Has anyone found a Nexus 6P replacement battery source?

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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone found a source for replacement batteries for the Nexus 6p? I want to buy one or two in the future for when my battery eventually gets tired. I know it's difficult to replace but do-able if careful. I've looked but I can't seem to find replacement OEM batteries ? Anyone know where to get them?
 

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If you buy a spare battery now it will be useless when your phone might need it. Wait a few years till your battery is dying then look for one. It will be cheaper and easier to find but it doesn't matter anyway because by then the rest of the phone will be worn out and you'll need a new phone anyway.

So to answer your question, no, and don't bother.
 

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Forget it, the 6P isn't repairable. Even if you could find a battery you'll probably destroy the phone if you try and open it up. I had the Nexus 5 before the 6P. It was possible to open the 5 with the right tools but because they didn't intend for you to replace the battery it was impossible to find a decent replacement battery. I bought one off of Amazon and it only lasted half as long as the original, which I ended up putting back in. If you read the Amazon reviews of N5 replacement batteries my experience was typical, they were all crap. It will be worse for the 6P because it's so much harder to open it up so there will be an even smaller market for replacement batteries and thus no reputable seller will offer them.
 

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Look at the various teardown videos of the 6P on YouTube. It's definitely a ***** to open up. You have to apply heat to the back to get the adhesive on the glass visor on top and the plastic strip on the bottom to loosen up so you can peel them off to get to the screws. Not worth doing in my opinion.

Phones will be radically different 2 years down the road when your battery dies, and if you're anything like the typical tweaking Nexus user you'll be itching to upgrade anyways. Personally I'd just get a new phone then. If you're stubborn about keeping the 6P though, hopefully the batteries Huawei uses are good quality and will last longer like Apple's batteries. For example, I have an old 2nd gen iPod touch that somehow gets the same battery life today as it did 5-6 years ago and the same thing goes for my dad's old iPhone 4S. Worst case, just have a repair shop do it for you.
 

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This is speculation, but I anticipate that in 3 years even entry level phones will be so much more advanced that the expense of a battery replacement would not be worth it.

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How long do we think the battery will effectively last

Maybe 2 years at least (I hope). I spent the extra $ for the 128GB version, so my plan is to keep it for more than two years! Maybe an external battery pack could extend the life of this $649 puppy. I'm not spending another $600 in two years! Now way in hell that's happening. It's the first time I've ever spent so much on a phone too.
 

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Just buy a new phone.
I personally upgrade every year. If you keep your old phone in good condition and sell it when it's only a year old you can recoup quite a bit of money.
Then upgrade to the newest phone and you might only be out $200-$250.
So yes it seems like a lot of money every year. But I look at it as I use this phone daily, multiple hours daily. That breaks down to less the a dollar a day. That is very reasonable for something that gets so much use.
Not worth using till battery goes dead and then trying to replace it.

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Just buy a new phone.
I personally upgrade every year. If you keep your old phone in good condition and sell it when it's only a year old you can recoup quite a bit of money.
Then upgrade to the newest phone and you might only be out $200-$250.
So yes it seems like a lot of money every year. But I look at it as I use this phone daily, multiple hours daily. That breaks down to less the a dollar a day. That is very reasonable for something that gets so much use.
Not worth using till battery goes dead and then trying to replace it.

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Not a bad way to put it. That's why I put my N6P immediately in a clear protective case this time. And I'll try to take care of it this time. I'm going to try to do what you mentioned.
 

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It kinda sucks how throw away things are these days though. I remember my dad had a star tac phone in the 90s and he had that thing for like 7 years
 

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It kinda sucks how throw away things are these days though. I remember my dad had a star tac phone in the 90s and he had that thing for like 7 years

Yeah, those were the good ol days. I change my phone about once a year, not because it sucks, but because I'm clumsy and break the screen or something like that. But I'm going to baby my N6P. Put it in a nice case on day 2 and haven't dropped it once yet.
 

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I wonder how long the Nexus 6p will last. Like max life possible. I know the battery would have to be changed at the one year mark to maintain original run time but other components lifespan as well
Yeah, those were the good ol days. I change my phone about once a year, not because it sucks, but because I'm clumsy and break the screen or something like that. But I'm going to baby my N6P. Put it in a nice case on day 2 and haven't dropped it once yet.
 

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I wonder how long the Nexus 6p will last. Like max life possible. I know the battery would have to be changed at the one year mark to maintain original run time but other components lifespan as well

One year really? That would suck. I try to charge it once it hits the 50% mark. It charges pretty fast too. Maybe like that the battery can last longer. If it's still worth it, I might just send it in to get the battery replaced once it is no longer holding a good charge through the original manufacturer ( I have heard that this is possible and it might cost like $100) if the rest of the phone is holding up well. It cost me $649 for the 128GB model, so i would like to stretch my money as long as I can. I'm one of those people that doesn't try to buy new of the same thing every 2 years.
 

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Forget it, the 6P isn't repairable. Even if you could find a battery you'll probably destroy the phone if you try and open it up. I had the Nexus 5 before the 6P. It was possible to open the 5 with the right tools but because they didn't intend for you to replace the battery it was impossible to find a decent replacement battery. I bought one off of Amazon and it only lasted half as long as the original, which I ended up putting back in. If you read the Amazon reviews of N5 replacement batteries my experience was typical, they were all crap. It will be worse for the 6P because it's so much harder to open it up so there will be an even smaller market for replacement batteries and thus no reputable seller will offer them.

Of course it is repairable. I've already gotten a shattered screen replaced. Now it isn't an easy DIY project. But any shop that's know what they are doing can repair it at a reasonable cost.
 

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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone found a source for replacement batteries for the Nexus 6p? I want to buy one or two in the future for when my battery eventually gets tired. I know it's difficult to replace but do-able if careful. I've looked but I can't seem to find replacement OEM batteries ? Anyone know where to get them?

Go take a look at eBay. They have a ton and some have the Huawei logo which may be fake. Cost <<< $20
 

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Hey Android Central. I'm a Dad with a teenage son who has a Nexus 6p, battery is showing it's getting tired.

We live in rural SE Alaska and I have been doing cell phone repairs since before the iPhone 3G days. I draw the line at heating/warming a device in multiple areas. I'll leave it to the next generation of repairers.

That leads me to THE question.

Any solid recommendations for repairs in each of the greater Seattle, Portland, Bay Area areas?

I'll be traveling to each area very soon and have an opportunity to drop off in person if there are any decent repair shops suggested. It doesn't have to be drop off service, mail in would be fine if no alternative. Thanks for your time, Greg
 

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Any solid recommendations for repairs in each of the greater Seattle, Portland, Bay Area areas?

I'll be traveling to each area very soon and have an opportunity to drop off in person if there are any decent repair shops suggested. It doesn't have to be drop off service, mail in would be fine if no alternative. Thanks for your time, Greg

Check out this thread, post 11 about Elijah from Puyallup:

https://forums.androidcentral.com/nexus-6p/828339-no-future-updates.html#post5954680

If, as wwjr claims, he opened and swapped the battery in a 6P in 30 minutes, he must be a friggin' genius!
 

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