Future of the replacement battery option?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by jhom, Apr 27, 2012.

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    I for one like having the option of replacing the battery in my Bionic. It gives me the ability to easily switch out a standard battery as well as use an extended battery. I have little concern about battery life because I have a couple of standard batteries and an extended battery that I carry and use as I need.

    Many of the recent smartphone offerings don't allow for user battery replacement. It seems that this is the trend. I'm wondering whether others think about this trend? Sure I can carry a charger, but it is not as convenient as a battery change.
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    I'm right there with you. I have an extended battery and door, and when it does go too low I will just pop the standard battery in. I will not buy a phone that does not let me take out the battery and insert a new sd card. As you say the trend points to this direction. Oh well I'm happy with my Bionic.

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    IMO, the user replacable battery feature is one of several reasons why the Bionic is superior to many of the recent phone offerings. DancingNexus
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    Any feelings that I had about a sealed battery compartment died years ago when my iPod froze. Couldn't turn it off. I ended up going to an Apple store and waiting for a tech. He was helpful and showed how to do a restrart, that could've been solved earlier by a simple battery pull.
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    Android. It's all about customization. Although it's a small market, we can buy different types of things like batteries and sd cards, and we have the accessibility to get to these rather easily, rather than Apple where not only can you not replace them, you can't get to them either. I really want to get a inductive battery, but I want a lot of things as well that are equally or more expensive. Anyways, Android needs to stick with accessible parts, like the battery and the SD card. It'd actually be more convenient if they make more phones like the Bionic, where it's actually held together by screws instead of expensive fragile ribbon wire. Makes it easier to replace everything.