Moto X: And the Price Wasn't Even Right
I said the device will be mediocre compared to the best Androids that Samsung and others have to offer, but that the situation could be saved by a killer price -- just as what Google
But in the end, it turns out it wasn't even cheaper.
And there is no new interesting sales model.
Motorola brings the Moto X to market with the same tired and expensive operator contract model that has been plaguing the U.S. smartphone market for over a decade. With the exception of T-Mobile
There is, as yet, no unlocked, no-contract price for the Moto X. In the meantime, the overpriced prison-style contract pricing is $200 for the 16-gig version, and $250 for the 32-gig version.
Hey, at least Motorola exposes Apple's
Depending on the operator and the channel, you can get a class-leading Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One for $100 or $200 on a two-year contract. In comparison to those, the Moto X offers you a one-year-old CPU and 720p screen resolution instead of 1080p resolution. Well, thank you for selling me a device with one-year-old specs at the same or double the upfront price!
Android 4.3: What's that?
If the hardware is a year old, surely because Google owns Motorola at least you get the very latest in software, no?
Over the last week, I got Android 4.3 on my almost two-year-old Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and on my one-year-old Asus Nexus 7. Surely, the Moto X, being the very newest device made by Google's own subsidiary, launches with the latest Android software?