At some points, we might have been in a crossroad whether to purchase a smartphone that its battery is removable or to buy one that its battery is non-removable. Also, some of us who are tech-inclined have been asked at some points by friends whether they should go for phones with or without a removable battery. In this post, I’ll be writing about the pros and cons of both of them so that you will know which one to go for or prescribe for people.
Advantages of Smartphones with REMOVABLE BATTERIES
As we all know, removable batteries are does batteries that can be detached from the smartphone.
1. In case of a Hang: Some smartphones as we all know, hangs sometimes and this makes the phone not to accept any input either from the buttons or touchpad. If a smartphone has a removable battery, all you need to do is to remove the battery and insert it back and that’s all, your phone will begin to work again.
2. Replaceability and travel-friendly: Assuming your smartphone’s battery dies and is removable, all you need do is to replace it with your spare battery or, if you are traveling to where there will be no energy to charge your phone, you can go with as many batteries as you want.
3. You can sell the phone anytime you are tired of the phone. If the battery has a problem, the buyer can change it anytime he wants
4. In a case of overheating, you can remove the battery and then leave the phone to cool
5. In a case whereby the phone mistakenly falls into water, you can save the phone easily by removing its battery.
Disadvantages of Smartphones with REMOVABLE BATTERIES
1. Smartphones with removable batteries are bigger and less fancy when compared to their counterparts with non-removable batteries
2. Battery contacts can develop faults due to the rate at which you remove it
3. In case the phone gets lost, it cannot be traced as long as the thief removes the battery
Advantages of Smartphones with NON-REMOVABLE BATTERIES
1. They are slimmer and smarter than their other counterpart.
2. Less chances of the phone parts breaking because you don’t have to always remove its cover.
3. In case the phone gets lost, you can trace it because the thief cannot remove the battery.
4. The chances of dust entering into the phone are small.
Disadvantages of Smartphones With NON-REMOVABLE BATTERIES
1. Irreplaceable battery: If the battery life deteriorates, it cannot be replaced.
2. In case the phone hangs, you’ll have to wait for a long time for it to recover by itself
3. If the battery heats up, you might not know because it happens inside the phone and might damage inner components of the phone and sometimes, the screen.
4. Ok, this one is a little on both advantage and disadvantage because it’s difficult to prove, but in our experience, getting water in a non-removable sealed phone is terrible. Unlike a removable battery, where you can attempt to dry out the innards before the battery can short the phone, sealed units with non-removable batteries struggle to dry out before damage is done.