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Verizon Moto X Unboxing and Hands-on: Both Black and White Versions

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Here she is, folks, the Moto X. We’ve been hanging out with Motorola for much of the day, hearing their opinions about their new flagship, spying on custom made versions of the phone (including ones with wood backs), and itching to spend some real quality time with it. That (quality) time hasn’t exactly come just yet, but we did have a moment to sit down with the white and black versions on Verizon, unbox one of them, and snap a bunch of pictures of the other.

Throughout the rest of the day, we’ll have continued coverage, including that of MotoMaker, the customization web tool that Motorola is using to let you design your own phone (an AT&T exclusive for now).

For now though, enjoy the quick look. 


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Moto X in White

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Moto X in Black

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A Few Moto X Color Pics

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  • Spider210

    200 contract? I’ll keep my DNA

  • MafiaMM

    $200 on contract? Ha….hahaha….HA! Google, you failed…

    • Jackson

      Im soooo sad

  • BenderBendingRodriguez0101001

    AT&T customization exclusive? WTF?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU AT&T

    • Nathaniel_Graham

      Thats only initially, calm your nipples.

      • Chris Schmucker

        Sorry man, his nipples are long gone now.

        • BenderBendingRodriguez0101001

          You obviously know your way around a bending unit. How about we go out for some beers?

      • BenderBendingRodriguez0101001

        I have no nipples dumba$$.

        • Nathaniel_Graham

          OK, so then calm your shiny metal ass down.

  • Jonathan Bunch

    Beautiful phone!

  • Dcdanger

    The $300.00 price hypebeast balloon just busted

    • Ugh

      I’m shocked you only have 3 upvotes as of my writing. This is on par with Viva Movil or the XBone (xbox one for those of you who don’t follow game sites) in terms of awful reveals.

      You just lost 5 customers, Moto. W. T. F.

      And now I have to try & convince my mom & siblings to hold off until we hear about the Note 3 or whatever the next hypey Verizon-allowable phone that will be released.

      • aQuickBit

        They lost 5 customers and earned at least 500,000 more. I don’t think they care :

  • kixofmyg0t

    Doesn’t feel midrange does it Kellen?

  • Phil

    yes not very impressed at&t gets the customization and the 32 gig

  • jnt

    I predict over the next few hours major flame wars between the lovers of this news and those that are underwhelmed. 🙂

    • LiterofCola

      In 3, 2, 1…..

    • jose

      Why wait? This phone sucks. It’s too expensive and I hate every single one of you. Die in a fire


      • jnt


  • JB

    Yes, a quick boot animation!

  • Anonymous

    $200 for a customized mid-range phone ON contract = fail

  • Johnathan

    “the customization web tool that Motorola is using to let you design your own phone (an AT&T exclusive for now).”



    • Phil

      what is the off contract price we need info!!!!!!!

      • jose

        Like $800. $900 if you want da woodz.

    • ToddAwesome

      so much hype. and now, so much meh.

  • Phil

    Only at&t gets the 32gig 🙁

  • Jason Downing

    Video isn’t private anymore!

  • yellowflash94

    So umm that $300 off contract yea……..what you verizon people thinking? It is built in the US off contract arond the $400-300 market was already a long shot.

  • Jeff C

    $200 on contract? i like unlimited data more than a personalized phone

    • Jason B

      All the while Apple iPhone 5s (not 5S; just plural) sell for $600-850 off-contract with sub-par screen resolution (640p, yay! Retina FTW; *facepalm*) and specs.

      There’s something about “perceived quality” and price. If Motorola priced it low, high-end phone buyers would think it’s a cheap phone and disregard it completely. High-end phone buyers != informed, tech-savvy buyers most of the time.

      Perception is everything. Happens all the time in the auto industry too.

  • Zach B.

    what a giant load of meh.

  • ToddAwesome


  • BigWormBigPerm

    do you have to have AT&T or T-Mobile to see the video?

    • michael arazan

      Verizon is charging people to watch the video = P

  • Weber


  • Eddie Rodriguez

    200 on contracts lol. what a disappointment

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      are you serious wtf

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        Are YOU serious? How can this phone with specs like that compete with the one and the s4? If iwas gonna give up my unlimited data, which Im not, then I’d choose an S4 or a One over this. /rant

        • Matthew DiGiacomo

          Wait what? I agree with you..

    • NeedName

      Seems that Android “fans” only want ‘third world made POS’ for the lowest possible price made by children.

      Very disappointed reading all the hate for this phone from “Android fans.”

      It’s THE FIRST smartphone made in the USA — GET A GRIP people!

      • Eddie Rodriguez

        No one said that at all. But top of the line price for a mediocre phone, on contract and with bloatware. Nope, don’t want that.

        • Alex

          What everyone fails to realize is that CHEAP PHONES DON”T SELL! If a customer walks into their carrier’s store they see: iPhone 5 for $199, Galaxy S4 $199… and then — as you all would love — Moto X $0 on contract. Then people ask “why is this one so much cheaper? It must be slower, made out of cheap materials, have a worse screen, etc.
          They priced the phone for both its physical components and perceived value.. While I would love a better screen and processer just as much as everyone else here, 24 hour battery life, an amazing feel in hand (highly underrated), and customization options that make it look awesome AND really feel like MY phone are worth that “premium” price.

          And for those of you that want to talk about the Nexus 4, how many Nexus 4’s were sold in comparison to Galaxy S III’s and iPhone 4s’s??

          • run40

            Your spot on with the price. This will be interesting from a business perspective and seeing how much this phone can gain from the general consumers.

            People need to chill just because this isn’t their Jesus phone. But, it is understandable seeing that people who visit tech sites want bleeding edge.

          • Ryan

            You’re probably onto something with that. $200 for the 16GB model may actually not be all that bad. I’m still waiting for news on the off-contract price since I’m not losing my unlimited data. I’m hoping it’ll be no more than $450, but until there’s a confirmation, won’t know for sure. I saw something that supposedly by accident from AT&T, one of the models off contract will be $575, not sure which. I’m already saving a bit as it is, and I’m waiting for the customization to leave out of the exclusivity bullcrap, which has got to end, especially if AT&T has a full exclusive on the 32GB model. That’ll piss me off more than anything about carriers. I mean come on, its the same damn model of phone with bigger space, why does there need to be exclusives? Its stupid..

      • ajaxman93

        Made in the USA, where’s the freedom then? All we ask for is an off contract price and they don’t deliver.

      • Taylor Abrahamson

        Notice how they didn’t actually say that the phone was “made in the usa” anywhere? Because it’s not. They just said “Assembled in the USA”

        • NexusMan

          Because it is. They have never hidden that fact. The internals are actually sourced from several places around the world, including USA, and they are all assembled in USA.

        • n11

          Is anything made from scratch in NA?

      • LiterofCola

        I don’t give a flying squirrel’s turd where my phone is made as long as it’s made right.

      • RockMarz

        theyre total numb nots

    • toldyouso

      Been saying it all along.. WHY would this phone cost as much off contract as a new droid on contract when it has the same specs. Bunch of fools for thinking this was going to be 300 off contract. Makes the s4 that much sweeter.

    • NexusMan

      Yea…what a disappointment for it to be priced in a similar manner to other flagship phones. NOT.

  • Spider210

    Oh jesus PRICES??

    • ToddAwesome

      too much. NEXT.

  • LiterofCola

    Locked bootloaders? womp womp

  • Wolfpack93

    Stay away from the light Carol Anne.

  • Jackson



  • Jackson


    • Razma

      * on contract

      • Jackson

        Im the saddest person right now

        • Razma

          Believe me, you are not alone right now….

          Anyone else feeling numb?

    • Jackson

      So fing depressing

  • jnt

    nice TX Flag background!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    There’s a 32GB Version! Confirmed on Motrola’s WEBSITE!

  • Charlie R.

    Engadget is reporting $199 ON contract.

    • Charlie R.

      32gb is AT&T exclusive.

  • Phil

    199 on contract 16gb for everyone except att they can sell 32gig for 249

  • ToddAwesome

    so, about this video…..come on fellas, really?

  • JG

    16gb $200 and 32gb $250….mmmmmmmmmmmm

  • fakekellex

    video is private?? wtf?

  • Verizon

    Private video?!?!?!? MOTHER OF GOD THAT IS CRUEL!

  • Manny
  • Cody Revels


  • Guest

    verizon wireless!!!!

  • brad kou

    the video is private?! wth

  • UpdatesFromHTCAreAJoke

    AT&T exclusive? Poo. Price?

    • NexusPhan69
      • UpdatesFromHTCAreAJoke

        Need to know off-contract. Most people around here it seems wanted it off-contract specifically hoping it was $399 off-contract. With $250 on I highly doubt $399 – probably more like $599

        • Tyler Durden

          Being made in USA I expect a $3000 off contract price.

          • StuckWithVerizon


  • MafiaMM

    Video is Private!!!!!!!!

  • I wish there was a livestream of this!

  • Rithvik Rao

    I love you Kellex!

  • Phil

    well that didnt tell us crap!

  • JG

    i came

  • Alex Goings


  • djab


  • RIGHT on time 🙂

  • UpdatesFromHTCAreAJoke

    Well, hello there 3pm

  • Finally!!!!!

    Umm. The video says private. What’s up with that?