Last updated on March 9, 2021
Smartphone makers aren't actually too interested in people using their phones for too long to drive sales. Sony now wants to take a different path and is therefore planning an action that should have exactly the opposite effect.
Sony swaps batteries from old Xperia smartphones for less
Owners of older Sony smartphones can look forward to it. Sony is probably planning a campaign in which the battery of older devices can be replaced at low cost in order to extend the life of the cell phone. The battery life often gets worse over time, but the cell phone itself is still good enough to continue to be used. If the term is no longer correct, however, one tends to buy a new model. This is exactly what Sony wants to prevent, at least in some regions – ithome reports. In which countries such an exchange program is to be started is not mentioned.
The price for the discounted battery replacement should only be the equivalent of just under 30 euros. Sony undercuts many of the big brands such as Apple or Samsung, where the battery replacement is over 70 euros, depending on the model. In addition, Sony wants to introduce discounts on repairs. This is all supposed to ensure that older Xperia phones are used longer before they are retired. The following cell phones should be part of this program:
- Sony Xperia XZ
- Sony Xperia XZs
- Sony Xperia XZ1
- Sony Xperia XZ Premium
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Sony Xperia XZ3
Over time, of course, new smartphones such as the Xperia 1, Xperia 1 II , Xperia 5 or Xperia 5 II could also become part of the program. But these are still too new and there is no reason to replace the battery now.
Battery exchange possible at many smartphone manufacturers
If the capacity of your cell phone battery becomes weaker, there is usually the option of having a new battery installed by the manufacturer. Even with a Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra or iPhone 12, this only costs around 70 euros. So you don't always have to buy a new smartphone when the battery life is running out. You can also retrofit inexpensively.
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