What Do You Think of the LG G5’s Modularity? Thoughtful Addition, or Gimmick?

What Do You Think of the LG G5’s Modularity? Thoughtful Addition, or Gimmick?

The LG G5 now allows you to detach the bottom chin of the otherwise-unibody design in order to remove the battery and also expand the phone’s functionality through its “friends”… little hardware modules that can add camera controls, better sound through a special DAC, a bigger battery and more. The feature also allows LG to create even more modules later on, expanding the functionality and perhaps the lifespan of the device.

But would you use the modules? Is this an actually-good selling point?

For some module ideas and discussion, head over to this thread!

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Mario Tomás Serrafero
Mario Tomás Serrafero

Mario developed his love for technology in Argentina, where a flagship smartphone costs a few months of salary. Forced to maximize whatever device he could get, he came to know and love XDA. Quantifying smartphone metrics and creating benchmarks are his favorite hobbies. Mario holds a Bachelor's in Mathematics and currently spends most of his time classifying cat and dog pictures as a Data Science graduate student.