Motorola's back-to-school promo takes $50 off of Moto X's affordable price

Come tomorrow when Motorola offers everyone the chance to buy this year's latest Moto X for $499 contract-free, students and educators can save a cool $50 off of the price of the phone with educational pricing. This would take the Moto X's cost down to just $449.99, making Motorola's latest flagship just a little bit more affordable in the spirit of back-to-school savings.

The best news about the offer is that it's not valid just for current students and staff, but Motorola is extending the sale and savings to anyone with an .EDU email account. Alumni and others will also be able to order the Moto X for $50 less than retail, which could extend the appeal of this already affordable phone to recent grads as well as incoming freshmen.

The $449.99 is the starting price for the handset, depending on how you customize it; wood and leather back plates would likely cost more than the standard plastic models.

Will you be using your education discount to score a contract-free Moto X and customize it for a starting price of $449.99? Let us know how you'll be customizing your Moto X.

Thanks to Jeffrey W. for the tip.

Source: Motorola

Chuong H Nguyen
  • That $50 that you save on the phone can be used toward the purchase of the turbo charger that they are selling.
  • I wish I would have had a smartphone to help me do homework back in the day. KIds are lucky these days Posted via Android Central App
  • already have my promo code :)
  • How long do you have to use the promo code? I'm thinking about doing this plus trading in my Galaxy s4, that should be a decent savings! Posted via Android Central App
  • Only thing holding me back from this phone is the battery. Reports aren't good, and I drain my battery easily. Posted via the Nexus 5
  • Same here. Need at least 3000 mAh battery or it's a no go for me. Posted via Android Central App
  • I'd even find some way to convince myself that 2600 mAh like the M8 has is enough if it had those 300 extra mAh. Posted via the Nexus 5
  • +1 the battery on the m8 even with just 2600 mah is super efficient I don't think the Motorola X will be that bad since it has an amoled panel and 2300mah if anything is draining the battery its probably the always listening features. Posted via Android Central App
  • Uhm, no. The always on listening features use so little battery, that you won't notice a difference turning them off.
  • Yes, specs! Screw performance it's all about the numberz! Moar large!
  • More like yes, reviews stating the battery is too damn small! Posted via the Nexus 5
  • Specs are important. Battery specs are very important. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Too bad the LG G3 is slow as hell with all that specs.
  • Except it isn't...
  • You clearly have no clue Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yep, battery is a no go for moderate to heavy users Posted via the Android Central App
    on VZW Moto X
  • This!! I was thinking the same Posted via Android Central App
  • So... I'm a teacher, but my school uses .org not a .edu. Am I just out of luck?
  • College or grade school? It's gotta be college/university email Posted via the Nexus 5
  • Ah yeah, see the page says 'show your college colors' - I saw the 'students, educators, staff and alumni' thing and just assumed all teachers. Wonder if I still have access to my college email... If I can, I sure can't remember it, hah.
  • I wish they would just put the 2013 X on sale already.
  • I heard on Sept 26 there's gonna be a Moto X (2013) sale where it's $199 with some promo code Posted via the Nexus 5
  • I'm still going to play it safe and wait for the Nexus 6 before making my decision between these two. I think the month and a half wait could be worth it in the end. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Another day, another Moto X discount... It is a great phone, but the luster has worn off, and the 2014 edition is nothing to write home about. it is nothing but atypical phone....
  • I couldn't agree more. Its a very atypical phone. Glad to see you finally on the Moto bandwagon brother :)
  • I was on the moto bandwagon before it was cool :-)
  • You missed his joke. Typical and atypical are antonymns; atypical means not typical.
  • Ass wipe hater! Troll! Read the headline. It's a promotion. As a self professed marketing genius, you should...well are not. You consistently make smarmy disparaging comments about everything that isn't Samsung. MOAR jibber jabber
  • Breathe dude, breathe Posted via the Android Central App
  • This, my friends, is what happens when a nerd having a mid-life crisis has a seizure at his keyboard, lol. Haha, he used the word "smarmy," lmao.
  • I laughed way too hard at this at 3:30 in the morning sitting on my porch....pretty sure the neighbors called the
  • Hahaha True story, I almost got kicked out of a hotel for laughing too loud in the lobby, lol.
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
    on VZW Moto X
  • If this phone was 399 I'd be all over it Posted via Android Central App
  • Wait 4 months. Posted via the Nexus 5
  • That's what I plan to do! When it's $350 for the 16gb model I'll go ahead and get the 32gb model. Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • My HTC One M7 will be two next summer, just in time for the fire sale that will come before the X cubed. $350 is my new price point. Posted via Android Central App
  • I'd rather have it 4 months early and pay $49 extra for the privilege Posted via Android Central App
  • Good Guy Motorola.
  • I endorse this username.
  • +100 Or "nexusIndeed" :) Posted via the Android Central App on VZW Moto X
  • Hater :-)
  • Sweet, this makes me feel so much better about the tens of thousands of dollars I'm spending getting my masters. Saving $50 makes it all worth it.
  • College is a big waste of time. If you're smart you'll go far in a union trade trade (and have no college debt). I got a 4 year degree and couldn't find a flipping job. Now I'm not even 2 years out of my apprenticeship and I've been a foreman and now have a secured job in QA/QC basically doing all computer work cuz no one in the trade knows how to use a computer. I haven't used my tools in months and just bought a 350K house and have several retirement accounts and pensions. I'm the biggest proponent of not college. Posted via Android Central App
  • College in the traditional way of thinking is suppose to prepare you for life! Not a certain occupation! But now a days; young people are getting practical! Many CEO of Fortune 500 companies have liberal arts degrees never the less! Many of today's actors have college degrees. Many of the famous fashion designer also have liberal art degrees. In other words, you make your future! A trade or occupational skill is narrow; if you want to make it big - you don't need a degree of any sort if you know what you want to do in life and are good at it - you will be a success!
  • College used to be prestigious. Now it's the new high school degree. It's more about colleges making money than giving you the education you pay for. Harder to find teachers that actually teach the material than ones that just regurgitate it out of a book. Posted via Android Central App
  • College isn't meant to be job training. The point is to educate your ass. It makes you a more knowledgeable and well read person, teaches you critical thinking skills so that you can better recognize bullshit when you see it, and hopefully leads you to make better and more informed decisions in life. Or I guess it just makes you bitter and resentful, it is what you make it after all.
  • So why was I learning specific aspects of marketing? Math formulas used in business operations? So that I have to start from the ground up again? (Cuz I don't think these courses make you a well rounded person) I see your point, but I went to school for a concentration and could not get hired for a single position that could have possibly led to the type of occupation I wanted in a reasonable amount of time. All those core courses that I think your talking about that make you a well rounded person in life? Yeah, those were no different than classes I took in high school, except that I was required to take them, and I had to pay for them this time around. Almost no one in college is mature enough to know what they want to do when they get out anyways (or even why they are there in the first place). Don't take my word for it though. Ask them directly. I guess it did make me recognize bullshit when I see it So there's that. Otherwise I don't feel like I got anything out of it, and I had a decent GPA of 3.31. And switched majors 3 times. Posted via Android Central App
  • Lol Posted via the Android Central App
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  • if anyone wants to help a guy out and send a promo code my way (if you dont intend to buy a phone) nexus15 AT gmail dot com -Thanks
  • We're all about to spam the hell outta you, haha. Jk
  • Teeempppptttiiiing. I've already said no because I really need an all day battery and the old moto x and my nexus 5 just didn't make it without me having to use my battery charger. It's nice not having to worry about that. But. Motorola radios. Plus I would love to customize this thing. What to do for a phone addict..... Posted via Android Central App
  • I was just on chat with Motorola and they said this promo ended 8/31 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Check your sources. The promo was Chat bot clearly is referring to an old promo.
  • It's awesome that Motorola is already offering discounts on this already cheap device. As the other commented said, they should offer this discount to ALL teachers (including those with a .org email address).
  • School started like a month ago but I'm not complaining ;))) Posted via the Android Central App
  • 32 gigs for the price of 16? I will take it!
  • When will the Moto X 2013 be on sale again! I always miss it since it only an one day sale! Why not have it for a week this time around instead of one day and then you have to wait a month or two and then I miss out again!
  • I got my code! My wife is on the verge of keeping my old moto x while I get the new one :) Just gotta make sure which one will work with Straight Talk and I'll be good to go. Edit: For how long is this code good for?
  • Straight talk works with both at&t and t-mobile sims. Any unlocked GSM version should be good to go. Posted via Android Central App
  • My school email ends in org. Damn it. Think I'm screwed. Sent From My Nexus 7
  • Too bad about that battery life.
  • But how's the camera Posted via the Android Central App
  • Still haven't gotten an email with the discount code. Anyone else still waiting? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Neither have I, I submitted 5 hours ago and nothing. Tried to submit again in case I fat fingered it and it said it had been used soooo someone's outgoing mail server is hosed.