Moto X Pure Edition already (mostly) sold out at Best Buy

Moto X Pure Edition already (mostly) sold out at Best Buy
The Moto X has traditionally been a phone that was critically well-received and liked by those who had one, but not necessarily a big seller in the way that you'd expect in a flagship from a company like Samsung or LG. So, there are two different reasons why this news is what it is, but the fact still stands that the Moto X Pure Edition has (mostly) sold out through Best Buy.

The Moto X Pure just went on sale through the retailer yesterday, but the Best Buy website is already showing that the 32GB black and white coated silicon rubber (CSR) models and the 16GB and 32 GB models with the bamboo backing are all sold out. However, the least expensive model - the 16GB black CSR model for $399 - is still available for purchase, which leads us to believe this is likely due to limited stock provided by Motorola in order to gauge demand for the device. 

Motorola knows that the Moto X has never been a huge seller, but it can be difficult to estimate demand for a device like this. It is definitely less expensive than other flagships, and the price difference between it and something like the Samsung Galaxy Note5 is in the sweet spot where the performance benefits of the Note may not be worth the extra $300 in outright cost. But, users still don't tend to buy phones this expensive outright, and there is no monthly payment plan option for the Moto X Pure. 

Maybe this will prove to Motorola that it can boost production, or maybe we're in for a classic Nintendo/Apple move of keeping stock tight and demand high until the holidays. 

source: Best Buy via pocketnow

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  • Battery 3000 mAh

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29 Comments

1. Kumar123 unregistered

Yeah, Gooo Moto. Hopefully they will able to sell more than 10 million Moto X pure device. Then they can order custom camera sensor from Sony for their Moto X Pure/Style (2016) edition. This year moto's camera is very good next year I want them to produce the best android camera.

2. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

I hope they do another black friday / cyber monday discount coupon like last year

3. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I would love to too but I don't think so, as this phone is already pretty inexpensive and looks like selling well.

4. dazed1

Posts: 794; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

It should be priced 350$

20. sgodsell

Posts: 7239; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why $350? You may as well say $300 or $250 then. If you even looked at the specs on this device. Its flagship with a mid range price.

29. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

No, it has midrange specs with a garbage IPS screen, mediocre camera, and crappy battery life. It's priced right where it should be.

5. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

can u review moto x play PA?

8. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

Mobile syrup as a review on YouTube. It's not super detailed but its still something.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Here we go another year, another instance of poor stocking from Motorola.

7. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Here we go another year, another instance of poor trolling from Mxyzptlk.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Prove me wrong then.

10. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Its not about right or wrong, you may be right. Its about how you come to literally every Motorola article and bash it like they sexually assaulted you.

13. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i believe it hurts when you sit 36h next to shop and get same old tech for that 800$ while motorola makes 2-3times better specs for half price

14. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

+1 lol.

11. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

here, iphone lover, 750p screen vs 1440p, 3gb ram vs 2gb ram, sd card, no sd card, do i need to continue? 800$ vs 399$?

19. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

or you have have both lol

17. Subie

Posts: 2356; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Hey Mxy were you saying that last year when people couldn't get their hands on the iPhone 6+ because of low stock? Podrick isn't saying you're wrong - he is calling you a troll.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's like calling the universe big.

21. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh look, Mxy is criticizing Motorola for something that Apple pulls every year like clockwork. The only time I can remember plenty of iPhones being in stock around launch day was when the 5c was launched, which just didn't sell like the 5s did.

22. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Hey Sniggly, if you still have your 2013 Moto X, and on Verizon think twice about the Lollipop update that's about to be released. I'm in the soak test and I'm having lots of issues with the phone ever since the update.

23. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Thanks for the tip, but the Moto X bit the dust after an extremely unlucky week. First I dropped it on the concrete at work, then on the sidewalk at home. After surviving many mishaps over the year and a half that I had it, it finally succumbed. :( I bought a used Droid Turbo to replace it.

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

A Turbo, nice! I'm going to use the glitches with my device as justification to upgrade to the 64 GB Moto X Pure. I've gotten to tinker with it and it's awesome... though I think the screen is second rate to AMOLED displays. But so long as I don't hold it side by side with the S6 Edge it wouldn't really matter.

25. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I was gonna say, a 4k resolution display should look fine as long as it doesn't use the same type of tech as the Atrix's screen used. I've been pretty happy with my Turbo too. :)

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh look Sniggly is being wrong again. You're comparing Apples to tangerines here.

12. Millenialssux

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Get on the ball Phonearena. This phone has been in peoples hands and has been reviewed by other sites. Yet you guys lag behind and review crap phones that no one cares about. Get off your a$$es and review this phone already! Oh, I'm sorry! It's not a Samsung or Iphone. It's just lowly Motorola.

15. BennyBluprint

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 21, 2015

I believe after the (somewhat) success of the OnePlus One,people are going to flock towards the sub $400. Its been proven that you do not need to spend $650+ on a phone anymore. I look at all the tech sites and the benchmarks but all that matters at the end is will it work very good and will the pictures look good. I had a Galaxy S5, then got a OPO. I didnt really see much of a daily everyday usage difference. Long story short within 2yrs more people will shell out sub $400 to get the phone upfront than spend whatever monthly to get something that is $650+

26. Elfmonster unregistered

I did a dry run of moto maker for this. So pretty, and terrific designs and spec upgrades. I'd consider it if my moto x hadn't come with a quick-hot battery. Or was mine the exception?

27. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Do you mean your battery gives off a lot of heat? Smartphones all heat up to an extent when being used a lot. My Moto X would get hot if I really pushed it for a while with something resource intensive, but no more so than any other phone I ever owned.

30. gamemaster8888

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I have been waiting for this phone to arrive here in the Philippines, Hoping it will come as Moto X style and the mid ranger the Moto X play.

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