Motorola reduces Moto X price to $399, Moto G arrives on Verizon for $100

Motorola has announced a reduction in the price of unlocked Moto X smartphone in the United States on Wednesday. The smartphone with 16GB of storage will now be sold for just $399 without any contract.Moto X price-cut

Unlike the recent $349 promotion, the latest price-drop is permanent and will continue until the company discontinues the phone or pushes another price-cut.

“We’ve been hearing a lot recently from people who want a new premium smartphone at a reasonable price without having to wait for a contract upgrade. That came through especially loud and clear during our holiday flash sales,” Motorola’s Rick Osterloh noted in a blog post.

The consumers can also use Motorola’s zero-interest EMI scheme to grab Moto X.

Moto G arrives on Verizon for $99.99, now available at Best Buy

In related news, retailer Best Buy has started selling the Verizon variant of Moto G smartphone without contract for just $99.99. This is the first time the CDMA version of this budget smartphone is going to on sale anywhere.Moto G

“The phone is currently landing in stores and is available for sale as soon as it arrives,” Best Buy spokesman Jonathan Sandler told in a statement to The LA Times.

To remind you, Moto G comes with 4/5-inch 720p display, quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and Android (exact version of CDMA version is unclear but it is most probably be 4.4 as GSM version has already started getting Android 4.4 in US).

  • Puli

    If we get this MOTO X (off-contract) from USA, will it work in India with all Carriers? If so i will get one else will wait for MOTO G. Any update about moto g launch in india?

    • View From The Top

      4G definitely won’t work, ‘cuz we mostly use different standards, (Moto X only supports FDD AFAIK and we use TDD) but HSDPA might, depending on the bands on offer. You need to check that out. But you’ll definitely not get the warranty.

      $400 is 25K anyways. Have you looked at the Nexus 5 for for just 3-4K extra? The 16 GB variant is around 28.5K from the open market and 29K from the Play Store.

      • puli

        I am in a thought that MOTO X is better than N5 in Battery Backup. Also i am not a good gamer. I prefer Camera, battery and Display. i think N5 has less battery backup and less Camera quality. I hope i am correct in assuming so. Any suggestions?

        • View From The Top

          From all the reviews, it would seem so, yeah. If you’re buying for the cam, then the N5 is definitely not for you, but battery backup should not be a problem especially if you’re not a heavy gamer. In any case, a mobile power bank costs less than a grand.

          As for battery life, the N5 repeatedly betters
          the MotoX in all the tests done by Anandtech except for the “charging time” criterion. Link – http://www.anandtech.com/show/7517/google-nexus-5-review/3

          The display on the N5 is supposed to be one of the best non-AMOLED displays going around in terms of brightness, outdoor visibility, viewing angles and color saturation.

          Also, technically, it bigger and has a higher resolution than the MotoX screen. (4.7″ 720p vs. 5.0″ 1080p). Anandtech says “Nexus 5 has the best calibrated display I’ve seen so far in any Android handset.” Link – http://www.anandtech.com/show/7517/google-nexus-5-review/5

          So unless the Moto Maker flexibility is an absolute must, it’s hard to justify the MotoX over the N5 in the same-ish price bracket IMO. YMMV. :-)

          • puli

            Thanks for the info.. Now i am changing my mood to N5.. :)

  • J N

    Motorola is almost dead in Bharat. who knows whats happening in Motorola. seems its future is almost closing doors.

    • Zeus

      What??!!??

    • Ragav

      Friend wait till Moto G launch.. After that you wont tell like this.. Cheers

    • MOTO G FANBOY

      IT’S COMING!!!

    • MOTO G FANBOY

      IT’S COMING!!!

    • View From The Top

      4G definitely won’t work, ‘cuz we mostly use different standards, (Moto X only supports FDD AFAIK and we use TDD) but HSPA might, depending on the bands on offer. You need to check that out. But you’ll definitely not get the warranty.

      $400 is 25K anyways. Have you looked at the Nexus 5 for for just 3-4K extra? The 16 GB variant is around 28.5K from the open market and 29K from the Play Store.