New Moto X preorders start shipping from Moto Maker

New Moto X preorders start shipping from Moto Maker
The new Moto X was announced on September 4th, and went up for preorder on September 16th (for the unlocked and AT&T models at least). When users purchased a Moto X on preorder through Moto Maker, it was said that the estimated delivery date for the device would be September 26th. Today, the first shipment notifications have gone out.

We assume that the notifications are going out to those who ordered first, because we ordered one on the 18th and still haven't gotten a shipment notice. A couple days ago, there was a leak claiming that the 26th would be the day that the Moto X would appear in Verizon stores, and add Verizon to the Moto Maker options, and we have to assume that is still accurate. 

Anyone else out there getting a shipment notice for a new Moto X? If so, what were your design choices? We went with the cognac leather back, white front, and gold accents. Share your choices in the comments!

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Moto X (2014)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh



1. jassari96

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 07, 2014

I'm waiting mine !!

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7579; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I wish they would release the Moto X in other countries as well during the same time they release it in the US.

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

If I can I'll order it when it's on Verizon, but it sounds like you made good choices, Michael. I'm personally considering the black front, crimson black and blue accents, which would be a virtual reversal of my first Moto X. I'm waffling on the leather. On the one hand it'll probably be really cool. On the other hand I don't know how it'll hold up, since I plan on keeping the phone for sentimental value long after I've stopped using it.

7. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I thought the same. However, I read, the leather looks and feel flimsy, is supposed to be very thin and possibly not stand the passage of time.

9. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

My theory is this: leather takes on interesting character as it ages and gets beat up. I have no expectation that it is going to stay pristine, and frankly, I don't want it to.

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well no, it wouldn't be about it keeping pristine. I just fear that some years down the road, if it's not "properly taken care of," the leather will start to shrink or dry out and become brittle and/or separate from the phone completely.

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Interesting thought. I think you'll have issues with the battery before you have issues with the leather backing though.

4. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I went with a black front, black leather back and gold accents. I ordered it on the 16th and I haven't gotten a shipping notice yet.

5. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I ordered mine the day after (unfortunately, stupid PayPal transfer funds period -_______-), and mine said from the 17th (The day of purchase) to now, my estimated Delivery Date is October 13th X_X. I hope it comes sooner though.

6. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

This might be off topic, but does anyone have a Moto G/X and wouldn't mind commenting on how the experience (maybe speed, battery life, UI etc) for the phone is (from a consumer's point of view)? I saw one the other day and price point is ridiculously good, but not sure of the phone.

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I just got the Moto X (2013), which I assume is the one you're asking about. Everything in the system is essentially just as snappy as my Nexus 5, which is very good. The only area where I notice a slight decrease in speed is gaming. The UI is great, it's basically stock Android with some more character. The phone is a pleasure to use and I love the saturated AMOLED display. I can usually get about four hours of screen on time with moderate use. I would say it's definitely worth it and a great buy!...

8. TheCellX

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

im trying to order 32gb pure edition without luck. I guess i will wait a little bit longer than anyone else in this page. :(

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The pure edition!?!? Going to pay the full cost of the device? Interesting. You'll have the share with the rest of us when you get the Android L update as the Pure editions are supposed to have the OS rolled out prior to the one's purchased form your wireless provider.

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