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

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

This year's LG flagship was a weird cookie, that's for sure. For one, LG dropped the idea for a slightly curved smartphone, covered in either fancy plastic or leather, and hopped on the metal bandwagon. But, more interestingly, the company devised a unique way for its metal-clad handset to still have a replaceable battery. It's a bottom-loader, where the phone's "chin" can be removed and the battery pops right off. LG decided to make use of this "modular" feature and make it possible for users to replace the "chin" with another piece of separately bought hardware — either the LG Cam Plus or LG Hi-Fi Plus. One adds hardware camera controls and some extra battery, the other is a dedicated audio DAC, which should deliver crystal-clear music for audiophiles.

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 this year 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.

Popping out the G5's

Popping out the G5's "chin"

Of course, there's also the possibility that LG might try and evolve its mods a bit further. Back in June, we asked you whether you like the way the LG modules or Moto Mods work better, and most votes went to Motorola's solution. We believe this is mostly because they are so easy to use and replace — just snap on and snap off. With the LG G5, you need to replace the phone's bottom, pull out the battery, install the battery in a new module, insert it in the phone, and then boot the device (you did pull the battery out, so...). LG may want to get some inspiration from the way Motorola handled the concept this time around.

So what's your take on seeing modules on the LG G6?

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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9 Comments

1. FlySheikh

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

If they can improve on the way they attach and detach like Moto why not?

2. aegislash

Posts: 1437; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It's unfortunate, but the way they implemented the Modular attachments was just...not good. I played with a Moto Z in Best Buy not too long ago and was amazed at how easily the mods attach and detach. Moto nailed it.

3. shield

Posts: 809; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG G6 Just needs a large 4200mAh battery, and especially the new design even when a design change is already talking.

5. wildabeast84

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

I wish they would make a phone with small bezel like the lg g2 with a 1080p screen that focuses on perfect color/contrast/brightness. A high end audio chip, slim with excellent battery life.

8. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

It's the LG v34 that most of us don't get. :( The v34 is the g2 upgrade a lot of people want! I know that I want it!

11. gnppw

Posts: 95; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

but LG V34 chin is bigger than yo mama

7. tsp38

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

I think the biggest issue about this and any other modular platform is that it will be obsolete when a new model comes out and the fact that it's only compatible with ONE phone.

9. jarome

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

They never came out with the modules they promised! So give us a big battery. Even with the extra battery in the camera module, my G5 does not last a day.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they should focus on their mediocre battery life first, since another rumor said they'll use sealed in battery for G6 and after that, rework module attachment and make at least 10 module for G6, and those module should compatible with future G7, G8, and so on... if not, just forget about module stuff.. people already learn from G5 that module is unworthy :-/

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