Poll: does customization get you excited for the Moto X?

Poll: does customization get you excited for the Moto X?
All right, so a leaked ad has said that the Motorola Moto X will be "fully customizable", and we've gone through the various possibilities that exist for customization on the device, including what's possible, but more importantly: what's likely. In our opinion, it's more likely that only certain aspects of the device are customizable, and the majority of those options will be software based. 

But, there is always the possibility that there are more customization options, we'll see soon enough. So, that just leaves it up to you guys. Does the idea of customization get you excited for the Moto X?

Does customization get you excited for the Moto X?

Yes, but only if I can customize EVERYTHING
Yes, any customization is good
No, I don't want too many choices
No, nothing Motorola announces would excite me

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



30. JMartin22

Posts: 2422; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I'm so-so on this issue. I see hardware customisation as a way for manufactures to nickel and dime you more of your money, while not a guarantee that you'll have the best hardware for a whole year.

29. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Any level of customization is cool. If the phone is strong enough to handle being out of a case, I think people will like being able to personalize their phones, especially the color. All the time I get asked of phones like the Droid DNA and such, "Does it come in any other color?" I mean, extreme customization works for cars, why not phones? Look at the Mini Cooper. There are almost literally no two which are completely alike.

27. KiranPAUSER

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

If i can customise the hardware like screen size, resolution, battery, processor,os and camera that would be great.. Like 5inch qHD amoled screen, 4core processor, 5 mp camera, 3000mah battery and stock android.

26. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I really want to be excited, but Moto has been a serious let down as of late. I hope this is a new beginning.

17. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

i remember when Nokia introduced the Lumia 800, Americans were tweeting like "Nokia? do they still excist?" but to us EU, we have the same bout Moto :') it was like 10 years ago i saw a Moto device xD

16. papss unregistered

I want a phone with all motos tech built in.. I hope the specs that were rumored are not true

15. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I'd be so much more thrilled with an unlocked bootloader. There are so many talented devs that take care of my customization needs.

13. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

dont forget to keep mini hdmi which has been a great addon to the moto brand.

12. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

yes hardware would be great nice quad core hopefully intel based or do we know what cpu is backing the x phone. the ability to buy double size battery with proper battery protection expand sd support to 128gb and 4gb ram because linux and android should be able to support it.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


10. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I care more about the hardware than the customization.

9. Deadeye37

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Can I customize which carrier I can use this on? Thats the customization that I'm most interested in.

8. bootroot

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

2 size of batteries 2 materials for back ( Kevlar or aluminum ) 2 assignable buttons ( could be Photo / video / light / call ..) Sold with 4 sheet of printable decals

7. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

How about a way to control NSA/govt. spying on you. Level 0- No spying Level 1- Minimum spying. Level 2- TSA style Level 3- Gitmo style Level 4- Satellite dish in butt.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Level4 lmao that was funny ®

6. RudioX

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

The only thing i would want is the be able to choose the real Google experience nexus OS, dual boot or something similar!

5. evarod48

Posts: 154; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

if they let me choose the release date, that would be pretty cool

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Everything or nothing. If I can choose the internals, screen resolution, etc. then this is a major step (somewhere, not necessarily "forward") for the smartphone industry. If they only let me choose the screen size/color of the phone then I couldn't care less.

2. FlushGordon unregistered

Nope...it's an uber-geek thing, a niche...I'm not a niche person

18. unbiasedcommenter

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

You wouldn't come to a tech blog and comment multiple times a day if you weren't an 'uber-geek'.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


1. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

No, nothing Motorola announces would excite me

3. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

It's not existing any of us bad species we all ways change the rom and kernels and stock apps its not a big deal

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Alright...so.. 4.6" 720p S-AMOLED 1.7Ghz Snapdragon 600 Adreno 330 2GB RAM 8mm Kevlar body 3000mAh Android 4.3...or 5. That doesn't sound enticing enough?

22. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

...Sounds kind of like a Galaxy S 4 with a lower-res screen and better build quality. No offense, but that doesn't sound enticing to me at all either.

23. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Right, you got something S4-ish so it's not cool enough. You expect something better right? Well sorry, but you won't get something totally out of the box. The current situation won't let you. That's where the current competition of hardware war has led our mind to think. Unless this thing comes with a gigantic 6+ screen, 1080p, snapdragon 800...people will never be satisfied or simply enticed. But my point is the fact that customizing the X phone to anything i want, so far as the rumors go, is an edge higher than anything right now.

24. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

That's why it's not coming out RIGHT NOW. That doesn't mean I can't dream larger, right? Why does everyone on this site have to be such a boring realist?

25. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Lol, i'm not stopping you from anything man. I'm just making a point...

28. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

It will be available in around $250-$320. And that something kinda Galaxy S4 will be pretty exciting for the people who cant afford S4. Isnt it?

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