Moto X ($349 contract-free)
Moto X (read review)
Motorola had a big Moto X promotion lined up for Cyber Monday, but -- not unlike Healthcare.gov -- its servers couldn't handle the demand. To make amends, the deal was repeated on Wednesday, December 4, and you'll have a final opportunity to grab the deal on Monday, December 9. That's a contract-free model for any of the four major US carriers for $150 off ($349 for the 16GB version, $399 for the 32GB model), customizable on the Moto Maker site to boot. Supplies are limited, so jump in as soon as the sale starts on Monday morning. (If you or your giftee don't need LTE -- and you're an AT&T or T-Mobile customer -- check out the similar Moto G, available soon contract-free and unlocked for $200/16GB.) Meanwhile Amazon is offering the Moto X for a penny with a two-year contract on Verizon, while they last.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
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The good: The Motorola Moto X squeezes a speedy camera and futuristic voice command capabilities into a well-crafted design that hits the sweet spot between screen size and comfort. The phone has great battery life and is available in an endless variety of customized designs.
The bad: With no expandable storage, space could get tight, especially on the 16GB base model. The screen isn't as big and sharp as those on some competing handsets.
The bottom line: While in screen quality and storage capacity it lags behind rival superphones, the Moto X's superbly compact and comfortable design, whiz-bang voice controls, and long battery life make it a worthy Android contender.
December 5, 2013 10:34 AM PST
Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET
| Caption by: John P. Falcone, David Katzmaier
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