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Motorola Moto X priced and dated in the UK, but no customisation options for now

By Simon Thomas on 14th January 2014

Motorola Moto X

February 1st launch is better late than never, but we miss out on the Moto Maker for now.


As we predicted earlier this month Motorola have announced that the Motorola Moto X is coming to the UK. They've confirmed that it'll be available to buy from O2, Carphone Warehouse, Phones 4U, Amazon (and others) from February 1st and will be available SIM-free for £380.


One of the major selling points of the mid-range smartphone in the US, where it's been available since September, is that users can customise its appearance with the Moto Maker. They can choose different front, back and button colours , and can even add a custom signature to the reverse.


The bad news is that the feature won't be available in the UK at launch, so we'll have to do with the stock Black and White versions of Motorola's Android smartphone. However, Motorola are doing all they can to bring the Moto Maker to the UK and are hoping to launch it in the 2nd quarter of 2014.


Currently, only Phones 4U have revealed their Moto X prices and have also bagged an exclusive on the White version. You can pre-order the Moto X on Phones4U in White or Black where it's available free on tariffs starting at £25 a month. While, the other retailers are yet to reveal their Moto X tariffs.


As soon as get more details on the prices of the Motorola Moto X you'll be the first to know.


We can't help feeling that without the personalisation options, the Motorola Moto X is just another mid-range smartphone. Admittedly owners of the smartphone will get Android updates sooner due to Motorola being owned by Google, but its specification and feature set are pretty unspectacular.


Are you willing to buy the stock version of the Moto X, or would you rather wait it out in the hope that the Moto Maker does make it to the UK? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.



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