Why does the LG G5 have a smaller battery?

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  1. dgstorm

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    It looks like LG went backwards a bit on the battery for the G5. The G4 and G3 both had a 3,000 mAh juicer, but the G5 is now a 2,800 mAh. Do you think it will make much of a difference considering how much more efficient the new phone is supposed to be? Will the slide-out modular "Magic Slot" battery make up for the smaller battery?
     
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    Don't think it will matter. The G5 is said to be very efficient and the smaller battery means less weight.
     
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    On the G5 battery I am concerned about how well it will stay locked in over time. How well is the latching/locking mechanism? A few drops or swapping a bunch of times how long before it's loose and falls out on its own.

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    That's a good point @aMiller6386 ...interested to see it first hand ...


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    It is a good point but knowing LG, the probably popped that battery out a million times when tested.
     
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    I would think it went rigorous testing but ya never know with these things ...I'm thinking if you are a heavy user probably switch it up once a day ...


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    It's a wait and see. 40% more efficient than the G4 means at least 1 full day.
     
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    I've not many phones that make it to full day when I'm in beast mode


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    No worries.. Some OEM will come out with a beast battery for you....
     
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    That's what I'm saying ...give us a top notch phone with beefed up battery ...there is a market for it ...haha



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    My NES still locks cartridges down and I bust it out every so often and play it on an old CRT TV. If it can do that, I think the G5 will be fine. I'd imagine they tested the mechanism and it's got something like 5,000-10,000 uses before it starts to wear. Which, even if you swap batteries twice a day for two years on it, is still only 1,400 something uses. And most people won't even be doing that; maybe once a day for the average person. Plus they added Quick Charge 3.0 so if you need juice and there's an outlet available, you'll be able to suit up in no time.
     
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    I own a note 5 and quick charge is brillant. So the smaller battery might not be that big of a deal. Although a bigger battery is sweet.

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