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7. Re: New Year's Mobilization Jan 2, 2018, 13:09 YourNick
 
Well if people don't want slower phones I think they'd start caring. With just $10 for a new battery someone with a note 1 through 4 can change the battery in under a minute, no expertise required.

Hero 6 is waterproof, and has a battery that is easily changed. Smartphones could do this as well if the manufacturers gave a damn, but they'd rather have phones go bad after 2 years so people keep on buying them every 2 years.
 
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6. Re: New Year's Mobilization Jan 1, 2018, 22:48 Genesys
 
NKD wrote on Jan 1, 2018, 15:10:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 1, 2018, 11:56:
The article about removable batteries is face-meet-palm bad.
You can still make a stylish waterproof phone that uses a removable battery.

Yes, you can. If your idea of stylish is a thick phone. But as the article says, that's not what most consumers want. A thin phone that "feels" like it has high quality construction is more important to people. Especially when they replace their phones annually and never need a new battery.

There are also lots of phone battery cases for those people that are running older phones whose non-removable batteries are getting weak. I think removable batteries are sort of like flip-phones or physical keyboards. Some people really want them, but most people don't care, and current phone trends mean that they're not coming back on flagship models.
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5. Re: New Year's Mobilization Jan 1, 2018, 20:16 ForgedReality
 
People keep fucking buying them, so of course they'll keep making them. It's all profit.

Looks like I'm never moving on from my Note 4.
 
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4. Re: New Year's Mobilization Jan 1, 2018, 15:10 NKD
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 1, 2018, 11:56:
The article about removable batteries is face-meet-palm bad.
You can still make a stylish waterproof phone that uses a removable battery.

Yes, you can. If your idea of stylish is a thick phone. But as the article says, that's not what most consumers want. A thin phone that "feels" like it has high quality construction is more important to people. Especially when they replace their phones annually and never need a new battery.
 
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3. Re: New Year's Mobilization Jan 1, 2018, 14:49 JZ Temple
 
To be precise, the article is about smartphones, not all phones as Mr Blue's title suggests. My AT&T Z222 flip phone has a replaceable battery pack.  
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2. Re: New Year's Mobilization Jan 1, 2018, 13:59 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 1, 2018, 11:56:
The article about removable batteries is face-meet-palm bad.
You can still make a stylish waterproof phone that uses a removable battery.
You could, but it would be pretty bulky. Still, the biggest reason no one makes phones with removable batteries is so that you're basically forced to buy a new phone when the battery starts to go after year two or three.
 
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1. Re: New Year's Mobilization Jan 1, 2018, 11:56 RedEye9
 

The article about removable batteries is face-meet-palm bad.
You can still make a stylish waterproof phone that uses a removable battery.
 
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