Posts: 33; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
thought i finally had my internet smart ass moment, dam you -.-
5. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I'm waiting for the Moto X+1 with improved specs...
25. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
That is why I didn't go with MOTO X since first flag ship phones usually have low end specs.
10. jesusnexo (Posts: 149; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
so what happens if i get it for more than two weeks but i dont have 350 on my debit card??
20. hurrycanger (Posts: 1556; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
"If you keep your phone and refuse to pay, our lawyers get involved. And that’s not fun."
Straight from Motorola, lol.
16. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
"so what happens if i get it for more than two weeks but i dont have 350 on my debit card??"
The local SWAT team makes a friendly visit to your house early in the morning and arrests you for penny-ante terrorism.
17. hal9000 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Jun 2014)
Realistically the basic 16GB phone is $400 not $350. If they want to clear out stock they should really think about having sales longer than 24 or 48 hours. They should also drop the price a little. I plan on buying one before they close the factory. No interest in the +1 unless they decide to assemble it in the US and keep the physical dimensions the same. Both pretty much not happening. Would love to be able to get a wood-backed 32GB for $300 or less before they close their doors in Texas.
19. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Price is just too high for what you get. A Nexus 5 is a way better phone in almost all respects.
A One+One is even better albeit very hard to get a hold of. Moto should just take the hit on this $225 for the 16 GB, $275 for the 32. Flush out the stock and do the X-1 right.
21. hal9000 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Jun 2014)
Those are the numbers I'm hoping for. Add the extra cost for wood and the 32 would be right at the $300 mark.
22. Elfmonster (Posts: 408; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)
I used my Moto X for a few months and couldn't wait to get rid of it. I liked my Samsung Galaxy S II better. That's how much I hated the X. Worst phone experience since the Windows phone I had in 2009.
26. promise7 (Posts: 869; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
The Moto X is pretty much stock Android except with always listening features. So, if you hated it so much it must have been hardware related (specs, form factor, physical placement of things?). What "experience" did you encounter to hate it so much?
32. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
The physical form factor for the Moto X is almost ideal and the hardware specs solid as the phone runs smoother than any other Android phone I've used. My guess is that he didn't enjoy the stock Android experience, and I agree with him as it is definitely not the most friendly interface on the Moto X. I hate the idea of skins, but stock Android is not great for most consumers.
27. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)
Lol how is your s2 better than the moto x when moto x is better than the s3?
28. roscuthiii (Posts: 2189; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
"It is ASSUMED that if you decide to keep the no-contract Moto X when the two weeks is up, you will be charged the full price for the device, which would be $349.99 for the 16GB model." - F.T.A., emphasis added to "assumed".
Paying the full $350 after the two week trial period is speculation until Monday, or whenever full details of the deal are released. In all likelihood, it is probably spot on, however, it shouldn't be taken as gospel until we have confirmation.
As stated before: R.I.F.