Moto X (2014) already up on sale for $449 (.edu mail required)

The new, 2014 edition of the Motorola Moto X has barely arrived on retail shelves and it’s already up for sale. Only for some, though - the new Moto X, a device with flagship ambitions at a mid-range full retail price of $499, is up for grabs for anyone with a .edu email address for $50 less, which brings the tally to $449.

At this price the 2014 Moto X is really a superb value for the money: the handset has improved on its looks and feel with a sturdy metal frame, and expanded Moto Maker options that now allow you to dress up the phone not only in various plastic shades and wooden ones, but also with brand new leather option.

The new Moto X features a 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel Full HD display, a Snapdragon 801 system chip with a quad-core CPU clocked in at 2.5GHz, and a 13-megapixel camera. The basic model also features a plentiful 32GB of internal storage. The biggest advantage for the Moto X, however, seems to be its fast, clutter-free Android 4.4 KitKat software that is not slowed down by heavy customizations.

If you’re interested in the $50 off .edu sale, hit the source link right below.

source: Moto Maker

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Moto X (2014)
  • 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



1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

$399 should have been the off contract price with the sale making it $349. There's a market out there for flagship phones at reasonable prices.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I can't believe I just thumbs up'd one of your posts.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Believe it lol

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh look, Mxy. Even the article here agrees that 499 off contract is acceptable for a midrange phone and stellar for a flagship phone like the Moto X. I would bet 100 bucks that if Motorola had said the MSRP was 400 bucks full price, you would have arbitrarily declared that the price should be 300 bucks instead. You are eternally unhappy with everything Motorola does.

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

"Oh, Motorola is giving out the Moto X for free now? What they SHOULD do is pay us $100 for taking it from them. Motorola, dropping the ball again as always."

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

This is the same guy who says "iPhone is always worth the premium price." On an article (partially) about a $1000 iPhone. A $1000 iPhone that is only that price because of its storage.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And the galaxy note is about $900. Your point?

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Link please because MSRP is $699.

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Maybe I misread it. Point I was getting at is that the device isn't cheap.

51. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

If you were to compare it to the iPhone 6 Plus though hardware and features taken into consideration, it would be a deal.

30. g2a5b0e unregistered

Smurf is right. There is no $900 Note. I've seen it as high as $749. Never above. Perhaps a high capacity Note Edge might approach that, but it will still cost less than the 6 Plus. But please, continue to make up figures for the sake of your bunk arguments.

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Let's talk when you're able to understand an obvious joke about a terrible network.

52. g2a5b0e unregistered

Let's talk when you're able to properly argue a point without making up figures that suit you.

68. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I wasn't making up figures.

72. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Really? you could have fooled the rest of the internet.

75. g2a5b0e unregistered

Find me the link to that $900 Note then.

66. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Point is the moto X 2014 is worth it for $449. I wish I could get it for that price. But alas it hasn't arrived in my country yet.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Selective reading much? I never said a thing about them giving it out free.

62. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And we've found Myx's kryptonite...SARCASM. He was saying even if they gave it away, you'd bitch that they weren't paying you to take it. In other words, you'd bitch about Motorola no matter how great they do or how great a real they gave. Do you get it now? Maybe read slower.

69. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're not getting the point. Maybe you should take your own advice

76. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

No apparently you aren't getting the point. Berserks post was making fun of how even if they gave it away free, you'd still bitch about it. And in your response, you took it literally. Trying to get sarcasm through your skull is like trying to get cardboard through titanium.

64. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It was a joke about your unreasonable standards for Motorola.

67. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Let it go, It's no secret that Mxyzptik is a Motorola troll. No matter the argument. And to him Apple can do no wrong. 100 celebrities accounts were hacked? Not Apple's fault. 1,000's of accounts hacked in Australia and held for ransom, not Apple's fault. MANY phone batteries burst into flames, not Apple's fault, Phone disconnects calls when you hold it up to your face? Not Apple's fault. Apple denying warranties on defective phones due to false accusations of water damage, not apples fault. Bad iPhone 5 batteries, not Apple's fault... And of course the list goes on, but he's smitten with that little Apple logo on the back of his phone and to him, everything listed above is inaccurate, or not Apple's fault. I could also quote a dozen online publications praising the Moto X saying the 2013 model was the best in its price range, and the 2014 is the best android phone to date. But apparently Mxyzptik who's never used the phone knows more about it than the rest of the industry. I could compile a list of all the features of the new iPhone and show how Android's had them for years, I could compare the Nexus 4 from 2012 with the iPhone 6 and show how they're the same phone from a technical standpoint and he would still say it's the best thing ever and is worth paying a few hundred dollars more than an Android branded phone.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The X is midrange, it isn't justified the $500 price point. That's just based on the specs and subpar battery life. I am unhappy when Motorola makes questionable decisions. Like the botched 360 promotion and launch.

24. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

What specs other than the battery capacity makes the Moto X midrange? You're a psychopath if you think that having the exact same processor, screen resolution and base memory as the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 make the Moto X a midrange phone.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So tell me why the on contract price is $99? The Nexus 5 usually has the same specs as current flagships released at its time and it costs no more than $399. Spare me the excuses.

47. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The Nexus line is also low-to-no profit and meant mainly for developers and tech geeks, as well as to promote pure Android. Motorola has to make some profit on their devices. And the on contract price, like the full retail price, undercuts the competition. You still haven't told me why the Moto X's specs are somehow magically midrange when they match flagship phones that are only six months old.

50. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Or why it's alright for the iPhone to cost $200 more for less impressive hardware.

58. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Agreed, you can't compare the Nexus line to other phones. Google sells them at that price simply to get them into more people's hands. Before the Nexus4 Nexus phones cost about as much as any other comparable model. When Google released the Nexus4 and 7, they undercut everyone else, I even remember an article saying that the N7 was priced so low, that there was barely any profit to be made on it. That can work for Google since they are more about advertising and services, but HTC, Samsung, LG, and Motorola don't have that to fall back on. They only profit they get is through device sales, they don't have any back end profits like Google does. Second, you're comparing on the contract price of the X with the off contract price of the Nexus. Contracts are made to do 2 things, guarantee them incoming profit for 2 years, and recover the costs of the device that got them those profits. That extra money for the device is built in to the contract, and anyone who says otherwise is either a carrier shill or an idiot. You're comparing two unequal things as equals and calling it the truth.

70. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not saying they shouldn't make profit. They just need to be reasonable with the price they charge for a modestly spec phone. I just did actually. They're playing catchup from the previous Motorola X. It should have been the one from the start.

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