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Top message:  I Just Don't Get It by Slammer   May 10, 2013, 7:22 PM

Replying to:  Re: I Just Don't Get It by MrGuder   May 10, 2013, 8:53 PM

Re: I Just Don't Get It

by Slammer    May 10, 2013, 9:55 PM

I expressed my concern to HTC when they launched the EVO LTE. I felt they were heading in the wrong direction with fixed battery. HTC claimed I was not alone. Yet, here we are with the ONE. I don't think battery technology has changed radically to ward off the common failures. A battery is a battery. It doesn't matter what shape or form they make it to accommodate phone design. Because the engineered design is essentially the same. They still have a high fail rate as time moves forward during usage.

I don't know what it is going take to prove to these editors that some of us represent the majority. These editors get new phones all the time and never sustain full usage through contract as myself and others. Just once that these people get caught with a failed battery with no way to get to it and their attitude will soon change. It's extremely frustrating and annoying.

Example: A battery can read half charge. Then the screen goes blank due to phone shutting off. You reboot and the battery reads only 5% and shuts off again. You charge it and it reads full charge. A half hour later the phone dies again and the battery reads 5% all over again. With removable battery, you swap and you're on your way. Fixed batteries don't give you that luxury. You end up tethered to a charger to retain power. If you're out of warranty, this can be financially aggrevating as well as time consuming.

Yes, I will gladly accept the Samsung approach. In all honesty, I don't think it feels cheap. It feels funcrional.

John B.

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