The Moto E5 Play is the best phone with a removable battery

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As technology advances and matures, it's only natural for some features to disappear as part of the evolution process. When it comes to Android phones, one thing that used to be an iconic staple that has since become a thing of the past is a removable battery. Few phones are released these days with a battery that can be replaced by the end user, but if you know where to look, there are still a few options left that are worth checking out. Here they are!

Our pick

Moto E5 Play


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One of the best budget phones on the market is the Moto E5 Play, and in addition to having a user-replaceable battery, it also has a ton of other features that make it worth checking out. The 5.2-inch HD display looks pretty good for the price, Alexa is built-in if you get the Prime Exclusive version, and the Snapdragon 425 is plenty powerful for normal apps and games.

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Cheapest there is

Nokia 1


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The Nokia 1 is by far the cheapest phone on this list. It's also one of the cheapest Android phones around. Period. For just under $60, the Nokia 1 delivers a 1.1GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of expandable storage up to 128GB, a 5MP rear camera, 4.5-inch LCD display, and Android Go. It's not the prettiest or the fastest phone around, but it sure does get the job done.

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Good choice

LG K8 (2018)


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LG released a lot of phones in 2018, one of which was the LG K8. The K8 is a low-end Android phone with a 5-inch HD screen, 8MP rear-facing camera, and a quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor that's paired with 2GB of RAM. It's capable of getting 4G LTE speeds and ships with 16GB of storage that can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card.

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Budget Samsung

Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo


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Although the Galaxy J7 Duo was never officially released in the United States, you can still buy it thanks to Amazon. The J7 Duo is outfitted with Samsung's own Exynos 7885 octa-core processor, 13MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, and a 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display. The battery measures in at 3,000 mAh and, of course, is removable.

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Older flagship

LG V20


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We know, we know. The LG V20 is by no means a new phone at this point. However, it's still one of the most capable ones around that has a removable battery. Even today, the V20 still impresses thanks to its secondary display, dual 16MP + 8MP rear cameras, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor, and 64GB of storage that can be exapnded later on. Plus, that metal design still looks fantastic.

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Still worth a look

Moto G5


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Rounding out this list is the Moto G5. While it isn't the newest Moto G device on the market, it is the latest one to ship with a removable battery. The G5 is still a solid buy in 2019, offering a 13MP rear camera, 5MP selfie cam, octa-core processor, and a front-facing fingerprint sensor.

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If you're shopping for an Android phone with a removable battery, our top choice has to go to the
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. Not only is it one of the most affordable phones on our list, it's also one of the more recent ones and has proven to be a pretty solid device for getting the basics done while staying on a tight budget.

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