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Last Updated: May 7th, 2014

Update: As commenters have pointed out, the $349.99 Moto X is only available from Republic Wireless. The other carriers are still selling the device for $399.99.

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Note, Republic Wireless will sell you a Moto X directly for $299.99, but it only offers black or white at that price range.

The $349.99 Moto X from Amazon will work with GSM carriers such as AT&T or T-Mobile, so there are still some savings to be found here. You just have to be happy with the phone in black or white.

The Moto X has gone on sale plenty of times in the past, and there have been special offers for loyal customers, but this time it looks like the handset's price is taking a more permanent dip for everyone. If you head over to Motorola's website now, the 16GB version of the device is available for $349.99. The 32GB option is going for $399.99. For both, this is a drop of fifty bucks.

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The price is the same over at Amazon.

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The developer edition, on the other hand, remains stationed at $449.99.

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We're not sure what to make of this just yet. We haven't seen a press release or announcement of any kind suggesting that the Moto X is now available for less than it used to be. Nevertheless, these lower prices are available for all to see. If you've been sitting on your hands waiting for the Moto X to go down in cost, now might be a good time to jump on it, just in case this drop isn't set in stone.

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Moto X from Amazon

Thanks, Joe Wood.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • silver_arrow

    A carrier in Canada also dropped it to $350 and you can have it in any colour as long as its black or white.

    • Tuấn Ankh

      Lol. Good one.

    • ArberBeq

      Fido if anyone is wondering

  • OnbekendeBekende

    Lol Op1 is probably the main reason

    • herbivoor

      I'd say the Moto X+1 is the main reason.

      • Justin W

        These names are killing me. How many One's are there now?

    • bozzykid

      I doubt the OnePlus is even on their radar. More than likely they are just clearing inventory for their summer launch of the next Moto X.

      • Justin W

        I can almost guarantee the One Plus One is on device manufacturer's radars. Who is crazy enough to sell a phone that, were it made by a known OEM, would sell at $600+? I feel like they may or may not have an impact, but I doubt they are just going to ignore them completely.

        • Freak4Dell

          Nobody outside of the technophiles is even going to hear about the OPO, much less go buy it.

          • Justin W

            That may be true, but that doesn't mean those technophiles don't have any influence on those that have limited exposure to the tech sphere. Word of mouth is a powerful advertising tool.

        • bozzykid

          Doubtful. Even the Nexus 4 makes little impact on the market and is being sold by Google. In the US if you aren't available subsidized from a major carrier then you can't compete.

          • Justin W

            The Nexus 4 didn't have the specs of this beast. It was close, but I still think the they are going to keep an eye on them.

  • Michael Jones

    It's been at this price since at least last week when I ordered one.

  • h4rr4r

    They did this a while ago, I thought. My wife got one at that price months ago.
    I almost grabbed one today, but went with the N5 instead. I was waiting on the One+ announcement and once I saw it was going to be the size of a dinner plate I decided against.

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      "...once I saw it was going to be the size of a dinner plate I decided against."

      That essentially sums up my reaction as well. I'm still trying to get my fingers to adjust to a 5" phone.

      • darkdude1

        If they made two sizes that would be perfection, the nexus 5 is my limit.

    • Tomasz Kuczynski

      I went through the order process for my wife and just checked it a second ago. Only the republic wireless model (through motorola.com) has the lower price.

    • Chris

      Have you tried a bigger phone? It's not as crazy as you make it sound. When I first went from S2 --> Note 2 I was unsure if I'd be able to handle such a huge size increase. 1 hour later I was used to it. 1 week later I wanted an even bigger phone.

      Still using my Note almost 2 years later and I still want a bigger phone. I even have the Zero Lemon 9300 mAh battery and can one hand everything on the phone. Just annoys me to see people say this about big phones, when they are not that unwieldy.

      But, the best part about android, is you can stick with a smaller phone if you like.

      • moelsen8

        ..not when they gimp their compact/mini versions of flagships.

        • Derek Duncan

          then buy the Moto X

          • moelsen8

            I did. Then I moved on to the Nexus 5 for the specs. I'm just pointing out that you really can't get a flagship with top-of-the-line current-year specs, and also have the display be less than 5" these days.

          • Derek Duncan

            yes but you know why that is right? 1080p panels don't even exist in a smaller size. You can't have the specs and the small size. Doesn't fit.

          • moelsen8

            you could certainly have specs and small size. there's no reason why. also i never said 1080p had to be at the top of my list. in fact i'd rather not have a 1080p display to get the better battery life. moto x was definitely the best smaller flagship phone, i just wish they wouldn't have skimped on the processor. great phone but it's lag is immediately apparent when you have it side-by-side with N5.

          • Cael

            HTC One M7 has a 4.7 inch 1080p screen. They come smaller than 5 inches.

          • Freak4Dell

            That's not true. Sharp has a 4.5" 1080p phone. There are field monitors with 4.3" 1080p screens. They exist. OEMs just don't put them into phones very often.

          • Nadav Erez

            Ever heard of the Z1 Compact?

      • supremekizzle

        A bigger phone would be the G2. The disparity between the G2 and the Oneplus is unacceptable. Sure it has a .3 bigger screen, but they could've done something about them bezels.

        • hp420

          It's half the price of a G2 off-contract, and the rest of the phone is right on par with the 2014 flagships that have launched so far...it's also half the price of these phones. Is a bigger bezel really that big of a deal when you consider what you're getting for its price?

          • supremekizzle

            It is. I have a 10 inch and an 8 inch tablet for two handed use. A phone should be able to be handled easily with one hand. Preliminary hands on from android authority say that it's just at the point of one handed usability. Hand gymnastics trying to use your phone are a cause of phones dropping. To protect against this, people slap a case on it, thereby making it even bigger.

          • hp420

            That's great, but not everyone has money to buy two tablets and a phone, Mr. Rockefeller

        • Chris

          I completely agree. Bezels are waaaaaaay too big.

      • h4rr4r

        I have indeed tried a bigger phone. I setup 6 Note 3s in the last month. Impossible to use one handed and I would need to buy MC hammer pants if I wanted to avoid a man purse.

        • Chris

          setup? That means it wasn't your daily phone. If you actually use it for more than a few minutes you do get used to it. I wear size 32 jeans and it fits in MOST of my pockets no problem. I will admit that when buying pants the pockets must be big tho :P

          • h4rr4r

            I could get used to being blind in one eye, I would rather not. I have a tablet, I have a phone, I have no need for one to the be the same size as the other. Just like my tablet does not replace my 23" monitor.
            I wear size 30, I tried and even in my 550s a note does not fit well.

      • hp420

        I can barely reach the top far corner of my 4.7" screen one-handed. I have small hands, but seriously, yes....large phones are definitely unwieldy. That said, I'm seriously looking at the OP1 with its 5.5" screen, but that doesn't mean screens bigger than 5" are right for everyone. I literally get cramps in my hand if I use my 4.7" nexus 4 one handed for too long. That makes it too large for one handed use for me...no one should ever get cramps from having to stretch too far to click something. However, like I said, I'm looking for a bigger screen still. I know it sounds backwards, but I want a phablet now. I'll have to get used to two hands to use it, though.

        • Chris

          Yeah. You'll get used to it. And bigger screens are just so much better and more useful it's worth it. I used to have trouble reaching parts of my Note 2's screen, but now I hold it differently, and can reach everywhere. Humans adapt to everything...everything.

    • KlausWillSeeYouNow

      You'll get used to it. I have a 5.5" LG Optimus G Pro. I got it at the time for the specs, and the size is now perfect for me. Whenever I use a Moto X, I can't help but wonder, "Where's the rest of it?"

  • Tomasz Kuczynski

    Might be the only who noticed but the Republic Wireless is the only one with the discounted price on Moto Builder. GSM, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon are still $400 and $450. On Amazon you cannot customize it and it's only white or black.

  • hp420

    This thing is so overpriced, words can't begin to describe it. The Moto G sells for $200 less, for only a fraction of a step down in specs. I might think about buying one for under $200, since it's so old now...a penny over $200 is way out of the question!!!

    • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

      Yeah this is why I picked up a Moto G vs a Moto X. I'll wait and see what the next gen Moto X is like and think about upgrading. The G's camera is fairly bad but coming from a Galaxy Nexus it's still an improvement.

      • Nathan Fletcher

        Man, you guys haven't used a moto x long term have you? Just go for the moto x. Hard to describe, but the system is the most fluid I have ever seen and the internal memory is very fast compared to other phones. It is overall a better phone than the moto g, even though the specs would say otherwise.

        • Nathan Talbert

          Agreed. Moto X dev edition, unlocked and rooted (out of habit), but all I did was put xposed for a few tweaks here and there. Otherwise its great, as is, right out of the box. still running as fast and smooth as the day I bought it.

          I can, however, see it not being for everybody. Myself, I could never live without the always listening feature and the additions I've made with tasker. I spend a lot of time driving and need the complete hands free experience.

          • David Peterson

            What tasker changes did you make to the driving assistance that is built in?

          • Freak4Dell

            You can use Tasker, AutoVoice, and the Google Now API Xposed module to expand Touchless Commands to do almost anything.

    • Grahaman27

      The moto g is nice for the price, don't get me wrong, but hold and use both for any period of time and you will understand exatly why the moto x is $400 and competes strongly with other flagships.

  • keith

    I just don't understand the skimping on internal memory....it's $349 for the new OnePlus One for 64GB!!!! This is not how this works. This is not how any of this works!!

    • Grahaman27

      Well the one+one is just another "high speced" phone from Asia. No attention to detail, no optimization, with an ugly skin that will never get updated.

      • silver_arrow

        I know, I might have to put Cyanogenmod on it to get rid of the skin!

    • NBM

      Indeed, the Oneplus One is $299 for 16gb... and yet the OnePlus One is only $349 for the 64gb!

  • David Thoren

    If you go through the entire process, at the end where you select the carrier, the Republic Wireless version is the only one offered at this discounted price. The others are the $50 higher prices.

  • Marsg

    I payed 350 for it 5 months ago, great device for anyone considering it. Very reliable and fast.

  • Andrew

    For those interested in Republic Wireless, when you decide to go with them, use this link for $20 off your order: http://rwshar.es/O8es

    We both get $20 credit. Not valid for moto-maker phones (custom moto x) but great for everything else. I'm happy with the service and I'm currently upgrading to the Moto G from the Defy XT. I also recommend the otterbox commuter case, the one on my Defy is great.

  • x

    Its been 350 for a while

  • fryfats

    If you want an extra $20 off Republic Wireless, use this coupon code:
    http://rwshar.es/O19o

    I get a little kickback as well, just to be transparent, but I still love my moto x & love RW.

  • hash esh

    i'm planning to buy this MOTO G , 16 GB
    i checked the specifications .. they look good to me ...
    battery backup is far better then other SMARTphones with 3000 mAh
    anyone using this phone ..
    i checked on Amazon , they are selling it for really low price http://amzn.to/QiMEh5, suggets me guysssssssssss

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