Bentham, 01 Feb 2016Are these unofficial double capacity batteries safe? As I've seen phone manufacturers warn aga... moreEven iPhones have the rare tendency of exploding. Any batteries have the same fate. Same worries on portable powerbanks. Even OEM batteries have the tendency to bulge after some time. That's even why it's good to inspect for that from time to time for those bulges like in the case of my former Note 2 batteries after some 2 years - this is one of the reasons why I always choose a removable battery over a sealed type:
And I take precautions in dealing with batteries being charged properly:
*Charge batteries through a cradle charger as much as possible.
*Never leave my phone charging the battery beyond when it hits 100%.
*Never ever do heavy tasks, or making calls while charging the phone.
*Never charge while your phone is in your pocket and moving about.
*I plug the charger to an anti-power surge connection.
*Use a power timer to cut the power at a certain number of hours.
As i write this, my extended battery has 56% from running since 12 hours ago, with 7 hours of screen on usage with mostly browsing and reading an e-book with notifications on.
It's still adjusting to the gauging of the battery, as it goes down fast from 100% to 75% in the first 3 hours and maintains that 75% for another 3 hours, before it starts normal gauging in percentage. It's still only been 4 days since I've been using it. It can probably hit more than 24 hours with some 12 hours screen on usage time.
It does not overheat. It's proportioned to my original battery - meaning it should be within 10-15% after 12 hours, but this thing is giving me more screen on usage than I had with the original battery! Heavy LTE/internet would give me around 15-16 hours for the extended battery.
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2016No. I never said one thing about either battery type being better. You are still just on some ... moreHaha you were caught red handed and now you're retracting your statements? Trololol
Truth remains, sealed phones are so archaic and a throwback to a day where you were afraid if your phone will not make the day. So you were making careful use of your dumbphone.
With Note 4 I can play gAmes for hours even if I am having a meeting later in the day.... No worries , a spare is waiting for me. Bam, instant 100% for the meeting so that to keep notes, read from my phone...
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2016Naaah, you just have no winning arguments. Srsly, swappable battery is like the greatest i... moreNo. I never said one thing about either battery type being better. You are still just on some won rant that has nothing to do with anything i said. Congratulations to you on being so dim everybody after it pointed out to you and you still continue
TheNeighbor, 01 Feb 2016I got myself double-capacity batteries (6800mAh) - I don't even have to plug in/extra battery ... moreAre these unofficial double capacity batteries safe? As I've seen phone manufacturers warn against them.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2016Because your question was a whiny rant that had nothing to do with what i saidNaaah, you just have no winning arguments.
Srsly, swappable battery is like the greatest invention regarding phones. Better than touchscreens (what good is a touch screen with the phone dead), better than fast charging (I call it slow charging, 90 minutes? Pluuuease), better than mobile cameras (again, a dead camera is a useless camera).
It's basically what makes a phone smart. Without them they're dumb bricks (you are afraid to use them properly cause you want them to make the day). Sealed phones are 2015's dumbphones.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2016Swappable battery; you still need to charge it over 90 minutes before swapping it. Where is th... moreI got myself double-capacity batteries (6800mAh) - I don't even have to plug in/extra battery for the whole day. It just cost $9 each. I bought two to cycle so their ability to hold power will last longer. With micro USB 3.0 on my Note 3, my charging time is actually 1.8 times faster. I can charge the spent one on a cradle charger at home:
No need to carry a powerbank. Why inherit the problems of iPhone users?
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2016You cannot unlearn a basic need. For example you can unlearn eating at McDonalds because it's ... moreLol. You crack me up. You're so *passionate * about your removable battery. That's ok man. I see your point.
Bentham, 01 Feb 2016I must admit I'm kind of a hypocrite myself because when the s6/edge first came out I was qu... moreYou cannot unlearn a basic need. For example you can unlearn eating at McDonalds because it's bad for your health, but unlearning eating altogether is silly. A removable battery is a *need* to many.
They don't want their phones to become a paperweight, they don't want to have to charge, they don't want to get in a position of having no battery during particularly stressful/eventful days... A spare is a life-saver, I'm not even kidding, it can literally save your life, especially in cases of an accident in the country.
Bentham, 31 Jan 2016Maybe you're right but the galaxy s5 had a removable battery and sd card yet it didn't sell ve... moreIt sold better than S6 which had no removable battery.
Removable vs Sealed - 1:0
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2016Oh im just used to people saying it didn't sell. I get you. Yes for some people they are willi... moreI must admit I'm kind of a hypocrite myself because when the s6/edge first came out I was quite vocal of my disappointment that it was devoid of removable battery and sd card and vowed never get one but that display and optional vr headset sold me. The handset has gotten really cheap in my country and I think it's well worth the trade off but not everyone. I'm not trying to force feed anyone but sometimes when there's not the option you just learn to live without it.
Bentham, 01 Feb 2016Ok. But that's the impression I got.its commendable that lg still has the removable battery an... moreYou can get double or triple capacity batteries. Double-capacity I got was less than $10. As a heavy user, I dint have to mind turning off data or any power saving mode. I don't have to swap.
iPhone users' number 1 problem - battery power. Apple even came out with an external power pack. The punt is, sealed batteries are poor implementation in an era where your device performs many tasks. Yes, you can still turn them off. However, heavy users like me use up to 8 GB data in a day. Why would I be reduced to carrying a powerbank or keep plugging to power outlets in the waking hours?
Bentham, 01 Feb 2016Ok. But that's the impression I got.its commendable that lg still has the removable battery an... moreOh im just used to people saying it didn't sell. I get you. Yes for some people they are willing to go without it. You are right. But to some people it really does matter. I gave in because i needed the screen and features of the Note....but i commend lg for retaining it and improving the look and feel
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2016Didn't sell as much as hoped but still selling in dramatically high numbers in the multi milli... moreOk. But that's the impression I got.its commendable that lg still has the removable battery and sd card but is it really benefiting them. Is everyone saying horray lg has a removable battery I'm buying one for sure? Removable batteries are great but it isn't like if you have a sealed battery you have to pay a technician to change it every month. They can last a couple years. I understand your point but I'm willing to risk it.
Bentham, 31 Jan 2016Maybe you're right but the galaxy s5 had a removable battery and sd card yet it didn't sell ve... moreDidn't sell as much as hoped but still selling in dramatically high numbers in the multi millions and not selling well are two significantly different things.
Nor did most customers switch to cra-apple. Nice try
Maybe you're right but the galaxy s5 had a removable battery and sd card yet it didn't sell very well so...... could it be that people are just tired of android? Most of samsung's customers went to apple who has neither removable battery or external sd card. I'm confused.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2016The thing is, swapping battery for people with multiple phones like me is absolutely impractic... moreIn an era of dual sim phones and swappable batteries why would you want to carry multiple phones and a power bank??? Strange.
Samsung has really dropped selling points by getting rid of removable batteries and sd cards... hopefully the sd card is back on the S7 and GN6.
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2016The thing is, swapping battery for people with multiple phones like me is absolutely impractic... moreBut that's the point of a swappable battery. You don't absolutely need a second phone anymore.
I do have multiple phones too, but only one primary (Note 4) and sure as hell want or rather need it to have removable battery. It's my main computer, not just a phone, if it goes out during the day I'm stranded. Unstuck yourself from the age-old understanding of what a phone is/was.