Moto X Up for Grabs at Sprint, $199 with Two-year Contract
The Moto X is the first smartphone co-developed by Google and Motorola after the search engine giant acquired the Chicago-based phone maker mid 2012, and after it hit the AT&T and Verizon stores, the handset is now available for purchase at Sprint, too.
Just like all other US carriers, Sprint is asking $199 for the Moto X, of course if you agree to sign a two year contract with them.
But, if you are coming from a different network you will be able to get the smartphone at a special price. In an attempt to steal some of its rivals’ customers, Sprint is selling the Moto X for a mere $99 to the new customers porting a number.
If you don’t want to sign an agreement with the carrier you can also purchase the Moto X without subsidy for $549.
With Moto Maker still being an AT&T exclusive, the smartphone is only available in black or white. If you want to get your hands on the Moto X with Sprint you can head to the carrier’s online store by following this link.
In case you aren’t familiar withe the terminal’s specs, hear that the Moto X is powered by Motorola’s X8 mobile computing system with four graphic processing cores, dual-core 1.7 GHz processor and two low-energy cores that deal with the natural language and contextual computing tasks. The X8 is basically a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset customized by the Chicago-based phone maker therefore you will be dealing with Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU.
Besides the 4.7-inch AMOLED display with HD resolution, the handset also brings 2 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage (so far only the 32 GB models are up for sale) and a 2,200 battery capable of getting the smartphone through 24 hours of moderate usage.
The connectivity features of the Moto X are worthy of a high-end smartphone circa 2013 with the likes of 4G LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, WiFi in all standards, and microUSB 2.0 among them.
While the front-facing camera has a 2 megapixel sensor with 1080p video recording support, the camera mounted on the back is a 10 megapixel unit with Clear Pixel technology boasting about autofocus, LED flash, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and 1080p@30fps video recording capabilities.
The smartphone is running almost-stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean which comes with an unaltered Android interface, but packs a couple of cool Motorola-specific features like Active Notifications, Motorola Assist, and gesture-based camera app.
There’s no doubt that the main selling point of the Moto X is the highly customizable design which can be changed via Moto Maker. Once you get on the dedicated website you will be able to choose from 18 colors for the back, 2 colors for the front panel, and even choose the accents (ring around the camera, volume rocker and power button) or headphones colors, or set a personalized inscription on the back or the wallpaper that ships with the device.
The Moto Maker are only available with AT&T for now, but, hopefully, the other US carries will get it, too. Should I remind you that the Moto X is “Made in the USA”? No I won’t because you’ve already heard it a million from Motorola.