Frankenphone: What do you make of those Moto X customization options?

Frankenphone: What do you make of those Moto X customization options?
Remember the Frankenstein story? The guy in the lab that created a monster out of bits and pieces? Well, with the Moto X you are that crazy scientist, as you can experiment endlessly with the way your phone looks and feels at Motomaker, as in the walkthrough video below. Now for AT&T, "later in the year" for other carriers, says Moto.

Choose from 18 back colors, custom boot messages, 2 storage sizes, 7 accent colors, 16 unique wallpapers, engraving for the back cover, 2 front colors, the color of your charger and match the SOL REPUBLIC headphones color with your Moto X - this whirlwind of options is what Google and Motorola came up with to stand out from the Android crowd.

The handset will also come with an entourage of over 300 accessories stamped M4DE, indicating allegiance to the new Motorola portfolio. Too much? Not enough? Checkmark your opinion, and sound off in the comments below.

Frankenphone: What do you make of the Moto X customization options?

OMG, it's brilliant, the Moto X will never get old!
Moto X can stand on its own with as it is, but it's always nice to have choices
I don't care about that midranger, but knock yourself out with those 18 back colors

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh(13h talk time)



1. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

I don't care .....

10. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

this is innovation how can you not care?

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm not really sure if this is innovation. More like a refreshed approach to the cell phone world.

12. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

refreshed approach = innovation in most peoples eyes... eg. iPhone

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

If that was sarcasm...i'd better laugh it off.

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

yes and it's REVOLUTIONARY customizable and it's being assemble here in the U.S. NOT CHINA.

18. heyhi

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

it fells like buying a pair of sneakers from Nike website. The customizing colors part. Same concept.

20. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Innovation would have been true under the hood customizing options, not colors. To be able to choose between processors, ram option, ips lcs or amoled screen... I really don't care very much for colors or wallpapers since I make my own

23. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Innovation? Better look up the dictionary.

25. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

innovation? what? You picking your phone color is innovation? Computers makers had been doing this for years. And where does it ships to? Prob USA only

16. GeneralTsosChicken

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

I don't care....I LOVE IT!

21. ber_to

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

nothing/noone cares about you...

2. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

It's different but.... Idk

3. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I choose the second choice

4. MartianMe unregistered

Aye can anyone tell me why we can't buy the each COD maps separately instead?

5. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Yeah, well how MUCH $$$$$$$$$$$$ for this phone OFF-CONTRACT?

6. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

I don't get it. Will this not be available off contract?

7. Deadeye37

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Seems like a decent phone. We'll have to see the benchmarks of the phone to really judge if its a midranger or a top of the line phone. I think the only thing really midrange is the 720p screen.

8. discoshrew

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

moto maker is great, but wtf only at&t for now? thats some real old-school cell problems BS

9. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

I don't care about that midranger, but knock yourself out with those 18 back colors

14. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

First Moto phone that interests me. Love the approach Google is taking with this, people do the same thing with computers, phones only make sense that you can personalize them prior to being put together.

15. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

Orange... Oh wait.

19. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

The price turned everyone off.

22. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol, Really? I managed to do most of this when I first bought my SGS3, Bought a white S3 16GB, bought a black Mercury Screen protector and a Red back cover replacement and could probably use a marker or pen to write my name on the back too if I wanted, add another 16GB Memory card for a total of 32GB if I wanted.

24. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice Circle of 18 colors.

26. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

"16 unique wallpapers" WTF... that will be advertised??

27. Angelface77

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

The best innovation thus far when it comes to smartphone. Everyone had to wait a year or two to get a new color from htc etc. Samsung puts the uglier colors in their devices.

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