What happened with mobile phone batteries that could be removed?

Changing the battery of a mobile is, unfortunately, too common, with the mandatory passage from the technical department that this means. But a time had happened when anyone could renew their phone in less than a minute: the battery was removable. What was that call for these? It makes sense that todays mobile phones are currently not available.

The technical department may not change the battery of a mobile. However, there was a moment when anyone could renew their phone within 30 minutes: its battery was replaced by a removable battery. What did this be doing with those phones? Is there any reason for a failure of today’s smartphones to support a battery change?

Currently, you must take a technical journey to change the battery of your phone and give off some good money in exchange for that trip. Ten years ago (as in that melodie), it was enough to remove the cover of the phone, remove the old battery, and open a new door with the button to the mobile. Easy, fast, suitable for every single person, plus without more money. What time do you come, right? With regard to perspective, I would like him to come back. Or not?

Unibody, the concept phone that killed the swappable battery, was all about the phone.

Samsung Galaxy S5, the latest Galaxy S with a removable battery.

When we turned from a dumb mobile phone to a smart mobile phone, we realized that the device we carry is in our own hands. The thickness of the screen has grown to the very affluent diagonals of today. Nowadays photography has become so important that phones have more sensors and lenses than film camera’s. The miniaturization of components made it possible for manufacturers to get the most out of their products’ interiors. These last things created mobiles with their body built with a piece of paper called “unibody”.

The devices, when made using a single piece of metal, and usually aluminium, look more resistant. Since the screen is steals the most space in a phone’s dimensions, keeping its body at its best causes weight problems and strength to the overall device. Unfortunately, it might be necessary to fix a problem, like the need for a rechargeable battery.

In 2006, the first iPhone (the Vertu Constellation 2006) was launched. However Apple has released an air-conditioned chair, if not both: the two phones aren’t currently available in only one car that uses micro-control. According to GSM Arena, 2022 brought 12 Android phones with removable batteries, and among them was the Samsung Galaxy Xcover6 Pro, one of the most recognizable on the list.

Of 505 mobiles launched in 2022, only 12 have an interchangeable battery. That means a total of 2,38 dollars, according to the GSMArena data collection.

The cell phone with removable batteries isn’t fully dead, they are banned from both physical and online storefronts. Nokia has an ultra-wide resistance model, but it still has its lowest range. Despite the deathhards, changing the phone battery is no longer an option.

Users had different possibilities.

We have lost many of our ability to fix them easily after removing the option to change the phone’s battery. Since the battery is the unit that decomposes the most quickly with a device, manufacturers increased their turnover, with the advantage of a battery change in the technical service by average 60/90 dollars. Now, it’s true, but it can also make more money for the warranty.

We have lost power over what we buy and the removal of removable batteries creates a similar activity: previous, it wasn’t enough to buy a battery and change it manually, a process that took half a minute, now, you can lose several days and save up to six times more money (a quality clone battery wasn’t too expensive). Nonetheless, the increase in the number of customers isn’t the only reason for the discontentless absence of mobile phones: it’s the only reason a cell phone has no re-additional charger that will allow me to recharge my batteries instead of mobile phones.

  • The flexible design makes the materials stronger and thicker. This benefit can be combined with a monocoque body.
  • Component protection becomes very important, particularly with a strong resistance to dust and water. While a phone with interchangeable components isn’t easy to protect and increases the risk for the user (the lack of placement of the case is enough to damage the phone by humidity).
  • It’s cheaper to design a phone that isn’t disassembled by the user than to prepare everything inside the phone so that the parts can easily be interchanged. This cost ends up being transferred to the final price.
  • The space with the mobiles is small. And since the battery is the most important part of said interior, installing it so that it can be removed by removing the cover makes the end use of the phone more difficult, as it would be thicker-wearing (brands insist that phones should be as thin as possible if we love it or not).
  • The batteries’ internal components have evolved. Old phone batteries aren’t limited to a long, durable battery. These batteries are less reliable than an explosion hazard. Lithium-ion batteries are great for smartphones: they last for several years without noticeable use in batteries and can be sealed in unibody mobiles. It also reduces the risk of manipulation.

Since it’s true we lost lots of possibilities. Even the manufacturers have gained through the changes. Even so, there are more reasons for its alumnogenic design, which includes nondestructive batteries, that cannot be removed, proved to be triumphed, as we’ve already seen. One more thing: How much more attractive are single-piece portable phones with no moving parts? Yes, so we can cover them later.

The battery that’s switched on isn’t returning. It’s not allowed to switch on to the charger.

Maybe we miss this (it’s not quite the case of me), it made phones more noticeable, but, besides, it doesn’t matter how much we can do about it, the removable battery doesn’t come back. At least for commonly used smartphones in 2016 was the year that phones with swappable batteries overtook their opponents. In 2022, only 2,38 % of Android phones dodged what became the norm.

The battery is still not removable, despite the fact that it’s a simple non-smartphone: feature phones (two-way) and mute (classic mobiles). They’re perfect for those who only need to call or text, or even send WhatsApp. But for not too much more.