Whenever battery capacity comes up in smartphone talks, I always think about the Motorola Droid Maxx and devices offered by the local brand CloudFone. But then again, there’s bound to be another device with an even more ridiculous juice pack. Case in point: the Philips W6618 offers a whopping 5300mAh battery.
Such number is usually found in tablets. Not even your typical Android phablet has something that large. And while those devices don’t even last beyond a work day after heavy use, the Philips W6618 just keeps going on; it features more than two months of standby time and 33 hours of talk time. One might expect a 5300mAh battery would make the Philips W6618 hefty, but it’s just 11.6mm thick. Not bad.
Other specs, however, are where the Philips W6618 falls short. Powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and 1GB of RAM, this smartphone employs a 5-inch display with 540-by-960 (qHD) resolution, 4GB of internal storage with microSD support, and 8-megapixel main camera. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean runs the software side of things.
Philips smartphones don’t usually reach markets beyond a few ones in Asia and Europe. If it ever arrives in the Philippines, expect it to be priced somewhere around Php12,000 or more.