Anonymous, 02 Mar 2018I think it's super hilarious you're all knocking sealed batteries when there is a high chance ... moreI find it hilarious that you and so many others willingly bend over and take it up the rear from these phone manufacturers and their planned phone obsolescence policies. They know full well that a battery can take only so many charges until it fails and by sealing the battery compartment they are in effect forcing the public to purchase a new phone every few years if they want communications with the rest of the world. I presently have a Galaxy Note 4 that I am perfectly happy with. It's as advanced a device as I will ever need and it would have had to have been retired a little over a year ago had I not been able to replace the battery. This ain't rocket science man, phone manufactures are screwing you and everybody else with this sealed battery compartment and their enormous prices for devices but you and many others seem to be to dull to realize it and are instead cheering them on!
There is no advantage to a sealed permanent battery. Its not flexible so it cannot be changed on the fly. This is extremely inconvenient if you are in the field and have overlooked "topping off" your battery When the permanent battery "charge holding" decreases to a low level, its costly to replace the battery. On the other hand, replacement batteries can be changed on the fly, and their is no $75 charge to replace the battery when it is no longer useful. Replaceable batteries sell in the $5.00 -10.00 range, so you can keep as many charged replaceable batteries on hand as you want.
Anonymous, 02 Mar 2018I think it's super hilarious you're all knocking sealed batteries when there is a high chance ... moreLet me say something about your chance choosing a new phone. You can agree many times with several specs and features. Has then always the suitable correlation with as, for example, minimum 4.000 mAh sealed battery ?
I think it's super hilarious you're all knocking sealed batteries when there is a high chance your next phone will have one.
Again, both sealed and user removable batteries have their pros and cons, one is not better than the other but I *personally* prefer the advantages of a sealed battery considering all my phones before this one had user removable batteries and I didn't really see any advantage to it. I just want the biggest possible battery in my phone and don't want to have to carry around powerbanks or spare batteries and not have to put my phone into silly zerolemon case that would turn my phone into the size of a small brick. btw there are zerolemon cases for phones with sealed batteries, too.
I suppose I should buy a 20 year old used car because cars then didn't have so many fancy electronics and were more owner serviceable and had a full size spare in the boot!
Speaking about phones with removable batteries I totally agree with you as it is a big advantage.Cos I have had a few phones and have been using them for long term thanks to being battery removable.The one which I had before my V20 was G3, which I have been using since 2014.When the battery started dying it would go into reboots cos of dying battery and imagine what if battery wasn't removable.But I changed the battery (MPJ) and bingo it works as it used and Im still using it.The bottom line, I go for removable battery rather than waterproof
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2018While the v30's battery isn't "hot swappable", there are youtube videos of users demonstrating... moreOh, and forgot to mention that while the battery is guaranteed to fail over time, most people don't crack the screen of their phones.
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2018While the v30's battery isn't "hot swappable", there are youtube videos of users demonstrating... moreYou are just trying to justify the non-removable battery concept, because your phone has non-removable battery. After about 2 years, the degradation of batteries exponentially speed up. It means the phone will be less and less usable. And not everyone want to waste money on new phones every 2 years. Not everyone obey to the planned obsolescence.
Also, if the phone manufacturer/service no longer supports the phone, they won't replace the battery or make new battery anymore, you are out of luck with your non-removable battery phone. With non-removable battery, you're dependent on the OEM. That's why the other big advantage of removable battery is that 3rd party manufacturers will still continue to make batteries for phones. That's why you still can buy new battery for very old phones like Nokia 7650, HTC HD2. The another advantage of removable battery is that 3rd party manufacturers can produce higher capacity extended batteryies, for example the ZeroLemon 10 000mAh extended battery for V20. You can't insert bigger battery into non-removable battery phones.
If your S3 had non-removable battery, your problem would have been bigger, because you would have not been able to replace the battery at all. Moreover, if the service replaces your non-removable battery to a fake one, you are in a much worse situation.
You wrongly think that sealed battery means longer battery life. Because that's not the case.
Waterproofing and wireless charging are useless gimmicks. Most people never expose their phones to water. And in the service center in order to replace the non-removable battery, they have to damage the waterproofing. Also there is a high chance that they will damage other parts / body of the phone in the disassembling / reassembling process. It's also much more expensive than just buying a new battery.
There are no circumstances in which the non-removable battery is acceptable.
Ironically, Samsung s6 was confirmed to get Oreo update. Lg v20 a great phone deserves butter support.
V20 is not included in the list to get guarantees Android 8.1 for G6 and V30 by James Wagner, therefore, I doubt getting Android Oreo for the v20. Nougat is the end of the line.
I've received update for my LG V20 H990DS today. I don't know what was that, but maybe it was security patch (more than 600 MB). does anybody know about this update?
LG isn't updating it. To be honest, made me lose more faith with the brand. I had the lg g3-g4 with bootloop. Still got the v20, but they're not even updating their flagship anymore.
The analogy between a multipurpose pocket knife and the V20 has been established several times in this forum.
It differs, substantially, that each of the pieces of the knife is for emergency situations, while each of the functions and characteristics of the V20 have the intrinsic quality of "specialised tool".
Weezo, 26 Feb 2018Now downloading new software update...hope it would be oreo and not just a security patch...lg... moreI've just had the same update, unfortunately no Oreo yet, is just another security patch from 1st of Jan 2018 .... Disappointing .....
Now downloading new software update...hope it would be oreo and not just a security patch...lg v20 h990ds...middle east
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2018While the v30's battery isn't "hot swappable", there are youtube videos of users demonstrating... morei've changed my battery twice. the second time was when i gave my mom the phone and installed a fresh battery for her.
Phone is very solid both psychically and software wise. Clearing cache with built in cleaner does crash some apps on first launch but usually isn't much of an issue. Cameras are both very great, 16mp main taking some phenomenal images out in the day while the 8mp wide lacks the wider aperture but still takes a great image if the scene has a good amount of light. Manual mode on both video and for pictures does exactly what you'd expect. Very handy for when auto mode doesn't give you what you want. Night shots are good but it's much better to use a sort of tripod if possible. Instagram seems to be the only misbehaving app I've used with crashes few and far between. Getting a battery case is highly advised as the back of the phone is removable. Battery cases are such a life saver and they help add weight when trying to steady yourself to take pictures/video. Again, very solid phone and would highly recommend it as the prices have dropped significantly!