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This new smartphone promises a five-day battery life

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Doogee S6000

As a fairly low-end Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Doogee doesn’t often garner interest in the west.

However, its latest phone has a pretty unique feature that has been grabbing headlines, with the Doogee S6000 boasting a bewilderingly large 6,000mAh battery.

To put that into perspective, the iPhone 6 Plus has a significantly smaller 2,915mAh battery.

The new Samsung Galaxy S6, meanwhile, utilises an even teenier 2,550mAh power supply.

Earlier this year, we reported on the Acer Liquid X2, which used a 4,000mAh cell. Even that pales in comparison to the Doogee S6000.

Most users will easily be able to squeeze two days of usage out of a 6,000mAh battery, with lighter users sure to push three or four. Doogee claims five days are possible under normal usage.

What’s also interesting is that you’re not exactly getting a brick handset either; the Doogee S6000 looks nice and measures just 9mm in thickness.

What’s more, the S6000 can utilise MediaTek’s PumpExpress Plus fast-charging tech, which allows a 0-75 per cent charge in 30 minutes.

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So what else do you get for your money? Inside is a 1.5GHz MediaTek processor 1GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch 720p display, 16GB of built-in storage, two cameras (8-megapixel and 5-megapixel), and Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.

That all costs $139.99, which translates to just over £90. Expect release in August, although a UK launch is neither confirmed nor likely.

John

June 9, 2015, 3:29 pm

Is that brand owned by Snoogee?

Prem Desai

June 9, 2015, 4:19 pm

This is more like it.

Rather than producing impossibly thin phones that are hard to hold, have a rubbish battery, pointless HD screens and camera lenses sticking out, they've focused on practical issues like battery life and cost.

Obviously it remains to be seen if the phone is any good or just a tick box exercise. We'll know once it is released ...

Sean Cameron

June 9, 2015, 6:10 pm

And of course, it will run Android without optimisations. Elephone has a device, as do a number of other manufacturers (such as Blu) that sport 5000 mAh batteries, with 720p screens, that still struggle to break through into a second day of use when performing intensive activities. Big batteries are only 50% of the solution.

CyberPinoy

June 10, 2015, 3:17 am

it sounds like a dodgy phone, get ready for hidden spam app. I will pass.

RBH

June 10, 2015, 10:36 am

I recently spent a month in China and was amazed at the proliferation of smartphones there. In large cities basically every person over the age of 15 has one and they are filtering through to everybody else. The next most amazing thing was how much time they spend using them for social networking, games and watching video. Many people were carrying external batteries and would often hold the two together in one hand with a cable connecting them. It is no wonder that Chinese phone makers are pushing battery capacity given what I witnessed.

As for your comment, well I'm glad you are so well off that you look at different features in your phone. From what I've seen this phone is well targeted at a very specific part (and in China that market is tens of millions of people) of the market and is intended to hit a price point hence its "dodgy features".

Good luck to them I say.

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