Would you buy a new phone where you can't take the battery out?

lordi

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non removable doesn't mean you cant replace it, ;)
so yeah if the phone specs is good, I would consider to buy it
 

Danielx64

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If you get a phone with Android 5.0.2 you're almost 2 years behind on updates.
Point taken :) Would I be ok with Android 6.x? Can a phone be upgraded to Android 7?

If you're really worried about quality you probably shouldn't be buying a $100 phone from some budget manufacturer ;)
Well I used ZTE before and I never been too worried about quality, just that when Samsung made all the headlines - that's what got me a bit wary. In the past I would get my phone with a plan but this time around I would be buying it outright.
 

Jake

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Point taken :) Would I be ok with Android 6.x? Can a phone be upgraded to Android 7?
Whether the phone can be upgraded is up to the manufacturer, generally cheaper phones are slower to update

Well I used ZTE before and I never been too worried about quality, just that when Samsung made all the headlines - that's what got me a bit wary. In the past I would get my phone with a plan but this time around I would be buying it outright.
The Samsung thing isn't common, it was one model of phone that had an issue, and even then it was only .004% of the galaxy note 7s that had an issue with their battery so even that wasn't as common as a lot of articles have made it sound
 

ManagerJosh

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Honestly - after using phones with removeable batteries and non-removable batteries, I'm not really concerned about taking out the battery in my phone.
 

Leafy

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No I would always choose one that the battery could be removed. Having had 2 phones that needed their batteries taking out (one to stop it overheating, the other to stop it continually rebooting) it's a useful thing to be able to do very occasionally.
 

Jake

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No I would always choose one that the battery could be removed. Having had 2 phones that needed their batteries taking out (one to stop it overheating, the other to stop it continually rebooting) it's a useful thing to be able to do very occasionally.
Were both of those the same phone manufacturer? If that's the case it may be time to rethink phone choices as I've never had issues with any of my phones
 

KimmiKat

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And if your phone locks up, you can removed the battery and pop it back in!

Benefits of a removable battery:

You can carry a spare battery to extend phone use when charging isn't convenient. They are extremely small and can fit in a wallet.
You can keep the phone longer than the average battery life span without having to put up with decreased charge capacity.
You can swap out the OEM battery for a higher capacity battery.
 

Leafy

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Were both of those the same phone manufacturer? If that's the case it may be time to rethink phone choices as I've never had issues with any of my phones
No different manufacturers. The overheating was an older second hand model that was very over-used tbh. The rebooting one was replaced several times and is now *touch wood* behaving nicely....definitely not going near either again when it's time to replace ;)
 

Jake

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No different manufacturers. The overheating was an older second hand model that was very over-used tbh. The rebooting one was replaced several times and is now *touch wood* behaving nicely....definitely not going near either again when it's time to replace ;)
I stopped using iPhones after the 4s, I believe. Moving back to an iPhone 7 plus after using an Android phone with 48 hour battery life isn't nearly as bad as I figured it'd be, I get over a full day
 
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Gus

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I haven't been able to remove the battery on my last few phones I've had. I thought that was pretty much the standard these days.
 
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