Deal: Grab a brand new and unlocked Moto X (2014) for just $199

Deal: Grab a brand new and unlocked Moto X (2014) for just $199
The irrepressible regularity new smartphone releases is a double-edged sword for consumers. Sure, it's great that tech evolves on a near monthly basis, and it's always interesting to see how each and every new effort purports to outdo the last. But this also leaves us embroiled in a constant game of catch-up when, in reality, handsets of yesteryear still more than suffice for most people's needs. The Motorola Moto X (2014) might well be considered something of a relic, but if you look past its age, you'll notice that it remains a capable effort from a reliable brand. With this in mind, the new $199 price tag may prove very tempting, especially given its promised Android Marshmallow update in the near future. 

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. 

source: Amazon
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