Poll results: Moto Mods or LG Friends - which modular concept you dig more?

Poll results: Moto Mods or LG Friends - which modular concept you dig more?
We asked you yesterday after the Moto Z unveiling which modular concept do you prefer so far, the LG Friends set, or the Moto Mods crowd, based on variety and design of the attachment methods. It turns out that our respondents overwhelmingly prefer the standardized magnetic connector of the Moto Mods, and their variety from the get-go. About 10% like LG's solution better, while 12% aren't buying either of them, or don't like the idea of a modular phone at all.

The LG Friends family so far consists of an LG CAM Plus camera module that adds on/off, zoom, shutter, and record keys, as well as the Hi-Fi Plus hi-res audio DAC that is still not available in all markets. While we still don't know the prices for the so-called Moto Mods that will come with the Moto Z and Z Force, the ones for the LG Friends companions so far have been as follows: $69 for the Cam Plus grip, and £149 for the Hi-Fi Plus in the UK, where it is available.

The bottom part of the LG G5 can get removed for either replacing the battery, or attaching a member of the Friends, which makes the phone's build somewhat flimsier than the Moto solution, where strong magnets keep the JBL SoundBoost speaker, the Insta-Share Projector and the extended battery Mods flush with the back to the phones, only tacking some substantial thickness to the Moto Z or Z Force when snapped into place.

Moto Mods or LG Friends: which modular concept you dig more?

LG Friends
10.22%
Moto Mods
77.96%
Neither
11.83%

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Moto Z
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
G5
  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(25h talk time)

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29 Comments

1. Shocky unregistered

Can't vote.

10. DanishDynamite

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

It's poll RESULTS, the voting has ended.

29. AndroidBoy21

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Because mobile site

31. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Moto Z is an amazing phone but I like LG's design more.

2. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

I think Moto Mods are absolutely fantastic. So much flexibility. Want a thin phone? Leave it stock. Want a big battery and don't mind thickness? Chuck on a battery mod. Want better speakers? Chuck on a speaker mod. Want a wood phone? Chuck on a wood back. If only those goddamn Moto Z phones had front facing stereo speakers...

22. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

And 3.5 mm jack..

3. DigitalVoice

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 10, 2016

Lenovo Moto Z spanked LG G5 with MotoMods. LG needs watch and learn the proper way to make phones and how not to build problems into phones. MotoZ#Spanked#LG G5

4. maherk

Posts: 6878; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I prefer the Moto Z way of implementation much more. But still, I would take the LG over it, the Z looks aweful, probably the ugliest phone in recent years.

7. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Are you sure we're seeing thesame phone? Or is it just trendy to bash new designs? The Moto Z are as sexy AF

9. maherk

Posts: 6878; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What is sexy about a Jay Leno look alike chin, that is busy with dots that looks like pimples, and also a tiny square as a fingerprint scanner. The whole thing is a mess. Did I also mention that ugly and humongous camera hump on the back? And no this isn't a trend, it's just a fact that the majority of people over tech communities have voiced almost the same opinion as mine. And if I am bashing or hating, I wouldn't have complemented Lenovo for their much better approach when it comes to modularity.

20. Konsento

Posts: 139; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

It's subjective. To me, the front isn't the best, but the sides and back do admittedly look very nice.

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yep same here. Front is not bad but not super. Back and side are amazing. All questions of taste.

28. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I don't see the chin, it may give that effect on some photos, but in the side view photos the back of the Moto Z is completely flat except for the giant camera hump. FC scanner and lower bessel are ugly. But all this remind me some how of the Droid RAZR of a few years back.

14. jeevanand88 unregistered

LG G5 over Moto Z ?!!!!?? Man u r absolutely crazy!!

23. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

All questions of taste so Maherk can say he find it ugly. Personally i like both of them but i do like the moto a bit more.

30. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

I get the feeling that Lenovo/moto kept the rather large lower bezel in the front of the device so that in the future editions the screen can be enlarged without losing the possibility of using the current mods. It's really not that bad looking and I'd take this design over LG's G5 anyday.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I like that now one can 'customize' his smartphone just like his computer (or 'rig'...). Not to such of an extent; of course... I mean, we STILL can't upgrade RAM, Processor, or perhaps The GPU but its still great to have options & choices... As my Commerce Teacher used to say back in The University; More choices = Happier consumers! Would really LOVE to see how Apple tackle this...! Apple is the KING when it comes to introducing new trends... And for the love of God; I'm a Nexus & Windows Phone User... Never owned an iPhone... So don't come down yelling at the poor old bat (A male bat, mind you)...! G'Day!

6. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Moto Z totally schooled the living day light out of LG with their modules, quality, quantity and implementation. Genius right there. Certainly the most exciting phone in some years. Probably the magic johnson of smartphones.

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Im not sure with MotoMods' strong magnets. My desk is mostly metal and it will be hard to take it off to use it.

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Magnet only turn on to hold the mod in place when you put one on it. Otherwise its not on. You know electro magnet right?

11. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

they should place Moto logo on top instead of bottom. learn from htc M8,m9

12. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LG just got destroyed. Feel bad for them.

13. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@Zylam LG Friends with no benefits, eh?!

26. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

lol first time one of your comment make me smile + 1

16. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The fact that you can swap modules without powering down the phone on the Motorola beats the LG in every way.

18. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

for that LG has to ditch Removable battery feature

17. shield

Posts: 837; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

It is nonsense to compare LG G5 - Moto Z because their modules work differently . The same will be for Ara.

19. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

they compare it because both relay on the word MODULE

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

shield i dont understand what you mean. LG G5 has a Dac module with higher quality speaker Moto Z as JBL module for speaker quality (its also include its own battery and dac but no 3.5 mm port sadly ) There is plan to have extended battery ( almost the same as having possibility to swap battery as you can have many module and swap them ) There is plan for a standalone Camera module with real optic and better sensor. Basically its like LG but in better. Its the reality.

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