The Vernee Thor Plus packs a huge battery in a relatively slim body, has an inviting price tag

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It's a rare sight nowadays that a manufacturer would stuff a massive battery in a smartphone. Usually, such an act means compromising a phone's slim profile. But, just 3 months ago, manufacturer Vernee showed us that we can get the best of both worlds with its midrange Thor E phone, which had a 5,200 mAh cell, but still retained a relatively slim profile. Now, the company is upping the ante with the Thor Plus and its massive 6,200 mAh battery. But let's start from the top!

The Vernee Thor Plus is a metal-laden handset with fine minimalistic looks about it. It sports a 5.5-inch screen with a 720 x 1280 pixel resolution amounting for about 267 PPI density. The handset is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor ticking at 1.3 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, and has 32 GB of onboard storage expandable via microSD card. The cameras have a 13 MP sensor on the back and an 8 MP one for selfies. Of course, the phone has Android 7 Nougat out of the box.

Now, for the jewel in the Thor Plus' crown — its battery. It's a massive 6,200 mAh cell, which is technically bigger than your average portable power bank. It's not all about having a big battery, though, it's how your phone uses it. Vernee has developed a system, which it calls VOS, that has been made with the specific purpose of making better use of huge batteries. It optimizes standby time and delivers really quick charging — the 9 V / 2 A charger can top up the huge battery in just 90 minutes.

Vernee promises 20 hours of video-watching or 30 days of pure standby on a full charge, which is pretty impressive if so. In case that's not enough, you've got a power-saving mode, easily activatable by a hardware button on the side of the phone.



The Vernee Thor Plus will retail for $169.99 but can now be pre-ordered at the special price of $149.99, with shipments kicking off in early September. Additionally, the first 20 orders for every day will have the phone at the special price of $129.99. Not enough? Vernee is also throwing a giveaway raffle on the Thor Plus' official page. Check the links below!



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13 Comments

1. Jacksie66 unregistered

Yet another sponsored ad for another shıte phone..

2. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

A3 2017 with 2350mah has endurance of 16 hours and 30 minutes for video watch, this phone with 6000mah has 20 hours endurance. both of them has 720p display, even though A3 one is super amoled.

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Give that 6000mAh battery to A3 and it will last more than 2 days for video playback, or a week with normal usage

3. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I stll do not undestand why no major phone maker has made a a high-end phone with massive battery. That is one aspect of the phone market is not saturated at all. Whoever does it will make money, I believe. I won't be surprised if Huawei is the first one to take the opportunity. Although their custom processor will affect the sales a little.

5. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

did you not hear about the huawei mate 9

9. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

did you not hear about the even better Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom?

6. kevin97

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

Because high-end means more components and sometimes larger antennas, which reduce available space.

10. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Lenovo P2. Absolute champ ! Sd 625 , 4Gb Ram , Amoled Screen . True 2 day battery life.

12. gregzeng

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

YouTube multi-brand comparison. P2 is best of the under $300USD. But poor main camera. No EIS, OIS. Poor low light vision. "The best 5.5" Phones under $300 | Lenovo P2 vs Moto Z Play vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4". Damir Franc, Published on Jul 7, 2017.

4. tangbunna

Posts: 491; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

mtk cpu makes no different to sd430 cpu at half the battery capacity.

7. optxredhawk

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 28, 2017

Except the look & battery capacity nothing is special in this s**t

11. MrFrosty001

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 30, 2017

Phone Arena, Please reconsider this review. Vernee is a dreadful company that offers ZERO support for it's existing userbase. You can varify this by checking out their official forums and it's complete lack of representation from anybody at Vernee and also the facebook page where vernee post new phone after new phone but dont ever address existing owners concerns. I have a Vernee apollo sitting in a drawer doing nothing. The software was never complete, features didnt work properly, it's stuck on android 6 when we were promised 7.0 LAST DECEMBER and the security patch is STILL stuck at july '16 - it's a whole year out of date on security patches. That's how much Vernee care about aftersales support and it's not just me, or my phone in particular - it's every phone Vernee release. Apollo / Apollo Lite / Apollo X / Thor / Thor E/ Thor Pro / Mars / Mars Pro etc etc etc. Vernee are ignorant at best and absolutely useless at worst and I would not recommend their phones to anybody. Please, please everybody look in to their attitude towards existing customers before ever considering one of their phones. Oh, and i wonder if Vernee will ever get back to the chap on facebook who won one of their phones last year but yet still hasn't received it.... They've ignored just about every one of his posts on their facebook group.

13. gregzeng

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

My Vernee Thor Plus is running: Android ver 7.0. Security patch level Oct 5, 2017. Normally use Nova Launcher, but seems no need for it here. Very happy with it. Replaces my Samsung Galaxy s6, which was about 9x the price of the Vernee.

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