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Want a 5,300 mAh battery in your Android smartphone? Check out the Philips W6618

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Want a 5,300 mAh battery in your Android smartphone? Check out the Philips W6618
4,000+ mAh batteries are almost always reserved for tablets, not smartphones. However, there are a few handsets that offer such powerful batteries. Earlier this month, we presented you the Eton Thor - a China-made Android smartphone which features an impressive 5,000 mAh battery. Well, if you can believe it, there’s another new smartphone that comes with an even bigger battery.

Meet the Philips W6618. According to CNMO, the W6618 was released in China yesterday for $273 (1,699 CNY in local currency). Its main selling point is a 5,300 mAh battery (non removable) that can provide a stand-by time of more than two months (1604 hours, or 66 days), and a talk-time of up to 33 hours. The rest of the handset’s features aren’t that great, though, including Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels, dual SIM capabilities, quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and microSD card support. The W6618 is 11.6mm thick, but that’s understandable, given the size of its battery.

Usually, Philips smartphones are available only in Asia, although some are also sold in select European markets. Unfortunately, we don’t know if this Philips W6618 will be released outside of China. But we'd definitely like to be able to test it. Meanwhile, you can check out the handset in the gallery below:


sources: CNMO, MTKjs (translated) 

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posted on 16 Apr 2014, 19:30 7

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Holy mother of God that's a big battery.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 14:40

27. madmikepr (Posts: 112; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


I Like The Design its Good

Wait a sec. It looks like the new design for the iphone 6

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 19:37 1

2. torr310 (Posts: 375; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


They should run on the Android 4.4 for that specs.

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 19:44 15

3. UglyFrank (Posts: 398; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


MediaTek problems

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 20:09 8

4. avin007 (Posts: 139; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Given its big size, this should produce a good amount of explosion....

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 20:21 1

5. refillable (Posts: 636; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


The S5 is enough already in terms of battery life. This tell you that all you need is optimization, not capacity.

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 21:49 4

8. a_tumiwa (Posts: 267; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


but big battery + great optimization is a plus point for gamer

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 22:19

11. refillable (Posts: 636; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Sure, but if you already have say, 2000 mAh battery with great optimization you could get amazing battery life that you get with 5300 mAh battery w/o optimization.

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 22:22

12. hurrycanger (Posts: 1134; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


but is that gonna happen?

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 00:09

19. refillable (Posts: 636; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


It's just an idea, come on.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 01:43

22. hurrycanger (Posts: 1134; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Haha, yeah. I'm all in for that idea.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 00:00 1

18. eggimage (Posts: 62; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)


need for optimization? absolute yes. Enough battery on S5? HECK NO!
you do realize if you run some "slightly" heavier work loads and within just several hours the battery gets completely drained. Those tests showing an 8-hour wifi/3G browsing still DO NOT reflect the real life scenarios. There are too many background tasks needed/necessary for many users that can drain even the battery on S5 quickly enough to make you feel a strong need for a larger battery. Oh, you say how do I know how S5 isn't enough when I don't have one? easy, it's similar to Note2's battery life and CANNOT be far from it, unless you tell me it's capable of DOUBLING the battery life on Note2, which is highly unlikely. Even Note2 when under some heavier usage, can be drained under 7 hours, which includes standby time. There are literally NO smartphones (except specially built models that cost $10k a pop, yeah they do exist) in the current market that have sufficient battery life for all-day heavier usage. Now, tell me, how is S5's sub-3k mAh capacity already enough? by trying not to use too much? oh, yeah, that doesn't sound like a good answer to me.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 01:56

23. refillable (Posts: 636; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


I don't know whether the S5 doubles the Note 2 or not, but you're right, it's highly unlikely. First I need to tell you that how I use the phone is not that often, so you may have different views on battery life. Yes, my statement was subjective, but hey, even for some ppl 10000 or 100000 mAh still isn't enough! I use the phone at max, 3h of browsing with Wifi/3G (So sad LTE is not available in my country, I mean it's so ancient man, lol), 1h of gaming and 1h of mixed stuff (mails, SMS, chats, telephone, etc). The S5 is enough for me.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 03:57 1

24. boosook (Posts: 1009; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


who cares about the S5... why are Samsung fanboys writing everywhere trying to teach the world how awesome the S5 is? Are you paid by Samsung? Or are you simply afraid that there could be something better than the S5?
This is the same behaviour of Apple's fanboys: is something is in the S5, it's the most fantastic thing in the world, if something is in another phone is useless, until Samsung adds it and then suddendly it becomes the thing you always needed and couldn't live without...

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 09:33

26. refillable (Posts: 636; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Easy dude, I don't really care about all your fanboy claiming statement and 'Are you paid by Samsung' sayings. All I care is that the S5 gave enough battery life for me as of now and others should follow with such optimization. I don't have time to argue. Have a good day.

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 20:34 2

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I mean HOW....

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 21:36

7. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


With that kind of specs, beast battery life.

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 21:56

9. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 723; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Especially if it is a Cortex-A7 processor

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 22:15

10. wilsong17 (Posts: 917; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Can't mess with my note 3 10000mah which only cost me 30 bucks

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 22:27 3

13. hurrycanger (Posts: 1134; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Be careful, man.

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 22:57

15. box14380 (Posts: 18; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Same here I'm using 10000mAh Zerolemon extended battery in my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 22:28

14. jphillips63 (Posts: 176; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Size matters

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 23:00

16. aayupanday (Posts: 517; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


The New HTC One M8 does a brilliant job with its 2600mAh cell due to some great optimizations made by HTC.
Curious to know if that 5300mAh behemoth can last even a couple of days...

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 23:10

17. Taters (Posts: 3031; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Here are the super bricks for the HTC, Nokia, and Sony fans that don't mind a brick in their pockets.

While the rest of us take that 7.9mm phone that can last two days.

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 00:18 2

20. fireblade (Posts: 700; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


this phone can charge the power bank

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 00:37

21. ryq24 (Posts: 503; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Does Philip still make mobile phones or did they let chinese company use their name only just like what alcatel did by letting TCL use their name? Just asking!

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 06:33

25. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


http://news.softpedia.com/news/Philips-Sells-Its-Mobile-Division-37746.shtml

posted on 17 Apr 2014, 15:40

28. rex1213 (Posts: 77; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


No thanks Philips. Lenovo P780 is sexier and I already own one and it's got more than enough battery. :)

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