Motorola DVX shows its face to the FCC, could be a cheaper version of the Moto X

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Dreams of a $300 off-contract Moto X once faded, but Republic Wireless made those dreams a reality with their version of the device being sold for just $300. As great a value as Republic Wireless is, that’s not a carrier many people are willing to join to be able to get a good smartphone for cheap. Alas, our hopes are still on that Motorola can deliver a version of the Moto X that could be had on any carrier for just $300.

Those hopes might not be far off, with one “Motorola DVX” said to have whisked by the FCC. The phone is largely (aesthetically) similar to the Moto X from the photos we do get from the FCC listing, though there are subtle differences (some of which may just be due to the fact that it’s been FCC-ified). The new filing is for a permissive change that will add hardware to help folks who use hearing aids.

This particular filing shows a version of the phone with GSM radios for use with most of the world’s GSM-based 3G networks. A previous filing for the DVX showed a variant with radios for Sprint, which could indicate that this will be the version of the Moto X sold on the likes of Virgin Mobile, Boost and Republic Wireless.

It’s tough to say what Motorola’s plans are for this device, and we’re not sure what to expect in terms of differences to the Moto X, but if this will indeed be Republic’s version of the Moto X then we should find out more at some point in November.

[via Reddit]

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  • PolarBear

    MetroPCS. Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Cricket…?

    • ChristianMcC

      MetroPCS is T-Mobile now, so they are phasing out the CDMA altogether, but seeing as this is a GSM Moto DVX it very well could go to MetroPCS!

  • BELIEVEinMYTH

    Cheaper ? Its already a cheap POS.

    • dandybuck

      I’ll bet you’ve never used one. ?

      • zifnab

        It does run faster than I thought it would, but it does feel like the cheapest phone i’ve ever put in my hand.

        • BELIEVEinMYTH

          Everyone feels obligated to love this phone because Google owns motorolla, so it moved into sainthood with the NEXUS. If Motorolla was still its own company this phone would be labeled what it really is, nice, but nowhere near better than the GS4 or the ONE or even a Nexus. People that call people with different opinions than them “trolls” literally dont have any argument to support themselves, thats the way i look at it. I used the phone and the competition. The competition was better.

          • JBrowne1012

            They just call you a troll

    • Jordan Caviness

      relax guys… just another troll

      • BELIEVEinMYTH

        just speaking the truth, my friend has one, he let me try it, felt cheap to hold in my hand. No where near as good as my HTC ONE. My friend used my ONE and actually is going to return the X and get a ONE. A person is not a TROLL simply because they disagree with someone elses opinion. Everything comes down to preference.

  • Joshua Simpson

    Cheaper? I thought there was a higher-end model in the pipeline… : o

    • ChristianMcC

      Ouch, if that were the case, then we’d be adding cost to the phone when it’s already up there…

      • Joshua Simpson

        True, but I seem to remeber there was going to be a quad-core model…

  • toomuchgame441

    Trash.

  • schitzengigles10

    An X for the rest

  • bawboh

    So, I can’t be the only one that gets “Santana DVX” stuck in his head every time he sees an article about this phone…

  • HeatFan954

    Specs make or break it imo. If it is an “iPhone C” situation, where it is the same internals as the Moto X, but with cheaper materials, that’s fine by me.

  • steveb944

    If it has GSM, and it’s going to the minor networks, then this could be a Metro PCS/T-Mobile variant. BRING IT!