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

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



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.

10. ihatesmartphone unregistered

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

25. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 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?

33. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

3. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

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

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Any explanation?

13. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Sounds all of electronic appliances are made in why worry about batteries.

18. AMDPhenomX4

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 06, 2013


15. duckymomo26

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

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

20. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

+1 almost every battery (phone, notebook, e-car) is made in China. They are world leaders in their business.

24. luigi0824

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

the iPhone is made in china

21. thephonedude

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

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

4. Sesameopen

Posts: 109; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Yea right. 5000 mAh. Ha...

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

5. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 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

7. Dro

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 23, 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!!

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

16. duckymomo26

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

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

26. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

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.

8. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 894; Member since: Dec 05, 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...

9. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011


14. sherby

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 21, 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.

17. Jaeel

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

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

19. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 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.

22. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

23. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

29. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 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...

30. slyhounddog

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 28, 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.

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