Removable battery VS Waterproof

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  1. Miller6386

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    This question popped up on my news feed and I thought I'd bring it here.

    Would you give up waterproof phones in order to gain removable batteries? I know we had the S5 and Note 4 but they were water resistant not proof...

    For me I really like taking the phone in the pool or lake with me and not worrying and with the affordable price of battery packs and the fast charging technology I don't mind not having a removable battery.

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    I used to care about having a removable battery because it also meant you could also replace the back case cover with a different color without increasing the thickness of the phone or having to buy a case.

    one thing for sure, when I did a lot of walking, I used to have to carry a sandwich bag on days it looked like it was going to rain. no longer have to do it with waterproof phones.

    in addition as the original post stated, you can get battery bricks that will recharge your phone several times including being able to use the phone while plugged into the brick. also fast charge makes it faster so I no longer care about having removable batteries.
     
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    Waterproof. With phones lasting 24hrs plus and fast charging, I'm ok with sacrificing the removable battery.

    Thanks for posting.
     
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    That's all fine and dandy...until you need to replace the battery after 3 years.
     
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    Good point. However I don't know many people any more that holds onto a device that long.

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    Thought it may change with the higher prices most keep their phones two years. imo 3 years should be no problems for most general users.

    My note three lasted 3 years without much power loss.
     
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    Battery replacement time. On occasion I carry my offline S5. It's a great multimedia device. The original battery died. Luckily I bought a spare official Samsung battery when I bought the phone. The original battery died. It expanded. S6 and up would have been the trashcan. S5 was an easy swap.

    I carry my S5 when working around the house or travelling. Not a big deal to drain the battery on the spare phone. I also use the S5 for accessing free wifi when travelling. I carry no important information on the S5. My primary phone has variable access to whatever. Data transfer is very easy when out and about with Wifi direct.
     
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    Old school I used to want a battery to replace... Now it's all about the waterproof and no need for me... I don't keep phones long time

    Pixel 2 XL
     
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    I never understood that, considering most of those people really can't afford it. I've had my Turbo 3.5 years and it's fast and does everything you need.

    I'd consider a new phone, just haven't seen one I want. Everything the same size and smaller is now basically mid/low-tier phone and not really even an upgrade.
     
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    This, too. If and when I get a new phone, with a Qi charging stand my old phone will become a nice alarm clock.
     
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    here here Kodiak799, Got my Turbo 10/30/14, just had a factory battery replacement don locally. Motorola battery $16.00 on Amazon, $30.00 labor to replace by professional repair shop. Running like new. Full charge lasting two days with moderate to light use. If you need to finance a phone, you don't need it.
     
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    I'm generally against borrowing money as I hate paying interest on something when most the time I don't need it. I'm an advocate if it's not a house or in SOME cases a car if you can't pay upfront how bad do you really need it...

    With that said I like the installment payments. It's an interest free loan. Why take my money out of savings when they are willing to finance me for free. I usually only get a new device every 2 years. I have found by then the technology has changed enough I want a new device.

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