Charge on: best battery cases for the HTC One review
0. phoneArena 05 Jul 2013, 07:32 posted on
Unibody designs are pretty, but not very practical when it comes to a battery swap, as they sport sealed compartments, and you are stuck with whatever capacity the maker was able to fit in. If your phone sports a replaceable unit you can carry a spare with you when needed, but if not then the battery cases are for you, and we are rounding up some for the sealed HTC One...
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1. MrKoles (Posts: 302; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)
Hah, this happens when you can´t change battery in your phone. Eat your unibody design HTC...
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3939; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
This happens when you use your phone so much that you need this much power. 90+% of consumers don't need this, and are unaffected by unibody designs. Motorola, HTC, Sony, Nokia, and Apple have been using them for quite some time, and people have been perfectly fine. I expect Samsung to cave in and completely seal their flimsy battery covers within the next couple years.
5. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 761; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Exactly, i love the performance of my One's battery can get easily 2 days out of it with 3 hours screen on. On a side note the first case looks like a soap.
6. MrKoles (Posts: 302; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)
That´s really nice, but as I´m a hardcore phone user, I need a battery with bigger capacity (or at least an option to change battery). Definitely, I´m not alone with this. The high sale numbers of Galaxy S4 show that there is need for changeable batteries. Turning back to HTC One, I´m absolutely not impressed with battery life. Let´s be honest...it is terrible.
7. therealestboy (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 May 2013)
I don't believe most people buy the galaxy s4 because they can swap batteries. Among my friends and family I am the only who carriers a spare battery. It's us geeks that think people care about things.
8. ngo2dd (Posts: 781; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
Hahaha the iphone 5 sold more then the S4 and it does not have a removable batteries. So there is not need for a removable batteries according to you.
9. rdaex (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
What are you smoking?
Every day I get between 12 and 17 hours on my phone, and thats with at LEAST some bluetooth music streaming, apps updating whenever they decide to, and my power save only comes on at 20%.
Youre off your rocker if you think thats 'terrible'.. but Im actually guessing youve never used the phone, yet feel like youre an expert
16. MrKoles (Posts: 302; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)
I´m working with phones every day since 1998, so maybe I know something about them ;) nice try!
11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3939; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
People aren't buying the GS4 because of the removable back. People are buying the GS4 because of the huge marketing campaign for the software features and the reputation Samsung has, the fact that Samsung's products have removable batteries is irrelevant to the majority of their sales.
14. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
When I go out, I bring external batt juice pack for my hTc One, but if I use my gnote 2, I ask myself. .. do I need to bring my batt juice pack, ah. .. no! !!
10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2117; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Are you kidding?! Why would Samsung "cave" as you put it & change to inaccessible batteries when they're selling the most phones? They sold almost half of all Android phones last year. What you're saying makes no sense. Clearly, the public enjoys removable batteries among other Samsung features. If anything, other manufacturers will cave & go back to removable batteries so they can start making money again.
12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3939; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Because people are becoming more conscious of aesthetics with their device. When the GS4 was announced, the overall view from the public was that it was ugly in comparison to the One and Xperia Z. The only place where you could find people saying something good about the design of the GS4 is on tech sites like these where power users were praising the fact that it had a removable battery.
My point is, I saw a LOT of comments saying how the GS4 looks bad. Yes, they're still selling millions of units, but that's mainly because of their huge marketing campaign and brand recognition, no one's buying the GS4 because of its looks. People are buying into all those software features Samsung has made commercials for. I'd imagine very, very few people buy the GS4 primarily because of its removable battery.
Removable batteries are a dying feature. Samsung (and LG I guess) is the only major manufacturer still providing them in their flagship devices. I'm sure if Samsung did seal off the battery door, their sales wouldn't suffer at all, because the mass majority of people don't really care.
17. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
I'm a picky man or let say perfectionist, and I didn't see wrong about the design of sgs4...I like it!
The only reason I pick the One is because I had a gnote 2 and I'm waiting for gnote 3.
19. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2117; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You might be right on that. Maybe. But considering the fact that the GS4 is so far the fastest selling Android device of all-time, Samsung probably sees no reason to change anytime soon. I personally think it's a good looking phone. Apparently, most people also do.
20. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3939; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I think it looks nice aside from the glossy finish. I don't like the flimsy battery cover either. If they gave the GS4 a design like the Wave 3, where the battery compartment slides out of the metal shell of the device, I would have picked one up immediately. The Wave 3 is one of the only solidly built Samsung devices out their in my opinion.
The last paragraph of this article states it perfectly.
"Samsung cannot allow its success to cloud its judgment. The company must listen to what its customers want and many of them want a metal uni-body construction on the next Samsung flagship phone."
That articles says that Samsung was actually worried about the plastic build quality on the GS4. I remember an article on PA saying that Samsung actually wanted to use a metal body for the GS4, but it would have caused a delay, which is reasonable.
So Samsung knows their build quality is an issue, but they couldn't change anything on the GS4. The Note 3 will allegedly have the new design with enhanced build quality, which may or may not seal the battery.
22. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
The articles you listed came from sources that aren't credible. So there.
A credible source.....
24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3939; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Phone Arena and SamMobile aren't credible sources? So the site that we're commenting on and another site that Phone Arena gets a lot of their Samsung related information from isn't credible? Yeah, that's logical.
21. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
Hahaha and what phone do you use berserk?
And someone mentioned three hours of screen on time. That's pathetic.
Back to berserk.
Removable batteries are a hot seller. Most people don't use their phones like the hardcore people because they haven't figured out the many uses it has. For example it can replace a lot of functions that were reserved for laptops for example
All of which kills any phones battery unless its an iPhone (hahahah)
So either you have a sealed design and pay a ridiculous amount man or just get a fatty battery that comes out with a case for a little more or a lot less, depending on the brand
23. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3939; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I use a Galaxy S3, and I have never once felt the need to remove my battery.
Removable batteries aren't a "hot seller." People buy a phone either because of its price point, or the features it was advertised to have. No one buys a GS4 because of the removable battery, people buy it because Samsung advertises the Air Gestures and camera features constantly, the fact that the GS4 has a removable battery is irrelevant to the vast majority of sales from the GS4.
Audio/Video streaming and GPS? I do that a lot, aside from audio streaming, and my battery life is just fine. I always end the day with about 20-30% left after a day of moderate use, which is perfect for probably more than 90% of consumers. The power users that play intensive games and stream audio/video constantly make up a very small percentage.
26. ngo2dd (Posts: 781; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
All I want to say is the iPhone 5 sold over 25 million. So can anyone say removable batteries is important if the best selling phone is none of those. Samsung marketing is more then coke coca. Come on now people
27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3939; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Exactly. People are buying the GS4 based on advertisements and brand recognition, not the fact that it has a removable battery; otherwise, the iPhone wouldn't be selling at all.
2. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
lmfao i would rather carry lumia with me than this
13. aleksey4738 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Apr 2013)
Why are Samsung owners trolling in a HTC article ? Aren't you guys suppose to be online searching for 1. Why my phone has so many gimmicks that I will never use. 2. Why my battery cover is so cheap. 3. What am I doing wrong with my life that I need an extra battery in my phone just to go through a day. 4. Why is the HTC one winning in almost every compassion against my beloved gs4 . Lmao
18. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
I already add to my wish list the #4 batt case for my next purchase at Amazon.