Monsters from Asia: the THL 5000 with its gargantuan, 5000 mAh battery
11 March Monsters from Asia: The Bluboo Picasso is an obscure, but very well-done, ultra-budget 5-incher
2 February Monsters from Asia: the beautifully minimalist, all-premium Smartisan T2
21 January Monsters from Asia: the $150 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is an incredible deal
24 November Monsters from Asia: the likable ZTE Blade S7 and its 13MP selfie camera with PDAF
12 November Monsters from Asia: the oddly-named Elephone Vowney with its $299 price tag and crazy specs
1. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
The standby times and talk times seem pretty high, but the video watching seems somewhat low? The G Flex can do 20 hours and that 'only' has 3500mAh not to mention the web browsing time is close as well...something tells me that this 5000mAh drains faster when the screen is on (for this phone)
2. vuyonc (Posts: 973; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
The video playback and Web browsing time compares to today's flagships :\
17. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3183; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Now thats what I call battery upgrade
18. Ashoaib (Posts: 3223; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
only china is experimenting different things on phones instead of gimicky things
3. Planterz (Posts: 1971; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Mediatek...blech. And no mention of connectivity. LTE? I kinda doubt it. HSPA+ 42.2? 21.1? 3G? What does it have?
4. Chris.P (Posts: 518; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
No LTE with MediaTek right now. HSDPPA+ 42.2. Updated the post.
7. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Not new, you'll find plenty of such stupid configurations.
6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Hope they make a WP version of it. Even if I'm not buying it, more competition is good for us.
9. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2060; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Aren't Samsung, LG, HTC, and Micromax Asian companies? Why aren't their "monsters" included in this list?
10. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1101; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
funny thing is, almost all phone manufactures are from Asia, including the now 'Motorola'.
12. rahul.niks (Posts: 86; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
I will buy it if it is not heavy and doesn't have bugs like most Chinese phones have, but i guess it is not Chinese, doesn't mentioned which country is THL is?
15. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Yup, just flash pure Android onto it :D
16. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
This is powered by crappy mediatek chipset, bro. No bootloader unlocking, no source codes, so no AOSP ROMs.
19. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)
This phone will make phone reviewer like phone arena take weeks to complete the battery test, and lots of $$ to do the phone call stamina test. lol
21. Zoealandy (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jul 2014)
I've check all reseller price, found a best offer at coolicool.com, only $262.99, share it with everyone here~~
22. JJOPQ (Posts: 55; Member since: 15 Nov 2014)
now, just 208 eur on ghdeal.fr...i think its the most low price.
23. JJOPQ (Posts: 55; Member since: 15 Nov 2014)
ThL 5000; a beast phone, cool name.
24. JJOPQ (Posts: 55; Member since: 15 Nov 2014)