said by fldiver:
Starting to see why the phone is so cheap now; no SD slot, non replaceable battery, paltry internal storage; my My Touch 4G which is 2 years old had 16GB. Sorry, but I will pass.
I've had phones with non replaceable batteries for a few years now. Not once have I ever felt the need or had the desire to remove or replace a battery. In fact I rather like not having a plastic battery cover to fall off or break.
If I did need to replace a battery I can go to one of the many local smartphone repair shops and have it replaced while I wait for a few dollars. For extra tech fun I can get a tool kit and DIY. However, I've never needed to replace a battery.