After holding more limited-time promotions for its somewhat underrated Moto X handheld than I can count on my fingers and toes, Motorola has decided to make discounts a permanent thing, so starting today, the customizable 4.7-incher is available for $400 free of contract restrictions with 16 GB of on-board storage.
Not the best deal you could’ve made these past months, as the phone went for 50 bucks less a couple of times, but still better than usual, since the list price used to be 500 clams.
16 GB of built-in storage space will of course add $50 on top of the $400, whereas the unique and exotic bamboo backing continues to cost a $100 premium. Remember, upon purchase, you can activate the X on any of the four major US carriers, from Verizon to T-Mobile.
You can also score it subsidized on Big Red, Sprint or AT&T, for between $30 and $50. In all cases, the Moto Maker tool will be at your service, allowing any wacky color combo that tickles your fancy, as well as the adding of custom engravings.
The Motorola Moto X was essentially the first non-Nexus device to get an Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade, which it now rocks on all American networks. The software and design are not its only strong suits, although in terms of hardware, the X is a bit on the mid-end side of things, with a 4.7-inch 720p panel, dual-core 1.7 GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM and 10 MP rear-facing camera.
Via [Motorola Blog]