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Non-Removable Battery

mobilemadness

Mar 29, 2017, 1:52 PM
You would think with Samsung's gigantic, costly fiasco with their last phone and their non-removable battery they would make this new phone have a removable battery. Had their last phone had that ability, they could have just sent out replacement batteries for the bad ones instead of replacing the whole phone. I guess they didn't learn. You can't fix stupid.
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tschlicht

Mar 29, 2017, 2:56 PM
Hard to have an IP68 certification water resistance rating with a removable battery. I'd take IP68 over it.
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mobilemadness

Mar 30, 2017, 1:09 AM
You can have it.......and keep it if the battery catches on fire again. I'd rather have it like the Galaxy S5 which is waterproof and you can remove the battery. I mean are you really going to go scuba diving with your phone? BTW, you can buy a $10 Red Pepper case on ebay for your phone if you want to take it scuba diving.

As a matter of fact I do have an S5 and noticed the battery isn't holding a charge like it used to. My solution-pay $10 on ebay for a new OEM battery and I'm back in business. With the S8 what's the solution (in a year after it's out of warranty)? Either send it in to Samsung for a month or two and pay $100+ to have them replace the battery OR buy a totally new phone. I like my $10 solution better.
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Zpike

Mar 31, 2017, 6:21 PM
What's wrong with you man? Don't you know that pointless ratings and certifications are far more important than features that actually work and save you time and money?

If something goes wrong with your phone you can either :

a. Feel really blessed that you bought a very highly rated device and that your problems weren't as notoriously bad as they would have been on an inferior device, and wait patiently for weeks while you pay through the nose for that most excellent customer service you paid the big bucks for.

b. Put yourself out for a few minutes while you have to deal with the infuriating annoyance of spending a few more dollars to swap out a defective, but easily accessible part all because you bought that stupid piece of crap ...
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iamthephonemaster

Apr 5, 2017, 8:28 AM
You can keep your solution, and your 4 year old phone.

Phones don't have removable batteries for a variety of reasons.

1. Design
2. Waterproofing
3. Battery life is longer than most people keep the phones anyways

Just to name a few.
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