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Replaceable battery or unibody design - which one do you prefer?

0. phoneArena 15 Apr 2013, 05:48 posted on

We were wondering how many people actually would carry a spare charged battery with them at all times, and to what extent the presence of a sealed battery compartment in the latest unibody designs would hinder their purchasing decision towards those handsets...

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posted on 15 Apr 2013, 05:50 53

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I have voted for unibody design. :)

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 06:19 8

20. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


im with you, i have galaxy s3 with 3 extra batteries.
they give me cushion to use as much phone as i want
BUT i would defiantly go for none removable back if it means better looking phone.
like sony xperia z stamina mode is great example. why use battery when there is no need!
plus portable charger exist with 2amps output. that will charge phone in 20 mins

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 07:40 9

63. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Stamina mode of Z is crap. A phone hardly running 5-6hrs run for 2 more hours. Sony made a lovable phone but didn't bless it with enough juice that many users hoped for.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 08:27 3

73. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Stamina Mode is a bit Rip off from the Snapdragon battery guru.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:43 1

89. omar300 (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


I could care less who copied who, i am talking about apps and settings that shut off service when its not needed and as for eisenbricher: yes the battery is small and some customers complains are stamina mode isnt good but i hope it starts function as its supposed to, if it does that then it should save ALOT of battery.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:48 4

90. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


When the battery goes "dead" (for good), after years of charging, a unibody phone is a brick... But i can give my old Samsung to my little bro... Simply buy a new battery, open and replace the dead one, and it's a new phone.

After a while a battery won't take a charge anymore = brick.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 19:52

142. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Agree with you 100% topcat488. I've been saying this very thing for years.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:01

165. 14545 (Posts: 1612; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Especially in the cases of phones like the one. It's one thing when you have something like a nexus 7 without a removable battery because it is still easily changed out. But when you are talking about something like the one there is practically no way to even change it. So that phone might be good for 3 years max.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 06:26 18

29. Brutus (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


+1.... Uni-body is the wow these days. With manufactures giving +2000 mAh batteries in their flagships, there is no need to worry about juice. By the time the battery gets weak (min. 2 years), the technology would've moved so ahead that we'll get a new one.... Simple....!!!!

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 06:28 4

30. MobileJunkieJr (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


I knew this poll was coming sooner or later.
I'll take the unibody... I have a phone with a removable battery cover, but i haven't needed any extra battery, i just carry my charger or mini-USB around.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 06:33 4

33. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Why all the down vote? Vote for whatever you want. Its just his opinion. Mine also Unibody Design.. CHEERS :)

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 07:08 6

54. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


this poll should be named : do you prefer galaxy s4 or the htc one

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:36 1

84. Avicktim (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


Wack!

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:38 4

87. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)


unibody is good until u get a battery life note worthy! whats the use of a smartphone when its battery dies when u really need it!

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 19:55

143. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Amen to that.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 09:39 6

88. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Which is stupidity.... I travel so I need:
Navigation
Internet
Camera

With unibody I can forget about traveling and have to have more devices

Unibody =stupidity

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 10:05 1

94. milesboy5 (Posts: 178; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Your comment = stupidity

Navigation - smartphone
Internet - smartphone
Camera - smartphone

Smartphone = Smartphone therefore that is all one device and away you go on your travels. All of which could have a unibody or removable backs.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 13:01 1

115. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Forget to survive with Nexus 4 like I use Galaxy Nexus when traveling ;-)
Think a little :-)

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 14:04

128. milesboy5 (Posts: 178; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


I have the Galaxy Nexus as well but you get all three of those things plus a good battery life from the Maxx line from Moto. I'm just saying there a lot of counters to your argument.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 23:23 1

150. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


no, you can not replace the battery so you have to charge and can not use the phone, do you get it all, finally??? ;)

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 11:33 1

103. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


... What? Since when does unibody mean you can't have those things?

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 12:58

114. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


You will see ;-)
Just think a little:
The best phones have big batteries,
Big batteries + uni body = ? Guess what ;-)

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 14:24

130. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


lolwut? xD

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 16:21 2

136. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Big batteries + unibody = the Razr Maxx and Razr Maxx HD.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 21:59

146. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that's right and as a MAXX HD owner i assure you anywherehome i use my camera, browser and navigation excessively.

posted on 15 Apr 2013, 23:21

149. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Big batteries + unibody = the Razr Maxx and Razr Maxx HD. = non replaceable battery

so I was right, thanks for confirmation ;)
you dont get it, right? :)
are you able to understand a term "replaceable battery"? do you know what it could mean in reality? it still seems you dont :)

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 01:28

152. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i don't think you're getting across real well to anybody so how about you just start being more specific about what you're saying here. how does having a unibody design mean you have to forget about traveling and have more devices? you're also gonna have to just tell us the answer to big batteries + unibody because the only answer i can come up with is "win-win" and i don't think that's what you're looking for.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 03:12

154. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


so again, unibody means non replaceable battery for better phones with bigger batteries = have to charge a phone = do I have to wait 2 hours somewhere to charge the phone? do you get it now??? ;)

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 15:00

161. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i don't think you comprehend how long a Razr MAXX HD lasts my friend...and besides the MAXX HD many phones with unibody designs now can get through the day with the kind of usage you describe just fine. the only time you'll really have to worry about charging these things is when you're sleeping anyway.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 04:29 1

155. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You are making no sense. Since when do non removable batteries mean you can't travel?

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