With the evolution of technology, you might be wondering that smartphones with removable batteries are going extinct. There was a time when every mobile came with a removable battery. However, it’s not the case now. In this day and age, it would be hard for you to find smartphones with a removable battery. Why? Because smartphone manufacturer companies are focusing on glass design, thinner profile and pleasing aesthetics. One of the significant factors of not using removable battery is that they have somewhat limited functionalities. By this, we mean that phones with removable battery come in the way of features like water-resistance, slim style, etc. Unfortunately, this leaves us with a pretty small selection of good smartphones with a removable battery. Without any delay let’s take a look at the top 5 smartphones with a removable battery.
Best Phones with Removable Battery in 2020
I am going to enlist the best smartphones with a removable battery. However, most of these devices are available in used condition. These are old devices, and you may find them in new condition from sellers on Amazon and eBay, but officially they are not being sold. So let’s start with the smartphones with removable battery:
1. LG V20
When it comes to the smartphone with a removable battery, LG V20 will always stand top of the list. Although it was released in 2016, it has all the features that updated smartphones possess. It has a big Quad HD 5.7-inch 2440 x 1440 resolution display, the quad-core Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of expandable storage, Android 7.0 Nougat, 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 3,200 mAh battery. One thing that makes LF V20 stand out is its second display on the top of the screen. It displays your favourite apps, calendar, contacts etc. when the main screen is ON. But when it’s off, it shows time. It also contains USB type C port and a fingerprint scanner on the back. Although it does not have water resistance metal and poly-carbonate body will surely survive the fall and bumps.
2. Moto G5
Motorola never disappoints its customers. It always has something better, stylish and innovative for its customer. Moto G5 comes with Precision-crafted metal design made from high-grade aluminium. It was released in 2017, but still, it has got 5 inches IPS LCD captive touch screen with 1080×1920 resolution and a pixel density of 441ppi. It has also got octa-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430 SoC, 2 or 3GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of expandable storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, and Android 7.0 Nougat with an update to Android 8.0 scheduled. Its fingerprint scanner instantly unlocks your phone as you touch it. The removable battery here is 2,800 mAh, which means it’s good to last an entire day.
3. Moto E5 Play
In addition to the removable battery, Motorola E5 play also offers some severe features and affordable price. It’s a stock version of Android is 8.0 Oreo and has a fingerprint scanner at the back. Other key features include Snapdragon 425 or Snapdragon 427, 2GB of RAM, 5.2-inch IPS LCD with 1,280 x 720 resolution with 2800 mAh removable battery. It’s not waterproof but still can manage a splash of water. Now coming towards its camera, it contains 8MP rear and 5MP front camera.
4. Samsung Galaxy J7
Samsung has always ahead of its competitors. Its J series is entirely upgraded and suitable for mid-ranges. Although it has multiple variants and a successor in 2017 we will be focusing on Galaxy J7 2016. Let’s talk about its specification, Galaxy J7 comes with 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, accompanied by 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, Android 6.0 Marshmallow (upgradable to Nougat), and a 3,300 mAh battery. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 octa-core chipset also powers the phone. It’s more prominent and removable battery makes it superior over its competitors.
5. Samsung Galaxy S5
Although Galaxy S5 didn’t make a good impact on the market, still it had its reasons for launching. It was the company’s first water-resistant smartphone. This was a quite significant achievement for the company. The features that came with the phone were 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, the quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC. A 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a 16-MP rear camera a 2-MP front shooter, Android 4.4 KitKat (upgradable to Nougat), and a 2,800 mAh battery. It was affordable with a healthy battery life.
6. LG K8 (2018)
LG K8 2018 was launched in February 2018 with 5.0 inches screen with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels at a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. 1.3GHz quad-core processor powers it with 2GB of RAM. The phone is running on Android 7.1.2 and has a 2,500mAh removable battery. Well, as far as its camera is concerned, it has an 8MP camera on the rear with 5MP selfie shooter on its front. The phone is on the list because it was a great phone of that era and still available from sellers (of course not officially).
7. Nokia 1
Nokia is making fewer phone per year, and when it started under HMD Global as a phone manufacturer, this phone was added into inventory. Nokia 1 is perhaps the essential entry level phone with a removable battery of 2,150mAh. The battery is not high especially considering battery these days that are 4,000mAh. The phone has 4.5 inches display along with 1GB of RAM and powered by MediaTek processor.
These are the top cell phones with removable battery in our opinion. However, there may be others with better options and features. But if you have selected one from the above list do let us know your choice and reason for your choice.