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

Do you think Motorola's pragmatic approach to making phones is the way forward for it?
With so many players on the market today, it's only natural for some makers to specialize in certain areas and survive off of those niches. Motorola, for example, has been consistently the most pragmatic of the bunch.

That's really not an overstatement. We see pragmatism on the company's part when it comes to software, with its light custom UI, and then in matters such as battery life — large cells at the expense of thinness. And as of today, we can add screen tech to the list, what with Motorola making its ShatterShield technology official with the new DROID Turbo 2. Motorola apparently worked on the tech for three whole years, laboring to bring to market a solution to the cracked screen epidemic. And with its five layers, the display stack is guaranteed by the company to survive four years

And so while others chase increasingly meaningless numbers such as thinness, Motorola is arguably focusing on solving more serious problems. Do you think that's the way forward for the company? Or is it underrating the extent of the average Joe's enthrallment with fancy — if unpractical — design?

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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21 Comments

1. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Never mind edit

2. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

Refresh :)

17. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Obviously.. Who wouldn't want progress in the world of smartphone technology.. The old good Motorola, with unique features and standards gets progressed...

3. hafini_27

Posts: 943; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I think Motorola is doing great making sturdy, reliable devices. Just need to improve their cameras.

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

They have. Their current lineup have some of the best cameras in their price range. The X Pure's camera is rated higher than the Iphone 6s and 6s Plus also.

10. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

but everybody knows they can't compete with the iPhone's quality...

13. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Yeah, they can never compete with iPhone's quality of $heeps.

20. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

quality of what, exactly?

4. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Motorola is boring as hell to me Design wise i dont see no evolution since they came back with the Moto G and Moto X in 2013, and software is really dull... like almost stock Android which pales compared to TouchWiz or even LG UI and now they don't even get the updates on time, but months later

5. Shocky unregistered

It's only pragmatic if it works, which we don't know yet.

14. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Yeah. Only time would tell, what ever anyone says now its just predictions but I personally can use a motorola.

16. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Unfortunately not many consumers act pragmatically around smartphones. The shinier it is, the better it seems to be.

6. Cicero

Posts: 1102; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Being present on others markets than traditional home USA will prove if they are a fully global company. Perhaps they split regions with brother brand Lenovo.

7. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

The myth that the Stock Android/Pure Android is the best, is BS. Get over it. "Pragmatic" my a^^. Motorola is nothing but mediocre phone.

19. Shocky unregistered

Yep, touchwiz with the their theme engine is by far the best interface atm. Fast and customisable. Stock android is fast but it's so boring, I end up using Nova Launcher with stock Android.

22. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

For people who plan on taking advantage of androids customizablity, like picking their own launcher, that's why it's great. Stock android is best unless you're not interested customizing it yourself. And you can have touchwizz and ios and sense.

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Currently using Motorola since they were the first to make a useful and compelling low end model with the G which I still use. However, my needs have outgrown it and I will stick with Motorola when I go with the X Pure or possibly the Maxx 2. They are IMO the best phone manufacturer.

11. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

I don't like this USA-Only tag.

12. carlemillward unregistered

Well, I was a bit concerned when Lenovo took the reigns, but as long as they keep making affordable phones with near stock Android and release fast updates, they will be on the right track.

18. Sealblaighter

Posts: 413; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Bring this to Europe please!!!

21. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

I want to love Motorola, but they better focus on Customer Service too. I think these technologies they are bringing are good and will attract some people, but once they have to call or deal with Moto CS, they'll swear Motorola off. I have and I was a HUGE Motorola fan. I've owned every single Moto device for the last 4 years. I just returned the Moto X Pure and am done though. Goodbye, MOTO!!!

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