Android smartphone claims month-long standby battery life


It has been a seriously long time since we talked about a Philips smartphone. They popped up occasionally back in the Windows Mobile days, but lately all that’s crossed our path has been the odd Android-based media player. In any case, Philips is back on our minds tonight, as we hear about a smartphone with some crazy good standby life.

Plenty of us use our phones so much that daily charging is an inevitability. For lighter users, however, the ability for a phone to keep its charge for days and days at a time can be much more important. High capacity models like the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD offer standby times as long as 16 days. Philips may be able to one-up all of them with its Xenium W8510, and its claimed 35-day standby life.

The neat thing is that the W8510 has a big battery but not a HUGE-huge one: only 3300mAh. Instead, Philips gets this kind of lifespan with a combination of hardware optimization and software tricks, anticipating when it can do things like dialing-down the phone’s clock speed or disabling radios.

That’s not all: the phone also has a quick-charge mode, getting about a day’s worth of standby or two hours of talk on just a ten minute charge.

Unfortunately, specs like 1GB of RAM, a MediaTek SoC, and just 4GB flash don’t make for the most desirable phone in the world, but we’d love to see this same kind of battery performance in something a little beefier – so long as that doesn’t kill the battery life.

Source: CNMO (Google Translate)
Via: Unwired View

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!