Motorola's recently launched Moto X second-gen smartphone can now be purchased for just $50, as part of a promotional drive launched by Motorola Wireless, and America's leading wireless service provider, Verizon.

According to the latest offer, a 16GB Moto X (2014) can be purchased for just $50 (£32) with a two-year carrier contract.

Potential buyers of Moto X 2014 also get to customise the smartphone from Moto Maker, and buy for $49.99 (£32) via Verizon by subscribing to the contract put-forth by the carrier.

Navigate to the official Moto Maker web portal now, if you are interested in owning Moto X 2014 at a throwaway price.

However, do remember that the above offer is valid only on the Verizon Moto X variant, if you prefer buying the pure-edition Moto X 2014 (bloatware-free version), you need to shell out a staggering $499 (£310).

Verizon's latest offer is valid till 20 October, so you will need to hurry up to grab your Moto X (2014) at a never-before price tag.

On paper, the Moto X 2014 seems a perfect device for those looking at buying an above-average high-end smartphone without having to compromise on brand value.

Key technical specifications of Moto X 2014 and improvements over Moto X 2013


Motorola's Moto X incorporates a large 5.2in AMOLED display enclosed within the Gorilla Glass 3 outer casing. The latest Moto X is significantly larger than its predecessor that comes with a 4.7in touchscreen.

Operating Platform

Moto X 2014 also runs the Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating platform straight out of the box, and the OS is upgradeable to Google's Android L 'Lollipop'.

Moto X 2013 comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean platform out of the box which can be upgraded to Android 4.4.4 KitKat only.


The latest Moto X is driven by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz. Moto X 2013 incorporates a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.


A 13MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera adorn the Moto X 2014. The rear camera should give amateur photographers something to cheer about.

On the other hand, Moto X 2013 features a 10MP primary camera, and a 2MP secondary snapper.


One downside of the new Moto X is that it comes with a fixed 16GB internal storage. Users cannot expand the 16GB storage further using an external microSD card.

The earlier Moto X edition also incorporates a fixed 16/32/64GB internal storage area.


In terms of connectivity, both the 2013 and 2014 Moto X editions support 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB.


Being an improved device, Moto X 2<sup>nd-gen features a 2,300 mAh Li-Ion battery, in comparison to its predecessor's 2,200 Li-Ion battery.