Removable vs non

Discussion in 'Smartphone Battery Discussion' started by baldybill, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. baldybill

    baldybill Member

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    How important is a removeable battery in a smartphone? If you don't have one, how easy is it to do a hard-reset if needed?
     
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    Great question. I've only had to do a battery pull twice in the last few years and when I did it, it had the intended result. I hesitate to get a phone that doesn't have a removable battery for that reason.

    When you say "hard reset" that means different things to different people but a reboot to clean system cache is a function of virtually all Android phones.
     
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    I think the biggest issue is how long do you plan to keep the phone ? Li batteries have a limited lifespan.
    I've read somewhere around a thousand charging cycles.

    That's roughly 3 years if you charge daily.

    If the battery is removable you can replace it, if not then the phone has to be replaced.

    I've kept my Note II for 3 years and it's starting to show signs of needing a battery.
    I love this pone, I will replace the battery and keep in until I find a Nexus phone that blows my skirt up. Might be this year, might be another year or two.

    Couldn't have done that with a Note 5.
     
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    kupkake New Member

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    Non removable batteries are trending now which seems that most of the manufacturers need a legal way to avoid people using the same phone over a long time.
     
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    I think it depends on how long you keep a phone. I've had the same phone for 3 years and while the battery life had declined over the last year, it hasn't been enough to make me buy a new battery.

    I'm getting a new nexus with a non removable, not terribly concerned. The lack of a sd card slot was more of an issue for me.