Despite the sheer number of smartphones that are being released in the market, smartphones with beefy battery pack are still a rarity to this date. As such, we decided to list down some of the newer smartphones with at least 4000mAh battery to help you narrow down your selection.
Editor’s note: The smartphones on this list are arranged chronologically, based on their local release dates. In order to accommodate more recent models, we’ve narrowed down our list to smartphones that were locally released during the second half of 2015 onwards.
OPPO R7 Plus (09/2015) – 4,100mAh
The usual tradeoff for having a high-capacity battery pack is design. However, such is not the case with the OPPO R7 Plus which boasts a premium metal chassis that houses a beefy 4,100mAh lithium-polymer battery, along with flagship-tier engine.
Launched here in the Philippines back in September of last year, the OPPO R7 Plus is currently priced at Php21,990.
|OS||Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)|
|Processor||1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) octa-core processor|
|Display||6-inch Full-HD AMOLED display, 1920 x 1080|
|Storage||Expandable 32GB/64GB on-board storage|
|Camera||13-megapixel Schneider-Kreuznach optics, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash + 8-megapixel front camera|
|SIM||Dual-SIM (Nano + Micro) 4G/LTE|
|Dimensions||158 x 82 x 7.8 mm|
|Others||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Fast Charging|
|Color||Gold and Silvern|
ZUK Z1 (10/2015) – 4,100mAh
As the old adage go, first impression lasts. And what better way for a new company, such as the Lenovo sub-brand ZUK, to make a huge impression in a highly-competitive (and saturated) smartphone market than to release an aggressively priced handset with a feature set that would give its mid-range contemporaries a good run for its money.
In a nutshell, that’s what the ZUK Z1 is: a mid-range smartphone running on Qualcomm’s 2014 flagship processor with 3GB of RAM and sizeable 64GB on-board storage, albeit not expandable. Other notable features of the handset include USB Type-C port, fingerprint sensor and Android Lollipop-based CynanogenMod 12.1 custom ROM that will surely put a smile on more advanced Android users.
The ZUK Z1 is distributed locally by Iridium Technologies and is sold through various tech shops and Lazada for Php15,299.
|OS||Android 5.1 (Lollipop), CynanogenMod 12.1|
|Processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) quad-core processor|
|Display||5.5-inch IPS LCD screen ,1920 x 1080|
|Storage||Non-expandable 64GB on-board storage|
|Camera||13-megapixel rear camera with OIS and dual-LED flash + 8-megapixel front camera|
|SIM||Dual-SIM (Nano) 4G/LTE|
|Dimensions||155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm|
|Others||USB 3.0 with Type-C connector, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Fingerprint sensor, Fast Charging|
|Color||Gray and White|
Cloudfone Thrill 500x/500x+ (10/2015) – 4,000mAh
In the local smartphone scene, handsets with at least 4,000mAh battery pack are a little hard to come by. As such, consumers are limited to a handful of options to choose from, two of which are the Cloudfone Thrill 500x and it’s more spec’d out sibling, the Cloudfone Thrill 500x+.
Specs wise, these two Cloudfone smartphones are almost identical to one another with the exclusion of the on-board storage and RAM capacity which goes in favor of the Thrill 500x+. The added storage and RAM of the Thrill 500x+, however, demands a little bit more from the buyer’s wallet, Php1,000 more to be precise.
The Cloudfone Thrill 500x retails for Php5,999 while the Cloudfone Thrill 500x+ can be had for Php6,999.
|Model||Cloudfone Thrill 500x||Cloudfone Thrill 500x+|
|OS||Android 4.4 (KitKat)||Android 4.4 (KitKat)|
|Processor||1.7Ghz octa-core processor||1.7Ghz octa-core processor|
|Display||5-inch IPS display, 1280 x 720||5-inch IPS display, 1280 x 720|
|Storage||Expandable 8GB on-board storage||Expandable 16GB on-board storage|
|Camera||13-megapixel rear camera w/ flash + 5-megapixel front camera||13-megapixel rear camera w/ flash + 5-megapixel front camera|
|SIM||Dual-SIM, 3G/HSPA+||Dual-SIM, 3G/HSPA+|
Infinix Hot Note (10/2015) – 4,000mAh
During the latter part of last year, Hongkong-based company, Infinix Mobility, joined the local fray and launched its mid-ranged smartphone called the Infinix Hot Note.
This 5.5-inch smartphone has all the making to be a staunch competitor in the mid-range segment. It’s got decent specification for its price and, most importantly, it boasts a sizeable 4,000mAh battery pack that most of its contemporaries don’t have.
|OS||Android 5.1 (Lollipop)|
|Processor||1.4GHz MediaTek MT6592 Octa-core processor|
|Display||5.5-inch IPS display, 1280 x 720|
|Storage||Expandable 16GB on-board storage|
|Camera||8-megapixel rear camera with flash + 2-megapixel front caemra|
|Dimensions||156 x 77.88 x 8.9mm|
|Color||Black and White|
Lenovo Vibe P1 (11/2015) – 5,000mAh
Coming up with smartphones with a high-capacity battery isn’t new to Lenovo. In fact, the company has a set of smartphones, released under the P-series line, to cater specifically for users who prioritize long battery life above any other feature.
Unfortunately, the latest member of Lenovo’s P-series lineup, the Lenovo P90 didn’t reach our shore, not officially at least. But fret not as the company locally launched the Lenovo Vibe P1 which combines the large battery of the renowned P-series smartphones and the classy look of the Vibe lineup.
The Lenovo Vibe P1 is available locally in all Lenovo stores for Php14,999.
|OS||Android 5.1 (Lollipop)|
|Processor||1.5Ghz Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615|
|Display||5.5-inch IPS display, 1920 x 1080 with Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Storage||Expandable 32GB on-board storage|
|Camera||13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash + 5-megapixel front camera|
|SIM||Dual-SIM (Nano), 4G/LTE|
|Dimensions||152.9 x 75.6 x 9.9 mm|
|Others||Fast Charging, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, fingerprint sensor|
|Color||Graphite Grey, Platinum|
Asus ZenFone Max (01/2016) – 5,000mAh
Diversity is the name of the game. What started out as a set of competitively-priced smartphones, the Zenfone lineup now comprises of a variety of models that caters to different customer’s needs and budget.
One of the latest additions to the growing number of the Zenfone smartphones is the Asus Zenfone Max which made its way to the Philippines last month bearing a very tempting price tag of Php8,495.
The Zenfone Max inherited most of the features that made the Zenfone lineup popular among smartphone enthusiasts, such as support two SIM cards with LTE connectivity, decent display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection, the company’s proprietary PixelMaster shooter. But what sets it apart from its sibling is its 5,000mAh battery pack which, when coupled with mid-range internals and 720p display, promises very respectable mileage per charge.
|OS||Android 5.0 (Lollipop)(With ASUS ZenUI)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 QuadCore 1.2GHz, Adreno 306 GPU|
|Memory||2GB LPDDR3 RAM|
|Display||5.5-inch, HD 1280x720 Gorilla Glass 4|
|Storage||16GB eMMC Flashn5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage, MicroSD card (up to 64 GB)|
|Camera||Front 5 Mega-Pixelnw/ flashnWide ViewnF2.0 AperturenPixelMaster, Rear 13 Mega-Pixelnw/ flashn0.03 second laser auto-focusnw/ LED FlashnWide ViewnF2.0 AperturenPixelMasterndual-color Real Tone flash|
|SIM||Dual SIM Dual Stand By, Dual Micro SIM cardnSIM1 Support2G/3G/4G nSIM2 Support2G/3G|
|Battery||5000 mAh Li-Polymer (non-removable)|
|Weight||202 g (with battery)|
|Dimensions||77.5 x 156 x 10.55 ~ mm (WxDxH)|
|Others||GPS, GLONASS, AGPS & BDS, Accelerator/E-Compass/Proximity/Ambient Light Sensor/Hall Sensor|
Gionee Marathon M5 (01/2016) – 6,020mAh
This handset is named Marathon for a good reason. It’s doesn’t have the fastest processor out there, nor does it have the most stylish design of most of its peers. But I doubt that it’s chic and speedy competitors can outlast the Gionee Marathon M5 in terms of battery life.
Instead of using a single high-capacity battery pack, Gionee decided to equip the Marathon M5 with (2) 3,010mAh battery packs which equates to a total capacity of 6,020mAh, the largest one in this list. The idea of having two battery packs in a single smartphone is rather absurd, but this unconventional approach is economical as it’s easier to parse 3,010mAh batteries than come up with a single 6,020mAh pack.
The Gionee Marathon M5 is made available locally by Cellprime Distribution Corporation which currently retails the handset for Php11,999.
|OS||Android OS, V5.1 Lollipop (Amigo 3.1)|
|Processor||Quad Core 1.3 GHz|
|Display||5.5 inch HD AMOLED Display With Gorilla Glass 3rd Generation|
|Storage||32GB, Up To 128GB|
|Camera||Rear: 13.0 Mega Pixel Camera With LED Flash, Front: 5.0 Mega Pixel, Features: Geo-Tagging, Panorama, HDR, Take Anytime, Professional, Magic Focus, Face Beauty, Pic Note, Ultra Pixel, FHD Video Recording|
|Weight||211gm (With Battery)|
|Dimensions||152 X 76 X 8.55mm|
|Others||LTE, BT 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, WLAN Direct, Auto Call Record, Mobile Security, Compass, Smart Gesture(Pause Alarm, Smart Dial, Smart Answer, Smart Bright Screen, Black Screen Gesture, Tethering & Hotspot , Theme Park, Chameleon, Eco Mode, Ami Locker, IR Blaster, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, G-Sensor, E-Compass, Motion Sensor, Light Sensor, Du Battery Saver, Gionee Xender, Twiter, Whatsapp, Facebook, Du Speed Booster, Amigo Paper, Game Zone, Peel Smart Remote, FM Radio|
|Color||Golden, White & Black|
O+ Ultra 2.0 (02/2016) – 4,000mAh
Rounding out our list is the O+ Ultra 2.0 which was announced just last week. It’s the revamped version of the first Ultra which comes with more storage headroom and two times more RAM capacity.
Despite the improvements that it has over its predecessor, the O+ Ultra 2.0 is surprisingly cheaper by a few hundred pesos. It’s currently being sold for Php6,999 and will come with a 32GB microSD card for no extra charge.
|Model||O+ Ultra 2.0||O+ Ultra Lite|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Display||5.5-inch HD IPS touchscreen display||5-inch HD IPS touchscreen display|
|Processor||1.3GHz quad-core processor||1.3GHz quad-core processor|
|Storage||Expandable 48GB internal storage||Expandable 16GB internal storage|
|Camera||8MP rear camera w/ flash + 5MP front camera w/ flash||8MP rear camera w/ flash + 2MP front camera|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Micro), 3G/HSPA||Dual SIM (Micro), 3G/HSPA|
|Others||USB OTG, Air Shuffle, PowerPlus||Air Shuffle, PowerPlus|
|Dimensions||150.5 x 76.5 x 8 mm||144.5 x 72.5 x 8.8 mm|
Battery beasts to look forward to
There are other smartphones with beefy battery pack that were not included on our list since it’s not yet available in the local market, not officially at least. However, if you’re not in a rush to upgrade your current smartphone, here are some noteworthy handsets that you can look forward to:
- Huawei Ascend Mate 8 – 4,000mAh
- Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) – 4,000mAh
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 – 4,000mAh
As mentioned at the start of our post, we excluded smartphones that were released during the first half of 2015 which we assume to be bound for update anytime soon. Nevertheless, if you don’t mind settling for a slightly older device, here are some handsets that you can choose from:
- Starmobile Up Max – 5,000mAh
- Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Power – 4,000mAh
- Cherry Mobile Fuze S – 4,000mAh
- Lenovo P70 – 4,000mAh
- Lenovo A5000 – 4,000mAh
Did we miss anything? Leave us a comment below to tell us more about it.