08-09-2016 01:03 AM
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  1. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I left the house at noon today and used my phone on GPS on my car running on battery. After 45 minutes hoped to my brothers car and used my phone again to navigate and couldn't plug in. We drove for about an hour and a half to our fishing charter. Battery lasted most of the trip from 3:30 to 8:30. I swapped it out at 15 percent around 7:30 with about 20 percent left. Got home after using GPS all the way and ended up with 55 percent left. I don't care how big a battery you have in a phone you can't beat having two 2800 batteries. I actually carry a third one but have yet to need more than two and have never depleted the second one. Of course I plug in when I can but sometimes its great to know I've got plenty of backup

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    07-31-2016 12:03 AM
  2. disney4life2005's Avatar
    The interchangeable Battery and the Cameras make this phone a contender. Water resistance wound have been great but A Life Proof case fixes that.
    07-31-2016 12:51 AM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The interchangeable Battery and the Cameras make this phone a contender. Water resistance wound have been great but A Life Proof case fixes that.
    That case is expensive.... Is it easy to remove to swap out batteries?

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    07-31-2016 01:02 AM
  4. disney4life2005's Avatar
    That case is expensive.... Is it easy to remove to swap out batteries?

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    Only would use that case on beach trips or to the water parks. The phone easily last the few hours needed for that. Daily routines my cases are from Amazon for about 13 bucks..and haven't had a problem
    07-31-2016 07:36 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Just depends from person to person. In your case it worked out well -- I rarely ever run into a situation where I am not able to charge or have enough life.
    07-31-2016 01:36 PM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Just depends from person to person. In your case it worked out well -- I rarely ever run into a situation where I am not able to charge or have enough life.
    Well sometimes when several family members are in your car or you are someone's car and all charging ports are in use you need to run off battery. Also its nice when you are using it as a mounted GPS to run off battery without being tethered to a power supply. I can think of lots of reasons a removable battery is very convenient to have. I hated when I lost that capability on my last two Moto phones. I definitely noticed the battery degradation over time. Great to be able to simply replace the battery when it loses Its capacity.

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    07-31-2016 03:25 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    Well sometimes when several family members are in your car or you are someone's car and all charging ports are in use you need to run off battery. Also its nice when you are using it as a mounted GPS to run off battery without being tethered to a power supply. I can think of lots of reasons a removable battery is very convenient to have. I hated when I lost that capability on my last two Moto phones. I definitely noticed the battery degradation over time. Great to be able to simply replace the battery when it loses Its capacity.

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    I haven't / doubt I will run into a situation where we all need to charge that bad. As for using GPS and it charging -- that doesn't bother me either. Why would I care if a cord is going to the phone when it is mounted to the window for GPS purposes? The cord being there has no affect on anything I need it for.

    I replace my phones way too often to worry about the battery degrading that bad to the point of needing to replace. Again these are my needs and I am glad it works for you but it doesn't mean those who say they don't need it or wrong .. we all have different lives .
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    07-31-2016 05:02 PM
  8. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Completely agree! A user-replaceable battery is about freedom; freedom to use the phone as hard as you want knowing there's a fully charged spare (or spares if you so choose) always at the ready to get back to an immediate full charge again (I use this often where I'm out and about all day and take a spare battery along). Freedom to use and abuse a battery without worry for its longevity since it can be easily replaced at minimal cost (no built-in obsolescence!). Freedom to never have to connect the phone itself to a charging source leaving it always untethered free to be used anytime (without a cable or charging pack connected to it).

    I love all that freedom and why I consider a user-replaceable battery a must have feature!
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    07-31-2016 05:26 PM
  9. jek48's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more. No need to carry a cord and a spare charger, no need to make sure the charger is charged, no need to make sure the charger is connected to the phone while in my pocket, no need to worry that someone else has used up the charge on your spare charger first, and no need to make sure that there is a spare connection to use.

    I had a multi-week class with kids this past month. I'd bring my spare portable charger and various cords I've accumulated in case any of them needed it (and someone always would). It was always first come, first served on the charger and hope that it hadn't been drained already. I was fine as I had my spare battery tucked away in case I ever needed an instant 100% charge. I love the removable battery option.
    07-31-2016 05:46 PM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I haven't / doubt I will run into a situation where we all need to charge that bad. As for using GPS and it charging -- that doesn't bother me either. Why would I care if a cord is going to the phone when it is mounted to the window for GPS purposes? The cord being there has no affect on anything I need it for.

    I replace my phones way too often to worry about the battery degrading that bad to the point of needing to replace. Again these are my needs and I am glad it works for you but it doesn't mean those who say they don't need it or wrong .. we all have different lives .
    Having a replaceable battery has many positives and few negatives

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    07-31-2016 06:18 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Having a replaceable battery has many positives and few negatives

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    In your opinion, sure. I don't share your views on the positives since they don't mean that much to me.
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    07-31-2016 06:23 PM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    In your opinion, sure. I don't share your views on the positives since they don't mean that much to me.
    It doesn't matter if you don't agree, the positives still exist. If you don't need a removable battery you should choose a phone that suits you. Good luck with your choice.

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    07-31-2016 06:38 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    It doesn't matter if you don't agree, the positives still exist. If you don't need a removable battery you should choose a phone that suits you. Good luck with your choice.

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    Exactly. I was just commenting on what someone who disagrees thinks . You're welcome to believe they are better than sealed but that is why we have choices versus things like iPhones.
    07-31-2016 06:39 PM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Exactly. I was just commenting on what someone who disagrees thinks . You're welcome to believe they are better than sealed but that is why we have choices versus things like iPhones.
    That was the whole of me starting this thread.... I don't care what the non beleivers say.

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    07-31-2016 10:21 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    That was the whole of me starting this thread.... I don't care what the non beleivers say.

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    But the non believers are free to post their opinions just the same .
    07-31-2016 10:43 PM
  16. Aquila's Avatar
    I don't care what they say, having a removable battery actually turns me off on a phone. The opportunity cost is WAY too high and the problem a removable battery solves went away over 3 years ago.
    07-31-2016 10:44 PM
  17. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Personally, I think stuff like removable batteries and quick charging should complement and support good battery life.

    I don't think they're a good excuse for average to poor battery life.
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    07-31-2016 10:45 PM
  18. Aquila's Avatar
    Personally, I think stuff like removable batteries and quick charging should complement and support good battery life.

    I don't think they're a good excuse for average to poor battery life.
    Absolutely correct
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    07-31-2016 10:49 PM
  19. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Up until I had a G4 I haven't run a phone with a removable battery since the S3. I didn't miss it. My particular use case isn't so heavy that a removable battery is a main feature I look for in a device.
    07-31-2016 11:14 PM
  20. dpham00's Avatar
    There are times when I miss it, but I prioritize it lower on my list.
    07-31-2016 11:18 PM
  21. Rich215's Avatar
    For many.......some that are selling....or some that are buying a used phone...................

    Having the ability to purchase a heavily discounted phone that is still close to par for todays tech level.......the ability to get last years top shelf tech for cheap...then having the ability to use it with a new battery is awesome. So many phones that have non-removable batteries are not options in this scenario.

    So having a phone with removable batteries does have the effect of having a higher resell value in this day and age of top end tech changing so rapidly. So for those of us that buy their phones like this and save tons of $.....I highly value a removable battery for many reasons.
    08-01-2016 09:49 AM
  22. sydneycooper1979's Avatar
    For many.......some that are selling....or some that are buying a used phone...................

    Having the ability to purchase a heavily discounted phone that is still close to par for todays tech level.......the ability to get last years top shelf tech for cheap...then having the ability to use it with a new battery is awesome. So many phones that have non-removable batteries are not options in this scenario.

    So having a phone with removable batteries does have the effect of having a higher resell value in this day and age of top end tech changing so rapidly. So for those of us that buy their phones like this and save tons of $.....I highly value a removable battery for many reasons.
    That's a really good point. I hadn't thought about that!
    08-01-2016 12:01 PM
  23. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I don't care what they say, having a removable battery actually turns me off on a phone. The opportunity cost is WAY too high and the problem a removable battery solves went away over 3 years ago.
    Removable batteries serve a purpose to those who take advantage of what they offer.
    If you change phones constantly, they are not for you.
    If you are able to charge as needed, they are not for you.

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    08-01-2016 12:50 PM
  24. Mike Dee's Avatar
    That was the whole point of me starting this thread.... I don't care what the non believers say.

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    08-01-2016 12:51 PM
  25. Aquila's Avatar
    Not applicable to LG, and I'm assuming the V20 will still have removable batteries, but Samsung just put the nail in their removable battery coffin: http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-note-7/706599-samsung-interview-ahead-note-7-launch.html
    08-01-2016 12:51 PM
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