Philips W732 Android phone features 2400mAh battery for 13 hours of talk, 10.5 hours of surfing

Philips W732 Android phone features 2400mAh battery for 13 hours of talk, 10.5 hours of surfing
If the name Philips brings to mind light bulbs, it means that some one at the company did their job too well. Despite the connection, Philips is actually a tech conglomerate with  many consumer products from televisions to electric razors. Back in 2009, it tried its hand at producing an Android handset that went nowhere. Now the company is back in the Android game with a device called the Philips W732. Its claim to fame is the 2400mAh battery powering the phone.

What is interesting is how Philips used the large battery, its own energy saving technology, and the screen on the phone  to offer a handset that gives you longer web browsing time than the 3300mAh battery powered Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX. When it comes to talk time, the latter has the battle won hands down with 21 hours of chatting available vs. the 13 hours on the Philips W732. But web browsing time is a little more complex and the AMOLED screen on the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX eats away at browsing time much more than the LCD IPS touch screen on the Philips phone. That enables the W732 to offer 10.5 hours of  continuous browsing vs. the 7 hours and 23 minutes of continuous surfing achieved on the DROID RAZR MAXX in one test.

If you must know the nuts and bolts of the technological reason for this, it is because AMOLED screens consume the most energy when displaying white. Since the background of most web sites is in white, surfing the web empties the cell faster on AMOLED models. That is why the text messaging application on newer Samsung models uses a black screen and QWERTY.

The rest of the specs for the Philips W732 include a 4 inch WVGA screen, a single-core 1 GHz MediaTek MT6575 processor, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA connectivity, a 5MP camera and hot-swappable dual-SIM support. The device will launch in China soon, available in black, pink, green, white, and blue. There is no word on pricing. And while we probably won't see this model in the States, as the demand for the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX attests to, there is a great need in the U.S. for handsets with long battery life. Thus, we wouldn't be surprised to see Philips coming up with a higher end model for the U.S market.

source: it168 (translated) via UnwiredView



1. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

Philips can not be doubted for its battery efficiency. 2400 mAh is good news but single-core 1GHz and 5mp camera are just unacceptable.

4. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

actually, knowing that the Razr Maxx has dual-core and qHD screen, I have more respect for the Razr.. With 2400mAh, the W732 should perform better if not the same as the Razr.. Anyway, I just realized that the Razr Maxx is now available in Singapore.. Gosh, now which one should i choose? Design (HTC One X), Performance (SGS3), Software (Galaxy Nexus), or Battery (Razr Maxx)?

5. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Both One X and SGS3 would be a good compromise for battery, design, performance and software. Also, the camera between those 2 would be better than the others. SGS3 outside of Verizon are unlocked as well.

2. -RVM-

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

afaik this Philips has nothing to do with Philips conglomerate. Philips sold his Mobile Division along with rights to use its trademark to chinese company CEC, which is manufacturing these phones now for chinese market.

3. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Yep, and this phone will never see non-Chinese sun.

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