Every flagship this year has battery issues. Not any have spectacular battery life.
Is it because of lollipop?? Or because of chipsets (SDs only)??.
I think kitkat is a lot better than lollipop.
S6/Edge still the phone to beat overall!!
Screen - S6 ( more pixels and brighter)
Power/performance - S6 (efficient, snappy and NEW)!
Battery - S6 (smaller but longer life)
Design - S6 (cow hide or premium)?
Camera - draw
There is one major drawback of having a swappable battery, it needs a removeable back cover which, in my opinion, rather spoils the whole appearance of the phone. My Z Ultra has a unibody design and makes it look stunning especially with the glass both front and back. However having a removeable back cover would no doubt have spoilt the overall look of the device.
Friendlycare, 23 May 2015I think you missed the very important reason why most of us prefer a removable battery Did yo... moreI agree with both points being made, the battery does lose some strength overtime and secondly having an extra battery on hand when you're out somewhere is of great benefit. Just from my own experience I prefer to charge the battery hence why I end up charging twice a day and secondly I haven't had the need to replace a weak or dead battery up till now. I have had a Nokia N900 for the last 5 years, admittedly moderate use for the last 3 years, an LG 4xHD for the last 3 years all on moderate use (hated the phone) and my current phone, a Sony Z Ultra for the last year on heavy use but up to now I haven't had to replace any of the batteries, maybe I am just lucky.
mas39, 23 May 2015I've always charged mine twice a day, don't mind charging it more than once a day, have no pro... moreAs an xperia z2 user I have realized how bad is the sealed battery on my phone. There are times I tired and got bored waiting for 3hrs before my phone 's battery fully charged.
mas39, 23 May 2015I charge my phone twice a day, but the other point I am making is that it's never frozen or be... moreI think you missed the very important reason why most of us prefer a removable battery
Did you know that your battery does have a life span there is a limit time of maximum of 2 years( moderate user) and its getting weaker by that time you don't have to go somewhere look for a technician and pay him to replace your battery with a new one
Also another advantage is you don't need to wait more than hour to re charge your battery once it drain.
You can simply swap the extra one while charging the other one there is a universal charger too.
Anonymous, 23 May 2015Ohh. Well, you're wrong, then. This is the last thing people need removable batteries for. Th... moreI've always charged mine twice a day, don't mind charging it more than once a day, have no problem with it and whichever phone I have had I have never had to replace the battery and I use most phones for an average of 3 years and the battery is still going strong. It's probably how people use them that makes the difference.
mas39, 23 May 2015I charge my phone twice a day, but the other point I am making is that it's never frozen or be... moreOhh.
Well, you're wrong, then. This is the last thing people need removable batteries for. The reason we want a removable battery is because they usually have 300-500 cycles and then their capacity gets significantly reduced (And even the original capacity is usually far from enough. Charging the phone twice a day sucks. So even when the battery is new, it's only half of what you need. So any further reducing of capacity/battery life is a problem). And when you use ~2 charging cycles a day, then no more than a year and the battery will have to be replaced.
Also, people want removable batteries exactly because the capacity is too small so they either carry a spare battery or they buy an extended one. Charging twice a day is not always possible or convenient.
Anonymous, 23 May 2015Well i guess you're mostly using your phone on charger. That way, the battery may last longer,... moreI charge my phone twice a day, but the other point I am making is that it's never frozen or become completely dead. That's the reason why most people want a removeable battery, so if the phone stops working or there is something wrong with the battery they can open the back cover and take it out and put it back in again. However I have never had the need to take my battery out, you can reset or restart a phone without the need to remove the battery so there is definitely a problem with how people are using their mobiles.
EthanX, 23 May 2015After reading the HTC M9 review and this one, I really can't understand why for HTC the critic... moreAbsolutely. All phones this year are a fail. Great cameras and poor batteries, poor cpus too (SD810 with the extreme overheating and power consumption), lack of SD, non-removable batteries.
LG failed to improve the battery life so despite the removable battery, sd slot and avoiding SD819, it's still a fail - another G3.
After reading the HTC M9 review and this one, I really can't understand why for HTC the critics said "It's just like last year's" while for this phone it's no the case - they look exactly the same to me, also.
So what's new? a slightly improved camera and a leather case? And what's on the plus side for this phone - active noise cancellation? Every other phone has this nowadays!
And I can put leather on the M9 also...
mas39, 23 May 2015Well you're totally wrong because I use my mobile 18 hours a day, for watching movies, browsin... moreWell i guess you're mostly using your phone on charger. That way, the battery may last longer, althought it will still be a matter of luck to some extent.
Anonymous, 23 May 2015definitely u are not a power users, thats all i can say... lolWell you're totally wrong because I use my mobile 18 hours a day, for watching movies, browsing, playing games etc, yet never had a problem. As i mentioned in my previous post, poeple are definitely doing something wrong with how they're using their phones.
Anonymous, 23 May 2015The battery in this phone is pretty good believe me better than most flagship right now. Just ... moreNo need to buy it to see it sucks. I watched a youtube review and while doing different things on the phone, the battery dropped 1% per 2 minutes. Well thanks, but no thanks. 7hours of browsing? I'm sure it's a lot less in real life usage.
looking at camera shots I see some noise.
Just now I compared details,in some parts note3 is better than g4,note4,s6... 1020 is better just a bit and noise of course.
Only difference in more detail visible is in nokia 808.
The only phone also capable of full 41Mp shot. Maybe note5,1030 will change something.