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Motorola has had some pretty crazy sales for the Moto X in past months, but the fun doesn't have to end just because Lenovo is heading things up. Motorola is having a one-day Mother's Day sale on May 1st with reduced off-contract prices for all versions of the Moto X.

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The 16GB device is dropping from $349.99 to $299.99. The 32GB is going from $399.99 all the way down to $324.99. Double the storage for $25 sounds good, but the developer edition might be an even better buy at the same price $324.99. Of course, you can't get fun colors with that one.

Yes, Mother's Day isn't until May 11th, but this way you have time to get the device shipped in time. See how that works? "I ordered you a phone, mom" doesn't work as well as "Here is your purple phone, mom."

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Ryan Whitwam
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  • DaveBCheek

    The 16GB device is dropping from $349.99 to $299.99. The 32GB Is going from $399.99 all the way down to $324.99. Double the storage for $25 sounds good, but the developer edition might be an even better buy at the same price $324.99. Of course, you can't get fun colors with that one. http://sn.im/28v1ckw

    • efan

      Did you just copy the article text and add an Amazon referral link at the bottom?

      • MeCampbell30

        Spam bots gonna spam.

  • AbbyZFresh

    I suppose it's to clear up stock for the upcoming Moto X2.

    Please include latest specs and competitive price this time Moto. Don't make the same mistake twice.

    • alexcue

      The one thing I REALLY want is a better camera sensor. I have a Moto X and a Note 3 and Samsung's camera really puts the X to shame. Unfortunate since the X's user experience is outstanding. Can't wait to see what Motorola rolls out this summer/fall.

      • someone755

        The one thing I really want is just a better chip inside. Yes, it's nice to have the software optimized, but if the price for that is a year-old chipset, thanks, I'll pass. I'd rather have less optimization than risk Qualcomm drop support for my device a year after I get it (and yes, that has happened to me; Xperia S).

    • dude

      It run smoother than the Galaxy S4, I never felt the phone was slow. It might not be fast for latest 3d games, but I don't need that.

      • ProductFRED

        It's actually faster than the Galaxy S4 for games. Although it has a "dual-core" processor (in terms of the # of cores used for normal tasks), it retains the same quad-core GPU (Adreno 320) that the Snapdragon 600 in the Galaxy S4 has. Additionally, because it's running at 720p vs 1080p, it's actually completely faster, even in terms of gaming.

    • Ryan

      No thanks. The X proved that you don't need ridiculous flagship specs to still be an impressive flagship device. I love the X as is, if the X+1 goes to the flagship war (5+", 3GB RAM, 16mp Camera, SD Card support) They lose my business. The X holds down the flagship sector for 4-5" devices, it'd be nice if it stayed that way

      • AbbyZFresh

        The public still cares about specs. What's wrong with having your device having top-notch hardware?

        • Ryan

          Price - There are already ridiculously priced devices (Ahem, GS5...) that are nowhere near as smooth or efficient as the X, which, by those invested in a spec battle, will claim is incredibly outmatched. We need some decent devices in the 4-5" range, around the $3-400 price range. These $6-800 devices are a waste.

        • Ryan

          The general public cares about user experience, the tools selling the devices push specs because they're easy to hype up and impress with, while making more money on more costly devices. This should've been my original rebuttal, but you caught me on an off day. :)

    • Michael Pahl

      Nothing about the X is a mistake.

  • Gsizzle

    Is this deal available for Canadians?

    • RarestName

      What's Canada?

      • Moverine

        Dumb

        • someone755

          Inb4 you get you're the dumb one and realize it was a joke.
          Or not.

          Yeah, I'm sticking with the last one.

        • RarestName

          Ironic.

      • someone755

        Are we asking the right question?

        • RarestName

          Haha

    • Anaron

      Unfortunately, no. Any time there's a sale for the Moto X or G, chances are it's US-only. The only way to buy the Moto X or G in Canada is through a carrier.

      • undercoverduck

        Then I suppose there's no possibility whatsoever to get it into Europe, hèh

    • garychencool

      I contacted Motorola about that via phone. This only applies to the American website and it only ships in USA. On the Canadian website, the sale isn't there but there might be a sale price on May 1st on the Canadian website. It's possible but you would have to go through Canadian retailers such as Best Buy for that. The Canadian website only has info and does not handle Moto X orders. Depending on the price matching policy, you cannot pricematch with American sellers, only Canadian ones.

      Motorola suggested that you could get a friend to buy it for you in USA.

  • Cj

    Damn... I bought one just last week for my mom :(

    • dude

      Good choice, I just bought a used one for my brother too. It still have awesome feature not found in other brands.

    • Flexte

      I called Motorola because I placed my order today. and my phone wont get here until next week. they recomended that i return it for a full refund and order another one May 1st. for the $70 difference that is what I am going to do.

      • Ryan

        I had a similar experience. You'd think the company would stand to lose less money by just giving you the $70 difference back. Instead, they'd rather just resell a refurbished device.

  • ericguwei

    that's great! but it's pity that i cannot order it in China...

  • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

    Surprise, mother-gifter!

  • garychencool

    Not in Canada.

  • Steve

    Moto X Black or White. $25 Republic Wireless credit at checkout with purchase of your phone using this discount link: http://rwshar.es/OFc8

  • Steve

    Moto X Black or White earns a $25 Republic Wireless credit at checkout with purchase of your phone using this discount link: http://rwshar.es/OFc8

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