Moto X smartphone appears on the Best Buy site



One of the more anticipated smartphones this summer is Motorola's new Moto X.

During its unveiled earlier this month, it was said to be coming to all major US carriers, and that it allows for greater user customization. Though it wasn't clear yet what the pricing would be and when it would be released, it now appears that August 23rd may be the date.

Today, the Moto X is showed up on the Best Buy site for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint in both the white and black colors for $199.99 with a 2-year contract, or $699.99 without contract. Keep in mind that the $699 off-contract price may not be accurate, as Best Buy often charges more for off-contract phones than buying it directly from the carrier. Yesterday, Leo Laporte stated that carriers are only paying $350 for the Moto X, so he believe it would be $199.99 - which is confirmed by the listings on the Best Buy site.

Are you planning or buying the Moto X?

Thanks Tom!

source: Best Buy

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Moto X
  • 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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21 Comments

1. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Paying only $350 for it and their selling it for $700. What kind of BS is that.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The same BS that results in a sales fail.

2. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Are you planning or buying the Moto X? No thanks with $699.99 i can get better phone

3. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

What a complete joke!

4. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Absolutely... Once the price goes down. I'm not interested in any other phone however, this is way too much. In also annoyed at the At&t exclusivity on the 32gb.

5. FAUguy

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Keep in mind that the $699 off-contract price may not be accurate, as Best Buy often charges more for off-contract phones than buying it directly from the carrier.

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Quite true. Best Buy wanted $649 for a One with no contract. HTC at the time was selling an unlocked One for $575 (with a $100 trade-in offer, a net cost of $475) with no contractual obligation. I wonder what the price will be (and how long of a wait) on the Play store. Net-net, $699 is INSANE.

15. rtol1

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Correct. I frequently visit Best Buy stores and I've noticed that while the on-contract price is similar to those offered by carriers, the off-contract price is significantly higher. I think the "standard" retail price for the Moto X will be $575 if AT&T's claim is true. If that's the case and Verizon follows in the same fashion, I'll be trading in my Galaxy Nexus at Best Buy and using the credit towards the purchase of this phone if they match Verizon's retail price on the Moto X.

17. lolrus

Posts: 29; Member since: May 18, 2013

That's because they don't want you to buy it off-contract. The margins are higher if they sell it on-contract for third party retailers.

18. rtol1

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Once you factor the on-contract price as well as your monthly payments right?

6. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

You'd have to be crazy to spend $700 on a phone.

9. KiranPAUSER

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

1020 is cheaper

10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Hmm. Not really sure what they are trying to do here..

11. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

this phone is going to be a disaster. verizon employees may try and stick it to consumers and try to sell it. but as long as the the s4 and one is around. fail..... google stick to what works external batteries and micro sd.

12. Galen20K

Posts: 579; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

soooo basically selling a $350 device for $700.... as nice as the phone may be, just no.

13. mahekm

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

699.... Not good moto...

14. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Over priced. Shot in the foot.

16. MirOsamahAli

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I was planning to buy this...but the off-contract price makes me cry :'(

20. geodude074

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

BAHAHAHA $700 FOR A PHONE! You could buy a PS4 and $300 worth of games for the same price.

21. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

You must be joking... Hahahahaha...

22. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Or maybe they're just trying to trick you into thinking you're saving $500 buying on-contract, when in fact it's closer to $300-400 (MSRP, not cost).

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