Motorola wants you to try a custom Moto X, and it'll only cost a penny
posted by Michael H. / Jun 06, 2014, 2:24 PM
On Monday June 9th, Motorola will take orders to build you a custom Moto X, and for just one penny, you'll get a chance to try out the phone at home for two weeks. Motorola hasn't laid out what stipulations there may be on the deal. For example, it is unclear if the wood backing options will be available (we would presume so) or the engraving option (we would presume not). It is assumed that if you decide to keep the no-contract Moto X when the two weeks is up, you will be charged the full price for the device, which would be $349.99 for the 16GB model.
Motorola may want to reduce stock before the Moto X+1 announcement, but it would be smart of Motorola to design the X+1 in a way that it could reuse the Moto X backings and accent components. Either way, Motorola likely doesn't want to have too much stock in the Texas plant, since it is scheduled to be closed down by the end of the year.
- 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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posted on Jun 06, 2014, 2:29 PM 0
Not a good deal. If they want to move stock charge $249 for the 16gb but no more than $299. Otherwise why else get the X when the Nexus 5 offers far better specs for the same price.
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 3:46 PM 3
Thank you for being the most incompetent person on this blog site. you hate anything Android that's not APPLE RELATED. There's no such thing as a penny for a phone. It's a TRIAL RUN, learn how to read a article first before bashing anything. If it was a Apple deal you be first in line like always.
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 6:26 PM 7
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Really? You would price it just $50 more than the Moto G? That's ridiculous. The Nexus 5 is the great exception to the fact that nearly all flagship devices are overpriced. The Moto X is currently the same price as it, but it's still much cheaper than all the other flagships from early 2013 while still having great performance. And it's much cheaper than any other major competitor's (Samsung, Apple, HTC) mid range options while offering better specs, and better software support (apart from Apple). And not everyone is on a GSM network. I would love to have a Nexus 5, but Verizon won't allow it. The Moto X and latest Droids were the next best thing.
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 6:11 PM 3
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Nice. However, what are the conditions?
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 2:30 PM 0
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A surveillance camera in each of your rooms
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 2:43 PM 3
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So basically it's not a penny it's a trial. It cost $350 lol
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 2:52 PM 1
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Costs 350 if you decide to keep the phone..... A penny if you only use it for the 2 weeks then return
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 3:23 PM 0
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posted on Jun 06, 2014, 3:54 PM 0
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I'm waiting for the Moto X+1 with improved specs...
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 3:06 PM 4
so what happens if i get it for more than two weeks but i dont have 350 on my debit card??
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 3:56 PM 0
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You'll be sued maybe.?
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 5:12 PM 2
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"If you keep your phone and refuse to pay, our lawyers get involved. And that’s not fun." Straight from Motorola, lol. https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answer
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 5:28 PM 4
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"so what happens if i get it for more than two weeks but i dont have 350 on my debit card??" The local SWAT team makes a friendly visit to your house early in the morning and arrests you for penny-ante terrorism.
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 5:12 PM 1
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Realistically the basic 16GB phone is $400 not $350. If they want to clear out stock they should really think about having sales longer than 24 or 48 hours. They should also drop the price a little. I plan on buying one before they close the factory. No interest in the +1 unless they decide to assemble it in the US and keep the physical dimensions the same. Both pretty much not happening. Would love to be able to get a wood-backed 32GB for $300 or less before they close their doors in Texas.
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 5:16 PM 0
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Price is just too high for what you get. A Nexus 5 is a way better phone in almost all respects. A One+One is even better albeit very hard to get a hold of. Moto should just take the hit on this $225 for the 16 GB, $275 for the 32. Flush out the stock and do the X-1 right.
posted on Jun 06, 2014, 5:27 PM 2
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