Deal: Grab a brand new and unlocked Moto X (2014) for just $199
posted by Ben R. / Nov 02, 2015, 10:03 AM
Black Friday may be quite a way off, but being the biggest online retailer, Amazon has decided to jump the gun. The precursor to a weekend that usually sparks mayhem at stores across the world, Black Friday isn't scheduled until later this month. But a deal's a deal, and if you're wanting a cheap smartphone with relatively high-end specs, then last year's Moto flagship should cover most bases.
Released in 2014, the 2nd-gen Moto X offers a full-HD AMOLED display over a 5.2-inch canvas and a Snapdragon 801 SoC under the hood. As a word of caution, the 2300 mAh battery may seem sufficient, but in our testing, scored very averagely indeed. So if you are planning on biting, consider that the lights mightn't stay on for as long as you had anticipated. Still, with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and with a slick, metallic-trim design, it's an unquestionable steal for $199.
As noted above, it doesn't run the latest Android 6.x Marshmallow out of the box. The Moto X (2014) runs Android 5.1 Lollipop off the bat, but owners can expect a dose of Google's latest flavor to arrive eventually.
The unlocked handset is available for a limited time, while stocks last. Given the popularity of the Moto X line in general, Amazon's inventory is likely to disappear quite rapidly. So if a $199 Moto X does take your fancy, be sure to hit up the source link sooner rather than later.
- Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh
Posts: 912; Member since: May 13, 2009
STOP SELLING THE 16GB!!!! This is a good deal but with front speakers, do you expect us to stream everything??? My standard music fills up 10GB for 1,100 songs. Then pictures and videos eat up that 16GB. If it was 32GB or 64GB, then we are talking.
posted on Nov 02, 2015, 10:10 AM 3
Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 01, 2015
This is why USB OTGs exist. It'll free up a lot of space.
posted on Nov 02, 2015, 10:22 AM 1
Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014
"My standard music fills up 10GB" ... "videos eat up that 16GB" implying these stay on the device. I'm the same way. I do not want to have to keep a USB dongle attached to my phone just because I like higher quality music and don't pay for a lot of data.
posted on Nov 02, 2015, 4:48 PM 0
Posts: 803; Member since: Dec 07, 2010
Ahh. I see now. You could have just said the commentor's name. You can put all that music and video on an OTG. So still dude.....if you have a 16gb phone an OTG is a compeltely legitimate solution to the problem. If not just don't get the phone. If you want higher quality music you can do so in the setting. If you don't wanna pay a lot for data change carriers or make more money to pay for that data.
posted on Nov 02, 2015, 5:48 PM 0
Posts: 105; Member since: Apr 14, 2014
Very true, but I think his original statement was that this would be a steal for him personally if it was anything but the 16GB version. It'll be interesting to see how OEMs respond to Google's more open approach to external storage options with new models. I still feel more trusting with my ol' microSD card than some $10 flash drive and a $2 cable.
posted on Nov 02, 2015, 6:02 PM 0
Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011
My wife claims the ridiculous Apple upcharge for her 128 GB iPhone subsidizes the 16 GB model. Um, no, because the 16 GB model is a goddamn ripoff and shouldn't even exist. If Apple kills it, Motorola and Google will follow suit.
posted on Nov 02, 2015, 10:37 AM 1
Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 02, 2013
Music can be backed up on Play Music and that saves that space, and pictures and videos are all saved into Photos. All three of your concerns are easily dealt with with built-in apps.
posted on Nov 02, 2015, 12:25 PM 0
Posts: 777; Member since: Jul 28, 2015
No one should invest in outdated cpu's no matter if they are more then good enough.
posted on Nov 02, 2015, 7:36 PM 0
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