2019 smartphones with removable battery: ranking of the best

Manufacturers continue to refuse removable batteries for a number of reasons. For example, when using a monolithic case, it is possible to reduce its thickness, and in flagship models dust and water protection are often used. Nevertheless, fans of smartphones with a removable battery are more than enough. Between them and fans of non-removable batteries, discussions on forums often break out, which is better. We will not argue, but simply show you the most relevant and interesting models with a removable battery. The choice, alas, is not so great.

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018)

A budget smartphone from Samsung, which received a removable back cover, under which there are slots for a SIM card and memory card. Of course, the battery can be removed and replaced – if necessary.

Surprisingly, a 5-inch SuperAMOLED display is used here, which so far is not often found in the niche of budget smartphones. Other features include good battery life, as well as a pretty good rear camera – of course, given the cost of the device.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 540
  • Weight: 153g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1.5 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Rear camera: 8 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Alcatel 1

Inexpensive smartphone from Alcatel, which will surprise rather than with removable battery, but with LTE support – is rare in the indicated price segment.

Interestingly, here we use the so-called widescreen display with an aspect ratio of 18: 9, whose diagonal is only 5 inches. But the case of the device turned out extremely compact.

The processor uses MediaTek MT6739, the memory capacity is 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 480
  • Weight: 134g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 5 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Prestigio Wize Q3

The budget from Prestigio, which can not boast of LTE support, but it uses a 4.95-inch widescreen display. It should be noted that the smartphone looks very nice, there are bright shades of the case, including red or blue.

In terms of specifications – no revelations: 4-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of ROM, GPS and 3G support, a memory card slot, a 2000 mAh battery.

  • Screen diagonal: 4.95 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 480
  • Weight: 137g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Speadtrum SC7731G
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Rear camera: 8 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

Nokia 1

The smallest smartphone in the Nokia line at the time of writing – and the most inexpensive.

It looks pretty simple but pretty. Under the removable back cover are slots for a SIM card and memory card, as well as a 2150 mAh battery.

As far as Nokia’s power is concerned, 1 star from the sky is not enough – the well-known 4-core MediaTek MT6737M processor is installed here, which works together with 1 GB of RAM. Of course, talking about such excesses as a fingerprint scanner is not even worth it. But, on the other hand, considering the cost of Nokia 1, this is a rather interesting offer in its class..

  • Screen diagonal: 4.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 854 × 480
  • Weight: 131g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737M
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2150 mAh
  • Rear camera: 5 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

ZTE Blade A530

Simple but at the same time interesting budget employee from ZTE. Here you will not find solutions like a fingerprint scanner, but the characteristics of the smartphone are at a decent level.

So, a widescreen display with a diagonal of 5.45 inches is used with a resolution of 1440 × 720 pixels. A stylish plastic case, under them are slots for a memory card and SIM cards, as well as a removable battery. The device works on a platform consisting of a MediaTek MT6739 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM.

Users note: good display, event indicator, decent system speed.

  • Screen diagonal: 5.45 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1440 × 720
  • Weight: 140g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6739
  • Memory capacity: 16 GB
  • RAM capacity: 2 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Rear camera: 13 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes

Digma HIT Q401 3G

A simple and very cheap smartphone from Digma. He received a small 4-inch display, a Spreadtrum SC7731 processor, 1 GB of operativina and 8 GB of internal memory, a 1600 mAh battery, support for 3G and GPS.

Despite the low cost, the smartphone looks much more expensive – thanks to the stylish design of the back cover. By the way, you can even choose a bright red color when buying.

  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 800 × 480
  • Weight: 129g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC7731
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1600mAh
  • Rear camera: 2 MP
  • Front camera: 0.3 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

Fly Life Compact 4G

A relatively compact smartphone from Fly with a removable back cover and battery. As the name implies, this model received support for 4G networks.

It has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 960 × 480 pixels, a Spreadtrum SC9832 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, a 2100 mAh battery.

Two cameras, their resolution is 2 MP and 8 MP (front and rear, respectively).

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 480
  • Weight: 137g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC9832
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2100 mAh
  • Rear camera: 8 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime SM-G532F

Not a new, but, so to speak, time-tested smartphone from Samsung.

It has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 960 × 540 pixels, a MediaTek MT6737T processor, 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory.

The advantages include a recognizable appearance of the case, good cameras, smart firmware.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 540
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737T
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1.5 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Rear camera: 8 MP
  • Front camera: 5 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

BQ BQ-4072 Strike Mini

One of the most affordable smartphones on the market. There is nothing unusual to expect: a 4-inch display, two cameras, GPS and 3G support, a Spreadtrum SC7731 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM.

Still, something may surprise: the middle part of the back cover is made of metal and looks very cool.

  • Screen diagonal: 4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 800 × 480
  • Weight: 128g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Spreadtrum SC7731
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 1300 mAh
  • Rear camera: 5 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No

VERTEX Impress Click

Inexpensive smartphone from VERTEX with a 5-inch widescreen display. Like some other smartphones of the season, Impress Click received a nice design of the back cover with a vertical camera module. By the way, the rear camera is double.

A smartphone based on the MediaTek MT6580M processor works, it has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM. Battery capacity typical for its class – 2000 mAh.

  • Screen diagonal: 5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 960 × 480
  • Weight: 135g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580M
  • Memory capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM capacity: 1 GB
  • Battery capacity: 2000 mAh
  • Rear camera: dual 5 / 0.3 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Support for memory cards: yes
  • 4G Network Support: No