One version of LG G3 features a removable battery, according to leaked photos
posted by Alan F. / May 06, 2014, 10:20 AM
These days, many flagship models do have the ability to get you through the day on a single charge, making the issue of a removable battery less important. In fact, many new high-end handsets don't allow consumers to have access to their phone's battery. It has become so commonplace now, that when a model does offer a replaceable cell, it becomes big news.
Take LG for example. A leaked photograph allegedly showing the Korean manufacturer's upcoming flagship model, reveals that the LG G3 will have at least one variant sporting a removable battery. An earlier leak indicated that the capacity of said cell will be 3000mAh. But before you get excited at the prospect of being able to swap batteries on the LG G3, keep in mind that there is no guarantee that this "feature" will be offered where you live.
Another leaked photo supposedly shows the new back cover for the phone. Unlike the glossy fingerprint magnet on the LG G2, the successor will apparently offer a brushed metal back that prevents those disgusting looking prints from covering your phone.
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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I hope this time all the models have a removable back and not only the korean version like the LG G2.
posted on May 06, 2014, 10:26 AM 1
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y do u need a removable back?
posted on May 06, 2014, 10:29 AM 3
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1. So that you can carry an extra battery and swap'em when you urgently need that extra juice when you run out of battery and there is no charging port around. 2. It is a well known fact that batteries have limited life and about a year or so their performance decreases dramatically. An accessible battery gives user the option to simply buy a new one and chuck the old one away. 3. A removable back also gives user the option to replace the back cover with the design of his/her choice or even when it suffers a damage from a fall.
posted on May 06, 2014, 11:08 AM 9
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4. it's some weird case scenario but if you accidentally drop your phone and the screen doesn't want to wake you can forcefully eject the battery and place it once again. I see some Xperia device had this problem after some drop test, i think it's the simplest way to restore the device.
posted on May 06, 2014, 5:48 PM 0
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LG g3 looks awesome but after using dual front speakers on my HTC one and soon buying the m8 and m8 prime if it comes out, I can't use back firing speakers even if the whole back was a speaker.
posted on May 06, 2014, 10:29 AM 5
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after having testing the m8 with the s5 and note 3 there was hardly any difference if one at all. its not a selling point for most people
posted on May 06, 2014, 1:36 PM 1
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Good step, LG. I hope the removable one will be the international version.
posted on May 06, 2014, 10:31 AM 0
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wow.....brushed metal looks good...
posted on May 06, 2014, 10:44 AM 2
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what if its fake metal? remember the LG Viper?http://www9.pcmag.com/media/im
posted on May 06, 2014, 11:21 AM 3
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I hope the intl' version comes with an expandable memory and removable back. Also the brushed metal finish looks verry good to me. But as I said earlier, the back button shapes seems to need rework and I hope it's going to be a compact smartphone (similar to the G2 in terms of compact ness). And also, please, sell it in July or earlier in my favourite shop!
posted on May 06, 2014, 10:56 AM 0
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I think that I am the only one who prefer not removable back cover with bigger battery ^^ In G2 the difference was 400 mah. I think that most people change phone every one or two years. In this time battery shouldn't loose much power(capacity) and if your battery will be broken you will have still warranty. Ofcourse some people want to have more than one batteries, but I am not among them and I think that most people think that way. Who want to carry all batteries with him and recharge them all later ? :D
posted on May 06, 2014, 11:11 AM 1
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---"I think that I am the only one who prefer not removable back cover with bigger battery ^^ In G2 the difference was 400 mah. I think that most people change phone every one or two years. In this time battery shouldn't loose much power(capacity) and if your battery will be broken you will have still warranty."--- In most cases, batteries are considered an "expendable" component which is not covered after manufacturer warranty. Also keep in mind that getting a "refurbished" handset is not a total refurbish. It is most likely a replacement of a failed part(s) only. This means that if there is nothing wrong with your non-removable battery device except for the battery, you will get an exchanged device that may have been someone else's nightmare. John B.
posted on May 06, 2014, 11:30 AM 0
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---"These days, many flagship models do have the ability to get you through the day on a single charge, making the issue of a removable battery less important."--- False! The importance of removable battery extends further than just lasting an entire day. It is necessary to think outside this falacy that it is all about lasting a day. Of all the components in a device, the common battery is the one that has not changed basic design in 30 years. There are many conditioning factors in which removing a battery can benefit the device as well as the battery. Today's smartphones are very powerful and subjected to heavy use between gamers and business personnel. Constant charging and discharging weakens the anode and cathode within the battery. This can cause the device to demonstrate certain symptoms that many would feel has nothing to do with the battery yet, does. Flickering screens, random shutdowns and reboots, overheating, processor speed inconsistencies, noisy voice calls. I usually purchase an extra battery and rotate them every 3 months. This eliminates extreme loads on just one battery. Once the warranty is done, having a removable battery is invaluable in keeping service costs down. Anyone should be able to replace their own battery.I applaud any manufacturer that is willing to reinstate the obvious beneficial circumstances in maintaining access to the device's weakest link. John B.
posted on May 06, 2014, 11:19 AM 5
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Brushed metal? I don't think LG will ditch their self-healing technology...
posted on May 06, 2014, 11:38 AM 0
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That metal looks awesome!
posted on May 06, 2014, 11:51 AM 0
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