My poor old phone…

I have a 3-year-old Galaxy S8 phone that I’m replacing with a new Galaxy S20. It has seen better days. It’s been dropped a number of times and I had to replace the screen on it once. It’s always worked just fine. It was a good phone.

I have an Otterbox case on it and over the weekend I discovered that the case is the only thing holding the phone together. The battery is expanding inside the phone and pushing the phone apart. I also discovered that the back of the phone is cracked, probably from one of the drops before I got the Otterbox case.

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The battery is not designed to be user-replaceable. I just need it to last several more days until the S20 is released at the end of this week. I really don’t want to pay $80 to have the battery replaced.