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  1. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Sorry, thought you were talking about carrying a charger around. That's an external battery or power pack in my dictionary, which I did mention in my post . It's all in the terminology haha. Sorry.
    10-23-2014 01:31 PM
  2. infinity12402's Avatar
    Sorry, thought you were talking about carrying a charger around. That's an external battery or power pack in my dictionary, which I did mention in my post . It's all in the terminology haha. Sorry.
    Well that's what I'm saying. So I don't see how it should be a deal breaker when there's ways to do it. I have a note 3 but I choose to use a power pack because it charges more than my phone. I don't think a removable batter should be a deal breaker. Maybe if you're big on removable memory, sure. There's really no work around for that. But not the battery.

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    10-23-2014 01:36 PM
  3. RealDogBoy's Avatar
    The OP makes a good point.

    I'd love to see more phones designed with removable batteries. It's not a deal-breaker for me but it's annoying that they build in something that will wear out and require some kind of surgery (see iFixIt.com -- which I intend to consult before making a buying decision).

    I love my Nexus 5 in spite of this shortcoming. I have a couple of external battery packs that I can bring along if I anticipate a tough day for the battery.

    Edit: I was referring to a thread about removable batteries -- that thread somehow got merged here.
    10-23-2014 01:39 PM
  4. flybub's Avatar
    I was referring to the OP's idea of putting a TouchWiz ROM on the Nexus 6 hardware.
    No TW on the nexus, wasn't the idea. Point of the thread was running a custom TW Rom on the Note. I like the idea of having an SD card with the note, unfortunately you lose the wireless charging of the nexus.

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    10-23-2014 01:45 PM
  5. Robbie317's Avatar
    It does support quick charging. Also, it will come with the Moto turbo charger in the box. No need to purchase it separately like the Moto X owners need to do.

    Sent from my LG G3
    This is the fine print on the "Turbo Charger"

    ** Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses.

    first off what is "Substantially depleted" and from reading more on it they say if you are at say 50% the turbo charging feature doesn't kick in and it charges at normal rate..... If you have to wait for your battery to be below say 10% for the turbo charging feature to kick in that would kind of stink..
    10-23-2014 02:03 PM
  6. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    With a rated output at 1A, this would charge the device but, assuming it prefers a larger draw like other Nexus devices, not terribly fast. There are other similar models that provide 2A+.
    10-23-2014 02:21 PM
  7. Scott7217's Avatar
    I have a note 3 but I choose to use a power pack because it charges more than my phone.
    Given that the removable battery on your Samsung Note 3 does not bother you, I would predict that a removable battery on a Nexus 6 would not bother you either.

    You still have the option to use an external power pack if you want, and people who prefer a removable battery can swap it out if they want to. It's good to give people more choices.
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    10-23-2014 02:22 PM
  8. infinity12402's Avatar
    With a rated output at 1A, this would charge the device but, assuming it prefers a larger draw like other Nexus devices, not terribly fast. There are other similar models that provide 2A+.
    Well I was just giving the smallest example I could find. I got a larger, and faster one than that.

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    10-23-2014 02:23 PM
  9. infinity12402's Avatar
    Given that the removable battery on your Samsung Note 3 does not bother you, I would predict that a removable battery on a Nexus 6 would not bother you either.

    You still have the option to use an external power pack if you want, and people who prefer a removable battery can swap it out if they want to. It's good to give people more choices.
    Sure choices are great. But I don't think you should completely dismiss a phone over a removable battery. Especially when there's other choices to fix it.

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    10-23-2014 02:24 PM
  10. Scott7217's Avatar
    Sure choices are great. But I don't think you should completely dismiss a phone over a removable battery. Especially when there's other choices to fix it.
    We agree that choices are great. Can we also agree that the lack of choice is not so great?

    Whether people want to dismiss a phone over a particular feature (or lack thereof) is up to them. We can certainly offer alternatives, but they are free to reject those as well.

    Put it this way. I see plenty of forum posts where people complain about non-removable batteries being a dealbreaker. I don't see any posts where people complain about removable batteries to a point where they won't buy a phone.
    10-23-2014 02:37 PM
  11. Benjamin_NYC's Avatar
    This is the fine print on the "Turbo Charger"

    ** Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses.

    first off what is "Substantially depleted" and from reading more on it they say if you are at say 50% the turbo charging feature doesn't kick in and it charges at normal rate..... If you have to wait for your battery to be below say 10% for the turbo charging feature to kick in that would kind of stink..
    It's pretty fast when the battery is below 50% and supper fast when battery is below 20-30%. Doesn't need to be 10%

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    10-23-2014 02:41 PM
  12. ScottMGS's Avatar
    No TW on the nexus, wasn't the idea. Point of the thread was running a custom TW Rom on the Note. I like the idea of having an SD card with the note, unfortunately you lose the wireless charging of the nexus.

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    Hunh. Somehow I misread this: "So a custom Touchwiz Rom over a stock android on the Nexus 6?" I thought "over" meant rooting and loading TouchWiz on top of stock Android on the Nexus 6. Ah, the flexibility of English!
    10-23-2014 03:41 PM
  13. coreyacole's Avatar
    I used to feel exactly like this, but here's why I will have a Nexus 6 or any phone that I get next will have an internal battery...

    My phone was stolen by a frustrated student. I was able to immediately ping it and lock it and see that it was still in the school. I set it to ring to locate it. Seconds later, it was not able to be located. The crook popped the battery door and the battery out.

    Now, a sealed battery is no failsafe, but with a locked screen and no way to turn it off quickly, I might not have had to get an insurance replacement for $200 and a new SD card for $100.

    Expensive lesson.

    I will always vote for the external charger over a swappable battery from now on.
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    10-23-2014 04:34 PM
  14. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Put it this way. I see plenty of forum posts where people complain about non-removable batteries being a dealbreaker. I don't see any posts where people complain about removable batteries to a point where they won't buy a phone.
    The only real reason I'd want a replaceable battery is to replace the original when it's gone bad - otherwise I'd rather just carry a usb battery pack towards that end. There are a number of pitfalls to a phone with a replaceable battery: the internals of the phone are more susceptible to wear and damage with repeated changes; the replaceable batteries are not always of the same caliber as a 'permanent' battery, so have lesser performance / fewer cycles; the phone is more susceptible to moisture damage (even if a phone is 'waterproof' with a door for the battery, if that door loosens or any type of 'o' ring begins to fail....).

    But everyone has their right to their own dealbreakers, as they're the ones who have to decide what phone is for them. For me, I will never buy a phone that has a built-in wafflemaker.
    10-23-2014 04:36 PM
  15. flybub's Avatar
    Hunh. Somehow I misread this: "So a custom Touchwiz Rom over a stock android on the Nexus 6?" I thought "over" meant rooting and loading TouchWiz on top of stock Android on the Nexus 6. Ah, the flexibility of English!
    Yeah, that's my bad. Should have worded it different. My significant other did my English homework. Lol

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    10-23-2014 04:50 PM
  16. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    No it will not change my mind. The thing I like about this new type of Nexus that started with the Nexus 5 of last year is that there is no different carrier versions of a ROM anymore, there is only one. One ROM will work across both the international & U.S. versions. If this continues going forward its going to be pretty hard to pull me away from the Nexus brand.
    will this apply to the Verizon version of Nexus 6?
    10-23-2014 04:53 PM
  17. Touchpaddle's Avatar
    which phone has better screen for watching 1440p videos?
    Nexut 6 or Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition?
    10-23-2014 04:57 PM
  18. Closingracer's Avatar
    which phone has better screen for watching 1440p videos?
    Nexut 6 or Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition?
    The note 4 since the PPi is higher if you care about that . Honestly they are both great


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    10-23-2014 04:59 PM
  19. Storm24's Avatar
    This also had the added luxury of wireless charging. So you can keep topping it off throughout the day at work without having to plug it in, or at home for the same reason. Just a thought.
    10-23-2014 05:01 PM
  20. BRIVERS73's Avatar
    will this apply to the Verizon version of Nexus 6?
    There is no Verizon version. There are only 2 versions, an international version and a U.S. version. The phone should be the same across all U.S. carriers unless Google let Verizon control the devices it will sell online & through brick & mortar stores which I highly doubt.
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    10-23-2014 05:09 PM
  21. Storm24's Avatar
    I think that there has to be a point where the law of diminishing returns kicks in. I think both will look awesome and I probably won't be able to tell the difference as it will be inperceptable to me...
    10-23-2014 05:11 PM
  22. Premium1's Avatar
    No, because the developer devices won't have near the amount of people buy them because they will need to be bought outright. Not to mention developer devices don't seem to get as much love on verizon. So a phone that is on every carrier>>> a "developer" edition on one carrier is why the nexus wins out in my book. Not to mention updates for the nexus come from google and you are not waiting around on samsung to work everything into their touchwiz UI.
    10-23-2014 05:36 PM
  23. lildj0809's Avatar
    I currently have a GS4 and was going to go with the Note 4 until I dove more into the Nexus.

    I've never quite been bothered by the TouchWiz since I use a launcher. I've never used a Google device either. Will using a launcher water that "experience" down?
    10-24-2014 03:03 AM
  24. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    which phone has better screen for watching 1440p videos?
    Nexut 6 or Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition?
    The note 4 since the PPi is higher if you care about that . Honestly they are both great


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    PPI being higher is really only an effective benefit if you will perceive the difference. If they built a 2.9" 1440x2560 display you'd top 1000ppi, but you wouldn't want to watch a movie on it... At the size display of these phablets, it won't be a noticeable difference - at least not as much as the larger (0.3" is noticeable) display of the Nexus, which gives it an edge.

    Of course, the factors that will make the biggest difference will likely be the quality and refresh rate of the AMOLED panels used as well as the speaker quality - we'll have to wait a little longer to see how those compare.
    10-24-2014 10:01 AM
  25. Robbie317's Avatar
    The only real reason I'd want a replaceable battery is to replace the original when it's gone bad
    This would be my only reason for wanting a removable battery (or easily removable.) I did the replacement battery thing when I had the GS3 and some batteries lasted longer than others... I then tried the USB battery pack and I just got tired of trying to keep up with the replacements or battery pack.. I have a USB charger in the car.... Charger at my desk at work and two at home....

    I've just gotten use to making sure I throw it on the charger at least 2 hours before I leave work... at home I throw it on the wireless charging mat right when I get home and any time I go to take a shower or cook dinner... (Why I have two wireless charging mats at home.. One in the kitchen and one in the bedroom) on long car rides I plug it up even when the battery is at 100% so when I get to my destination I am at least taking off with the battery at or near 100% charged.....

    But not everyone works at a desk all day or travels by car.... So you have to have other options to get that little boost when you need it... If you are going to carry a spare or two batteries around with you having a battery pack to plug it up shouldn't be that much of a major difference (outside of it attached via a cable)
    10-24-2014 10:14 AM
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