08-23-2016 07:18 AM
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  1. jimd1050's Avatar
    I work in the Medical field servicing radiology equipment and I can't tell you how many times in the last 5 years an X-Ray Technologist or a Nurse has come running into a room I was working in with a dripping (usually iPhone) that had just fallen out of her scrub pants into the toilet, crying "can you open this and dry it out for me please, please... it cost me a ton of money and I have a ton of texts and emails on it and..." - that's it! I say waterproof, for EVERYONE!
    Wizzy, skatergirl and Who884l5 like this.
    08-06-2016 03:35 PM
  2. jlczl's Avatar
    With that said, it's not going to come back, people need to move on.
    Not with that attitude lol.

    As someone else mentioned, the Galaxy S5 has a removable battery and it is also water resistant. So I vote to keep both.

    Smartphone tech is plateauing so the sealed battery is simply insurance for the manufacturers. They need to find ways to insure a consistent returning customer and this is part of their solution.
    Carrtman, Nostromo79 and jshah500 like this.
    08-06-2016 03:47 PM
  3. bhatech's Avatar
    Water resistant, don't care about removable battery as I never used them even when it was an option. Sure it may come in handy during some rare occasion but with quick charging removable battery is dead for me completely.
    08-06-2016 04:01 PM
  4. TJA3500's Avatar
    Water resistant, as I've never had a need for a removable battery.
    I live in Florida and you're always getting caught in the rain.
    08-06-2016 04:14 PM
  5. Nostromo79's Avatar
    As I've yet to lose a phone to 'drowning' in 16+ years having had 30+ phones please make my battery removable.
    bigmo555 likes this.
    08-06-2016 04:49 PM
  6. Kirk Maluo's Avatar
    Definitely Battery. I don't care what people say, but battery packs and battery cases are no where near as convenient as swappable batteries.
    Nostromo79 likes this.
    08-06-2016 05:38 PM
  7. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    Water resistance for sure. I love the removable battery on my Note 4, but I will always take the option that makes the phone as durable as possible. Removing the battery is an awesome feature, but I can always buy any number of juice packs, the official battery pack from Samsung, etc..

    Waterproof cases are hard to find for anything other than iPhones, and when you do find them, they're $100. Or you can get the cheaper ones that muffle speaker sound or simply fail the water resistance tests. I'd much rather buy a battery pack or something.

    I've never dropped my phone in water like a lot of people have said, but I love knowing that I don't have to worry about it if it ever happens. It only has to happen once....
    ClintRo likes this.
    08-06-2016 06:01 PM
  8. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Water resistance. No more running for cover as soon as it rains. No more near heart attacks when I spill water on the table during dinner or when placing the phone on the sink while I wash my hands.

    Removable battery is great also, but I manage pretty easily to get through my day on one charge on my S7e.

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    08-06-2016 06:02 PM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I guess since I'm switching from LG V10 to the N7, I'll vote water resistance. I've been a big fan of swappable batteries the past few years so we'll see how this works out. I haven't swapped batteries for a few weeks however, so mentally maybe I'm prepping myself.
    We don't know what the V20 is doing

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    08-06-2016 08:09 PM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Water resistance. No more running for cover as soon as it rains. No more near heart attacks when I spill water on the table during dinner or when placing the phone on the sink while I wash my hands.

    Removable battery is great also, but I manage pretty easily to get through my day on one charge on my S7e.

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    Rain doesn't kill a phone

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    08-06-2016 08:13 PM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    I would pick water resistance
    08-06-2016 08:19 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'd prefer water resistance.
    08-06-2016 08:26 PM
  13. Climb14er's Avatar
    For me, it's easy. Removeable battery.

    Never in twenty three years with mobile phones have I ever dropped it in any type of water, and I'm out in the elements a lot.

    I carry my Note 5 in a leather belt holster and when it rains while running, so what! I just move my shirt over the holster case and sometimes I don't. Never any damage.

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    08-06-2016 08:32 PM
  14. Toes Up's Avatar
    Water resistance. Glad to see it.
    08-06-2016 08:50 PM
  15. dsignori's Avatar
    Water resistance.
    08-06-2016 08:50 PM
  16. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Rain doesn't kill a phone

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    Try living in Florida. Rain killed my HTC M8. We were at a Waterpark and literally within 3 minutes my phone drowned in a pool of water.

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    08-06-2016 08:53 PM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    Rain doesn't kill a phone

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    I would say that would be very hard to prove as there are very different amounts of rain that can occur. Especially where I live lol.
    08-06-2016 10:20 PM
  18. Ry's Avatar
    Water resistance.

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    08-06-2016 10:22 PM
  19. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Try living in Florida. Rain killed my HTC M8. We were at a Waterpark and literally within 3 minutes my phone drowned in a pool of water.

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    I was referring to a phone held in your hand.....puddle not included

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    08-06-2016 10:40 PM
  20. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I would say that would be very hard to prove as there are very different amounts of rain that can occur. Especially where I live lol.
    So you have a phone in your hand.... Put it away.

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    08-06-2016 10:41 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    So you have a phone in your hand.... Put it away.

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    Or just keep staying on my call since the phone can handle it? See -- different uses for different people .
    erasat likes this.
    08-06-2016 10:43 PM
  22. erasat's Avatar
    Or just keep staying on my call since the phone can handle it? See -- different uses for different people .
    Exactly...

    This morning I went to my weekends morning run and about 5 minutes into it, a thunderstorm came out of nowhere and in a matter of minutes I was literally soaked like if I was pushed into a pool, thanks to my waterproof s7edge I simply finished my run, if it had been any other non waterproof phone I'd just stopped and looked for cover or it would have been damaged without a doubt.
    08-06-2016 11:04 PM
  23. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Or just keep staying on my call since the phone can handle it? See -- different uses for different people .
    Any phone can handle that but what kind of knuckle head stays out in the pouring rain on the phone? Only the typical phone zombie I see daily in the streets of Manhattan would do that. Society is doomed.

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    08-06-2016 11:13 PM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    Any phone can handle that but what kind of knuckle head stays out in the pouring rain on the phone? Only the typical phone zombie I see daily in the streets of Manhattan would do that. Society is doomed.

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    I would have to disagree as there are times you can be soaked in 20 seconds or less due to the rain here. Sorry you disagree but just because you want removable doesn't mean water protection doesn't have it's advantages to some of us -- Just like you swear removable > all but .. I disagree . Different usage patterns.

    Just like in my example here .. some people don't even talk on the phone so they would like at me like "You use a phone!?" .
    dsignori likes this.
    08-06-2016 11:34 PM
  25. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I would have to disagree as there are times you can be soaked in 20 seconds or less due to the rain here. Sorry you disagree but just because you want removable doesn't mean water protection doesn't have it's advantages to some of us -- Just like you swear removable > all but .. I disagree . Different usage patterns.

    Just like in my example here .. some people don't even talk on the phone so they would like at me like "You use a phone!?" .
    My comments have nothing to do with a removable battery vs. Water resistance. I've never had a problem with using a phone In the rain and none of them were labeled water resitant though two of them had sealed batteries. I can see needing a water resistant phone if you drop it in the in water or fall overboard on a boat or you hang out with people that push you into a pool. Anyway I really don't care...I just don't think rain is a good example. Perhaps if you are an emergency worker and don't have a two way radio or are stuck in the rain during an emergency. Its happened to me as a law enforcement officer when we were out of range to communicate to my headquarters by radio and phone was the only option. Police don't carry umbrellas so I've had to make do with using my phone.

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    08-06-2016 11:54 PM
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