The Moto X Style, aka X Pure Edition, can be considered the 2014 Moto X’s clear superior, but it’s also a significantly different phone, with half an inch of extra screen real estate. Thus, we weren’t surprised to see Motorola keep yesteryear’s flagship around after the sequel’s launch.
At the same time, we couldn’t help but hope for second-generation Moto X discounts, and today-only, you can indeed purchase the Full HD 5.2-incher from Amazon at an irresistible price. To our knowledge, $200 is an all-time low as well, and it’s particularly compelling when you get to choose one of three aesthetic alternatives.
You have your standard, somewhat boring “black soft touch” look, a snazzier white/bamboo combination, and finally, the ultra-fashionable black leather option. They all cost the same two Benjamins with a US warranty and no contractual obligations, though of course, activations are merely possible on GSM operators like AT&T or T-Mobile.
If you want a Verizon-compatible variant, that’ll be $300 through the Moto Maker website, and unlocked models go there for $100 north of Amazon’s current ask also. It’s good to keep in mind the no-contract MSRP was once $500, and the $200 deal expires at midnight PST.
The clock is ticking, our bargain-hunting friends, and in case you’re wondering, yes, the X2 will be treated to a near-stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow update soon. Outside of the software spectrum, the handheld’s strengths include a 13MP dual-LED flash camera, 2GB RAM, water resistance, and a respectably powerful quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC… for $200.