Short battery life is one of the biggest problems in today’s smartphones. Manufacturers tend to produce really thin devices, with a huge focus on their design, which doesn’t exactly leave that much room for big batteries, now does it? Well, luckily for us, there are still smartphones which sport rather sizeable battery packs, and a bunch of them come from China actually. Anyhow, let’s take a look at 7 Chinese smartphones which are real road warriors. Keep in mind that these phones are listed in no particular order, just to be clear.
We’ve covered the news regarding this device quite recently actually. The yet unreleased Gionee M5 will sport two battery packs on the inside, and according to reports, those battery packs will be 3,000mAh each, which means you’ll get a 6,000mAh unit inside the M5. Other than that, Gionee M5 is expected to sport rather mid-range specs including a 5.5-inch AMOLED display and 2GB of RAM. According to reports, this phone will be launched on June 10, and will be thin only 8.6mm, which is impressive considering the size of its batteries.
Elephone’s latest handset, the Elephone P8000, features a 4,165mAh battery on the inside. This phone is currently available for pre-order, so it’s technically not available either, but will be soon. The device will be powered by MediaTek’s MT6753 SoC, and will ship with 3GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera. The aforementioned battery pack will reportedly be able to hold a charge for 269 hours in standby, 21 hours of call time, 16 hours of gaming and 30 hours of playing music. The phone will be available for purchase next month and will cost around $200.
UMi EMAX is yet another device we’ve talked about a couple of days ago. This smartphone is currently available for pre-order from a range of UMi partners, and sports a 3,780mAh battery on the inside. The EMAX is a mid-range handset which will be fueled by the MediaTek MT6752 processor and will sport a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display. This handset is priced at $159.99 at the moment, in case you’d like to order a copy.
Much like the Gionee M5, the Innos D6000 also comes with two battery packs on the inside. The 2,480mAh battery is embedded inside of the phone, and the 3,520mAh unit is removable. What’s interesting here, is that you’ll be able to remove the 3,520mAh unit without turning off the device, so you can replenish your battery and put it back in at any time without the need to turn off your device. This thing is powered by the Snapdragon 615, sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display and will ship with 2GB of RAM. This handset will be available later this month.
Mlais MX Base
Mlais’ MX Base handset will ship with a 4,800mAh battery on the inside, and you might know this device as ‘Mlais MX’ as well, the company decided to change its name to MX Base. Anyhow, this device will feature a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display along with 2GB of RAM and will be powered by MediaTek’s MT6735 SoC. The phone is also available in a range of different color options, and available for pre-order as we speak for around $140 via various Chinese resellers.
Bluboo is yet another Chinese smartphone OEM which is trying to make a name for itself. This company has recently announced the Android 5.1 Lollipop-powered Bluboo X550 handset which will ship with a 5,300mAh battery on the inside. This phone will sport a 5.5-inch 720p OGS display up front, and will ship with 2GB of RAM on the inside. Like the majority of phones on this list, this one is also available for pre-order at the moment. If you decide to pre-order it before June 5th, it will cost you $149.99, between June 5th and July 4th you’ll need to splash out $159.99, and after that the phone will be priced at $169.99. That being said, this device is also available from a range of Chinese resellers.
Last, but not least, Siswoo C55. This company is not that well-known at the moment, but they’re trying to differentiate, that’s for sure. They’ve announced a phone which sports two displays recently, and same can be said about the device we’re talking about here, the Siswoo C55. This phone features a 4,200mAh battery on the inside, and sports a 5.5-inch 720p display up front. MediaTek’s MT6735 SoC is also included here, same goes for 2GB of RAM. This handset will set you back $149 should you choose to buy it, and it’s available for pre-order at the moment.