Last Updated: January 23, 2020
Originally Published: April 2, 2018
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 & retailers that are continuing to sell phones with removable batteries in 2020. And though the selection of smartphones with removable batteries is slim, they’re an attractive and reliable bunch.
Our list of top phones with removable batteries has remained the same for the past two years until now thanks to Samsung’s new phone, released in 2020 with a removable battery. Here are our top six picks for the top smartphones with removable batteries in 2020:
1. Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
The Galaxy XCover Pro, revealed at CES 2020, is considered a “rugged” phone, and is the first new phone in a while to come with a removable battery. This is now our #1 option as it’s by far the newest phone on this list.
Releasing in February 2020 at $499, the XCover Pro, of course, includes a high capacity (4050 mAh) removable battery with fast charging capabilities. Samsung designed this phone for use in industries like retail, public sector, transport, healthcare, and manufacturing, but it’s also a great option for the everyday consumer who wants a phone that allows you to easily swap in a new battery.
Spec-wise, you can expect a 6.3″ 1080p display, 64GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM. It comes with a 13 MP front camera and 25 MP camera so you can be sure you’re not sacrificing performance for the convenience of a more rugged phone. You can check out the full specs on Samsung’s website
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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
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