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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Joel76, Mar 4, 2022.

  1. Joel76

    Joel76 Lurker
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    Is prying a Google phone apart to replace it's crappy battery with a crappier $10 ebay battery really worth the effort or should I just go out behind the garage and smash it and then buy something better?

    It's a pixel 2 and the battery only lasted 2.5 years. It still runs but only lasts about 4 hours.

    I have an ebay battery on my shop desk ... I suppose I can try it and see.

    I'm really thinking about an upgrade but don't know what to get. I loved my original no bloatware moto X but it got dated pretty quick so I was forced to buy the Google. :( Any suggestions?
     



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  2. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Expert

    Sure just about anything off the Moto family,no bloatwear though,but you kind of have to delete some apps to make it work :)
     
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  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    How old was the phone when you got it? The Pixel 2 was released in 2017, and won't have been manufactured since 2018, so the phone is more likely 4 years old than 2.5. If it was used by someone else first all bets are off for the battery, while if you bought it new 2.5 years ago it will have sat more than a year, at least, in a warehouse, which isn't ideal for batteries either.

    My Pixel 2's battery lasted 4 years, which is not as good as the HTC One I had before (4.5 years) but better than the manufacturers want it to last. I didn't buy another Pixel because this year's models are too big, but that's all really. I don't know whether Moto have upped their game with updates, but it hasn't traditionally been their strong point.

    But if you have a replacement battery, trust its quality to at least be safe, and are happy replacing it then there's not much to lose trying.
     
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    its not worth tearing the phone apart to replace a battery in my opinion. unless you are a dyi kind of person or somebody who likes playing around with electronic components like that. getting a professional to do it is not worth the price for an old phone like that.

    you are better off getting a new device. which one? that will depend on your budget. moto's are a decent brand. i like sammy's myself. been with them since the note 4 came out. i am currently rocking the z fold 3.
     
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  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    There's a nice, step-by-step guide on the ifixit site for your model:
    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Google+Pixel+2+Battery+Replacement/103334
    but given the disdain in your posting you might find it better for your own peace of mind to just get an iPhone. Keep in mind that ebay battery is going to be really dated too, and even unused smartphone batteries age. It might possibly be able to hold a charge longer than the battery that's in your Pixel 2 but it's probably (not possibly) going to have a diminished overall use life. Batteries get old, that's just an unavoidable fact.
     
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