Motorola’s Moto X now on sale at Verizon

BY Stefan Constantinescu

Published 29 Aug 2013

The Moto X, the 4.7 inch “underpowered” smartphone that’s stealing the hearts of tech bloggers around America, is officially on sale on Verizon’s website. Unsurprisingly, it’ll cost you $200 with a two year contract. For that you get the aforementioned 4.7 inch 720p screen, dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon, 10 megapixel camera, and a bunch of slick software features like the ability to bark commands at your phone from across the room and see relevant notifications with just a single tap of the screen.

Should you buy the Moto X? This is very hard question to answer since everyone is different. That and I’ve yet to touch the Moto X, so I have no idea what it feels like to use. What I do know, however, is that a slew of new smartphones are going to be announced in less than a week. Samsung’s Galaxy Note III, Sony’s Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 mini, and potentially the HTC One Max. And a week after that, the iPhone 5S and 5C.

But seriously, thumbs up or down on the Moto X? For me it’s going to have to be a thumbs down. I don’t like admitting this, but I’m a bit of a spec whore. I fully understand that the Moto X is perfectly fine today, but how is it going to hold up over the 18 to 24 months it’s going to live in your pocket?