Moto X is the first smartphone co-developed by Google and Motorola and when it first hit the market in August it had a price tag of $199. Fast forward two months and we hear that Best Buy and Amazon have the Moto X on sale at just $99. While Best Buy’s Moto X price cut only lasted for a couple of days, Amazon’s offer is still available. Unfortunately, neither Amazon nor Best Buy allowed you to customize your Moto X via Moto Maker.
If you are planning to get your hands on the Moto X and in the same time design the smartphone yourself, now it’s time to do it, as Motorola’s flagship smartphone is available at $99 directly thorugh Moto Maker.
To sweeten the news even more, for $99, besides the Moto X, you will also get a free Motorola Skip (a small clip you wear that unlocks your phone with a single tap, that regularly costs $14.99) and no extra costs for shipping. Since AT&T still has exclusivity over Moto Maker, you will only be able to seal the deal after you agree to sign a two-year contract with the carrier.
If previous reports prove true, than other US carriers should join the Moto Maker customization program as of mid-November.
Even though the Moto X is not the most powerful smartphone on the market, it’s customizable design and unique software features make it a desirable handset. While running almost stock Android 4.2.2, Moto X also brings some neat Motorola software features like Moto Assist, Active Display, or gesture-based camera application.
In regards of technical specifications, the Moto X brings a 720p 4.7-inch AMOLED display, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of storage, 10 MP ClearPixel camera with 1.4 µm pixel size and 1080p@30fps video recording, and an X8 mobile computing system which is basically a Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC customized by Motorola.
Is the Moto X a good deal at $99? Are you getting one?