Moto X prices will start at $299 on May 1, Developer Edition will cost $325

Moto X prices will start at $299 on May 1, Developer Edition will cost $325

In case you didn’t have the chance to buy the Moto X when it was on sale earlier this year, Motorola will host a new sale this week, on May 1 (for 24 hours, only in the US). On that day, the Moto X 16GB will cost $299.99 instead of $349.99, while the 32GB model will be sold for $324.99 instead of $399.99. The Moto X Developer Edition will be offered for only $324.99, too.

Although it’s Motorola’s flagship smartphone, the Moto X was never supposed to be a true high-end device, as its specs (starting with the 720p display) aren’t on par with what other flagships are offering. Still, this is undoubtedly a good handset, and $300 is a great price to pay for an unlocked unit. Sure enough, you may want to hold on until the next-generation Moto X (possibly called Moto X+1) is released. That is, of course, if you can wait until the second half of the year, because it doesn’t look like the new smartphone will be introduced in the next few months.

source: Motorola via Droid-life

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  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)

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32 Comments

1. FriendsOfSamsung unregistered

Still overpriced

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I think you may have a skewed view of money.... I'm a freaking cheapskate yet I understand that these are great deals for the money... Remember these aren't subsidized by anyone or being sold second hand where the first buyer ate the reduction of value. $299 is a great price.

10. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Better off with a OnePlus One or a Xiaomi Mi-3S.

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, phones that aren't out yet and will be available to most people by the end of the year because of shortages and limited releases. I think instead of just waiting for the next best thing, one should just experience the current best thing and enjoy life a bit.

13. sgodsell

Posts: 6855; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That is there only device. Not to mention they still have to prove themselves as a company with support and services. That alone I would still go with the Moto X. But then again I would go with the Moto X because of the features that are not found on any other smartphone. True touchless controls, active notifications, moto assist, moto skip to name a few.

17. jellmoo

Posts: 2531; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

So people in a specific region where the Moto X is on sale are better off buying one of two devices not on sale in that specific region? Interesting.

20. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Neither one can work on verizon, for some people that's all that matters.

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Still an idiot

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2531; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Huh... One of the most innovative Android handsets that performs beautifully and adds interesting features instead of silly gimmicks is overpriced at less than half the cost of other devices? Interesting school of thought there.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, right. 300 bucks for a solid phone that can do the kinds of convenient things that the Moto X does? It's a very reasonable price.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You can get a nexus for the same price with better specs though.

19. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Coming from an iPhone user, that comment surprises me. The Moto X isn't about specs, it's about software optimization and user experience, at a great price.

21. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

With this price it is actually $75 cheaper. But each has it's strengths and weaknesses.

23. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Better specs, sure, but performance across both devices are smooth, and the added features from Motorola make the Moto X a more compelling purchase. Also, Moto Maker makes the phone your own where Nexus you can choose between three colors.

27. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Better specs on paper, but software updates are on par, the Moto X is more durable, and the convenience its software suite offers is unmatched by any other phone.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's all entirely subjective. The only software it has an edge in us active display.

30. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

None of what I said is subjective. The Moto X's software updates are almost as, if not as quick as the Nexus. The Moto X performed superbly in durability tests, whereas the Nexus was nothing special there. And apart from Active Display, the Moto X also has its voice commands and contextual knowledge and settings in Motorola Assist.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Durability aside everything you've said is subjective to whether a user will prefer the nexus over the Motorola X. A few software tweaks doesn't matter.

25. Mr.Best

Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

That clearly is an ignorant comment. The Moto X is a stellar device and the most innovative Android handset in recent times. Next time please speak from an informed position instead of looking like an ignoramus.

26. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

But it comes with free always-on always-listening spyware. Surely "nothing to hide" Americans will pay more for this?

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Damn it. Too many toys! Now I wish I had a Moto X instead of my Moto G...

4. md227a

Posts: 224; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Would like to have an un locked version, but I'm very happy with my at&t model moto x.

6. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

X over G? Not me because my Moto G runs on Verizon. $299 is a good price for the X.

28. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

There is an x version for Verizon. You get it off moto website

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This is the most comfortable phone i've ever used

12. ErenJaeger

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

$299 should be normal price.

14. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I'm looking for opinion! My mom doesn't use smartphone too much but i'm looking to get her one! I was arguing between this and one plus one as well as iPhone 5s. I know this is kinda like troll bait comment but I don't know how moto x is for first time smart phone user! Most feedback would be appreciated!

16. jellmoo

Posts: 2531; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I would definitely stay away from the OnePlus One. The thing is quite large, and unless she's used a hefty device before hand, it may be a tad intimidating for her. I would choose the Moto X over the iPhone based on price alone. The iPhone 5s is more than twice the price of the Moto X. The Moto X is pretty close to stock Android, so it's a pretty simple device to use. It's nice and compact for having a 4.7 inch screen, and very comfortable in the hand. Voice activation is great and very useful (especially when driving), but the killer feature really is active notifications. It's just so insanely useful to be able to keep track of everything at a glance. I think the 5s is a great phone, but it does cost a premium price. If she were heavily tied into the iOS ecosystem and only familiar with it, it might be worth looking at, but that cost is just really high when compared to the Moto X.

22. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Yes the big thing that's deferring me from iPhone is definitely the price. If it's moto x or one plus, I can pay it myself but I gotta ask my dad half of it for iPhone. Thank you for an unbiased opinion. She did try the moto x at AT&T and she liked it. I think I will order that for her on may 1 but how is the camera? Also nexus 5?

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The Camera has a nifty activation feature where the user just has to do two quick twisting movements of the wrist to load the camera app, even if the phone is sleeping. That being said, the camera itself is said to be rather unimpressive, though I have little experience with other smartphones, and I have been content with using it on a day trip to Sequoia or Yosemite with the family.

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