Obsolescence programmée par le biais de piles Non remplaçables Android

Planned Obsolescence through Non-replaceable batteries

utilisé pour désigner la liberté. Nous pourrions s’asseoir sur nos grands chevaux et se moquent les iphones ridicules avec leurs batteries étanches et le logiciel de boîte noire.

Mais au cours des dernières années, les téléphones android tranquillement ont été sceller leurs batteries trop dans l’intérêt d’avoir une forme un peu plus mince. (Téléphone étanche dos sont possibles, et le S5 est seulement 8mm d’épaisseur, qui n’est pas une excuse).

Malheureusement, les accus Li-Po ont une durée de vie de seulement 2-3 ans, rendant le téléphone peu pratique et nécessitant le remplacement de l’ensemble du dispositif, élargissant les sites d’enfouissement. Des batteries peuvent être remplacées vous-même, mais il est techniquement difficile et se fait au prix de l’annulation de votre garantie et potentiellement endommager le téléphone. Les fabricants sont encourager la consommation et les déchets, et parce qu’il y a toujours un nouveau téléphone brillant l’année prochaine, personne ne se plaint.

Voir sur Reddit by ThePiemaster

25 réflexions au sujet de “Obsolescence programmée par le biais de piles Non remplaçables Android”

  1. Glued in batteries is only one of the worst decisions manufacturers copied from apple.

    Headphone jack removal
    Warranty void for rooting / jailbreaking
    Warranty void for tearing down device.
    notches and cutouts
    Aggressive pricing
    Lack of expandable storage
    No accessible OEM replacement parts

    The list goes on, I cannot justify spending a 1000$ knowing the device is not guaranteed to last.

  2. A couple of things.

    First, planned obsolescence is normally not as straight forward as people on this site like to claim. One man’s planned obsolescence is another man’s feature. The fact is, planned obsolescence is really hard when there is competition, and if there is one thing Android has it’s a lot of competition. You really think all the manufactures got together and have some sort of pact to only sell phones with non-replaceable batteries? No, of course not. It’s just that’s what sells. Even if Samsung and HTC and whoever else made a pact, it would take just one company like OnePlus to sell phones with a removable battery and they’d sell a bunch- if that’s what people wanted. But the fact is, most people buy phones that are just a little bit sleeker and thinner because that’s what they value.

    Secondly, by the time your battery needs replaced it’s already out of warranty, so you’re not really losing that. Take your phone to a uBreakiFix (stupid name, good store) and replace your battery for $80. They’ll do it in an afternoon.

  3. I know i’m in the minority but I’d much rather have user removable batteries, compared to an IP68 certification. But waterproofing is a much better marketing tool than a removable back, which will most likely end up looking worse too.

    In my many years of owning mobile phones I’ve never had one that was water damaged, it’d have to be a freak accident (like a stupid friend pushing you into a pool or something). So yeah, removable batteries would be a much higher priority for me (if they were even a choice).

  4. Wow, this is a terrible post.

    My Galaxy S5 never had to replace the battery.

    My Galaxy Note8 had a replacement after one year because I had the burn-in on the screen repaired, and Samsung also puts in a new battery. I got the exact same battery life I got on the older battery.

    Unless something goes wrong with your phone’s hardware, most batteries from premium companies don’t need to be changed for 2 or 3 years.

    If you’re still using the same phone after 3 or 4 years, I’d love to know what expectations you have of a battery.

    If anything, I am glad to be forced to upgrade because I like my phone to be nice and fast — more than the average person, sure.

    Samsung’s batteries have been great. My Pixel 2 battery never faltered and only appeared to improve over the year and a half I owned it.

    Stop complaining about something no one wants anymore.

  5. Agreed with everything you said, but this debate happened 4 years ago. Spoiler: we lost. Your best bet nowadays is to Ebay your device before the non-replaceable battery pops the back cover off it.

    I definitely feel your pain; I own an S5 that still runs like a champ (but has gone through a myriad batteries.) I’ve also had both an Nvidia Shield K1 and HTC U11 pop. The U11 popped after barely 18 months, which was incredibly disappointing.

  6. I’m glad my Pocophone’s battery is easy to replace. I could do it in 10 minutes. My Mix 2S on the other hand will have to heated up a bit, otherwise it’s also easy to replace.

    While I wish the return of removable batteries. I don’t actually don’t miss it as much.

  7. Despite the sarcastic comments I second you for sure. Even if you can repair your phone, getting a proper battery that equals the oem battery is another pain in the ass. The governments need to something about this for sure. I’m looking forward to the Shift6mq, I don’t like big phones but I’d rather take that than having to change the phone every two years. https://shop.shiftphones.com/shift6mq.html (website is in German unfortunately)

  8. >lifespan of only 2-3 years

    >comes at the cost of both voiding your warranty

    Do phone warranties generally last over 2 years?
    But tbh the few people who are interested in keeping their phone more than 2 years are going to also find a way to replace the battery, it’s not impossible. People have also been cycling phones every 2 years if not more often well before removable batteries fell out of style.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it saves device makers a little in manufacturing costs and makes waterproofing *easier* (I know it can be done with a removable), but I don’t think they need to use the battery to convince most consumers to buy every 2 years.

  9. I’m complaining about it. There’s no excuse to not be able to make it so we can pull the battery out. After 2 years of having your phone and it slows down xthibgs start to not work as good and it seems « old » if you change out the battery at this point it’s amazing how much change you see after just a new battery. They just want the machine to continue churning out new phones with little advancement to keep a profit. It’s disgusting and needs to change.

  10. Android seems to be taking a huge nosedive lately.

    On the hardware side, we’ve got manufacturers scrapping things like SD card support, headphone jacks, and replaceable batteries.

    On the software side, we’ve got Google watering down Android trying to turn it into iOS 2. We need an option for power users.

  11. Before I buy a phone, I always check whether I can buy a replacement battery for it and whether it can be replaced without any specialized skills or equipment. If batteries aren’t sold separately or there’s glue involved, it’s a deal breaker.

  12. This had me thinking. How much of an issue is this really? So I did some research. For my current device, Oneplus 6T. The cost excluding labour for a replacement battery by the official service center is £7.10
    Seriously. What they hell are people moaning about. That’s perfectly reasonable. I will happily pay that for a replacement battery to gain all the benefits that a sealed unit gives. That’s peanuts.

  13. Conversely, they’re pretty easy to replace, or get replaced and the benefits (water resistance, sealed design) outweigh the costs (not being about to replace your battery without disassembly)

  14. I’d rather have non removable battery and proper IP68 water resistance, i owned a galaxy s5 and that « water resistance » was an utter joke, that was without the stupid flap snapping off

  15. Can you replace the battery of a phone with sealed glass back? Sure.

    Is it more difficult to do? Hell yea.

    So are there any benefits whatsoever to having sealed battery under glass back? F no. This behaviour by corporations is solely meant to dissuade consumers from replacing their phone’s battery. You can have IP67 thin phone with removable battery (as OP said, the Galaxy S5 is exactly that).

  16. Well, people has voted on this issue with their wallet. By people I mean non enthusiast , and the voice from their wallet is the only language manufacturer understand. Not complaints on Reddit .

    So while I would love to swap my phone battery just like that , I don’t see it coming back . ( Probably ever)

    Besides , phone life ends on it last update which for non pixel Android it’s about 2 -3 years anyways. With manufacturer keep pushing new products every year and carrier spreading easy upgrade plan everywhere I’d say the cards are stacked against long lived hardware ( outside of iOS devices who gets update like for 5 years )

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