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Moto X Deal Extended Through July 31, Grab a 16GB for $299

Motorola has extended the deal they ran last weekend for the Moto X, which priced last year’s flagship at $299 (16GB), $325 (32GB), and $375 (64GB). The deal is on starting today and ending July 31, so you have a full week to think about it. Custom designed Moto Xs through MotoMaker are included, as are the Developer Editions.

At this point, though, do you really want a Moto X? The phone is almost a year old and has a replacement on the way that could be here within the next month. That’s not to say that the Moto X isn’t still a capable device, but I can already envision the disappointment should you fork out a few hundred dollars for the 2013 model and then see the 2014 model arrive with all sorts of upgrades. 

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  • Josep Reyes

    tempting. coming from a midranger phone but im waiting out for the N6 or X+1 ..

  • mcdonsco

    I’ve tried and tried to love the moto x, I’ve owned one and returned two over the past year.

    Always came down to battery life (I had to charge 2-3 times a day to get through a day, sometimes more, often with the phone dead or close to it by 11am) and that camera; that crappy crappy camera.


    • Mech_Engr_09

      My exact experience with it. I tried to love, but when it came down to it. The phone was just average at best at the most important aspects of a phone.

  • XvierX

    I read somewhere that the new droid line will be announced on Aug 1st. I hope this rumor is true.

  • Suman Gandham

    Back to school discount, yay!

    ….education discount code, Y U NO STACK??!


  • bob

    Considering this. Don’t want to loose unlimited data on Vz, don’t want to shell $700 for something that will be obsolete 6 months, don’t mind shelling $300 on something that is obsolescent, wife has loved her X over the past year, and my GNex is moaning like Detective Murtaugh.

    Ironically, the main things I care about for my next phone is a quality lens/sensor and decent battery life. The form factor of this device and the price point may be enough for me.

    • Jeff Martin

      I got the Moto X back earlier this year. I’m also on a grandfathered VZW plan, and replaced my GNex. Its a great piece. I bought to DE, and rooted but only to enable tethering. The battery life is AMAZING compared to the GNex.

  • RoyD77

    Not every purchase needs to be a flagship phone. I’m switching my family plan from VZW to T-Mo. My Mother In Law needed a first smartphone. My plan for months was, once our contract ended, buy her a Moto G LTE for $219. I bought her this instead. The extra $80 got her 16 GB instead of 8GB, 2 GB RAM instead of 1 GB, 10mp camera instead of 5mp. She doesn’t want a 2014 flagship sized phone, and I don’t want to pay those prices for her device. She doesn’t need to root it. It’s a good buy for that, even if it isn’t a good buy for you.

  • cancerous_it

    Can’t root, don’t want.

  • dhuff

    start the school year fresh with a phone from 2013 with internals from 2012. if you can’t afford it this week don’t worry, they’ll have another sale a few weeks from now with an even lower price. Come to MOTO-LIFE to read about it, where you’ll be greeted by all the worlds moto fanboys and sympathizers. SPECS- who gives a crap. MOTO MOTTO

  • enigmaco

    i still enjoy my moto x would get a D.E. if i could

  • DanielMena9

    Xperia Z1 Compact blows this jittery stuttery terrible camera phone out of the water.

  • hkklife

    A shame they didn’t squeeze in a larger battery into the 64GB model since it was such a late life addition. That would’ve made for a nice stopgap refresh. I agree, though, if I were Moto, I’d try to blow out the existing stocks by another $50 price drop across the board. Oh well. I have a sneaking suspicion that the X+1 is going to be priced a good bit higher (due to any number of reasons—Google/carrier pressure, primarily) so it still makes a good bit of sense to snag one now while they are widely available for all carriers in all storage capacities.

  • truth_cutz

    Drop the Moto G to $99 and the Moto X 16GB to $199, 32GB to $249…. Inventory gets emptied, You’re Welcome!

  • Bryan Mills

    Nexus 5 and OPO >>>>

    • Mech_Engr_09

      preach nugga

    • Mech_Engr_09

      I wanna get the opo so bad, but I can’t get a damn invite.

    • Nikuliai

      O+1 could be a pretty damn good option, but they look like they are actually trying make the phone impossible to get

  • David Caccavo

    this deal is better than Samsung and LG putting out a phone, saying there is no “premium” phone coming and then announcing a premium phone a month later.

  • Michael Suriel

    If Moto is going to release the Moto X+1, they should really just try to clear out inventory at this point. 16GB at $250, 32GB at $275, and 64GB at $325

    • dk1golf

      I think this is a sign of things to come…

  • DainLaguna

    I actually don’t think this is a bad deal….yes the phone is almost a year old, but I still get a consistent and smooth user experience.

    If the x+1 comes out and also meets this price point…then ok. Be disappointed. But if it comes out at a 450-650 price point, spending less than that for what is still a fast device is hardly worth loosing sleep over.

  • John Davids

    Way too expensive for a 1 year old phone. Don’t get me wrong, X is a solid phone, but if you are trying to clear inventory for it’s replacement just a few weeks from now, $299 is way too much.

    If they were smart, they would drum up interest in it’s sequel by selling it for $99 until supplies run out. You would get some pretty good press with that price and then people would have your brand on the brain for when you launch the 360 and X+1 in a few weeks.

    • Justin Kos

      not when i can get a nexus 5 for that

      • John Davids

        You can get a brand new N5 for $99? Link please?

        moelsen8 Oh I know its not realistic. I said if they were SMART. 🙂 But I suppose there is a case to be made that such a price slash may get too many people into the Moto X which would cannibalize sales of the X+1. Would need to look at some of their sales numbers and adoption rates. As the professor would say:


        • Justin Kos

          article says 299

          • John Davids

            Oh, sorry. I thought you were responding to my $99 comment. My bad 🙂

            I fully agree with you. N5 > X @ 299 price point

          • Justin Kos

            all good! i triple checked the article after reading your comment haha

        • Mike Aurin

          Context clues…

          • John Davids

            He was responding directly to me and my post, saying quote “not when i can get a nexus 5 for that”. Given that context, the “that” he is referring to is the price. Since he is posting to me and not the article, I concluded he meant my made-up $99 price. Change the audience to Kellex from me (along with the confirmation from the rhetor that he was commenting on the $299 price), and instantly his post makes perfect sense.

            The misunderstanding of his intent was not for a lack of my understanding of the context, but rather the ambiguous audience he was addressing. All of this (to me) went without saying because text-only communication is infamous for being misunderstood (mostly due to how deeply our language depends on verbal cues), thus in my opinion it demands a high level of forgiveness when misunderstandings occur.

    • moelsen8

      or you could just give money away too. haha. i agree with you that people should wait, but moto’s doing this better than most manufacturers that never, ever discount their prices, right up until the launch of the successor when the phone just disappears.

  • Orion

    Oh for the love of God, can we just get on with the new moto already lol.

  • no moto pho me

    Plenty in stock sounds like.

    • Mech_Engr_09

      too much stock. pretty soon they’re gonna be dropping boxes of them off in the ghetto for the homies to make transactions with.

      • cns2007

        Why so much hate?

        • Mech_Engr_09

          Because I’m sick of moto making mediocre phones and people praising them for it. It’s not going to be anywhere near as good of a phone as the g3 or even the s5, but I’m going to have to sift through articles on here for 6 months after it’s released to find one that isn’t about the phone and how great it is.

          • cns2007

            To be honest, it’s more than just this site that loves the X.

          • Mech_Engr_09

            There’s literally no reason why. There were phones that came out before the moto x, at the same time, and shortly after that were much better than it. People were just nostalgic and hopeful that this would take them back to the OG droid days. The x has a terrible camera and average battery life. Those are the two things that should be on someone’s top priority list when choosing a phone, so I just don’t see how someone can rationally say that they would pick this phone over the g2, s4, note 3, g3, one m8, the list goes on.

          • cns2007

            Simple. It’s called personal preference. I don’t own this phone, but I know 2 people who do. They love it, and have had Android phones before.

          • Mech_Engr_09

            So how can you say that this is a good phone if you’ve never owned it. Sure it would seem like a great phone if you upgraded from a g nex, but if you went from say a g2 to the x you would be sadly disappointed.

          • cns2007

            Never said it was a good phone. Not saying it’s bad either. But going by the experiences of people around me and general opinion, it seems your experience is not the norm. You had a bad time with this phone, apparently most have not.

          • Mech_Engr_09

            I’m not saying it was a terrible experience, but when you compare it with the experience of any other flagship phone, it is terrible.

          • DainLaguna

            Based upon what exactly?

          • enigmaco

            Are you serious??? I love my moto x they were smart with it, yes the specs could use some work but anymore these phones are like computers once you buy them they are already old. But the experience is what sets it apart. I have looked to upgrade just out of curiosity, but I cannot find a phone that has the touchless controls and active display.

          • Raven

            For me the size is a major factor. I didn’t want a phone any bigger than my last phone and the Moto X was already pushing it for me. So, all of those top end phones that you listed were immediately ruled out for me. Only their gimped “mini” versions could even be considered, and compared to them, the Moto X was and still is the hands down winner in the sub 5″ category. Even the newly announced LG G3 S “mini” or “beat” or whatever is still gimped with only 1GB RAM. Add to that the easy unlocking and rooting and not voiding your warranty of the 32GB Moto X Dev on Verizon and it was a no brainer of a choice at $399 last Nov. I have also come to love Active Display and Touchless Controls and would not want to go back to a phone without those features. Choice is good.

          • DainLaguna

            I know plenty who would take it over a g2. LGS skin on that device is atrocious. And I get better battery life out of this than I ever did my s4

  • All-Dez-Money

    I love my Moto X, but not much of a deal for a phone almost year old with the new flagship on the way soon, if Motorola ever decided to give more details about the phone along with a release date…and don’t forget about the Moto 360!

    • James

      True. At the same time, I’m amazed at how well mine has held up. Months of daily driver experience show that all the haters who love to moan about specs are just plain wrong.

      • Mech_Engr_09

        No matter how you look at it, the thing had below-average to average battery life at best and a below average camera. Those are two of the most important things on a smart phone and moto dropped the ball on both of them. And don’t say, ” well it lasts me a day”, B.S. because if it does then never consider yourself a heavy user. I would never make it through the day with mine. I had to get rid of it. Complete p.o.s. Sure it had some nice software additions to stock android, but when it came down to it, the moto x was an average phone with a premium pricetag and I see the next rendition of it being no different.

        • DaveIsAwesome

          How about form factor, speaker quality, and reception. I had A Moto X for about 6 months and last month got a Note 3 at a really good deal so I’m trying it out. The Note 3 does have better battery life and a better camera, and the big screen is nice for games but the Moto X felt so much better in the hand, had better speaker quality, and actually got better reception (which surprised me because I thought they were all the same). Not to mention how great Active Display is as well. Overall the Note 3 is a great media device, but the Moto X is still a better phone for use as a phone.

          • Jordan Webb

            Moto’s always kicked Samsung’s ass at reception. It’s one of the things they’re known for.

      • Zoloft_User

        I feel the same way. I honestly thought Motorola was skimping on the phone compared to other devices being released with higher specs, but the mostly stock UI along with active display proved me wrong after I ordered mine. I am hoping for a MUCH BETTER camera on the X+1. If Moto can deliver, I will gladly give them my money again!

      • Bryan Mills

        My G2 never slowed down either.

        • Mech_Engr_09

          neither did any other phone I’ve had. People are brainwashed by moto and droid life’s opinions of them.

          • DainLaguna

            Totally untrue. Real world usage between devices of the same age has pretty much proven that motos software and hardware optimizations have exceeded the test of time and held up much better than just throwing top of the line specs and an unoptimized skin on a device.

          • Nikuliai

            I’ve seen Samsung’s phones go to hell 4-5 months after they were purchased, but considering the guys who read this forum, most of us would just reset the phone to lose the crappy performance. That being said, I hate LG’s UI, but they are throwing really good devices into the market since last year (G3 is the best device of the first half of 2014 imo)

        • Eric R.

          My Droid DNA never slowed down in the year I used it. M8 hasn’t either

        • DainLaguna

          I use a g2 on a corporate line and while its not been a lag fest, lg’s software is quite a bit aways from being as smooth as Google/motos implantation on the x

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    • Bryan Mills

      They will probably screw the price again.

  • Raven

    I would still highly recommend buying the 32GB Developer Edition if you need an easily rootable device on Verizon.

    • Mech_Engr_09

      Sure they’ll have something like it. Same as the moto x when it came out. An over-priced piece of crap with crappy camera and battery.

      • Raven

        I don’t know what you are talking about. Best sub 5″ Android phone on the market then and now for Verizon that I was happy to pay $399 for off contract last year. The battery easily lasts me all day. The camera although not the greatest in low light is very fast at opening and has served me well for candid shots.

  • Detonation

    Boo, this sale is killing my resale options for my Verzion Dev Edition. Was planning on listing it today since the previous sale was supposed to end yesterday.

    • Mech_Engr_09

      Just sold mine on swappa for 350 what a sucker haha. I wasn’t lowering my price just because moto decided to drop the price of that pos.

  • James Keleman

    I want that background! On the phone, it doesnt say Moto X like that…anyone have it?

  • T4rd

    I’d rather start the school year fresh with a Moto X+1 or whatever it will be called. =p

    • Mech_Engr_09

      Start it fresher with a g3.

      • Kevin


  • Suicide_Note

    While maybe not the best deal for us tech heads, this is a good deal for someone who doesn’t care about specs, and just wants a solid all-around phone.

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