There goes the last reason I may have considered the LG G6 as my next phone (i.e. the removable battery).
Basically LG is abandoning most of their exceptional features in order to bring a device which in no ways distinguishes from the others. A product for mass usage.
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2016It seems LG will do the same horrible mistake as Samsung did with S6. LG will misunderstand th... moreIts a good thing too. Mobile store will stop selling these batteries which usually expired within a few years. If they have too many unsold stock then they would suffer from profit loss. This would only increase e-waste every year. With unremovable battery they only need to preorder a few of it only for specific repairing purposes. More economic this way. If you work at a phone store you will understand. Do you know how much waste Nokia basic phones produce every year back then? All the old models, the plastic covering, casing, and then when that company go down, no one buys it anymore. All the batteries and extra parts are thrown away in a big bundle. We are trying to prevent that from happening. Open your eyes to see the bigger picture.
Matthew S, 08 Dec 2016Well, it is 100% sure that it is a lot lot more better to have a removable battery than not! F... moreI'm sorry but I have to disagree, I am a note user and the tactile finish off the leather like back is far better than any other phone I have come across and I repair phones I have had more new glass backed come through my hands than anything else, "the glass has Broken on the back of my phone can you fix it" from people who treat them with kid gloves to front pocket keys n change scratched monsters. Glass is ridiculous material to make such an everyday piece of technology out of. I apologise if this offends you but I can only comment on what I know.
Hmm not so bad..its still better that upcoming s8 that copying apple and sony
The headphone jack, is enough for me to stick with the LG G6 and keep my high-end headphones which worth about $300 Samsung retarded want us to trash them wtf is wrong with them?
It seems LG will do the same horrible mistake as Samsung did with S6. LG will misunderstand the failure of G5 (the same way as Samsung misunderstood the low sales of S5). They will think that the reason of the hate towards G5 is that it has removable battery, so they will change the design to a unibody phone, so the primitive, brain dead consumers will feel it as "premium" design (the same way as Samsung changed the design with S6 to a much worse).
But in fact, it's nothing to do with that the battery is removable. The reason why G5 is a big fail is that LG changed the design of their flagship phones to much worse than G4-V10. G5 has ugly back (that looks like a face, and it annoys people), non-removable back, fragile camera glass (same as V20, LG used a big single piece of glass instead of individual small glass pieces for each camera, that's why it's fragile), useless modules, they removed many software features (app drawer, multi-window/splitscreen view, qslide, manual video controls ...) etc.
I hope I'm wrong, but I think LG V20 is the world's last phone forever that has removable battery. Damn, people are too brain dead to consider the removable battery as an important thing, so the manufacturers don't care.
Please LG, use removable battery in G6!
To anyone who wants LG to keep removable battery,I suggest you email them and tell them you won't buy their next flagship if it doesn't have swappable battery,the only thing these firms have to guide them in what to build is what is already selling in the market,if someone at LG wants to keep the swappable battery,give them some evidence in the shape of emails,it's no good just whingeing on a few blog sites,firms don't read them,where as emails are read and sometimes even acted on..
Try it and see,if you have the time to whinge on blogs,you have the time to email LG..
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2016Defender of removable battery. Lol. Even Xiaomi latest cheapest offering, Redmi 4A have non re... moreAre you trying to say sealed battery is better? What is bothering you if you know your battery is user replaceable?
Matthew S, 08 Dec 2016Well, it is 100% sure that it is a lot lot more better to have a removable battery than not! F... moreStrategy for extra profit? So, tell me then. What kind of phone these manufacturer are using? They still using removable battery phone themselves while selling us this non removable battery phones? No. They too buy these phone just like us. Are they fooling themselves?
Ali Chiddy, 08 Dec 2016That's 15 minutes you're connecting the mobile to "charge" the internal battery instead of 1 m... moreDefender of removable battery. Lol. Even Xiaomi latest cheapest offering, Redmi 4A have non removable battery and metal back panel at $80 something. You expect flagship to offer any less? Shame on flagship that still offering flimsy removable battery.
iDiots, so even the last mobile phone maker (LG) is dead to me, bye
I would prefer removable battery, V20 got it right and working?! I would love to see something like V20, if they don´t sell V20 in europe(what is wrong with you LG?) I am looking for a phone, I was thinking Note 7, then I spotted V20. No go for both of them. There are absolutely no good alternative right now. I am currently a galaxy Note 2 user, I can´t get a smaller display from here on. Why can´t any company see a void in european market, we have no good 5.5+ inch phone right now! And pleasy don´t try to bring V34 as a V20s. I am sure they won´t bring G6 with V20´s qualities, it will be smaller and will lack V20´s great camera features.
So LG is going to remove one feature that makes them unique from others. Hey, keeping the headphone jack won't make a non-removable battery acceptable
mmj321, 08 Dec 2016When there's technology with which you can charge phone upto 80% in 15 minutes why do you need... moreBecause swapping one doesn't even take 1 minute to do so, in fact not even 30 seconds. Nothing changes that fact
Well, it is 100% sure that it is a lot lot more better to have a removable battery than not! For an entire list of different good reasons, and one must be stupid or I don't know what? To say the contrary, right. But the point is mostly because UNTIL NOW it seems that you can't have a removable better and a true premium quality body at the same time (unfortunately), so you (customers ) are forced to choose between the two options, mostly that's the point. Moreover, it is a marketing (extra profit ) strategy, unfortunately started mostly by Apple (iPhone), and this is not an iPhone vs Android users, it is simply the real truth. And eventually almost all the companies followed Apple strategy for extra profit, obviously because it is better for them, but absolutely against all of us customers. So basically that's the story, but obviously let's hope that this will change in the not too far future? ! But for now that's the trend/ norm (unfortunately), so in a way we have to accept it, right? Because we have to choose between removable battery or better build quality (again, unfortunately ).
mmj321, 08 Dec 2016When there's technology with which you can charge phone upto 80% in 15 minutes why do you need... moreThat's 15 minutes you're connecting the mobile to "charge" the internal battery instead of 1 minute to replace it for %100, nothing is better than being able to swap the battery, I'm a Note 4 user and am willing to go for the LG V20 for the removable battery and IR blaster, but the future won't be good if LG stops the removable battery option as well, LG was the only option for the likes of me.
It's just what peoples priority is for owning a phone, my priority is this with IR Blaster, but in the future it will surely change when there won't be these options anymore, smh.