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Modular War

mrbigscreenmrbigscreen United KingdomPosts: 266
<body><p>The lg g5 has a removable bottom for its modular design and it looks like the new Moto could be trying a different route with modular design using the entire backplate as the place for its mods - picture below  </p><p></p><p><img __jive_ID="20404" alt="gsmarena_001.jpg" class="image-1 jive-image" src="gsmarena_001.jpg" style="width: 620px; height: 347px;"/></p><p></p><p>Which do you think is the better design choice? </p></body>

Modular War 21 votes

LG friends
9% 2 votes
Moto Mods
42% 9 votes
None, modular isn't for me
47% 10 votes

Comments

  • sshasansshasan Staff Member United StatesPosts: 4,038 admin

    I'm still up in the air on this one. I like the idea but what I don't like is the possibility of parts not fitting completely flush on a device.

  • ddrakeddrake Alpharetta, GAPosts: 318 ✭✭✭

    At this point, Moto mods sound better.  I like the Google method where each piece can be replaced though.  That would be my ideal.  Good topic though.

  • ddrakeddrake Alpharetta, GAPosts: 318 ✭✭✭

    This is true as well... i think the market is so early but the concept is fantastic.  Like a custom PC for phones, very intriguing. 

  • luis.v18luis.v18 Dallas,TxPosts: 41

    I don't think i am a fan of either but the Moto does seem better. I have not read/seen much about them but it seems to me like the first two backplates (cant tell what the last one is) could be blocked by a case.

    Also, the middle one looks like just a stand which many cases already have integrated with them.

  • reoreo North AmericaPosts: 167

    Another vote for Moto.

  • dellasterdellaster Pahrump, Nevada, USAPosts: 103

    "None", since I'm not yet sold on the idea, though I'm willing to be swayed by an exceptional implementation.

  • mrbigscreenmrbigscreen United KingdomPosts: 266

    Moto leaks look promising I think but yeah lets wait and see

  • kimberlybrookeskimberlybrookes Kansas City, Kansas, USAPosts: 634 ✭✭✭✭✭

    None of the above for me, I think they are both a bit half baked. I choose Google's own project Are, it looks awesome, and I can't wait to hear more about. Infinite easy modularity that all companies contribute too because it's a set standard. This will be excellent at preventing a monopoly since google wants other manufactures to produce modules as well, not just google.

  • kimberlybrookeskimberlybrookes Kansas City, Kansas, USAPosts: 634 ✭✭✭✭✭

    None of the above for me, I think they are both a bit half baked. I choose Google's own project Are, it looks awesome, and I can't wait to hear more about. Infinite easy modularity that all companies contribute too because it's a set standard. This will be excellent at preventing a monopoly since google wants other manufactures to produce modules as well, not just google.

  • fzrrichfzrrich United StatesPosts: 4,254 mod

    I think they are both interesting but it will most certainly depend on what capabilities or funcitonality the particulat modules actually deliver to the device. By the looks of the Moto I would go with something of this design over the LG but I think the verdict is out on this until there is more development and more modules created. At least it looks like either route you go, you the battery would be easily accessible which would make a lot of users happy.

  • arysynarysyn IllinoisPosts: 1,067

    I'm not a fan of modular, but I prefer Moto's much more than the LG G5.

  • dnewman007dnewman007 United StatesPosts: 3,603 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not sure. Need to see what  MOTO has

  • kimberlybrookeskimberlybrookes Kansas City, Kansas, USAPosts: 634 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Let me know when the new Moto is released if you decide to get the Moto or the Axon!

  • DoppelgangerDDoppelgangerD Master Of Ceremonies United StatesPosts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I am undecided. The idea is intriguing to me, but just not sure about fit and finish, compatibility, reliability, longevity and functionality. All these parameters need to be proven first, and it's one of those things I might have to try hands on first to know if I would really like it or not.

  • arysynarysyn IllinoisPosts: 1,067

    Do people here think ZTE should go modular with future Axon devices?

  • kimberlybrookeskimberlybrookes Kansas City, Kansas, USAPosts: 634 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it would be cool if they developed their own modules for Googles Project Ara. LG has shown creating your own modular system can be tricky.

  • fzrrichfzrrich United StatesPosts: 4,254 mod

    I think an modular iteration would be welcomed, of course. The key is to introduce modules for the device that are useful and worth the purchase. I'm sure ZTE has brainstormed many module design ideas and they will design an excellent unit.

  • mrbigscreenmrbigscreen United KingdomPosts: 266

    I havn't been a fan of project Are from what I've seen so far, looks too abstract for my tastes lol

  • As long as the modules dont fit clumsily.

  • dnewman007dnewman007 United StatesPosts: 3,603 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not sure I like what appears to be the MOTO add ons. I think I like the LG setup better. I am referring to the replaceable battery on the LG. That is a welcome addition I had an LG G4 and it was a pretty good phone but had poor battery life. I bought a extra capacity battery for it which helped tremendously.

  • kimberlybrookeskimberlybrookes Kansas City, Kansas, USAPosts: 634 ✭✭✭✭✭

    LG G5...... ahem

  • I'm really not sold on the "modular" future. I don't want to shell out lots of money for a new phone then shell out more money for attachments. If I want more sound, I have an external Bluetooth speaker. I hear the mods will not be cheap. It's just another way for a company to make more money.

  • arysynarysyn IllinoisPosts: 1,067

    I'm thinking it is better for a smartphone manufacture to focus on making the device itself feature packed, rather than to sell on expansion. The LG G5 isn't all that great, and the B&O HiFi audio module here in the U.S.. LG could have put the same ESS audio chips into the LG G5 device and had a high-end audio smartphone to sell all-in-one, just as they did with the V10.

  • kimberlybrookeskimberlybrookes Kansas City, Kansas, USAPosts: 634 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the idea of modularity, but neither of these are doing it right.

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