With Lenovo introducing the Moto Z with Moto Mods, the question has aroused whether or not modular phones are worth the buzz they are getting.
Companies like LG, Motorola, and Google Ara are manufacturing modular phones, and vision users snapping gizmos and widgets on and off their phones as if it were a hub. While some embrace the idea, it is tiresome for the other users.
Lenovo recently introduced the new Moto Z with Moto Mods. Desire a stronger speaker than that already present in your smartphone? Attach the enormous JBL pulse speaker onto the cell’s back. There may be additionally an option to glue a projector and battery backups, and Motorola has created the platform for different tech giants to boost equivalent components.
Let’s take a look at the phone’s camera bump. When the phone is used according to the vision of Motorola, with a Moto Mod, the camera bump is minimized to a great extent. This is to convey to the users that it’s better they’d buy a Moto Mod, otherwise their phone can be having a colossal digital camera bump.
Google has an extra radical vision with the Ara. On this, most of the gizmos of the cell may also be removed, creating a sort of Voltron. Want your phone to have a kickstand? You can attach one. Want it to have a better camera? You can easily attach one. Also, want your phone to have a small container to hold a breath mint? Google has taken care of that also.
LG is the pioneer in manufacturing modular phones. Small components dock up under LG’s all new LG G5. LG calls them friends. There is a digital camera buddy that adds a different shutter button to the cellphone and a speaker pal, designed by Herman Karfon, to give an extra sound boost. They most likely work but are cumbersome to hold.
Modular phones do not seem to be very realistic. Many of the folks won’t compromise on the camera or speaker quality of their phone, even if another one can be added. It should be good at everything, kind of all-in-one. Talking about extra accessories, a whole lot of them are already available namely batteries, speakers, covers etc. We don’t need an additional camera and/or speaker to be added to the list.
But there is another side to the coin. These devices are good to gape at. They make you inquisitive of their sophisticated design. It is a novel idea.
These modular phones- LG G5, Moto Z and Project Ara- are concepts of the future. They may not find ground in the present era, but surely would in the near future. Still if you are willing to flaunt such a device, go ahead. Watch this space for more trending gizmo news.