32GB Moto X Pure Edition discounted to $350 in the US, €430 and up in Europe
The most “giftable” smartphone this holiday season just got even more giftable, thanks to the always benevolent Amazon, which charges only $350 for the 32GB unlocked Motorola Moto X Pure Edition stateside as part of another one day-limited steal.
That’s down from the regular list price of $450, and it’s actually a better deal than anything we’ve seen offered by the handheld’s manufacturer and third-party retailers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Ironically, the 16GB model is stuck at $400, and therefore clearly to be avoided for the next 20 hours or so, as is the case with the $500 64GB configuration.
To avoid any misunderstanding, we’re talking Moto’s newest flagship here, recently updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, not its 2014-released predecessor, available for $300 with 16GB internal storage. The X Pure Edition runs close-to-stock software, sports a 5.7-inch display, and packs a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, also impressing with a water repellant nano-coating, 3GB RAM, and 3,000 mAh battery capable of charging to a third of its total capacity in a measly 15 minutes.
Elsewhere, the Moto X Pure Edition is sold under the X Style moniker, fetching €430 ($465) on Amazon Italy and Germany. That sounds expensive, but it’s in fact a similarly decent deal, as the 5.7-incher normally costs at least €500 on the old continent.
Amazon France can only afford to take €50 off the phone’s MSRP for a €450 listing at the moment, while the e-merchant’s Spanish branch asks €463 after a €60 trim. All in all, it’s good to live in the States.