Now That’s Power: New Smartphone Promises 15-Day Battery Life

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This $240 smartphone from a Chinese maker isn't the fanciest, but if its claims are accurate, its battery life makes it a power ninja compared to your Samsung Galaxy or iPhone.

Imagine if your smartphone’s low battery warning only came on once every couple of weeks, instead of once a day (or more, in the case of my iPhone 5c).

Chinese gadget maker Oukitel claims its new K10000 Android smartphone can go 10 to 15 days with normal use before it needs to be recharged, according to PC Mag.

The phone features a 5.5-inch display and a massive 10,000 mAh battery that should hold about four times the charge of a Samsung Galaxy S6 and nearly six times the charge of an iPhone 6. The phone reportedly takes about 3½ hours to reach a full charge.

“The extra power means you can power up a friend’s phone; Oukitel claims it will still have a 10 percent charge after fully refueling three iPhone 6s Plus smartphones,” PC Mag said.

The K10000’s battery life is helped by battery-friendly handset components, according to BGR.

The K10000 also has a “super smart standby” mode, “intelligent power consumption management” and is the “world’s largest battery capacity smartphone,” the company claims.

Despite its huge battery and a big screen, the K10000 weighs in at 184 grams, which BGR said is lighter than the iPhone 6s Plus.

Although its battery life is impressive, tech experts say the rest of the phone’s specs aren’t impressive. Still, if you don’t care about having a phone with the latest and greatest specs and love the idea of going for long stretches without the need to recharge, then you may want to consider the K10000.

“While the phone certainly isn’t a powerhouse by any stretch of the imagination, it’s more than capable enough for most users,” BGR said. “And of course what it lacks in power, it makes up for in … power,” as in battery power.

The phone is available for presale for $239.99 through GearBest. The phones are expected to ship after Jan. 30, 2016.

Before you trade in your old phone for a new one, check out “5 Tips to Squeeze the Most Cash From Your Old Phone.”

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