Spudly Mcgudly, 19 Feb 2016I can't help but feel this will be an epic fail for LG. Not because I don't like the concept, ... moreIt appeals to everyone if LG markets it well (instead of charger include a spare battery and a cradle + disallow the phone from turning off when swapping batteries).
In short , everybody wants crazy lengthy battery life , instant recharges and a deathless phone. It's all done by a well made removable scheme.
Removable battery is probably the most important thing in the history of phones. It's like the invention of transistors, only better.
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2016Sliding battery from the bottom of the phone doesn't sound good. I'm afraid of how ZeroLemon w... moreThankfully removable batt implies that you don't need a crazy large capacity. Just carry a spare and you're there (a spare literally doubles a phone's capacity).
The issue is different: when you replace the battery the phone should remain on. You can do that by having a tiny secondary battery to operate the phone when the swap happens.
That will make the swap seamless (no powering down/on) and easy (the LG mechanism makes it easy).
Removable battery is everything.
1) Instant charge (just pop in a spare). Faaar faster than quick charge.
2) Extra charge (carry a spare). Faaar smaller and easier to carry than a power bank
3) Extra longevity (when you battery inadvertently dies you don't buy a new phone or cripple it by opening it).
Dont bother who copy who the best thing is g5 is very unique phone in the world.
Spudly Mcgudly, 19 Feb 2016I can't help but feel this will be an epic fail for LG. Not because I don't like the concept, ... moreI agree. I was hell bent on getting a G5 until I saw the final design and the read the "ticker" confirmation. The ticker is a gimmick that wastes valuable space better spent on a bigger main display, not to mention the battery, CPU, and RAM it's going to waste.
LG trying hard to survive in the presence of Apple n Samsung
Assefa, 19 Feb 2016sigh, the innovation is not the removable battery its the modular capabilities of the slot som... moreJust finished reading the article again, the report is clearly about the removable battery, the others are rumors and speculation. And to me, removable battery is not innovation.
I have a feeling this magic slot will be a collab with Nintendo gaming on mobile phones! (G5 only) in addition to all other stuff being made for it (audio etc..)
I can't help but feel this will be an epic fail for LG. Not because I don't like the concept, I really love it and I think it's a very brave move to try and stand out. And if the implementation is right it could add some serious usefulness to a minority of users. However, when I'm shelling out so much for a flagship phone I want it to be damn near perfect, not some science experiment in progress. If they'd introduced this to a mid range phone where it wouldn't matter so much if that science project fails I think people would be more inclined to take a gamble, but people don't like taking risks when they're parting with so much cash.. They want something that looks cool, does everything fast and with a certain style. In my opinion this is not it. The back of the phone is ugly, the screen is smaller than last years (the G4 had a much bigger screen without looking barely bigger than its rivals) and while looking great as a concept this expansion slot is mostly going to appeal to a small minority and not the mass market LG is supposed to be trying to chase.
Time will tell I suppose..
ifedith, 19 Feb 2016I don't understand what innovation you guys are talking about, so removable battery is now inn... moresigh, the innovation is not the removable battery its the modular capabilities of the slot something thats only been in concept but is now a living example, did you read the article?
I don't understand what innovation you guys are talking about, so removable battery is now innovation. Wow... Phones have truly reached its plateau.
KING, 19 Feb 2016Samsung S4 Zoom.Lol. It does have same concept. S4 Zoom sliding battery is nice too. But they didn't do it with other model. It was too thick to implement back then. The idea is to make thinner phone with sliding battery. Anyway, LG unintentionally copied S4 Zoom. But, still G5 is better.
lk.123, 19 Feb 2016samsung is going to introduce galaxy slot next.not a chance.
apple will patent it first,
claimed it as their innovation, and sue everyone else.
I love the competition, the innovation, Sammy and LG bring for us, just hoping the price will be affordable for most of the people.
Not an innnovation. Idea is stolen from HTC. http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_salsa-pictures-3786.php
ifyeez, 19 Feb 2016You totally killed Sammy boiz. I can't stop laughing.that's what aijphoney users try to do