This didn't age well. Guess what? I'm from the future.
And LG stopped using removable battery within the next year's model itself (the G6). Such a shame. I love removable batteries....
Anonymous, 05 Feb 2016They will. The s7 will be much better than the g5It will indeed be better than the g5. I'm waiting to see how that hot swap battery works. I'm not a fan of external moving (especially sliding) parts on handsets. I think it will prove to be problematic in the long run
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2016I see you have not given up trolling after so many days. Losing an argument SO HARD must re... moreYes you are trolling me. I was replying to a comment about phones overall and replied about phones overall. You just can't read and made some crap assumption. ...and i think you gathered at some point but ate just trolling now
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2016What part of that has nothing to do with what i said is so hard for your tiny brains to grasp?I see you have not given up trolling after so many days.
Losing an argument SO HARD must really hurt dude, it's like you've been slapped by the truth .
TheNeighbor, 01 Feb 2016So tell us, what are the "many advancements and advantages" of having a sealed battery phone? ... moreWhat part of that has nothing to do with what i said is so hard for your tiny brains to grasp?
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2016Maybe, but most sealed phones do not have waterproofing, all the while S5 had more waterproofi... moreI think waterproofing a phone with a removable battery is always going to be quite tricky. It's easy to waterproof a small opening like a headphone jack or a us connector but a battery is such a large space to guarantee a lasting secure seal.
PhoneGuy, 01 Feb 2016Actually when LG launched the G4, it had a promo which came with an extra battery and a 32gb m... more..but the s6 is a more premium built phone than the lg g4 so it's going to be more expensive. Plus the g4 arrived pretty late when man options were already out.
AnonD-385537, 01 Feb 2016...but that was a special offer. Samsung was giving away wireless chargers I think. If the han... moreA genuine battery with charger is around $30. Next to the $500 that you probably paid already does not sound like a big deal. Especially since it ensures that your phone won't be trashed after a year of heavy use (batteries tend to lose charge under heavy stress, but if you have two batteries you distribute the stress).
PhoneGuy, 01 Feb 2016Actually when LG launched the G4, it had a promo which came with an extra battery and a 32gb m... more...but that was a special offer. Samsung was giving away wireless chargers I think. If the handsets are already overpriced technically you still are paying for these items.
AnonD-70006, 01 Feb 2016Waterproofing trumps removable battery. Of course both would be the best option. Maybe, but most sealed phones do not have waterproofing, all the while S5 had more waterproofing and removable battery. So you can waterproof by creating a mechaning to swap batteries. So win-win. Right?
Waterproofing trumps removable battery. Of course both would be the best option.
AnonD-385537, 01 Feb 2016Ok. So the manufacturer only say these things so you buy only their more pricy batteries? Actually when LG launched the G4, it had a promo which came with an extra battery and a 32gb micro sd card. So really not true about it being overpriced considering it was cheaper than the S6 on launch.
AnonD-42959, 30 Jan 2016Actually having a bigger capacity battery that can last longer is more important than making i... moreThe benefit of removable batteries isn't that "freaks" can walk around with one in their pocket all the time. You obviously don't have the benefit of experience here, so that's easily forgiven.
First of all, a battery is a lot easier to carry around than a rapid charger and microUSB cable (or portable charger). Most people wouldn't even notice the battery in their jeans pocket (even tight jeans). If it's cold enough for a coat, non-issue. If you carry a purse or a backpack, non-issue.
Second of all, you don't need to have the battery on you at all times to make it convenient. Haven't you ever forgotten to plug your phone in at night, only to wake up in the morning and find that your phone is dead or nearly dead? Sure, with a rapid charger you can get 50% before you leave for work. But with a spare battery on the wall-charger, you can get 100% instantly AND listen to music while you shower (with bluetooth, WiFi and everything).
Do I even need to mention working overtime, vacations, day-trips, or that just having a spare battery in your car is WAY more convenient than plugging your phone in ANYWHERE? There are literally dozens of cases where having a spare battery is more useful than not having one. There are no cases where not having one is more useful than having one. Does that makes sense to you?
Removable batteries are so convenient, it seems preposterous that no company (until, perhaps, LG with the LG G5) has found a way to make hot-swapping them as easy as plugging a phone into a charger.
And no, Samsung, fast-charging tech isn't the answer. Time isn't only thing working against you when your battery is low. There's also something called ACCESS. People don't want to carry a fast-charger and cable around with them, nor do they want to have to find an electrical outlet in public spaces.
I owned the Galaxy S1, S2, S3, Note 3, Note 4, and very briefly, the S6. I'm writing this comment on a Samsung laptop and I also own a Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2, so I think it's safe to say I've been a loyal Samsung fan up to this point. That loyalty ended with the Galaxy S6. I parted ways with my S6 in less than 2 weeks, disgusted by the battery life, heat issues, and lack of expandable storage (my 5 largest games alone need 12GB of storage).
My son got an LG G4 a couple of months ago, and I have to say I'm really impressed by it. LG managed to make a 5.5" phone that's compact, stylish (love the leather covers. hope LG sticks with them), and packed full of PRACTICAL features like... drum roll... a removable battery and microSD expansion. If the SD 820-powered G5 wasn't just around the corner, I'd have gotten the G4 for myself already.
Remember when Samsung made fun of Apple's wall-huggers? Well, apparently the joke was on Samsung loyalists, because that's exactly what Samsung expects you to be now (except Samsung wants you to feel good knowing you'll only have to hang out in the mall bathroom with your phone plugged in for 10 minutes instead of 30. THANKS SAMSUNG!!)
If LG keeps the removable battery and expandable storage, they have a new loyal LG user. Me. See ya, Samsung.
TheNeighbor, 01 Feb 2016Even iPhones have the rare tendency of exploding. Any batteries have the same fate. Same worri... moreOk. So the manufacturer only say these things so you buy only their more pricy batteries?
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2016Between what i replied to and what i said had nothing to do with saint sealed batteries had ma... moreSo tell us, what are the "many advancements and advantages" of having a sealed battery phone?
TheNeighbor, 31 Jan 2016Can you make a list of those "advantages"?
I see more utilitarian advantages with a removab... moreBetween what i replied to and what i said had nothing to do with saint sealed batteries had many more advantages.
Can anytime here actually read?