If you're a Verizon customer, like myself, then you're probably über pissed (but not at all surprised) that the Nexus 5 isn't available on Verizon. Have you considered the Moto X? It's a fantastic piece of hardware, despite running "mid-tier" specs (see my rant here
), and will be dropping $150 off the full retail price. Yes, you can use Moto Maker to buy your own phone. Yes you can buy the Developer Edition (unlockable bootloader, non customizable). No, it's not just for Verizon phones.
That means the 16GB version will be selling for $349 (regular price $500) and the 32GB version will be selling for $399 (regular price $549). As usual, there is a catch...the sale starts at 0800 Central and there are "Limited quantities".
So, if you're in the market for an off-contract phone, and you're not on Verizon, then get the Nexus 5. But if you are a Verizon customer, or just don't care for the Nexus for some reason, then the Moto X is a great choice. I ordered mine on Monday (Deftones themed
, FTW), and it should be here on Friday. I've already opened a ticket with Motorola asking to be refunded the $150 difference, as they've apparently been pretty awesome about things like that recently. Hell, even if they don't refund me the $150, I'll just order an identical one at the discounted price then return my "old" Moto X since I'm well within the return window for a new phone.Motorola linkMotorola's Google+ post announcing the sale
Heavy is good, heavy is reliable. If it doesn't work, you can always hit them with it.