What kind of customization should we expect from the Moto X?
0. phoneArena 02 Jul 2013, 18:02 posted on
Today brought some interesting information regarding the Motorola Moto X. A leaked ad that came out not too long ago has revealed that the device will be customizable. There are still a lot of unanswered questions regarding the device, but we wanted to gather up what we know about the device and try to figure out what to expect from the customization options of the Moto X...
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1. Commentator (Posts: 3669; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Full customization would be pretty neat. I like how they take a shot at Apple's corny new ad campaign: this isn't just DESIGNED in the US, it's ASSEMBLED here. Nice ol' tug on the patriotic heartstrings around the Fourth.
3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
In other words they just manipulate using patriotism to achieve benefit for a company. ;)
But at least this time it is useful for U.S.
5. Commentator (Posts: 3669; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Yep, which is what Apple's trying to do to. Apple, however, conspicuously left out the part about their products being assembled... "elsewhere." Maybe they should include where iPhones are made in their next ad campaign!
9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
There is one interesting thing, CEO of Motorola Mobility Dennis Woodside have said that Moto X will follow Google's Nexus strategy with high-quality and low-cost devices, but interesting how Motorola/Google will gonna balance high-quality and low-cost since Americans won't work for such low pay as Asians would work.
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Let's hope that all this won't affect phone specifications too much.
12. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
Moto X is not the low cost high quality device. It's a device meant to compete with iPhone and Galaxy. Dennis Woodside said this himself at D11. A phone with a dual core processor from last year is not a hero device.
15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"One of the areas we think is really open for Motorola is building a low-cost, high quality market. Feature phones sell for $30; high-end smartphones cost $650. That gap won’t persist, Woodside said."
17. Commentator (Posts: 3669; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Being owned by a 300-billion-dollar software company doesn't hurt.
4. Commentator (Posts: 3669; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Also: what the heck PA? Wasn't there a poll accompanying this article as of like three minutes ago? I voted, went to the bathroom, and came back to check the results (I was first to vote, B.T.Dubs) and it was gone! Apparently my anonymous opinion isn't appreciated here...
6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Seems that your bathroom works like a Bermuda Triangle. :D
8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2701; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Sorry, I thought that this article was the wrong place for the poll, because too many people would simply TL:DR and jump to the comment section. So, I made a separate post specifically for the poll.
13. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
any word on their press conference for the X PHONE?
18. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2701; Member since: 26 May 2011)
If there were, would you expect me to mention it in an article, or in the comments after someone specifically asked about it?
19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I would think instead of allowing users to mix and match different specs, they would have different configurations of the same phone that we could choose from, and a couple different designs available for each configuration in the form of Kevlar patterns.
There should be a basic package, utility package, and performance package.
The basic package has a mid range dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM, a qHD display, and a large battery (about 2,000 mAh). Good enough to get the job done for those who want to save a little money but still have a good device.
The utility package will have a slightly higher performance processor (still dual core though), but bump up the RAM to 2 GB for excellent multi-tasking and a 720p display, and of course enhance the battery to Maxx status.
The performance package will have a high end quad core processor (Snapdragon 600/800), with 2 GB of RAM, a 1080p display, and Motorola will up their game with the battery and go past the 3,300 mAh in the current Maxx line up.
All of them will have different design choices with the Kevlar patterns and be available in many colors.
If Motorola could do that, they would completely win me over.
20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i was thinking the same thing minus the basic package. o:
i need to know more about what Motorola is about hit us with sooooon!
7. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Hardware customization isn't too mainstream is it?
11. imkyle (Posts: 1071; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Have the option to go stock or the Motorola Skin. That would really increase sales.
14. roldefol (Posts: 4107; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Even if they gave us a choice of processor (like a customized Dell laptop), if you couldn't max out the processor AND screen AND memory AND storage, someone in the comments would still scream "FAIL". But I think that would be missing the point; the Moto X is meant to be a mainstream/upper-midranger. It will be a flagship in the sense that it'll be heavily marketed and widely available, but even with some or all of the rumored customization, power users are likely to look elsewhere.
22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i kind of want the Droid Ultra to be a Phablet.
21. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Not sure if this will work. I just want the fastest processor, a 5 to 6" 1080p 5 to 6" and vanilla Android with unlocked bootloader. Will I have to select IR port, removable battery and SD card slot as well? On the hardware front just give me everything. You can leave the software off and I will load up my own Rom.
24. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Even if the color is all that can truly be customized, it'll certainly be a differentiator in the market. The color choices available for the iPod are pretty cool, and I see equal amounts of people buying all of the different choices.
25. duhfactor (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
I agree with Berzerk000.... novel idea... buy a phone the way you buy a car .... if they are smart each "trim level" would have its own color range so those in the know could be assured that their premium configured phone would be distinguishable from the other trim levels... sure why not moto x ... moto x touring ....moto x sport