The Doogee BL12000 features the biggest battery you've seen on a smartphone

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Modern smartphones come with many bells and whistles. When it comes to buying a new handset, we all have our preferences as to what specs are most important for us, but great battery life is a trait that's appreciated by every user. 

If you're looking for a handset with a truly colossal battery, then the upcoming BL12000 model of Chinese manufacturer Doogee will certainly not disappoint. As its moniker suggests, the BL12000 packs a massive 12,000mAh power cell that is easily the largest we've seen on a smartphone. That's a lot of power that is sure to deliver quite some time between charges. Doogee also promises super-fast charging of the battery - it says that a full charge can be achieved in four hours, which is quite impressive for a power cell of this size.

Other notable features of the BL12000 include a 6-inch FHD display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The screen is encompassed by razor-thin bezels on its sides and more noticeable top and bottom bezels.

The phone has dual-cameras on both its front and back. The rear composition includes one 16MP camera and an additional 13MP snapper. This allows for shallow depth-of-field/bokeh effects. At the front, you get a combination of a 16MP and 8MP wide-angle sensors that are suitable for group selfies.

When it comes to hardware, the BL12000 sits firmly in the mid-range category. It's powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750T chipset that's coupled with 4GB of RAM. The handset comes with 32GB of internal storage, while it also features microSD support of up to 256GB. It's also worth pointing out that the device features a fingerprint scanner and a facial recognition technology which Doogee calls Face ID. In terms of software, the BL12000 runs on Android 7 Nougat.

Of course, packing such a large battery on a smartphone has its drawbacks - the BL12000 measures in at 162 x 74.7 x 14mm (6.37 x 2.94 x 0.55 in) and weighs 300g (10.58oz). Compared to an iPhone 8 Plus, the device is a bit taller and narrower, but it's almost twice as thick and 100g (3.52oz) heavier. This might be a big con for some, but at the end of the day, you won't find many phones that can compete with Doogee's handset in the endurance department.

The BL12000 will go on sale on January 8th. Doogee has set a $179.99 price tag for the device, and the available color options are black and blue. If the phone interests you, you can grab one on Doogee's official store or Banggood, the links to which can be found below.



1. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I hope they made it durable because for how thick it is already, putting a case on it would push the device to be around 3/4" thick which is excessive to say the least.

17. audibot

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

3/4 is not that thick when you think of the otter box defender case your phone is 3/4in so a thin case would be fine

18. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

That would be double the thickness of my Note 5 in its current case so yeah that wouldn't be for me lol.

2. maherk

Posts: 6958; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And still, it won't give you a day full of use. I don't trust the battery capacity, their camera's megapixels, and their storage capacity. It might be 12000mah, but a 3000 mah battery from a respectable company will last you longer.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014


6. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I think that's a bit of an exaggeration, but yes, a lot of the little-known Chinese companies do lie about battery capacities. Not only that, they don't bother to do a lot of optimizing just because the battery is so large. So what should be 4-day battery life ends up being more like 2.

7. Papa_Ji

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Ok for you a iPhone with 1600mAh battery will last longer than Lenovo P2 with 5000mAh..... Just because apple is more respectable company then Lenovo (acc. to you for me it's Lenovo). lol

8. maherk

Posts: 6958; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1- We are talking about Doogee not Lenovo. 2- And that's your opinion. To me, I would pick up any iPhone before buying a Lenovo product.

9. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I can agree with that. I'm an Android guy, but I would buy an iPhone before I went with some lesser Android manufacturer that wouldn't support device for any decent amount of time.

22. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

duh of course anyone would choose iphone over no-name midranger.

24. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Where did I mention mid-ranger? I'd pick an iPhone over a flagship Android from any company I don't trust.

15. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

My Lenovo P2 delivers about the same performance of my older Note 5... not bad at all. Solid build quality, outstanding battery life, snappy performance but average camera. Lenovo laptops are some of the best too.

23. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

You're talking about doogee and lenovo which you don't own and familiar with. I'll choose iphone too but not because it have battery life.

21. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Yeah that's pretty ignorant and dumb comment.

4. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

This will last 3 days at least but not worth it for weight and bulkiness.

5. Jacksie66 unregistered

It needs a battery that size with that pile of shíte mediatek processor..

25. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 2009

Exactly, why not spend more and go with an SD820 or 835?

28. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1270; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Even SD625 is enough and will give still more battery life...

10. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Utterly useless

11. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

It's an inch thick, yet they keep the camera bumps? Why?

12. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

The phone is actually closer to about half an inch thick. The hump on the camera looks to me more like a design choice than anything else. If you look closely at pic 3, you can see that the cameras are actually flush. It's only the area around the cameras & the fp scanner that are raised. My guess is that they did it intentional to protect the cameras from scuffing when they are put down on a hard surface.

14. Lois13

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

O.55 inch doesn't not equal 1 inch. What are you reading?

19. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Obviously he's rounding up, he learned that in elementary school.

13. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

No mention of frequency bands... Thanks Phone Arena.

16. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

I have an Oukitel K10000 (passed it on to my son) and it delivered out-of-this-world battery life (5 - 7 days) on the expense of mediocre performance. The problem is that OEM's use MTK to prolong the battery life, but a mid range SD630 or SD660 would be just as efficient and a much better choice.

20. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I have S8+ with zerolemon 8500 mAh battery. I'm a Road warrior..

26. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

With that size you'll only need to charge it once a week.. 6 days battery life, and 1 day to charge it

27. swarai

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

You cannot beat that price though

29. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Would be awesome to see a battery drain test between this and a OnePlus 5T/Note 8/LG V30...

30. MoutlouWest

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I had many many doubts before buying it and decided to give it a try and see. I am using it right now so i do know much better than those who trying to get away by guess games and stuff. It's been like 3-4 weeks the phone to arrive and when i first turned it on it was like 88-90% of charge. I didn't turn it off and use it frequently like exploring its features, installing all the apps and activate its finger scanner, face scanner, also has voice command features with google assistant, i connected to my car therefore i turned the bluetooth and cellular data for internet connection. All these sucks extra battery power aren't they?. I pretty much turned everything on and then again used it frequently and it lasted 5 days and there still were some charge available before i put it on charge. It took surprisingly short time to get it charged like 70% in no more than an hour. I am playing games with it like Modern Strike flawlessly. It's an amazing phone with really long lasting battery. Very very fast and responsive. HDR cameras etc. The conclusion is do not play the guessing games around and chasing your own tails! Use it and see it yourselves. The technology the phone offers is well worth its price, simple as that. Better than iphone! A little much better actually because it offers much more, long lasting battery, 6" Screen, and much much cheaper. And it simply has and does everything I want... ;)

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