I am onto 4th battery on my Note2 since October 2012. So, it wears out 1 battery/year (I am a very careful user, charge it at evening and turn off the phone while sleeping). As much as it is Li Ion battery, it will die in 1 year. We learnt this, enough is enough. If you try to use it 2 years, you will be addicted to power plugs or battery packs. I am totally dissappointed with this BS unremovable battery trend. I don't care about IP68. REMOVABLE BATTERY IS VERY IMPORTANT. Anybody still supporting unremovable batteries here are either OEM staff or change phones every year. I am hardly pushed towards LG G5.
kakouille, 29 Jun 2016Nobody cares about removable batteries,specially with the big batterie of the note 73600 mah big? Haha, say hello to my 10000 mah battery of my note 4.
God some of you have such low standards for $800 phones!
Samsung is clearly screwing the customer yet you are still defending her.
MHanz, 29 Jun 2016Since the days of SD 801 and chipsets as capable, the need for upgrades to hardware has been n... moreWell said. I agree. Very intelligently put. I have employed the buy handset outright for the last 5 years. The savings have been huge. I cant believe the payments some are making on some of the plans. Its enough rip off to buy phones several times over. My HTC A9 just looks even better than it already is.
Anonymous, 29 Jun 2016As much as i appreciate replaceable batteries, sometimes one just need to do something differe... moreSince the days of SD 801 and chipsets as capable, the need for upgrades to hardware has been near zero. The only reason people feel the need to upgrade is due to better cameras or some useless feature with a novelty that wears off in just matter of weeks, sometimes days. It's marketing and subliminal nonsense getting the better of people so when these thugs charge an arm and a leg to just change batteries because we cant get through their horrid glued BS it is the people's fault for encouraging this.
Sure some people don't even face that time to change batteries because they are so warped up in changing their phone every year or 2 years. Those people are total fools. The so called 24 month contract they get is not some sweet deal. The service providers are minting the costs of around 3 such phones that they give the customer at the start of their 24 month contracts. This is the reality of contract based flagship phone purchases. The plans aren't cheap and it costs the service provider peanuts for whatever dataplan and talk time offers they afford the customer. The profit margins are simply obscene. OEMs are also very happy with this situation because planned obsolescence is working out well with sheep lapping everything up as and when new stuff gets released. Let's look at these customers, surveys shows the vast majority of them are in huge debts with various credit companies. Companies have them sucked high and dry real good. The smart buyer gets the phone outright paying the cost in full and then goes onto get a cellular plan that is cheap, if costs go up just go with another one. Don't take up contracts just so you can get a flagship phone, you are not saving anything, it is not cheap, you are paying way more than you should in that 24 or whatever period of time the contract lasts.
iwan uzumaki, 29 Jun 2016IP certified... so can we use it to write with stylus underwater? But how can it be water resi... moreIf u think u could write down notes while having a diving session, hell no. Why on earth u need underwater writing?
MHanz, 29 Jun 2016You are obviously making up your own assumptions without having any experience in dealing with... moreAs much as i appreciate replaceable batteries, sometimes one just need to do something different to be profitable. I dunno what's wrong with these companies trying to be profitable. If we don't like it, then just don't buy it and if there's no need to upgrade every 2 years, don't. Some people buy on contract so it's way cheaper and therefore it doesn't mean much to them.
MHanz, 29 Jun 2016You != everybody
You are either sh|lling for Samsung or just not bright enough to realize w... moreChanging battery on a waterproof phone may have a chance that you've already compromised its waterproofing, even if you have got it done from the service centre. These waterproof phones are not meant to be open and then close for any reason. I dont see any screws on my Z5 and i reckon, if someday, there'd be a need to open it, the only way would be to break the seals from back by some sharp thing to insert inside then remove the back cover. And after that, i wont be getting it inside the water no matter what.
Also, why everyone cries like a baby when they see a phone with non-removable battery? i was using Xperia SP before the Z5 for a good 2.5 years or more and i abused its battery like anything, over charging and stuff like that but the battery is still going strong and giving 12-18 hrs on a single charge. Its not the non-removable battery, its the delusion in your mind. Please come out of it.
So is it 3600mah or 4000mah? You guys need to stop publishing conflicting specs.
20 hrs of video playback on full brightness of a single charge? The day this becomes true, i'll leave my phone, laptop, all of my gadgets, my city and will go and live in a cave.
Samsung, enough with mere talks.
Grey1213, 29 Jun 2016You say that, but if you had the sense to look at metal and glass phones, and then look at pla... moreYou are obviously making up your own assumptions without having any experience in dealing with OEMs on battery changes for non-user replaceable models. Even if it had premium or non-premium plastic bodies on them they are not going to give you replaceable batteries as long as people accept to get robbed by these OEMs. Vote with your wallet and see how these thieves tuck tail and get in line with proper models that have replaceable batteries.
If you are going to suggest metal based phones can't be made with replaceable batteries I have ~20+ industrial engineers waiting to laugh at your expense.
Julliard, 29 Jun 2016That would be stupid now isn't it. Why invent a phone with unremovable battery to milk out cus... moreIt's not stupid for Samsung because it is a lock-in so you either pay for the battery change or you sell the phone. Many companies are now getting smart on this thievery tactic and taking full advantage of it.
If you think companies are there with the best interests of the consumer you are seriously deluded.