Moto X making its way to Europe on Feb. 1Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Following its August 2013 debut in the U.S, the Moto X will finally be making its way to Europe next month.
Motorola confirmed today that its flagship smartphone will go on sale in the U.K., France and Germany on Feb. 1 at a SIM-free price of £380 or 399 euros. Consumers in the U.K. will be able to snag a black Moto X from Phones 4U, Carphone Warehouse, O2, Amazon and Techdata, while folks jonesing for a white unit will need to do their shopping at Phones 4U, which has a three-month exclusive on the pale Moto X. German retailers Phone House, O2, Amazon.de, Media Markt, Saturn, Expert and Sparhandy.de will sell both the black and white models of the Moto X.
Despite the fact that it's taken a few extra months to land on European shelves, this Moto X is the same model that's been available in the U.S. since late 2013. That means that it's packing a 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display, 10-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, 2GB RAM and Motorola's X8 Mobile Computing System, which includes a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. The Moto X will also come preloaded with Android 4.4 KitKat when it arrives on European soil.
One feature that won't be available with Europe's Moto X, at least not initially, is the MotoMaker customization tool. Motorola says that it's looking into offering the tool, but consumers that want a Moto X right away will have to choose either a black or white unit.
It's always good to see a manufacturer expand availability of one of its flagship products, especially when major markets like the U.K., France and Germany are included. Obviously it's kind of a bummer that MotoMaker won't be available to European consumers that buy a Moto X next month, but I suppose at this point, many folks are just happy that they'll soon have an easy way to acquire Motorola's flagship handset.
If you're interested in Motorola's Moto X but would like to see the thing in action before actually opening up your wallet, you can check out part one of PhoneDog's video review below, with part two available for your viewing pleasure right here.