Alien , 08 Dec 2016Well, Sony Ericsson was 2nd. I'm not sure Casio still makes phones. And they never were a know... moreI would ditch swappable batteries for water resistance too. And a lot of companies didn't provide water resistance phones until around 2014 when the Z3 was out, before that it was seen as a gimmick or a novelty feature that set Sony phones apart from the rest of the Android phones out there, now it's more mainstream and highly sought after which kinda explains why LG finally decided to go this route too.
squareny, 07 Dec 2016Sony fans don't care they keep repeating in ad nauseam that their brand was the first. Well, Sony Ericsson was 2nd. I'm not sure Casio still makes phones. And they never were a known phone brand.
So they are 90% right.
Either way, Sony is the one to thank to for waterproof phones. If they wouldn't have done them, no other brand would have that feature now - everyone is copying everyone nowadays.
I don't care who copied who as long as they make it right.
LG and HTC lost a LOT for not implementing that feature earlier.
I'd ditch removable battery for waterproof in a heartbeat.
Alien , 06 Dec 2016Time to educate the masses: The History of the first WATERPROOF phones: http://www.hoista.... moreSony fans don't care they keep repeating in ad nauseam that their brand was the first.
Anonymous, 06 Dec 2016LG also don't have a lot to prove unlike Samsung. They'll be pulling out all the stops whereas... moreThey do have a lot to prove but they only need to improve the S7 a little to win back hearts and minds whereas LG has to do lot more to win over the masses, so far their recent attempts have been lukewarm at best.
I still have the g2, only charge it once or rarely twice a day and it works great idk if i will upgrade to the g6 especially if they suck -,-
Anonymous, 05 Dec 2016The replaceable battery kept me to LG. Bye, bye LG...
Waterproofing is simply not worth it i... moremost places...but in some do.
plus, on other there are rain here and there...and it is enough that it catches you one time...or that you spill glass of something...
squareny, 06 Dec 2016LG is removing features, whereas Samsung is adding them like authentic surround sound from HK. LG also don't have a lot to prove unlike Samsung. They'll be pulling out all the stops whereas LG are just getting on the usual flagship setup train with the whole sealed, water resistant unit.
PavelD, 06 Dec 2016Bootloops after the first water-diving ;-)Bootloops after the first boot ;-)
Aww where are the #NoPleaseNotMyRemovableBattery people going to go now? No more "Looks like my next phone will be an LG." on Samsung posts now at least. Good riddance.
squareny, 06 Dec 2016Believe me nobody's checking out Sony outside of a few isolated markets, most uninformed users... moreTime to educate the masses:
The History of the first WATERPROOF phones:
2005 - Casio
2006 - Sony Ericsson followed by Nokia
2007 - Fujitsu
2008 - Sonim
2009 - Samsung
2010 - Motorola Defy - First Android Waterproof Smartphone
Read and weep you trolls! Your favorite brand wasn't first! :))
squareny, 06 Dec 2016Don't forget uglier interface and bootloops. Bootloops after the first water-diving ;-)
Alex, 05 Dec 2016Everybody is copying Sony regarding waterproofingBelieve me nobody's checking out Sony outside of a few isolated markets, most uninformed users think Samsung and Apple made the first water resistant phones lol
Matthew S, 05 Dec 2016Let's see if the G6 will be even better than the S8?????LG is removing features, whereas Samsung is adding them like authentic surround sound from HK.
"...sealed body and seamless design. While this might anger the removable battery fans," LOL say bye bye to removable batteries.
About a week ago there were rumors that LG G6 will have removable battery. (Unfortunately GSMArena didn't mention it.)
The original source is The Korea Herald.