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LG pokes fun at Samsung for the lack of removable batteries in the Galaxy S6 series

LG pokes fun at Samsung for the lack of removable batteries in the Galaxy S6 series
In a tweet earlier today, Samsung Mobile reminded the world that it's possible to charge the Galaxy S6 edge+ "from zero to full in just 90 minutes", thanks to the built-in fast charging capabilities. LG USA Mobile replied to Samsung by saying: "Go from zero to full instantly with a removable battery," while providing a link to its official LG V10 webpage.

As you may know, compared to the Galaxy S5 series, Samsung's Galaxy S6 family brought significant changes, one of them being batteries that can't be removed (and, thus, can't be replaced). While many smartphone owners (including folks with iPhones) were already used to not having removable batteries, others saw this as a downgrade. Of course, there are still plenty of smartphones with removable batteries out there. LG makes some of them, including the aforementioned V10 - a high-end Android handset that's available to buy since October, several months after Samsung released the S6 edge+.

To be fair, our tests show that the 3000 mAh battery of the Galaxy Edge S6+ lasts considerably longer than the 3000 mAh battery of the LG V10, though LG's battery charges faster (in just 65 minutes). In the end, both the S6 edge+ and the V10 offer advantages and disadvantages when it comes to batteries. To find out more about the two smartphones, go check out our Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ review and our LG V10 review.

What would you prefer? A removable battery that you can easily replace when it's depleted, or a non-removable one that lasts longer?

LG pokes fun at Samsung for the lack of removable batteries in the Galaxy S6 series

source: Twitter

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posted on 27 Jan 2016, 19:56 22

1. philip_1 (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 Jul 2009)


Good one...However, if you rely on Phonearena reviews in order to purchase,then don't lose your time by reading.. just buy directly Samsung or Apple.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 08:49 3

46. QWERTYphone (Posts: 651; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Well played, LG.
Only a complete idiot buys a phone without a removable battery.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 09:08 2

47. aBoss (Posts: 101; Member since: 15 Sep 2014)


removable battery is great but I prefer water proof as a more important priority thats why I chose the Z5 which doesnt have a removable battery.

Sony(waterproof) > LG(removable battery) > Samsung(lack MicroSD+battery) > Apple(lack everything)

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 10:10 2

51. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


The Galaxy S5 has a removable battery and is IP67 rated.

So I dont understand your point actually. Do you?!

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 10:46

54. marorun (Posts: 3163; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


What difference between :

Samsung S5
Samsung S6/edge
LG V10
Sony Z5

Well Samsung S5 is old history compared to brand new devices.

So i dont understand the point you try to make Techie.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 10:10

50. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Suppose I can't use such? Then what? Wouldn't that make me more of an idiot to buy what I don't need?

Actually you;'re the idiot for making it seems everyone needs something that YOU need.

You're a stupid ignoramus!

Also, when you make a post on PA, you shouldn't then take your phone and thumbs up yourself.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 10:48

55. marorun (Posts: 3163; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Well on thats i have to agree no need to call ppl idiot or stupid because they dont need a feature...

Just call them thats when they pay higher price for a device with less features ( wich is rarely the case with Samsung but often the case with Apple lol )

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 19:56

2. BLSEOTB (Posts: 330; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/neon/images/7/71/Kelso-burn.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130119032719

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 19:57 17

3. MrElectrifyer (limited) (Posts: 2192; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Dumb move coming from them with poor battery life in the V10...regardless, still wish Samsung kept the removable battery.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:36 5

13. corvette72778 (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Spare battery that was given away during promo fits PERFECTLY in my wallet. I'll take this any day over being a wall hugger!

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 21:19 4

26. buccob (Posts: 2512; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I actually prefer to have an external power bank that works with my increasing number of devices that run on batteries, and my Sony Xperia almost never need to be recharge during my day.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 08:46

67. sraive (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


Using extended battery (2x or 3x bigger than stock battery) is the best way to extend battery life. (for example ZeroLemon extended batteries)

- It's better than having a spare battery and swapping them all the time.

- It's also better than using power bank/external battery case, because if you use them, they charge the phone's battery. It leads to more frequent/continuous charging, which will shorten the lifespan of the phone's battery even faster.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 10:14

52. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


They ahve phones with them. Just buy them if that is what you want.

I have a fast charger at my desk, in my car and at home. I typically only need the one at home. I charge my Note 5 every other day.

Removable batteries are stupid when a phone has amazing battery life as the S and Note both do, have fast charging or you can by an external battery pack for a quick charge if needed.

I ahve never been in a situation where my phone died since I've had any Samsung, even the ones with a removable battery. There have been lots of times I am heading home stuck in traffic where I use to get the beeps at 20%. That is no longer an issue..>CAR CHARGER.

Removable batteries are as useful as a mosquito bite.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 12:46 2

57. Topcat488 (Posts: 1394; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


That last sentence made my take back the green thumb I gave to you in post # 51... Cause you remind me of a plastic-one-way-package user. The point i'm trying to make is that the "components" in a smartphone are still useful looooooooooong after the battery has died. Non-removable battery smartphones are a waste of resources, and should be outlawed!

SAVE for the sake of saving, and the world's pollution level will decrease, and resources will last longer... But NOOOOO you sound like a USE ONCE and throw away kind of person. No wonder our oceans are full of man made junk...

But then again the cellphone industry want us all thinking one way(sealed battery), so they can sell us more, more quickly. I personally give my two/three year old phone to a poorer family member or friend. And when they slip in a NEW battery wallah almost a brand new flagship phone. O.o

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 08:54

68. sraive (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


Dumb comment, since you forget about the fact that 2015's Snapdragon processors like Snapdragon 808 and 810 are weak and inefficient. The Snapdragon 810 tend to overheat, and both consume more power than Exynos 7420.

So the only advantage of Samsung phones in 2015 is the more efficient, better processor (Exynos). But in 2016, probably the Snapdragon 820 will be the best (especially the single core performance).

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 10:50

76. MrElectrifyer (limited) (Posts: 2192; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Dumb response, since you forget we're talking about the V10 battery life in it's current state, which is what LG is using to poke fun at Samsung, not some future variant...

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 11:44

77. sraive (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


Dumb response, since you forget that it is not LG's fault that Qualcomm coudln't make a proper chip last year. And you forget that Samsung was poking fun at Apple a few years ago that iPhone users are Wall Huggers, and S5 has removable battery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS7UujDa_k8

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 17:03

78. MrElectrifyer (limited) (Posts: 2192; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


LG is responsible for what they put in their device, especially when they're bold enough to be making fun of others with the device. Nothing stops them from making their own chip like Samsung/Apple.

Samsung was right about iPhone users being wall huggers. I've experienced it for over half a decade with jailbroken iPhones and I'm not in denial about it. Never was I able to tweak out my device to my liking and have it last a whole day or more, not until I switched to Android on a OnePlus One:

https://db.tt/IOMyQBaN

The S6 is still not a wall hugger according to benchmarks despite it lacking removable battery:

bit.ly/1GESf7G

Again regardless, still wish the S6 had removable battery.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:07 1

4. keithtae (Posts: 341; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Only samsung and apple.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 01:01

39. combatmedic870 (Posts: 555; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


And Sony.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:07

5. Mreveryphone (Posts: 408; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Personally I don't mind juicing up right before I'm getting ready to leave as long as I know that juice will take me through whatever I'm doing which is the case with my S6 edge... With the V10 yes it would charge fast but wouldn't last me through whatever I was doing... Yes I know I could have changed the battery but I didn't want to have one more thing to worry about while I was enjoying whatever I was doing... Like what if I missed the opportunity of taking a picture because I was changing the battery... First world problems!

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:12 6

6. Justlooking (Posts: 37; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


I have a V10 and while the battery does not last as long I did get a free battery and 200gb microsd card to compensate for the inconvenience. In the end by having the removable battery i have more juice than i need to get me through the day.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:12 9

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11378; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The Note 4 was the last good Samsung phone. I wish I could say one of the LG phones were good but there hasn't been a good one.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:36 9

14. corvette72778 (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


V10 blows the doors off a Samsung

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 10:14 1

53. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8411; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


In what way?

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:41 9

17. Justlooking (Posts: 37; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


You should try the V10. I used to think that Samsung was the master of android but LG proved me wrong. The camera is amazing and I have yet to experience any lag or crashes as I did with my Xperia Z1s and my Note 4.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:43 4

18. corvette72778 (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


No bugs either. All the notes after II has them.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:57 10

22. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I had a Note 3 a Note 4 and a G3, you don't want to mention bugs LG is the king of them

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 21:37 2

27. chenski (Posts: 352; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


G3 rocks coz i had one

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 22:36 5

31. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


G3 sucks, so did I

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 08:01

45. jessyi (Posts: 325; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Yes g3 had bugs. But LG went diffrent with G4 and V10 software they are so smooth and fuild to use.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 09:00

69. sraive (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


The only (but serious) problem with G3 is that it has QHD screen resolution with Snapdragon 801. It was a pathetic move from LG. S801 is too weak for QHD screen resolution. That's why G3 lags and overheats, consumes a lot of power.

But the best phone of 2015 is the LG V10. The only advantage of Samsung phones is the better, more efficient processor, the Exynos 7420. However, in 2016, probably the Snapdragon 820 will be the best (especially the single core performance).

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:43 2

19. joey_sfb (Posts: 5348; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I have already switch from Samsung to Nexus brand. Its cheaper and meet my every expectation.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:59 2

23. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


+1 yeah pretty much. Sammy turned the Note 5 into an iPhone, so I went ahead and bought an iPhone 6s Plus 128gb, at least I have the storage *laughs*

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 00:12 1

37. kartik.07 (Posts: 12; Member since: 04 May 2015)


You guyz were the one who don't like that design/material and want premium version now when samsung gave you that, why aren't u happy with it? every premium phone you use to compare with samsung were like this for example htc one or iphone..

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 01:02 1

40. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I was damn happy with the Note 4, but they took it too far and got rid of too much.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 07:37 2

44. sissy246 (Posts: 636; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


So you go to icrap that gives you even less. Yeah makes a lot of since. The note 5 is nothing like icrap, it is way better.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 10:01

49. keekai05 (Posts: 116; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


"since" when? Lol

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 10:58

56. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Oh I have a Sony Z3V which I like more than the Note 4 I didn't go all iPhone, but if Sammy is gonna turn its phones into iPhones I'll just buy an iPhone

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 09:02

70. sraive (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


Those who complain about "premium" material, have never complained about the lack of it.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:15 4

8. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1149; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Of course a longer battery, i dont plan to carry a spare battery with me when i go out nor do i want to remove my phone case, remove the back, take of the battery and replace it with a new one, and repeat the process again.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:18 7

9. TheNeighbor (Posts: 191; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Gee, which one would you prefer - getting full power back in under 90 minutes, or getting full power back in under 90 seconds?

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:25 12

11. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1149; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


When im at home it doesn't matter, since i can charge it anytime and do something else. If i go out with friends or at a party, are you gonna seriously tell me your gonna bring a spare battery in your pocket, and show to them how cool it is to replace your phones battery because it dies too fast? I would chose a phone that last longer, so i dont have the burden to carry something extra in my pocket and dont look ridiculous taking of my case, back cover and replacing the battery and have an extra bulge in my pocket.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:37 1

15. TheNeighbor (Posts: 191; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


The point is not showing off on how quickly you can regain power. I still can get 6 hours screen on usage time with my Note 3 over 17 hours on one charge:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/92800985@N06/shares/6Xa141

Half the time I wad WiFi connected, the other being on LTE . I even managed to download 1 GB of torrents.

That's just if I just do these "regular things" with my N3. I sometimes download 8GB over LTE in the day. My battery definitely only lasts less than 10 hours with that.

And I don't stay in one place most of the time. An extra battery, or even an extended one is much preferred fir me.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:44

20. corvette72778 (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


The spare battery fits in your wallet. Shockingly surprised how unnoticeable.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 22:47 2

32. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1149; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


And is it safe or healthy for the battery to be left in there, especially when your moving around and it gets warm in your pocket? Who's responsible if the battery leaks and burns you?

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 00:09

36. ibend (Posts: 3539; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


that wont happen.. phone temperature (when used) is obviously more higher than the inside of your pocket..
and it wont leak (unless it get stabbed by something)

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 00:34

38. TheNeighbor (Posts: 191; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


This is the reason why I love Samsung for providing plastic carrying cases for the extra batteries.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/92800985@N06/shares/Z8vi49

As I have mentioned, I just got my 2 double-capacity extended batteries like 3 hours ago. I expect getting a whole day of heavy use without ever turning off data, with up to 10 hours of screen on usage if I need to, with my usual daily 2-4 GB of torrent downloads, and not even carry extra batteries, nor have to plug in to a power source like powerbank.

Sure, it doubles the thickness, but I'm pretty sure I don't have to be carrying an even bulkier powerbank and have to plug in 2 hours to regain power in my waking hours.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:41 2

16. TA700 (Posts: 62; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I don't like to change batteries too. I just swapped the original for a double capacity and there hasn't been a day I need more power ever.
It's heavier & more bulky but overall weight less, more compact and less messy than if I need to bring a powerbank along.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 22:18 1

29. TheNeighbor (Posts: 191; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I just got two double-capacity batteries today. Yes, it means I don't have to switch batteries for an entire day. No need to worry about plugging in, nor having to carry around a charger or a powerbank.

The extra one is I can pretty much know I still have efficient batteries within the year. I pretty much skipped the Note.5 because of no memory expansion and no removable battery.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 03:52

42. razmahtaz001 (Posts: 57; Member since: 11 May 2013)


i used to have two extra spare batteries, but didnt like the inconvenience of having to power down to replace the battery every time it drains to 5%...so i decided to go the usb battery pack route and was very satisfied...my two extra spare batteries never seen the light of day since then LOL

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 02:12 1

66. TheNeighbor (Posts: 191; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


A double-capacity extended battery only cost $10. Beats having to carry a powerbank around, wait hours to charge your device, and having to charge the powerbank as well . I'm guaranteed about 18 to 25 hours with my Note 3, even with 7 to 8 hours of screen on time.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 09:05

71. sraive (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


One of the biggest advantages of the removable battery is that you can replace the battery to a 2x or 3x higher capacity battery. (For example ZeroLemon is going to release a 9000mAh battery for LG V10. They also made 3x bigger batteries for older Samsung devices that had removable battery.) And you will never have to worry anymore about phone usage, battery life and charging.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:23 2

10. Sprissy (Posts: 151; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


I prefer the removable battery, and will remain an LG fan as long as they keep it.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:29 2

12. rsiders (Posts: 853; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Good one from my new favorite OEM.lol A little poking fun is fine. And rightly so. Other non removable enabled OEMs need to step up as well. But at the same time, LG, give us better battery life to begin with.

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:56 1

21. vijay.alapati (Posts: 133; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Guys does this mean the G5 will have removable back, they will not poking samsung if their next flagship is having non removable back.....hope its a clue from LG to say what to expect from G5

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 09:21

72. sraive (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


Yes, probably.

GSMArena also published this news with the title:
"LG hints its G5 will have a removable battery while poking fun at Samsung"

http://www.gsmarena.com/newscomm-16349.php

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 20:59 4

24. InsertUsernameHere (Posts: 358; Member since: 31 Aug 2014)


Samsung could poke fun at the S6 having battery life than the G4 even with a smaller battery.

posted on 30 Jan 2016, 09:22

73. sraive (Posts: 78; Member since: 21 Aug 2014)


You forget about the fact that 2015's Snapdragon processors like Snapdragon 808 and 810 are weak and inefficient. The Snapdragon 810 tend to overheat, and both consume more power than Exynos 7420.

So the only advantage of Samsung phones in 2015 is the more efficient, better processor (Exynos). But in 2016, probably the Snapdragon 820 will be the best (especially the single core performance).

posted on 27 Jan 2016, 21:00 4

25. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


LG phones are a buggy mess, no thank you

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