Sprint Moto X Release Date & Price Confirmed

Motorola’s Moto X will be available at Sprint locations and online starting tomorrow, September 6. The new phone will be available in black and white for $199. Sadly, those looking for the Moto X’s customization options with Moto Maker will have to wait a little while longer, as the carrier says these features will be coming to Sprint within the next couple of months.

In order to boost trade-in sales, Sprint is also offering new customers who switch their phone number to Sprint from another carrier $100 in instant credit, reducing the price of Moto X to $99 after signing a new two-year contract with Sprint. The carrier says they’re only doing this for a limited time, so those looking to switch carriers and save a bit of cash will need to act fast.

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Sadly, Sprint will be trailing behind Verizon and AT&T, who have both been selling the Moto X since late last month, the initial release hype already starting to fade away. However, Sprint seems to be confident enough that they’ll be able to move a lot of units despite the late launch on their part.

The Moto X is Motorola’s first device since being acquired by Google earlier this year. It’s also one of the company’s first devices in a while that doesn’t have the DROID branding plastered all over it. The Moto X is a phone that you can clearly tell came from both Google and Motorola, sporting a sleek and smooth look all the way around, and being manufactured in the US.

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The Moto X is also one of the first phones of its kind to come with a bevy of customization options. Moto Maker provides users to custom-make their own Moto X shell, with over 2,000 possible combinations. The phone runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and sports a 4.7-inch 720p HD AMOLED display. On the inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz with 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage (16GB only available on Sprint).

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The specs of the Moto X certainly aren’t anything to write home about, but that’s actually not the main focus of the device. Google and Motorola are attempting to market the phone as a personal device that users can customize to make it their own, and are putting a lot of focus on the software features as well, in order to make it stand out from the rest of the Android crowd.

Comments

  1. Peter Tester says

    So it actually launched at $100 instead which is a much better deal. Compared to prepaid however, it breaks down pretty quickly to a pretty crappy deal. Not to mention Sprint’s network which is only good in very specific areas.

    Sprint: $100 (phone) + $110 (unlimited plan) x 24 month = $2740
    T-Mobile prepaid: $200 (nexus 4) + $70 (unlimited prepaid plan) x 24 months = $1880

    Result: $860 more for Sprint and lock-down for 24 months. Compare prepaid plans at http://www.allprepaidplans.com

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