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?


source: Twitter

Related phones

Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
V10
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(12h 3G talk time)

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76 Comments

1. philip_1

Posts: 46; Member since: Jul 28, 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.

46. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

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

47. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 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)

51. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Galaxy S5 has a removable battery and is IP67 rated. So I dont understand your point actually. Do you?!

54. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

50. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

55. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 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 )

2. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

13. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 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!

26. buccob

Posts: 2973; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

67. sraive

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 21, 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.

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

57. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 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

68. sraive

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 21, 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).

76. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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...

77. sraive

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 21, 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

78. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

4. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Only samsung and apple.

39. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

And Sony.

5. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 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!

6. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

14. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

V10 blows the doors off a Samsung

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

In what way?

17. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

18. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

22. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 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

27. chenski

Posts: 773; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

G3 rocks coz i had one

31. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

G3 sucks, so did I

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