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Several Moto X Custom Colors Apparently Photographed

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Today is turning into a day filled with Moto X news and of course, we love that. In details leaked on what we can expect from Motorola in terms of customization for the Moto X, it was said that Moto was going to offer plenty of custom colors for buyers to choose from. Thanks to French blog No Where Else, these images could be the first peek at what kind of neon goodness we can look forward to. 

Pictured on top are two very bright green back shells, while down below we get some teal, red and purple hotness.


For some reason, I really want that green one. And purple. You know what, just give me the whole lot. What are you thinking? Are you liking these?

Via: No Where Else

  • bananatroll

    July 11th is the day. Motorola has scheduled a press event for then.

  • Peter

    I don’t see a speaker hole on those backings… maybe it’ll have front audio projection similar to the HTC One?

  • Corey Foltman

    I’m thinking green with purple trim.

  • Daistaar

    Looks like something made with a 3D printer…

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    These things look like Samsung made them :/ …I’ve been spoiled by the HTC one and refuse to go back to cheap looking devices

    • Bionic

      My S4 looks anything but cheap

  • Vanquishgc

    Reeeeeeelly glad I didn’t wait to use my upgrade and got a Note 2. Geez Moto, what happened, I used to love you guys!!!

  • NexusMan

    Why are so many people tripping over the colors? That’s the whole point of customization: you customize it to YOUR liking. If you think pink is hideous, don’t get it in pink, get the black one, but at the same time, there are people out there that would love a pink phone or a green phone, or a teal one, so they’ll get the color that interests them. There’s nothing “stupid” about someone getting a phone in their favorite color. It’s actually pretty cool.

  • Sporttster

    Boy, those colors really make whatever is attached to them cheap looking. I like color, too, but SUBTLE colors, not glaring ones.

  • Bessie Arino

    Hmmm.. may get myself that green one xD


  • Bob G

    Sony has just got competition for my choice for a PURPLE phone!!!

  • Bobby Wright

    Hope im wrong, but I gotta bad feeling about this phone..

  • Ravi888

    These are horrible.. like a childrens toy

  • give me orange, or give me death

  • Geoff Johnson

    Hopefully they’ll have some darker colors available, like gunmetal gray, dark silver, maroon/dark red, etc. I don’t want my phones looking like a Nokia!

  • 138

    When it’s a plastic GS4, everyone bitches and moans. When its a plastic Motorola, not a peep is heard.

    • Albert Reyna

      when i suggest they should give an option for metal like the htc one they all laughed and down voted me lol. But i still love moto 🙂

    • MicroNix


    • NexusMan

      Because the Motorola phone is not out yet. And the specs/casings aren’t confirmed yet.

    • BrianLipp

      where does it say they are plastic? they could just as easily be some kind of brushed metal or something. just because they have colors doesnt make them plastic. Besides, plastic isnt all bad. Like NexusMan said, the GNex plastic feels great and solid. And it looks good too. The GS4 plastic looks cheap and disgusting.

    • Mvrcel Lgt

      glossy coating >< mat, Its not about Polycarbonat! I personally loved the One X mat plastic and also some sony rubberized versions. Samsung just overdid it with releasing every phone with the same glossy coating. The Gnex was totally okay.

  • Weber

    I just want to be able to install my AOL disk on it. I need the internet. Colors aren’t a big deal.

  • I-Troll-U

    I can deal with $200-$300 cheap plastic phones…

    $600+ not so much.

  • skyskioc

    Snap on parts like a Smart Car ?

  • daslive

    Nike iD for Phones

  • Liderc

    No, ugly.

  • Avery Dejuan Herron

    Why the hell are they playing april fools jokes in july?

  • Guest

    I really hope all this customization hype isn’t just colors, although i honestly can’t see what else it would be. hardware customization would be a logistical nightmare

  • MicBib

    From the picture of the green shells, you can basically confirm the X will have wireless charging. A Qi charging coil would fit perfectly in the indents on the shell.

  • Pedro

    Now I know why the CEO wanted to keep his X Phone in his pocket.
    Another quarter of non-fail.

  • LiterofCola

    I’ll take plain ol’ black, but hey…at least there’s options

  • aQuickBit

    Ok can someone leak a yellow colored one please? God I want a yellow phone…

  • tharealoc

    Bugdroid green?! I kinda like it…but where is the DroidLife pink?

  • Shane Redman

    So is it safe to say we should be able to buy multiple backs for the phone?

  • loony2nz

    “these look hot”? is that a the feminine perspective? And judging from the color selection, is this the target market?

    • Justin W

      You’ve seen 4 colors of a rumored 16. Just wait until the others are seen… We know there’s a black one (it was shown off in the leak from Taiwan), and likely white, deeper shades of blue, probably an orange, etc.

      • loony2nz

        yes, i’m hoping. otherwise i’m breaking out my graffiti spray can 🙂

  • needa

    so umm… how are they going to engrave this? it looks pretty dad gum thin. edit: it looks a bit thicker an inch up from the bottom.

    • Trickie Tom

      There has been no talk as to where it would be engraved.. I actually have a feeling the engraving may happen on the front of the phone, maybe in the glass?? Engraved plastic isnt that great, but on glass it would look awesome. But who knows, only time will tell.

      • raddacle

        Do you honestly think they’re going to engrave the display?? If that were ever an actual option, I think Verizon would have been ALLL over that.

        • Trickie Tom

          It would be something never seen and a crazy customization, so yes, I do.. 😛

      • NexusMan

        Actually,there has been talk…that was the latest “leak” today…that there will be multiple colors to choose from for both the body and the trim, engraving, and personalized wallpaper.

        • Trickie Tom

          Are you effing dumb.. to quote myself.

          “There has been no talk as to where it would be engraved..”

          Obviously the info came out about the option to have them engraved. Learn to read b4 you post.

          • NexusMan

            “Are you effing dumb..” Your spelling, sentence structure and use of punctuation are incorrect. Learn to write before you to tell someone to learn to read, moron.

  • violator702

    Pastels? I think I just threw up in my mouth.

  • Elliot

    Not a fan. I’m perfectly okay with the Henry Ford model: You can have any color you want, as long as it’s black.

    • Larizard

      As long as they’re MATTE. I don’t care if it’s purple or pink or Weed Green. I just don’t want it shiny and cheap looking (like Samsung phones).

      We’ve seen this phone leak in black before (by that Vietnamese dude). I’m sure a matte black one wouldn’t look too bad.

      • michael arazan

        How about a clear back, personally, I’d bet Black and white

  • needa

    meh, by the end of the day there will be nothing else to wonder.

  • Caleb Loop

    interesting how it tapers down at the bottom into a wedge like shape

  • Blue Sun

    /golf_clap Well played Motorola. Well played. Keep everyone bedazzled with your hand waiving, smoke & mirrors (Re: customization). Do you really think, coupled with outdated specs, is going to sell devices?

    • Suralin

      If it’s a low enough price point, how could they not. You’re not their target.

      • Blue Sun

        If Motorola really wanted to sell a boatload of devices, the Hero device should be released first. It’s working for Samsung. Let the very positive reviews of your Hero device push up sales of your mid & low range spec devices, not the other way around.

        • needa

          according to moto… the hero will be released first. this… being the hero. sarge disagrees. dunno where he gets his info from. but going by what we know and have been told from the horse’s mouth, you are looking at it.

        • Alan Paone

          Samsung serves to prove that consumers don’t care about anything. This will sell just fine.

  • master94

    I’m hoping you can remove the back. Would be nice to switch back plates on the go. That and removable battery

    • needa

      looks like a clip-on to me. lets just hope the battery is at the back. and free of glue and ribbon connectors.

      • OCSportsGeek

        Yeah, I don’t see how these are different from the Nokia phones from the early part of the millenium. If they ARE removable, I see that whole cottage industry of mall kiosks with grumpy teenagers selling imported “custom cases” now with More Bling! coming back ’round again

        • Zacharypt

          Mall gypsies ftw

      • raddacle

        My only concern would be the built-in wireless charging pushing up the cost for just a single back cover.

      • Eric

        Looks like the samsung battery covers they way the clips are…

    • KOBALT

      Even though I’m gonna cover it with a case. Since I won’t. Because I’m getting a real phone. Like a Note 3.

      • Joseph Pojunis

        Learn how to grammar.

  • Blue Sun

    Mutagen Green? I like it. I’m not a fan of that shade of blue, or purple. Nor do I prefer the hawt pink case.

  • BRIM

    This is stupid.

    I hope that all their time wasn’t focused on “ohhh hot pink is a cool color we should offer.”

    Give me a superior made phone with a unique profile and astounding materials.

    • Alan Paone

      Astounding, PINK materials

    • NexusMan

      Dennis Woodside already stated what their time was focussed on…quite a while back…so no, it wasn’t on “hot pink.”

  • stang6790

    So after looking at these colors and the new Motorola logo with the colored circle, I think there will be twelve colors (plus black and white possibly) with each one represented in the circle. If you look at it, it likes all four of the colors are on there.

    • Trickie Tom

      I agree, someone else posted that there are gunna be 16 colors, but maybe it will only be 14, the 12 in the logo plus black and white, seeing they arent in the logo.. Then who knows, if it is 16, maybe a gold and chrome also??? just a thought.

  • Michael Bassett

    Ugh, at work we’re stuck with the Razr HD Maxx and with EOL closing in I am in charge of looking for a replacement phone. How do I sell to the people in charge this phone? Look at the colors! wow!

    Maybe I’ll wait for the ULTRA or Moto Nexus, But the GS4 is looking great as it has Govt. level encryption.

  • Tyler Durden

    Green matches my weed.. niiiiice

    • Jack Hoffman

      If your weed looks like that, I don’t like your odds of procreating…

      • Tyler Durden

        I wasn’t referring to the actual color. Just a green/green similarity. Sizzle down brotha

    • Pedro

      Hmm. Tyler smokes dope.
      I think that explains a good number of his posts.

      • Tyler Durden

        Weed is not dope. But it looks like you’re a blind sheep.

  • Sarge

    We’re getting warmer.

    • justin

      5inch hero specs and price please?

    • Guest

      Pretty sure this is Bionic.

      • Sarge

        Hey now. Don’t soil my name. There are various contacts I have and it appears that he is one of them. I have no control over how he twists tips and suggestions.

        • false

          know how I know this isn’t sarge? He never capitalizes his words, uses punctuation, a few other things that I don’t want to point out to you 😉

          • Trickie Tom

            Could be on a mobile that is doing that for him.. Often I dont use punctuation as you may see here, but when Im on my phone, it does it for me, and I let it happen.. So sorry thats not a great point. 😛

    • Bionic

      Stop pretending to be sarge

    • nvitone23

      you aren’t Sarge…don’t try to act like you are…

  • Will

    Are we going to get the ability to replace them as consumers like the old Nokia 5110 series phones from yesteryear? If so, and if the “experience” is smooth enough, count me in.

  • Albert Reyna

    Released date has to be close!

  • Michael

    Plastic? No thanks! Motorola you’re already disappointing me

    • Albert Reyna

      I know right! Should of gone the htc one way!

      • Tyler Durden

        Oh right. Let’s go with something less durable and non replaceable.

        • Albert Reyna

          i don’t mind, no matter how much of a spaz i am

        • Alan Paone

          Plastic is more durable than metal? are you high?

          • Tyler Durden

            Yes. Get a scratch? Good luck with metal. Dent it? Good luck fixing that. Stuck with a crappy battery? Good luck replacing that. Get your phone wet? Good luck opening it and drying it out.

          • Alan Paone

            Look at it wrong? Oh now it scratched. Keep your phone in a pocket? Scratches! Everywhere! Drop it on the carpet? scuffs on all four corners! Have hands? Hope you love the feeling of slimy slippery BS. Had it for more than a month? Its cracked now, it has character. Stuck with crappy quality control? thats cool you can replace the battery yourself with your own money, not that that would be a problem if the OEM actually cared enough to put a good battery in in the first place. Drop it in a pool? You are exactly as screwed as if the sensitive electronics were surrounded by any other material.

          • Tyler Durden

            This guy lol. See kids. Drugs are bad. Mmkay

          • MacNificent

            i totally disagree with you. the Bionic is still this day one of the best naked phones i have ever used and my girlfriend is using it as her daily driver today. and it barely has a scratch anywhere on it. Hello Moto (again)!!! this may be the comeback of the decade.

          • Trickie Tom

            My Bionic has only 1 little scratch on it and its on the screen, and thats only cuz I almost dropped it in my firepit while I was drunk. It landed face down and skidded across the edge of the metal ring for my fire pit which was really really hot.. I didnt think twice and grabbed it before it actually fell in the fire itself.. Now if this was an iPhone the phone prob would have cracked on the front and back of the glass version, and the metal version may have been to hot to try and grab.. Im still shocked that thats the only way Ive gotten 1 little tiny scratch in this phone.. Ive drop’d it many other times b4 and have had it since launch.. I wanna upgrade to the Moto X, seeing Ive been very happy with every Moto phone Ive had, dating back to the T720.. But this Bionic is still kicking ass on a day to day basis, that I just cant justify replacing it yet.

          • MacNificent

            Against what everyone believes and thinks. this or one of the phones coming from moto in the near future will be worth paying full price to keep unlimited if you stil have it. and the colors just give that extra flare. or you have the option to stay black. Ive been rocking moto since my silver timeport and my silver 2-way to match. Im on an s3 which I love. but some of its glitches and problems make me wanna go back to a solid long time running and great hardware device such as a motorola. And as I mentioned before… If its not this particular device. Moto will make you happy again in the near future.

    • VinyTaco

      One person disappointed, a few hundred thousand more, excited.

  • DanWazz

    Totally getting a green phone now.

  • Jesse Blacklock

    i think if this is the best thing about the moto x, i see a lot of people overreacting…

    • MicroNix

      Especially after all of the bashing people here do on Samsung about the plastic backs….that look just like these.

      • Sean Royce

        The difference is the feel of the plastic. Matte feels a lot better then Samsung’s glossy back.

  • NAM37

    I hope the front plate is the same color and not just black or white…

    • Assuming it having on screen buttons, it will obviously be black.

    • Trickie Tom

      Engadget is reporting per ABC News :

      “Customers will be able to select colors for both the back panel and the smartphone’s side trim”

      So my guess is the front piece will just be a rim that clips into the back holding it to the phone..

  • jaybar

    you know what, give me the pink one #yolo

    • sc4fpse

      Kill it. Kill it with fire.

    • mjmedstarved
      • trolled

        i totally didnt see that on reddit the other day

        • mjmedstarved

          What is reddit? ;]

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          Are we going to get the ability
          to replace them as consumers like the old Nokia 5110 series phones from
          yesteryear? If so, and if the “experience” is smooth enough, count me

        • Sean Royce

          I totally didn’t see that on 4chan a year ago.

  • Keith

    Finally, a leaked pic without a gaussian blur applied… and it’s a damn back plate.

  • Front and back shell? They’re both the back -_-

    • Fantastic catch! 🙂 *updated*

      • aQuickBit

        C’mon Tim, get your act together here man! 😛

        • Thomas

          I think he is already celebrating the 4th.

          Love ya Tim 😉

          • Pfft! I’m the only one on duty today! Gimme a break 😛

          • Weber

            I was wondering why you were writing all the articles today…

          • michael arazan

            Great writing, short and to the point, just knocked out every DL article all in 10 minutes

  • TheRunner024

    Does anyone know what the specs are?

    • Trickie Tom

      No actual specs have been released, only rumor’d specs from months ago.

  • MK17

    I’ll take graphite or black

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Surprised you didn’t like the Droid Life pink one. Since the backplate is removable I guess we’ll be able to just buy them separately?

  • I dig the colors. I just wish they would have experimented with different materials for the backs. However, that is too risky.

  • King Alexander

    Its a great concept but I just can’t do the specs. I hope Motorola enters the “future” soon.

    • rutkowicz

      Lol at a 720p screen in 2013. Motorola is stuck in the stone age. I could care less how many pastel phone cases they make. Looks like I’ll be upgrading to an HTC One when it launches on Verizon.

      • Suralin

        Not everyone needs a hi-def phone that plays 1080p video. Seriously, the hype of these higher resolutions is so overblown it’s not even funny. 720p is well enough on a small screen such as this. Even more so, it’s a phone first and it’s a mid-range, affordable smartphone second. If they can sell this $250-$350 w/o contract, this could very well be a hot selling phone. And that’s what they need right now. They don’t need to pander to enthusiasts who wish to have the latest and greatest for the next 2 months.

      • Priorities

        Battery life, usability, and price trump a gazillion pixels. Unless you are holding the phone within half a foot of your face you won’t see the difference anyway.

        • Trickie Tom

          If I could +1 you more I would.. I forgot those details in my post.. Yes, most battery drain is due to the screen.. Bigger screen more drain, more pixels more drain.. Id take a few hours more battery life over 1080 on my phone any day.

      • Trickie Tom

        on a screen the size of the avg smart phone, our eyes are not detaild enuf to see the dif between 720p and 1080p.. Even on a TV is hard to tell the dif between them.. You prob think everything you watch on your HD TV (if you have one) is all 1080 cuz thats what the TV says it is.. Truth being that most stations dont broadcast in 1080.. Like ESPN. They are a 720p channel.. Notta one does 1080p yet either only due to the fact there is nothing to gain in upgrading the expensive hardware they just had upgraded to.. Im fine w/ a 720p screen on a 5in phone.. Even 6in, I think Id be fine with it, now get up into the 7in range and 1080 just may be a tad crisper..

  • Alan Paone

    I’m hoping for orange

    • Green

      Same here. Go Broncos!
      Or, I’ll take green.

    • Sarge

      Hint. New Motorola logo.

      • No aluminum then? Wuh, wuh.

        • Bob G

          Because it hasn’t been leaked? Wah

        • Andrew Remmers

          We don’t know the material, though it does look like plastic.

    • Let us pick orange and get Ubuntu Touch in it!