Would you buy a new phone where you can't take the battery out?

Discussion in 'Internet and Technology' started by Danielx64, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. lordi

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    non removable doesn't mean you cant replace it, ;)
    so yeah if the phone specs is good, I would consider to buy it
     
  2. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    Point taken :) Would I be ok with Android 6.x? Can a phone be upgraded to Android 7?

    Well I used ZTE before and I never been too worried about quality, just that when Samsung made all the headlines - that's what got me a bit wary. In the past I would get my phone with a plan but this time around I would be buying it outright.
     
  3. Jake

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    Whether the phone can be upgraded is up to the manufacturer, generally cheaper phones are slower to update

    The Samsung thing isn't common, it was one model of phone that had an issue, and even then it was only .004% of the galaxy note 7s that had an issue with their battery so even that wasn't as common as a lot of articles have made it sound
     
  4. ManagerJosh

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    Honestly - after using phones with removeable batteries and non-removable batteries, I'm not really concerned about taking out the battery in my phone.
     
  5. Leafy

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    No I would always choose one that the battery could be removed. Having had 2 phones that needed their batteries taking out (one to stop it overheating, the other to stop it continually rebooting) it's a useful thing to be able to do very occasionally.
     
  6. Jake

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    Were both of those the same phone manufacturer? If that's the case it may be time to rethink phone choices as I've never had issues with any of my phones
     
  7. KimmiKat

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    And if your phone locks up, you can removed the battery and pop it back in!

     
  8. Leafy

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    No different manufacturers. The overheating was an older second hand model that was very over-used tbh. The rebooting one was replaced several times and is now *touch wood* behaving nicely....definitely not going near either again when it's time to replace ;)
     
  9. Jake

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    I stopped using iPhones after the 4s, I believe. Moving back to an iPhone 7 plus after using an Android phone with 48 hour battery life isn't nearly as bad as I figured it'd be, I get over a full day
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2016
  10. Danielx64

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    Well still looking and there is this one that is for $200AUD: http://www.htc.com/au/smartphones/htc-desire-530-solid/ - runs Androidâ„¢ 6 but I haven't looked to see if it will get Androidâ„¢ 7 though :) If I do get this one it better last twice as long as the others :)
     
  11. Danielx64

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    I needed to do that on a much older phone I had - and it was a pain back then.
     
  12. Gus

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    I haven't been able to remove the battery on my last few phones I've had. I thought that was pretty much the standard these days.
     
  13. davemacc

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  14. Hauyser

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    My last three phones have not had removable batteries.
     
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