Modular smartphones are very cool, but their design concepts have never really become popular. Of course, brands such as Fairphone, LG, and Motorola have already brought their products to the market, and even Google has been cautiously involved in this field. But if a company launched a modular phone today, would you buy it?
This is a question we asked readers in a recent poll, and now the result is out!
Will you buy a modular smartphone?
Since the poll began on September 6, we have seen fewer than 1,900 votes. Statistics show that if there is a modular smartphone available today, 69% of respondents will buy it. This is equivalent to more than two out of every three readers. However, some people still believe that the design concept cannot compete with traditional mobile phones. In this poll, about 31% of voters will not bite.
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Although a fully modular mobile phone theoretically allows users to mix and match specific components, it seems that some readers want to control certain components. Removable batteries or modules that allow more storage space are attractive, similar to LG’s G5 and Motorola’s Moto Mods series. Modular parts also allow buyers more control over replacement or upgrades.
In other words, it is unclear how modular mobile phone design can improve the daily user experience of today’s smart phone products. Is the possible premium for OEMs and consumers worth it, especially if modern smartphones carry most of the bells and whistles anyway? Well, carefully read some of the reader comments in this poll below.
- Joe Black: Replaceable batteries would be great, other than that, I really don’t care.
- need one: Fairphone is the perfect idea. If they can cut it, update the processor to something substantial, find out the large number of software issues they face, and sell it in the states…I will buy it immediately.
- Evie: No, not even sure how modularity will improve my experience. I need a big screen, decent sound, and a reasonable amount of memory and memory.
- Ruado: Nothing I have seen can convince me that a modular phone will work well. If someone can do it and doesn’t need Kickstarter, such as setting up a suitable company, I will look at it and wait for several generations.
- Craig Southwick: I want to say yes. The real answer is yes. I haven’t seen anything that convinces me that this will work. Motorola’s attempt was possible, but they gave up, so everyone was burned. So my answer is no, because I won’t even consider it for the next 2-3 years.
- Frederick Sedem: There is currently no “Lego block” form. But if you think outside the box/phone, things are becoming modular. Store and process in the cloud. Smart watches, smart headphones, mobile power supplies, etc.
- Jeff Nancy: Do not. Just put everything I want in one integrated device.
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