Motorola starts phasing out the original Moto X, recommends the new model instead

Motorola starts phasing out the original Moto X, recommends the new model instead
The brand new Moto X is available to buy in the US since earlier this month, and it looks like Motorola has already started phasing out the Moto X from last year. If you visit Motorola’s US website you’ll notice that the original Moto X smartphone can no longer be bought (or customized in Moto Maker, for that matter). Folks who are still interested in the old handset are being advised to check out the Moto X 2014 edition, which Motorola hopes you’ll “love even more.”

Just like the original model, the new Moto X can be purchased for as low as $99.99 on contract. Off contract, prices start at $499.99. The second generation Motorola flagship smartphone is larger and faster than the original, as it sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display and is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. The handset also offers a more solid construction - thanks to an aluminum frame that wraps around its edges. You’ll find everything you need to know about the new device in our Moto X review here.

US aside, the new Moto X is also rolling out in other regions. For example, the handset is being released in India starting today. We're expecting the original Moto X to start disappearing from stores in the near future.   


source: Motorola via Droid-life

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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)
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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21 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wow, looks like I ordered mine just in time...

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

That you did my friend. That you did. Have you gotten it yet?

9. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Actually got it last week. Totally loved the phone, not so much the color. So I exchanged it and I'm getting the replacement tomorrow. The red back color was a little pinkish and slippery so I went for the woven black back...

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

What colors did you get?...

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I bought mine in store, 16GB, black front, black back. Not very creative, but I was getting it for its features and functionality.

2. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Moto X looks nice. Anyone know about the Moto G 2014 version? Not sure if X or G is better...

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

X is so much better, though it will cost more.

3. md227a

Posts: 226; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I'm holding on to my moto x from last year. Don't want a bigger phone, which is one of the reasons why I love my current moto x.

4. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

hear, hear!!

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I do want the new one, but I'm poor at the moment and can't afford it off contract so the 2013 model will have to suffice.

8. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Too bad that Motorola has adopted the boring nexus-ish design since the Moto X(2013), l hope they would bring their legendary RAZR design on the MOTO series.

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

MotoMaker is something, right?...

11. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Yes, but l'm talking about design language not the back cover.

13. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Why would they make the Moto X look like the Droids when they already have the Droid line? That makes no sense.

15. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

l just want that design on the widely available MOTO series. l hate carrier exclusives.

16. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

But the problem is Motorola was contracted to build that for Verizon. If you notice, that design language is pretty much exclusive to Verizon's Droid line, so most likely Motorola can't take that design they were paid to build and use it elsewhere. The Droids are Verizon's design, the Moto series is Motorola's. Don't know what to tell you other than deal with the Moto design or switch to Verizon. It'd be nice if that wasn't the case, but it is what it is.

14. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

From what I've read so far is that the phone is quite an improvement over the older Moto X. It's also larger as well so people have to take that into consideration if they do not want a bigger phone. Phonescoop's review along with a couple of others had no problems with the battery life and it lasted longer than the Moto X 2013 despite only a 100maH increase. Still I'm disappointed that the rumor of it having a 2900-3000maH turned out to be false (maybe it was for Shamu). Imagine the battery life then.

17. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Moto X 2013> Moto X 2014 in terms of design and looks IMO.

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't know, I actually like the look of the 2014 model better. Though I'm still on the fence about the 5.2" display. I still believe that the 2013 model has the perfect size.

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Well its about personal tastes and opinion, I think that the "Moto" design language doesn't quite look right on a large scale. Plus the OG Moto X had a subtle motorola logo, while the newer one has a big and hideous one, almost looks like a crater.

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I felt that way about the leaked images, that came out a month or two before the release. But now I feel like the finalized design looks great. But to each his own.

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