Moto X

Unlocked carrier support for Telstra, Optus and Vodafone

Following up on the announcement that it would be making its way down under, Motorola has officially launched the Moto X in Australia. A full seven months after launching in the U.S. and even two months after the U.K., folks in Australia will have their chance to pick up a Moto X for AUD$549 outright. Sadly there's no Moto Maker customization at this point — nor is it expected — so you'll be selecting from either black or white at this point.

We're no pros at the frequencies in use by the Australian carriers, but based on the information provided and a little insight from the folks at Ausdroid we're looking at support for Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. The Motorola site is still listing the device as "coming soon" and there aren't any carrier or retailer announcements just yet, but we can expect that information to make its way out soon as well.

Now that the Moto X has made its way officially to Australia, the next rollouts we can expect to see — based on what Motorola has said so far — are to India and Germany, with Moto Maker making its expansion as well to the U.K., Germany and Mexico.

Source: Motorola; Ausdroid

 
There are 23 comments

Great phone, too late

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drokssilva says:

Agreed.

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paulw3 says:

Agree and way more expensive than the Nexus 5.

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Not to mention the Nexus looks better

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tmiller679 says:

IMO the nexus 5 was quite ugly..

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someguy01234 says:

If you ever used the wood back version of the Moto X it's much nicer. Not to mention the Moto X is better build quality. The build was the main reason why I did not get the Nexus 5.

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Gregy Tapara says:

Never too late, I'm getting one...
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Phill360 says:

I was looking forward to this phone coming out in Australia but with it being more than half way through its life cycle it's a little too late. Wait for Moto X 2

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Unless the next Motorola phone takes 7 months after launch to hit AUS, too :/

Phill360 says:

If that's the case it will only hurt Motorola's sales

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antw081 says:

Yeah, the price of this phone is right up there with the flagship phones - S4, HTC One or G2 currently on offer in Oz.

Without Moto Maker, it going to be a hard sell at that price point.

maogua says:

Sony Xperia Z Ultra 16G for $479 today and G2 32G was as low as $510, don't think this will sell very well...

hpham72 says:

That's selling for $679.99 unlocked from Sony here in the US. Funny how phone pricing works out.

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, I'd love to snag a Z Ultra for under $500.

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Mobius360 says:

The question I really have is why is it taking Motorola so long to get this thing out to people. Are they that small of a company now in the cell world? Sony does the same crap.

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Mobius360 says:

The question I really have is why is it taking Motorola so long to get this thing out to people. Are they that small of a company now in the cell world? Sony does the same crap.

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Funnily enough, we get Sony stuff when it launches here in Australia

Moto X and to a lesser extent, Moto G seemed to just be US phones released everywhere else as an afterthought

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Inception69 says:

How anyone can say the Nexus is better looking that the Moto X is beyond me. The Nexus is fugly! Horrible looking phone. I'm no Moto fan either.

Also to let the reporter know. We Don have too many Cartier released phones. They are all the same phone just SIM locked. But most of the time you can just unlock them or buy them unlocked out right and throw any SIM in and away you go.

MERCDROID says:

The Nexus 5 may not be the better looking device, but it is definitely cheaper.

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cappy718 says:

Yeah, I love my Moto X but I dont know if I would buy it at this point with other things on the horizon, especially not at that price. I wouldnt say the N5 is a better phone than it, just a different phone. I dont care for the way the Nexus looks either, especially the white one, but I havent used one personally. To say it's a better phone...ehhh. If I was looking and had this outrageously priced Moto X in the mix, I would definitely go G2. I know LG sucks at updates, but the phone is still pretty sweet.

MERCDROID says:

If you haven't used the Nexus 5, then you're not really fit to pass judgment on it.

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Gregy Tapara says:

Then perhaps I am, I've owned a Nexus 5 since release, it's just a phone, & a lazy effort by Google when put next to the moto g, which I also own, the Nexus may claim to be the best of the two but only @ doing CPU & ram intensive stuff, the g on the other hand totally shames the nexus when it comes to regular day to day usage, I would rather have a fully optimized cheaper phone than a flagship that lags some what @ doing simple things & having migrated from a Razr M which is in some ways a down grade the g is showing me what I truly need when I'm out & about (fast & smooth basic operation. Better reception, ergonomics & Sound) versus the speccy gimmicks (4g, SD, NFC, big fat processor)
Also the moto family have one huge leg up on LG/Google with their durability
So an x is on the list if only just to sate my curiosity of how efficient the X8 system works & to feel the real touchless experience but also for their unique & tentative place in tech history right now, only time will tell if this was the beginning of the end.

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deeb215 says:

The release of this phone can be compared to a constipated bowel movement.