You have heard of smartphones with 4,000 to 6,000 mAh batteries. Now, imagine a feature phone with a 10,000 mAh battery. Think of how long you can go on that. Then add a torch light to it. Then add the ability to charge other phones. Add pre-loaded social media apps such as Whatsapp, Facebook, and Twitter, along with GPRS internet capabilities.
Okay, I squirmed a bit when I got to “GPRS”. But cringe as some of you may, GPRS remains the only internet connection that millions of people have till today. Anyway, I digress. We are talking about a 10, 000 mAh battery power bank feature phone here. Internet connection speed isn’t the top worry of those this device is targeted at. Plus, keeping the radio pegged at low-speed GPRS means that users will get the best out of the humongous battery.
The manufacturer claims that the large battery ensures a standby time of 30 days and talk time of 10 days!
So, what phone is this? Imose is a Nigerian brand, and the model is Kampe. Imose Kampe. The phone dey kampe.
There’s a calendar too, and FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, memory card slot and dual SIM functionality. The display is an old school 1.8-inch, 320 x 240 pixel resolution job. There is a 1.3 megapixel camera. Not that you will be taking any great shots with it. But it could come in handy still.
This sounds like a second phone to carry for hiking, road trips, and other adventures out and about. Did I mention that it costs only N4,250?
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 HDML/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.