Notice how phones don't have replaceable batteries anymore?

Christian Foster
Christian Foster

It's probably because replaceable batteries are bad for you, goy. My sg4 may have lasted six years, but that was a curse visited upon me by demonic batteries samsung used to sell.l to consumers. Thank god I finally escaped!
t. qualcomm slave.

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Jacob Cruz
Jacob Cruz

its because phone performance doesn't increase much between releases anymore. the only way they can get you to buy a new one is if the battery is fucked.

Michael Price
Michael Price

Fpbp

Lincoln Hall
Lincoln Hall

still rocking my s5 with a 7800mah powerbear battery. replaced the screen on it twice but its literally given me no trouble since i got it on launch.

Bentley Gomez
Bentley Gomez

I am well aware of this fact. I work for qualcomm and want to make sure every retard on this board knows what is going on.

Dylan Gray
Dylan Gray

Well, replacing a battery isn't impossible now, although you need tools and you can still buy batteries separately.

Jose Howard
Jose Howard

I don't care that nimh batteries have half the energy density of li-ion
I'll happily take a thick fucking battery that has a nimh battery in it. Make the battery twice the physical size, it will have the same capacity but survive for 2000 cycles instead of 500, idle discharge rate is enough that you can leave them alone for a decade, come back and continue using the device. They also don't fucking explode if anything goes wrong.

Aaron Ward
Aaron Ward

Probably because of the water seal or "premium" aesthetics. Don't blame the OEMs on this one, that's what people want. The Apple-like premium look and feel in every phone. We were shocked to hear the iphone x or whatever wasn't doing so well and it kind of spooked us because we were sure Apple hit the mark. I guess things finally got too expensive. Regardless I've seen plenty of low-end ones with removable backplates and batteries come through my place. But I'm pretty sure they're headed to asia, india, not the US

t. work in the industry on the software side

Lucas Brown
Lucas Brown

you can still replace the bat
you just can't take it out easily
how else would it be always on :^)

Tyler Jones
Tyler Jones

my 6 years old Note II's internal memory died before batteries
I guess replaceable batteries make the phone last longer?

William Allen
William Allen

phones are bigger and unwieldier than ever
slipperier and more rounded than ever
made with more glass than ever
no replaceable batteries
ridiculously short software support
more expensive than ever
barely any notable improvements between years

Really made me think

Blake Davis
Blake Davis

If the average consumer knew anything about lithium batteries they would never buy another smart phone. Thank god the globalists saved us from such a future.

Connor Nguyen
Connor Nguyen

Aesthetics have nothing to do with replacing batteries, and if you think your smartphone is waterproof, good luck testing that.
A smart looking design could easily support replaceable batteries. They don't do it because it's bad for business.

Jeremiah Scott
Jeremiah Scott

The problem is that we already have good phones socs and there is no reason to make new ones. Worker morale is dead. Only the koolaid drinkers are happy, and they never produced anything

Nolan Walker
Nolan Walker

A smart looking design could easily support replaceable batteries
That's what Samsung thought when they were losing to Apple left and right.

smartphone is waterproof
It's survived the toilet. Proof enough for me. Drop a laptop in there and it's a goner.

Ryan Long
Ryan Long

You'll probably think I'm a shill for saying this, but replaceable batteries really aren't all they're cracked up to be. I was using a S4 up until earlier this year, and I had replaced the battery in it about 6 months before that. Obviously the quality of batteries varies wildly on the internet, so I did my research, went through an authorised Samsung re-seller and paid probably about half the value of the phone for a new, legit Samsung battery. Guess what? It was still a piece of shit made in china that paled in comparison to the Korean original that came with the phone. Obviously it was better initially but after a few months it started bloating and would die with 40% charge left on it.
So now my strategy is just to stick to budget phones. Not only are they really good now, but if the industry wants to make it so damn difficult to be able to put a quality replacement battery in my phone and turn them into disposable devices, then I'll go cheap. If I have to throw my phone away every couple of years, I can live with doing it as I didn't pay a lot for it.
t. Redmi Note 7 user.

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James Cox
James Cox

7800mah for the s5?

Jonathan Collins
Jonathan Collins

That, and the only way they are really trying to market "improvements" these days is by making phones thinner and "sleeker." Having a user friendly method of interchanging batteries is a complication when you are trying to be as thing and sleek as possible.

I'm gonna be mad the day my LG G5 no longer works because it was pretty much one of the last flagship phones to have a replaceable battery. Not to mention a fucking 2.5mm jack

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Carter Nguyen
Carter Nguyen

It's to prevent you from removing the battery from the botnet.

turns off phone
still drains battery

Hmmmm

Logan Cook
Logan Cook

Costs $50 to replace any battery on any devices at my local repair shop. Guy even gives a 6 month warranty.

Xavier Diaz
Xavier Diaz

??
Current phones are thicker than those 2-3 years ago. That meme is over.

Ian Peterson
Ian Peterson

So now my strategy is just to stick to budget phones.
That is the way to go. I too had trouble finding a good sg4 battery, and I eventually bought it straight from samsung (they don't offer this anymore).
We go through so much pain trying to create power smart devices. And for what? So that you can buy the same shit every two years? I am done with this industry. I would rather starve than keep working for these people.

Christopher Mitchell
Christopher Mitchell

Not putting your phone in a faraday cage

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Bentley Rogers
Bentley Rogers

Drive the market into the bottom. Make them charge as close to cost as possible.

It all starts with (You) buying a janky chinkphone

Jordan Wood
Jordan Wood

But if my phone's got a shit battery I'll just jump onto another brand

Aaron Lopez
Aaron Lopez

If it's industry wide policy of disposable phones, every manufacturer benefits.

The invisible hand strikes again!

Lucas James
Lucas James

It probably has to do with waterproofing being a popular feature which is harder to accomplish when there's a giant door on the back of your phone that leads to an easy to short out battery.

Anthony Thompson
Anthony Thompson

doesn't know how to replace battery in phones with "non-replaceable" batteries

Hudson Wood
Hudson Wood

bigger companies tend to market better
you wont fall for shitter literal who brands nomatter how hard you try

Logan Young
Logan Young

Where ar you going to get the battery from? Unless it cones frim the oem it won't any good.
t. bought a battery that nearly killed my phone bedore I went back to samsung, and they don't even sell the batteries anymore!

Jackson Wood
Jackson Wood

Samsung doesn't sell batteries anymore. They realized it hurts their profits to sell batteries to consumers. Just buy their new shit phone, faggot. It will be worse in every way, but at least it comes with a new battery!

Jacob Clark
Jacob Clark

phone's dead
put fully charged battery in for instant recharge
repeat every 3 or 4 days
I went years without plugging my phone in to charge and I miss it

Daniel Carter
Daniel Carter

No phone is waterproof. I had a friend who was thrown into a pool wearing his phone and it survived. Was it waterproof? No, it was a fucking sg3. And it worked without any problems after the pool dunk, and he could have replaced the battery if he needed to. Now that is impossible because samsung doesn't sell batteries to plebs (I wonder why--they must hate selling things!).

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