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Top Smartphones in PH with Large Batteries (Mid-2017)




Last time, we provided you with a list of smartphones with big displays, this time we’re looking at those with big batteries for people who prefer a device that can last longer than most smartphones in the market. Here are top suggestions for the first half of 2017.

Author’s Notes:
* The smartphones listed below are those with batteries of at least 4,000mAh.
* Launched in January to June 2017, and can be purchased in the Philippines.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom

In January, ASUS launched the Zenfone 3 Zoom. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 CPU, dual 12MP rear cameras, and a large 5,000mAh battery. It launched in the Philippines for Php23,995.

ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom (ZE553KL) specs:
5.5-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU
Adreno 506 GPU
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
32GB, 64GB, 128GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 2TB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Dual 12MP laser AF rear camera (2.3x optical zoom) w/ dual-LED flash, OIS
13-megapixel front-facing camera
Dual SIM
4G LTE
FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
WCDMA (Bands 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 19)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS with aGPS support, GLONASS, BDSS
Fingerprint scanner
USB Type-C
5,000mAh Li-Ion battery w/ quick charging, reverse charging
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ Zen UI 3.0
154.3 x 77 x 7.99 mm (dimensions)
170 grams (weight)
Navy Black, Glacier Silver, Rose Gold

Honor V9

The Honor V9, also known as the Honor 8 Pro, was introduced in April. It has a 5.7-inch display, HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, up to 6GB RAM, dual 12MP rear cameras, and a 4,000mAh battery. It’s not officially available in the Philippines but can be purchased at Widget City for Php24,500.

Honor V9 specs:
5.7-inch QHD LTPS display, 515ppi
2.4GHz HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core CPU
Mali-G71 MP8 GPU
4GB RAM + 64GB storage
6GB RAM + 64GB / 128GB storage
microSD up to 128GB (via SIM 2)
Dual 12MP rear camera PDAF + Laser AF, dual-tone flash
8MP front camera
4G LTE, VoLTE
Dual-SIM (Nano)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC
USB 2.0 Type-C
Fingerprint scanner
Android 7.0 Nougat w/ EMUI 5.0
4,000mAh non-removable battery
157 x 77.5 x 6.97 mm
184g

Motorola Moto C Plus

The Moto C Plus is pretty much an entry-level device due to the 5-inch HD display, MediaTek MT6737 quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, and 16GB of storage. It has Android 7.0 Nougat and comes with large 4,000mAh battery. It launched in the Philippines just this month for Php6,299.

Motorola Moto C Plus specs:
5.0-inch HD display @ 1280 x 720px
1.3GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor
Mali T720MP2
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 32GB
8MP ƒ/2.2 rear camera with LED Flash
2MP front camera with LED Flash
4G LTE
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
WiFI 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS,A-GPS
Android 7.0 Nougat
4,000mAh battery
144 x 72.3 x 10 mm
162 g
Fine Gold Color

Motorola Moto E4 Plus

The Moto E4 Plus arrived in the Philippines in June. It has modest specs with its 5.5-inch HD display, MediaTek MT6737 quad-core CPU, 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage. What’s notable though is the large 5,000mAh battery and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. It’s available for Php8,999.

Motorola Moto E4 Plus specs:
5.5-inch 2.5D Glass HD display @ 1280 x 720, 267ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.3GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor
Mali T720MP1
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
microSD card up to 128GB
8MP ƒ/2.2 rear camera with LED Flash
5MP front camera with LED Flash
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
4G LTE
WiFI 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS,A-GPS
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
5,000mAh Li-Polymer battery
155 x 77.5 x 9.6 mm
198 g
Iron Grey, Fine Gold

OPPO F3 Plus

The OPPO F3 Plus launched in the Philippines in March. It’s basically a phablet thanks to its 6-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 5. It features a Snapdragon 653 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, dual front cameras, and a large 4,000mAh battery. It can be purchased for Php23,990.

OPPO F3 Plus specs:
6-inch Full HD IPS LCD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 1.9GHz octa-core processor (MSM8976 Pro)
Adreno 510 Graphics
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
64GB internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 256GB (uses SIM2 slot)
16MP f/2.0 normal + 8MP 120-degree wide-angle front cameras
16MP f/1.7 rear AF camera with Dual-tone LED Flash, Dual PDAF, 4K video support
4G LTE
Dual SIM (nano, hybrid)
Dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS w/ aGPS
Gyroscope
OPPO ColorOS 3.0 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
4,000mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable) with VOOC fast charging
163.63 x 80.8 x 7.35mm (dimensions)
185g (weight)

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was announced in May and is the successor to last year’s Mi Max. Like the OPPO F3 Plus, the Mi Max 2 is a phablet with its 6.44-inch Full HD screen with Gorilla Glass 4. It sports a Snapdragon 635 processor, 4GB RAM, Android Nougat, and a huge 5,300mAh battery. It’s not officially available in the Philippines but can be bought from Widget City for Php15,500.

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 specs:
6.44-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 342ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU
Adreno 506 GPU
4GB RAM
64GB/128GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB (Uses SIM 2)
12MP Sony IMX386 PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP wide-angle front camera
Dual SIM (Nano)
LTE-A
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
IR blaster
Fingerprint scanner
Gyroscope
Stereo speakers
Android 7.0 Nougat w/ MIUI 8
5300mAh non-removable battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0
174.1 x 88.7 x 7.6 mm
211 g

Xiaomi Redmi 4/4X

The Xiaomi Redmi 4/4X was announced in May. It’s a decent mid-ranger with a 5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage. Although it sports modest specs, it has a 4,100mAh battery which is above average given its class. Like other Xiaomi devices on the list, it’s not officially available in the country but can be bought at Widget City and Lazada for under Php8K.

Xiaomi Redmi 4/4X specs:
5.0-inch HD display, 294ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass
1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 CPU
3GB RAM
32GB storage
microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot)
13MP rear camera, LED flash
5MP front camera
Dual-SIM (hybrid)
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Ir port
microUSB port
Fingerprint scanner
4,100mAh battery
MIUI 8 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
139.2 x 70 x 8.7 mm
150 g

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4/4X

In January, Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 4 – a MediaTek Helio X20-powered device with a 4,100mAh battery and metal unibody. A month later, the company announced the Redmi Note 4X, which is basically the same device but carrying a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and combination of plastic and metal for the body. They are available at Widget City and Lazada for under Php10K.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4/4X specs:
5.5-inch Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 resolution
2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU (Note 4)
2.1GHz MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core CPU (Note 4X)
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2)
13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual-LED flash
5MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
Dual SIM
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS w/ a-GPS
IR blaster
Fingerprint scanner
4100mAh battery with fast-charging
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ MIUI 8 (Global)
151 x 76 x 8.4 mm
175 g

And that sums up our list. If we missed anything, let us know in the comments below.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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2 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    Huawei Mate 9 is a better pick than the Honor V9, it has a local warranty since it officially launched here.

    Also the Mate 9 battery lasts longer hours than the Honor V9 — it’s right there on your battery tests.

    http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/huawei-mate-9-review/
    11 hours work battery life
    16 hours on video loop

    http://www.yugatech.com/mobile/honor-v9-review/
    9 hours work battery life
    11 hours 50 minutes on video loop

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