Regardless of whether you're getting the LG G5, are you excited about the extra modules? (poll results)
posted by Chris P. / Mar 16, 2016, 4:53 AM
yesterday. And it didn't matter if you're getting the G5 or not, we just wanted your take on the modules as a potential customer.But are people actually excited about the G5's modules—or Friends, as LG calls them? We have our impressions, but we wanted to settle it, so we went ahead and asked you
According to the results of the poll, the vast majority of participants are actually excited about the concept. In fact, some 22% of voters say they're planning on getting the G5, and so they may soon be in the market for an extra module, while nearly 48% say that even though they won't be picking up the flagship, they still dig the idea. On the other end of the spectrum, we have a group accounting for 27% of the votes, with no intention of buying the G5, and no love for the modules, while a sliver of 4% of votes represents folks who're getting the G5, but aren't much interested in its 'Friends'.
Regardless of whether you're getting the LG G5, are you excited about the extra modules?
I'm getting the G5, and I'm excited
I'm getting the G5, but I'm not excited
I'm not getting the G5, but I'm excited
I'm not getting the G5, nor am I excited
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I'm conflicted and here's why. 1) As it stands now, there ain't too many modules to pick from, I want know that 3rd parties are gonna jump in before I get a phone with a modular selling point. 2)Currently, I want the DAC and probably other cool stuff (hopefully) that might come, but I wanna know for sure it'll work for the G6, S7, and so on (I know there might better stuff out by then, but I'd still like the option). 3) the current trend is leaning towards "user proof" water, dust, crack, etc... Being that the modules are connected to the battery, I'm guessing it won't be or at least not as "user proof".
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 5:18 AM 1
Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016
Your #1 point is what the tech world is facing. You want to know if there will be 3rd party support before purchasing? The same applies to OSes like Windows Phone: people do not buy a Windows Phone because there are literally "no apps", Apps developers on the other hand, do not build apps for Windows Phone because there is no significant user base. Comming back to you #1 point: How will 3rd parties jump in, if they do not see any meaningful G5 user base which means many people - inlcluding YOU - PURCHASING the G5 in a significant amount that will convince 3rd parties to JUMP IN!
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 5:38 AM 2
Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012
If Lg would had offered a larger battery then the G5 would have been more popular with consumers,i bet someone will be offering larger batteries for sale as the phone is released,just want to see the price difference between the G5 & S7
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 5:24 AM 0
Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014
The idea is cool, but LG's implementation has many issues: 1) You can't change module without powering off phone. Kind of sucks you have to reboot if you want to change to better DAC or better camera. They should have a small 50-100mAh backup battery that powers it when module switching. 2) Stupid initial versions from LG. There are many better ideas they should have done. Like a proper VR module like the Gear VR instaed of a cardboard version e.g. an extended batttery etc.
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 7:06 AM 1
Posts: 1205; Member since: Dec 28, 2012
1. That's not a bad idea. Even if it turned off data and such, it'd still be better than losing power as you mentioned. 2. I personally like Lg's idea of the VR better... looks more comfortable/awkward on your face, but the light leaking in could be a problem. Give it a next generation and I think it'll be good. I really hope LG can get out of the shadows... I think they really need to double down on something to get their name back.
posted on Mar 16, 2016, 9:11 AM 0
Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 01, 2016
Are these modules included in the package or bought separately? The thing I don't like about them is that they make finding and using a case difficult, which means that one day you may end up with a shattered screen
posted on Mar 18, 2016, 4:53 AM 0
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