The Motorola Moto X gets a 64 GB version but at a hefty price
Undoubtedly, one of the flagship Android phones for Motorola on the market is still last year’s Motorola Moto X. There’s little question about the quality of the phone. Most critics praised it, and consumers picking it up were pleasantly surprised. This doesn’t mean that the Motorola Moto X is a flawless phone, far from it. The main concerns for those interested in the phone came from the fact that the Moto X was quite steep for what it offered, and had no microSD suppor, which in today’s mobile market is a big no-no.
Well, the bad news is that the Motorola Moto X isn’t getting microSD support. This is unlikely to ever happen. The good news is that Motorola seemed to listen to fans and consumers, and decided to provide potential customers with a 64 GB version of the Moto X. The phone was previously limited to a 16 GB or a 32 GB version, so this new release will more or less solve storage problems. TrustedReviews reports that the new Moto X will cost $449, which is about $100 more than you’d be paying for the entry-level 16 GB model. While we personally think that asking $100 for some extra storage space alone is perhaps a tad too much, this addition will at least provide Android enthusiasts with a viable high-storage version of the Moto X, even if that comes with a stingy price-tag.
To compensate for the cost of this new version, Motorola is offering a limited-time ‘try it before you buy it’ deal. This basically means that you can use the US-only Moto Maker customization feature to build the Motorola Moto X that you like (and if anything, the Moto X is extremely customizable), get it shipped to you and try it out for a 1 cent deposit. If you like it and want to keep it, you pay the full price, otherwise, you can send the phone back and look for another smartphone. This deal will certainly peak the interest of many consumers, and is a wise marketing strategy from Motorola, as the Moto X does have a tendency to charm you upon use.
Unfortunately, neither this deal nor the 64 GB version are currently available in Europe, and there’s no indication whether or not Motorola is even considering providing either in the future. If however you’re living in the US and are interested in the Moto X, we recommend you opt for this deal and at least give it a try. $0,01 isn’t a lot for a test-run after all, is it?
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