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  1. tsarcams's Avatar
    I just went in to Tmo to ask about the tentative G6 release date and the sales rep confirmed that the battery will be non-removable. Apparently Tmo already has test units is some stores. It may change between now and the official release, but it looks like LG has finally bitten the bullet on batteries.
    02-18-2017 03:43 PM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    Alas, they all follow that trend these days sadly. In the race to make devices everything proof and credit card thin, they sacrifice function over form.. Give me fat phones with removable battery any day over these delicate, wafer thin bits of glass.... Blech
    tsarcams and Wiley_11 like this.
    02-18-2017 11:17 PM
  3. -Myk-'s Avatar
    Never had an issue with the non-removable battery with the Turbo, Turbo2, or Nexus 6. I honestly think this is a non-issue at this point.
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    02-19-2017 11:21 AM
  4. tsarcams's Avatar
    I've had nothing but issues with non-removable batteries so it's definitely an issue for me.
    02-19-2017 03:17 PM
  5. Chris Dontworryaboutit's Avatar
    What do people do that keeps you away from an outlet or a car charger for so long? These things charge so much in such a short time now, I don't see the point.
    02-19-2017 03:56 PM
  6. tsarcams's Avatar
    What do people do that keeps you away from an outlet or a car charger for so long? These things charge so much in such a short time now, I don't see the point.
    it has very little to do with charging actually
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    02-19-2017 04:12 PM
  7. -Myk-'s Avatar
    Can you be anymore vague about what the issue might be then?
    02-19-2017 04:16 PM
  8. tsarcams's Avatar
    Can you be anymore vague about what the issue might be then?
    yes.
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    02-19-2017 04:53 PM
  9. Chris Dontworryaboutit's Avatar
    So basically just whining then.
    02-19-2017 05:13 PM
  10. -Myk-'s Avatar
    Looks like and smells like a troll......must be a troll.
    02-19-2017 06:47 PM
  11. tsarcams's Avatar
    Looks like and smells like a troll......must be a troll.
    no, you asked if i could be any more vague and I answered the question. i had nonstop issues with my nexus 5 freezing & resetting itself, and i had to remove the sim card every time, forcing the time & date to reset, because I couldn't take out the battery. i had issues with my Samsung notes overheating and freezing, and I couldn't take the batteries out so i had to wait for them to heat up enough for the phone turn itself off. i had a note 7 for a day before it was recalled and it overheated and shut down with a safety warning. so yeah, i don't like or trust non-removable batteries. my experiences with them have sucked. it's an opinion, but everything is subjective when it comes to tech preferences.
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    02-19-2017 08:33 PM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    no, you asked if i could be any more vague and I answered the question. i had nonstop issues with my nexus 5 freezing & resetting itself, and i had to remove the sim card every time, forcing the time & date to reset, because I couldn't take out the battery. i had issues with my Samsung notes overheating and freezing, and I couldn't take the batteries out so i had to wait for them to heat up enough for the phone turn itself off. i had a note 7 for a day before it was recalled and it overheated and shut down with a safety warning. so yeah, i don't like or trust non-removable batteries. my experiences with them have sucked. it's an opinion, but everything is subjective when it comes to tech preferences.
    Pay them no mind....
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    02-20-2017 08:37 AM
  13. kramer5150's Avatar
    As a fan of removable batteries I knew this day would be coming.

    I do not like carrying around a battery bank and USB cable. Most of the time my V10 can pretty easily make it through the day, but there are 2 weekends every month and sometimes more when it can't and I am no where near anything that can re-charge it. I am a volunteer boyscout leader, and I use my phone as my primary camera for 4K video as well as high res pictures. Last thing I need is a USB-charge cable dangling around and getting caught on branches and rocks when we are out on an adventure. I've tried it and its cumbersome to say the least, in the worst case its a distraction from what I am doing and can be unsafe if I take my mind off the current scenario. Its better, safer and less distracting to take a break, 2-3 minutes and swap the battery.
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    02-20-2017 12:01 PM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    As a fan of removable batteries I knew this day would be coming.

    I do not like carrying around a battery bank and USB cable. Most of the time my V10 can pretty easily make it through the day, but there are 2 weekends every month and sometimes more when it can't and I am no where near anything that can re-charge it. I am a volunteer boyscout leader, and I use my phone as my primary camera for 4K video as well as high res pictures. Last thing I need is a USB-charge cable dangling around and getting caught on branches and rocks when we are out on an adventure. I've tried it and its cumbersome to say the least, in the worst case its a distraction from what I am doing and can be unsafe if I take my mind off the current scenario. Its better, safer and less distracting to take a break, 2-3 minutes and swap the battery.
    Exactly.... But some people will still call you a whiner because you like removable.
    02-20-2017 12:07 PM
  15. tsarcams's Avatar
    As a fan of removable batteries I knew this day would be coming.

    I do not like carrying around a battery bank and USB cable. Most of the time my V10 can pretty easily make it through the day, but there are 2 weekends every month and sometimes more when it can't and I am no where near anything that can re-charge it. I am a volunteer boyscout leader, and I use my phone as my primary camera for 4K video as well as high res pictures. Last thing I need is a USB-charge cable dangling around and getting caught on branches and rocks when we are out on an adventure. I've tried it and its cumbersome to say the least, in the worst case its a distraction from what I am doing and can be unsafe if I take my mind off the current scenario. Its better, safer and less distracting to take a break, 2-3 minutes and swap the battery.
    I'm a teacher in a public school and a dangling usb cord hanging out of my pocket is practically an invitation for my kids to pull on it, break or steal my phone, or just run off with it. unfortunately, i need my phone on me at all times because of where I teach, so leaving it out to charge is not a option, never mind that it's just bad form to give that kind of temptation. there are so many reasons why a non-removable battery is preferable.
    02-20-2017 01:30 PM
  16. kramer5150's Avatar
    The real issue here is CHOICE.

    In 18-24 months when a battery exhausts its lifespan you have CHOICES with a removable design. Just as we have choices today, whether to carry a battery bank or carry reload-able cells. With a V10 I have multiple choices at my disposal... Qi wireless charging, 9V quick charge, 5V slow charge, or even a powerbear / zerolemon FAT-batt upgrade.

    Human beings are creatures of habit. Change and having to make decided choices generally makes them uncomfortable. Having too many choices can result in a form of option paralysis. Thats just the human psychology of the individual... some people are just more comfortable being told what to do, rather than choosing what to do. Of course... a large percentage just have no preference, and thats OK too.

    Just my .02
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    02-20-2017 02:27 PM
  17. Aquila's Avatar
    Alas, they all follow that trend these days sadly.
    I wouldn't say, "sadly". I'd say "and it's about time".

    Looks like and smells like a troll......must be a troll.
    That's not nice. Lots of people are upset about features that they use and depend upon that are going away. For some of them, either they aren't aware of better solutions or those other solutions aren't practical for their current use case. Could they learn to get by otherwise? Sure. But not everyone is excited to do that and some are quite the opposite. I wouldn't consider it whining or trolling just to state that a person prefers one thing over another.
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    02-20-2017 02:46 PM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I wouldn't say, "sadly". I'd say "and it's about time".



    That's not nice. Lots of people are upset about features that they use and depend upon that are going away. For some of them, either they aren't aware of better solutions or those other solutions aren't practical for their current use case. Could they learn to get by otherwise? Sure. But not everyone is excited to do that and some are quite the opposite. I wouldn't consider it whining or trolling just to state that a person prefers one thing over another.
    Agreed.... Don't know why people are so quick to put down other people's preferences.
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    02-20-2017 05:19 PM
  19. MittenSportsFan's Avatar
    My V10 is in constant use with multiple apps using GPS and the screen on almost 100% of the time so it eats batteries.
    I have 3 batteries and two chargers.
    One charger in car, one at home.
    I switch batteries whenever I get to 15%.
    The batteries that is in the phone is only at a place to be charged when I am asleep.
    No enclosed battery would last a full 12-16 hours with GPS and 100% screen on.
    I have to have rapid exchange batteries.
    02-21-2017 07:36 AM
  20. Mike Dee's Avatar
    My V10 is in constant use with multiple apps using GPS and the screen on almost 100% of the time so it eats batteries.
    I have 3 batteries and two chargers.
    One charger in car, one at home.
    I switch batteries whenever I get to 15%.
    The batteries that is in the phone is only at a place to be charged when I am asleep.
    No enclosed battery would last a full 12-16 hours with GPS and 100% screen on.
    I have to have rapid exchange batteries.
    I use my phone a lot.... Would need at least 6400 to get me back home without a charge.
    02-21-2017 08:43 AM
  21. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Well, you guys can always get the V20. You can change the battery life out and don't have to worry about replacing it for a while since planned obsolescence will be difficult with that.
    02-22-2017 05:47 PM
  22. tsarcams's Avatar
    Well, you guys can always get the V20. You can change the battery life out and don't have to worry about replacing it for a while since planned obsolescence will be difficult with that.
    Already have a V20, but since I have JOD with Tmo, I like to upgrade as often as possible (usually 2-3x a year). I may just go with a Note 8 until the V30 rolls out though, because the G6 doesn't seem like much of an improvement spec wise.
    02-22-2017 08:04 PM
  23. Aquila's Avatar
    Sounds like the V30 will come out within a month or so of the Note 8, both looking at end of summer/early fall.
    02-22-2017 08:11 PM
  24. flyingkytez's Avatar
    LG G6 3300 mAh non removable but wireless charging vs LG V20 3200 mAh removable battery. Which is the smarter choice?

    The V20 of course. Give it 8 months and watch the battery performance go down.
    Carrtman and sswitzer like this.
    02-26-2017 03:37 PM
  25. Carrtman's Avatar
    LG G6 3300 mAh non removable but wireless charging vs LG V20 3200 mAh removable battery. Which is the smarter choice?

    The V20 of course. Give it 8 months and watch the battery performance go down.
    Agreed I'd rather have the V20 than the G6 so disappointed with them. Non removable battery is a no go
    02-26-2017 04:35 PM
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