Motorola X Phone may come in over 20 colors

Motorola X Phone may come in over 20 colors
There have been persistent rumors that the Motorola X Phone would be offering hardware customizations, bolstered by Guy Kawasaki’s cryptic comments on the subject. Our source at Motorola has said that hardware customizations like choosing the screen size, amount of RAM, or case material are highly unlikely, but it looks like there may be some amount of customization on tap for the X Phone.

You most likely won’t be able to change the internal hardware or any of the base specs that you see with a phone, but it looks like there will be a pretty impressive choice of color options for customers looking at the X Phone. The numbers are still in flux, but the word is that Motorola and Google want to give users the choice of color, and that the choice may be over 20 different colors.

Whatever the number, it would make the X Phone quite a bit more colorful than the iPhone 5S, which was recently rumored to have a new third color option. Of course, it still doesn't look like we're going to see the X Phone anytime soon, but at the very least Google and Motorola are changing their tune in recent comments. No longer is Google not "wowed", and Motorola is saying that we should start to get excited.

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  • 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)

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28 Comments

1. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

Can I get a Apple pie colour! Please

2. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

That's nice to know but I want to know what are the specs in regards to internal storage options/SD card slot, battery size and if its internal/removable, screen size/resolution/type, type of camera but most importantly I want a release date and carrier availability.

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

As we've said before, there most likely will not be an SD card slot. Google has been trying to kill those for years, and has removed some of the Android functionality for SD. So, don't expect that.

5. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Michael if you look at my comment i also mentioned internal memory. If they offer 32/64/128 gb options then I would have no need for an SD card slot.

8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Understood, but as I don't have any info on any of the other things you mention, I only commented on the one thing I did know.

10. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Thats fine. I just wanted to make sure you didn't miss that part of my post.

29. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Why are you getting thumbs down?

21. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Im a fan of google but personally I think removing an sd slot and/or android funtionality of sd cards is a little stupid. For instance i have a note 10.1 with a 32gb micro sd card. the internal memory is 16gb,now alot of the big hit games like those from gameloft etc only use internal memory and many of those games up to 2gb in size. This means with a few of these games the internal memory is full Now i checked my other apps and games which dont feature large 'sd card obb data files' and if they were still able to use app2sd then up to 4 gb of my internal memory woulkd instantly be freed up with them storing 90%of the app size on external sd instead of internal allowing more installations of apps not needing 'obb file' downloads

23. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

SD cards would actually increase sales of digital products; why buy that app or that album or that movie if my phone is already full? Cloud = irregular service. If I sat on a couch, then the cloud makes sense. Give me 128GB flash built in and watch me spend no matter where I go.

3. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

after Core,Ram , design feature etc fight ot competition now its time for a color fight

6. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

huh...20 colors?? That means there will be at least over 15 colors I dislike. LOL

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I hope the are some with different materials as well. That way people could chose between metal unibody or plastic with removable back and battery.

7. mydi.maus unregistered

or rainbow color,just to have it all..

9. AndiAllDay

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

I prefer better softwares that will make the phn user friendly and work effectively; colors do not make a better! that's why phn cases are for!

12. HASHTAG unregistered

I only like it black or white.

14. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Is it wrong that my first thought on reading this was, "That's racist"?

15. HASHTAG unregistered

Hahahaha. Not at all! I was going more in the aspect that I don't like colored phones (not that "colored"). I will only buy a phone that's either white or black, nothing more. Never intended on making it seem like a racist joke. Lol.

13. johnriii

Posts: 248; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

maybe I'm just old, but WHO buys a phone based on color? every smartphone I've had was married up with a case within 48 hours of me buying it, so I don't see the big deal. I guess if you don't care to protect your device from the inevitable drop, then I guess colors would excite you.

16. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

come with 20 colors and 20 ugly design.. pass it.

17. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

I have been waiting to see this phone. gonna be an heavy weight boxer coming to the smartphone market.

18. Jurdiales

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

If the Motorola phones come with their MAXXed batteries as spec-base, they can won the battery battle without doubts...

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well that would be more like shopping for a car than other other devices. o:

20. papss unregistered

if it's fragile it has to be a black phone so I can put a case on it...white is too famine for me.. if it's tough like a Nokia then it has to be red or cyan cause no case is needed.

22. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

20 colors means it will be plastic. These will not anodized aluminum. As much as I hate that my Nexus 4 has a glass back, it looks nice, but ultimately it's pointless. The nexus 4 isn't a showroom kind of phone. I cover it with a case, and it's plastic.

24. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

probably plastic. customization will probably be internal memory. 16/32. camera will probably be a generic 12-14mp/led. most likely samoled. no microsd. no nexus badging. it will probably be ordered online. software will probably be concentrated.

25. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

20 colors surely can't be dubbed as a "game changer"

26. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This is not important! The important thing is the X Phone itself! :)

28. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Is that gonna come with a book of swatches? you know, so we can pick our colour before purchasing

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