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Motorola Hosting Cyber Monday Deal, Grab an Off Contract Moto X for Just $349

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If shopping online is more of your thing rather than standing in lines on Black Friday, Motorola announced that they will host a special Cyber Monday deal for those who look to pick up the company’s 2013 flagship device, the Moto X

Motorola is selling all Moto X phones for $150 off, bringing the grand total to $349 for a 16GB model or $399 for 32GB. The deal includes Moto X devices bought off of MotoMaker, as well as Developer Edition units.

$349 for the Moto X is an absolute steal – we just wish the wood backs were ready by then. Picking one up?

Via: +Motorola
Cheers Brad!
  • Dave F

    I am currently a verizon customer; but don’t want to extend my contract. I want to buy a moto x to use on verizon, then change to another carrier in a year or so. What type of off-contract moto X do I need to buy? Developer edition? CDMA? GSM? I just don’t know.

  • Phil Hyde

    Website is working fine for me, but no sale price on Moto X.

  • kash521

    Moto’s site is getting slammed. Giving me an internal server error.

    • ssl48

      Yep, same message I’m getting.

  • mattybeee

    Moto’s site is down – can’t handle the traffic and the sale hasn’t even started yet. Fantastic.

    • ssl48

      Yes, it’s quite annoying that the site is already down prior to the sale even starting!

  • Josh Rabinowitz

    load balancing fail

  • A.Miller

    Are we talking midnight Eastern Standard Time?

  • buton

    This is a great deal…if you sign up for finance 12 months for a developer edition is 33 dollars a month…. i will just not go out one friday night to dinner every month with my wife… for year jajaj…

  • xiaomei
  • kash521

    I think I just might get the X and sell my S4!

  • HarvesterX

    Call me crazy but I’ve used both the X and G2 (granted, the G2 longer), and I’d happily pay the extra $100,or whatever it is now off contract price for the G2. Price HAS to be the deciding factor here because I can listen to this and that all day long but as a developer (now for mobile devices), there differences between the two are huge. Then again since the future of LG is stupidly up I’m the air concerning them continuing to develop phones, then this is a great buy here if you are looking to upgrade. Suggesting this to anyone who’s used to development though isnt a good idea. Say, anyone coming from a Galaxy Nexus. Grab the G2 not this. Anyone else not worried about letting the potential of their phone fly….then this deal CANNOT be beat

  • chris_johns

    ugh…i really dont have 400 to waste on a new phone…but this might be to good to pass up….now only questino is dev edition or moto maker…god i hate moto why the F wouldnt they just make dev edition a motomaker option so i dont have to pick a stupid blackwhite phone when i wanna make my own…honestly though theres like no dev support for this phone which has been holding me back and w.e support there is its mostly for non dev edition…only thing dev edition has is a working twrp

    • guest

      Once you get the phone you will understand why they’re is no dev supports with roms Its perfect phone no need to tinker with it

  • Hothfox

    UGH. I’m going to have to take advantage of this. I tried out AT&T and the Nexus 5, but Verizon definitely has their coverage beat everywhere I have to be. Speed goes to AT&T, but if I can’t even get signal in some places, that’s kind of pointless.

  • fitzgerald52

    what’s the return policy? I just got the Moto X DE for VZW less than 2 weeks ago…I’d like to see if I can get some money back

    • Hothfox

      I just spoke with a rep (for different reasons) and their return window is 14 days after you receive the device.

  • Pat Leck

    I am never sure about these new phones, I guess I will have to try it out myself.

    http://68e1509c.theseforums.com

  • mcdonsco

    Strange…I dont need this, I already have a droid maxx, arguably a better phone, yet for some reason at this price I want to buy it…wtf?

  • slider112

    Decisions, decisions…

    Current VZW GNex owner here, grandfathered in to unlimited data, contract up on 12/15… I could either:

    1) Buy the Moto X Developer Edition on Monday, stay with VZW, keep unlimited data, month to month, no contract. (up front cost $400)

    2) G2 on ATT, running PA kit kat 4.4 ROM, 6GB per month, no unlimited, 2 yr contract (up front cost $99)

    3) Nexus 5 on ATT, 6GB per month, no unlimited, month to month, no contract (up front cost $400)

    First world problems.

  • Mentaltofu

    Dumb question: these phones are off contract, but are they still tied to the carrier you select when you build them? I.e. Can I get a gsm variant and switchboards t-mobile to att just by swapping sims? Are these actually unlocked?

    • bd1212

      You can use the T-Mobile one with AT&T, and vice versa. The only exception is with Verizon. Their variant can only be used on Verizon, no other carrier.

      • mentaltofu

        Thanks for the reply!

  • Deva

    Wish I would be in USA for this deal.. sad I am from INDIA 🙁
    Enjoy Guys purchase Moto X on Monday

  • Such

    Anyone on Verizon get the DE for sure! Trust me its 100% worth it. It takes like 30 seconds to flash recovery & root.. It almost feels like there should be more steps but it’s really that easy.

    • JoshGroff

      It is basically a nexus, I’m assuming just fastboot OEM unlock and flash recovery + su zip? Was like that with the Xoom as well. I’ve been itching to give Motorola my money, and this sale looks like the perfect time. (GSM dev unlocked for me though)

  • CensoredByU

    Now Moto is coming out to play . This is a hell of a move.

  • Daniel J. Peters

    I’m on unlimited data, VZW. Will I need root acces on a moto x to run a tethering app? (Obviously, I don’t want to pay for tethering). This is there only reason I would buy the Dev. Edition. Gonna be sad to last my Gnex to rest…

    • M3D1T8R

      When I tested it a while back FixFi did work on the Moto x. I think it still does. Hope so, as this is essential for me. But if I decide to get one I will probably get the Dev Edition just in case I need the option in the future.

  • Mooses

    Does PDANet+’s Foxfi wifi tethering work with 4.4 on the Moto X? I have to use my unlimited for internet quite often and I need to be able to wifi hotspot my phone.

    • M3D1T8R

      Worked before, not sure if 4.4 broke it, doubt it.

  • mlawlor777

    so i just bought one a few days ago and its sitting at my house. does that mean i have to return it and then re buy it? or do you think that i will be able to get $150 back on my purchase? i knew i should have waited too.

  • chris125

    moto is going to be losing a lot of money with all these returns of phones recently bought to get this deal.

  • Justin Payne

    Damn you Motorola! I just received my VZW Dev edition this afternoon, now see this 🙁

  • Kyle

    Getting up at midnight to be 1000% sure i get one!!!!

  • Justin W

    I feel bad for buying a Moto X last week… Just got it today, and now I’m contemplating returning it for this deal…

    • Droid4life

      I’m in same exact position.

    • jess

      Nothing to contemplate. Buy on monday, if it goes well, return.

  • BlackMaGiC1o0

    Lmaoo I swear its like droid life brings more bad news about ppl who pulled the trigger on the Moto X when moto maker went live on the 11th. BLASPHEMY!!!

  • Sina

    I was banking on the wood backs coming out by Friday, if not, was gonna order anyway. Now im going to have to wait till Monday. The phone gods are on my side wood backs or not.

  • Hans Dirk Kwazneski

    Should I keep my LG G2, orrrrr get this….

  • Brendan Small

    Wish I didn’t jump on the VZW 50$ off Moto X. Lost my unlimited data. I couldn’t take Gnex anymore and now I am loading my revolver and writing a will.

    • IDunnoMyName

      You have 14 days to switch back and I believe that deal started on 11/14, so you should have at least one more day to get an RMA.

  • Scott Capodice

    Would this be much of an upgrade to my S3? I mean, I follow this, but I’m looking for personal thoughts of people that have had both…comparisons of battery life and such?

    • BlackMaGiC1o0

      The Moto X battery life is superb go look at MKBHD review on it. Pretty much sold me on it and I am VERY happy i went with it. It’s snappy hasnt slowed down me yet and I never have to worry about battery life compared to my GNEX. So far I’ve gotten about 4 hr 30mins of onscreen time and still had about 18% battery life left on before i charged it.

    • hkklife

      Better camera on the S3. S3 has microSD slot for additional storage. S3 screen is a tad larger *and* has more viewable space due to the hard & capacitive buttons.
      S3 has a user-replaceable battery, which is nice. S3 probably has more available aftermarket accessories than any non-Apple phone on the market.

      X has a 32GB internal storage option (32GB S3s are rare and discontinued) as well as MotoMaker. X has leagues better build quality, formfactor, UI, battery life and reception.

      X is a much newer handset and it’s from Moto, so it will probably keep getting updated long after the S3 is EOL’d (assuming Motorola stays in business). Plus, no bloatware on X. I would definitely go from a 16GB S3 to a 32GB X. From 16GB to 16GB…probably not based on my usage (lots of locally stored media & camera usage) but if you can comfortably live in the cloud and are on a grandfathered unlimited plan, then it’s a no brainer.

      • Scott Capodice

        Yeah, that’s my thing. My S3 is 16GB and I’m just kind of over the dang thing. It’s not bad and it’s still snappy and all I gotta run nova to cover up crap wiz. I do like some of the features on the X. I have grandfathered unlimited so I gotta buy outta contract to keep that anyhow. And I want to be able to leave verizon at any time if I want. I have been saying if I could find a X at less than 400 I’d be interested. Here it is…brand new…customized for me if I want even…do I bite. I’m also wondering what moto x 2 would look like, but that might be another 6-8 months away. I’m just trying to figure out if the couple of new features is worth the price. I’m also getting horrible battery life on my s3 cuz I dont have great reception at work so its always searching for signal. I’m just worried I’ll spend 350-400 bucks and be in basically the same situation I’m in now….tethered to a cable often..

        • M3D1T8R

          Reception is somewhat better on the moto x. Don’t know if it will be enough better to solve your situation. Battery will be better somewhat. Screen about the same or a little better on x. X will definitely be faster and smoother running, assuming you’re Samsung stock. (Edit: I see you are not.) More ram in the x, faster gpu and cpu. Feel of the moto x is much better. Feels smaller and better in hand though screen size is actually about the same. You’ll be giving up the micro SD slot, if that’s a big issue for you. Probably the biggest issue for me and why I finally sold my s3 was Samsung’s god awful buttons. Terrible physical home button and backwards other buttons, no recent apps button. And you’ll have 4.4 right away and probably fairly quick updates in future. And the Motorola features like Active Notifications.

          To sum up, the moto x will definitely be an upgrade. Enough of one, up to you to decide. But this is a heck of a deal, if I were still in your situation (I went to a G.Nexus for a short while then my current DNA earlier this year), I would definitely jump on this. Even if a moto x 2 comes out in 6-8 months, it won’t likely be down to $400 until maybe next Black Friday, a year from now.

          I’m in the same boat but now seriously considering this deal to upgrade from my DNA, which won’t be nearly as big an upgrade as from the S3. I miss the 96gb I had in my s3s3 (32 internal plus 64sd)… 32 is nowhere close but a lot better than 16. That and better battery is leaning me toward getting the Dev Edition, but not sure.

          Please let me know what you ended up deciding, and come back to write about your comparison after if you do get it, especially reception. Check the -dBm signal strength on your s3, then after you get the moto x and let me know! Good luck.

          • Scott Capodice

            I am running nova on the s3. That does give me a soft touch multi task button. But boy do I love that thing when on my N7! I think I am going to try to score this with the 32gb since I have the 16gb s3 with a 16 gb card. The last moto phone I had was the bionic so I’m apprehensive about the phone. But after months on months of great reviews.. I don’t think I’ll regret it. .Thanks for the response!

      • Scott Capodice

        OH yeah and about the camera…i can never get good pics if anything is slightly moving with the s3. I dont think the moto x camera could be worse. And as far as the screen…I really hate the hard button…too apple-ish for me..

  • Ry Sav

    Why don’t I have an extra $399 lying around!!!! Need to get rid of my Gnex, but need to save unlimited!!!!

    • trd105

      Same Boat. It would be awesome if they were able to include the 12 month free financing on it then just pay $50 a month for 8 months.

  • M3D1T8R

    I just might have to sell my DNA and jump on the Dev Edition for $400. This is the price point I’ve been waiting for. Need more storage, and might as well get the Dev Edition if I’m going Verizon 32GB, though I’d rather have a black back. Do we know when exactly this go live, maybe Sunday night?

  • Larry Bublitz

    This is a good sign. $349 fits perfectly with the 16GB Moto G at $199, and I’m hoping we’ll see the $349 be permanent after the holidays. This gives Moto a chance to release the next high-end version at $499-599 again (and the usual contract prices).

    • Scott Capodice

      This should have been the price from the beginning…would have outsold all of them. At least the black/white versions. If you had to pay more for the custom one, that would make sense.

      • hkklife

        This 1000x. Had they hit the ground with these prices AND 32GB version availability on all carriers (forget Maker, just black and white color choices would have been sufficient) , Moto could have been in drastically better shape already.

        Instead of paying off bloggers, that $500 M warchest should have been used to subsidize the hardware and allow for lower margins.

        • guesswhat

          paying bloggers seriously? did they pay every independent blogger out there? everyone universally appreciated the phone .not sure where you are coming from ..i think people like you are so much stuck up on the 720p and dual core ..that they dont want to believe that this phone is good ..

      • Larry Bublitz

        Totes McGotes

  • RobRomeo

    Just got an N5 but seriously considering hopping on this deal and selling the n5Nothing against the nexus really but what do you guys think??

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      Unless you’re trying to jump to Verizon, keep the Nexus. You’ll be happier in the long run should you decide to get into ROM or kernel flashing.

  • JT

    Question: If i just got an N5 and I’m on tmobile, how would i be able to get the sim card to work on this? If I’m correct, the sim cards are different sizes? This deal is incredible

    • moelsen8

      get a nano sim cutter for like $10 on amazon. or cut very carefully. and then sand it, try to fit it, sand it a little more. it’s pretty quick and easy.

      • JT

        Is there any way to do it so that i can keep and use both phones? I just got the N5 a few weeks ago, but this deal is way too good.

        • Grasshopper239

          there should be nano to micro adapters available, look on amazon

          • JT

            Do those usually work well?

          • moelsen8

            well enough I guess. mine came with adapters. its not pretty but it works. sandpaper helps.

          • Andromedo

            Not in my experience. The couple I’ve tried add too much thickness for the micro SIM slot. I’m talking like one sheet of paper’s thickness is too much.

            My solution was to cut the middle out of the adapter and verrrrry carefully tape the SIM into the middle of it.

            Not ideal by any means.

    • therock

      T-Mobile has Nano Sims available on their site for free right now. I picked up 2 the other day

  • Anthony_Armando

    I am jumping on this deal for sure!

  • they call me Rob

    I’ve been trying to get a new Moto X or a new HTC One via swappa but it’s been hit/miss…if the $150 off applies to the $550 Verizon Dev Edition, I’m in for A $400 upgrade of my Galaxy Nexus!

    • scotch1337

      do you know if the VZ edition has the same bloatware?

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        As far as I know the only difference is that the developer edition Moto X has an unlockable bootloader. Same as the regular Verizon Moto X in every other way.

  • Joshua Hernandez

    This stinks since I just bought a Moto X last week…

    • jess

      Buy on Monday, return the one you bought last week. It’s not only the smart thing to do, it’s completely valid reason to do so.

  • NeedName

    Can anyone tell me how good miracast is on this device for 1080p video playback and gaming? I’ve heard miracast kinda sucks for anything beyond mirroring.

  • Ryan Gullett

    I wonder how limited this deal is going to be. “supplies are limited” was on their G+ page…I was thinking about selling my contract vzw phone and going with this one. But now I might just have to wait to see if I can get this deal first then sell my other Moto X.

  • ddevito

    I’m getting one – I loved my X before I dumped Verizon. To be honest I can’t determine which phone I like more, the X or the Nexus 5.

  • s0nic69

    Hey guys, i am debating about motox carrier vs developer edition. I want root, so thinking about developer edition, but cant find how to root, is it the same way as carrier edition? are they both as hard to root?

    • moelsen8

      developer edition: fastboot oem unlock {code}, fastboot flash recovery recovery.img (this being the TWRP you can find on xda). then go into recovery and it asks to root your phone for you. that rockmymoto/slapmymoto stuff on the locked versions is a pain in the ass to perform and a pain in the ass to use. had an at&t model for a while and my wife has a vzw. it’s nice to be on the DE again now. of course you could always root the DE with those methods too, but no reason not to unlock the BL.

      • s0nic69

        Hey thanks a lot @moelsen8:disqus ! Sounds easy enough!

        • moelsen8

          sure. if you know how to use adb and fastboot it’s literally as easy as it looks.

          • s0nic69

            Yea @moelsen8:disqus , i was able to root my galaxy nexus (verizon) and HTC Incredible with fastboot and adb. If you know of any guides though, please post, would be greatly appreciative.

          • moelsen8

            here’s one. same steps basically. starts from after unlocking the bootloader.

            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2536200

          • s0nic69

            Owe you a beer moelsen8, great guide, even talks about kitkat, just what i needed.

          • s0nic69

            Owe you a beer @moelsen8:disqus, great guide, even talks about kitkat, just what i needed.

  • bvsbutthd101

    This is great, I can finally upgrade from my Gnex on verizon. Now which one to get. Regular or Dev version. I need the option to tether so maybe the dev edtion would be best since rooting will be easier.

  • Adam

    I just returned my Nexus 7 that I got for $50 off today, only to find out the Moto X deal is going to have a limited supply. That fact was conspicuously absent from this article. All eggs are officially in one basket.

    • sirmeili

      Where did you get that information (About the limited supply)?

      • Adam

        Motorola posted it on their Google+ page.

  • arthuruscg

    Is Amazon price matching?

    • Maxim∑

      Im wondering the same

  • flosserelli

    Freakin’ sweet. I was thinking about getting one for my Dad, this seals the deal.

  • CaptainHowdy13

    If I hadn’t just bought an N5 I would be sold.

    • jamdev12

      Return it. I just returned mine yesterday. I was tired of waiting for Google to fix the darn camera on the darn thing. I’m also disappointed at the speakers and battery. Getting a MotoX on Monday so it will be. Now what colors do I want on my phone?

      • Larizard

        was it easy to return? my n5 is coming next week, but im really thinking of getting this moto x deal.. not sure how hard it is to return the n5.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Looks like it’ll be white face, navy back and red accents. Go Pats! Sweet deal.

    • bored_guest

      Pats all day!

  • Scott Capodice

    I asked and you found it Tim…nice work…LOL!

  • Futbolrunner

    I hope they will open this up to the Droid MAXX

    • ETPhoneHomeT

      I doubt it, but I’m hoping too!

    • Dylan

      I was almost ready to settle on a Maxx. For a $250 difference I’m thinking I may see how the battery holds up on the X.

  • MafiaMM

    So on Cyber Monday, where exactly do we go to buy it? Motorola.com???

    • StuckOnVerizonForever
      • MafiaMM

        No where does the article state where you can buy the phone once it goes on sale Cyber Sunday.

        • Ryan Gullett

          “Motorola announced they will host…”

        • grandautotheft5

          Motomaker.com

  • middlehead

    Anybody know where to find decent signal strength reviews/comparisons these days? I’m generally happy with my current phone, except I’m finding more areas where I don’t get much strength but friends or coworkers do. My manager’s old-ass Rezound gets more reliable signal at my desk than my phone does 🙁

    • TC Infantino

      The app “Cell Phone Coverage Map” seems like a good one.

      • middlehead

        Phones, not carriers.

        • TC Infantino

          Ah, sorry. I misunderstood. I would say that you really can’t go wrong with Motorola phones. There is a reason that people cite Moto radios as a plus in comparisons with other phones.

          • middlehead

            That’s what I remember historically, but I’m hoping to find something recent to back it up.

  • JoshGroff

    If this works with their payment plan thing, I’m all over it!

    • gooner13

      I don’t see why it wouldn’t. It’s not over $549, so no 18 month financing, but there should be 12 month financing available on it.

  • Maybe I’m crazy, but is anyone else considering selling their G2 and getting the Moto X?

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Absolutely not. Cant lose the camera, battery life, and power. Oh and screen size.

      • Sean Walton

        Have you used the Moto X?

        • StuckOnVerizonForever

          I dont need too. Ive seen it at the store and have heard many things about it. If you like it. Good for you. I don’t.

          • Sean Walton

            You have never used it so you don’t like it LOL. SMH

            Cheers!

      • I picked up a G2 again when Amazon had that price screw-up, and man, it really is a nice phone. Insanely fast, beautiful display, and a pretty amazing camera for a smartphone. I think my only issue with it is the super glossy nastiness on the back. Let me MotoMaker a G2! 😛

        • Maxim∑

          I refreshed the amazon page this morning and they fixed it -.-. Would you recommend the G2?

          • Overall I love it, especially the edge to edge display. There’s just something about having a phone built specifically for you that’s just awesome 😛

        • AdDoBe

          Just pick up an Incipio Feather case from Amazon. That’s what my wife and I did. They’re super lightweight and now she has the pink phone that she wanted without having to wait for Motomaker (we picked up G2’s during Verizon’s “glitch”)

    • Mitch

      I am… Screen size is only thing holding me back. I find the G2s to be perfect size wise

      • Same here, that’s what’s holding me back, but there’s something about the Moto X I just love!

      • flosserelli

        Agreed. That is the only thing keeping me from ditching my Note 2. It is hard to go back to a smaller screen, even though I love everything else about the X.

      • I just played with the Moto X at AT&T and Verizon. I must have been thinking it was better than it was, when I looked at it I realized how much I prefer the LCD of the G2 over that of the Moto X, the yellow whites look awful. The screen is also a lot smaller than I thought :/

    • Justin W

      No, you aren’t crazy (or, maybe I am crazy). I’m selling my Note 3 to get a Moto X. Haters gonna hate, but I’ve played with the phone a little bit, and I absolutely love it compared to the Note 3. I’ll be missing out on a bigger screen, but the benefits of the Moto X (in my opinion) far outweigh the benefits of the Note 3.

      • I’m going to the store tonight to test it out, since I’ve never actually held a Moto X in person, but I think I might make the switch 🙂

        • Justin W

          It’s… Amazing to say the least. I am sad I didn’t just buy a Moto X in the first place. No speed difference that I can notice between the two, and my custom one is sexy!

    • Apostrafee

      I plan on keeping my G2 and getting the Moto X. I have a dream of having as extensive collection of devices as Kellen

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    With the reports of the Nexus 5, the moto x is probably the better choice.

  • Usty

    Oh man…decisions decisions. Do I get the Verizon Developer edition or make my own kickass design on the regular one?

  • Rodeojones000

    Holy crap, this is an amazing price. If you’re a Verizon customer with no other option but to stay with them you really can’t beat this deal. My wife has the X in white and absolutely loves it.

  • Allen

    If I’m able to upgrade in February, do you guys recommend I jump on this or just wait it out for the Galaxy S5 and the next HTC One? I am tempted by this offer…

    • David Benson

      Depends on the plan you have right now.

    • grandautotheft5

      I would say jump on this. S5 would be more bloated than ever… I predict 16 Gb GS5 will only have 5gb free space.
      S4 only has 9gb ish storage

  • Man this is a steal of a deal, with Motorola financing as well…. so tempting! Just to get another one.

  • NexusMan

    Damn them!!! They really don’t want us to buy that wood, do they? I’ve been holding out this long for the wood, but I don’t think I can pass up this deal. I know Tim, you’ve been waiting too. What are you going to do, now?

  • SaulTKnutts

    I just got a Galaxy S4 (when they were stupid-cheap on Amazon for, like, 20 minutes). How does the Moto X compare to the GS4? I can always sell the GS4 (probably for more than I paid) and pounce on a Moto X Dev Edition, I guess. Any thoughts from anyone who has used both?

    • Maxim∑

      I had the GS4 and Moto X. I see no point in returning the GS4 for a Moto X kind of seems like a slight downgrade to me the display on the GS4 was a lot better imo. How cheap was it on amazon at the time?

      • SaulTKnutts

        Thanks for your thoughts.

        There was a wacky short-lived sale on Amazon a couple of weeks ago (which I learned of here on DL) and I got a Verizon GS4 off-contract for $199.

  • moelsen8

    just received my moto x on monday.. i called and they said to call back when the promotion is live and they’ll offer a $50 google play card or $50 visa credit. eh, worst case scenario i get that. best case is i’m able to get in on the deal and motorola’s getting a phone back that they’ll have to refurbish.

  • Matt

    Would this be a good upgrade from my S3? I’m currently running CM10.

    • RadicalPie

      Yes

    • flosserelli

      Moto X is so good you won’t even miss CM.

  • feztheforeigner

    Why wouldn’t you just go with a Nexus 5. Far better specs and a Google experience included. Seems like a stupid choice to get this phone to me.

    • Teng Taing

      2 words… Verizon Customers

      • NexusMan

        Contract is up. Free to go anywhere. Prefer Moto X. Hands down

    • moelsen8

      you’ve obviously not used a moto x before. i’ve had both. returned the n5.

    • Sean Walton

      I’m a nexus guy first and foremost and I loved the N5 but my screen died and Google acknowledged that they have had display complaints recently. This turned me off the N5 and I went right back to my Moto X and I’m actually happier!

    • NexusMan

      To you, and about 2 other people who have commented on this post.

  • sirmeili

    Does anyone know if you can take the T-mobile Moto X and use it on AT&T (or vice versa)? I’ve had verizon so long in my area that I’m scared I’ll be stuck if I lock myself into bad service. I think AT&T has OK service, but I really want to try T-mobile (and the $30 plan) first.

    • Donald

      The one on tmobile has all the antennas, so you can go in between AT&T or tmobile, it’s actually the developer edition, with out the name.

      • sirmeili

        Are you sure? Do you have to Unlock it, and if you do, how hard is it to unlock it to work on both? I found a site that is willing to give you the cod for a mere $30 (too much if you ask me for something I paid outright for). At this point I think I’m gonna go Developer Edition despite the white back.

        • moelsen8

          dev edition = tmobile edition. even the official firmware motorola is hosting is labeled “T-MOBILE RETAIL…”. only reason to get dev edition over t-mobile is if you’re planning on unlocking bootloader.. then you’ll still have your warranty since it’s a dev edition.

          • sirmeili

            Sweet, then I think I’ll just get the T-Mobile version then 🙂 Thanks for the information 🙂

    • JabbaMac

      The AT&T version does not have the 1700 AWS band, which I believe is one of the T-mobile HSPA+ frequencies. I think it’s fine of you use the Tmo version on AT&T. I switched from Sprint to the T-mobile $30 plan and could not be happier with the service. I usually go over the 100 minutes by a little bit, but it’s only 10-cents per minute, so if you keep some money on balance in your account it’s no problem, or you can use a VOIP program like GroveIP (until Google shuts them down.)

      • sirmeili

        Do you know if you have to unlock it (carrier unlock, not bootloader unlock)? If so, how hard is it to do that?

        • moelsen8

          t-mobile version is sold sim unlocked i’m pretty sure. it’s basically the gsm dev edition.. completely unbranded etc. t-mobile was too lazy to sell one themselves so motorola does it for them apparently.

        • JabbaMac

          You have to request a sim unlock code from AT&T. I think there are services where you pay like $14 and they’ll send you an unlock code.

  • hyperbeatser

    Dev Edition on Verizon, hell yes! doing it, there were never any better definition of YOLO

  • Aime Eerin

    Motorola is selling all Moto X phones for $150 off,

  • CARPDM

    I have my Nexus5 but I think I’m still getting this deal, it’s too good to pass up!

  • sirmeili

    I’m in for 1. I can’t wait. I was gonna wait until my contract ended with Verizon to either get the MotoX or the Nexus5 and I think in the end i’ll just be happier with the MotoX. Now that they’re the same price (at least on Monday), I’m gonna make the jump and just get the $30/month plan from t-mobile for my last month at Verizon so I can test my service in my area.

  • Why can’t they have wooden backs already! I’ve been waiting for those before picking one up myself, and the $150 off would have been sweet.

  • DJVin

    Damn it! I just got my Moto X in and paid $549! Can I return it and get this deal?!?!?!?!?!

    • jbdan

      Ask them? Their support (phone and live chat and email) is nothing short of amazing

      • DJVin

        On with them right now. I will be heated if I can’t get reimbursed for the $150. It’s only been 2 days since I got the phone and I haven’t even activated it yet.

        • jbdan

          I’d be surprised if they didn’t give it to you. Good Luck DJ!

        • Teng Taing

          Yup, i just called also and my Dev Edition comes today. Ill just return and repurchase… just more hassle.

        • moelsen8

          same here. they also said to call while the promotion is going on and they’ll offer $50 google play credit or a $50 visa credit. so there’s that too, just in case we somehow miss the promotion or they run out of stock or something.

        • DJVin

          Talked to a guy and told him it’s pointless for me to send back a custom phone that has an inscription on the back saying “DJVin” for me to just reorder the same damn thing. He said he will check into it and email me within 24 hours. Hoping he comes back just saying we’ll refund you $150. Otherwise I gotta return and reorder. It’s not the worst thing in the world but it’s annoying.

  • James Briano

    Dev Edition? Wow.

  • Jason Fry

    Is the non-developer edition that hard to unlock? It would be nice to customize, but if the bootloader isn’t unlockable then its the Dev Edition for sure.

    Also, if you are doing this on VZW to keep unlimited data, could you change phones again at any time as long as you pay for the phone yourself?

    • Tyler Lamb

      You can’t unlock the bootloader on the non-dev versions

      • moelsen8

        most models besides at&t and vzw you can unlock BL on non-dev versions.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      The bootloader on the regular Verizon versions are secured permanently. Only the Dev Edition is unlockable.

      You are free to switch phones all you like on your unlimited plan. You can not, however, sign a new contract and keep your unlimited.

  • C-Law

    Ahhh! I paid $650 on my dev edition and I got it several days before the $100 refund cut off date. It’s my favorite phone ever but still it sucks paying so much more two months ago

  • Mitch

    Should I sell my verizon G2 and get this beauty?

    • Sean Walton

      YES!

      • Mitch

        Worried ill miss the big screen and battery life…

        • itsacardigan

          I’m in the same predicament with my Note 3. Not sure if the Moto X’s battery will last long enough for me.

        • bobbyg

          I’m keeping the G2. It’s awesome and there is some great development as well

        • Sean Walton

          I find battery life to be good. Yes you might miss the big screen but honestly this phone is so comfortable in the hand and frankly just the comfort level has made me not look at a bigger screen device. This phone is simply AMAZING!

          • Mitch

            Ya, Im mainly interested in the hands-free controls. I only have use of one arm and I drive a vehicle with a joystick, which makes it so I can not access my phone when Im driving. Would the Moto X help me with being able to do calls and such without touching it?

          • Sean Walton

            Absolutely buddy! I work in rehabilitation and most of our clients are either disabled or have a brain injury which means memory is a huge issue for them. I recommended this device to 2 of our clients who are disabled and both freakin love the thing!

          • Mitch

            That’s awesome! Alright I’m taking the plunge. Thanks man

          • Sean Walton

            I use it in my car for calls, text and mainly for reminders. When stuck in traffic I tend to think of stuff that I have to do so the hands free control to set those reminders is very handy.

  • Larry Wei

    $350 with a $16 skin
    vs
    waiting for a $600 wooden back…

    I wonder how quickly Moto’s gonna sell out on Monday

    • Bradley Albert Nemitz

      Is that the one from dbrand?

  • Khary Anderson

    I just did my first ever tap-and-pay using Google wallet today. Greatest invention ever. Why did Verizon keep this away from me for so long? Thank you Kit Kat for making it possible. Thank you Motorola for getting it to my phone so quickly. Omg.

    • Kevin

      Congrats. I still use Google Wallet til this day and get all these crazy looks like ‘ZOMGz HOW DID YOU DO THAT?’

    • steveliv

      So the Moto X on Verizon allows Tap and Pay? I currently have the GNex and even updating to the latest version still allows me to Tap & Pay. I want to switch to the MotoX but don’t want to lose that.

      • moelsen8

        yes. it’s a part of the core OS now and cannot be removed.

        • steveliv

          I guess i have finally found a replacement for my GNex! Moto X Developer Edition 32GB here i come! Well i guess i have to wait until monday. 😛

  • Aime Eerin

    bringing the grand total to $349 for a 16GB model or $399 for 32GB.

  • Alec

    I don’t know what to do guys. My paycheck is coming in on Monday and I originally had plans to get the Nexus 5, but I don’t know what to do now with this great deal. Can you guys help me out?

    • Sean Walton

      Get this deal you will not regret the Moto X purchase!

      • Suralin

        I have yet to meet anyone that’s regretted the Moto X purchase. One guy went from the latest HTC One to the Moto X and he loves it. You will use all of its features, believe us.

        • Sean Walton

          Agreed. The device is amazing and very smooth. I love Motorola Assist among other things. Motorola and Google did a great job.

        • Trev

          I had the Moto X Developer edition for about a week and I can honestly say that I don’t think there is really anything special about this phone. I never got used to the active notifications so I ended up turning them off and I never used the “okay google” catchphrase either after I set it up. It’s a decent phone if you want stock android though. I’m thinking about getting the G2 now.

    • jbdan

      I would go for it…Great price! The X is not for me I choose the N5 heartily over it, but it might be for you. Only one way to find out. You can return it, remember 🙂

    • JabbaMac

      The all day battery life and the active notifications put the Moto X above the N5 (for me). Also, the X fits in the hand very nicely, and now you can get whatever color you want. You can easily the load the Google Experience Launcher (GEL) then the only thing missing would be the dialer searchy/caller ID thing and Photosphere. It’s probably just a matter of time before Google releases those, or you’ll find them on XDA.

      • chadman07

        I personally love my Droid Maxx for all the reasons you mentioned, and the killer battery to boot.

      • Jason Brown

        GEL, dial search/caller id and photosphere are missing in the moto x version of kit kat? I’m not sure I understand. please clarify for me. thanks!

        • JabbaMac

          That is correct. From what I’ve read Google wanted to reserve those features for for Nexus devices, at least for now. Aside from these features there’s not a huge difference (that I can tell) between Jellybean and Kit Kat, but there is one notable exception…Tap and pay with Google wallet. I used this on my last phone phone and am really glad to have it back. Oh wait, Autoawesome is now supported, emojis are available throughout the UI, theres a new little clicky sound effect when you tap the Nav Bar buttons, Launcher switcher, and they dialed back the vibration upon unlock so it doesn’t feel like your phone’s going to rattle apart. Ok, I take it back There are a bunch of tweeks with Kit Kat. The only thing I haven’t seen available to side load is the new dialer, but i haven’t looked.

          • Jason Brown

            ah i see. thanks for clarifying! coming from a gnex, i thought all these features would be standard across all phones once they received kit kat. surprised to see that photosphere is a nexus only feature.

          • Jason Brown

            ah i see. thanks for clarifying! i currently own a gnex and i just expected all phones would receive these features once they were upgraded to kit kat. surprised to see that photosphere is a nexus only feature. i guess one tends to miss out on information like this once inside the nexus bubble. lol

        • Shawn Magm

          There was a Photosphere .apk that I sideloaded on my GS3. I’m not sure if it’ll work on 4.4, but it worked fine on 4.1.1.

  • Rob Miller

    If I were to buy this phone Monday, and my contract doesn’t end until March, does that mean, from March forward (on verizon) I would be going month to month? I think that’s what it would mean but not positive. Getting sick of my G-Nexus constantly rebooting.

    • Suralin

      Yes. Unless you sign a new contract with Verizon, you will have the same exact plan, but on a month-to-month basis.

    • BR

      That is correct. You just change the device on you account, that doesn’t make you renew / extend your contract.

  • Josh Linn

    Guess I am going to return mine and get an unlocked dev edition.. I bought mine at vzw close to 14 days ago.. now I can cancel line and get this with the money i would save.

  • PhilD41

    So, $400 for a 32GB Moto X off contract…. or Find one free or $50 with a two year extension on Verizon assuming I can keep my unlimited (have other lines I can use for the upgrade) and just pay the ETF if I decide to bail early. Not sure which to do here. I may end up on VZW for the next two years regardless so I am not eager to pay out the cash up front with an off contract device. I like the idea of being “free” to move if I want though.

    Then there is always the issue of waiting and seeing what is available come Jan. My GNex is really showing its age, though with KitKat it has some breathing room again. So many options….. yet not really any I am just in love with.

    • NexusMan

      Did you root and sideload Kit Kat? I’m curious to know a little more about your Verizon GNex on Kit Kat.

      • mattybeee

        I have a rooted GN running FML (11/25). So far so good – they worked out quite a few of the kinks

      • PhilD41

        Yes I do root. I have run a custom ROM since day one. I just like to tweak and play. Right now I am running SlimKat from Slimroms.net with the Paranoid Android GAPPS for 4.4 and the MpoKang V10 1080P kernel. Running great / even with ART. Really brings new life to the GNEX with incredibly smooth UI and decent batter… for a GNEX. Actually, the batter performance on this phone is the only reason I am even considering the MotoX. Just need something that can last more than 8 hours if I actually use it.

  • InyRules

    Would you guys buy this over the Nexus 5 as they are now the same price on Monday? And if so, why? Was very tempted to buy the Nexus 5 soon and want to hear your opinions.

    • Jeff C

      I’ve been in the same boat, I’m definitely going for the X.

      Why:
      I’m a sucker for an AMOLED screen
      Nearly identical screen size in a noticeably smaller device (less “chin”)
      Active Notifications
      Quick Capture
      Touchless Control
      Moto Assist
      Better battery life (or so I’ve read)
      Better speaker quality/placement
      Motorola radios
      Motorola build quality

      Jerry over at Android Central posted a good write-up comparing the two…I’m looking forward to a similar comparison article here (Kelllen???)

      • Suralin

        Adding on to this, the Motorola apps and features such as Moto Assist, Active Notifications, Touchless Control are not gimmicks. They are regularly used by the Moto X users. Even the “shake to camera app” bit is very practical. It’s hard to want anything less out of your phone.

      • InyRules

        I’m glad you said better quality speakers. My MAIN gripe, as trivial as this could sound, was the speaker loudness of the Nexus 5. My Note 2 sounded like a TV compared to the one I played with at Best Buy. And I am highly encouraged to buy the Moto X given how quickly it is seeing updates after Google releases a new version of Android. Thanks!

    • NBM

      If you don’t particularly want 1080p or a 5″ display (which I don’t), I’d buy it over a Nexus 5. To me, the Moto X is what this years Nexus should have been.

      • InyRules

        I’ve got my Nexus 7 for 1080p display, so I can do without on my phone.

    • NexusMan

      I’ve been waiting forever to buy the Moto X (waited to see the Nexus 5, and wanted wood), but I’ve played with both the Moto X and nexus 5, and hands down I was more impressed with the Moto. Like others have said, I don’t know anyone who isn’t wowed by their Moto and it’s useful unobtrusive features, as wll as it’s amazing battery life and size/feel. The Nexus 5, left me less than wow. The battery life and camera aren’t that great, the screen, while 1080p in my opinion, pales in comparison to other 1080p devices by HTC, Samsung and LG and it lacks any real “wow” new features. The Nexus 5 is by no means a bad device, but it’s just not exciting to me. I feel like te Nexus 5 should have been LAST YEAR’S Nexus, instead of the Nexus 4. Had the Moto X not existed, the Nexus 5 would definitely be the phone I’d be getting.

    • JabbaMac

      The look and feel of the phone is a matter of personal preference. The Moto X is smooth and rounded, and conforms to your hand. The N5 is sharper and more angular, but also pleasing to look at. The screen is also a matter of preference. This is my first amoled display since the Nexus One, and I am really liking the vivid eye popping colors, but in direct sunlight it suffers a bit compared to an LCD. It’s still usable, but dark images tend to disappear. The battery life on the Moto X lasts me all day until I put it on the dock when I go to bed. My friend with the N5 has to charge by about 5 o’clock. I don’t know If I’ll be able to use a phone without active notifications again. It really changes the way you use your phone. Moto Assist is also nifty, and the always listening thing is very useful at times. One draw back is it thinks it hears me saying “OK Google” at least a few time a day. A minor inconvenience. Two things I had to get used to coming from an HTC EVO 4G LTE/One X were NOT having to plug my phone every time I was near an outlet, and the multitasking really works. I can pull up games and webpages that have been idle for days and they pop right back to where I left them. Buy the Moto X. You won’t regret it.

      On a side note, if you’re a tinkerer/rooter/rommer unlock the bootloader as soon as you get it because it wipes your whole phone. I rooted it about a month later and didn’t have to worry about restoring anything. This phone also cured my flashaholism because there’s nothing I want to change. I just added Adblocker and titanium backup. Good luck.

      • InyRules

        Thanks for the awesome write-up! I’ve only ever had the desire to root and ROM phones that were not AOSP, like my EVO 4G and my current Note 2. I never rooted my Galaxy Nexus and have no desire to root/ROM my Nexus 7. I think I’ll buy the standard 32GB model since it’s so close to AOSP and just got KitKat. Thanks again!

      • Larizard

        Isn’t the hotword “Ok Google Now”? Believe me, that “now” at the end is what’s stopping me from buying the phone int he first place lol. I have a n5 on the way, but with the monday deal, im really torn of which to get…

        • JabbaMac

          The “Now” was never required, and Google officially dropped it a while ago. When you train your phone to learn your voice just say “OK Google”

    • It’s on my list of things to write up. Maybe with this deal coming I should hurry. 😛

      I’ll see what I can do this weekend.

  • starnovsky

    Finally, a right price. If Motorola started from it then this phone would be a smashing hit.

    • NexusMan

      Who says it’s not?

      • gtg465x

        The 500,000 sold says it’s not.

  • MrMichael

    Hey Tim, which color back is that in the photo? Kind of looks like the yellow and/or the mint?

  • WCM3

    I just won a black moto x on ebay for $393. 🙁 wtf.

  • Jeff C

    I know what I’m going to be doing at midnight on monday! GSM Dev edition here I come!

  • Rand

    Dev edition or moto maker? That is the question.

    • Raven

      That has been my question since MotoMaker opened up on Verizon. But, this settles it. I will be ordering 2 new phones on Monday. A MotoMaker (raspberry) for my wife and a Dev Edition for me. I guess I am just going to have to get used to that ugly white back.

      • Why can’t we just have a Dev Edition with MotoMaker? COME ON, MOTO.

        • Raven

          I know, right? I have been saying that since MotoMaker came online. It should just be another option.

        • EC8CH

          Exactly….why not?

          I blame the carriers.

  • Tony Byatt

    Setting up my design right now…

  • clobberedchina

    Could I use this for a few months on Verizon until my contract runs out? And then switch to Go Phone on AT&T? I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me about this.

    • Jeff C

      No. Verizon is CDMA. AT&T and Tmo are GSM.

      • clobberedchina

        Thank you very much.

      • moelsen8

        this is somewhat incorrect. verizon is cdma, yes, but it has a gsm radio in it. you’ll get hspa+ on at&t and t-mobile (where refarmed). and it’s simunlocked.

    • TJWaterskier

      I believe the Verizon Unit has all the radios unlocked and is truly global…

      LTE 750 / 1700W
      CDMA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
      CDMA 850 / 1900
      GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

      I’ve used a T-Mobile sim in my Verizon Moto X just fine.

      • Do you get T-Mobile LTE though?

        • Scott Smith

          No. The Verizon version will not pick up some of the T-mobile LTE bands. If you don’t have need for the CDMA, the best version to buy is the t-mobile or developer edition (based on what I’ve read on XDA). The AT&T version also doesn’t have some of the T-Mobile HSPA bands, whereas the T-mobile version has all the AT&T bands.

  • ZeeX1

    What??? I just got mine yesterday… If they don’t refund the difference I guess I should return it within the 30 day return window and but another on Monday…

  • red014

    Luckily I sweet talked the CS rep into letting me keep unlimited data when I got my X on contract, otherwise I’d be suffering from mad buyers remorse. So let that be a lesson out there. IT NEVER HURTS TO ASK.

    • NexusMan

      On what carrier?

      • red014

        Verizon, believe it or not. Made my week.

  • adh328

    Seriously torn between keeping my HTC One or getting this phone… any advice?

    • Sean Walton

      Get the Moto X dude. I had the One a while back and yes it’s a solid device but the experience on the Moto X is amazing and it just feels soooooooo good in the hand plus the updates seem very fast!

      • adh328

        What about the downgrade in screen resolution?

        • Sean Walton

          It’s really not bad at all. I got use to it quickly and it does not bother me one bit. It’s a great display even if it’s not on par with the N5 LCD.

        • jbdan

          Yeah the resolution isn’t near as big of a deal as the colors are. However, if you’re an amoled fan and prefer that (I was), you’ll be fine with it

        • TJWaterskier

          I went from the 5″ 1080p DNA LCD to the Moto X.. haven’t looked back once

        • NexusMan

          The way I look at it, is I’m using a Gnex which has a screen that I loved 2 years ago, and I still love it. 1080p on a 4.7″ screen is not a necessity…not something you even notice until it’s shoved in your face and put side by side.

  • Tony Byatt

    Motorola’s site will light up at midnight on Monday…

    • pappy53

      Actually, midnight on Monday will be too late. Order Sunday night at 12:01 AM.

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        Technically once the clock goes from 11:59 pm Sunday night to 12:00 am it will be Monday. Thus midnight/12am Monday morning.

  • Greg

    If only I could buy the Verizon Dev Edition customized with motomaker… I’d buy a third moto x

  • delrayser

    Wow, amazing deal. Was waiting for wood backs but this may force my hand.

    • Jpx

      I might be with you on this one. This price is just far too tempting to wait

  • MichaelFranz

    Great Deal!!

  • Just my luck. My fridge starts to die, hosting Thanksgiving for the first time tomorrow btw, and have to drop $600-$800 on a new one. Now the Moto-X goes on sale for half of what I have to spend. Oh well, my G-Nex and I will be together for a while longer then.

    • Patrick Flanigan

      Don’t forget Motorola has a financing option available for new phones, up to 18 months at 0% interest

      • ddh819

        no better way to celebrate america

    • Jeff C

      Two words:
      Cooler
      Ice

      🙂

      • Already have that going. The good news is that I only paid $534 for the new fridge so maybe I could swing the Moto X. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

  • Wow, this is a great deal.

  • Tony Byatt

    I have a Nexus 5 and I am extremely tempted.

    • Bootleg Zani

      I have a Nexus 5 and I just purchased the Moto X Dev Edition last week. I love the Active Notifications.

      • Wes Thomson

        Same here, I’ve been tempted for a while at least to try one. Convince me about active notifications though. With an LED I can, from across the room, know exactly what notifications I have. Same with out of the corner of my eye. I feel like with the active notifications, you need to be able to see which icon(s?) are up.

        • T

          You can’t see color out of your peripheral vision…

          • Shawn Magm

            I have the Dynamic Notifications app with Premium features loaded on my N5 32GB. Although it haven’t played with a Moto X, the videos I’ve seen of Active Notifications don’t seem much different from Dynamic Notifications. Despite the screen on the N5 not being AMOLED, my battery life hasn’t seemed to much different from before I had DN installed.

    • Pierito

      You and me both, Rock….You and me both.

      • Tony Byatt

        The Rock has retired… 😛

        • Pierito

          Say it aint so ROCK!

          • Tony Byatt

            It is so…

    • Should be tempting for everyone. But, if you have a Nexus 5, I’d say the phones are pretty equal. However, who doesn’t want a custom phone for the same price as a Nexus 5? 😛

      • TheDrizzle

        But there are other factors that go into it for me. Like keeping unlimited data with the X vs having the Dev Community support of the 5. Such a hard choice.

  • Prizmatik

    Ordering one today! #WIN

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      #LOST

    • aBabyPenguin

      lol dude you might wanna wait until the deal actually starts on Monday :p

  • SeanPlunk

    For those of you that haven’t used one, the Moto X is one of the best smartphones I’ve ever used. Jump on this – you won’t regret it!

    • Aime Eerin

      The deal includes Moto X devices bought off of MotoMaker, as well as Developer Edition units

      • SeanPlunk

        A 32GB Dev Edition for $399 is literally the perfect upgrade for GNex users. The Moto X is such a great phone. I’ve had the good fortune to have pretty extensive time with every high end smartphone currently on the market and the Moto X is just plain better than most.

    • Nw_adventure

      +1 – Got my wife a moto-maker VZW version and I actually cant put it down. Such a nice in-hand feel, responsive and active notifications and always on is just plain awesome-sauce. I may have to rock an off-contract ATT unit at this price.

    • Aime Eerin

      bringing the grand total to $349 for a 16GB model or $399 for 32GB.

    • Cindy

      I had read a review that mentioned the camera didn’t have a lot of settings (maybe fewer than the GNexus?). How do you feel about the camera/settings/picture quality?

  • moelsen8

    are you Fing serious. damnit. guess i’m returning the one i just bought.

  • Robert Macri

    Almost tempted enough to buy a second one.

  • Ryan Lounsbury

    Ahhh! Take my money! 🙂

  • Teng Taing

    DAFUQ i just purchased a Dev edition at regular price. It actually comes in today. I wonder if they would refund me the difference…

    • starnovsky

      I doubt they will refund. But you can just return DEV edition and buy this.

      • Teng Taing

        CS agent said yeah they can return it. The one i ordered at regular price comes in the mail today so its brand new. I just have to call back and they would send me a shipping label, then buy a new one at discounted price.

        • NeedName

          kind of dumb for them not to just refund the difference if you call them within the return period. now they’ll have a bunch of perfectly fine devices they have to sell as refurbished.

        • starnovsky

          Makes sense.

    • br_hermon

      What’s their return policy? If a refund doesn’t work out, you could buy one that’s on sale then return one with your 1st receipt. Maybe…

      • Teng Taing

        im actually on the phone with them right now, he’s gonna see what he can do. Ill update the post once done talking to him

        • crussell

          Please do as I’m in the same boat. Mine just arrived last Saturday!

        • Teng Taing

          K just got off the phone and they said they couldnt do anything about it. But did say they i can return it, then place another order on monday…. such a hassle…. but they did state they were gonna send me a $25 play store card just for the hell of it…

          • Sean Walton

            Hey at least they sent you a $25 play store card, I don’t thing the fruit would do that LOL!

          • Aime Eerin

            The deal includes Moto X devices bought off of MotoMaker, as well as Developer Edition units.

          • Teng Taing

            yeah i know, thats why i was trying to get the $150 knocked off of the one i bought

          • crussell

            So I just got off the phone. I explained that they will be dealing with a lot of returns for phones that are already customized. They said they couldn’t make that kind of adjustment at Motorola. I said ok, I’ll be returning the phone.

      • moelsen8

        i’ve returned two X’s already to them. they’re pretty good about it. i was able to talk the one chick into giving me a prepaid shipping label too. but i think it’s 30 days no questions asked, full refund. i’m in same boat, just got my new one two days ago. will definitely be returning it if i’m able to get in on the deal on monday.

        • gtg465x

          They should have waited until Monday to announce this. There will be so many returns now from people who just bought. For a struggling brand, this won’t help them.

        • NBM

          What kind of defects?

          • moelsen8

            the nitpicking kind. but for $700 I felt like I get to. first had some weir marks on screen but only visible on dark background in very low light. second had a very rattley vibration motor and dirt embedded in the white back. the one I have now is good but still has a speck of dirt visible in the white back. annoys the f*ck out of me.

        • Larizard

          so which one do u prefer though? n5 or motox?

          • moelsen8

            moto x. its almost perfect.

    • humidity

      I just bought mine a week ago…

    • Bootleg Zani

      Dammit I just got my Moto X Developer Edition as well at full price.

      • jess

        Return, rebuy. Well, buy on Monday first just to make sure everything goes smooth, then return. There is no reason not to.

    • kselby

      I chatted with them online and they gave me $50 towards accessories, better than nothing I guess. And then I also realized this Moto X discount is only towards off contract phones, and I bought one on contract but they still gave me the money towards accessories…haha.

  • mattybeee

    Do we know if this is through Verizon? I know it’s off contract but……….I have a $200 gift card from VZ from a prior trade in. This is exactly what I have been waiting for

    • MistaButters

      I’m guessing it’s only through their website.

      • mattybeee

        Here’s to hoping you are wrong (but I’m sure you aren’t).

        • MistaButters

          Unfortunately carriers have zero incentive to offer it for $350 unlocked. 🙁

          But at $350, it’s still a crazy good deal.

          • mattybeee

            I’d go for $399 32 GB. But yeah, I know it’s a great deal. And it keeps me on my unlimited data plan awhile longer…..hmmmm

          • MistaButters

            If this would have been around a month ago, I easily would have taken a Dev Moto X over a Nexus 5.

    • red014

      Can the gift card be used to pay your bill?

      • mattybeee

        I don’t know. I hadn’t even considered that!

        EDIT – The answer is yes. Looks like Daddy’s grabbing a new Moto X on Monday! Wooooooooo

        • Apostrafee

          Where did you find that? Can you use Moto Maker?

          • mattybeee

            I went to pay my bill on the VZ site and it showed the option to use a gift card

          • Apostrafee

            Oh haha well yeah you can pay bill with gift card I thought you meant you found out this deal includes Verizon

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            The deal is specifically off-contract only.

            Personally, I feel like its just a giant middle-finger to the carriers 🙂

          • Apostrafee

            Yes but can I get one that works on Verizon that day is my question

    • Derek Duncan

      it’s through moto so i doub’t you can use that

      • Aime Eerin

        $349 for the Moto X is an absolute steal – we just wish the wood backs were ready by then. Picking one up?

  • MistaButters

    Moto why couldn’t you do this a month ago?! I would have taken a Moto X over a Nexus 5.

    I’m even half tempted to buy one and sell the N5.

    • JBartcaps

      Give one away to an iPhone user…………………..

      • MistaButters

        As much as I’d love to convert somebody, I’m not going to give away a $400 + tax phone :p

    • Sean Walton

      Get the Moto X and sell the N5. I had the N5 but screen crapped out on day 15. Getting a full refund from Google and went right back to my Moto X. I missed the little guy and honestly I fell happier with it over the N5. I’m a Nexus guy so wanting the Moto x over the N5 is a big deal for me.

  • Colin Zack

    If you have a galaxy nexus on unlimited data and you don’t take advantage of this I think you might be insane.

    • chaoslimits

      If you don’t care about bootloader status, this is an amazing deal. I’m happy with the Dev Edition; this phone is definitely worth the asking price let alone 350.

      • normmcgarry

        It includes dev editions.

        • BeerguyOE

          Can you use the moto maker on the dev?

          • Jeff Tycz

            unfortunately no

          • Rojo623

            No you cant. Just spoke to customer service.

        • Rodeojones000

          Really, dev edition as well? This deal just gets better and better.

        • chaoslimits

          Thank you. I’m planning to send mine back and reordering on Monday.

          • Anthony_Armando

            If you recently ordered one and are within the return window why don’t you try contacting support? They may just provide you with a refund, as this would be cheaper for them instead of processing a return.

          • chaoslimits

            Not possible with Motos sytem. This will be the second time I’ve returned a Moto X for a discount

          • DJVin

            I thought the same thing but they said I’d have to return it and reorder. Which makes no sense since I customized the back with my initials. Why not just make it easy on their end and send me a refund. Now they waste a piece of hardware for no reason.

      • Steve Ballmer

        I’m thinking about selling the Dev Edition to get a Moto Maker one. With the Moto X there’s really no need to be flashing roms…especially with the lack of development. I’m really fine with the Dev Edition but this deal is too hard for me to pass up.

        • Rex

          I was just going to buy the dev to sell off later since its worth more value. I don’t think I would plan on flashing roms.

          • sirmeili

            Personally, I would rather get the normal version and get all the enhancements that it has (always listening google now, on screen notifications, etc). I love me some nexus, but when you get these Dev editions you are getting hardware that is potentially optimized for other software (for instance, the extra process for voice control in the MotoX).

            Then again, maybe all that stuff works on the Dev Edition as well.

            Edit: I may be thinking the “Google Editions” and not dev edition. Forgive my ignorance!

          • TheDrizzle

            Owner of Dev edition here: all those features work.

          • sirmeili

            Yeah, I was thinking “Google Edition”. I think I’m gonna get the DE despite the white back (I’d prefer black). I was also going to get the 16GB version, but the DE is only 32GB. The benefit for me is that at least I know I can move between T-Mobile and AT&T without issue if I want to (I am currently on Verizon and I’m not sure about t-mobile’s service in my area, while I know AT&T is ok).

          • Scott Smith

            The t-mobile and developer editions have all the same bands, so if you would prefer to design your own and still have flexibility to move between carriers, you can buy the t-mobile version. That’s my plan. Obviously, you don’t get the unlocked bootloader, but I can live without it.

          • sirmeili

            Based on what people are saying, I will be going that route as well. I didn’t know they were the same and I don’t want the hassle of the trying to unlock it. If i idon’t have to, then great.

            I used to put roms on and stuff, but I haven’t in so long that I think I’m just ready for a phone that just works and I don’t need to mess with. plus with the savings from the $30/month T-Mobile plan, I’ll be saving more than enough money to just buy a new phone out right each year (and probably still save money).

          • mountpleasant

            the tmobile version has an unlockable bootloader as well.

          • anezarati

            Is the T-Mobile version sim unlocked though?

          • Kevin

            Yeah, it’s a Dev edition, not a GPE. It still has all the features, just will allow you to legitimately unlock the bootloader.

          • sirmeili

            Yeah, I was thinking GPE for some reason. I forgot Motorola did Dev Editions.

        • Raven

          I have no plans on flashing ROMs, but I must have root on my phone, and although there is currently a rather complicated exploit for the plain Moto X, there is no guarantee for future updates. So, therefore, I will be buying a DE even though I hate the white back.

          • TheDrizzle

            I actually like the white back. And the resale value will be higher for an uncustomized one.

          • Bootleg Zani

            Yeah my reason to not get a Moto Maker one is that I will always get bored of the paint job regardless of what I pick so I figured I might as well get the Dev Edition.

          • Steve Ballmer

            Yup thinking the same thing now 🙁
            Currently rooted running xposed and yea it seems like the only viable way to get root on non-dev editions is to create a bounty thread for jcase to claim. As much as I would like a custom Moto X, in the long term I’ll probably be happier with the dev edition.

    • patrick

      i just had to buy one the day they launched motomaker for verizon….fml

    • j

      you can take advantage of something like swappa any day. barely used 6 month old phones with equal or better specs for the same $ or less every day.

      Just saying.

      But yes, this is a great deal for verizon people. $350 is very tempting

    • morgan boyle

      i am soo torn! i really wanted to wait for wood.

      • athom07

        Thats what she said

      • Kevin

        … That’s what she said.

        EDIT: Beaten to it by a few minutes 🙁

    • Human torch

      Can’t wait to jump on this deal and then burn my gnex with fire.

      • aQuickBit

        Don’t do that 🙁

        Make it a little acrylic case for it and honor that bastard as it should be

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Wait…So Verizon is included?

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        Off-contract devices should all be included, pending further details. That would imply that the VZW versions would be as well. You would have to pay the $349 or $399 off-contract price though.

        • Apostrafee

          It is!

    • Jason Brown

      I must be insane. I’m hoping to be able to do the vzw upgrade for a dumb phone, and switch the new smartphone to my line and downgrade that line back to a dumb phone.

      also, maybe there could be a black friday price glitch somewhere that I finally be a part of and score a new phone at low price.

      don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely tempted in this deal. good thing I have until monday to decide!

    • deez

      Is it possible to buy the Dev Edition for Vzw for $350?

  • XvierX

    My waiting has finally paid off.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      no, not yet, wait for wood.

      • BroRob

        That’s what she said…

        • Daeshaun Griffiths

          maaaaan, that’s all she always says

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Yes?

  • Jeff Miller

    And here I was so happy I bought one last week on CL for 330. People, this is a great deal for an awesome phone…GO BUY!

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Why is it so impossible to sell this damn phone? I’m just noticing its the same price as the n5. Likw what is someone to do in this situation? AT 3-F*****-50 WHAT IS THE BETTER BUY?!?!?!

  • JBartcaps

    Seriously buy this phone.

    I bought the white woven through Verizon before MotoMaker so I might just use this deal to get a new customized one

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Does the white get dirty fast? All the ones in the stores are pretty much yellow on the back

      • JBartcaps

        Mine is still white and I don’t use a case. I’m also a person that is clean lol

      • Albert

        I’ve had mine (dev edition) for over a month now and its as white as snow still.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        My wife has been (ab)using the white one for the last 2+ months. Purse, pocket, jeans, shirts, bras, the works. The screen can get pretty nasty (got a cheap screen protector), but the back is pristine, not even a hint of “blue jean bleed”. Same for my black version.

        I will say that in the right light, it does seem to have a yellowish tinge, but I think that is an effect of the oh-so-slightly pearlescent back pattern.