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Removable batteries - do you miss them?

Sometimes the best course of action to resolve issues  with electronic devices is to remove the power source to allow the RAM to clear.

 

With my current phone (Nokia 5) I've had to accept the lack of a removable battery.

 

Manufacturers say that using non removable batteries allows them more design flexibility  by allowing change of shape etc.

 

I also think that, quite understandably they got sick of seeing news stories and twitter posts about devices going up in flames because genuine batteries with charge control and thermal runaway protection circuitry were replaced with cheap knock offs that didn't have this thus causing many of the publicised issues.

 

So do you miss the removable battery?

 

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Re: Removable batteries - do you miss them?

Can't say that I have.
I have a juice bank if I need to top up when away from a power supply and I never used to carry spare batteries anyway.
There's always a reset button or switch press process to simulate a battery pull too.
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Re: Removable batteries - do you miss them?

I can't say I miss them in all honesty but what I do miss is the simplicity of taking the back off and replacing the sim card after removing the battery. It's so annoying having to find a suitable needle or sharp pointed thing to mess with a sim carrier!

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@jonsie wrote:

It's so annoying having to find a suitable needle or sharp pointed thing to mess with a sim carrier!


This is so very true......

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Re: Removable batteries - do you miss them?

No I don't miss them. And fortunately my phone came with a 'tool' so I can remove my sim card without doing damage to either my phone or fingers.

I think, whether we like it or not, removable batteries are pretty much a thing of the past.
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My little tool was left in the Bangkok-Pattaya hospital when I was flown back home....and yes, I'm talking about the little tool for removing the sim card, not the other one speak no evil

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@jonsie wrote:

My little tool was left in the Bangkok-Pattaya hospital when I was flown back home....and yes, I'm talking about the little tool for removing the sim card, not the other one speak no evil


Your little tool @jonsie? ... that's not the rumour I heard Smiley Wink

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Re: Removable batteries - do you miss them?

No i dont miss the removable battery 

 

I use the ejection pin or thats what i got told in 02 shop it was called joy

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Yep, same here @Poppysmum 😉
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@Anonymous wrote:

 

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Manufacturers say that using non removable batteries allows them more design flexibility  by allowing change of shape etc.

 

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So do you miss the removable battery?

 


You mean the emotional industrial design of a rectangular black slab? Yet battery life has got worse with bigger devices that we've been apparantly telling the manufactures have to be thinner. Please Nokia, give us back the crazy designs you used to throw out onto the market that we love you for. 

 

I really find it annoying having to do a reset by performing a multi handed contortion exercise which never worked first time then by some miracle worked. Are you listening LG Google Nexus 4? (power button, volume up or down and insert power cable. Repeat in any random order till the damn thing does something eventually and turns on). Recently discovered that my iPhone 5S resets if you press the home key plus the power button when all I wanted to do was take a screenshot that involves pressing the home button and the power button at the same time.