Moto X will start at just $349 off-contract on Cyber Monday

Moto X will start at just $349 off-contract on Cyber Monday
If you've been waiting on the Moto X, the time to buy is coming. Cyber Monday is kind of a pointless marketing ploy these days since most websites run deals the entire week of Thanksgiving, and have the best deals on Black Friday, but in this case we're willing to overlook that because this is a really good deal. On Cyber Monday, the Moto X will be starting at just $349.

Motorola will be offering the Moto X at $150 off for the full price models on Monday, and that includes the fully customized Moto Maker versions. That means the 16GB models will cost just $349, and the 32GB models will be $399. Given that all of the major carriers are now in on the Moto Maker customization, everyone can get exactly what they want. 

While the specs on the Moto X may not match up with the Nexus 5, but the Active Notifications, Touchless Control, and customization options (not to mention the Moto X is actually in stock, while the Nexus 5 is on a delay), the Moto X is still quite a solid choice. 

source: +Motorola via The Verge

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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

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43 Comments

1. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Cool Nexus 5 is $350 every day and much better.

3. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

'much better' = Very Debatable... The Nexus 5 is a nice device but the rather poor battery life really kills it for those of us who place a priority on actual having a device they can use without worrying about such things. I know, from experience, that the Moto X delivers very good battery life, exceptional ergonomics and unmatched customization options... All Very Compelling Selling Points.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I personally agree with the Nexus 5 being much better. Much much much much better actually.

12. moolotovzz

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

You have some serious debating skills, all arguments can be killed with 4x much :P

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

and just what warrants the Nexus 5 being that much better than the Moto X?

20. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

S800...FHD display...first to get latest android OS.

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the S800 is great but you're hardly using any of the power at it's disposal, the Moto X runs anything as well and as smoothly thanks to having 720P + an Adreno 320 GPU which leads me to my point about the display. it looks fine plus it allows better performance. who needs over 400+ ppi? big whoop, i'll just wait a couple more weeks after the Nexus 5 gets whatever's next. i already have Kit Kat.

30. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I saw the moto x stutter the very first hands on with it. I never saw any Nexus 5 stutter one bit. The S800 does wonders.

31. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you'd be the only one that's ever seen this. critics stand by the Moto X. it just got Android Central's Best Android Phone to buy even over the Nexus 5 and the Moto X beat out the Nexus 5 in a head to head comparison on their site. most critics have boners as big or bigger for the Moto X than they do the Nexus 5 and one thing you never hear about is poor performance by any stretch of the imagination. the S800 is great but it really doesn't show out much at all because we're well beyond the threshold of SoC's anywhere near the kind of development they're at now with the kind of OS's they're running to see any big performance differences in the performance in actual usage. i'm personally beyond the d**k swinging contests and just want a phone that suits me and works really well and i along with most critics really believe that the Moto X pushes the Smartphone experience past the envelope.

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Much better screen. Much better chip set. Much better accessories available. Much cheaper unlocked until now. Much better mod scene. I probably should have used more than 4 muches in my last post.

27. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

see post 25 and what accessories are you referring to? the Moto X has a rich accessory ecosystem. who really needs a Mod on the Moto X? it's an AOSP ROM with great, practical features and root access.

37. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

He's basing his argument primarily on the spec sheet. It's got 2 more cores and +10 to the GPU, so it's obviously better. I have no idea where he got the accessories bit from. I mean, come on;http://www.phonearena.com/news/Motorola-Moto-X-to-launch-with-over-300-M4DE-accessories_id45965 I do agree with him on the mod scene thing. Nexus devices naturally have top-notch developer support. However, like you said, the Moto X has a very nice and useful stock experience. Sometimes people forget, the Moto X is aimed at consumers, the Nexus 5 is aimed at developers/modders, they are different devices for different kinds of people. Yes, the Nexus 5 has the opportunity to be a consumer device, and the Moto X has the opportunity to be a developer device, but that's not what the manufacturer intended them to be.

26. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The nexus 5 is definitely better. I dont know about much much much but its btter. Besides, the moto x should have launched with that price. Dont know why everyone is so excited...

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Moto X has slightly longer battery life, only like 20 minutes longer its almost equal.

9. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Would have to agree with you on the X. Much higher quality and they generally test out better in reception as well.

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Have you use a moto x? The plastic feels very cheap and I hate it.

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i own the Moto X. it's actually made out of a plastic, kevlar composite and certainly does not feel cheap.

19. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Do you have a nexus5? Ohh...actually if you had one...you'd know It's battery can easily stand a day's use.

2. md227a

Posts: 222; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Once you get it after a 3-4 week delay.

4. oister85

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

$349 not bad. I have to checked The reviews for this device.

7. RussianLondoner

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Moto x is different and will be liked by those who Love what ONLY MOTO X does! Nexus 5 is last gen. NEXUS, it is in league of it's own, price wise, specs wise...

21. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Last gen...how?

8. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I love my nexus 5 but this is a great deal. This has the nexus experience plus good battery life and colors. If this was the same price from the get go idk if I still would have chosen my N5.

10. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Might have to order myself one on Moto Maker. This is an awesome deal and the customization of the phone is great. My good friend's and my fiance's have been EXCELLENT phones.

13. EnigmaticPsychotic

Posts: 70; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

I was thinking about buying a Moto G, but now I may get an ex instead.

14. JC557

Posts: 1917; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Nuts, they've actually drop down to a price I was hoping for... makes it so hard to resist if it's the same on the Verizon variant. If it is then the phone will come out to $290 after discount and taxes. $325 for a 32GB version (if that's available in Verizon and if they are participating). And to think I recently got a Droid Razr M off Craigslist for $100...

15. Semion

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 27, 2013

Does anybody know when the woven white back will be available? I wanted one with Developer Edition design but for AT&T. Guys from support said that the demand for that back is high and they are out of stock. I read some posts about issues with it, maybe they had poor quality and stopped making them searching for a solution? Wooden backs are pretty too, but when do we get them? I hope in January the price won't be higher.

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i wonder if you can get the $150 credit if you're still within your 14 days...

29. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

If not you can just return it and buy it again.

32. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

which is probably why they'll credit me because that's what i'll tell them i'll do.

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