Moto Maker getting full setup at Best Buys

Moto Maker getting full setup at Best Buys
A couple weeks ago we let you know that Best Buy was prepping to bring the Moto Maker experience to its retail stores, and it looks like the displays are quietly being set up at various Best Buy stores around the country. We have gotten a couple of tips on the setups, and now we even have some pictures and info on what exactly will be offered.

We already knew that Best Buy locations would be selling the Moto Maker redemption cards for AT&T models of the Moto X (other carriers are still not on the Moto Maker software). Now, we're seeing a full display setup which also includes samples of the backplate in various colors, as well as a tablet in order to help customers design and order their own Moto X right then and there. 

The display does reflect the new Moto X price drop, so a new Moto X will cost $99 for the 16GB model and $149 for the 32GB model with a two-year contract on AT&T. The rumors have said that the Moto Maker software will be breaking free of the AT&T exclusivity sometime in November, but we haven't heard anything recently on that. Frankly, we don't care much about the on-contract price drop; we'd rather see a price drop on the unlocked version of the device. 

Thanks to Sniggly for the pics!

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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. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

It would be obviously implausible, but the Moto Maker should be a vending machine. Go to your local tech store, customize your phone from a touch interface, and out pops your phone!

2. huntnyc

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Moto Maker now has off contract price at $529 for 32GB AT&T model which is $100 cheaper than before. I assume AT&T would unlock this phone if full price is paid but am not sure.

3. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

That's interesting... Its still expensive for a Moto because you can get an LG G2 (a better phone I think) for $574 with no contract.

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Specs wise the LG G2 maybe better, but quality wise I wouldn't say that. The only LG phone I've heard people feel good about a year after purchase is the Nexus 4. The build quality and fast updates that come with a Nexus device are what set it apart from other LG builds. Most reviewers are even putting the build quality of the G2 behind the GS4. If LG steps up there build quality and works better at getting updates to their phones, then I'd consider one.

7. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

That's a big problem in the Android community. People confuse better specs with better phone. G2 is certainly a heck of a phone. I like it, great display, very good camera, great battery life, but it has LG Software which is meh at best. Those of us who like minimalist android approach would much rather have the Moto X than the G2.

8. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

I guess I'll just go to the store and play with both phones and decide from there. I like Moto because of the useful features and no added crap and I like the LG G2 with a big screen and speed. Thank you

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Great, now all we need is more carrier support and hopefully the Moto X will have decent sales. I still have no idea why they went with an exclusive deal, being able to customize the Moto X is probably it's biggest selling point. This exclusivity has probably cost Motorola a lot of sales.

5. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

This is a bit behind, we've had this up for at least a few weeks

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