We’re approaching the next generation Moto X pretty quickly now. The previous two years, Motorola has announced the device in September, so that’s about when we expect to see it this year. We’re starting to see all kinds of deals on the Moto X 2014, which is still a very capable smartphone. It features a 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. There is also a 32GB and 64GB models, but Best Buy is currently only selling the 16GB model for $299, not the 32GB or 64GB. There’s also that 13MP camera and 2300mAh battery inside. There is no microSD card slot this time around from Motorola, they’ve been following Google’s lead with microSD cards and have done away with them.
Right now, Best Buy is selling the Moto X (2014) 16GB for AT&T and Verizon for just $299. Which is a pretty darn good price actually. While the Moto X is about a year old now, it’s still a pretty decent smartphone. However, they are only offering the Moto X (2014) in black leather and not the bamboo that we typically see it available in when it’s not sold from MotoMaker. The $299 price is the price off contract, so that if you are looking for a smartphone to put on your Verizon or AT&T account without signing a new contract, this is a great one to pick up. It does have Lollipop and will be getting Android 5.1 very soon if it hasn’t gotten it already. Which is also a pretty big deal, as there are still quite a few phones still that don’t have Android 5.x Lollipop.
Best Buy is giving Verizon and AT&T customers about $250 in savings, and they are also giving out $25 in Best Buy Gift Certificates, which I’m sure everyone could use. This is part of Best Buy’s three-day sale for graduation, so if you are interested, you better pick one up soon before it’s over.