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Motorola’s UK Spring Sale Starts Tomorrow

May 17, 2015 - Written By David Steele

Do you have a loved one in your life and he or she has perhaps been glancing at your Motorola technology with that certain look in his or her eyes? Have you been thinking about treating them to a Motorola gift just because you love them and they’d never buy it themselves? If you’re in the United Kingdom, now’s your chance to do something special and save yourself some cash doing it too, because Motorola are holding their annual forty eight hour sale via their website and it kicks off tomorrow, Monday 18 May 2015. The 2014 Moto X, Nexus 6 and Moto 360 are up for grabs and according to the press release, at a healthy discount too.

By a healthy discount, let’s go into the details. The 2014 Motorola Moto X – that’s the device based around the 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with a 5.2-inch, 1080p AMOLED screen, Motorola’s very clever antenna design, designed to squeeze the best possible signal from whatever UK carrier you use, and either 16 GB (£299) or £339. That’s a saving of £96 each device, or for the 16 GB model, about a quarter off. If you were thinking about buying the Moto X this could be your chance to save a small fortune. Next in the sale is the Motorola Nexus 6, where here the savings are not so impressive. The 32 GB Nexus 6 is up for grabs at £449, saving £50. The 64 GB version is £519 and again this saves £30. It’s a saving, but compared with the Moto X, the Nexus 6 looks somewhat expensive. Then again you do get a 6.0-inch QHD AMOLED screen, 3 GB of memory compared with 2 GB for the Moto X, and the quad-core Snapdragon 805, which is the king of the 32-bit Qualcomm chips.

The final device in the sale is the Motorola Moto 360, the first Android Wear smartwatch with a circular face. The Moto 360 is available either in Stone or Black leather from £149, which is a £50 saving. And yes, the Moto 360 is likely to be replaced with a new model at some point in the not too distant future, but it’s likely to be a little bit more expensive than the outgoing model and it’ll still be limited by Android Wear rather than the hardware of the device. Don’t forget that the 2014 Moto 360 contains WiFi so it will benefit from Android Wear 5.1.1 Lollipop when this update is released. The sale kicks off tomorrow and if you are interested, drop by the Motorola website.