The Moly X1 with Windows 10 Mobile costs only $179 at Indiegogo, but few buy it


The newest smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile, the HP Elite x3 is a real beast on paper. Sadly, Windows Phone seems to have completely failed and even though Microsoft will continue to support companies that launch smartphones powered by this OS, we doubt it will regain some of its lost glory.

Nevertheless, for those who, for some reason, still feel attached by Microsoft's mobile platform, but can't afford or don't want to pay a small fortune for the HP Elite x3, there's now a much cheaper version available for purchase.

The so-called Moly X1, while not a new smartphone, has just been listed on Indiegogo with the sole purpose of going into as many hands as possible. To achieve that, the company behind the mid-end phone is selling the Moly X1 for just $179.

The smartphone can be shipped in Canada, United States, Europe and Australia and it should reach customers hands by the end of December. The super early bird $179 price is only available for the first 40 customers in North America, and the first 80 customers in the EU and Australia.

Then the price of the Moly X1 will go up a bit and will sell for $190. The final retail price of the phone is set at $229, but only after all early birds are sold out.

At the time of the writing only 9 units of the Moly X1 have been sold through Indiegogo, which suggests that Windows Phone handsets aren't that enticing anymore.



Here is a quick rundown of the Moly X1's specs in case you're interested to buy one. First of all, the smartphone sports a 5.5-inch HD (720p) display with Corning Gorilla Glass coating.

Under the hood, the Moly X1 packs a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage (expandable via microSD). On the back, there's a 13-megapixel photo snapper with dual-LED flash, while in the front there's a secondary 5-megapixel selfie camera.

The Moly X1 is powered by a 2,600 mAh battery and features 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB connectivity. Naturally, it runs Windows 10 Mobile right out of the box.

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10 Comments

1. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2432; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The Lumia 640 XL was just on sale for $70 and it has similar specs to this. I would rather get that than a device from a company that is unknown in terms of quality or reliability.

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Moly is made by Coship and reviews have been quite favorable. Nokia's ClearBlack and Glance are on this phone so it's not exactly vis a vis with the 640XL. Up and coming Cerulean is supposedly going to use the Coship as their Continuum equipped model. What I don't know is why they haven't released the Moly PcPhone to duke it out with the Elite x3.

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Actually i am interested to order one but they only manage to achieve 2% of their goal of 100K. That's a huge distance to cover for 19 days. I think WP fans should work harder.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Just bought a 6.98' Cube WP10 Phone. Decent spec for a W10 handset and large screen perfect for me. Hope it does not disappoint.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2432; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Yeah but again I just don't see wanting to spend an extra $100 when you could just get a lot of the same in the 640XL. That's just my preference though, especially considering if you're shopping in that range you aren't really caring about specs that much. I do agree, though, that they should be releasing a competitive phone in the high end market that's cheaper than the Elite x3. I think if they offered similar specs for around $500 then people would be willing to buy.

7. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

you see a WP device is usless no matter how good is the specifications i wouldn't purchase the s7 edge ' my favorite device of this year ' for 170$ if it was ruining wp

8. Stranded87

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Phone no-one's heard of with not actually that low price for the specs fails to sell. Shocker. Still, this article might help it shift a few units.

9. turbocharged4eva

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

The issue is not with the Windows 10 OS. From what i've been reading some people have taken issue with the last X1 which could not upgrade to the Anniversary Update and they think this is the same one as last year. They are mistaken because of the poor reporting on various tech sites. Moly has resolved the firmware in this release so it comes with the current version of Windows 10 anniversary update and is upgradeable to future Windows 10 Redstone releases. I have backed this indiegogo because it's a good price continuum phone, looks good and is the right size for web browsing. I'm looking forward to receiving my phone! :)

10. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Windows Phone is dead people. Time to let it die and just forget about it.

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