AT&T has officially started selling the Moto X on its service for $199.99 on contract and $579.99 off contract. Even though Motorola said the Moto X would be coming to all four major carriers, AT&T is currently the only one stocking the device.
The Moto Maker tool is also only available on AT&T, with Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile having to wait until the exclusive contract runs out. Motorola has not detailed how long it will stay exclusive to AT&T, some sources believe it could be until late November.
Motorola will not be offering the engraving tool on the Moto Maker, due to an issue with quality control. AT&T stores will only be offering the white and black version, for anything else, they will give a code to use online, allowing the user to customise the smartphone.
Rogers is also offering the Moto X in Canada for $189.99 on contract. Rogers is currently the only known carrier to have the Moto X, we are not sure if Telus and Bell are going to get the phone on their service anytime soon.
Motorola will deliver every single device in four days, as part of strategy to make all US purchases quick and easy. If the user does not like the colour or design, they can send it back and get a new one in a week, but this can only be done once.
The Moto X is the biggest push by Motorola in half a decade to get the brand recognition back up to the heights of Samsung and Apple. With the reinvented logo and new design atheistic, this could be the phone to get them back in the business.
With a dual-core applications processor and 720p display, many have labeled the Moto X a mid-range device. In testing, the Moto X outperforms the Galaxy S4 in GPU horsepower, but falls short on its display, an 720p AMOLED is not the best.
The great features on the Moto X include the really impressive set of software and programs available, including Moto Assist, Quick Capture, Touchless Control, Active Display and the twenty-four hours of battery life.
It is obviously not for people wanting the latest and greatest in specs, even though the performance is marginally different. For people who want extra amounts of battery life and almost stock Android, this is the smartphone to pen a two-year contract.