1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    The Galexyphones and such, one can not change or remove battery!
    07-15-2020 05:19 AM
  2. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    We don't make phones.
    07-15-2020 05:43 AM
  3. hallux's Avatar
    Firstly - we don't make the phones.
    Second - the market as seen by the manufacturers dictated these changes. Want thinner phones? The battery needs to be built in so the hard plastic shell on removable batteries can be taken away. Want water resistance? The phone needs to stay sealed for best performance.

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    07-15-2020 06:42 AM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    Firstly - we don't make the phones.
    Second - the market as seen by the manufacturers dictated these changes. Want thinner phones? The battery needs to be built in so the hard plastic shell on removable batteries can be taken away. Want water resistance? The phone needs to stay sealed for best performance.

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    Didn't batteries have to be sealed with non-removable backs for things like wireless charging to work, as well?
    07-15-2020 07:54 AM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    The Galexyphones and such, one can not change or remove battery!
    Welcome to Android Central! If you are looking for a phone with a removable battery, this article from Android Central may be of use to you:

    https://www.androidcentral.com/best-...ovable-battery
    07-15-2020 07:56 AM
  6. hallux's Avatar
    Didn't batteries have to be sealed with non-removable backs for things like wireless charging to work, as well?
    Possibly.

    The new charging speeds may also have something to do with it. A battery connected to the charging circuit with soldered connections will charge more efficiently and can be charged at a higher rate than one that is removable and connects with sliding contacts.
    07-15-2020 08:05 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    It's a trend now OP all manufacturers following , I dont like sealed battery myself but nothing we can do about it .
    07-15-2020 10:34 AM
  8. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Didn't batteries have to be sealed with non-removable backs for things like wireless charging to work, as well?
    Wireless charging is based on magnetism. The amount of plastic between the charger and the phone's charging loop is not going to matter.
    07-15-2020 02:57 PM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Aren't we on the 4th year that Galaxy devices have had sealed batteries? At least on the flagship phones?
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    07-15-2020 03:01 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Aren't we on the 4th year that Galaxy devices have had sealed batteries? At least on the flagship phones?
    I believe since the s6 on
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    07-15-2020 03:03 PM
  11. me just saying's Avatar
    The Galexyphones and such, one can not change or remove battery!
    so you can have a dust and water proof phone. besides manufacturers needed some way to sell those power banks they were making :-)
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    07-15-2020 03:04 PM
  12. me just saying's Avatar
    Didn't batteries have to be sealed with non-removable backs for things like wireless charging to work, as well?
    nope, my note 3 was able to wireless charge because of a small battery attachment pad I added.
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    07-15-2020 03:06 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    nope, my note 3 was able to wireless charge because of a small battery attachment pad I added.
    The one you had between battery and the cover ?
    07-15-2020 03:10 PM
  14. me just saying's Avatar
    The one you had between battery and the cover ?
    yep
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    07-15-2020 03:11 PM
  15. antman451's Avatar
    I'd also submit it's so that phones are easier to track. I'd hazard a guess that there has been governmental pressure put on manufacturers.
    07-15-2020 03:13 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    yep
    Remember that
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    07-15-2020 03:14 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What year is this, 2014? Hard to believe there's still a debate about this.
    07-15-2020 06:27 PM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    What year is this, 2014? Hard to believe there's still a debate about this.
    2014 in phone years feels like eons ago... What phone was I even using? Either the Nexus 5 or LG G3... Times are a-changin'!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-16-2020 08:01 AM
  19. Mooncatt's Avatar
    What year is this, 2014? Hard to believe there's still a debate about this.
    Well, when manufacturers remove a useful, if not necessary feature, people will be upset for a long long time.
    07-16-2020 08:21 AM
  20. slybarman's Avatar
    I'd also submit it's so that phones are easier to track. I'd hazard a guess that there has been governmental pressure put on manufacturers.
    No question this was pushed by intelligence agencies.
    07-16-2020 08:29 AM
  21. Mike Dee's Avatar
    No question this was pushed by intelligence agencies.
    It's not a global conspiracy and intelligence agencies have no say in how an OEM designs their batteries.
    Laura Knotek and Morty2264 like this.
    07-16-2020 08:36 AM
  22. slybarman's Avatar
    Intelligence agencies have no say in the design of how an OEM designs their batteries.
    Uh huh. And the NSA has had no hand in writing code or chip design either.
    07-16-2020 08:39 AM
  23. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Uh huh. And the NSA has had no hand in writing code or chip design either.
    You have evidence of this?
    07-16-2020 08:42 AM
  24. the_boon's Avatar
    Well, when manufacturers remove a useful, if not necessary feature, people will be upset for a long long time.
    Especially when they claim it to be done in the name of "courage" like Apple with the 3.5 Jack.

    Then there's also rubbery/plastic backs which were lighter and far more durable than glass, as well as notification LEDs..

    So many good useful features were dropped, and often not replaced by something objectively better.

    Want water resistance? The phone needs to stay sealed for best performance.
    Samsung's recent XCover Pro has a removable battery and I'm sure they proudly market its water resistant feature.

    But yes a sealed design is probably better for that, naturally.
    07-16-2020 08:44 AM
  25. slybarman's Avatar
    You have evidence of this?
    The backdoors didn't plant themselves. Go back and re-read the snowden documents. "Smurf Suite" just for one. Snowden also said the NSA specifically asked Apple to build them a backdoor. Apple said no - not everyone said no.
    07-16-2020 09:51 AM
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