Motorola is selling the Moto X (2014 model) "risk free" for $299 off contract


Lately, the second generation Motorola Moto X has been part of various deals, and the newest comes directly from Motorola. The company is currently selling the Moto X for as low as $299 off contract (after a $50 rebate) in the US, and allows customers to return it within 30 days in case they don't like it. As Motorola puts it, this way you can try the handset "risk free."

The $299 price includes design customization via Moto Maker. If for some reason you're not happy with the way the design turned out, you can opt for a redesign at no extra cost. The offer will expire on June 29.

Needless to say, $299 off contract is a very attractive price for the Moto X, which is still Motorola's flagship smartphone - though this will change soon, as the third-generation Moto X is expected to be introduced in August or in September.

Initially released with Android KitKat on board, the Moto X now runs Android Lollipop, and it will almost surely be updated to Android M (probably before the end of the year). You can find out everything there is to know about the handset by reading our Motorola Moto X review.


sources: Motorola, Motorola Blog

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Moto X (2014)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh

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12 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Hmmmm not bad.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Thanks, but no thanks. I'm waiting for the 5.7" 2015 model. The battery and camera are both allegedly drastically better than previous models and (The camera itself is supposed to be better than the LG G4 which has one of the best cameras on the market). If it's true then maybe some little troll will keep his mouth shut on Motorola articles. Though I won't hold my breath.

3. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

I'm almost tempted.

6. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Lol I'm thinking about, for that price. The question is, do I really want to deal with Moto battery issues again?

4. bambamboogy02

Posts: 837; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Not a bad deal at all. Even for a backup phone.

5. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

great price for what you get sd801 and 2gb ram is super for the cash

7. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

$299 for the 16GB version. No thanks. It needed an SD card.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7218; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is a 32 and 64 gb versions as well. Besides just buy a WiFi storage device like the Sandisk Connect for $50. Attach it to your keychain, and use micro SD cards in that. The other benefits are multiple connections to other devices, and it works on Android, ios, and windows.

10. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Considering it cost $226 in materials (according to IHS), I wouldn't say it's a bad deal. That's only $73 difference from material cost to selling price, and that still doesn't include the assembly cost.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol this is not a good deal. Especially with the next model coming out with hopefully better specs and adequate pricing.

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'd like to know specifically what you would expect "better specs" and "adequate pricing" to be. Name the processor, camera quality, RAM, storage, screen size and resolution, and the price in US dollars and cents that you think Motorola should provide if they were to satisfy you.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I have said before the Moto X should have been similar to the Nexus 6 with a QHD screen, front facing speakers, a better camera and display, 3 gigs of ram and a processor that isn't 810. That's what a flagship phone should be like not whatever Motorola slapped together for the X and the 2014 model.

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