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Chinese company proves it's possible to put a 5000mAh battery in a thin phone

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Chinese company proves it's possible to put a 5000mAh battery in a thin phone
Battery life has long been the Achilles’ heel of smartphones, often barely able to last through a single day of full use. The situation is slowly changing with devices like the newly launched LG G2 with its 3000mAh juicer and the Motorola Droid MAXX with its whopping 3500mAh battery. However, we don’t really have a phone with a truly massive battery that you can use as long as you would use a feature phone on a single charge.

Not until this practically unknown Chinese company ChangHong (better known for making TVs rather than smartphones) unveiled that it has managed to put a whopping 5000mAh battery in a thin phone. How thin? What about less than 9mm in thickness, on par with the LG G2?

The ChangHong Z9 is exactly that, plus it packs in a quad-core MediaTek chip. The Z9 comes with a 5.5-inch 720p display and 1GB of RAM, and that does not really make it high-end, but it’s definitely a decent performer and that battery capacity is just outstanding.

We are fairly certain the Z9 will not come to the United States or Western markets ever, but we definitely would appreciate a similarly long-lasting phone. Do you care about this as much as we do, and would you support it with your hard-earned dollar?

source: MTKSJ via Unwired View, Android Beat

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posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:24 11

1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Now that would be awesome no more charging during the hole day. now wish companies would take notes and add that much power in stead of a 2200 maH battery in a phone.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:02

10. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)

"...the hole day."
Yeah...you're right XD

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 12:39 1

25. ZeroCide (Posts: 772; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

Its all fun and games untill the battery explodes. If they can do this for cell phone batteries what can they do for tablet batteries?

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 01:13

33. SherlockHolmes (Posts: 125; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

I do not want a battery that lasts more than a day on the cost of my life ;)

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:36 14

3. Boybawang (Posts: 104; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)

Chinese 2200mAh Batt exposion = comma
Chinese 2600mAh Batt explosion = death
Chinese 5000mAh Batt explosion = Overkill!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:53 1

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Any explanation?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:14 1

13. jove39 (Posts: 1851; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Sounds funny...lol...well...almost all of electronic appliances are made in china...so why worry about batteries.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:12 5

18. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:07 3

15. duckymomo26 (Posts: 19; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)

Almost everything is made IN china. Do you feel the hurt in your butt?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:39 2

20. tango_charlie (Posts: 250; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

almost every battery (phone, notebook, e-car) is made in China. They are world leaders in their business.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:54 5

24. luigi0824 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

the iPhone is made in china

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:42 2

21. thephonedude (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Oct 2012)

Sorry but if you'd notice, Most of the batteries of major players in the smartphone game are made in china. -.-

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:43

4. Sesameopen (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

Yea right. 5000 mAh. Ha...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 13:32 1

27. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

most phones are peaking at 3000 Mah 3rd QT. may be in a year or too be either 4000 or 5000 mah

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:45 1

5. lallolu (Posts: 471; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

It is possible. Looking at the dimension of the phone, screen size is 5.5, that means it is long and wide, so it can really take 5000maH

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 08:59 3

7. Dro (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)

Yeah 5000mAh sounds awesome until it explodes on you. I could imagine how hot this thing is gonna get and how long it takes to fully charge. A lot of companies can do this, especially Moto, but obviously the trade offs is not worth it .SMH!!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:05

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Could you argument your words with facts or it is just your opinion?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:10 1

16. duckymomo26 (Posts: 19; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)

Kindly explain the iPad battery capacity. Not that I'm a fanboy or anything. Just want some justification about exploding sh!t.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 12:41

26. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

SGS3 and SGS4 are exploding these days a lot more because of chinese 3rd party battries others NOT

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 13:33

28. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

alot of people don't like the X phone because they call it mid range and a small battery me i personally like the X phone if they say u can go 24hrs a day with out doing lots of multi tasking on your phone youre good.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:02 1

8. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 805; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Great one.. Keep it up. i hope that all companies install high capacity batteries rather than going into the race of slimmer devices... I dont mind a 9-10mm thick device, but the battery must be high.. I dont understand why Nokia is still making brick-thick phones & not taking advantage of thickness to put in a huge battery...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:02 1

9. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Bigger batteries or better technology. Battery life is so behind the rest of technology right now.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:05

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


posted on 08 Aug 2013, 09:27 1

14. sherby (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)

lenovo has a big battery series, a dual core with 3000mAH and a quad with 4000mAH. The bigger screens seem to be allowing manufacturers to put in bigger batteries without drastically increasing thickness.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:10

17. Jaeel (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)

I hope the phone isn't too power hungry. Otherwise this just means longer recharge times.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:27

19. sonisoe (Posts: 410; Member since: 06 May 2009)

its chinese... you can even now find extended batteries, yup, but way cheaper price than the quality ones. so in the end, its is either the same as the standard battery or the battery itself has a short life-span.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 10:45 1

22. ChafedBanana (Posts: 381; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Soooo........Chinese 5000mah = 3000mah quality battery?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 11:07

23. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Good, hope this sort of tech (if it's safe and of quality, of course) makes its way across the board. Higher-density batteries are very useful in the age of multi-core CPUs and more advanced GPUs, as mobile devices begin to reach older desktop levels of performance.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 13:52

29. Sondae (Posts: 279; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)

I just hope this 5000mah it has a real quality control that last when using it and not sub-standard battery that explode when overcharged. Still sometimes numbers dont count some may claim there 5000mah but its actually 2000mah or less...

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 15:55

30. slyhounddog (Posts: 20; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)

The size of the battery isn't what matters, its how the phone optimizes it. A 2300 mah battery could easily last as long as a 3500 mah if it is optimized. Case and point, the Moto x.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 16:41 1

31. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

My Note 2 lasts me the whole day 98% of the time. Hours of navigation is probably the only thing that can drain it by mid day. 5,000 mah would probably last two days under light/moderate use, but I'd probably still charge it every night so really not that different for me.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:20

32. sswain (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Using Note II with ZeroLemon 9300mAh (for about month now). Absolutely love this battery. So far record is 181hours from 1 charge (with 13hours screen time from that time). Its epic. When Note III will come out, I will most likely wait for offers from Mugen/ZeroLemon to see what monster they will decide to put there. I see this 9300mAh thing as a standart now, it will be hard to downgrade to something smaller in future...

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 03:34

34. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Only Chinese can do this.

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