By Stephen Schenck | August 12, 2013 4:45 PM
Maybe more than with any other US carrier, when smartphones come to Verizon, they run the gamut of carrier branding from invisible to invasive. On one hand, we have the iPhone, but then there are always models like the Galaxy Note II, with its branded home button. Until we actually see an official render of a phone, it can be difficult to gauge just how prominent Verizon intends to make its branding. Today, we see the carrier launch a signup page for the Moto X, and are very much pleased to learn that Verizon’s meddling should be at a minimum.
It’s certainly not the most untouched Verizon version of a phone to cross our desk, but it’s close – nothing on the front, and only a small Verizon logo on the bottom edge of the phone’s rear. Contrast that with the LG G2 (below), revealed by Verizon last week, with a Verizon logo up front, a more prominently centered one around back, and even the carrier’s stylized LTE emblem, as well.
Sure, Verizon’s Moto X still suffers the indignity of not being customizable until AT&T’s exclusivity expires, but if you’re a Verizon user and the Moto X just speaks to you in a way the new Droid Ultra series doesn’t, this should be good news.