New Moto X is now available through U.S. Cellular

Moto X. Now on U.S. Cellular. Photo: Motorola

Moto X. Now on U.S. Cellular. Photo: Motorola

The new Moto X again expands its availability in the U.S. today after making its debut on U.S. Cellular. Customers can pick up the black model with a plastic back for $99.99 on a two-year contract — the same price you’ll pay to get the device through other carriers.

The Moto X has already launched on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon in the U.S., but if you haven’t already picked up yours, you now have a fourth carrier option. However, U.S. Cellular doesn’t yet offer quite as much choice when it comes to colors and customizations.

The carrier will initially offer just the one model — black with a plastic back — but it will be adding black leather and bamboo options to its lineup later this month. Of course, customers who choose those devices will be paying an extra $50 upfront for the more expensive materials.

Internally, U.S. Cellular’s Moto X is identical to the originals. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4K video recording. Many reviewers have called the new Moto X the best Android smartphone you can buy right now, but that could change with the upcoming Nexus 6.