Poll results: would you buy a branded ad phone, like the Pepsi P1s?

Poll results: would you buy a branded ad phone, like the Pepsi P1s?
We asked you yesterday if you would consider buying branded, "walking ad" devices, like the new Pepsi phone, and it turns out that our respondents are totally split on the matter. About 51% say a resounding "no" to the idea of carrying a Pepsi-branded phone on them at all times, no matter what a good deal it is for the money, while roughly 49% have nothing against those such warriors, as long as the brands keep subsidizing them.

If you needed additional proof that the smartphone industry is quickly getting commoditized and maturing, much to the chagrin of Samsung and other key players, look no further than the Pepsi P1s or the LeTV 1s phones. These are seemingly sold at cost, as they go for $110 or $175, respectively, and offer great value for the money, while sporting the logo not of traditional smartphone makers, but are rather tagged with consumer market staples. The popular LeTV media brand in China sold its first million handsets faster than any newcomer in history, and this success may be beat now by its latest 1s offering.

This is not Pepsi's first effort to popularize its fizzy efforts with a phone, either, as we had the Pepsi edition of the Oppo N1 a while before, but recently such handsets have been proliferating, and with a good reason. From carriers issuing their own Androids, through entertainment juggernauts like LeTV, to brands that are totally unrelated to the mobile industry - creating a phone has become a favorite pastime for the PR efforts of many brands now. After all, a phone is something you carry with you always, and look at tens of times a day, so you can hardly find a more engaging venue for creating brand-awareness.

Would you buy a branded ad phone, like the Pepsi P1s?

Yes, as long as they are subsidized and offer great value for money
48.81%
Not a chance
51.19%

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14 Comments

1. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Will only buy if the ad phone's ad is of a brand or stuff which I'm a fan of... Heck, i'm no pepsi fan here. So not a chance! *meh*

4. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Coca cola phone? I'd buy that.

12. ECPirate37

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Haha I'm the opposite. I LOVE Pepsi, and I'm actually planning on getting this phone. My girlfriend's mom lives in Beijing, and this will be my gift.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If it's not Samsung or Apple, it can stay on the shelf.

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

The Apple brand is least to be considered here. With its closed-source policy, doubts are that the fruit company will do such ads on thier iPhones.

3. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Maybe if it was Johnnie Walker

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

You indeed seem to be a heavy drunkard. Amend those ways, and become a sober. Life is short, dude!

7. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

what did I just read!!

8. Plume-Veil

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 19, 2015

Johnny walker whisky.

13. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Hello everybody my name is afir

9. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Heck yeah! I would buy it, root it, and get rid of the ads on day 2! Muahahhaha

10. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Depending on specs & price I would

11. Plutonium239

Posts: 1215; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Perhaps if it was MTN Dew branded, ran Windows 10 mobile and had all the same hardware specs as the Lumia 950 XL, liquid cooling, iris scanner, somehow had the purview camera...

14. MiaKoala

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 22, 2015

With pepsi phone, I hope I get a discount everytime I buy pepsi

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