Want a 5,300 mAh battery in your Android smartphone? Check out the Philips W6618

Want a 5,300 mAh battery in your Android smartphone? Check out the Philips W6618
4,000+ mAh batteries are almost always reserved for tablets, not smartphones. However, there are a few handsets that offer such powerful batteries. Earlier this month, we presented you the Eton Thor - a China-made Android smartphone which features an impressive 5,000 mAh battery. Well, if you can believe it, there’s another new smartphone that comes with an even bigger battery.

Meet the Philips W6618. According to CNMO, the W6618 was released in China yesterday for $273 (1,699 CNY in local currency). Its main selling point is a 5,300 mAh battery (non removable) that can provide a stand-by time of more than two months (1604 hours, or 66 days), and a talk-time of up to 33 hours. The rest of the handset’s features aren’t that great, though, including Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 5-inch display with 540 x 960 pixels, dual SIM capabilities, quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, and microSD card support. The W6618 is 11.6mm thick, but that’s understandable, given the size of its battery.

Usually, Philips smartphones are available only in Asia, although some are also sold in select European markets. Unfortunately, we don’t know if this Philips W6618 will be released outside of China. But we'd definitely like to be able to test it. Meanwhile, you can check out the handset in the gallery below:


sources: CNMO, MTKjs (translated) 

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28 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Holy mother of God that's a big battery.

27. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

I Like The Design its Good Wait a sec. It looks like the new design for the iphone 6

2. torr310

Posts: 1654; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

They should run on the Android 4.4 for that specs.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

MediaTek problems

4. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Given its big size, this should produce a good amount of explosion....

5. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

The S5 is enough already in terms of battery life. This tell you that all you need is optimization, not capacity.

8. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

but big battery + great optimization is a plus point for gamer

11. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Sure, but if you already have say, 2000 mAh battery with great optimization you could get amazing battery life that you get with 5300 mAh battery w/o optimization.

12. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

but is that gonna happen?

19. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

It's just an idea, come on.

22. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Haha, yeah. I'm all in for that idea.

18. eggimage

Posts: 83; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

need for optimization? absolute yes. Enough battery on S5? HECK NO! you do realize if you run some "slightly" heavier work loads and within just several hours the battery gets completely drained. Those tests showing an 8-hour wifi/3G browsing still DO NOT reflect the real life scenarios. There are too many background tasks needed/necessary for many users that can drain even the battery on S5 quickly enough to make you feel a strong need for a larger battery. Oh, you say how do I know how S5 isn't enough when I don't have one? easy, it's similar to Note2's battery life and CANNOT be far from it, unless you tell me it's capable of DOUBLING the battery life on Note2, which is highly unlikely. Even Note2 when under some heavier usage, can be drained under 7 hours, which includes standby time. There are literally NO smartphones (except specially built models that cost $10k a pop, yeah they do exist) in the current market that have sufficient battery life for all-day heavier usage. Now, tell me, how is S5's sub-3k mAh capacity already enough? by trying not to use too much? oh, yeah, that doesn't sound like a good answer to me.

23. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

I don't know whether the S5 doubles the Note 2 or not, but you're right, it's highly unlikely. First I need to tell you that how I use the phone is not that often, so you may have different views on battery life. Yes, my statement was subjective, but hey, even for some ppl 10000 or 100000 mAh still isn't enough! I use the phone at max, 3h of browsing with Wifi/3G (So sad LTE is not available in my country, I mean it's so ancient man, lol), 1h of gaming and 1h of mixed stuff (mails, SMS, chats, telephone, etc). The S5 is enough for me.

24. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

who cares about the S5... why are Samsung fanboys writing everywhere trying to teach the world how awesome the S5 is? Are you paid by Samsung? Or are you simply afraid that there could be something better than the S5? This is the same behaviour of Apple's fanboys: is something is in the S5, it's the most fantastic thing in the world, if something is in another phone is useless, until Samsung adds it and then suddendly it becomes the thing you always needed and couldn't live without...

26. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Easy dude, I don't really care about all your fanboy claiming statement and 'Are you paid by Samsung' sayings. All I care is that the S5 gave enough battery life for me as of now and others should follow with such optimization. I don't have time to argue. Have a good day.

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I mean HOW....

7. Smokin

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

With that kind of specs, beast battery life.

9. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Especially if it is a Cortex-A7 processor

10. wilsong17 unregistered

Can't mess with my note 3 10000mah which only cost me 30 bucks

13. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Be careful, man.

15. box14380

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Same here I'm using 10000mAh Zerolemon extended battery in my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

14. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Size matters

16. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

The New HTC One M8 does a brilliant job with its 2600mAh cell due to some great optimizations made by HTC. Curious to know if that 5300mAh behemoth can last even a couple of days...

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Here are the super bricks for the HTC, Nokia, and Sony fans that don't mind a brick in their pockets. While the rest of us take that 7.9mm phone that can last two days.

20. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

this phone can charge the power bank

21. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Does Philip still make mobile phones or did they let chinese company use their name only just like what alcatel did by letting TCL use their name? Just asking!

25. predator93

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

28. rex1213

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

No thanks Philips. Lenovo P780 is sexier and I already own one and it's got more than enough battery. :)

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