Deal: Pick up an unlocked 2014 Moto X for just $250 ($50 off) from Motorola

by: Jimmy WestenbergJanuary 23, 2016


If you’re in the market for a capable, customizable off-contract smartphone that won’t break the bank, Motorola has a new deal that may be worth your while. From now until Tuesday, January 26th at 10:59 AM CST, you’ll be able to purchase an unlocked 2014 Moto X from Motorola for only $249.99. Considering the second-gen Moto X was one of the best Android smartphones to come out last year, this is a steal.

Perhaps the best part of this deal is that, since it’s being sold through Motorola, you’ll be able to customize your device with the Moto Maker program. You’ll be able to choose whichever back plates, front plates, accent colors and more, as always. It should be noted that the natural and leather back plate options will still cost a $25 premium, which still isn’t bad considering the $50 discount.

Moto X (2nd Gen) in video

If you need a refresher, the 2014 Moto X comes with a 5.2-inch AMOLED Full HD display, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 2300mAh battery and a 13MP rear camera. Plus, since this is the unlocked model we’re talking about here, it also runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. It might be a little dated at this point, but it still has some very compelling features that will definitely make some folks happy. If you’d like some more details on this phone before you take the plunge, be sure to check out our full review.

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  • STZ .

    Or try a oneplus x? same SOC, more ram, bigger battery. No marshmallow though… but it does have dark theme system wide…so tradeoffs….

    I bought a Oneplus X for my wife when here iphone 5 died. She is very happy with it.

    note: here in Canada, Motorola only gives us the shit phones and no motomaker :(

    • Karly Johnston

      Do you still need an invite for that?

      • STZ .

        Should be open invites on Tuesdays

    • WAusJackBauer

      Oneplus X is getting marshmallow soon.

      • STZ .

        I should have been specific, no 6.0 right now. I did read it was getting end Q1

  • trwb

    Moto x 2nd gen is a terrible terrible phone. Worst battery and camera ever. Absolute garbage.

    • Jake Lamotta

      You must not have owned one..

      Other than low light shots, the camera is pretty decent. And I as well as many others get 4-5 hr SOT. People just go by what others say with no real experience..

      • trwb

        I owned the phone for 6 months. More like 3.25 hrs SOT on battery. Also sometimes the camera wouldn’t even take pictures correctly in a well lit room at night, they were a grainy dark mess. I wouldn’t say these things about a phone I didn’t own. Just my experience with it, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. It’s not even worth $1.

        • Jake Lamotta

          So your individual 3.25 SOT (which is still high average for a smartphone), and a allegedly bad camera mean the phone is completely worthless. You sound reasonable..

          • trwb

            Lol yes in my opinion I would say it’s not a phone worth buying at this point.

  • Marty

    Heh…I got mine brand new from Amazon for $200…just like the one displayed above…with the bamboo back. Excellent little phone, too.

  • Steve P

    I’d pick one up from the site if there was a Verizon version