New Moto X launches in India for Rs. 31,999

New Moto X launches in India for Rs. 31,999
During this past year, one of Motorola's biggest success stories has been in India. In just five months, Motorola sold 1 million devices in the country and vaulted itself into the top 5 smartphone manufacturers in terms of market share for the region. Of course, that success was due to the release of the Moto G, and now Motorola is trying to tap the high-end market in the country with the new Moto X.

The 2014 Moto X has yet to be released into stores here in the U.S., but it will go on sale tonight at midnight in India (which is in less than 3 hours). Motorola will offer the phone through Flipkart, and while Moto Maker is not an option for India, customers will still have a choice of black plastic, bamboo, and leather backings. 

The hurdle for Motorola may be with the price point though. India tends to be a region that skews towards the low-end, but Motorola will be selling the Moto X for Rs. 31,999, which converts to about $500. The company has solid name recognition and good will from consumers, so it will be interesting to see how this goes. 

source: Flipkart via pocketnow

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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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23 Comments

1. srprashant91

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Motorola seems to have gotten the price all wrong over here in India unlike the moto g's and moto e. 31K for a phone with just 16 gigs of on board memory? Motorola must be drunk or too overconfident. I think the HTC One E8 is the best buy in the sub 35K range with 16 gigs of onboard memory and expandable as well. Sorry motorola u cant have a piece of cake everytime just coz of such blunders like pricing.

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

What overpriced? That's the perfect price point IMO. Other flagships cost $100-$150 more. Also Moto X has a better camera than E8 (check gsmarena's samples).

9. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

no its not, nexus 5 is better in terms of pricing they are asking too much buyer can invest 3-4k more and get note 3 or at just 23k note 3 neo is available 1 thing it should had expandable storage its a big disappointment at this price(its a deal breaker) TBH 26-27 k would have been acceptable but 33k its not sony z1 is also at this price they can head to that htc e8 ,S5 as well + MOTO AFTER SALES nor any service centers which IS NOT GOOD . CONSIDERING OVERALL ThING ITS NOT REASONABLY PRICED

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I have to disagree with you. Stock or near stock Android phones are desirable, Motorola's supplemental software is also top notch and some of the best features on any smart phone. No other smartphone has the customization of the Moto X. Benchmarks also prove that aside from the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, the Moto X (2014) is the fastest android device on the market. This includes the LG G3 with its faster processor wich is bogged down with the high resolution of its display and the highly customized GUI.http://browser.primatelabs.com/android-benchmarks So if you want a phone with timely updates, optimized clean OS, that's screaming fast, with an enormous amount of customization options, then the Moto X is not only a perfect fit, it's also significantly cheaper than all other major OME's 2014 flagship phones. Food for thought.

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Please tell me you're kidding me.... This thing has a Full HD AMOLED display, a snapdragon 801 and a decent 13mp shooter, and it supposedly costs less than S5, M8, G3 and Z2. I think you guys are too obsessed with Xiaomi's chinese crap...

16. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Lol xiami ni way Yes samsung s5 us available at same price No kidding.... 33999 is a price and s5 is at the same price 1 k more you will get note 3 though If this phone would have a ext card support i would have bought it. So if i want to buy i wont be paying more than 27k 32 gb version will price more instead people gona buy note 3 which has better features and after sales service (service center too) Still its not priced right... @scott you have a point

17. sgodsell

Posts: 7594; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You forget that the old moto x and the new moto x support USB otg. So you can plug in regular USB flash drives. I know its not the same as having a built in micro SD slot. Also the old moto x had extended battery cases for example from mugen that would also provide a micro SD slot for the moto x. One more thing, don't forget about WiFi storage like Sandisks Connect for $50. Its so small that it attaches to your key chain and you can leave it on you key chain all the time. But it will give you a micro SD slot for the moto x or any phone for that matter.http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/SanDisk-Connect-Wireless-Flash-Drive-Review_id3570

18. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

you get mugen cases for s 5 note 3 and other phones as well 2nd thing not every one will carry that Sandisk product 3rd now almost every phone supports usb storage 4th you dont carry usb cable everywhere no everyone does having a ext card makes your work instant rather than connecting

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Dude... I had no idea. Everything you posted above is news to me. THANK YOU!!!

23. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

my pleasure bro

2. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Only 16GB version?

3. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I guess at this price point htc one E8 seems to be better option which is available at 32k.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, the Moto G from last year was a top quality phone so I'm sure they have a very good reputation in India. Hopefully this means they'll have awesome sales of this year's Moto X.

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

WTF? No 32gb model? I'm sure customers will care for more storage rather than wood/leather crap. I hope OEMs start to realise that 32gb base model is the new standard, especially on non-expandable memory phones.

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

IIRC the Moto G has an SD card slot

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I was talking about Moto X....

8. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

I guess 32gb would cost Rs.35,999

11. xperiaworld55

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

It becomes a very big flop in india. Bcoz people r price conscious. Moto x was not a hit, only moto g &e was a hit Bcoz of their features at respective price point.@32000 many options available like xperia z1, lg g2, htc e8, add 4k & u can get note3, s5, X2, @24000 people can buy better features with note2& note3 neo.

12. Chuck007

Posts: 1416; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

And no Hong Kong release in sight. Sigh..

15. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

And coming to Australia in April 2015 probably.

21. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

I would much rather get an lg g2 that has 32gb storage and cost less than $500 than this moto x.

22. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Nexus 5 available is available on Amazon.in for 23.5K INR.

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