With reference to the tweet by David Ruddock "the market" didn't have an option but to accept none removable batteries the manufacturers made that choice.
1 min battery swap if your busy with your phone and moving about over a 15 minute plugin where there are no wall sockets, I know which one I choose, and portable battery chargers are cumbersome and inconvenient for the battery size of the modern smartphone.
NO!!! No glass LG, plastic and metal only please. The tempered glass back of my Nexus 4 shattered on it's own due to fluctuation in temperature after I walked inside, and LG fixed it gratis, admitting fault. And a month ago I dropped my Galaxy S7 and the glass back shattered. Why use a fragile material in a device that by it's nature is going to be subject to daily abuse? BTW the G5 is superb if you ignore the friends modules. Wide angle lens and rear finger print reader alone make it worthwhile.
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2016No removable battery, no buy. Will be holding onto this G5 for years, sadly.When there's technology with which you can charge phone upto 80% in 15 minutes why do you need a swappable one