Motorola Moto X retail prices revealed: starting from $299

Motorola Moto X retail prices revealed: starting from $299
The Motorola Moto X will indeed be the affordable device we all anticipated. Prices will start at the extremely affordable $299 off contract for a 16GB Moto X and go up to $349 for the 32 gig version, according to sources in China.

This makes pricing for the Moto X just in line with the cost of the Nexus 4. If Google decides to follow the Nexus model, the Moto X could be offered on the Play Store as well.

For Europe, those prices should translate into 299 euro for the 16GB model and 349 euro for the 32GB version of the Moto X.

Google has already announced the official Moto X unveiling event for August 1st with the release date expected for late August in the United States and possibly a bit later for the rest of the world.

source: Weibo

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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)



1. Gulenkov

Posts: 50; Member since: May 15, 2013

It's too much for Moto... It's perfect, but not so high price...

8. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

wait what is this screen size? 4.7?

10. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

if there is a 32GB version i'm willing to pay $400 for it, otherwise i'll be waiting to see what G2 , N5 and Honami going to offer.

42. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Well the article states that the 32 gig version is $349 so you're in luck.

44. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

that's what i'm waiting for is a 32GB hope theres a 64GB option too.

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Tell you what, if battery life will be okay and the camera excellent on promise, I might not even wait for the Nexus 5.

7. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

looks like it's designed for battery life

13. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Certainly hope so!

30. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

True. But if they plan to sell it on Play Store, then you might see Nexus 5 before Moto X actually ships to your house.

3. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

How about those non-google play countries? It will be the same just like the nexus 4, in my country it costs $570

5. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

Yeah, here in Philippines Nexus 4 cost 555usd i thought it will be just like 200-300usd >.

15. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

what if i told you that you could get it at 390 usd in the Philippines?

31. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

What if I told you that you can't get it here in tunisia?

47. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

Yeah, you can. But these units are gray market devices. No warranty from manufacturer.

17. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

I don't think Motorola will subsidized this phone on play store, they need to make profits from this phone. For a dual-core S4 pro and with 4,7" screen phone, $299 is a good price. The problem for some countries will be the taxes. Here in Brazil it will be a miracle if this phone arrives for less than $500 (16GB version).

50. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

The nexus 4 costs nearly a grand there for the 16gb version doesn't it?

19. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

This is Motorola, it's not a Google subsidized phone, so the price is the standard retail price. The Google Devices store is not involved either. It's up to Motorola to distribute the phone, and the countries where it will be available might differ from those where the Devices store is open.

51. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Google doesn't subsidize their nexus devices at all, i tell you what, smartphones only cost $200 or so to be made, it's just oems that make them expensive due to excessive mark-up, Google however doesn't do this thus they are cheap

4. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

That's a pretty decent price, and i like the back cover's look. The front is just weird because there is more top bezel than bottom bezel.

6. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Really good price. I think this may give real competition to samsung devices. Right phone at the right time. This is what HTC, Sony, and others should be doing, offering good solid devices with impressive prices.

9. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

The specs are a year old...and for 300 it's a rip.

12. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

those specs can get you through any task you throw at it , unless you are only buying the phone to compete in Antutu benchmarks world championship.

32. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Antutu world championship! :-D

14. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

The specs are similar to S3, and S3 costs about ~$500 without a contract. So this is a really good price. If everything is good as advertised, this is going to be a big seller. Of course, if S3 price is lowered to 300, then I'd get the S3.

20. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

exactly, plus for the benchmark freaks : the S3 score 12,000 on average the Moto X is in the 17,000.

38. cwiley5045

Posts: 23; Member since: May 07, 2010

I'm really trying to understand how you feel with the processor additional senors 4.7 720p screen coming in at $299 is a rip. That's incredible. Next thing is carriers need to adjust there monthly prices plans since you own your phone from the start. This might change this flagship race because this phone will give you everything you need.

49. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I wish Verizon would make a non subsidized monthly plan for those of us that own our own phone outright, that know better than to care about benchmarks and having the latest phone, that know what real world performance is, but they're beholden to their investors and ever increasing profit numbers.

46. xpr3ss10n

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 15, 2011


11. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Wow, that's really good even if it comes out here in a pound to dollar ratio of 1/1.(which I doubt)

16. gazmatic

Posts: 818; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

no playstore in my country so it will probably cost about $600 pass

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