Motorola Moto X to drop to $100 in Q4?

Motorola Moto X to drop to $100 in Q4?
The Motorola Moto X, currently the subject of a price war in Canada, will be knocked down in price to $100 on contract during the fourth quarter, according to a tweet from reliable tipster evleaks. In the U.S., the phone is available from AT&T and Verizon for $199.99 on contract. In Canada, the price of the device has been found as low as $149.99 with a signed two-year pact.

AT&T customers are able to order a customized version of the phone using the Moto Maker website. Buyers can select the color of the front and the back of the handset along with the trim. Verizon customers should be able to order using the same site some time later this year. And speaking of the customized version of the phone, the tweet from evleaks also mentions that the wooden backs for the Moto X will be available in the fourth quarter for $50 extra. This confirms earlier speculation about how much the wooden back would be priced at.
So if you've been thinking about picking up that Motorola Moto X you've been lusting after, you might want to wait until next quarter when you can save yourself almost $100. And by then, you should be able to use $50 of that savings toward a wooden back for your new phone.

source: @evleaks via TheVerge

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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. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Phone failed because its over priced. Everyone saw a price drop coming from the day the price got announced.

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Google is not helping by dropping the similarly performing Nexus 4 (on fresher Android) to $200 off contract. Well Google's helping me, mine arrives next week. Yeah!

20. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

So is mine! YAY!

7. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

if people knows about the news of the price drop. they will wait till that comes. or better yet choose other upcoming smartphone. it will be too crowded this holiday,,

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course. No one will pay $200 for a phone with midrange specs.

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I'm sure you're baiting for a comment saying that the the Moto X still has better specs than the iPhone 5 at the same price.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It doesn't

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Oh really? T-Rex HD; Moto X - 25 fps iPhone 5 - 14 fps T-Rex HD (Offscreen 1080p); Moto X - 15 fps iPhone 5 - 6.9 fps Egpyt HD; Moto X - 53 fps iPhone 5 - 41 fps Egypt HD (Offscreen 1080p); Moto X - 41 fps iPhone 5 - 30 fps SunSpider; iPhone 5 - 844.2 ms Moto X - 1,009.6 ms Mozilla Kraken; Moto X - 9,610.7 ms iPhone 5 - 20,638.8 ms Google Octane; Moto X - 2,454 iPhone 5 - 1,728 The Moto X was only beat in SunSpider for CPU.

17. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Haha, now who was the real one baiting for a comment from someone, Berzerk?

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Who? Me? Nahhh...

21. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1277; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I hope you have paid 200$ for your iPhone right, a device with lower mid-range specs. You can say it works, because its a single-tasking OS or to be exact Fake multi-tasking OS (even with upcoming iOS7 - NOT FULL multi-tasking OS)...

3. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1277; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

So 199.99$ with NO customization NOW on BigRed and 150USD (100+50$) for WOOD finish, if you can wait... Better you people wait...

4. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

The more you wait phones such as the S4 and HTC One will be cheaper around the holidays. And let's not forget the LG G2, Note 3 and even the iPhone 5s if that's your speed. Motorola has screwed their golden opportunity.

5. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Sure. Wait. Especially based on info from PA. Who knows, it might actually come true. Of course, by "Q4" there will be unsubstantiated rumors about the Moto X 2. Why not just wait till that comes out and get the Moto X for free. Get it? WAITING on some rumoured device is foolish. Publicly advising others to do so is ridiculous.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

evleaks from what I've seen has been spot on with info relating to phones. With that being said, and the current price of the Moto X, the $100 drop seems logical considering the Nexus 4 is not $199.99 off contract, which is the biggest bargain in 2013.

22. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1277; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Info is NOT based on PA, but the great evleaks. Wood finish phone is anyday better for customization lovers. It will be unique for sure. What I want to say is, if you are damn sure to get Moto X, then its better to go for WoodFinish + Cheaper at 150$ in next qtr than getting normal one at huge price NOW... I agree with fanboy1974, Moto has screwed their golden opportunity. Moto X will be best buy if the wooden finish is available for 150$ right now and other options with MotoMaker for 100$ without some BS exclusiveness... It is definitely a MISSED GOLDEN opportunity for Motorola...

10. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

This is what the price should have been when it was released. A couple of reasons they're doing this could be poorer sales than anticipated, the release of the Nexus 5 should be around Q4, and to combat the 5C, 5S during holiday time. Also, by then there will also be sales on the S4, HTC One, and maybe even the G2. I think Motorola lost the valuable time from release to Holiday season by pricing it at $199, would have really been off to a fast start if they priced this from the beginning.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's a good thing i'm waiting for Moto Maker to come to Verizon. i'm probably going to get an iPhone 5C to be a long term backup and short term primary until the X / Moto Maker comes to Verizon. it depends on the price difference off contract between the 5, 5C and the 5S.

16. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I thought you had a Maxx HD? You're going to go from a Maxx HD to an iPhone? Why?

19. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Maybe because he wants to use iOS 7 (when it's officially released), but doesn't want to drop the cash for an iPhone 5S because he's just going to use it as a backup. Sounds reasonable.

26. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

exactly m8. you know me so well. c':

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i had a MAXX HD months ago. xD right now i'm using a temp Razr M that i bought brand new off contract for $180. i'm giving it to my GF once i get an iPhone. i want an iPhone backup for my work. we deal with iPhones a lot here and it's wise to have one as a reference. i'll have my 2nd Gen N7 as my Android device while i'm using the iPhone and waiting for Moto Maker to come to Verizon.

13. mcshank

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

I will buy this ONLY when Verizon has the Moto Maker tool and Engraving is re-introduced with Wood Backing.. It was the only reason I wanted this phone due to customization, otherwise I will pick something else like the Note 3 or LG G2 since I do like having larger numbers on my specs sheet if I cant have customization.

14. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Moto X, making the DROID Ultra even more pointless since the day it was announced.

24. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

If I were looking at the Moto phones on Verizon, I'd be torn between the X and the Droid Maxx. After Moto Maker comes to other carriers, (hopefully) the 32GB option will be available for non AT&T X's, but the Maxx still has the battery life. Too bad Moto didn't make an Xmaxx (little pun for car audio/subwoofer enthusiasts). ;)

23. wky1998

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

Instead of sell in lower price, go SELL to other countries

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