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Where and When can I Buy the Moto X?

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Assuming you are ready to fork out $199 on contract for the Moto X, or maybe even buy it off contract, you probably want to know when and where you can do such a thing. In the list below, we’ve got the official word from each carrier. The big five in the U.S. will all carry some form of the Moto X, so you should have no problems finding it once it becomes available. 

The quick list:

  • Verizon:  Has not yet announced anything. Motorola confirmed they are carrying it.
  • AT&T:  $199 for 16GB, $249 for 32GB on 2-year contract – no launch date announced.
  • T-Mobile:  Has not yet announced anything. Motorola confirmed they are carrying it.
  • Sprint:  $199 for 16GB – no launch date announced.
  • US Cellular:  Has not yet announced anything. Motorola confirmed they are carrying it.
  • Motorola.com:  Versions from all carriers will be available here. No date announced.

Here is the official word from Motorola’s Moto X press release:

Moto X will be available in the US, Canada and Latin America starting in late August/early September.

In the US, woven black and woven white models will be available at AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless and at national retailers including Best Buy stores with a suggested retail price of $199 with a new two-year agreement. Additionally, it will be available on all carriers, including T-Mobile, at Motorola.com.

We’ll continue to update this post as dates and pricing comes in.

Via:  Motorola

  • KleenDroid

    I thought the title said “For what or why would I buy a Moto X?”.

  • Elliot Kotis

    So no international support, screw you moto.

  • Michael Taylor

    Everyone keeps talking about the phone not offering “Top of Line Best Specs”. Everyone is caught up in the Samsung/HTC/ ways and think it has to have best hardware just to be good. I despise Apple Iphone but they have shown you do not need top of line hardware as long as software runs smooth and does what you want with out hic ups. I myself can not wait for this phone as I trust Google not to have allowed this to be branded with Google backing it so highly if it was going to be bad. Can’t wait till Verizon begins to allow pre-orders.

  • blootz

    now it’s official in 6 months Motorola will layoff thousands of employees due to the failed attempt, and now is considering building a made in China phone. another failed attempt by Motorola “not surprising” just stunned that it was done under the eyes of Google.

  • Godzilla

    Where you can buy it? On E bay once the people who purchase this POS realize it sucks and want to rid themselves of it.

    What happened to the once great motorola?

  • Ryan N

    I feel that the “party” tonight will be for either:

    A. Providing alcohol to the many who need to drink away pain


    B. Getting people drunk enough to believe that the moto x is reasonably priced.

    Either way, alcohol is the answer…

  • Blue Sun

    Bionic has sure been quiet today…

  • XvierX

    I would very much like to try out this device. I think I will.

  • Blue Sun

    I need to find that cricket wave file from the Facebook First post a few months back. I feel it is applicable here.

  • Knlegend1

    I would love to buy this phone and switch between it and the HTC One….because I can.

    • Blue Sun

      You might need to get a SIM card adapter.

      • Knlegend1

        thats right it uses a micro darn

  • Tyler Casilio

    So it isn’t as cheap as we were all hoping Off Contract. Damn

  • Lou_C

    Where… When… Forgot the most relevant question: Why?

  • mike

    Definitely don’t regret buying my S4

  • Radgatt

    Waiting on the Droid-Life contest to win one of these phones…

  • RoadsterHD1

    OK, I have a question for anyone that might know something. Is MOTO coming out with a Droid MAXX 2 that sports a Quad-Core processor? Also has anybody seen any Antutu or quadrant benchmarks?

    • Marikel

      How the hell would anybody know that? You’re gonna have to wait at least another 10 months for the next DROID lineup.

      • RoadsterHD1

        PLEASE. The RAZR came out ,minutes after the Bionic.You how MOTO rolls….

        • Marikel

          Yeah, except they haven’t done anything like with the DROID line since then. They only did 3 DROID phones last year that came out at the same time, so it’s mostly the same thing this year. But you did make a point. They even had the nerve to release the Electrify M just months after the Electrify 2.

  • Jovi

    Personally I feel like Motorola does not intend to cater to the developer/tech elitist community. They even jabbed it with the last little section of their splash page “And now a message for our tech geeks” inset spec sheet. (c’mon, that is funny). If specs were that important, they would’ve been first, not last.
    They aren’t trying to win the “spec wars” because they don’t exist. My co-workers saw the commercials and were enamored with the features, not the specs. Much like unlimited data, the majority of these arguments come from a shrinking % of the base.
    I mean I may hold out for the google edition, but I like the customization feature. If my phone can set an alarm for me while I moan out of bed and is some sexy bamboo backing, I’m sorry but that is a winner to me.

  • Silver Veloz

    We NEED a Droid Life episode tonight.

  • Dan

    androidcommunity.com just confirmed AT&T said 16GB Off Contract $575 and 32GB $629.

    • Sean Bello

      I want to down vote this, but I won’t since it’s news lol

  • StankyChikin

    Personally I don’t think that the target audience for this device even knows it exists yet…

    • Render

      Yet if it had a S600 quad core processor it would be flying off shelves right? The thing is…the average person has no idea what that even means and when shown a phone that can do everything it was designed to do really well and is fully customizable…that will win over the average user.

      Last I checked the best selling computers are NOT the 8 to 16 core PCs…they are the lower power quad core PCs that can do everything the average user needs to accomplish.

      There will be a power user edition in the fall, possibly the next nexus…because now that Motorola has integrated lower power processors into their own proprietary circuit design it becomes fairly straightforward to swap two cores for four…yet Motorola will be the only company with the ability to provide the features they are providing with the Moto X with quality battery life.

      • StankyChikin

        What does this have to do with what I said?

  • Jon

    Great looking phone, was so excited at the thought of selling my GS3 and buying this off contract for $350. SHOT DOWN

  • shecalledmejay

    With the Lock Boot-loader, will there still be away to update manually to the latest Android version?

  • M3D1T8R

    The one encouraging thing here, “available on Motorola web site for ALL carriers”. Maybe, just maybe….some months down the line, we will be able to get a custom Verizon Moto X, in 32GB minimum, online for a reasonable price (<$500). Then I may still consider it.

  • NorCalGuy

    So what’s up with that LG G2? The gnex has a couple more months to wait now…unless some one figures out how to unlock the x

  • bkosh84

    Moto should be building these phones in Cleveland since we have the FACTORY OF SADNESS!

  • Moto X-Forever Alone

    300-400 off contract. I was prepared to sell my DNA and buy this phone.

  • turb0wned

    This is what happened when people get caught up listening to people like Bionic and his imaginary friend Sarge for months.

  • aDROIDfreeworld

    i estimate sales to be in the… dozens?

    • Franklin Ramsey

      I estimate their sales will probably be 2-3 million+ as the average consumer will love the customization, especially if customization doesn’t cost extra.

  • BOB Dudek

    So, I’m confused by the advertising… is this phone only for hipsters, or is it OK for normal people too?

    Ok, I don’t have a “Fixie.”

  • tyguy829

    LET THE G2 HYPEBEAST BEGIN! A year ago, who would have ever thought LG could be the one to save us Gnex owners

    • M3D1T8R

      If we don’t get the Butterfly S (DNA+), I’m starting to look to the G2 also. Problem is, I’ve grown to really dislike Samsung, and LG is trying to be a clone of Samsung. So it doesn’t feel quite right. May just stick with my DNA and its lowsy 16GB limitation for a while longer. Hey maybe next years updated X phone will be better! zzz..

  • Justin Larmay

    I think I would still be really considering it if I could customize it on Verizon right off the bat and not have to wait till the end of the year. Of course verizon would be late to the party though.

    • bkosh84

      I have a feeling it was more of AT&T throwing a crap ton of money and Moto/Google getting the exclusive jump on the customization not the fact that Verizon is late to the party.. You can blame Google/Moto for selling out

      • Dan

        This should have launched on all carriers. This was their big feature.

  • Andrew

    i personally can’t wait to have someone port the “talk to google now features”….on my quad core 1080p screen.

    • DainLaguna

      You’re interested in a port of features that make no real use of your screens resolution?

  • Silverman

    Don’t care. Not interested. I’m part of the huge crowd that has moved on.

  • Tim242

    A post on when to buy it, yet nobody has said when. What a waste of a post.

  • Tony Byatt

    All kinds of fail today for Google/Motorola…Save us Nexus…

  • jh123416

    Either way I will buy my next phone ON-contract so the price didn’t change anything for me. The one turnoff of this device is the screen. Early response from it has been it’s just not too great compared to the One or S4. So gimme an HTC One, LG G2, or a wild card on The Big Red.

    EDIT: I just really want an S800 device. I got my GNex when quad-core was becoming hip so I gotta get ahead haha

  • Bruce

    $575/$675 for 16/32gb off contract prices? No thank you!

  • elemeno

    Over it…

  • tyguy829
    • jose

      yeah, with 512MB RAM, 8 geebees internal storage.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Or they will wait a few months and start selling the current Moto X at that price point as most analysts are saying the phone costs about $225 to make for parts.


    This is why I continue to ask: “Why not just make a crazy-awesome device with the highest specs/capabilities/longevity possible?” I’d pay $600 on-contract for an end-all device and up to $1,000 off-contract. These mediocre devices that sacrifice one thing for another is an abomination to techies everywhere.

    • A device is only an “end all be all device” for 4 months. tops. Playing that game is stupid.

      OR you could spend $800 on that ubuntu phone, i guess.

      • Eh, I’m not so sure. Think about it…

        Android 5.0 drops with the launch of a brand new phone, Nexus 5.

        1080p 4.7″ FHD screen
        Zero bezel; Minimal forehead and chin.
        Slim design.
        3500 mAh battery
        An actual 8-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz
        4-8 GB of RAM (customizable)
        All the aesthetic customization options the Moto X offers

        I would definitely pay 600 dollars on contract for something like that. Though, I don’t know how possible it is 😛

        • coh303

          $600 ON contract? Ha. Ha. Wow I would want a lot more for that kinda dough!

        • Colin Zack

          8gb of ram?! 4gb is pretty insane at this point

        • geedee82

          I like how you said “an ACTUAL 8-core processor”. Haha motofail

        • DainLaguna

          The day android makes use of specs that high is a day I will have realized googles desire to optimize is nonexistent

          • Who says that both hardware and software can’t be top of the line?

            I get that Android nowadays is being built to run smoothly no matter what the hardware is, but that shouldn’t stop phone manufacturers for striving to make the best hardware on the planet.

    • Skittlez

      Look at the Droid line then i guess

  • RoadsterHD1

    Let’s go with the hands on video guys…..

  • GoBlue

    “you should have no problems finding it once it becomes available”… especially because it won’t sell out anywhere. ZING!

    • Taylor Abrahamson

      That’s exactly how I read it too.

    • EdubE24

      Go Bucks!!

      • GoBlue

        HAH! Your mascot is a nut!!

  • Randy

    Goodbye “Moto”.

  • cjohn4043

    This is what happens when a phone is hyped up so much that it turns out to be a disappointment for all. I mean, jeez people. We knew the specs already, we knew Verizon would have bloatware, and did we really think this would be a $300 phone off contract with it being made in America? Not to mention Motorola has always had a locked bootloader, and the exclusivity for customizing the phone is with AT&T at launch….at launch. Not the whole life of the device.

    • I don’t think any of us thought Google would let it go this high in terms of price.

    • MKader17

      Yes, it did not seem out of the question that a phone with less specs than the Nexus 4 could be priced less than the Nexus 4 with Google at the helm.

  • kyle

    all of droid life in the past 2 hours:


    • Rene Barba

      Did one of them fall through the floor? LoL!

      • nuhydotecus

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        I was just thinking the same
        thing. I am surprised about the event where they announced the phone,
        but didn’t really tell you when and what price you could actually buy it

      • Simon Belmont

        Hahaha. I had to rewatch the gif, but man it was worth it.

        The guy in the back and to the right all but disappeared. Made my day.

        • Rene Barba

          It made my day too, This is the funniest gif. I have seen ever.

    • eagletrippin

      hilarious how they’re so synchronized, lol

    • Jorge

      I can’t stop looking at this gif. best gif ever. all them feels..

      • Rene Barba

        I laughed so much watching this, i almost lost my breath.


      Haha, I remember watching this game the other day, after they showed Klinsmann’s reaction I searched the Internet like crazy to find a .gif of this!

    • rda990

      Just stare at the black guy and look what he does, that was me when I read all the news…

    • Michael Nichols

      My reaction was exactly like that black guy running out the back door

  • Seriously, what is so hard about a freaking launch date???

  • Hunterh2

    …does verizon think I want this?

    • They’re just hoping that you don’t know you don’t want it 😛

  • trophynuts

    ha! typical goog style. No launch dates to be found….

  • Chris Hilbert

    $200 contract price usually means ~$600 off-contract price. This needed to have the Nexus 4 price point to be a real game changer. All around fail.

  • Gnex

    I actually like it, and It’s the most nexus-ish thing VZW will be getting for a while.

    • Jonathan Berry

      You are probably very right.

    • EC8CH

      Design is perfect… everything else is not.

      • Gnex

        What don’t you like about it? Not trying to sound like a pushy bastard, but I’m just curious.

        Edit: Locked bootloader, bloat… This is gonna be a tough choice. I hope the dev community backs this thing to a reasonable extent.

        • Colin Zack

          The price for middle tier specs, for one

          • Gnex

            Specs, shmecs.

        • EC8CH

          #1 Same high price as other higher speced phones
          #2 Bloat
          #3 Bootloader locked (and probably encrypted judging on how things are going)

          Sad thing is if I had to get a new phone on Verizon right now it still would probably be at the top of my list… but it could have been so much better.

          I’m sorry but I want an honest to God Nexus device on Verizon. I think that’s what a lot of us want. Doesn’t seem like an unreasonable request.

          • Gnex

            Well sh!t. I’m willing to bet you’re one of the many DL readers with the Verizon Gnex?

            Edit: Ah, it looks as though you’ve edited your post. I feel like a bit of a wiener now.

          • EC8CH

            Yes and I think it’s great. I was looking forward to a phone with a similar design and “philosophy” on Verizon.

            The Moto X definitely has a similar design. I’m not happy about the price considering I’d be happy with a N4 on Verizon if I could get it. The ability to unlock the bootloader is really the only thing that would pull my interest back.

          • Gnex

            I agree wholeheartedly. Are you running the 4.3 ROM? It makes the Gnex feel just like it did after the 4.1 OTA.

          • EC8CH

            Not yet, I flashed the 4.3 factory image to my N7, but I haven’t updated my G-Nex yet. Sounds like I should though since you say it’s an improvement and apparently I’ll be living with it for quite a while longer.

            4.3 was also a very noticeable improvement on the N7…. 4.2 was really crap for a lot of devices. I left my wife’s G-Nex of 4.1 because it was so laggy on my phone.

          • Gnex


            You’re welcome!

          • Skittlez

            you don’t know what the off-contract price is going to be though, so how do you know it’s going to be high?

          • DainLaguna

            Its not an unreasonable request, but your carrier cares nothing about it and its not really motos job to fix.

            Bear in mind…reasons 2 and 3 apply to EVERY Verizon flagship.

            As far as specs go, if the moto x offers a nexus-ish experience and one that’s fast, fluid and pleasing to use (regardless of what benchmarks say) …do the specs really matter?

          • EC8CH

            I’m stuck on Verizon in part because of my job and my location. I would love to vote with my pocketbook as much as I can against the things that I think are screwed up in the US wireless market that allows carriers to force the issues I listed. Which basically makes me interested in anything that forces any device openness into Verizon. That’s where I’m coming from, and that’s why I’m disappointed that the Moto X didn’t really deliver in those areas.

            Yet I still think it has a great design, and I would love to support Moto’s decision to use basically stock android in their OS.

            As far as specs go, I told bought the G-Nex telling myself just what you said about specs not really mattering. Unfortunately that phone’s performance didn’t age well, although that might be due to the poor performance 4.2 induced on devices in general. That experience still makes me wary of ignoring specs because of the promise of optimized stock performance running on lower specs.

    • steevka

      Verizon s4 running a google play edition s4 rom.

  • Kevin

    welp… back to debating the htc one, gs4, or the G2

  • When will they announce the off contract price? If it’s $349 I’ll still consider it. If it’s any higher than that there’s no chance this is going to be a successful product.

    • ssl48

      $575 for the 16gb variant.

      • Jason Downing

        fact or speculation?

        • Charlie R.

          AT&T has confirmed $575 for the 16gb version. Expect Verizon to follow suit.

        • This is all speculation. Nothing official has been announced in terms of off-contract price (as far as I’m aware).

          With that being said, I would expect it to follow the smartphone trend of 199 on contract, at least 550 off.

    • Charlie R.

      $575 for the 16gb off-contract.

  • zmancbr

    $600+ off contract for last year’s phone and OH WAIT I’m on the big Vagina so I get to wait for them to decide to release it in 2014 so it can really be pimipin the specs! Umm I’ll PASS!

    • ToddAwesome

      you had me a big vaginas!

    • Franklin Ramsey

      This explains why so maybe people are still with the Big V.

    • Patrick Jewell

      Honestly, I do not know where you guy’s get off assuming this phone would be anything cheaper than normal priced phones.

      It’s being produced in Texas…not manufactured over seas. How on Earth did you guys ever think this phone would be 400 dollars?

      That would be giving phones away. Actually I am quite surprised it is as cheap as it is. Last year’s tech or not.

      • Kyle Wilkins

        I see a lot of people saying something similar to what you stated. “What did you expect? It is built in the US so of course the price is high.” I agree at the price point of $300. If someone thought that this phone or any solid device made in the US would be $300 they are crazy. $400-$450 16GB and $450-$500 32GB is reasonable and doable. You have to remember that they are buying the materials and components in such huge bulk they are getting a fair to good deal on them. Not to mention that most components are not the ‘latest and greatest’. I bet it costs them around $200-$230 to manufacture one phone. I would be comfortable in betting that robots and machines out number the amount of workers actually producing these phones as well. People are using the ‘Made in the USA’ argument as a crutch. I would assume that this being the first installment of a new line of phones they would also want to keep the price lower than the standard to draw a fan base and get the phone and brand out there to help the company that is falling off the map.

        As far as I know the MSRP hasn’t been officially announced yet so I am not going to jump on the hate bandwagon (yet). I still see some hope for this phone. Even made in the USA products can still be competitively priced maybe a hair higher but not much. I was sold on this phone at the thought of $500 32GB off contract but the rumors of the prices I have seen today have totally taken it and upgrading at the moment out of the picture for me.

  • Ekubahn

    @VZnews has tweeted its coming soon.. just not date.

    and apparently off contract is about $580. Basically same as what an S3 would run at this point.

  • Wolfpack93

    1) When will the HTC One release on Verizon and will there be developer support?
    2) Which other carrier has the best data coverage in NC?

    • I go to NCSU, and from your name I take it you do as well. Unforunately, Verizon is the best.

    • TylerCameron

      Unfortunately, it’s just Verizon and AT&T.

  • Jacob Buys

    This feels like the xbox one all over again :3

    • If anything, worse. The Xbox One isn’t THAT overpriced. This phone is WAY overpriced, and in a much more competitive market, the Moto X needed to have a competitive price. I just don’t see the point in selling my soul to Verizon for another two years and paying 199 just so I can have a phone that looks cool but operates at an “acceptable” level.

      • Turb0wned

        Nothing wrong with the XBox one price after they removed the DRM crap. Everything is wrong with this. Here i was thinking I was going to order one on Google Play today…..

        • imnotmikal

          But the DRM for the Xbox One was going to enable you to play your entire games library without needing the disk. :/

          • Fozzybare

            no one understands that…im so sad they took that out 🙁

          • FLHC

            You can still do that if you buy the games digitally…. the xbox 360 supports that now. I don’t see the difference.

          • imnotmikal

            This is true, but I (and many others) prefer disk copies. Mostly due to preorders (I have 19 active preorders right now…) and other special editions.

            Nonetheless, this is Droid-Life, not Xbox-Life. 😉

  • Michael Suriel

    This post only matters to the five people that are still considering it.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      And to the guys at droid-life. They eat off your clicks.

    • EC8CH

      It’s a shame because I still really like the design. I could look past the so-so specs and screen if it offered something more to the consumer like a retail price that isn’t crazy or a bootloader that isn’t totally locked down.

      Otherwise this is basically the shame deal we’ve always had with Moto phones on Verizon… just swap out the old Droid Branding and add in the new Moto Branding.

      • Justin W

        I don’t get why people are considering these prices “crazy” when both HTC and Samsung are doing it. Their “mini” versions which use similar specs (without the X8 architecture) cost around $500, why can’t Moto upcharge for the custom software and architecture they built specifically for this device?

        • tyguy829

          because htc and samsung use 1080p screens, newer processors, bigger screens, etc. I’m not saying any of that stuff is necessary or ‘better’ to the average user, but if Motorola is using cheaper, older tech components, it should not be priced the same. It’s robbery.

          EDIT: Sorry, missed the mini part. To respond to that, how many people have you seen with the S4 mini or One mini? I’ll bet 0 because they are also ridiculous and not selling either.

          • Daeshaun Griffiths

            don’t carriers control how much they want to charge for it? Because vz had the note 2 for 300, while amazon has it for 200, and sprint has it for 250, (numbers aren’t exact but in the ball park)

          • Justin W

            They each subsidize it differently, but the “MSRP” price is generally set by the manufacturer.

          • NexusMan

            Wow….all this time and I never realized the iPhone 5 is mid range. Does the rest of the world know that? They’d better lower those prices too!

          • George264

            iPhone has iPhone advantages that android doesn’t have. Like the ecosystem and the software. And the brand name. Moto is runnin the same software with the same App Store with worse specs overall but charges the same is outrageous.

          • Robert Boluyt

            The iPhone started slightly above midrange, but has been sliding down to just above low end in the present day, going by technical stats. Apple’s strength is its ecosystem and walled garden, a garden thats increasingly finding itself without compelling reasons to stay inside.

          • Fifth313ment

            What are you smoking? The iPhone has a crappy battery and screen size but considering they only release an update every year the processor is still comparable. And their GPU just blow away anything Android has, maybe not the Tegra 4 but that tech is still limited to the Nvidia Shield. The iPhone benchmarks are impressive considering it’s age. And this is coming from an Android fanboy, lol, who hates apple. I wish Android manufacturers would use the same GPU’s as Apple.


          • Robert Boluyt

            Check the die size of the PowerVR GPUs Apple’s using. The Adreno 320s are well matched for what they do and the OS itself isn’t as GPU dependent.

          • Sean Bello

            they shouldn’t be allowed to sell that phone at that price. especially considering there’s at least 2 android phones that cost $1 that have the same or better specs.

        • T4rd

          Because those prices for the One Mini and GS4 Mini are “crazy” too. No one is going to buy a mediocre phone for $500+. People were expecting Moto to break that trend and offer an affordable phone for all carriers without requiring a contract. Instead they’re doing the polar opposite by charging high-end prices for a mid-range phone.

        • EC8CH

          For One the CEO of Moto stated the current retail price of phones was too high and those levels would not last.

          • aDROIDfreeworld

            yes he did – unfortunately that officially makes him a liar

          • bkosh84

            Not really… He didn’t make any statement saying the Moto X would buck that trend.. He just stated that they were too high..

          • EC8CH

            Says prices are too high

            Sells his lower speced product at those prices

          • bkosh84

            So it doesn’t make him a liar.. It makes him a hypocrite.. lol

          • Skittlez

            no one has seen an off-contract price yet…

          • sc4fpse

            Scumbag Motorola.

          • NexusMan

            Did I miss something? Were the off contract prices announced?

          • Robbie Gerling

            If Motorola/Google really wanted to change the playing field here with the Moto X, then they should be marketing the hell out of this phone off-contract for the same price(ish) as the Nexus 4. Just as they did with the Nexus 7, they should either plan on barely breaking even in terms of device costs or take a small hit in order to try and move the market away from these ridiculously high prices and income models.

            Moto’s CEO started all this with the Moto X by saying what he did; so far we’re not seeing any licks of it [at all]

          • Sacrifist

            You realize that, to get on all the carriers and into their storefronts, you have to play nice, right? It’s an unfortunate truth, but Moto needs this phone to be seen, since the average person doesn’t buy their phone online or off-contract.

            Charging low off-contract prices would not make the carriers happy at all, and until Moto has a little more clout they need to make some compromises.

        • Skittlez

          what i don’t get is why people automatically think off-contract will be $500-$600. the nexus 4 was $199 on contract at t-mobile and $427 off. and $350 at google.

          • Justin W

            AT&T said they’d be charging $575/$629 for the device at 16Gb and 32Gb off contract. I couldn’t find a source for it, so take it as you will, but it seems highly likely if they are subsidizing it down to a price of $199/$249.

          • Skittlez

            i wonder what motorola will sell it for

          • NexusPhan69

            Actually, he may have a valid point. T-Mobile sells the Nexus 4 for $432! I think there is hope for a $399 Moto X on Google play. I think the more we vocally complain, the better chance Google will listen to us.

          • Mondo

            You talking about the 32GB Nexus? I bought my Nexus 4 for $408 after taxes from T-Mo

          • NexusPhan69

            Uh what? There is no 32GB Nexus 4 for starts. And see attached image from T-Mobile. And that’s before taxes. I have no clue what you’re talking about.

        • j

          $500-600 is crazy for any phone in my opinion. Companies can afford to give a $100 discount. Apple consistently surpasses 20% profit margin every quarter. Even Moto is above 10% recently. For comparison, that’s higher than mega rich Exxon.

          • Justin W

            I agree that $500-$600 is excessive, but the $300 Google’s charging for the Nexus 4 is below cost. I think their next device will be lower in price (some rumors say the moto x will be discounted when sold from Moto, but I’m not sure about that).

          • NexusPhan69

            The recent financials report indicated and estimated cost of $235 with Texas assembly for the Moto X. They can still profit with a sell price of $349. Google makes money off of the Nexus 4 with similar costs. Profit margin in the smartphone business is way too high right now.

          • Justin W

            The cost of making/assembling the device may be $235, but that’s completely ignoring shipping the device, overhead, R&D, etc.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        question: is the price and locked bootloader really what phandroids are complaining about? The Play price isn’t known yet, which is where most of the readers would get it from.

        • Jeremy Martin

          There wont be a Verizon version on the play store..i would bet money on that. Thats what has me bent out of shape.

          • Skittlez

            motorola will sell all the versions. you won’t have to buy from verizon

        • EC8CH


          And the Play price is almost assured to be just as high as other GPE phones, and that doens’t really matter anyway since it will never be on Verizon.

          • Skittlez

            go look at specs of the play phones and tell me which one this phone is closest to. then tell me how much that phone costs. voila

          • NexusPhan69

            Actually. I just realized T-Mobile sells the Nexus 4 for $432. Maybe, just maybe we have a shot at $399 for a Google Play Moto X (not verizon). I really, really hope so. Please!!!

        • InvaderDJ

          …Yes? With a $199 on contract price it is extremely likely that the unsubsidized price whether from the Play Store or Motorola will be the standard $500+. Additionally, if Motorola had something exciting to say about the off contract price not saying it now would be a huge blunder.

          There’s also the likely possibility that the Play edition will be exclusive to GSM carriers. That isn’t surprising knowing how much Verizon hates each and every one of its customers but it will be disappointing.

      • Michael Nichols

        Even a $400 off contract price I would’ve considered!!

        • EC8CH

          Exactly… me too.

        • Skittlez

          who says it’s not going to be $400?

          • wynalazca

            AT&T’s off contract price has been listed as $575 and $625. No word yet on the price direct from moto.

          • tyguy829

            if the moto direct price was as cheap as you are hoping, don’t you think they would have made a big deal about it?

          • lye

            They could maybe take over the market if they just sold this version at a loss and made moto x widespread so they have momentum for future versions.

          • tyguy829

            Oh I completely agree and am as dissappointed as the next guy. All I’m saying is that if they were going to do this with the ones on their site, they would have made sure everyone knew it.

          • michael arazan

            Technically it is going to be a loss, cause no one is gonna buy it now

        • michael arazan

          I would have paid $450 for a 32 gb model.

    • Fifth313ment

      Exactly, the price really blew me away, I never thought they would charge that much. And don’t give me because it’s made in America, as Americans won’t buy American unless they are giving them away for free sadly. Just look at our automobile market for proof. I would pay a little more to buy American if the Moto X had, had current tech but never for year old tech.


      • Dane Carpenter

        But it is hard to find a car that isn’t made in the US. All car manufacturers seem to make their cars on US soil now for US customers. Most car manufacturers like BMW, VW, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, and Subaru build most of their cars in the states. These companies do still build their limited production vehicles elsewhere like the WRX STI, and LFA, What’s sad is companies like Audi that have their production facilities in Mexico creating cars for Americans.

  • Jacob Buys

    More like where and when can i not buy one? RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW, no thanks ill get the gs4

  • TSK

    After coming to grips with my disappointment, I am now HIGHLY intrigued to hear whats up with this Motorola meeting that supposedly happening later this evening, as well as some “people in the know” who said their “media embargo” didn’t lift until 9PM?

  • Chris Hilbert

    Biggest disappointment. I had high hopes of going back to my Droid 1 days with Motorola. Guess I’ll be sticking with my GS3 for a while longer.

  • Artune

    Looks like I’ll be kicking it with my GNEX for another 6 months on VZW until something new pops up. Still working great i guess.

  • samosa king

    They better he shipping in the UK or they will not receive any samosa from me.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    it’s the smartest smartphone. I”m getting it day 1 of the play store release. Army green, white, or black. Is there a camo option.

  • No plans to sell in Europe…why are Moto so annoying when it comes to releasing phones worldwide? The whole Droid/Milestone debacle for instance…

  • dtraini30

    Verizon announced it plus a tease at Moto Maker https://twitter.com/VZWnews/status/363011634270191617

    • EC8CH

      Why do they even bother with social media accounts?

      Every time I ever look at the comments it’s always a total hatefest from their customers.

      • tyguy829

        LOL so true. We should all spam their twitter and facebook with some pre-determined message telling them we are not happy

  • Adam Collins

    No longer caring. I’ve lost hope.

  • Off-Contract price? I see it being hard for Moto to sell a lot of these if the off contract price is anywhere over $400

    • Omar Amer

      expect it to be over $500 off contract.

      • jose

        Starts at $575 for 16 geebees version IIRC

    • Charlie R.

      It’s already confirmed to start at $575. So yes, way over $400.

      • Not confirmed, tinkered rumored.

        • Charlie R.

          The AT&T off-contract pricing is confirmed. The other carriers off-contract pricing will likely be the same, if not more.

          • Not saying for sure, but look at the nexus 4 off contract price on tmobile. It’s a lot more than the play store price. I’m hoping they do Thai.

  • OnlyNexus

    At the disappointment factory.

  • EC8CH

    Don’t Care

    • jose

      LOL. This blog post only confirmed that nothing is confirmed.

      • WAldenIV

        The big product announcement seems even more pointless after reading this post and realizing that no important information was really provided today.

        • jose

          You have a point. The only REAL news we learned today was the on-contract price of $199. They revealed nothing else that we didn’t already know. And just that was enough to send the internet world into a blind rage. HAHA Moto failed so hard.

        • Bryan

          I was just thinking the same thing. I am surprised about the event where they announced the phone, but didn’t really tell you when and what price you could actually buy it at.