Well, i've not done enough research coz theres LG K10 2017. A removable battery compact phone, have to check on this against LG V20. I'm hoping for an LGV30 removable battery though. or a smaller screen 5.2inch LGV20 version
When your battery depletes, you will be forced to buy a new one(a very obvious reason). For example if you bought LGV30, because of its features, and the battery depletes, you will buy a new phone. But it doesnt mean you will buy another LG. You might buy for example a reliable chinese phone like xiaomi at a cheaper price. THE POINT IS, HAVING NON REMOVABLE BATTERRIES DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE MANUFACTURER THAT THEIR CLIENT AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE WILL BUY ANOTHER PRODUCT FROM THEM. Don't you think its wiser to market phones with both removable and non removable batteries like what samsung is doing? So its somewhat a disappointment for LG not to produce removable batteries on midrange/high end phones.
Another disappointment would be, if my battery depletes, do i have to throw the phone with high end features? having it replaced on repair shops will cost you like buying a new one, and other high end features like water proof etc... will be gone. When you lose your keyboard, do you have to buy a brand new computer? The point again is, if you can replace the battery, you can save the phone with your favorite features, thats why you bought that phone right?
Elenay, 23 Sep 2017Now lower portion including buttons area looks one forth of total screen, usable! This is how ... moreScreens with something of bezel are suitable to typing instead of curved edges or a screen suddenly finished.
Now lower portion including buttons area looks one forth of total screen, usable! This is how the vendors evolve, our thinking and choices. Bezeless design is vogue nowadays. By next year, borderd cells will not sell at all.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2017You are so paranoid. The real reason why manufacturers like non-removable batteries are: 1... moreI think the real reason is it encourages people to buy new phones when they notice their phone's battery life depleting quickly.
Built-in or Replaceable batteries, does not matter, But daily whole night chage has become a tradition. Knowingly 2-3days will pass, relieves us of tension.
Anonymous, 22 Sep 2017I love my V20 and you can get them cheaply refurbished at the moment.
Non-removable batteri... moreClever your behaviour in a specific circumstance.
It demonstrates that for many people removable batteries are useful to diverse needs and are not a step back in hardware.
I love my V20 and you can get them cheaply refurbished at the moment.
Non-removable batteries are about one thing..PLanned obsolescence, A lot of you saying that it allows manufacturers to put in larger batteries or allow them to protect their customers really don't understand engineering. Yeah Samsung's incendiary batteries really showed how they protected customers :)
The reason I love removeable batteries is because I am on the road a lot and use wifi tether. I can't walk around with a portable battery charger sticking out of the phone all the time. I simply charge up 3 large batteries with an external charger and swap them out every time I run out of juice. Fast and efficient.
Rimac , 21 Sep 2017The traditional Chinese skills are not available here and a last question. Many people are pay... moreIt's ridiculous to think you know better than the manufacturers. There are a lot of pros to having the battery built-in with the only big con is that it's not user swappable. If having the battery built-in is so bad then people wouldn't have bought the phones and manufacturers would have gone back to swappable batteries, but that totally hasn't happened. My last two phones had a removable battery and I was lucky if I could get over 4 hours of screen-on time even when the phones were brand new. My new phone has a larger, built-in battery and I've personally got over 6 hours of screen-on time with it.
I'm like most consumers; I want the longest possible battery life period without carrying a power bank OR extra batteries around with me.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2017If you really want you can even take phones with non-removable batteries to a repair shop and ... moreThe traditional Chinese skills are not available here and a last question. Many people are paying costly phones through carriers and is disappointing the battery discharge with the phone unpaid.
Rimac , 21 Sep 2017And 6. Around a year and half going all well the fast discharge becomes noticeable, ergo buy a... moreIf you really want you can even take phones with non-removable batteries to a repair shop and have the battery replaced. Depending on the quality and skill of the shop this may compromise the waterproofing but you will have a new battery at least.
I see shops changing non-removable batteries all the time in Hong Kong.
So im assuming you've already bought one or two extra v20's and batteries to last you the next 10 years or you're all talk right? Right. Face it there is a very high chance your next phone won't have a removable battery. Deal with it.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2017You are so paranoid. The real reason why manufacturers like non-removable batteries are: 1... moreAnd 6. Around a year and half going all well the fast discharge becomes noticeable, ergo buy a new phone.
im think buy a new phone so tell me lg v20 its good or a samsung s6 edge plus .? tell me which phone is better.
Ben tumbling, 20 Sep 2017You wanna know why? Coz this is how business goes! If a person uses a phone that has a non-rem... moreYou are so paranoid. The real reason why manufacturers like non-removable batteries are:
1. It allows them to put a bigger battery in the phone.
2. It allows them to structurally make the phone stronger and thinner.
3. It makes it easier to make the phone waterproof or at least water resistant.
4. Eliminates the extra work of manufacturing and distributing user replaceable batteries.
5. Shuts down counterfeiters. Remember years back the market was flooded with fake Samsung batteries. By making the battery non-removable they are also protecting their customers from buying a fake and potentially dangerous battery.
Most people want maximum battery life than lower battery life but able to swap batteries. You can even see how battery life improved considerably when LG made it non-removable in the G6. And now the V30 also non-removable. Have fun 2 years from now you will be the only person hanging off the train with a phone with a removable battery and huge bezels.
Mike C, 20 Sep 2017You nailed it...phone is second rate and belongs in a third world countryLike Samsung and Apple's iphones?
Inquire LG, 11 Sep 2017I hope LG will release a phone 5.2" and removable battery. Any idea if they will have one? Wh... moreYou wanna know why? Coz this is how business goes! If a person uses a phone that has a non-removable battery, there's a high chance that this person will buy a new phone after a year or two. Why? Coz they won't get the same SOT as what they got when their phone was new. Also, it's not that easy to have the battery replaced esp. when the latest flagship is out. Why? Coz manufacturers will no longer sell you batteries so you'll be forced to buy their new $800 - $1000 phone. They'll probably tell you replacement batteries are out of stock. You see, the difference between the latest flagships and it's predecessors is only huge on paper but not that noticeable in real life usage. With this said, who do you think will buy new flagships if people could just spend $20 on new batteries?