large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Moto X now available with ‘football leather’ rear

The Moto X is now available with a ‘football leather’ back-plate, courtesy of Verizon.

The pigskin handset is the latest addition to Motorola’s bespoke blower strategy, although it’s only available through Verizon’s own wireless network.

The Moto X already ships in a smorgasbord of design options thanks to Motorola’s Moto Maker tool.

The ‘football leather’ is another such variant, although it’ll lump an added $50 onto the cost of the handset should you choose it.

Motorola has talked up the customisability of its latest flagship to no end, so it’s an unsurprising move, especially as Verizon is also known to offer its own unique smartphone variants.

It’s important to note however Verizon hasn’t influenced specs anyway, so the network provider-stamped smartphone will run exactly the same as your usual Moto X. The same can’t be said for the modified Sony Xperia Z3v, Verizon’s take on the Xperia Z3.

Other options available for the Moto X include various leather and wooden rears, with a host of colour choices also on offer.

Unfortunately, should you choose Verizon’s sporty smartphone, you’ll be giving up Motorola’s raft of customisation offers, meaning you’re stuck with a black front.

The Moto X launched earlier this year, offering up a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, and a 2300mAh battery to boot.

Verizon revealed its new fare via Twitter, revealing the device would price up at $119.99 on contract, albeit only on US soil.

Read More: Sony Xperia Z4 release date

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.