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Moto X Costs a Penny on Amazon Right Now

By - Source: via CNet | B 13 comments

Amazon hasn't said how long this discount is going to last.

Amazon's Moto X is the company's flagship device. Though its younger brother, the Moto G, is an extremely good value, it can be hard to ignore the draw of a flagship phone with top-of-the-line specs. Especially when that phone is the Moto X and can be customized to fit your personality. Unfortunately, the price of such devices can be a little hard to swallow.

The good news is that the Moto X is on sale on Amazon right now for just a penny. If you were holding out on getting the device because you couldn't justify the price, then now's your chance to save some dough. Of course, you still have to commit to Verizon for a full two years, because this is not an off-contract or unlocked device. Still, you're saving $100 over buying it directly from Verizon.

The Moto X uses the "Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System," which consists of a software-optimized Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core SoC clocked at 1.7 GHz, a natural language processor and a contextual computing processor. This is paired with 2 GB of RAM and a 2200 mAh battery promising up to 13 hours talk time and up to 24 hours mixed usage time. The phone also packs a 4.7 inch AMOLED 720p screen, 16 GB (standard) or 32 GB of internal storage, dual-band wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR connectivity, and location services consisting of aGPS (assisted), AGPS (autonomous), sGPS (simultaneous), Standalone GPS, eCompass and GLONASS.

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    coolitic , November 21, 2013 1:44 PM
    Wait, what?
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    dalethepcman , November 21, 2013 2:13 PM
    I am betting this is because Verizon needs to dump their stock of this phone. With the release of the carrier unlocked version directly from google opening for sale in ..... 9 hours, the price of the carrier locked version is sure to fall.
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    teh_chem , November 21, 2013 2:28 PM
    "Free" (with 2-year contract). I'd rather pay full-retail for an unlocked version, thank you very much.
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    punahou1 , November 21, 2013 2:42 PM
    Its deceptive to say that these are free. Cell phone companies make huge profits on so called free phones through revenues from their contracts. Verizon as an example tacks on an extra $25 bucks or so to their monthly rate if you have a smart phone. In the end your shelling out about $80 bucks a month with taxes. Considering the true cost to cell phone companies for a smart phone is way less than $100, they are doing quite well on their margins.
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    lonecosmos , November 21, 2013 4:50 PM
    Such a good phone
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    fat_panda , November 21, 2013 6:34 PM
    Damn...I ordered from Moto Maker during my lunch today. I would have ordered it from Amazon had I known it was a penny!!
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    jimmysmitty , November 21, 2013 7:47 PM
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    Such a good phone


    I had a Droid Bionic, the first dual-core 4G LTE phone on Verizon. It was ok but the lack of software updates, issues with 4G reception and the random restarting annoyed me.

    I went to a S4 this year when my contract came around and honestly, its a much better phone. Faster, smoother, wayyyy better battery life and screen. Best of all it doesn't randomly restart or drop my 4G when it feels like it.

    Motorola needs to make better phones. They used to be the best Android phones but now HTC and Samsung have leap frogged them in so many ways.
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    sicom , November 21, 2013 9:15 PM
    These aren't free at all. What a bullshit, obviously sponsored advertisement. Phones are subsidized through contracts.
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    m32 , November 22, 2013 1:57 AM
    5-year contract for the $0.01 plan only.... dafaq!!!!

    I doubt it is that little without a catch.
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    lpedraja2002 , November 22, 2013 2:41 AM
    Its been free on my carrier Claro PR for months on a new 2 year contract plan of $69.99! I'm personally holding off till they put the HTC One free.
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    kawininjazx , November 22, 2013 6:13 AM
    Who in their right mind gets sucked into an overpriced contract to save a few bucks on a phone? Save $400 on a phone and pay $1200 too much over your two year contract.
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    xelliz , November 22, 2013 7:42 AM
    This is actually only 1 cent for new customers or new lines. If you want to upgrade your current phone its $50...which is the same offer you can get from Verizon if you ask.
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    lonecosmos , November 22, 2013 9:21 AM
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    Such a good phone


    I had a Droid Bionic, the first dual-core 4G LTE phone on Verizon. It was ok but the lack of software updates, issues with 4G reception and the random restarting annoyed me.

    I went to a S4 this year when my contract came around and honestly, its a much better phone. Faster, smoother, wayyyy better battery life and screen. Best of all it doesn't randomly restart or drop my 4G when it feels like it.

    Motorola needs to make better phones. They used to be the best Android phones but now HTC and Samsung have leap frogged them in so many ways.


    I am not sure if you have used the Moto X before. I currently own the Droid Maxx and and have owned all the phones that you listed as well as the Moto X, I have to, It's my job to sell them. Between the X, the One and S4, I prefer the X. When it came down to it, they were all fast, responsive and took great pictures. The One being the fastest with best pictures Moto X being faster than the S4 with better image stabilization. But I want a phone for a phone, and since they all have similar screen size and beautiful displays, I chose the phone with the more practical unique features. Touchless controls with twist and take to me out weighs HTC Blink feed and S4's expandable storage. To me, this is because the best things about the One and the S4 were software features that could be achieved on all these phones without need to root the phone. While the Moto X had it's own features that weren't so easy to get without sacrificing battery usage.