1 reason why now day high end phone can remove battery? If u lost yr phone , u still can locate it even if power off. But remove battery , trace option died. Then easily flash away with boot start. High end is security concern.
Lg G5 kept it future proof going with USB type-C & quick charge 3.0... really sad to see samsung S7 couldn't add this.
Zenodroid, 29 Feb 2016does anyone know the price for the g5 phone+soundbar thing+cam thing ? is it around 900$ ? The G5 runs about $650. I predict the modules would be around $50 each.
Seems to be there are still people who does'nt know how to fix their phone when it freezes... With or without a removable battery, you can easily restart your phone by just pressing and holding power key for 10 seconds and your phone will automatically restart... Try it while your phone is on even if it did not freeze and you will know that the phone will automatically power off or restart depending on the phone model.
Myksy, 01 Mar 2016Unecessary comments debating on brands. Get a powerbank. People are off topic..so immatureThere is nothing immature about constructive debates, but a debate is indeed not needed because each has their own perks and limitations.
Powerbanks = "extra battery" but more cables so more hassle
Removable batteries = extra batteries without cables but less battery capacity
Built in batteries without any additions = Hassle free, no need to bring any extra accessories
Some may choose removable batteries because they always bring bags around and so it couldn't hurt bringing extra batteries. Others like bringing powerbanks rather than batteries because they can keep their phones in their bags for prolonged periods of times. While some who don't bring any bags or compartments would probably like the large built in battery capacity for the longer life without ANY accessories. So yeah, its really up to personal preference.
Brian sohai, 01 Mar 2016The Samsung has the worst battery life of all the phones I have used. I got a S6 and the b... moreu r comparing htc with samsung? c'mon r u even serious? if u want the 'loser' htc, then gooooo....!
I get why Samsung did not put a type C conector on the device.
Simply not enough users out there. You are quite likely to be able to borrow a charger of a friend if your device comes with a micro USB. It would almost be possible to find a friend with a type-c cord.
All mobile devices with type c conncetors should really come with a handy keychain adapter (with a retracting cord and a plug compatible with full sized USB port in one end).
Again this removable battery discussion.
High end phones are not designed for those kinds of power users anymore.
That kind of power users, would probably not even make for 1% of sold devices (of the samsung S series).
Design is much more important in terms of sales. It's not impossible to combine good design with removable battery, but it is harder.
Good batterylife is also quite important, and making the battery removable in the same size device would mean lower capacity.
The S7 even comes with IP68 rating, something that is harder to achieve with removable battery, and would probably not been possible in a device with the same size with a removable battery.
Get a powerbank for your camping trips.
If you cant stop talking in the device for long enough to charge it with a powerbank, on a camping trip, your are not campining the right way.
Besides, you need a bunch of batteries to last you on such a trip, just not a single spare. And then high capacity power banks are usually much better value for money. And they can charge other devices as well.
There are weather protected power banks. lose spare batteries are not, so you need some special case for them.
If you use your phone for work, and the battery of a S6 or S7 does not last you a full day, you are probably gaming on your device. And then I suggest getting a second device. There are cheap devices with good talktimes and surftimes, so if you want the most powefull device for gaming, then just get a another cheap device for calls and such.
why do you need a quickcharge 3.0 when samsung's 2.0 + fast charging + wireless charging + fast wireless charging + bigger battery is better? why do u need a modular phone when u can hv it all in just one smartphone (without bringing extras)? can we then just try to unbox the lg g5 underwater?
techno_orka, 29 Feb 2016When your phone freezes,it is good to have removable battery... :) or you haved a missing call... moreyou need the "hard reset".
press power and volume up or down together at the same time.
it will reboot all the qualcomm phones by hardware, regarding any sw/hw failure.
removable battery debate again???
thats booooriiingg. why dont u bring power bank?
or you can go to service center to replace your battery.
Alien, 29 Feb 2016Lol no. Ever heard of hard reset buttons?Bro, hard resets will just reset everything to default, the owner can still just call the carrier and get the phone locked... but well, it will still work as a mini tablet =P
Whatever is the case nothing's gonna change S7's failure in this department
Unecessary comments debating on brands. Get a powerbank. People are off topic..so immature
dzltjkr1005, 01 Mar 2016why is he wrong? he's got a point, not everyone wants to have the hassle of bringing extra bat... moreyou are talking like if you buy g5 you have to carry with you phone + other battery... and with s7 you carry only the phone..
haydeezz, 29 Feb 2016you are soo rwong.. why is he wrong? he's got a point, not everyone wants to have the hassle of bringing extra batteries around.
Anonymous, 29 Feb 2016The advantage is that if you go outdoors away from anyplace with electricity for an extended p... moreI agree, swappable battery beats any quick charging tech by a long way. However, I am a bit skeptical about the module mechanism of the G5 since it seems prone to breakage, I have not personally seen it myself, so any enlightenment is welcome.
The Samsung has the worst battery life of all the phones I have used.
I got a S6 and the battery life is horrible with its tiny 2500mah battery.
My previous phone HTC M8 was far better than this Samsung S6 crap.
And now, there is no quick charge 3.0 for S7? OK, I am done. No more Samsung crap on my life anymore.
I going for the upcoming HTC M10.
Any one who has an atoms weight of knowledge about Chemistry will tell you that fast charging a device creates heat, and any time heat is created in a battery it degrades at a faster rate, and destroys potential cells in order to do so. It's physically impossible to charge a device so fast and not witness drawbacks. Interchangeable batteries is the only solution.