Not too long ago, 4,000 mAh became the benchmark for solid battery life on smartphones. Our smartphones were dying within 3 hours of intense usage and manufacturers eventually responded with smartphones with a huge battery for the power-hungry. If a smartphone maker did not have a smartphone with that battery capacity, it was considered left behind. So, every mobile brand made sure they had at least one smartphone model with 4,000 mAh battery capacity for power-hungry users.
It started with the smaller players like Gionee taking the lead and eventually, even the often reluctant bigger boys like Samsung and Huawei had to join the train. Everybody except Apple, but battery life has never been a strong point of iPhones anyway.
4000 mAh is amazing
I am using the 4000 mAh battery Infinix Zero 4 Plus at the moment, and it is amazing how I have had to learn to leave my phone charger at home in the mornings. Even with an active 4G LTE internet connection, the 4000 mAh battery phone does not run out of juice before I get back home at the end of the day.
The 4000 mAh battery was a smartphone power revolution. I am happy to tell you that the power bar is about to be raised again and a new benchmark set as we approach the year 2017.
7000 mAh battery, baby!
One of those brands that led the 4000 mAh battery revolution, Gionee, has announced a 7000 mAh battery phone. Oukitel is another brand that has a reputation for taking care of power-hungry users. That brand also has a 7000 mAh battery phone in the works.
As we expect the Gionee M2017 and Oukitel U13, note the level of excitement that is creating among smartphone power users. I foresee that those devices will be a big hit and that other manufacturers following suit. We will see more smartphones equipped with a 7000 mAh battery in 2017.
We know that Oukitel already has the Oukitel K1000 with a 10,000 mAh battery. But it hasn’t spurred a new mad rush in the industry. Gionee has a track record of triggering this thing, so with Gionee stepping in with the expected Gionee M2017, things should get more exciting.
Have you used one of those 4000 mAh battery beasts? Or one of the more exclusive ones with 5000 mAh, 6000 mAh or even 10000 mAh batteries? What was the experience like? Do you think that a revolution will happen with 7000 mAh batteries in phones?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.