The Poptel P9000 Max is tough and lasting, ready for your camping trip


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There is a dearth of affordable rugged phones you can take hiking, camping or on a simple weekend away from the charger, and not have them always on the back of your mind in terms of endurance - both physical or induced by range anxiety. The up-and-coming Poptel brand is staying true to its name by introducing a tough handset for the masses, the P9000 Max, with global LTE bands modem version.

As you can already guess, the number stands for the battery capacity, as the phone comes with the whopping 9000 mAh pack. Coupled with a 5.5" FHD display, and frugal octa-core chipset, the energy-dense unit will last you the proverbial weekend on a charge, and then some, unless you are intent on playing looking for PokeStops in the wilderness. The rest of the specs sheet is no less generous for the price, as the phone comes with 4GB RAM and 64 gigs of internal storage to record all those hiking vids and pics with the 13MP rear camera and the 8MP selfie-snapper, or load the phone with some Netflix for the campfire nights (we kid).

The star of the P9000 Max show, however, is its ruggedized nature exterior. Poptel protected the front with Gorilla Glass, and added multiple rubber layers so that the light but durable composite of the body can withstand drops and hurls. An IP68 certification ensures that the handset can take a dunk while crossing that creek with sleepy eyes after a night in the tent, and the USB-C port is protected with a plug for added measure. 

Speaking of charging, Poptel's puppy arrives with a 2A brick that can bring the battery from zero to full in just 3.5 hours, which is a pretty amazing feat for such capacity. The P9000 Max promises up to 46 hours of video playback on a charge, and the whopping two months on standby even with both SIM card slots active. 

As for extra features, there's fast unlocking with the rear finger scanner, true NFC support, gestures like tap-to-wake to supplement the stock Android options, and the fun part - a camping torch consisting of four powerful LED lights to chase away those bears that just want to Netflix and chill with you in the tent. Poptel's running promo for the global version of the P9000 Max supporting multiple LTE bands slashes the price from $249.99 to $200 at the link below, so if you are looking for a durable hiking buddy, peek in for the coordinated color versions.


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9 Comments

1. perry1234

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

$250 for this is a great price !!

3. drifter77

Posts: 401; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Instant buy if it wasn't for the MTK processor.

4. tonyv13

Posts: 117; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Is on sale right now for $200 supports US LTE bands which is good. Thinking if I should get one for my dad.

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

And theres the Dodgee BL12000...

14. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

While I would TOTALLY rock a BL12000 the lack of bands kill the option in the USA. 4G: FDD-LTE Band 1/3/7/8/20(B1:2100, B3:1800, B7:2600, B8:900, B20:800MHz) The only Doogee phone I've seen that has proper US bands is this one. DOOGEE MIX - $169 4G Unlocked Smartphones Android 7.0 - 5.5 Inch AMOLED HD Screen - MediaTek Helio P25 2.5GHz - 3380mAh Battery - 4GB RAM+64GB ROM - 8MP+16MP Dual Cameras - Unlocked Cell Phones, Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074PSXDWR/

7. syam7863

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

It is using MT6750V right? With 4xA53 1.5GHz and 4xA53 1.0GHz

8. yeayeayeaaa

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

9000 mAh battery... sheeesh

11. Aircrackng

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

1. When your buying some off brand Chinese phone likelihood is the Ram is just a partition of the ROM which is why it may look like it has a decent amount yet it will be slow as ROM storage is slower then embedded RAM. 2. It has a Mediatek processor if you have never had a tablet or phone with one before don't even bother... They are terrible performers. You also can expect never to see any updates.

13. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I've never heard of Chinese manufacturers lying about their RAM numbers like you're saying. Happen to have any evidence to back up your claim?

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