ABADDON, 11 Mar 2016Don't even try to put this battery reduces life span in a year or so thing into this conversat... more"...majority of folks like me change smartphone every year or so."
You have data to back that up? Or you could mean, in rich countries only?
I remember vividly when the G4 first came out T-Mobile had a promotion where if you buy the device you get a 128GB SD Card+Free Battery and Dock, if they can pull that off again it would be a fantastic deal.
I just cannot stand the look of the Silver one. Still prefer the look of the G4 over the G5.
Anonymous, 11 Mar 2016LG realizes curve screen is sillycurve screen only looks good(gimmicks) ... and thats all... i prefer flat screen+removable battery off course....
Azrack, 11 Mar 2016I personally held the samsung s7 yesterday, and it feels you're holding a plastic and it seems... morewell you hold the dummy S7 which is made of plastic... the actual S6/S7 is made of both aluminum and glass... same felling when you hold any dummy smartphones like this even the real one, it's more cheaply to hold and to look and not that really premium build... not for show off or status symbol. LG G5 is just an another typical smartphone out there like from chinese etc which is not a majority of choice or so...
Anonymous, 11 Mar 2016Well said, and with removable battery, consumers got the right to inspect and change the batte... moreI still have my 3.5 year old Note 2 with the same battery - it still lasts all day.
If the S7 or other OEMs are battery longevity up to 3 or 4 days + fast charging - I don't see the point of removeable batterys anymore. There are also zerolemon type cases that act as attached battery packs for many fixed battery devices.
The likelihood of being away from a power point for longer than 3 days is uncommon for the majority of people. Hence why although I give kudos to LG for their innovation, I don't believe they've concentrated on the right sort of innovation for this device. It's all about making the right decisions. The add-on modules they presented at CES are IMO useless from a real world, everyday practical usage. Could have produced better options / capabilities but they missed the mark - and I think the fact you have to reboot the device before you can remove the bottom section will deter a lot of customers.
The other unfortunate reality of anything with moving parts / dismantleable is the likelihood of breakages. This will happen over time as the parts become worn.
But I'm still gunning for LG - they're really making an effort to be different and it's refreshing to see something new :)
I personally held the samsung s7 yesterday, and it feels you're holding a plastic and it seems cheap. you can't hardly recognize the s7 from s6.
Well done LG! you are on the right track promoting this innovative device!
Samsung moves and style seems desperate. they do not have their own ideas but instead they follow and compete with what iphone is offering.
LG has a horrible marketing department. Releasing this Phone a month after the Samsung releases is a slam dunk drop in sales.
TN, 11 Mar 2016I have extended batteries of up to 10000mAh - I can have power for days, but I am heavy user c... moreDon't even try to put this battery reduces life span in a year or so thing into this conversation... you know majority of folks like me change smartphone every year or so... I still have a smartphone that keep its original battery as a main but its quality still the same as its time around for half a decades now! never yet notice the difference maybe it would take a decades not a month or year like you saying... its Just a stupid propaganda by LG to sell this gimmick! well it's just your personal opinion just keep it to yourself, you don't have to make a false thinking...
If LG really wanted to bring innovation to removable batteries they should have built-in a small non-removable battery (say around 200 mah) that would allow users to hot-swap the main battery without having to power off the phone. Most users can't live with their phones being off for 1 minute these days.
A battery that can be replaced, is the biggest benefit for one who has a phone. So you don't have to cry of "mercy" after a certain period, when normally the battery begins to be consumed and can no longer keep a phone for 5-8 hours " full speed ".Any battery after 6 months, start to "lose weight". And can take a maximum of 2 years at the aceptabil level. After 2 years what do you do with your phone? Il fold.
One element that will make many people to buy LG5, namely, battery. Why?
Simple. It's the mind buttercups, that phone companies, looking to sell handsets debate, that they can change an new phone, because so they can sell phones at intervals of 2-3 years. With the battery which can be replaceable, firms will no longer be able to sell new phones in the same time, since people will prefer to buy a new battery than a new phone.
ABADDON, 11 Mar 2016lol just use powerbank problem solve! you LG fan are just brainwashed! removable battery is no... moreI have extended batteries of up to 10000mAh - I can have power for days, but I am heavy user consuming 6-8GB of daily data, with 8-9 hours of total Screen On Time usage. Read my comment about degrading batteries - they all do after a few months. I am out most of the time, with not settling over a place to charge. I have 3 powerbanks, but they stay home to automatically turn off once they fully charge my accessories.
You do know the reason for Apple sealing the battery, right? It's planned obsolescence. They know that sealed battery is going to give up, and they want their loyal customers coming back by just getting another iPhone. All I have to do is buy myself a new battery.
ABADDON, 11 Mar 2016lol just use powerbank problem solve! you LG fan are just brainwashed! removable battery is no... moreomg, you are such an i.... If I have removable battery i can ad to it wireless charging sticker, I can choose bigger removable battery, I can swap in second, when I am traveling and for example need gps, taking pictures, or making business calls. Dot tell me your BS with external battery I can do as fast. Its you are some brainwashed fan if you think built in batteries is better, or you are simply from some government agency who can always track down and listen any phones no matter what, or simply phone makes, as its so much easier to press customer buy new phones, if they cant jut swap new battery.
[deleted post]lol just use powerbank problem solve! you LG fan are just brainwashed! removable battery is not that practical you know iphone never had a removable bat. but still selling like a hotcakes? I had have phones back then that has removable bat. but never find it practical couse you must have a universal charger otherwise use your device itself to charge your extra bat. not really thay practical and so annoying!