Often more than not, OEMs come up just a tad short on battery life. The occasional exception is made (such as Motorola’s MAXX devices, Samsung’s Note phones and LG’s flagship lineups), but we typically like to a see a well-rounded 3,000mAh or more fit inside.
That’s why we were a bit taken aback when we found out THL was able to fit a 5,000mAh pack inside their Android-based THL 5000. Fitting name, that. So the battery’s nice and big, but what about the rest of the specs? Here’s how the phone looks on paper:
- 5-inch 1920 x 1080 display
- 1.7GHz quad-core MediaTek processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB of internal storage w/ microSD
- 13 megapixel Sony Exmor RS, 5 megapixel front camera
- Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, HSDPA+ (no 4G LTE)
Not bad. We’re not particularly fond of MediaTek up against the likes of NVIDIA and Qualcomm, but the chipset is doable. The rest of the specs match up quite nicely with any other flagship you’d find today. And while the phone’s design looks like a reject out of the early DROID line-ups, it shouldn’t shame anyone to carry this thing in their pockets.
For what it’s worth, THL promises you can squeeze about 1,000 hours of standby time (about 41.5 days), 47 hours of talk time, 11 hours of video playback and web browsing, and 125 hours of music playback.
Those are pretty ridiculous numbers if true, so if you’ve been jonesing for a smartphone that can stand the test of time and don’t mind deviating from the comfort of the Samsungs and HTCs of the world (and you don’t mind having to import from Asia), this is your best bet. Head here to find out more.