Do you think Motorola's pragmatic approach to making phones is the way forward for it? (poll results)

Do you think Motorola's pragmatic approach to making phones is the way forward for it? (poll results)
Motorola's proven to be something of the voice of reason within the phone industry these past two years, what with devices that increasingly target consumers who have primarily practical concerns when buying a new device. For example, its portfolio of devices now includes extremely high-value propositions relative to cost, its rather hands-off approach to software skinning has also won the company a lot of fans as it means faster updates, and just yesterday we added an exciting new reason to like Motorola: shatterproof displays. Guaranteed.

Yep, Motorola's new DROID Turbo 2 comes with a display stack consisting of 5 layers, all of which work as one to ensure that even if you drop your phone, the screen won't shatter or crack. The now Lenovo-owned company is so confident of its tech, which it calls ShatterShield, that it's giving out a rad, 4 year guarantee that your display will survive. That's pretty amazing, and yet another reason to buy a Motorola device — right up there with the traditionally humongous batteries it puts in them.

But is this the way forward for Motorola? After all, we've seen time and time again that appearances are extremely important with the average consumer, not least because these advantages that we've mentioned aren't immediately obvious to him. Well, according to our Tuesday poll, 54% think that Motorola is onto something, while only 4% consider this the wrong way to go. The remaining votes are split between folks who think that pragmatism can only get the company so far (36.43%) and those who don't see a large enough group of discerning buyers to make Motorola's efforts count.

Do you think Motorola's pragmatic approach to making phones is the way forward for it?

Yes, Motorola is definitely onto something
54%
Perhaps, but only as long as it continues to compete on the rest of the specs sheet
36.43%
Unlikely, there doesn't seem to be a large enough group of discerning buyers to make this count
5.57%
No, Motorola will be better off focusing on eye-catching design / more software features
4%
 



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6 Comments

1. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

For consumers yes, but for a company No. Medium budget phone customers will love it. The top end crazy people will always opt for top notch spec devices from Apple or Samsung. Also by skinning most custom software to match pure Android, these phones lose identity, and Moto as a company lose much more capabilities in case they ever want to move out of Android or there is some new technology happen.

2. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

There is large android sotck love you community . what stock means? Free of bloatware fast and snappy performance. Consider your self minority like I and we all together tech nerds hanging around PA. Average Joe never heard of such thing as bloatware, 810 Overheat or phonearena in general. IPhone 6 s doesn't have a top notch specs. There is other reason people buy fruits and veggies :)

3. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

Motorola is going the right way.. If they can just find a solution to market this device in less of a niche fashion while still appealing to their Motorola and stock android loyalists we could have a renaissance on our hands

4. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

There must be a lot of unhappy iphone users with broken screens...

5. KingOfAndroid

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

My first phone was a Motorola and I want my next one to be from them. Lenovo need to make the availability of Motorola's phones be much greater. Motorola is no more available where I live.

6. Mike.H

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 16, 2015

If it weren't for the Nexus line, I'd probably buy a Moto every year.

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