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16GB Motorola Moto X to cost $575 SIM-free

02 August, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
16GB Motorola Moto X to cost $575 SIM-free - read the full textMotorola Moto X was unveiled yesterday and the smartphone will soon be available from the top 5 carriers in the USA. The 16 GB variant of the Moto X is priced at $200 and the 32 GB unit costs you $250 with a two-year contract. At the announcement event Motorola did not announce the pricing...


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I hope these companies eventually realize that the amount of space on a smartphone makes or breaks its success. Charging premiums for hard space in this day and age is just sad. Read it Google/Motorola execs, I know you're reading these comments. You almost had my money on this one, or the Droid Mini, but you didn't include a microSD, because you want us to use Google's cloud. That'll never work while I'm on the subway or on the basement level of my gym. Streaming from a cloud also kills battery and eats into carrier data plans. Maybe someday you'll understand this. It's 2013 for crying out loud. Having ample hard storage space on a smartphone is not that hard to do.

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  • 2013-08-03 09:06
  • qDj@

$575 !?!?!?, are you kidding me

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  • 2013-08-03 08:43
  • txj3

Googe pl. launch this phone in India with subsided rate $250 maximum

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  • 2013-08-03 07:42
  • YQVs

What a costly phone, better look other phones

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  • 2013-08-03 07:39
  • IWH{

Expensive for a mid smartphone, maybe coz it made in US...

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  • 2013-08-03 06:22
  • udq1

I'll pay 350$ for that motorola

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  • 2013-08-03 05:58
  • vMix

Great job Motorola! with that price and availability only in US, you just made Galaxy S4 even more popular.
Looks like Motorola is operating again on its own. People are expecting the same nexus pricing, NOT very Google at all.

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  • 2013-08-03 04:29
  • wu4W

Final nail in the coffin for Motorola.

Practically the same performance of the Nexus 4, for almost double the price. Thanks, but no thanks.

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  • 2013-08-03 03:33
  • 8RHX

It seem that google didnt learn anything from the nexus 4, betraying us by the moto x pricetag

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  • 2013-08-03 03:30
  • 6cX2

just come to Malaysia and take my money

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  • 2013-08-03 03:18
  • tV05

perfect phone it is....all those complaining about no quad core,you guys need to understand...that this dual core verion is enough for android.
even the galaxy s4 mini which is clocked at 1.7 dual core with adreno 305 performs same as S4...GSMarena tried to put everything against it....but it performed smoothly every single time,

impressed by the phone overall....just one problem, should be priced around 450$ & 550$ for 16GB & 32GB versions

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  • 2013-08-03 02:48
  • 7q9y

ROFL ROFL what IDIOT thought anyone would buy this.

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  • 2013-08-03 01:17
  • NB8V

What a joke

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  • 2013-08-03 00:08
  • Yd6p

I agree, I myself was waiting to see whether I'll go for Xperia SP or this phone, but looking at the price tag, I'd definitely go for the SP.

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  • 2013-08-02 23:03
  • tt86

> In reply to Pixelasso1 @ 2013-08-02 21:44 from 6Q91 - click to readNo, this outperforms all the ones you listed and the newer version including th S4, One and Xperia Z.

Try checking performance and not just read off spec list.

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  • 2013-08-02 22:49
  • m}iU

good luck whit that phone motorola.

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  • 2013-08-02 22:19
  • kCPC

So. Lower Mid range specs at top price. Easily beaten by HTC one X, galaxy s3,nexus 4,xperia sp, etc etc etc. Why would anyone buy overpriced crop just because it's made in the USA? Pathetic

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  • 2013-08-02 21:44
  • 6Q91

I didn't expect Motorola or Google owned Motorola to charge $629 for the 32 GB version. I like this phone and i thought it would be a flagship device. It's a dual core phone and i am sure Android OS can't run smoothly as expected with a dual core and not all apps gonna work. Nokia Lumia 1020 is mine.

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  • 2013-08-02 21:23
  • t1$A

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-08-02 19:39 from H5Dk - click to readNexus 4 is a great buy compared to S4, Xperia Z and so on. However, just because it also has Adreno 320 as Moto X, it does not mean that it performs anywhere close to the Moto X.

You can't look at specs alone, especially since the Adreno comes with two different clock speeds, and benchmark tests like quadrant, antutu etc only tells so much. But even here the Moto X has twice the performance as the Nexus 4.
GLBenchmark tests tell alot more about 3D and overall performance

I think the GPU is lower clocked in the Nexus.

And as mentioned, Nexus 4's CPU only outputs about half of what the Moto X delivers. It might just be dual core in Moto X, but it outperforms the quad in Nexus 4 by far.

Browser test also are good and also here the Moto X delivers twice the performance of the Nexus 4.

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  • 2013-08-02 20:45
  • m}iU

Motorola is simply delusional if they think that phone is worth such price. I like Android, I like Motorola and I like Google, but no way I am buying this. My galaxy nexus can wait for the next gen Nexus.

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  • 2013-08-02 20:41
  • Ps%t

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