Unlocked 32GB Motorola Nexus 6 (XT1103) for $300

If the new Nexus 5X and 6P devices are not to your liking, there’s further discounting on last year’s Nexus 6 by Motorola. You can get it in new condition, carrier unlocked, in the 32GB denomination for $300 with free shipping, with a choice of blue or white, with a limit of five per customer, from eBay seller “QualityCellz” (99.2%). This is model XT1103.

This does not have a microSD, but it is one of only a few phones at the moment that can work with Google’s Project FI, whose defining feature is giving you an account credit for unused data in your account.

[DEAD] refurbished FreedomPop sale [LG G2 for $100, Galaxy S3 for $80, Moto E (2nd g) for $80]

This daily deal expired, but things have a way of resurfacing every few days at Woot…
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Refurbished Motorola Moto E (Net10-Verizon) for $20 w/free s&h

If you want a general purpose basic but functional Android phone and you have exactly $20 to spare, you found the right post! For $20 with free shipping you can get the manufacturer refurbished Motorola Moto E (XT830C) from eBay seller “WW_Manufacturing” (99.7%). This is a “Verizon Towers” edition and comes with a one year warranty from Net10. No contract. You can use it as a Wifi-only device or signup for a Net10 (Verizon Towers) plan. You can buy as many as you like.

With more and more things becoming connected, this could make (among many other things) a handy in-home remote control 🙂

Unlocked Motorola Moto E (2nd gen) for $90 (3G) or $100 (4G LTE)

Motorola’s rollout of affordable bang for the buck Android phones continues with the second generation of the Moto E, which is currently on sale, GSM unlocked, at Amazon.com, with a limit of three per kind per customer. It is available for $100 4G LTE or $90 in either Global GSM or US GSM. No contract, you own it when your payment clears. You can use it as a Wifi-only device, you don’t have to sign up for a cellphone plan.

The difference however is not just the cellular radios. The 4G LTE model is powered by the Snapdragon 410, while the 3G by the Snapdragon 200. Both come with Android 5.0 (out of the box), with a 4.5-inch 960 x 540 qHD (not to be confused with quad HD), IPS, Gorilla Glass 3, 1GB RAM, 8GB on-board storage, but thankfully it has a microSD card. It takes micro SIM cards.

NOTE: if you are planning to use this with T-Mobile, the update to Android 5.1 removes Band 12 which is necessary for some T-Mobile locations. This was verified by a Motorola representative in the comments of this Amazon review.

Refurbished Motorola DROID 4 (XT894; Verizon) for $35

If you are a developer or like to experiment on older smartphones, among the latest trending deals on eBay you can get the manufacturer refurbished Motorola DROID 4 (XT894) for $35 with free shipping.

This is an older phone, and as the Droid in the name strongly suggests, this is a Verizon phone. Old school specs with Android 2.3, 4-inch screen, 16GB on-board, and things like that. It should go without saying, no contract 🙂 Over 6500 units have been sold through this promotion, with a limit of 50 per customer.

Refurbished Motorola Moto X (XT1060, first gen; Verizon, GSM unlocked) for $100 to $120

It’s good to have choices. Case in point, the first generation Motorola Moto X, of the Verizon kind with its GSM unlocked, model XT1060, is offered in two conditions. For $100, you can get it seller refurbished by eBay seller “mobilepros1” (97.6%) in either black or white. Or for $120, you can get it manufacturer refurbished from the same eBay seller.

As a refresher, this is a Snapdragon S4 Pro phone, with Kitkat and plans for a Lollipop upgrade. It has a 4.7-inch screen and 16GB on-board among other things. There’s plenty written about it. No contract!

Refurbished Droid Ultra Maxx XT1080M for $115 (Verizon, unlocked GSM)

The Lenovo-Motorola generated some buzz today with a new trio of Moto X and G smartphones, but if you don’t want to wait and pay full price, the good old non-Lenovo Motorola Droid Ultra Maxx XT1080M (Verizon version with unlocked GSM) is offered as Seller Refurbished for $115 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer. The seller is GuaranteeCellular (98.7%), and says it comes with a clean ESN and charger. SIM not included for the GSM part. Over 2300 units sold so far from this listing. No contract!

Motorola Moto G (prepaid) for $40 with promo code

IF you are part of the Fry’s Electronics emailing list, your Sunday promo code can get you the prepaid Motorola Moto G smartphone (no contract) for $40 instead of $50. The website appears to be out of stock, so this is good only if are near a Fry’s brick and mortar stores. This offer is mentioned on the upper half of their weekly ad. The promo codes are personalized in that they can’t be reused, so your best bet is to sign up because the ones posted online have probably been used up already.

PS: the ad does not say which carrier, but judging by other recent offers, this may be Verizon (purely guessing).

Motorola Moto E (2nd generation, Unlocked 4G LTE) for $100 [limit 3]

If you like unlocked 4G LTE smartphones, the second generation Motorola Moto G is currently on sale for $100 with free shipping, no contract, and a limit of three per customer at Amazon.com by Amazon proper. The white is in-stock while the black ships in 1-3 months but you can still order it if you like the price. The non-LTE version goes for $90. No contract regardless, you own the phone! The 4G LTE is powered by the Snapdragon 410, while the non-LTE by the Snapdragon 200. All together, they average 4.2 out of 5 based on 260+ customer reviews. Even if you don’t plan on using the 4G LTE part, for an extra $10, it may be a good idea to get the better specs.

Refurbished Motorola Moto X (2nd gen, AT&T Unlocked) for $250

With so many flagship and flagship-level smartphones getting refreshed annually, more and more good deals are surfacing. Case in point, among the latest eBay Deals, you can get the manufacturer refurbished Motorola Moto X (second generation, AT&T Unlocked) for $250 with free shipping, with a limit of five per customer. The seller of record is “qualitycellz” (99.1%).

This was an AT&T phone, but now it is an unlocked, GSM obviously phone. With “clean IMEI” per the eBay listing. Model XT1097.

Refurbished Motorola XT926 (Droid Razr; Verizon) for $85

Since new smartphones are continuing to arrive at a fast pace, there are more and more previous models as bang for the buck deals. How far back you want to go and how much you want to pay is up to you to decide, but among the latest eBay Deals, you can get the seller-refurbished Motorola XT926, a Droid Razr for Verizon Wireless, offered for $85 with free shipping.

You get the phone and the charger and the eBay listing says this is “100% functional” but a B+ stock item in terms of cosmetic condition. No contract, so you own it right away, you don’t even have to sign up for a contract. Per the listing, it has a clear ESN for Verizon activation. This is seller refurbished, so there’s no manufacturer warranty, but you get a 30-day satisfaction guarantee by the seller “BiDallies” (98.4%).

As a refresher, this has 1GB RAM, 16GB on-board, 1280 x 720 SuperAMOLED, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon, 4.7-inch screen, upgradable to Android 4.1.

[DEAD] 32GB Motorola Moto X Developer Edition (XT1060) for $200 (no contract)

As of a 3/3/15 re-check, this offer expired and the eBay listing is closed…

This is the first generation model, released in 2013, not the second generation model released in 2014. The new condition 32GB Motorola Moto X Developer Edition, model XT1060, with USA warranty, unlocked and contract-free, is available for $200 with free shipping, with a limit of five per buyer, by Yapper Wireless on eBay (98.3%). This is Verizon branded.

[DEAD] 32GB Motorola Moto X Developer Edition (XT1060) for $200 [no contract]

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Refurbished Motorola Droid X2 MB870 (Verizon; no contract) for $20 + SH

Party like it’s Android 2.2! If you want to relive the early tortured days of Android or if you are a developer looking to test on older devices, the seller-refurbished Motorola Droid X2 MB870 smartphone, in Verizon Wireless flavor, is offered for $20 plus shipping at Tanga.com with a limit of ten per customer. It comes with a 30-day warranty and may show cosmetic wear. It has a 4.3-inch display. No contract!