Thanks to Motorola’s holiday flash sales of the Moto X that dropped the phone temporarily to $349 off-contract, customers made it clear that they want a “new premium smartphone at a reasonable price without having to wait for a contract upgrade.” Motorola SVP Rick Osterloh announced this morning that their 2013 flagship is now $399 off-contract for good, on all carriers, and with MotoMaker customizations. That doesn’t include the premium Bamboo option, but the rest, fair game at $399.
As Osterloh mentions in his post, this price should help you save hundreds of dollars over two years while “keeping the freedom to change service providers when you feel like it.” As you all know, we’re big fans of prepaid or no-contract service, switching services providers regularly, and can only agree with that statement.
Even 4-5 months into the life of the Moto X, it remains one of the (if not the) top smartphones in the game. It may not carry a full HD display or Qualcomm’s next-gen processor, but the user experience so far hasn’t been touched by any other phone since its release, thanks to features like Touchless Control and Active Display added to stock Android. Oh, the fast updates to Kit Kat (Android 4.4) on all carriers certainly didn’t hurt the situation either. Be sure to read our Moto X review if you haven’t already.
On a related note, the Developer Editions are now $449.
Not a bad way to kick off the new year.