The Verizon Moto X 2014 is getting its first huge price cut for what we can only assume is a limited time.
Earlier today Motorola began offering the Verizon Moto X 2014 for $49.99 with a two-year contract. That’s half of what the Verizon Moto X 2014 debuted at. On other networks and Verizon regularly the Moto X 2014 costs $99 with a two-year contract.
Users who order this cheaper Verizon Moto X 2014 stand to gain all the features that make the Moto X 2014 one of the best Android smartphones available.
The Moto X 2014 features a spacious 5.2-inch high-definition AMOLED display. The front-facing speaker on the Moto X 2014 is capable of filling a room with pretty clear sound. Inside is a quad-core SnapDragon 801 processor that allows the Moto X to run Android’s most demanding apps and games. On the Moto X 2014’s rear is a 13 megapixel camera with ring flash and automatic HDR.
The Moto X 2014 is a flagship Android smartphone in every sense, but it’s how these things fit together to give users a great experience that makes the phone worth buying. Sensors along the Moto X 2014 screen allow users to wave their hand and ignore phones. The Moto X 2014 also users this technology in combination with its AMOLED screen to surface notifications. Moto Actions detects when users are driving and automatically plays music from an app of their choosing. Light users could go an entire day without turning their Moto X 2014 fully on at all. That translates to longer battery life.
It appears that the Verizon Moto X 2014 will remain $50 for only a limited time. Presumably, it’ll go back up to its regular $99 pricing soon. That $50 price includes some basic customization through Moto Maker. For example, users are able to choose accent colors and rear covers. The standard pricing for the leather and wood backed Moto X 2014 devices remains in place. Those extras still cost $25. 32GB of storage instead of the standard 16 costs another $50 extra.
In addition to making versions available through carriers, Motorola also makes a Pure Edition Moto X 2014. The Pure Edition Moto X 2014 doesn’t include any carrier customizations and isn’t locked to a single carrier. Users of this version get updates the moment Motorola decides to deploy them. This version of the device costs $499, but users can break up the cost into monthly payments through financing.
Read: Moto X 2014 Review
GottaBeMobile reviewed this year’s Moto X recently. Reviewer Jos Smith found the device to be a great flagship Android Phone even though the camera software often led to some pretty unreliable camera performance in low light.