Results: Would you like the LG G6 to continue the modular legacy of the G5?


LG made a bold move with this year's G5. Not only did the company move away from the curvy design it had been working on popularizing for more than a year, it also added two new features — a secondary, wide-angle camera, and a modular construction, which allowed the device's "chin" to be replaced with other parts. On launch, those were the LG Cam Plus and LG Hi-Fi Plus — a module that added physical camera buttons and an extra battery, and a module that upgraded the device's DAC, so that it can produce crystal-clear music for the audiophiles out there.

To put it softly, the modules were a bit of a flop. First, they took quite a while to actually get to the market, secondly, not many people were interested in shelling out the extra cash in the first place. Combine that with the fact that the G5 failed to capture the audience's attention overall and we are a bit hesitant on whether or not we should even expect LG's next flagship to try the modular concept again. Though LG spokesperson Ken Hong did assure us that the company is dedicated to making modules work with the G6, there's still room and time for the company to change its decision.

So, we thought we'd ask you — would you like to see LG change its tune and invest its time and resources in developing something else, or do you want them to make modules more user-friendly and re-introduce them with the G6? Or do you thing they were perfect as they were? Here's how the votes tallied up!

Would you like the LG G6 to continue the modular legacy of the G5?

Nah. LG, please focus on improving the phone in another way.
50.51%
Yes, but please re-work the way the modules attach and detach.
40.06%
Yes, do it exactly as it was!
9.44%

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8 Comments

1. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

While it doesn't offer something new, I'd like a unibody (for better waterproofing) with a big 4000 mAh battery, and that LG improves on the most important components: a super AMOLED screen, an even better camera and a more attractive looking UI.

3. shield

Posts: 834; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

P-Oled on G6.

2. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

Nobody wants to pay for a $600+ phone and then have to buy ~$100 accessories for it. LG should focus on making a well rounded phone

4. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

funny i sell load of moto z and z play lately because clients want to get mods. One guy is a representative on the road and he purchased the projector to do presentation on the go. both phone come with free JBL module as well. I would say there is room to have boths and the way moto do it make it possible to still make a waterproof phone but personally i would say waterproofing is a gimmick because its not cover by the warranty if water get in and i had load of S7 with water damages from clients.

7. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Why would you as a retailer have tons of galaxy s7 but not other devices that has been damaged by water.?

8. harrisvt

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Ummm the s7 is covered by warranty with water. As long as it's less than 5 ft for less than 30 mins. And it's fresh water, not salt water or chemicals.

5. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Mods can be a double edge sword, the next thing you might see, is that companies removing core components and asking to pay extra 100USD for those, such as camera, wifi chipset etc, this is what have happened to the gaming industry where they remove a lot of content from the core game and release them as so called DLC. Make the phones cheaper and ask for extra for mods, don't make a phone costing 700USD and ask for 100USD for mods because I would expect a 700USD phone to have everything I need.

6. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

LG 5 was a good concept but so impractical. I won't turn a phone off by switching accessories all the times. And even worse are metal like plastic body was easily scratched and will see through cheap looking plastic, display quality not as good as v10, and prone to be crooked easily.

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