Motorola has created a video with comedian Alfie Brown and a member of the public for the #PhonyJob challenge to see how tough a day in the life of a mobile phone is.
This is then followed by the link to this video clip. As to why we are being shown this I can’t really be certain. All I can assume is that Motorola want us to be aware that our phones can do more than just make phone calls and send text messages.
I’ll give them some credit, it is a thought-provoking piece, but more in the way of, “What did I just watch?” than “Oh yes this is going to change my entire outlook on the world”.
It is just a bit odd, though.
We hope we have managed to cheer you up with this on a cold Friday evening/Saturday morning.
Is your phone always there for you?
Motorola’s #PhonyJob challenge shows exactly how tough a day in the life of a mobile phone is
Chatting with others, saving memories, playing music, giving directions and waking you up – most people don’t realise how much their phone does for them. Research has found that Britain’s mobile phone owners look at their devices nearly 1.1 billion times every day, meaning we can no longer live without our trusted sidekick.
All of this responsibility makes for a tough job for such a small device and the team at Motorola has enlisted the help of a member of the public to find out exactly how tough a day in the life of a mobile phone is.
The perfect candidate for this #PhonyJob needed to be energetic; giving the user an ‘all-day battery life’ to check their phone as often as they want – an important feature for the four in 10 adults who even check their phones during the night. With the average gaming time on a phone increasing to over two hours per day, being entertaining was also a must, as well as musical, alert and switched on.
Motorola teamed up with comedian Alfie Brown and hired a member of the public to create a tongue-in-cheek video showing just how much we rely on our smartphones and how difficult it must be for those tiny devices to satisfy our needs. Alfie – an emerging London based comedian who doesn’t shy away from pushing boundaries – played the role of the ‘Comic Task Master’ who put ‘The phone’ through its paces in the experiment. As ‘The phone’, the Motorola recruit had to go through a number of challenges such as counting steps, singing songs and playing games with Alfie, as well as telling him the exact time at the drop of a hat.
Watch the full video here.
As our relationship with our mobile device grows each day, the new Moto G has been developed as the smartphone that is always there for you, especially with its all-day battery life that won’t bail on you when you need it most. The 13 megapixel camera is ready to capture new memories with a flick of the wrist. The phone is durable, stylish and packed full of impressive features. It also comes with water resistance and Corning Gorilla Glass so it’s safe from those accidental drops into water, as well as unsightly scratches on your display. Those who love to express their personal style can customise the phone in Motorola’s online design studio.
Notes to editors
The Moto G is available from £179 on Moto Maker and through carriers including Three, O2 and Vodafone and a number of retailers and e-tailers from a starting price of £159.
Price: From £179.00 on www.motorola.co.uk.
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