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Thursday Poll: Are You Buying the Moto X?

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We finally know the official specs. We finally know the official *on-contract* pricing. We finally know which carriers it is coming to. The Moto X is finally official. Official! The only question remains, do you still want it? With many folks caught off guard by the $199 price tag, we noticed some people jumped ship pretty quickly in the comments section.

Once you choose yes, no or still deciding, feel free to go down below and let us know which carrier you plan on going with if you are picking one up. If you chose no, tell us why. Time to tell us how you really feel.

Are you buying the Moto X?

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  • gp126904
  • hldc1

    The screen is the primary reason why I won’t be buying this thing. That’s probably the only reason. The screen is only 1280 x 720. I have found that the 1920 x 1080 screen of the Droid DNA is fantastic for reading/writing Chinese/Japanese.

    Also, it’s crappy AMOLED, which means it’ll probably be crappy pentile. I remember how crappy the screen looked on the Galaxy Nexus. No way I’m paying good money for that again.

    • Jack Hoffman

      It’s not Pentile, it’s RGB. Probably with the oversized green pixel used on other devices.

  • Sean Bello

    still waiting to see what off contract price is and whether the GPE has all of the features that make the phone interesting

    • R

      16gb, why bother.

  • Bryan

    I have to wait to see the off-contract price on Verizon before I decide. I would really like this phone, but I was hoping for some good news today on the off-contract price. I am surprised there wasn’t any info on that today.

  • C-Law

    I was gonna get it when I thought it was $299 on Verizon off contract. Not a chance now

  • J Robert Bonser

    Anyone who believed this phone was going to cost anything different than it does was living in a fantasy world!

    1) This NOT a Nexus phone and NEVER was supposed to be. It is Motorola’s first real attempt to complete with the iPhone. And I personally think it blows it away.
    2) It is “Made in the USA.” That is a synonym for “Going to be expensive.”

    All the reviews and first looks I have seen show this phone to be very snappy and very nice. Mostly vanilla Android (no more Blur crap) and clean. Battery life should be good too.

    It’s a buy for me.

    • R

      ASSEMBLED in the U.S.A. is a far cry difference from MADE in the U.S.A.

      • J Robert Bonser

        Semantics. It’s still American workers putting it together. Most likely Union workers so I’m sure it is EXTREMELY costly.
        Still looks like an awesome phone.

        • R

          Sure it does, however…2 year old technology. I can buy a Samsung GS3 32gb for $300 with a better screen, removable battery and micro SD. Other than that, I’m keeping my HTC One, I love the screen and the speakers of my HTC. I’m learning to live without the micro SD, and the battery isn’t a big deal either.

  • mrjayviper

    As someone living in Australia, why would I want a phone that’s made in the US which would obviously be more expensive compared to being made in China? Unless of course Moto has no plans selling it in the EU/Asia-Pacific? I would get some people would still buy it because it’s made in their own country would like to support local economy but for the rest of the world, we don’t have such loyalty.

  • Steve Yobs

    i am completely happy with my galaxy nexus running fitsnugly cm10.2 4.3. My phone is butter and no lag at all. only gripe is battery which i could easliy just buy an extended

  • Al-Burrit0

    I’m still deciding because i’m waiting on the reviews. If the reviews are good i’m in. The customization is great! I rather spend $600+ on device that is mine and does not look like others. Either way everyone will be spending $600 for an off contract phone that is decent if they really want to keep their data.

  • dshizzel

    With that price point, I’ll wait for the HTC One. If I’m gonna pay top dollar, I’m gonna get a top phone.

  • Teddy Chen

    If only the CPU was a little faster and the screen has a higher resolution. I guess those are sacrifices Motorola had to make for a phone that is manufactured in the US to be affordable and profitable.

  • tech247

    Man, what a let down this X has been. No way is a real enthusiast (i.e. us) buying this crap. With the price cut that will surely follow a month after the new iphone comes out for the same price of $199 on contract, Moto will definitely move several million units….

    • zurginator

      Well the big thing that sold iPhones was the quality construction, which Moto has done — and the masses are going to go crazy over the customization options.

      I suspect this phone will sell as well, if not better than, the HTC One.

  • zurginator

    I really would like to do a black front, white back, orange trimmed one (my colors)…. but I’m never buying another contract phone if I can help it.

  • Steven Berger

    Those answers for the poll are incredible. I think everyone cried a little today.

  • MaddHatterr

    The answer is no! If I want to throw copious amounts of money at a Moto phone, it might as well be the Droid Maxx for more memory and a respectable battery. Nevermind that the keystone feature of the phone, it’s customization, is exclusive to AT&T. What dipshit agreed to that.

  • yummy

    Ah, grasshopper, you did not
    grasp the gnex from my hand today.
    You may try again tomorrow.

  • imnotmikal

    I personally am still excited. I’ll be waiting for the MotoMaker to be available on Verizon.

    There are only two things that will make me change my mind about getting it:
    1) An off contract price above $499.99
    2) Being forced to purchase a contract if I use MotoMaker.

    I’m hoping I’ll be able to customize the phone and then purchase it off-contract.

  • Xious

    So the Moto X has a dual-core processor, but it also has two other processors and a quad-core GPU. How many other quad-core processors have two other CPUs dedicated to running different services? I’m hoping that the X8 system really proves to keep the phone fast and keep the battery lasting.

    I’m as bummed as anyone, but it’s not all doom-and-gloom like everyone is acting like. No one has confirmed that the bootloader is encrypted (of course it’s going to be locked, even Nexus devices come locked). No one has even run it through it’s paces yet to see how it performs in real situations instead of just on paper. I will be reserving my judgement until DL and everyone else do their reviews and we get all the details (off-contract pricing, actual release dates, etc.)

  • ravenofdoom

    This is directed to Bionic:


    But Motorola executives say Moto X is just the beginning. The company plans to offer a broad portfolio of products. Moto X is a high-end phone, but the company will introduce a lower-cost smartphone later this year, said Rick Osterloh, the company’s senior vice president of product management.

    … “High-end phone”?!?
    … “lower-cost smartphone”?!?

    What happened to my hero device with 1080p?

  • needa

    i am getting one. there are a couple of drawbacks. i was really hoping for something ‘zoe like’, and i put a cap of five bills on my price. since buying off contract… i will probably wait to buy one off of a cellphone warehouse type site and hopefully save a few bucks and keep it within my price point.

    i think once the reviews hit the web… peeps will change their tune on this device. or maybe i will be the one changing my mind.

  • SomeDooD

    Aborted faster than an unwanted baby.

  • cancerous_it

    I understand!!! Google bought Moto to build this piece of shyt phone, hype the ever living crap out of it, price it to piss off everyone and insure that it’s a failure, just to motivate people to buy the Nexus 5.


  • vitriolix

    Looks great, if they can deliver this at nexus prices in the future when it’s on the play store I’d buy it

  • Rodeojones000

    Not getting one. Like many, many others on here, I’m planning to hang on to my unlimited data on Verizon for as long as possible. I’m what you would all a heavy user – 29.63GB in May through June (thanks to Google Music’s all access service). Unfortunately, I refuse to pay $600+ to do so. If this had been $300-$400 off contract I was prepared to buy two of them immediately. As it stands, I’ll be keeping my GNex and my wife her Bionic for the foreseeable future.

  • chris420o

    Once again…all moto x articles do is make me weep…smh

  • anywherehome

    Goggle’s phones have just the latest OS but boring…… Better to buy sgs4 or htc one with greater innovations…… Sadly
    Google takes the falling Apple’s strategy =make it simple, but= the reason Apple is falling….

  • Jeremy Pryor

    I live in a rural area ( southeast Colorado) and my S3 always has reception issues. 4g east of town, 3g in town sometimes, and randomly drops calls. In the cities it’s fine, but I’m rarely there. So I’m banking on moto’s extra antennas to pull in a better signal. If it doesn’t help, it’s goodbye Verizon and my unlimited data, and hello AT&T and Note 3 or new Nexus!

  • cancerous_it

    No just No but Fuque NOO!

  • King Lo

    Now that I’m over my initial outrage. I’ll probably still get this phone. I’ll just be waiting a couple months for the price drop and Verizon customizations.

  • RicoDelicioso

    I voted No. If they made a 5.5″ or 5.7″ Note2 type version of this phone I would totally get on board. Since getting my Note2 I won’t get anything smaller. Perfect size, perfect battery life, great screen. I’d pay $800 off contract for that. I’m liking the design of the Moto X, though, but not the innards. Hopefully they rectify this grievous mistake.

  • brad kou

    saying no because of the price. I can’t justify buying it off contract since i just got a nexus 4 a few months ago. However, i would definitely consider it if i were to renew my contract. It’s the best phone verizon has at the moment.

  • Booyabobby

    Ok LG, it your time to shine with the G2.

  • beaumac

    Like we said before, paying new item prices for a phone with last year’s specs makes no sense. It will be a G2 or HTC1 to replace my gnex.

  • guest

    so if the phone has two more cores and 108p screen, people are ok with spending $199 on this phone..and more people would say yes?

  • kazulk

    no because there isnt a microsd

  • soap

    I don’t quite understand why this is considered mid-range, If you actually use the phone it feels more fluid than some current high end phones. The chip is built off the s4 but it isn’t just the s4.

    It also costs just as much to produce this phone parts wise as it does to make any other high end phone (not including price of manufacturing in the U.S. which could make it even higher).

    Galaxy s 4: 237$

    iPhone 5: 205$

    Lumia 900: 209$

    moto x: 225$



  • Mike

    This phone makes me so happy that I bought an S4 today.

  • Mike

    No, Galaxy S4 is a better phone. Shame I was really hoping for a great device out of the Moto camp.

  • Brandon Golway

    Definitely not. I’m so glad I didn’t wait to get this and instead jumped on the S4 bandwagon 2 months ago.

  • Dave

    If it was Q4 2011 this device would be cutting edge.

  • TBolt

    Verizon is stuck with a 16GB version … weak. Verizon never offers a pure Google experience. My Rezound never gets any of the recent Android updates.

    Really considering buying something off-contract & taking it to T-Mobile.

  • No. I’m waiting for next Nexus phone at like $300 from Google.

  • Keith

    Unbelievable fail. “Lets create an inferior phone, and price it the same as those that easily surpass us and see what happens…” BANKRUPTCY!

  • Bionicman

    bwahahaha…..no. i’m perfectly happy with my Note 2 and looking forward to see the Note 3. Though I admit i had some interest in this phone especially when the off contract price rumors starting flying. oh well. i do think Moto could have done something amazing with this phone…

  • Esmegma Medieval

    Let us hope the reviews justify the $200 price on contract for a phone with mid-tier specs.

  • Mick

    At $199 for 16gb, it’s a hell-to-the-no. For that price, you can get a GS4 32gb on Amazon, with a 5″ 1080p screen, better processor, etc. Or pick up an HTC One with 1080p, better build quality, 32gb, boom sound, etc. Bang for the buck just isn’t there. Disappointed

  • jzwerlz43

    until the htc one or some other good htc phone is officially released on verizon, or when motorola makes a phone worth while “not saying this one isnt but way to high of a cost” i shall be sticking with samsung. my galaxy s3 has seen zero major problems at all. as long as verizon continues to update it i am completely satisfied where i am, looking at the note 3 as a next potential phone for now

  • ahhh yes

    Way to much cost for what you get. it should be $50 / $100 on contract and $400 / $450 off. I dont really think this thing will do very well because of pricing. especially with top tier phones in this price range….Z, ONE, S4. etc.

  • me

    Step One: Install Android 4.3 on your Galaxy Nexus
    Step Two: Wait for the Nexus 5.

  • rabidhunter

    Why should I buy the Moto X for $199 on contract when I can just as well buy the Droid Mini for $99 (perhaps $49 on Amazon). Same phone only .5″ smaller. No biggie.

    • samari711

      Don’t forget that the Mini has capacitive buttons and the X’s buttons are on screen, so you get extra actual screen area with the Mini

      • rabidhunter

        That’s true