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Topic # 238152 5-Jul-2018 09:08
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Luckily, my S5 has a replaceable bty but most new phones don't.


Are we now expected to just chuck the expensive phone in the trash if its bty needs replacing?

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  Reply # 2049424 5-Jul-2018 09:23
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Yes ... its called "The Apple sales cycle" .. joking aside, before I get a new phone I check out the iFixit repairability score as some units that seem like they are not replaceable can be replaced pretty easily (like my Wife's iphone 5)


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  Reply # 2049431 5-Jul-2018 09:37
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99% of batteries can be replaced in a phone IME. There are very few that are actually made at the same factory as the phone itself so theres no real barrier to removing and putting a new one in yourself as such. How do you think they get into the phone to start with ? ;)


Might have to cut a wire, but long as youre comfortable reconnecting it to the new battery, you should be all good. This is all IME, youre mileage may vary :)



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  Reply # 2049980 5-Jul-2018 17:01
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How old is your s5? Have you actually replaced your battery? Or just talked about it? Is your new replacement battery as good as the factory original?

For the record I have a nearly two year old s7 which has 500 charge cycles recorded with battery health at 80%. Should I chuck it out?

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