View Poll Results: Would you like to have seen a removable on the S8?

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  • Yes! I prefer the removable battery!

    16 35.56%
  • No, I don't use or need it.

    11 24.44%
  • Don't really care, either is fine. Just want good battery.

    18 40.00%
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  1. gvndeb60's Avatar
    Waterproof over removable battery for me all day every day.
    Morty2264 and Rumline like this.
    03-27-2017 01:43 PM
  2. capitaltpt's Avatar
    Battery is the biggest deterrent to phone longevity. Every phone I've owned has started to show power issues (ie shutting down at 20%) and more rapid decay of battery life after 1-1.5 years. Replacing the battery has always fixed the issue. This is built in obsolescence on a phone without a replaceable battery. Yes, they can be service to replace the battery, but at a higher cost than being able to do it yourself. It's giving up more control on your $800 device.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    03-27-2017 02:59 PM
  3. eshropshire's Avatar
    I like removable batteries, but can live without it. I do absolutely hate glass backed phones.
    Aquila likes this.
    03-27-2017 03:05 PM
  4. philly's Avatar
    My preference these days are:

    no removable battery
    no sd card
    no aux connection

    yes USB-C

    I just dont use the first 3, and I prefer a phone that doesnt have effort/space/resources going into stuff I won't be using.
    03-27-2017 03:35 PM
  5. Chris Banks's Avatar
    I've had phones with removable batteries and not once have I ever swapped one. I'd much rather have a premium build. If the S8 as anywhere near as nice to hold and use as the Note 7 then it's going to be a home run in my book
    03-27-2017 03:39 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    I like removable batteries, but can live without it. I do absolutely hate glass backed phones.
    You must hate these new phones from LG and Samsung then :P.
    Aquila likes this.
    03-27-2017 04:44 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    Battery is the biggest deterrent to phone longevity. Every phone I've owned has started to show power issues (ie shutting down at 20%) and more rapid decay of battery life after 1-1.5 years. Replacing the battery has always fixed the issue. This is built in obsolescence on a phone without a replaceable battery. Yes, they can be service to replace the battery, but at a higher cost than being able to do it yourself. It's giving up more control on your $800 device.
    I couldn't agree with you more. The one downside to my Honor 8 is that the battery is non-removable. I want my next phone to have a removable battery. It's much less of an expense to fix battery issues that way. Like you, most of my phones would start shutting off early (15-20%) or would show other symptoms of battery problems. It's just easier to have a removable battery, IMO.
    03-27-2017 05:29 PM
  8. jimbo's Avatar
    Quick charge eliminated the need for swappable batteries.

    After several years, IF NECESSARY, a service technician can replace a battery for less than $100 and that includes the battery.
    Aquila and Rumline like this.
    03-27-2017 05:43 PM
  9. Aquila's Avatar
    Quick charge eliminated the need for swappable batteries.

    After several years, IF NECESSARY, a service technician can replace a battery for less than $100 and that includes the battery.
    Quick charge + almost every flagship since summer 2013 has been able to easily last a full day or more for most users.
    03-27-2017 06:21 PM
  10. OriginalLucy's Avatar
    I like removable batteries, I can carry an extra to swap out instead of hugging a power outlet
    Morty2264 likes this.
    03-28-2017 03:51 PM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    I like removable batteries, I can carry an extra to swap out instead of hugging a power outlet
    "Hugging a power outlet." LOOL that is definitely how I feel with phones sometimes!
    03-28-2017 07:07 PM
  12. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I like removable batteries, I can carry an extra to swap out instead of hugging a power outlet
    There's quick charge battery banks as well that will charge your phone several times over. Of course, you may need to be off of it for a bit now and then to take full advantage of it.
    03-28-2017 09:16 PM
  13. eshropshire's Avatar
    You must hate these new phones from LG and Samsung then :P.
    I do, zero plans to buy either phone. Don't care for phones that can break on the front and the back when dropped. The S8 has the advantage of glass breaking on all four sides and is very expensive to repair.
    03-29-2017 12:42 AM
  14. cjtayaban's Avatar
    When I am planning to buy a phone, a removable battery is one of my criteria for judging. Smartphones aren't perfect. These are just gadgets. Anytime sooner it will become sluggish and having a removable battery will help you to easily soft reset your phone. Also, having a visible battery makes me feel safer. And when the battery is not working properly anymore, you can easily replace it without the need of going to a service center.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    03-29-2017 07:11 AM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    When I am planning to buy a phone, a removable battery is one of my criteria for judging. Smartphones aren't perfect. These are just gadgets. Anytime sooner it will become sluggish and having a removable battery will help you to easily soft reset your phone. Also, having a visible battery makes me feel safer. And when the battery is not working properly anymore, you can easily replace it without the need of going to a service center.
    It's one of my criteria too, but the other way. If it has a removable battery, I'm almost definitely not interested because that shows their priorities are out of whack.
    03-29-2017 07:17 PM
  16. flyingkytez's Avatar
    My preference these days are:

    no removable battery
    no sd card
    no aux connection

    yes USB-C

    I just dont use the first 3, and I prefer a phone that doesnt have effort/space/resources going into stuff I won't be using.
    You should give HTC U a shot! Or wait for Pixel 2...
    03-29-2017 11:04 PM
  17. BratPAQ's Avatar
    After 2 years, I just replaced my note4's battery with a new one. I guess this device will last another 2 years of use. Considering s8+ is much more expensive om 1st release than my note4. I dont like the idea that I'll buy something expensive that'll be almost useless after 2 years.
    04-18-2017 04:27 PM
  18. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I don't care one bit, as long as I don't lose wireless charging, waterproofing etc and still get decent battery life.

    I think a removable glass back would be a terrible idea. Maybe not for Samsung though; imagine all the money they could get by selling replacements to all those folks who dropped and broke theirs when they removed it...
    04-18-2017 07:27 PM
  19. hou33guy's Avatar
    I upgrade yearly so seal is fine by me
    04-18-2017 10:39 PM
  20. vwite's Avatar
    I would have paid $200 more if it had removable battery. If a phone lasted me a full day I would not care if it is removable or not but I am sure the battery of the s8+ would not last me even half of a day without charging
    04-18-2017 11:29 PM
  21. The Phone Company's Avatar
    Still on my Note 4 after 3 years. A couple of times the Phone has hard froze requiring me to remove and reinsert battery (holding down Power Button for over 10 seconds did nothing). Phone is running fine like the day I got it (S8+ pre-order customer)

    Removable battery all day long. The only way to ensure your phone is "safe" when necessary is to remove cell. After all, it is called a cell phone for a reason.
    04-19-2017 12:04 AM
  22. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I'm quite happy with the non removable battery.

    This for me provides the water resistance assurance too.
    04-19-2017 12:15 AM
  23. Maknora's Avatar
    The battery in the s8 is an improved battery. Doesn't degrade as fast as the battery in the s7
    04-19-2017 01:31 AM
  24. LineKill's Avatar
    I am good with a non removable battery. I think the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. If I were to keep my phones longer than a year it might be different.
    04-19-2017 01:52 AM
  25. boriqua2000's Avatar
    I prefer a removable battery even if it means giving up the water resistantness(is that even a word? Hahaha)
    04-19-2017 04:12 AM
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