By Alexandra Burlacu | Aug 12, 2013 02:07 AM EDT
The recently-announced Moto X is headed to all four major carriers and now Best Buy has revealed pricing details for the handset on- and off-contract.
Motorola's new flagship, the Moto X, will be available on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, as well as US Cellular. Best Buy has now offered details regarding both the contract and non-contract pricing for the smartphone.
The 16GB Moto X will cost $199.99 on a two-year contract with any of the four major carriers. Best Buy will be selling the handset as well.
The retailer retains the same $199.99 price tag for the 16GB Moto X on Verizon, AT&T or Sprint, offering the smartphone in either black or white color options, on a two-year contract. Without a contract, the new Moto X will cost $699.99 at Best Buy, which may not be the best option. Those who wish to buy the handset without committing to a lengthy agreement could likely score a better deal getting the Moto X off-contract straight from a carrier.
In terms of launch date, Best Buy is not very specific, listing the phone only as "coming soon." Recent reports, however, suggested that the Moto X will be hitting all carriers on Aug. 23. If those rumors prove to be true, the wait is nearly over. AT&T is expected to hold the exclusive on customization options until November, which means that the other carriers will offer only the black and white versions until then.
The Moto X is one of the most anticipated smartphones of this year. The handset sports a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, a Qualcomm dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and 2GB of RAM. Other specs include a 10-megapixel rear camera with Full HD (1080p) video capture, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, a 2,200 mAh battery and LTE capabilities. The smartphone runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and comes in a choice of 16GB of 32GB of internal storage.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of the Moto X, however, is that Motorola offers advanced customization options for the smartphone. That means that users can design and personalize their own Moto X, choosing the colors and even engraving a short message. Such customizations will be available through a tool called MotoMaker, which will initially be available only on AT&T.
Potential smartphone buyers interested in picking up a brand new Moto X can head to Best Buy's product page for the handset, choose their preferred carrier and place an order.
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