I got to hold the phone with the biggest battery in the world

I got to hold the phone with the biggest battery in the world
We've seen all sorts of unusual products at MWC over the years, and this one is definitely on our top 10 list. Its the Energizer Power Max P18K Pop (that name though) and it is the phone with the biggest battery in the world.

18,000 mah – this is the amount of charge this beast of a phone can hold. To put this figure into perspective, this is 4.5 times the charge capacity of a Galaxy S10+ or a Galaxy Note 9. The device can sustain a 90-hour phone call and will last 50 days in stand-by. To drain it, you'd need to play video for 2 days straight. The phone also doubles as a power bank, while a full recharge requires around 9 hours if its bundled quick charger is used.

But perhaps it is now time to address the elephant in the room: this phone is humongous, reminiscent of Thor's hammer, and it barely fits in a normal pocket. It also weighs a ton and can literally be used for self defense as the frame is made of metal. We can imagine it being a great phone for long flights or trips in the wild, but we can't picture ourselves with this as our primary handset. The blue color is pretty, though.

The LG V40 (left) vs the Energizer Power Max P18K Pop (right, obviously)

The LG V40 (left) vs the Energizer Power Max P18K Pop (right, obviously)


That aside, Energizer's battery bank with smartphone functionalities offers a 6.2-inch, 2160x1080 display spanning from edge to edge. It is reasonably powerful, packing 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a Helio P70 chip, which is in the same performance category with recent Snapdragon 600-series chips. Overall, the phone ran well during our brief testing, while its software, based on Android 9 Pie, didn't seem overburdened with bloatware and redundant features.

The cameras, however, aren't likely to impress. There are five of them: three at the back and two front-facing ones that pop up when the camera app is in selfie mode. But all additional cams are for gathering depth information only (needed for portrait mode). 99% of the time, you'd practically be using only two of the five shooters.

In a nutshell, this phone has "overkill" written all over it. We applaud its maker for pushing boundaries, but we're sure the folks at Energizer realize that the P18K Pop is targeting a very small audience. We're told that the phone is set to launch in September of this year.

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24 Comments

1. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

What The FU₡K?

22. bucknassty

Posts: 1263; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

YO... that screen to body ratio is off the charts!

2. yobolegend

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 14, 2016

I think i saw /heard of 20k mAh phone

3. basher

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

And the price?

4. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1190; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I don't care about the thickness. Its actually thinner than a brick wall. But even after this much thickness, the tiny cameras are protruding ---- Its kind of a big face-palm moment..

9. tangbunna

Posts: 433; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

at this size you must and definitely use a case which will flush to camera bump. you will thank it later.

17. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

And no headphone jack either.

5. hemedans

Posts: 746; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

18,000mah and only 2 days video playback or 50 days standby? That show how un optimized it is. Phone like moto g7 power is better, it can give full day video playback while being slim and look like other phones.

6. Deadeye37

Posts: 276; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

This would be my entertainment device for traveling/long trips. No way I'd keep this in my pocket daily.

7. odachek

Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

So scary, as if the battery is bloated.

10. libra89

Posts: 2141; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Literally a brick...

8. rsiders

Posts: 1811; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Or you could just buy a batter bank or Zerolemon case cause honestly, who's carrying this around every day anyway?

11. cncrim

Posts: 1534; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

That's too thick. Phone these day can get little thicker but not this thick, LG V50 thick is just about right.

12. cncrim

Posts: 1534; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Energizer Powermax P16K Pro is just about right.

13. Meeya

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

any idea how much this weighs?

14. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1190; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Less than a Quintal, they said... Jokes apart, I really love phones with bigger battery. I own Moto OnePower and Samsung M20 (both with 5000mAh battery), but this phone is obviously over-kill, imho...

15. Man_Utd

Posts: 143; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Can also be used as a weapon... Just throw it!

16. Be_Mine

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Would love to see this kind of large battery phone with flagship specs. It may not be ideal for daily average smartphone users. But I think it will be perfect for mobile gaming addict, or for a trip and outings where one may take lots of pictures or use GPS for long time, etc.

18. monoke

Posts: 1113; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

This a sexy phone.. as long as u look at it directly from the front! Lol. Could prob use for grenade too. Just attach a fuse to it, light it, and run for cover!

19. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

"They spent so much time wondering if they could that they forgot to ask if they should."

20. drunkenjay

Posts: 1624; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

wasnt there a phone arena user who complained about thin phones and their battery life? consumer something. i think we found his phone.

21. tokuzumi

Posts: 1757; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Wow. Phone is thicc. I'd probably be able to go 4-5 days without charging. Probably longer. Although, it would be a little more aesthetically pleasing if they cut the battery size in half. Proportions wouldn't look so awkward.

23. matistight

Posts: 898; Member since: May 13, 2009

I hope they know that with those specs their selling price will have to be less than $500, regardless of the battery size (Anker 20k powerbanks sell for $30-$50).

24. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

Obviously this is an easy pass but it does raise the bar of what can be. No one wants 3 of their phones in their pockets but fractions thereof may be a thing we can have. I'd sac some thinness for my Pixel 3 to have a 3600+mah battery. I wouldn't triple it but...

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