My daughter needs a new phone, so I bought her a Moto X Pure on sale from Best Buy for roughly $235 after tax (the 32GB version). I was pretty satisfied with that. She is currently on the $10 a month talk/text legacy plan with a Moto X 2014, which will rise to about $18 a month with the new phone.
Then I see Republic is offering the Moto Z Play for $349 with 6 months of free service (the 1 GB play) from Dec. 7-12. Even if you assume the value of the Republic service at the $18 a month level that she will pay by activating the X Pure, I am wondering if I would be better to return the X Pure when it arrives and go with the Z Play. (This is a Christmas gift, so no telling.) The value of 6 months free service is about $108., so that puts the overall cost of the Z Play in the ballpark of the X Pure.
This is why I am asking for your thoughts: The specs of the two phones are strikingly similar, at least to me. The Z Play supposedly has much better battery life, but the X Pure has a higher resolution screen. Should I keep the X Pure, or go with the Z Play when the special is on?
What do you think?