T-Mobile Moto X shows up in Motorola’s site, but you still can’t get it

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Many love it and many hate it, but there is no doubt the Moto X will sell in good numbers. You may be waiting to get your hands on the T-Mobile Moto X, which makes today an exciting day (kind of). The device is now in Motorola’s site, but it is marked as “Out of Sotck”.

So, why is this good news? The Moto X came with an awesome launch. It will be available on every major carrier, as well as unlocked and in developer versions. But not everything about this launch is perfect – things are a bit confusing with T-Mobile’s launch of the device.

Motorola won’t stock the device in-store and T-Mobile claims it will only be available via Motorola’s site. This was contradicted by a leak that said the device would only be available from the Play Store. To be honest, I never believed the second option. The Play Store doesn’t offer phones on contract.

There is still no solid proof that T-Mobile’s plans will be offered through Motorola’s site, but chances of that being the case are much higher. For now, we know the device will be available for $599.99 off-contract. Is it worth the price? Would you buy the Moto X for T-Mobile if it happened to be only available off-contract?

Moto X Developer Edition

Moto X specifications

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4.7-inch display (720p)
  • 1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16/32 GB of internal storage
  • 10 MP / 2.1 MP cameras
  • 2200 mAh battery

The device is quite awesome and has some very unique features. You can check out our review to get all the details. And if you are interested in buying the T-Mobile Moto X, try not to totally destroy that refresh button!

Thanks for the tip, Carlos!


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TAGS: Motorola Moto X

  • blest

    Kind of * yes my first one!

    • Edgar Cervantes

      LOL. Thank you for that one!

  • Albert Orange

    This whole article is moot because T-Mobile doesn’t offer subsidized phones on contract anymore.

    • Dean Politis

      Technically, T-Mobile kind of does. You can buy a phone and make payments on it. When you figure the phone cost along with the plan cost, you are making similar kind of payments as a subsidized phone. The big difference with T-Mobile is that you can get just the cheaper plan price when your phone is paid off.

      • NYCHitman1

        It still isn’t subsidized then. You are just paying for the device in full over time instead of at purchase.

        • mcl630

          In exchange, your plan is cheaper. Over two years you’ll save money over a subsidized phone from the other carriers.

          • malcmilli

            usually but not always.

        • korbermeister

          So you think that you don’t pay for a subsidised cell on contract over time @ verizon, at&t and sprint? (sigh… more proof that US math skills are seriously lacking)

          • NYCHitman1

            I didn’t say that, did I? You know what they say when you assume things..

    • arshagarbon

      T-mobile’s no contract is virtually the same as having a contract with the sole exception that once the phone is paid off your price goes down. A normal subsidy has the higher price to pay off the phone, the difference is your bill never goes down even when the phone is paid off. That’s why t-mobile is winning right now.

  • moises1204

    at that price and mid range specs no thanks, i will wait and see if it comes down to the right price $350,400 tops.

    • Mr. Smith

      It is not mid ranged please read reviews on chip uses to make moto x

      • moises1204

        what do you call this?
        Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
        4.7-inch display (720p)
        1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
        2 GB of RAM
        16/32 GB of internal storage
        10 MP / 2.1 MP cameras
        2200 mAh battery

        • PolarBear

          That’s a mid-high end device.

        • malcmilli

          i’d call that a phone specc’d rather similar to the htc one/gs4

          • Dean Politis

            Don’t forget the Galaxy S4 has a pentile display which makes it not so high end

          • CerealFTW

            more like nexus 4($249 right now) and the gs4/one have snapdragon 600 CPU and 1080p. pretty big difference

          • malcmilli

            nexus 4 just received a price drop, and it was already being sold below typical smartphone value so we cant really go by that. The Moto X processor “benchmarks” inbetween the nexus 4 and gs4. So you have a $600 gs4 and an already discounted $350 Nexus 4.. that would mean Moto X would slide in at $475. I agree that it should have a cheaper downpayment, maybe $150 or $100 on contract, but i think the real issue is people denoting any phone priced above the unrealistically low priced Nexus 4 to be overpriced.

        • Mr. Smith

          Higher res not needed on phone human eye cannot tell difference phone gives you 24 hours of battery life also has 8cores inside Your the only one to agree with your comment.

    • malcmilli

      the only thing is that this phone is better spec’d than the Nexus 4 (which was already being sold for no profit) so it should be more expensive. Maybe $400-450

  • Shawn_Locke

    It feels weird with T-Mobile being late to the party. I don’t know if it’s just me but T-Mobile always seems to be first out the gate with device launches.

    • Dean Politis

      Motorola has never put a flagship Android phone on T-Mobile before and hasn’t had a Motorola phone is a long time. Perhaps, T-Mobile being late has more to do with them not having a great relationship with Motorola (although they do seem to have a real good relationship with Google which might be the reason we are seeing this phone on T-Mobile).

  • arshagarbon

    I desperately need a new phone because my LG L9’s wifi has busted and memory on it is running out quickly. That said I dont want to be in a contract and would really like to stay below $350. If i’m paying more I’m going HTC one. MOTO X has totally missed the mark with pricing.

    • Jiro K

      Nexus 4

      • arshagarbon

        my phone wont be insured and Nexus 4’s screens break a lot. maybe if they gave them gorilla glass

        • Jiro K

          Bought mine in november Not broken yet t.he front is gorilla the back isnt. Mine skated across a parking lot the first week a and has fallen a good amount of times on cement and tile in nothing but a bumper. Over heated and put it on a cold surface but it didn’t crack. Put a decent screen protector on this bad boy and it can take a pounding.

  • Dean Politis

    It looks like you can order the black one.

  • Red Colored Glasses

    Not worth the price when the Nexus 5 will most likely have better specs and cheaper. I will pass on the X and wait for the Nexus 5

  • http://www.greenless.com Lex Lybrand

    Looks like I’ll be getting the refreshed Nexus 4 instead.

  • Mike Calcagno

    This would be great if you could design your own! Hopefully other T-Mobile options will open up for the MotoX.

  • No_Nickname90

    What game are they playing in the preview picture? I like trying out new games.

  • Sheldon

    Looks like its in stock now.

    • arshagarbon

      for $600 … LMFAO! waiting on LG G2 and Nexus 5 otherwise i’m just going Sony. What a joke.

  • Alex Boro
  • JTrip

    Really, Googorola? I’d pay $400 tops for a 32GB Moto X but that’s about it. Good luck with all of that leftover stock.

  • korbermeister

    Ja! Ich will dieses mobile!