Trade in your Current Device for Up To $300 off a New Moto X

September 5, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

The Moto X is official. And well we have one in hand. Motorola is going to be launching it later this month on all four US carriers. Motorola will be offering it for just $499, which is actually a pretty good price when all things are considered. We’ve got a smartphone here with a 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, 2300mAh battery, and a 13MP camera, that actually appears to be pretty good. And Motorola is selling that for $499 off contract, or $99 on contract. Plus all the MotoMaker stuff, which includes 5 leather backs and 5 wood backs now. We have the black leather version here, and it feels amazing.

Motorola has launched their Trade-In program, which will allow you to trade in your current smartphone for up $300 off a new Moto X. If you have a Nexus 5, that’s in good shape they’ll give you $85. Not a lot, especially since you could probably do better on Swappa or eBay. But it is better than nothing I guess. These trade in offers are usually not all that great, which makes me wonder how many people actually use the program. All you have to do is go to¬† and enter your phone’s info and you’ll get a quote. Then you’ll be given a shipping label to send back your device to be appraised and then you’ll get your credit towards a new Moto X.

There’s no need to rush in and try and trade in your old phone to pick up a Moto X just yet as we don’t have any specific dates just yet. But we should see the Moto X launching on AT&T and Verizon very soon (at least with MotoMaker support) and other carriers in the UK, Germany, France and Mexico.