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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GodLovesYou, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. GodLovesYou

    GodLovesYou Android Enthusiast
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    What is up!

    There was a time that I didn't care too much about the new realeases that each company made over the years, but this year was a little bit difference. I was so excited to see the new flagships and the one that surprised me the most was LG G5.

    Do you think that LG G5 new removable battery features will revolutionize the market and make other BIG company's copy or even take some ideas from it?

    Have a good day and stay awesome.

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  2. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    what features are you referring to? "new removable battery features"
  3. GodLovesYou

    GodLovesYou Android Enthusiast
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    I think that is the feature that is more relevant in my opinion
  4. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    I like removable battery too...
    I love my OLD.. Samsung NOTE 3's removable battery. it has saved me many times.

    but are you referring to something .. "NEW" tech with a removable battery?
    because you said it might "Revolutionize the market".
  5. GodLovesYou

    GodLovesYou Android Enthusiast
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    I was talking about the features that this removable battery came with, like camera features and add more battery.

    They are trying to revolutionize the market with that new features but in my opinion the big company's like Samsung, Apple,...won't use that kind of features because they want thin mobiles
  6. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    The point is that you can add other accessories as well as swap the battery.

    It's interesting, but it depends on what range of features it will support. The battery swapping is in a sense the least of it, though probably the most useful feature for most people.

    Will it take off? My feeling is that it needs a more compelling application than the "camera grip" and "higher-end audio add-on" that have been shown so far before this will become a big thing, but I could be wrong.
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  7. norb

    norb Android Enthusiast

    A phone this expensive should be completely submersible. And the only thing "new" about a removeable battery is the slider tray.
  8. Hadron

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    The new thing isn't the removable battery, it's that you can replace the end unit with one that provides different or additional functionality.

    As for waterproofing I think it's either/or: if you want it to come apart to access the battery and allow alternative end units to be fitted then asking for it to be completely submersible as well is probably too much.

    Consider this: suppose your device is waterproof when your modules are attached, so long as they are attached properly. But can you guarantee that they are properly attached, or that a third-party accessory will also seal properly? Because if the device is water damaged you can bet that many people will insist that they were using the original module and properly fitted because they don't want to pay the cost of a new device - it's simply a recipe for disputes, costs and bad publicity. So if I were LG I would not claim this device was water-resistant even if I had designed it to be that way.
  9. norb

    norb Android Enthusiast

    Could just make the module attach in such a way that power transfer and data are by qed, so no exposing things is necessary. And yes, they can link particles now.
  10. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Expert

    I don't understand the nature of OP's question here.

    There is very much a part of me that is happy that LG kept the removable battery aspect with the G5. However, I still don't get how one is uspposed to replace said battery. Some of the photos I see seem to imply that I basically pull it down from the bottom, like a deck of cards from a box held lid side down. The concern for me here is whether then a company like zerolemon can then make an extended battery for it for those that need their battery life measured in days instead of minutes (like me).

    The other thing of importance is compatibility. With the Nexus 5x, lg has proven it has access to a radio circuit able to support all US carriers on a single sku/model. At present, the g4 is so segmented, no carrier locked version can actually work on anyone else's network, even if SIM unlocked. And last I was able to contact LG on this, they (LG) do not warranty any unlocked phones, regardless of where it was purchased. Sunce literally nobody else wants to make a phone with a replaceable battery anymore, I seriously hope for a G5 with more complete carrier compatibility like the Nexus. Then, it would be worth investing in one.
  11. The_Chief

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    A removable battery was important to me back in my rooting & ROMming days. Not so much now, as I have little need for battery pulls. Android Pay (and other critical apps) will not work on rooted phones... so I stay stock. With the Moto X Pure Edition, that's not a painful thing to do. My next phone - Verizon Note 6 - will also remain stock ( for as long as I can stand it :p ). Battery enhancements like fast charge and wireless charging mean I can go all day without swapping out with a spare battery in the middle of the day... something I have never had to do.

    I suppose there are lots of people, modders especially, who value the importance of a removable battery. Me? Not so much :)
  12. Hadron

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    What do you mean by "by qed"? To me "QED" means Quantum Electrodynamics, but since all electromagnetic phenomena, including current in a wire, can be described by QED I assume you mean something more specific.

    As for "linking particles", please tell me you don't mean quantum entanglement, since that cannot transfer power or information. You can do both by induction, but that's utterly unrelated to entanglement (and not an obvious way of transferring power when your source is DC, since it requires high frequencies to be efficient).

    If you do mean entanglement, let's just note that I've worked with entangled systems for real rather than just read about it.
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  13. Hadron

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    In principle they can, but they'd have to replace the end module with one that contains the extra battery. The "camera grip" attachment already does this, so it's certainly possible.
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  14. CenturionB

    CenturionB Well-Known Member

    I like removable battery!!!
    I think removable battery need any modern gadget
  15. El Presidente

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    Are the attachments gimicky? Absolutely, but they're unique enough to pique my interest in the device.

    The camera attachment is meh, as is the high fidelity audio thing, but the VR glasses and camera ball thing look totally awesome.

    As for a removable battery, whilst important to me, it's not essential. They're not overly important to rooters and modders either as most devices have a way of simulating a battery pull via some combination of button presses (which will work even when the device is bootlooping).

    I'd be more annoyed if it didn't come with an SD Card slot.
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  16. Revenant Ghost

    Revenant Ghost Android Expert

    What do I think of the LG G5? It has cool features with a hideous makeover.
  17. CenturionB

    CenturionB Well-Known Member

    well, it's not for everybody , not all people need a lot of memory
  18. codezer0

    codezer0 Android Expert

    SD card enables storing apps off the phone you might not necessarily want internally. Also, it's a simple way of having storage that you could update more frequently without having to link it directly to the PC.

    I know for me, it's a great place to put roms for the emulators available on the Android platform. The other benefit, is that i have an external volume to back up and restore from if I try to do a (risky) ROM flash and then can restore within 5~10 minutes if it doesn't go as planned.
  19. norb

    norb Android Enthusiast

    good. Then answer this. Why cant it transfer information or power? I have seen reports of thousands of particles linked together. I would think that if you altered the movement of one it would alter the movement of the others. Link enough together and you can easily measure them or get power through them I'd think. QED means quantum entanglement device. And what do you mean by induction? I've never heard of induction that transfers some sort of feedback without using typical physical energy/matter.
  20. CenturionB

    CenturionB Well-Known Member

    And for me it is important to have 2 SIM cards
  21. Hadron

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    Entanglement doesn't allow data transfer via the entangled state itself because while the outcome of a measurement of the second particle is linked to the result of a complementary measurement on the first the result of the first measurement cannot be chosen. Hence you cannot use it as a way of transferring information to the second observer. If you could then you would have a means of communicating faster than light, and if your source tells you that is possible you need to find some better sources.

    You can use entangled photons in a communication link, but that provides a form of cryptography (most importantly a link that cannot be tapped without people knowing) rather than contactless transfer of information at a distance. You still need to physically transmit the photons. And if you want to work with entangled electrons it's the same - you still need to transfer particles from one place to another. You can't entangle a pair of electrons, put one in the body of the phone and one in the base, and then magically communicate between them with no contact (see first paragraph). And an untappable transfer between 2 sections of the same device isn't a useful application.

    Also remember that entangled states are delicate. One challenge in quantum computing is maintaining the entanglement long enough to be useful. A phone is not a quiet, isolated environment at all. But again, that's something different from a contact free power/information transfer.

    And induction is electromagnetic induction, like a wireless charging pad uses. That uses alternating em fields to transfer energy - in quantum electrodynamics we would describe that as an exchange of virtual photons ;)
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  22. El Presidente

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    Whilst a pretty comprehensive answer, we're sort of moving away from the topic of attachments for the G5.

    I'm quite happy to spin off the conversation in to another thread in the lounge if you want to continue it. :)
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  23. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    The trouble is ... As with all of the ideas for modules (From docking stations, to smart select bays, footpads etc.. ) is that there is no standard. When the g6 comes out then all of your extra modules are worthless. Until there is a standard (or at least LG commits to future compatability) then it will fall apart over Time and nobody will care.

    That said... I really like the g3 a lot and would definitely look at the g5... Removable batteries nice... Removable camera pointless
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  24. daposaspo

    daposaspo Newbie

    Not feeling the love for for the G5. Almost everything I liked about the LG G3 is missing or changed in the G5. I think it's back to the drawing board and back to their roots for LG on this one. Perhaps I'm missing some information, but modules that I surely will not be using are worthless to me, this looks almost to be a step backward in my opinion. I won't be leaving my LG G3 for this model.
    #24 daposaspo, Mar 15, 2016
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  25. biker74

    biker74 Well-Known Member


    Design wise their LG X range looks better. If I had to go for looks it would have to be the S7. However, there is just something a bit more interesting with the LG G5.

    LG has opened up the modular design to developers so hopefully we'll see some innovation at a decent price. The pricing for the 'Friends' is quite expensive. I like the look of the B & O DAC but it's coming in at about €180.
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