Yes and I still use it because I cannot find a better phone with that features!
leledumbo, 13 Jul 2017> Batteries have limited lifespan (2 years)
> When the non-removable battery... more>> Batteries have limited lifespan (2 years)
Yeps, they have.
Although it is not exactly 2 years but actually 500 full charge cycles (certain LG batteries have 800 charge cycles lifespan). 500 Charge cycles is about 2 years if you recharge your device each day. And after that period the battery still works but looses about 30% or more of it's total charge which enforces you to recharge the next 500 cycles even faster. After approximately 3 to 4 years your phone can hold no more than 25 to 30% of the total charge it once had. Eventually your phone will not hold a charge anymore.
>> When the non-removable battery in your phone won't hold a charge, what will you do?
> Manufacturer's service center can replace it.
A) Which means you have to send the phone to the servcie center and wait for it to get back. Which takes from 2 to 3 weeks without a phone.
B) Depending how much care the service center has for your device you might get your device returned in much worse physical condition with scratches, scuffs and dents. Especially a problem with modern devices with fragile glass backs and scratch susceptible aluminum
C) Costs! Sending the device away to let someone else put a new battery in is more expensive than popping off the backcover and replacing the battery yourself.
Also powerbanks are no good here as they recharge the primary (build-in) battery. Which in this case is faulty/end-of-life.
An interesting read on batteries is this: http://batteryuniversity.com/l...ed_batteries
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2017No removable battery = no buy.lg haters trolling here..
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2017Who cares about water resistance? Most people never expose their phones to water. The marketin... moreWho cares about water resistance? People who don't want to have to go indoors, assuming they can, or not answer be able to answer a call because they have been caught out in the rain. I would have thought that was common sense, apparently not.
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2017Who cares about water resistance? Most people never expose their phones to water. The marketin... more> Batteries have limited lifespan (2 years)
> When the non-removable battery in your phone won't hold a charge, what will you do?
Manufacturer's service center can replace it.
Who cares about water resistance? Most people never expose their phones to water. The marketing and reviewers manipulated people and created the need for water resistance to justify and divert attention away from the non-removable battery and planned obsolescence policy.
Batteries have limited lifespan (2 years). When the non-removable battery in your phone won't hold a charge, what will you do? The water resistance and power banks won't save your phone. If you send it to the service, they will open the unibody phone and damage it. You will lose water resistance after that. It is much more expensive and you have to wait days/weeks till you get back your phone.
Furthermore, you can easily have both removable battery and water resistance at the same time. For example S5, S5 Active. And water resistance remains.
The Only, 13 Jul 2017If it is removeable battery smartphone, no water-resistance then.The Samsung Galaxy S5 which was released more than 3 years ago, had a removable battery and water resistance.
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2017No removable battery = no buy.I'd trade second battery for waterproofness every single time
Could the LG be the second company to sport a 4K display on top of OLED? 3D touch or uses the earpiece as a second speaker together with a bottom firing one?
The Only, 13 Jul 2017If it is removeable battery smartphone, no water-resistance then.But we already know its possible
Two companies, both Sony and LG will reveal their lastest smartphones on 31st August. NICE!
The '''LG BERLIN GERMANY'is written at the bottom. This may mean that this time the secondary display will be at the bottom of the phone.
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2017Finally! I am looking forward to the V30. I think we have to deal with the fact that removable... moreIt will have oled like tv, not amoled...
Amoled is not a name only... It means Active Matrix Oled..
It is a kind of oled
Should be September 1st...
August 31 has a star already.
The mighty Compact...