Anonymous, 25 Sep 201780 USD for battery replacement is highway robbery.You can buy at least four (4) original/genu... moreSuit yourself and try to argue all you want but the fact is even your next phone is probably going to have a non-removable battery. Only a small minority of users want to swap batteries where as the majority of users would prefer longer battery life, thinner and waterproof phones.
The v20s battery life is terrible by today's standards so I think it's a band-aid solution to swap batteries to meet your needs. Not to mention you have to carry them around with you and find time to charge them. If that works for you, great. However, you probably don't want to admit but if your power and battery requirement is so high you probably bought the wrong phone. You should have bought a phone with a bigger battery and better battery life, period.
Last, you're going to start crying about lack of updates for your v20 soon, anyways.
Anonymous, 25 Sep 201780 USD for battery replacement is highway robbery.You can buy at least four (4) original/genu... moreOh, were you also supposed to mail the damned thing and be iphone-less for a few days or take it to a Genius and be iphone-less for a few hours?
Pick your poison.
Anonymous, 25 Sep 2017Fyi Apple will replace the battery in an iPhone for about 80 USD which is quite reasonable for... morePaying someone an expensive price to do something that could have been done with their fingers. For FREE.
May I ask whether LG V20 suffer any bootloop issue as experienced by its predecessors?
Anonymous, 25 Sep 2017Fyi Apple will replace the battery in an iPhone for about 80 USD which is quite reasonable for... more80 USD for battery replacement is highway robbery.You can buy at least four (4) original/genuine OEM LG V20 batteries for that price to last you more than 5 years. I pity iphone owners for sacrificing features, flexibility and the overall smartphone experience as a whole in the name of owning a status symbol phone. Many carry two iphones because of lack of dual sim functionality and are also seen bringing powerbanks and adapters because of horrid battery performance after just a few years of use.
Inquire LG, 24 Sep 2017When your battery depletes, you will be forced to buy a new one(a very obvious reason). For ex... moreFyi Apple will replace the battery in an iPhone for about 80 USD which is quite reasonable for Apple and that's about 1/9 the cost of a new one. Not to mention the replacement and installation will have a full warranty.
this doesn't list the h915(freedom mobile canada).
but its virtually an h918
AnonD-702879, 24 Sep 2017Huawei mate 9, P10 or LG V20? Looking for a phone primarily for gaming but with good overall ... moreThe V20 is a wonder about firstly sound and secondly image but lacks a bit to achieve a first class in gaming, but performs well too.
Huawei mate 9, P10 or LG V20?
Looking for a phone primarily for gaming but with good overall camera and sounds. Comments of phones from other brands are very much welcome. I'm from the Philippines btw so I'm also considering the accessibility of service centers..
Thanks in advance to those who'll comment. ^_^
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?
AnonD-218710, 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.