Moto X flash sale starts June 4, 32GB off contract for only $349

by: Jonathan FeistJune 3, 2014

Moto X Summer Flash Sale June 4 5 2014

Motorola is running a two day flash sale on the Moto X. Shaving $100 from the regular price, the 32 GB model starts at $349 off contract. The sale starts at EST 12:00am June 4, and runs for 48 hours on the Motorola website.

The Moto X is a well received Android smartphone, launching in 2013, it was also the first phone put out by Motorola under the ownership of Google. This flash sale also comes just days after reporting that Motorola will be closing the Texas facility in which the Moto X is manufactured.

Moto X

Moto X in Wood

The Moto X sports a 4.7-inch 720p display, 1.7GHz snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 10MP main camera sensor. With all this, the 2200mAh battery has been offering upwards of two days on a charge for many users.

The Moto X came to market with a couple nifty features. First, it was the first to offer ‘always listening’ hotword activated voice actions, like what can now be found in the Google Now launcher. The words “Ok, Google Now” were quickly removed from a Moto X owners regular speech, as the words would trigger the Google Now search app on the device.


The second nifty feature is called Active Display, which takes advantage of the AMOLED panel to provide basic notifications without lighting up the entire screen. Many will be familiar with this type of function with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the S view flip cover that utilizes just a portion of the display to show the time and some quick notifications.

Head on over to our review for more info on the Moto X.

Even with the rumored X+1 coming soon, the closing of manufacturing facilities and the sale of Motorola to Lenovo, we are still big fans of the Moto X. Do you think the Moto X is still a smart purchase?

  • Alborz Azizpour

    It’s not for Canada, right?

    • Sorry Alborz, it appears to be U.S. only.

      • Alborz Azizpour

        Thank you, at least now I know we can’t get any discount for this great phone in Canada.

  • Shark Bait

    Probably should have been this price from the beginning…

    • They’ve had so many flash sales on it, it practically has been this price from the beginning. (Said for the laughs.) (But nobody laughed…)

  • jamesinkorea

    Why would anyone buy this crappy phone when there are so many better phones out there?

    • Damon Salvador

      Coz u r dumb to say these things ..

  • So will the X+1 be built in China? Will it have Moto Maker?

    Will Motorola itself be maintained as a semi-independent company that’s still internally in charge of much of what it does?

    • Maybe and probably. And not necessarily in that order. Sorry Maynard, we’ll be sure to write up the story when the info is available, but we can only make guesses at this stage of the game.

      • Thanks. Good to not know, haha…. ….(as in know what’s not known – or at least revealed – yet.

        Stil, I feel the company was headed in a number of positive directions (for the first time in a long time) and had really started to re-position themselves nicely at the time of the sale, so hope that whole direction and the teams behind it don’t all get gutted.

        And still lovin’ my X

  • AvalancheRyder

    Who was getting upward of 2 days on a charge? I bought a 32gb Developer Edition for or Verizon and had to return it when I was only getting about 16 hours with light use. Maybe the 2 days was before 4.4.2 introduced the battery drain issue?

    • Hey AvalancheRyder. The unit we used to create our review was getting a couple days,

      You are correct though, the review was last year, so the device was running 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Still, that unit with 4.4.2 is getting at least a full day with moderate use. I find with these Moto phones, (as with any, really) it largely depends on the apps you use. I have a Moto G here that I usually just play some music on and check G+ a few times per day, connected to Wifi mostly with just an hour or two of screen-on time. I get a couple days charge easy like that, but if I use a total of just 15 minutes of a resource intense app, like, say, Simpsons Tapped Out, then off to the charger. Same idea with the music, if I play music stored on device, no problems, but if I stream it, goodbye battery in just a couple hours.

      Maybe there was something wrong with your unit, maybe the phone just wasn’t right for your usage, maybe you had just one nasty app, maybe battery drain bug, who knows. Maybe it was just Verizon… Sorry it didn’t work out for you.

      • AvalancheRyder

        Hey Jonathan. Thanks for the reply. I don’t connect to Wifi with my phone during the day so that may be a reason for the difference. The only apps I have that are checking data on a regular basis are email once an hour and weather updates once an hour. I basically set it up exactly the same way as my Galaxy Note 3 that I was getting 45-50 hours per charge on prior to the 4.4.2 update. I am now only getting 20-24 hours per charge on the GN3 after updating to 4.4.2.

        I have a Moto G on T-Mobile too for my work phone, it’s a great device. Right now it’s at 22% with 1d 9h off the charger which is fantastic considering it’s on KitKat. Though I do only use it occasionally.

        Have you guys done any comparisons between the same devices running Jelly Bean vs KitKat? That’d be interesting to see just how much of an effect the battery drain bug has based on controlled testing.