Forget Black Friday. If you are in the market for a new smartphone, Cyber Monday could be your best bet. That’s because Motorola will be dropping the price of the customizable Moto X for one day only to $349.99 off-contract which puts it at the same price at Google’s own Nexus 5.
The $150 discount will apply to any Moto X including those on any carrier, both 16GB and 32GB models as well as the special Developer Edition handsets. Motorola tells us that supplies will be limited and they will be providing more details soon.
The discount makes for a solid deal, especially when you consider Motorola’s customization shop Moto Maker is now available on all US carriers. At launch, it was initially limited to phones sold through AT&T. It’s unfortunate, however, that the promised wood back covers have not yet arrived as those look to be pretty slick based on press photos we’ve seen thus far.
Those looking to spend a bit less coin on a new smartphone this year may also be interested in the Moto G which went on sale in the US earlier this week. The handset starts at $179 sans contract and offers a 4.5-inch display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of flash storage. In the event you are looking for a cheap handset, perhaps as a holiday gift for a child or someone that doesn't value a high-end smartphone, it’s certainly worth looking into.
The Moto G is a low cost Android smartphone from Google-owned Motorola. It features a 4.5-inch, 720p (329 PPI) LCD TFT display, a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1.3-megapixel front camera and 5-megapixel shooter on the back, a 2,070mAh battery and 8GB or 16GB of storage options. On the software side Moto G is launching with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and the promise of an Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade.
The Moto X is the first Motorola smartphone to be assembled in the US and the first big release since Google took over the company. The Moto X is touting out of the box customization, choose one of 18 back colors and designs, colors of the phone buttons and the ring around the lens of the camera. The X is powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.7 GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.2.2. It also features a 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display and comes in 16GB or 32GB versions.
The Nexus 5 is a the latest flagship smartphone in the Google Nexus family. The Nexus 5 ships with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box and features a 4.95-inch full HD IPS display covered in Gorilla Glass 3 that operates at 1,920 x 1,080 (445 PPI), a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and 4G LTE connectivity.
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