Remember the days of phones with removable batteries? While they may seem long gone, as many manufacturers are focusing their efforts on creating slim, bezel-free and waterproof phones, there are a few smartphone makers that are continuing to produce phones with removable batteries in 2018. And though the selection of smartphones with removable batteries is slim, they’re an attractive and reliable bunch.
Here are our five picks:
1. LG V20
Among smartphone manufacturers, LG is a leader in producing removable battery phones. The LG V20 features 64GB of storage, as well as the elusive headphone jack. What many owners love about this phone, however, is it offers the quality and features of a flagship phone without the price. Its dual 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, for instance, features a 120-degree wide-angle lens that lets you take group selfies with ease.
2. Moto E4
An outlier of the removable battery phones of LG is the Moto E4. Its storage starts at 16GB but can go up to 128GB. The Motorola smartphone also features a water-repellent coating, plus a series of camera tools, including burst mode, panorama and beautification mode. With a weight of only five ounces and a screen size of five inches, the Moto E4 is also easy to carry on the go.
3. LG V10
Another popular pick for phones with a removable battery in 2018? The award-winning LG V10. This smartphone offers a screen size of 5.7 inches, plus 64GB of storage. Its camera is identical to the LG V20 and provides intuitive, quick editing options for videos and pictures. The LG V10 also features a convenient fingerprint scanner, which makes accessing your phone hassle-free.
4. LG G5
While many smartphone manufacturers like Apple have phased out 32GB storage, LG gives you options. The LG G5 arrives with 32GB storage, plus 4GB of RAM. Like the LG V20, it also features a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as an eight-megapixel front camera. Its battery can last up to 16 days on standby or up to 15 hours of talk time, which gives you plenty of time to chat it up with friends and family.
5. Samsung Galaxy S5
For long-time lovers of phones with removable batteries, the Samsung Galaxy S5 represents the end of an era — it was the last phone Samsung produced with a removable battery. While a more dated option, the Samsung Galaxy S5 offers modern advantages. It’s dust and water resistant, plus it features an HDR camera mode and 16-megapixel lens. If you’re active, the Samsung Galaxy S5 also features a heart rate monitor.
Trade in Your Smartphone for a Phone With a Removable Battery
Ready to pick up a phone with a removable battery? At The Whiz Cells, we can help. Not only do we purchase a wide range of smartphones, from Samsung and LG to HTC and Apple, but we also sell smartphones, too. So, if you’re interested in trading in your existing smartphone for one with a removable battery, check out our shop to see our competitive rates or our eBay store to see our current selection.