View Poll Results: Should the next LG V30 feature a removable battery?

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  • Yes! If not, I might leave LG...

    23 57.50%
  • No, I don't need removeable batteries.. Would rather have wireless charging & water-resistance.

    9 22.50%
  • I don't really care. Either is fine.

    8 20.00%
08-25-2017 12:00 AM
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  1. flyingkytez's Avatar
    The G6 went boring.

    The V30 should continue the crazy. I'm all for this prototype.
    Well let's hope it doesn't turn out whacky and crazy like the G5's modular design. The only thing I liked about the G5 was the removable battery and dual camera, everything else was pointless.
    06-02-2017 02:26 PM
  2. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Biggest thing is the usage. First thing that comes to mind though, "Without the second screen, look. A phone that doesn't have ANY bezel on the bottom. That's neat."
    True. I actually don't want it to be COMPLETELY bezelless. It becomes difficult to type and hold. The S8 Plus is difficult to use comfortably.
    06-02-2017 02:27 PM
  3. Ry's Avatar
    Well let's hope it doesn't turn out whacky and crazy like the G5's modular design. The only thing I liked about the G5 was the removable battery and dual camera, everything else was pointless.
    I hope it's crazier.

    If you don't like the crazy, LG would still have the G6.
    06-02-2017 02:39 PM
  4. recDNA's Avatar
    If enough of us at this forum could agree, hopefully they will drop this silly prototype. But who knows, maybe they'll pull it off? I wouldn't risk it, they already took the risk with the G5. The idea is good but is it practical?
    They're not listening to us.
    06-02-2017 09:37 PM
  5. recDNA's Avatar
    True. I actually don't want it to be COMPLETELY bezelless. It becomes difficult to type and hold. The S8 Plus is difficult to use comfortably.
    I'd take an Apple or Pixel sized bezel to get dual front facing stereo speakers.
    06-02-2017 09:38 PM
  6. neoberry99's Avatar
    I'm all for it
    06-09-2017 02:38 AM
  7. flyingkytez's Avatar
    This is not 2005, we've moved on from siding phones. Are they trying to compete with Samsung's folding phone? I don't want a thick phone with unnecessary features.
    06-09-2017 08:57 PM
  8. neoberry99's Avatar
    This is not 2005, we've moved on from siding phones. Are they trying to compete with Samsung's folding phone? I don't want a thick phone with unnecessary features.
    True but slabs are so boring
    06-10-2017 09:01 AM
  9. jlost's Avatar
    Oh it slides up. Haha that's a cool feature but who knows. LG has some of the best imagination when developing products.
    06-11-2017 09:41 AM
  10. jlost's Avatar
    This would never happen. Too many good things
    06-11-2017 09:44 AM
  11. recDNA's Avatar
    I definitely would not buy a V30 with a slider.
    06-11-2017 04:04 PM
  12. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    If true or remotely true, then we will never see another new phone with removable battery again.
    Many low end and mid range phones still get removable batteries. Premium market seems to prefer form over function.
    recDNA likes this.
    06-11-2017 04:55 PM
  13. Kayza's Avatar
    Many low end and mid range phones still get removable batteries. Premium market seems to prefer form over function.
    Not necessarily form over function - I don't think too many low end phones are dust and water proof. For a lot of people that's functionality.
    06-11-2017 05:04 PM
  14. shadavis08's Avatar
    V30 will be a bezeless phone if it has a slide out second screen. If they add in a removable battery I'll consider it.
    06-14-2017 09:41 PM
  15. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Here's the problem I have with LG caving in to the Samsung and Apple fans just to try to draw them away from those phones.

    With the current battery technology, to get meaningful battery life like the Apple phones do, it has to be optimized just like the iPhone, and that means killing Android to do this.

    Secondly to go with the Samsung model, LG has to kill one of the main features of of the V line and loose the removable battery.

    While all of the tech writers and reviewers wet their collective pants over curved screens and glass backed phones, we who use the V line, know full well that this is something that we do not want or need.

    We want to keep our phones longer and not be chained to the charging cord, or pad. Sure I would love to not worry about having to charge my phone while using it heavily in 8 hours, but that's not the reality of life. Since all batteries degrade with usage, being able to replace it in a few seconds is one of the best things that is available to anyone using these phones. You don't have to make the phone big and bulky, nor do you have to send it in to do this.

    I get so damn mad every time I see or hear someone praising the "modern design" of these types of phones, knowing full well that they are promoting taking away features many of us hold dear to our hearts.

    Most people are going to use some type of case to prevent their phones from damage, but with a glass backed phone with curved screens it is mandatory to do this if they hope to keep their phones safe from any drops.

    LG could make the V line a real replacement for the Note series if they wanted to, and could do it without having to resort to trying to look like a Samsung phone. They could offer everything a power user wants and then some, by having a removable battery, waterproofing, headphone jack, the best cameras, speakers and all the other goodies available along with a perfectly flat screen and removable back.

    No... It won't be a pretty and as sleek as a Galaxy iPhone.. It doesn't have to be... They have the G series to do this with.

    LG administration needs to grow up and make a great workhorse of a phone that will do everything and last, instead of just trying to be a clone of the other guys. They almost hit it out of the park with the v20 and tried to sway the dissatisfied Note 4 users with the v10... One would think that the v30 could do what both the previous models should have... But they are going to have to include a pen if they are ever going to be able to get Note users to even look at them, not a slide out keyboard. Then they are going to have to make timely updates to the phones, and really advertise them, just like the other guys and make damn sure they don't boot loop. They also have to be extremely aggressive with any carrier or store like Best Buy to ensure they have the space and presence along with the accessories to sell.

    This is the only way they can gain meaningful market share. They have to spend money to make more money...

    Mac
    06-16-2017 01:57 PM
  16. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Oh it slides up. Haha that's a cool feature but who knows. LG has some of the best imagination when developing products.
    Honestly trying to compete with the Galaxy folding phone. If it's a thicker phone, then no way am I getting a fat phone that folds. Common guys knock it off! Get serious now. We need impressive flagships, not experiments.
    06-17-2017 05:12 PM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    Wow! That is one beautiful-looking device!
    06-19-2017 08:50 AM
  18. flyingkytez's Avatar
    They might abandon that slide out screen design and play it safe. It looks like the G6 and S8 combined. Looks like the removable battery is gone for good. Specs look very good however. I'm seeing two color options: silver and black/red. Expected to release earlier than usual. What do you think? Are you going to get the V30 now?

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    06-19-2017 04:46 PM
  19. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Looks pretty slick.
    06-19-2017 04:56 PM
  20. Infiniti14's Avatar
    I think it looks good. I don't know if I will upgrade to the V30, but that type of design wouldn't turn me off.
    frope01 likes this.
    06-19-2017 05:01 PM
  21. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Nope. No removable battery, no sale. Glass backed phone.. No sale.. I'll be damned if I kow-tow to these companies anymore.

    Mac
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    06-19-2017 05:11 PM
  22. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Nope. No removable battery, no sale. Glass backed phone.. No sale.. I'll be damned if I kow-tow to these companies anymore.

    Mac
    Looks great but other than that....no dice until I see what's under the hood and it may not be enough to go to a glass phone that I would just end putting in a case. Putting it in case is just pointless if you buy it for looks. Maybe they should just make glass cases for rugged phones....lol
    flyingkytez likes this.
    06-19-2017 05:18 PM
  23. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Just remember, everyone thought the V20 wouldn't have a removable battery due to the renders, right up until around the official announcement.

    But still, I doubt I'll get it as long as my V20 keeps chugging along. I stool suspect tree V30 will remove other features I'd want.
    06-19-2017 05:21 PM
  24. flyingkytez's Avatar
    If it doesn't have a removable battery and is made of all glass, it's a goodbye to LG. Going to get a One Plus, Huawei, or ZTE. There's still a market for rugged and durable phones, reason why I was attracted to the V series was because of its durability. Not trying to spend $900 on an all glass phone. I'll probably look else where and keep my V20 for a long time.
    06-19-2017 05:27 PM
  25. GSDer's Avatar
    Maybe they should just make glass cases for rugged phones....lol
    Heh heh - you should be in marketing!

    On a serious note, I have yet to find a clear case & holster combination (I just prefer holster placement/ease of access) so that I can at least enjoy the look of my phone. As you say, all we do is cover up these beautiful phones or take our chances on breaking them.

    I'd be more interested in a V20 than this design. If I wanted a current design I'd go with a OnePlus 5 (at least, if they finally make one that is certified on Verizon) to save on cost - these flagships are getting pricey.
    06-19-2017 05:31 PM
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