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Verizon Confirms It Will Sell the HTC One

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Top message:  WOW by KOL4420   Jun 3, 2013, 11:56 AM

Replying to:  memory card, battery by Rich Brome   Jun 3, 2013, 12:42 PM

Re: memory card, battery

by Slammer    Jun 3, 2013, 1:28 PM

---" Those things don't seem to have hurt sales of the iPhone. Nor the HTC One, for that matter."---

Maybe Rich, but the iPhone has been riding on brand name and I'm seeing a change. It's also "those things" that seem to be helping Samsung. I know of several diehard Apple fans that have recently switched to the Galaxy line and absolutely loving them. Popularity was a reason but also the realization that removable batteries just make sense. Here's why:

We can debate this all day. I personally will not own a phone without removable battery no matter how long it lasts on a charge. 51% of people polled on votes regarding this, agree with me. After 15-18 months of constant use, the battery severely loses its ability to hold a charge. This is proven and as a service technician, I can confirm it. I would rather spend 35 dollars on a replacement battery at time of purchase of phone rather than file a service claim after warranty for something we should be able to do ourselves. Many iPhone users or smartphone users that upgrade in a year, don't usually have this problem, but the ones like I mentioned above that wait two years, have and also agree with me. For some, driving 25 miles to a service center to replace a battery is just plain inconvenient. I always recommend a second battery to those that ask my opinion on phones. The ability to swap batteries guarantees a full two years without battery issues. For people now days that rely on their phones, this is important. Power users are even more prone. Hence why my gamer friends have grown increasingly frustrated with non-removable batteries.

I really think manufacturers have placed too much of an emphasis on non-removable batteries because of the dollars they can make off consumers. I can't endorse this anti-consumer practice.

John B.

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