Smartphone prices are continuing to rise but two newish smartphones in the US have dropped in price on Amazon, from their once high $199 on contract price in the US, the Moto X and LG G2 are both $99 on contact.
Most smartphones (especially iPhones) do not drop in price on contract until the new model is available and carriers like to make sure their prices are competitive with what is on offer elsewhere, making sure nobody drops below the normal price.
The Moto X has always been received as a smartphone a bit to expensive for its internals, with many hoping for an off contract $349 smartphone, they were a little disappointed when Motorola announced it was $199 on contract.
AT&T is now selling the Moto X on Amazon for $99 and it can be picked up even cheaper on Wirefly with Sprint for only $79 on contract. This is an excellent bargain for anyone wanting a almost-stock Android experience with extras.
As for the LG G2, it is on contract with Verizon Wireless for only $99 on both Wirefly and Amazon. This is insanely good for a smartphone just released a few weeks ago, but there are some issues with the LG G2 to contend.
One if the user interface, LG still needs a lot of work in the software and services arena when competing with natural Android and iOS. The company also has weird buttons and not very well designed externals, although inside the LG G2 is a beast.
Both smartphones suit different consumers and both are high-end, at the $99 price tag, it is pretty impressive and may be the possible path to more phones coming out with lower prices in the near future, though we wouldn’t tell you to hold your breath.