Motorola’s New Moto X Is The Most Customizable Smartphone On The Market

Motorola unveiled the Moto X handset yesterday at an event in New York City and it is safe to say it is the first real collaboration between both Google and Motorola.

Perhaps the most surprising thing about the smartphone is the amount of customization options it features. Those that purchase the Moto X online can choose between 2 front colors, 18 back colors and 7 accent colors. Altogether that makes for a total of 504 color combinations. There is also the ability to print your own message or catchphrase on the back of the device.


Besides how unique you can make the Moto X, its specs are also pretty impressive. It features a 4.7-inch AMOLED display (not quite 1080p) with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 316 ppi. As for the processor it is powered by Motorola’s X8 octa core CPU with 2GB of RAM. There is a 10MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing camera.

MotoBlur is no more with the Moto X handset, instead it will be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with an update to Android 4.3 coming shortly.


As for the feature to differentiate the Moto X from the competition, the handset is capable of constantly listening for voice commands. This puts Google Now at the core of the user experience. It can also take pictures with two quick twists of your wrist and a tap anywhere on the phone’s screen.

The Moto X handset will be available later this month or in early September when it comes to carriers like AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. It is worth noting that only AT&T will allow customers to customize the look of the device. Exact availability dates internationally weren’t really shared so you will have to keep an eye out for when this is announced.

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  • Dani Hayes

    It will still be laggy, even with those specs.

  • Ted Forbes

    So far so good… another good Apple seed!!!! I think I like it!

  • jef

    The wallpaper is so ugly. The phone is ugly. Apps from the Playstore is ugly. The specs are ugly. The price is ugly. Battery is good but what do you expect from a mid range phone ofcourse it wont eat too much battery.

  • frank

    Had an iphone 5. Now have a Moto X. I will keep the Moto X. Awesome phone.

  • john

    Awesome phone. Best of 2013 along with LG G2 and Nexus 5.

  • john

    Not laggy at all. Super fast and leaves iphone in the cellular dust. Moto X blows the outdated iphone away.