The best smartphones with a removable battery

Now smartphones are more likely to receive a removable battery. Some people this fact is frightening. Let's try to find out if there is any on the global market for phones with a removable battery.

In this ranking we are not going to tell you only those products, which have at their disposal is sure to powerful processor and huge RAM. Frankly these devices to do removable battery and no one thinks to find such a smartphone in average or high price segment is impossible. Instead, we will mention those models that have a good balance of price and performance. They are few, but still buy in 2020, a similar device still.

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro

  • Display: 6.3 inch, IPS, 2400 x 1080 pixels
  • Operating system: Android 10
  • battery Capacity: 4050 mAh
  • Weight: 218 g

Price: 34 600 roubles

The majority of smartphones with removable batteries are at the lower limit of the specifications, and meet among them your device with the normal performance difficult. So Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro is the rare exception and very pleasant.

at Least in Xcover Pro and there are some business functions that flagship stuff here does not smell. There is a decent Full HD+ display, a medium-power processor, a relatively good camera and a decent battery. If you do not have to present to a smartphone large queries, then it will look pretty good. Xcover – extra strong series, it is designed for harsh operating conditions. This model has got the protection class IP68 for dust/water resistance, and MIL-STD-810G for impact resistance.

Another important point is the presence of Android 10 right out of the box. Here a little surprising, considering how many smartphones in 2020 come out with "ten". But we are talking about a special category, and among them Android 10 on Board – a rare visitor.


  • The current version of the OS.
  • A good level of performance.
  • Protection from water and dust, resistance.
  • A decent battery capacity.
  • Dual-camera with a resolution of 25 megapixels.
  • Is of Type-C.
  • In the power button is integrated fingerprint scanner.


  • the Actual autonomy mediocre.
  • Is not the highest quality speaker.


Motorola E6 Plus

  • Display: 6.1 inch, IPS, 1560 × 720 pixels
  • Operating system: Android 9.0
  • battery Capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Weight: 150 g

Price: 7 500 rubles.

Motorola E6 Plus a rather interesting phone for the money. It offers quality, practically clean and relevant Android, good dual camera 13+2 MP and a good 8 Megapixel frontalka. For a small battery it adequate autonomy – working day at exertion. The device received fast-charge. The advantages include a separate slot to MicroSD. The model works on the chipset Helio P22 and has two variants of memory — 2/32 or 4/64 GB GB. The good news is that even in the minimum configuration, the system is fast. But the senior option, which costs a couple of thousand more not the most competitive unit on the market – for the money he has too many strong opponents.


  • A good quality screen.
  • Is dactyloscopy.
  • a Good autonomy, taking into account the capacity of the battery.
  • Fast charging.
  • Great shot in good light.
  • Modern Android.
  • in Addition to two SIM you can put a microSD.
  • Stable and smooth operation.


  • Is easily covered with fingerprints.
  • A small battery.

Nokia 2.2

  • Display: 5,71 inch, IPS, 1520 × 720 pixels
  • Operating system: Android 9.0
  • battery Capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Weight: 153 g

Price: 4 900 rubles.

Nokia 2.2 released as part of the program Android One, which guarantees the updates for several years and the lack of extra SOFTWARE. For budget devices with limited memory is very important, because even in low settings the smartphone runs stable and comfortable. Nokia 2.2 has a simple processor Helio A22, 2 or 3 GB of RAM and the main storage 16 or 32 GB. If desired, in a separate slot to put a microSD of up to 400 GB.

Модель оснастили неплохим аккумулятором в 3000 mAh, которого при средних нагрузках хватает на пару дней. Камеры посредственные – 13 и 5 Мп. Корпус устройства глянцевый, что приводит к быстрому появлению отпечатков. Экран соответствует трендам – он вытянутый, а фронталка установлена в keyhole. Build quality is one of the best ultrabudgetary phones on the market.


  • Pure Android version 9.0.
  • A good autonomy.
  • Is the version of memory 3/32 GB.
  • Separate slot for microSD.
  • Is supported by LTE.
  • A high-quality screen.


  • Mark the surface and is easily scratched.
  • Long charges.

LG Tribute Empire

  • Display: 5 inch, IPS, 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • battery Capacity: 2500 mAh
  • Weight: 140 g

Cost: 5100 rubles

Is hardly something you hear about LG Tribute Empire outside of this collection. And here he was exclusively due to the removable battery.

Is budget-in true manifestation. It offers outdated MT6750 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal, camera 8 and 5 MP and Android Oreo. Knowing LG, it can be argued that Android Pie and the more Android 10 this number does not Shine. What is it good for? Perhaps only design. LG Tribute Empire looks more expensive than it cost. But here, the attentive reader will notice, what is the ratio of screen-to-body left somewhere in 2017.

the Main way to acquire LG Tribute Empire to call Boost Mobile (Canada and USA). The price is quite acceptable when compared with peers like Nokia 1 Plus.


  • There is a slot for microSD.
  • A convenient size and small weight.
  • Good design.


  • The weak hardware.
  • Is only a modification of the memory.


The Samsung Galaxy Xcover FieldPro

  • Display: 5.1 inch, IPS 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Operating system: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • battery Capacity: 4500 mAh
  • Weight: 256 g

Price: 75 500 rubles

the Second release in the line Xcover for 2020 The Samsung Galaxy Xcover FieldPro. A smartphone is ambiguous. To the public sector to classify it, as for the price it is far removed from the main plamenov The Samsung. But a premium level of power he does not possess.

Xcover FieldPro have learned a lot from Galaxy S9 2018 release. Responsible for the performance of Exynos 9810. Photosystem almost identical to the S9. Out of the box the phone runs on Android 8, and is currently preparing an update to Android 10. As the display uses an IPS panel with a resolution of Quad HD (rare among smartphones with a removable battery).

The The Samsung Galaxy Xcover FieldPro is designed for use in potentially dangerous conditions. It is compact and durable, with physical navigation buttons, protection class IP68 and a certificate of MIL-STD-810G. The feature of this device, the certified platform security Samsung Knox. His customers are law enforcement officers, the emergency workers, equipment, and tourists.

At the moment to buy model in USssia is impossible.


  • Is protection from dust, water and mechanical influences.
  • Has the fingerprint scanner and the NFC.
  • High resolution with a density of 575 ppi.
  • Good performance.
  • is Sufficient memory configuration.
  • The support for video in 4K.
  • There is a slot for microSD.


  • Heavy.
  • Expensive.
  • Released in a limited edition.

Nokia 1 Plus

  • Display: 5,45 inch, IPS, 960 x 480 pixels
  • Operating system: Android Go (9 Pie Edition)
  • battery Capacity: 2500 mAh
  • Weight: 131 g

Price: 4500 roubles

Thought budget 2.2 Nokia and Moto E6 Plus have nowhere to go? And here it is. Nokia 1 Plus goes even further, abandoning Android in favor of a lightweight version of Android Go.

This reduce doesn't end there. The smartphone is a low-level MediaTek SoC with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB ROM. Play Fortnite or PUBG don't count. Well, if you loose it will go from casual games.

Technical view this is not the best smartphone with removable battery, but it has found its place in the collection with an affordable price. If you are relying on a greater number of operative and internal memory, note the closest analogues – LG Tribute Empire and Alcatel 1V.


  • Compact and lightweight body.
  • Lightweight Android Go.
  • You can put a microSD.


  • Don't have a scanner prints.
  • A very low screen resolution.
  • Combined slot for SIM and microSD.

Samsung Galaxy Core A2

  • Display: 5 inch, IPS 960 x 540 pixels
  • Operating system: Go Android (8 Oreo Edition)
  • battery Capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Weight: 142 g

Price: 18 000

One of the most cheap and weak Samsung (and one of the few with a removable battery) runs on Android Go. This contributes to acceptable performance with weak hardware.

and the Front and rear cameras have the same resolution -5 MP. The phone handles basic tasks like e-mail, communication in social networking , etc., but more should not count. Even playing videos in good quality will cause performance problems.

At the time of writing, the device is available for purchase only in Turkey.


  • Is compact and lightweight with enough of the diagonal.
  • There is a slot to memory cards.
  • Lightweight Android.


  • A low resolution camera.
  • No NFC and fingerprint scanner.


Cubot J5

  • Display: 5.5 inch, IPS, 960 × 480 dots
  • Operating system: Android 9.0
  • battery Capacity: 2800 mAh
  • Weight:

Price: 3 800 rubles.

the smartphone from China Cubot J5 не призван поражать воображение своей производительностью. Это скромное устройство с простеньким чипсетом MediaTek MT6580 и памятью 2/16 Гб. Основной накопитель можно расширить – под съемной крышкой есть место для two SIM карт и microSD. Слабая производительность компенсируется отличной внешностью. Корпус выполнен из пластика, его поверхность глянцевая, на выбор есть три цвета. Экран получил современное соотношение сторон – 18:9, has a small resolution, but a pixel is not visible. At this low resolution saves battery. Cameras 8 and 5 megapixels. Cubot J5 suited as the first device to a child or an elderly person who is just learning to use the touch smartphone and doesn't want to spend a lot of money to buy it.


  • Compact size.
  • A beautiful appearance.
  • Modern OS.
  • Отдельный слот для memory cards.
  • A good autonomy.


  • Mark the surface.
  • No LTE.


ZTE A5 (2019)

  • Display: Is 5.45 inches, IPS, 1440 × 720 dots
  • Operating system: Android 9.0
  • battery Capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Weight: 157 g

The price of 4 300 rubles.

Inexpensive smartphone ZTE A5 (2019) – this is a great option in the budget segment. He was quite attractive, modern appearance, good screen, removable battery, good for basic tasks Unisoc SC9863A chipset with eight cores and 2 GB of RAM. The main drive is represented in 16 or 32 GB. There is a separate slot for MicroSD. The device supports LTE, which is also a plus. The battery is not the most capacious, and charged a long time, but on a working day of active use it will be enough. The camera 13 and 8 MP. Model works on a clean Android version 9.0, which positively affects performance.


  • MicroSD is installed separately.
  • Compact size.
  • works pretty fast.
  • Supports LTE.
  • A good camera.


  • Too long to charge.
  • The case too glossy and easily scratched.


Samsung Galaxy Core J2

  • Display: 5 inch, TFT, 960 × 540 pixels
  • Operating system: Android 8.0
  • battery Capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Weight: 154 g

Price: 4 900 rubles.

J2 Core from the Korean giant frankly looks old – fashioned, glossy plastic cover, which is quickly covered with fingerprints, display ratio 16:9, old microUSB and a convex camera. This is not surprising because in the sale it appeared in 2018. Despite the above shortcomings, the device has a significant advantage – high build quality from Samsung. Many people will want to have a really reliable thing, not beautiful, but it is unclear how collected.

По характеристикам телефон оправдывает свою цену – собственный чипсет с четырьмя ядрами Exynos 7570, память 1/8 Гб, камеры – 8 и 5 Мп сзади и спереди соответственно. Аккумулятор съемный и небольшой по объему — 2600 mAh, но при этом его вполне хватит, чтобы обеспечить 1-2 дня работы без зарядки. Конечно ждать двойной диапазон работы Wi-Fi и NFC здесь не приходится, но поддержка LTE есть, что уже радует. Еще один приятный момент – выделенный слот для microSD рассчитанный на memory cards 256 Гб. Работает девайс с ОС Android GO, специально адаптированной для слабых аппаратов.


  • A good autonomy.
  • The small size.
  • The selected memory slot.
  • the Support for LTE.
  • Operating system designed for a weak system.
  • Good for its level chipset from Samsung.


  • Soiled body.
  • The screen has no oleophobic coating.
  • Little memory.


  • Display: 5.5 inch, IPS, 1440 × 720 dots
  • Operating system: Android 8.1
  • battery Capacity: 3400 mAh
  • Weight: is not specified

Price: 5 990 rubles.

For those buyers who want something affordable and not too large, and in addition they should look to the gadget from OUKITEL. Аппарат может похвастаться дисплеем с защитным 2.5D стеклом и модным соотношением 18:9 без выреза под челку. Корпус выполнен из пластика, сзади находится двойная камера 8+2 Мп и сканер отпечатков пальца. Фронталка в 5 Мп умеет распознавать лицо. Приятно радует неплохая батарея в 3400 mAh, которая без труда обеспечит один день автономной работы даже при высоких нагрузках.

The hardware are modest MediaTek MT6739, permanent memory is 16 GB, which is not too impressive. But with the RAM here it's all right – 3 GB smartphone price less than 7 thousand, are an excellent indicator. For my money — this is an extremely interesting model for those who want to purchase a stylish and affordable device without the gaming facilities.


  • Modern appearance.
  • A good amount of RAM.
  • Capacious battery.
  • The presence of a fingerprint scanner and unlocking in the face.


  • Combined slot.

Meizu C9 Pro

  • Display: 5.45 inch, IPS, 1440 × 720 dots
  • Operating system: Android 8.1
  • battery Capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Weight: 150 g

Price: from 5 500 rubles.

For almost the same amount they ask for your previous phone you can buy Meizu C9 Pro. Something, he concedes, but it has a very important advantage. For a modern smartphone built-in memory is less than 32 GB is too small. Even with the ability to expand it with a memory card and installing a huge number of applications the user will be faced with the fact that the system will require to clean it and as practice shows, are complemented by reviews — it's very annoying. The device from Meizu this nuance into account and offers the memory – 3/32 GB.

Chipset — Spreadtrum SC9832, 4 cores. Stars in the sky it is not enough, but for everyday use it fits. All this is complemented by modern FullView display, good battery, single but high-quality camera 13 MP, front has the same index – 13 MP. For fans selfie this inexpensive device will be a real boon. I would like to see in the phone is the fingerprint scanner, but even with his absence, the phone looks very interesting.


  • a Good supply of memory.
  • High-quality display with a modern aspect ratio.
  • The quality of the camera.
  • Отдельный слот для memory cards.
  • A good ergonomics.


  • Modest chipset.

Source: www.androidauthority.com


1 comment

  • Thanks for an interesting selection, I have a ZTE A5 baby, a smartphone is great, by the way, this year a new version came out with a more powerful battery and 32GB memory.