Quad-core this, octa-core that, Full HD this, Xenon flash that. That’s what we’re seeing over and over again being marketed as major selling points for smartphones nowadays. And they’re all neat features, no doubt about it, but what about battery life?
Most of today’s “beasts” turn to innocent lambs when it comes to autonomy, being unable to run for more than 10 or 12 hours of talk time or about two weeks on stand-by between charges. Which is not tragic, but it is kind of annoying for many folks.
Honestly, is there anyone in the whole wide world that likes to plug in their phone each and every night to make sure they have enough “juice” for the next day? I don’t, which is why I’m ecstatic to present to you the Philips Xenium W8510.
This baby looks like any other cheapish Android at first glance, but reportedly packs a massive 3,300 mAh battery. Combined with a frugal 1,280 x 720 pixels resolution display (4.7 inches in size) and a very sensible 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, that ticker allows the W8510 to run for an incredible 18 hours of 3G talk time, 14 hours of web browsing and 35 (!!!) days on stand-by.
That’s continuous use and on a single charge, which is simply… incredible. Sorry, but I’m out of metaphors. True, all the numbers mentioned above have to be taken with a small pinch of salt, since the phone is not yet released and hasn’t been tested by anybody, but there’s enough wiggle room to shave off a few hours and still be left with impressive results.
But wait, there’s more! Philips says the Xenium W8510 will also come with a fast-charge function, allowing users to charge the phone for merely 10 minutes and enjoy 20 hours of stand-by time juice. Un-be-liev-a-ble!
Meanwhile, as you can imagine, there’s nothing really special about the 4.7-incher outside of the battery spectrum, what with it coming with run-of-the-mill features like 1 GB of RAM and so on. Plus, the odds of it ever landing in Europe or America are astronomical. Bummer, yeah, but at least we know it’s not impossible for OEMs to come out with such champions… if they want to.
Via [Unwired View]