A steal of a Moto X deal Video
A steal of a Moto X deal Video Transcript
Hey, guys. This is Brian Bennett for CNET.com. And right now, we're taking a first look at the Moto X, but on the hybrid carrier, Republic Wireless. And what's really interesting about this Moto X version on Republic Wireless is that they are offering this phone for a very low unsubsidized price of $299. So, you know, if you're gonna try and get that phone unsubsidized, off-contract, say, you know, at-- for T-Mobile or some other carriers, it will cost you pretty much twice as much, $599. So, you can also get it at, you know, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon for $199, but, you know, you still have to, you know, commit to a 2-year contract. But as you can tell, it's essentially the same device and it's running Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2. So, in addition to the Active Display, which shows notifications on the screen without waking up the entire phone, you'll actually also be able to use the touchless control feature, which enables you to wake up the phone or, you know, basically search and initiate voice commands just by saying the phrase, "Okay Google Now." It will also do the Quick Capture feature where you can twist the phone in your hand a few times and pull up the camera. I'm Brian Bennett, and this has been a first look at the Moto X on Republic Wireless. It's available now for $299 at an unsubsidized price, off-contract.
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