Regardless of whether you're getting the LG G5, are you excited about the extra modules?

Regardless of whether you're getting the LG G5, are you excited about the extra modules?
In the week before MWC 2016, we asked you which phone you were most excited about, given the plentiful rumors circulating the web. And while the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge together accounted for over 39% of the votes, the LG G5 came out on top with a ~44% share. For the most part, we imagine that the modular design of the device had a lot to do with the excitement around it.

And so, MWC came and went, and leaksters didn't disappoint: the LG G5 was exactly as we pictured it, complete with that weird removable bottom allowing for various other add-ons—called LG Friends—to be used. In fact, this modular design is certainly the highlight of the device, and it's just begging the question if consumers are actually interested in picking any of them up. So let's find out, shall we?

Go right ahead and vote your mind in the below poll, and we'll make sure to report back on the results tomorrow. And yes, sure, key variables such as pricing are still missing, but try and separate that mentally. Instead, we're just trying to figure out if you dig the concept, and it doesn't really matter if you're planning on a purchase or not—whether we're talking about the G5 itself, or 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
21.53%
I'm getting the G5, but I'm not excited
3.79%
I'm not getting the G5, but I'm excited
47.53%
I'm not getting the G5, nor am I excited
27.15%

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  • 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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69 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's a different idea than what we're used to, but it's corny with the "LG Friends" marketing and I myself would never use it.

28. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You are right, thought the same thing. Almost as if they marketing the device exclusively to teens. LG: adapters, interchangeables, exchanges, or swappables, but friends, just foolish.

50. sgodsell

Posts: 7464; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think if they bring out more modules, then this will not only be cool, but can actually be very useful. For instance I don't see why they can't come out with a Raspberry Pi Zero module, since its so small and has a really thin profile. They could even add an extra battery with that Pi module. I could even see midi port modules, and all kinds of add ons.

55. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Problem is, this will be a good idea if it was Samsung making it, as its lg then no sales and this means no modules

59. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

What is Raspberry Pi and what is the benefit of having the module for a mobile phone?

69. cheetah2k

Posts: 2275; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I think everyone has forgotten about Project Ara (Google's modular phone) and this IMO is the start of a new and exciting LG + Google relationship. Can't wait to see what else LG brings to the table :)

67. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I'm getting the G5 for the removable battery and all aluminum construction. I don't care about the modules.

2. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Even LG fans aren't gonna buy the G5. :')

3. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

LG fans are gonna buy the G5 - that's what being a fan of an OEM is all about!

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I would had buyed it if they did not cripple the Adopt SD card features.

51. sgodsell

Posts: 7464; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If LG came out with a Raspberry Pi Zero module or some other CPU module that could run a Linux distribution, then real tech enthusiast would gladly pick one up.

66. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

That includes me.

7. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

im LG fan but i think i will stick with my GF 2. Only possible upgrade for me is V10,but that phone is worse than GF 2,so....

9. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Am I alone in not knowing what you're referring to by GF 2? Only phone I could find is this:http://www.muthofon.com/phonespecification/walton-primo-gf2-3605.php ...which is definitely not better than the V10...

12. tyrionTheWise unregistered

G Flex 2.

15. TBomb

Posts: 1580; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

G Flex 2 Is what he means pretty sure.

17. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The GF2 is far worse than the v10. Not sure where your information is coming from sir

26. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

he may be referring to the amoled screen as his reason

47. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Yes,i meant G Flex 2. Why i find G Flex 2 better? Well,for me OLED screen is much better than IPS in V10. Also SD 810 is much more capable and more powerful than SD 808 used in V10,although its heat problems it had but isnt suffering them now. Only things i find better on V10 is better camera and fingerprint sensor,maybe better built,but it is not worth of 300€ difference

60. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I didn't buy V10 and there is just one reason. TICKER DISPLAY. I don't like how ticker display made it ridiculously big. I think, it is better to have a full 6inch display or only 5.7inch then buying a phone with ticker.

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

i see at least 72 ppl just in thats poll thats came out thats will get it. So tired of shamesung fanboy.

35. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I'm a Samsung fan, but I will buy G5.

52. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

good luck

68. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Me too. I've been all Samsung since the first Galaxy Epic. The G5 is my first LG.

4. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

A modular design that won't work for sure. 1. Need to reboot and RESTART the phone everytime if I want to use the camera module or any other modules- WTF? 2. More moving parts of the phone = shorter life spend of the phone. 3. Carrying an extra part to make the phone to ACT like a camera? Why don't I carry an extra REAL camera that works as a camera rather than carrying a module that makes your phone to work LIKE a camera? 4. A water-resistant S7 VS an ugly gap that will trap all sweat and dust- MAJOR FAIL. 5. How the heck do I get a case to protect it when I change to my camera module or any other module? Carry 100 cases with me? Even LG can't come up with a case to show it off in MWC.- SMH 6. And the main question is, how much will each module cost? This phone is nothing but a major fail for sure. Nice idea, but bad implementation.

5. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Couldn't agree more.....the idea is not bad but the implementation is....who wants to carry all of that stuff around....just looks like it could cause more problems than its worth

8. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I agree with this too. I like LG and I hope this works for them, but it's NOT for me and I'm afraid it's going to be unsuccessful.

57. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

If this phone was out at the same time as the s5 it will have done good, but the s7 is to good looking even without the edge, the g5 will just get no sales

58. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Also any iPhone or any other phone users I give my s7 edge to, thinks there phone is junk, big time the iphome 6 plus users when you tell them it's the same size screen

13. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

People should encourage LG for taking such a good step of building phone with part-modular design. This is just first phone...may be in future creative minds would find more/better use for it.

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