Motorola has announced another price drop for the Moto X and the smartphone will now be available for $399 off contract on all carriers, with Moto X customisations. The flash sales have done the Moto X well and this price-drop may grab Motorola even more sales in the coming months.
Normally flagships don’t go this low after six months, but the Moto X is a special case of being available in North America only and already having less impressive specs than other flagships on the scene, including the HTC One, LG G2 and Galaxy S4.
The Moto X is currently available on AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular in the US and Rogers in Canada, it is also available direct from the Motorola store. Only the US has the ability to use the Moto Maker, the customisation tool for the Moto X.
For the bamboo backing, users will have to pay a little extra and for 32GB of internal storage the price will be bumped up, but the base price is incredible where it is now, at $399 off contract it beats all flagships and even some two year smartphones from Apple and Samsung.
The Moto X has made a few million sales, but nothing compared to the iPhone 5 or Galaxy S4. This was not Motorola’s goal though, we think the idea was to show a cheap flagship could be made in the US and Motorola also wanted to test out customisation.
We are not sure where the future lies for the Moto X, Motorola could decide to just yearly release a new model with higher-specs or we could see more customisation come into play, to the point where the user can change the internals on the Moto X and completely customise the experience.