When the original Motorola Moto X arrived it really changed the way we thought of smartphones. Instead of delivering a flagship with bleeding-edge specs and tons of gimmicky features, Motorola gave us a clean, near-stock device with meaningful extras like touchless control and active display technology. Even today, this handset manages to deliver an excellent Android experience, despite packing rather dated specs.
For those that have modest needs are a looking for a hassle-free Android device either as a backup or simply as a way of saving some money, the Moto X is still worthy of your consideration, especially at the current price of $189.99 on Ebay. Although we’ve seen the Moto X for even cheaper in the past, this has typically been for manufacturer refurbished models. The model here is a brand new 16GB Verizon version, which also supports unlocked GSM capabilities for using on networks outside of Big Red.
As a quick recap, the Moto X features a 4.7-inch 720p display, Motorola’s X8 computing system (centered around a Snapdragon S4), a 10MP rear cam, 16GB storage, and is capable of being updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Not bad specs considering this is basically the same price as you would pay for a brand new Moto G (2014). For a full rundown of what to expect, be sure to check out our review.
So how about it, anyone planning on picking up the original Moto X for just a little under $200?