Apr 17 AT 3:46 PM Dima Aryeh 17 Comments

The Philips W6618 may be low-end, but its 5300 mAh battery sure isn’t


These days, smartphone batteries are competent enough to get us through a day at work with medium usage, but heavy use starts kills. Devices like the Galaxy Note 3 (3200 mAh) incorporate larger batteries, while devices like the Droid MAXX are made for large batteries (the Droid MAXX has a very impressive 3500 mAh battery). This new Philips phone is simply insane.

The general specs are incredibly unimpressive, bordering on the low-end of the smartphone spectrum. The 5-inch display features a qHD resolution, the internals are a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad core, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage with a microSD slot, an 8MP camera, and Android 4.2. But the battery is a whopping 5300 mAh, far exceeding most small tablet batteries.

This device boasts almost one and a half days of talk time and about two months of standby. And thickness doesn’t take a huge hit; the device is a reasonable 11.4mm thick. Not slim by any means, but not incredibly chunky. It’s almost two and a half millimeters thinner than the original Motorola DROID.

Yes, most of us would not buy such a low spec’d device. However, that battery just makes me drool. Would you sacrifice some thinness for a larger battery in your current device? Tell us in the comments.

Via: Pocket Now

Source: CNMO

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • surethom

    Very nice but with 4gb of storage it will be full & unusable in a month or 2, but may even this phone would be for the battery not for jnstalling apps?

    • piggypigs

      mmm that wasn’t even the point of this article. The writer is asking if we are willing to sacrifice some of the “thinness” of our smartphone, whichever rocks your boat, so that your next smartphone that catches your fancy can last more than one day of use, at the expense of some bulk.

    • lewis

      it would be usable because you could put a 128gb micro sd card in it


  • redraider133

    I wish more manufacturers would add a little more thickness and have a huge battery like this. Battery life>> paper thin phones anyday

  • lakerkev

    I would still use a high end device for day to day. At the right price though it would be great for traveling.

    • piggypigs

      actually, the writer is asking if you will want your NEXT high end smartphone to have such a battery, at the expense of being thicker by a few mm.

  • Bart

    Maybe this would satisfy all smartphone owners:

  • Bart

    Here is a more recent article. Seems to indicate that current nuclear tech would only be good as a “trickle energy” backup.

    • SGB101

      Always a wanted a nuclear powered car that I could run my home off.

  • Bart

    And last, but not least, here is an item set to come out of Japan in the next couple years:

  • Eli Gaffke

    That sounds like a decent phone to give to employees that in the field. Can’t beat battery life

  • Vladimir

    Yep. I’d like my note 3 had 5300 mah it’s a great phone now and it’d be even more grater.

  • 99steven

    Too bad this phone wasn’t around 3 years ago, then the specs would be normal. Why don’t they make one with high specs also. Funny thing is, these are iPhone specs

  • donger

    Didn’t know Philips made phones.

    • jj

      yes , it’s only sold in china for use their band