18
Mar
india

OK, Indian readers, we know you've been waiting a long time for this. Earlier today Indian online retailer Flipkart posted an ad for the Moto X, announcing that it would be available starting tomorrow, March 19th. The price starts at 23,999 rupees for the 16GB in five colors, according to this Flipkart tweet. That's at least in the same ballpark as the US version - it's just north of $390 USD.

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Flipkart went on to say that teak and walnut wood backs will be available for 25,999 rupees with delivery in April, again in 16GB - there's no 32GB model planned in India for the time being. There will also be no dual-SIM version, which is a bit of a blow, since dual-SIM phones are popular in many Indian markets. At the moment it looks like Flipkart will be the exclusive merchant for the Moto X, as with the budget-focused Moto G back in February. There will be no Moto Maker-style customization, just the seven color and wood variants.

The retailer is offering a few deals with the launch of Motorola's flagship. Customers can take 70% off a case for their new phone with the same order, or take a 1000 rupee deduction with an EMI financing plan. Flipkart says that ten random customers will get their Moto X for free after a 100% discount.

Source: Flipkart Google+ via Punit Soni

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  • ithehappy

    What a price. What a failure it would be. Some kids will buy it anyway though :|

    • Rahul Nebhnani

      why will it be a failure ?
      its still a great phone
      And at 25k its the best you can buy especially better than what micromax and karbon sell at 20-25k

      • Roh_Mish

        Micromax and karbon are both crap

        • Rahul Nebhnani

          true that , both of them use mediatek processors and inferior memory !!

          • Roh_Mish

            Mediatek can power decent phones (see Xperia C) but the quality of components and optimisation in those both are next to nothing

          • Aravind J Nampoothiry

            They are crap,but I had used many karbonn phones with snapdragon,but all of them were dead after one year

      • ithehappy

        Cause I am not seeing the point where people will buy this thing over a ₹ 26/27k S4.

        • Roh_Mish

          S4 is costlier than that. It's the S3 price now I think.

        • Rahul Nebhnani

          because its better than s4 , no bloat , near to stock android

  • Ahmad Nadeem

    That is actually a really competitive price for those who aren't familiar with the Indian market

    • Markoff

      how much in USD/EUR cost Moto G in India?

      • Milind Shah

        There's hardly a different... Probably 20$ max

      • theunknown

        Moto G 16GB = 13,999 INR = 229 USD

        • Markoff

          mm, not very appealing price compared to Chinese phones

          • Ahmad Nadeem

            Well considering it is quite close in price being a reputed company is really some acheivement

      • Gaurav Arora

        That'll be $205 for the Moto G 8GB version and $229 for 16GB version ;]

  • Rahul Nebhnani

    at last !! will be getting the wood one :)
    but a shame that the 32GB version will not launch now

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Shawn De Cesari

    Seven months after the rest of the world. Nice, Motorola.

    • http://www.bloggerslounge.dk/ Kenni Odelheim

      Rest of the world? You mean the US! As an AP Staff I would expect you to know a little about geographical locations. ;) EU got it in February, 6 months after "the rest of the world aka. US". So yea, India got it 7 months after the launch, it sucks, but it is still an amazing phone, so better late than never. I for one was really happy to see Moto X launch in EU, making it reachable through an order from the UK. My next dissapointment hit when I found out I couldn't get 32GB and MotoMaker. People will never be satisfied until Motorola launches their phones/watches global the same time, with full specs and customizations. Fact!

    • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

      Australia is getting it by this month end ! and that too at 549 USD i.e almost INR 33000 (140% of Indian Price)

  • Arun Golla

    Though the price is good, LTE is not compatible with Indian networks.

    • flippingthecoins

      Airtel 4G is available in few areas. But 3G is pretty good for Indian market.

      • Arun Golla

        You didn't get what I meant. The LTE modem in moto x doesn't work with TD LTE. Unlike nexus 5 which has two versions one supporting TD LTE and another FD LTE, moto x apparently has a single version.(Based on what flipkart reps say)
        The 4G services launched by airtel till now are td lte on 2300mhz band but they do have plans to launch fd lte on 1800mhz. Due to the lack of more details one cant be so sure of lte support on moto x even in the coming years.

        • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

          We know that the Moto X has a "World Mode" in the MSM8960DT chpset which contains both FDD and TDD Cat3 capability.

          But whether it supports 2300 MHz TDD-LTE is not known.

  • Roh_Mish

    Flipkart is getting some pretty exclusive (Moto G too is flipkart only)

  • Omkar Dani

    21k and it will sell good

    • Himanshu

      21 k and they'll have to sell motorola

  • Roh_Mish

    I don't think the touch less control would work here. (OK google does not work here...)

    • Sundeep Vallabhajosyula

      Set the language to English US and it works...

      • Roh_Mish

        But sometimes US english does not get the names and street names or other word right. The India English works almost every time though.

        • Himanshu Raut

          Mine works perfectly :). Except for few names.. everythings else works fine.

  • http://nrajesh.com Rajesh

    Though the price looks good, I wonder how good the moto service is in India. There were not many; is there any difference now, with the "G" selling like hot cakes (and the "X" poised to do so as well)?

    Looking at the history of how mobiles sell in Indian market, I feel the Moto G will outsell it's more powerful sibling! Probably those going for 20k+ will look at Samsung or Sony.

    • Milind Shah

      Because that's the bloody way people here choose their phones...people with lower budgets will go for the moto g...people with 20+k as their budgets will say “moto g has a quad core processor the x doesn't so buy the moto g” -_-

      • guest

        but it has extra 2 cores

  • redsnowfox

    Price is lower than what i was expecting, really a sweet deal.

  • akshay7394

    Does anybody know if it comes with lte? Their specifications list don't show anything faster than 3g/HSPA+.

    • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

      It has LTE and many other 4G wireless capability too. but the problem is it may not be compatible with the 2300 MHz band 40 of Indian operators.

      also heard that OTG support is broken. http://tech2yantra.blogspot.in/2014/03/google-motorola-designed-moto-x-finally.html

      • akshay7394

        Good, general lte was my main concern. If not here (where I'm on wifi anyway) I wanted to be able to use lte outside of India, but the flipkart page didn't list it at all, so I wondered.

        Thanks!

  • India Mobile

    Buy Moto X before it goes out of stock

    http://www.flipkart.com/motorola/motox?affid=netizen4a

  • Shiv Gupta

    Moto X is not value for money in my opinion

    You can get an S4 by paying 2-3K extra. Another option is Google Nexus 5. See how S4 compares to Moto X

    http://www.pricejugaad.com/mobiles/samsung-galaxy-s4-vs-motorola-moto-x-5209d03c0b60d7500f000001-520a2da141a5e7c02d0000e0#!compare

    • Himanshu Raut

      First of all . Motox is whole 4-5k CHeap than nexus 5 and S4. For me thats a lot.
      Second thing its a quality phone with features like active display, moto asist and Touchless Controls , which are actually usefull in real life. Not like gimmicky features u ind on s4. Also its performance is par with s4. Benchmarks have proved that. Nexus 5 is in a different leauge so not comparing it with. altough in real life u wont find any difference in nexus 5 and moto x. Plus it uses stock androi so it will b getting updates as soon as google pushes them out.
      In terms of gaming it beats s4 in benchmarks.
      and plus has an awesome battery life.

      So y waste 4-5 k extra on another phone?????

  • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

    Wondering what so special about the Moto X India Click here.

  • Nakul

    Hi All.. just wanted to know if Moto X launched in India is "LTE" version.
    If you look at Nexus 5 on Flipkart it clearly says LTE.. so getting confused here. Please help