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Jun
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The 64GB Moto X has popped up a few times in Motorola's site code and in some leaked Sprint docs, but now it's official. Motorola has confirmed to us that the 64GB Moto X is going to sell for $100 more than the 16GB model. The company is also starting a one-day promotion at 11PM CT on Sunday June 8th that lets you try a custom Moto X for two weeks.

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The 64GB model hasn't shown up in Moto Maker for us just yet, but it's going live when the trial program does. The 64GB device will be available on AT&T, T-Mobile (unlocked), Sprint, and Republic Wireless. There's no mention of Verizon in the statement we got (see below), so apparently Big Red customers will have to settle for 32GB.

As for this trial program, you'll be able to design and order a Moto X and pay just $0.01 up-front. The device is shipped out and you get to use it for up to two weeks. If you like it, keep it and pay Motorola the agreed upon price. If not, box it up and send it back, no questions asked. If you keep the phone, you'll also get a 30% off promo code to spend on accessories. Unlike some of Moto's recent deals, this one is subject to limited supply, so plan ahead.

We think the Moto X is one great smartphone - once you hold it in your hand, you know you want it. That why, starting this Sunday (6/8) at 11 p.m. CT, we’re kicking of a “Try Then Buy” program for those who have wanted to check out a Moto X but haven’t yet taken the plunge. For a limited time, consumers can customize their very own, unlocked Moto X, give it a shot in their world for two weeks, and then decide to return it hassle-free or pay for it at that time.

And because the Moto X is the phone that keeps getting better, we’re also offering up a new 64GB version available for just $100 more than the 16GB version for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Republic Wireless customers.

Here’s how “Try Then Buy” works:

·         Consumers go to motorola.com starting Sunday, June 8, at 11:00 p.m. to sign up and receive a special code.

·         Then it’s over to Moto Maker, our online studio, to design a custom, no-contract device. A penny charge will be placed on their credit card while the try out the device for the next two weeks.

·         After 14 days, if the consumer likes their phone, their credit card will be charged.  If not, Motorola will pay to ship the Moto X back. Those who keep the phone get a promo code for 30% off accessories as a welcome to the Moto X family.

“Try Then Buy” is only open for 24 hours--closing on Monday, 6/9, at 11:00 p.m. CT--and while quantities last. To learn more, click here.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Young Thug

    I like!

  • Connor Mason

    Already pretty familiar with the Moto X, but I might as well!

  • usamaisawake

    Great. Though strange if they're planning on releasing the successor soon.. I love my Moto X and I'm somewhat tempted to sell the 32gb I own and buy a 64gb except that I know I'll want the successor so... I'll just wait for that. And as much as I love the phone as it's getting close to being replaced I can't recommend it with good conscience to any friends.

  • Nathan

    So Moto X + 1 will be 32 / 64GB?

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      I sure hope so.

  • Danny S Sanjaya

    I want it

    • http://www.volkswagen.de/ Quailallstar

      Lets see how long these penny codes last... Hope to get in on one.

  • thartist

    Ouch, this makes me think that the X+1 is farther away, like they are still pushing for the X...

    • Boba F

      I bet they're going to wait just before or just after iPhone 6. The Moto X was designed to be a polish iPhone alternative.

      • 34

        Why Poland?

        • Sam Hollis

          Polished*

        • Jephri

          IPhone can't compete with this.

    • Dave

      Well, Motorola claimed the X+1 will arrive in late summer and evleaks 'confirmed' this by tweeting it would hit the market by the end of September :(

      • thartist

        Fuuuuuuuu!!! ... but thanks, i didn't know that.

    • abqnm

      I think it is a good move. The X will likely remain on sale, though at a reduced price when the successor is launched, slotted above the G and below the X+1 (or whatever it is called). Then there will be 4 devices at distinct price points and feature/performance levels.

      • thartist

        I know but that doesn't bring the X+1 any closer! :(

  • Jeffrey Tarman

    Other than storing local music, there is no need for this. Convince me I need music all day, a ton of apps & photos.

    • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

      Should I talk about enormous 3D games and HD video recording?

    • squiddy20

      Yes, just because you have no need for it, automatically means everyone else feels the same.

    • Anna

      Then sir, this variant is obviously not for you . There's another option which suits you and its available but that's fine for you.We don't all use our phones the same way. ;)

    • MyLeftNut

      There's a difference between "there is no need for this" and "I have no need for this."

    • Yar Nunya

      Just because you don't lug around a lot of data doesn't mean nobody does. Some folks lug enormous 3d games, 4k camera recording (and 1080p to a lesser extent), music, digital maps, etc.

  • Boba F

    They really must have a lot of unsold Xs to get rid of.

    • Cael

      Or they are trying to get people on Motorola hardware so they can stay on it in the future.

  • abobobilly

    I imagine a MotoX with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of Memory with a MicroSDCard Slot. THE BEST phone one can imagine.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      Will this have the SD slot?

      • Kevin

        Never

        • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

          I thought the LTE one they just released had the slot.

        • Yar Nunya

          They might after the Lenovo buyout is complete.

      • abobobilly

        I wish.

        But then i also wished for Angelina Jolie. It never happened -.-

    • Cael

      3 GB of ram....

      • Kevin

        Moto X doesn't need 3 gigs of RAM like touch wiz devices do.

        • dude

          Amen.

        • Anna

          But it doesn't hurt having that option. You know how software updates these days can keep a phone usable longer than previous phone generations. Buying a 3GB RAM phone currently is a better investment in my opinion given the current pace of growth in the mobile technology industry.

      • abobobilly

        What @Kevin Said.

        From 1GB to 2GB is still twice the RAM. It would've made a lot more sense had they also upgraded the RAM along with the storage. Atleast give people a reason to switch. I mean, who the heck is gonna ditch his 16/32GB one JUST so (s)he could get a 64GB one. Thats absurd. They'd rather purchase one of the many other phones available in the market, with probably microSD card slot ... maybe.

    • danger2u

      and a Full Hd display??
      that will be awesome.
      and some 3000 mah battery.
      perfect smartphone

      • abobobilly

        Actually between all these resolution wars, i don't think it really needs a high res display. A SuperAMOLED 720p with 3000mAh battery will probably be the most battery saving phone (given it also has that Amoled tech, where pixels are turned off to save power).

        Its a shame. I love MotoX. I adore touchless controls and its always listening feature. I crave for its design which sits just so perfectly in hand. But it has some limitations which makes me think it all over again :( I wonder when they are going to release the next variant.

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

        When you mention the words "Perfect Smartphone", it is morally mandatory to mention PROJECT ARA in the same sentence.

  • jonathan3579

    One last hoorah, I suppose.

  • topgun966

    We broke the site.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    Can I get the 64gb with LTE and micro SD slot? I thought they just released one.

    • Kevin

      No SD slot.

      • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

        Whoops. That was the Moto G. Derp.

  • Nathan Fletcher

    Aghhhh, I really am starting to have adopters remorse from getting the 16gb moto x on release day from republic. I really really really want a wood backed, silver and black with white accents 64gb moto x

  • Péter Friedrich

    I want a custom moto x developer edition on Europe. The truth is that only the black and withe ones still be sold with 16gb of storage. So yeah, thank you Motorola for paying attention to the European market, 16 GB is nothing.

  • JG

    Hmm... I might just have to try for this... I've been considering a switch over to T-Mobile... Getting to play with a nice phone for free for 2 weeks could come in handy to test out signal strength around town... Too bad its the X and not X+1 though...

    • dude

      If you want good signal strength then getting a Motorola is a good idea.

  • BoFiS

    I'd buy one if instead of a 64gb model they added a MicroSD slot!

  • enoch861

    On thing that still hasn't been discussed, exactly what price are you paying for the phone when you decided to keep it? $599? or $349 (or whatever the price of the phone has fallen to)?

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