Why Phones Don’t Have Removable Batteries Anymore
It’s just not your day. You’re late for a date and how wonderful! You got lost, and your phone has kicked the bucket, so you can’t call, text, or — anything! Of course, you didn’t bring your charger. Oh, if only phones had removable batteries, and you could simply change it on the go! Well, let’s get that clear: there are phones with removable batteries on the market — you just don’t see them as much. They’re less popular and a little outdated. More common are gadgets with batteries that are glued and screwed into the inside of the phone. You can take it out only with special tools and lots of courage. And you’ll most likely end up with a broken phone after that.
There are a few reasons why phones with removable batteries have lost their touch. First, it’s because of a tighter and slimmer design. Non-removable batteries don’t need a back panel, which means they take up less space inside the gadget. And since people now want phones made from high-quality materials and with tons of features, manufacturers decided to give them exactly that by making smartphones thinner. Taking the bulk down let them use fewer of those pricey materials, which translates o a lower cost for customers. Plus, these smartphones simply look more stylish and modern! Giving up removable batteries also made it possible to have waterproof phones. Too bad this was long after that one time mine fell out of my back pocket and right into the toilet, but I digress. The fewer places exist to potentially let water in, the easier it is to keep it out. And since water damage isn’t covered under most warranties, this feature has become very popular among customers, I included! Besides, non-removable batteries are better for your security. Let’s say someone stole your phone. With the battery tucked inside and difficult to get to without that removable back panel, it makes it harder for a thief to disable tracking features. So, your chances of finding your property are much higher. But, of course, this new non-removable battery isn’t only for your convenience. The life span of an average smartphone battery is about 24 months. After that, it starts losing its capacity, and you have to charge the phone more often, which is annoying, to say the least. It’s around this time when thoughts pop up in your head, like “Hmm, maybe it’ stime to get me a new phone?” Oh, how convenient! Your service provider will be happy to sell you one!