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This Year's Motorola Flagship Is The Moto X Style—5.7" Quad-HD Display, 3GB Of RAM, 21MP Camera, Pure Edition Support For All Major US Carriers, $399.99

You won't have to fumble around with remembering the year with the newest Moto X. Or should I say, Moto Xs. This time the company is introducing multiple versions, and each has a name that sets it apart from the crowd. One Moto X has style. Moto X Style.

The Moto X Style is an updated version of the 2014 Moto X, the device we expected from Motorola. The screen makes a predictable jump up to a 5.7-inch quad-HD display. It also makes the leap to a less predictable 21MP camera on the back of the device. A 5MP one resides on the front.

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[Weekend Poll] Did You Order A New Moto X?

Reviews for the new Moto X have been pouring in over the last month, and for the most part, critics are once again decidedly optimistic about Motorola's new flagship device.


While the display has grown to a potentially controversial 5.2", much of what made the original so loved is intact. Front-facing speakers bring a feature much demanded by enthusiasts, along with a bump to a full 1080p AMOLED display (likely Samsung-supplied). New back options like leather up the customization potential for the X even more, and enhancements to Active Display and Motorola Assist continue to build up Motorola's much-loved software additions.

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New Moto X Now Available From Verizon Wireless Directly Or Through Moto Maker

For people living in the large swathes of the US where Verizon Wireless is the only real option, your chance to get the second generation Moto X has arrived. The handset is now available on the carrier's site for $99.99 with a two-year contract, though the price differs with other payment options depending on color. The site is showing the black one available for $24.99 a month with Verizon Edge or $499.99 outright. For the same phone in white, those numbers jump to $27.99 and $549.99. Both come with 16GB of storage.

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If you want a Moto X with more storage space or an exterior that will turn heads, you will need to turn to Moto Maker.

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Moto Maker For The New Moto X Goes Live In The UK, France, And Germany

Just yesterday we saw Motorola flip the on-switch for Moto Maker for the new Moto X here in the US. Customers can head over to the site right away to design a phone that suits their tastes and purchase the unlocked model directly. This time around, eager shoppers in the UK, France, and Germany won't have to wait forever in hopes of tweaking their own version of the flagship. Moto Maker for the new flagship has gone live across the pond, even though the phone is not yet available for purchase everywhere just yet.

Instead of buying a product, customers in the UK will get the design sent to their email address where they will be able to pull it back up when the time to order comes, hopefully in a matter of days.

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[Deal Alert] Motorola Offering $50 Off New Moto X For People With .edu Email Addresses

The new Moto X isn't available for purchase from Motorola's just yet, but the company is holding a promotion that will let anyone with a valid .edu email address get $50 off the regular price once it does go on sale. This applies for students, teachers, and alumni alike, similar to the last time Motorola offered up this discount for the previous model. Note, only one promotional code will work per email address, and there's a chance it won't go through if you jumped on this offer for the previous model.

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For those eagerly waiting, Motorola will begin taking pre-orders for the new Moto X tomorrow, September 16th, but only a segment of consumers will be able to make the plunge just yet.

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New Moto X Confirmed For AT&T, Verizon, And US Cellular - Moto Hint For AT&T

The new Moto X is official, and now, so are a few of its carrier arrangements. This list is bound to grow over time, but as of now AT&T, Verizon, and US Cellular have all confirmed that they will carry the phone this fall. Motorola says the handset will launch later this month, but time may vary between when each of the carrier begins to offer it online and in stores.

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We don't have dates just yet, but Verizon has this sign-up page for people who don't want to stay tuned to blogs to know when it arrives. US Cellular says it will carry the phone starting this month, but it hasn't offered specifics beyond that.

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