Moto X Costs a Penny on Amazon Right Now

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
    Wait, what?
  • dalethepcman
    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.
  • teh_chem
    "Free" (with 2-year contract). I'd rather pay full-retail for an unlocked version, thank you very much.
  • punahou1
    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.
  • lonecosmos
    Such a good phone
  • fat_panda
    Damn...I ordered from Moto Maker during my lunch today. I would have ordered it from Amazon had I known it was a penny!!
  • jimmysmitty
    12003075 said:
    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.
  • sicom
    These aren't free at all. What a bullshit, obviously sponsored advertisement. Phones are subsidized through contracts.
  • m32
    5-year contract for the $0.01 plan only.... dafaq!!!!

    I doubt it is that little without a catch.
  • lpedraja2002
    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.