How about a 5,000 mAh battery in a smartphone? The Changhong Z9 has just that
Probably the most neglected spec in high-end smartphones these days is the battery capacity. Most manufacturers seem to think that their average buyers don’t actually want to use their smartphones in a day. Or they care more about one mm shaved off here and there than they do about having a phone that actually lasts through a normal day without needing to be charged.
Things are starting to change, but incredibly (and frustratingly) slowly. Motorola has the Droid MAXX handsets on offer, but only in the US (except for the first generation from long ago). Samsung did well with the Galaxy Note line, but its flagship Galaxy S4 still is in under-3,000 mAh territory. Which is good if you only glance at your phone twice a day, but not perfect otherwise.
The Chinese are here to help though. Recently the Lenovo P780 and the Oppo Find 7 got leaked and they both are said to sport 4,000 mAh batteries. That’s an incredibly high capacity for this day and age, but the Changhong Z9 goes even further.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is an Android smartphone with a 5,000 mAh battery – yet it still manages to be less than 9 mm thick (probably 8.99 if we’re honest).
The Changhong Z9 also features a 5.5-inch 720p HD touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and it runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Unfortunately though, and you were probably expecting this, the Changhong Z9 is unlikely to ever be sold outside of mainland China. But we can hope that more mainstream brands will follow its lead and adopt even bigger capacity batteries for their phones and phablets.