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Hands On with the LG X power2

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It's a SCAM that this is even a thing

Zpike

Mar 3, 2017, 4:26 PM
If manufacturers were not sealing away their batteries despite obvious consumer preference to the contrary, a consumer would be able to buy the phone of their choice and choose to buy a larger 3rd party battery if they needed or wanted one. They would never even have to weigh the pros and cons of buying a crappy model with a longer battery life. LG has created a false demand by taking something away from their customers only to re-offer it as a feature. Shame on LG for even making this device. And shame on all the other manufacturers for screwing their customers as well.
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Rich Brome

Mar 6, 2017, 4:21 PM
First off, give LG some credit: They tried removable batteries in the G5 last year. It flopped.

As for your larger point, I really want to agree with you, but... XL battery options made a lot more sense back in the day. There are multiple arguments against that path with modern phones.

If you pop off the back and put in a larger battery, you're going to need a special back-plate as well. (Batteries with a meaningful amount of extra capacity will always be physically larger.) Today's back-plates often have antenna elements and/or shielding integrated into them, so a back-plate with a bump for a larger battery might have to go through expensive FCC testing in order to be legal.

Then consider that most people put cases on their phon...
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